Epson EcoTank ET-4700 Printer Review

For those looking to save money on printing costs, you can look to the Epson EcoTank range for low printing cost. One of the best of this range of printers is the Epson EcoTank ET-4700, which is a solid printer that has a lot to offer.

But what else is there to know about this printer, and is it a viable option for your home? Let’s look at the ET-4700 in more detail and find out what makes this model so popular.

Epson EcoTank ET-4700 Review

Overall, the EcoTankET-4700 is one of the best printers out there if you’re looking for low printing costs. Although it’s more expensive than many cheaper printers, it will make up for this in it’s low printing costs over the years that you own it.

Overview

Epson EcoTank ET-4700 A4 Print/Scan/Copy/Fax Wi-Fi Printer, Black
  • Save on Ink: Save 90% on average ink costs thanks to the ultra-high-capacity ink tank

The Epson EcoTank ET-4700 is a relatively new printer to the market, and it’s likely one of the better options out there too. It’s an ink tank printer, meaning that instead of using cartridges, you just refill it with ink yourself, saving ourself some money in costs. Check out Spacehop‘s Guide for more Inktank printers).

Connectivity

You can connect to this printer very easily, via a wifi connection and using a wired connection if you prefer. It’s fully compatible with both Google Cloud printing and Apple Airprint too.

One thing that you might not be aware of is that you can actually set this printer up with your smart home devices, like the Alexa or Google Home. Doing this can make it much easier for you to print, or turn it off when you’re finished.

Printing Costs

Now, the main reason that you’ll want to consider the ET-4700 is because of it’s printing costs. In comparison to most other ink printers out there, it’s going to save you while a lot of cash if you print on a regular basis.

Of course, this will depend on how much you’re printing, and if you only print occasionally then it might not be worth you buying a printer this expensive. The printer comes stacked with enough ink to print 7,500 pages in full colour, and even the ink to refill it aren’t that expensive either. If you’re currently spending a lot on ink cartridges, this would be a wise investment.

Design

This is a well built printer, and unlike some other more cost efficient models which use cheaper parts, has a good build quality too. It’s going to be good to last you for a long time, and it can also print in borderless A4 fashion as well.

It has a relatively small LCD display, but it should be more than enough to do whatever you need to. It’s a 4in-1 printer, so you can use it to print, scan, copy and fax whatever you need to.

The only area where this printer could really be improved is in it’s printing capabilities. Both duplex printing and faster printing would elevate this model above all the other competition out there.

Pros

If you’re looking for a printer that can produce high quality ink printing, then this would be a good option. it prints to a very high standard.
Another one of the main reasons that you’d buy this printer is that it has some of the lowest printing costs of any ink printer out there.
#It’s very easy to connect to this printer, and you won’t have any problems printing via a wireless connection.

Cons

Unfortunately, the printer itself doesn’t have duplex printing, meaning it won’t print on both sides of the paper automatically. If you want this, you’d have to do it manually.
Even though the quality is overall good, it’s quite a slow printer. So if you need to print a lot of pages, you’ll probably be waiting a while.
The printer doesn’t have the ability to receive USB sticks and print via that method.

Conclusion

Overall, when you’re looking for an ink tank printer the likelihood is that you’re trying to save money on printing costs. If this is your main focus, then I’d say that the Ecotank ET-4700 is going to be a pretty good choice, as it comes with a lot of ink and refills are relatively cheap. The only obstacle is the expensive initial price, which might be too much for some.

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