You are interested in the Epson EcoTank printers, aren’t you? Yes you are, and you’re wondering if they’re worth the money, because frankly they’re a little bit more expensive than what we’ve been paying for printers for the past decade, are they not? They are indeed.
Epson EcoTank printer series
Let’s take a look today at the Epson EcoTank printer series, here on printerrs.com. How the heck are you doing this fine day? Today we’re gonna take a look at the Epson EcoTank printer, and almost exactly one year ago today, I purchased one. I went out and I bought myself that printer there that you see above.
It is the basic, the most basic level Epson EcoTank you can buy because at the end of the day, I’m really just kind of cheap. Now, I am a convert to the Epson EcoTank.
Why am I a convert to the Epson EcoTank?
Because my wife is a teacher and I used to have a laser printer, and over the course of every year, I would buy two or three new laser cartridge toner refills because of the huge volume of printing that Shannon does. Drove me crazy. Of course, an inkjet printer would’ve been worse, but in my research, I looked at the Epson EcoTank and I recognized that it has an amazing amount of points that you can do from each tank, and I didn’t actually believe it, but I was hopeful that it would indeed work that way,
so I bought it. After one year, now I can’t tell you how many pages because I haven’t been counting the pages. Epson gives you all of the details. But after one year we are still on our first tank. Now it’s empty. It’s ready to be refilled. As you can see here, we have used up the entire tank, but it printed for an entire year.
Why am I upgrading my printer?
Now, recently Epson flew me to New York. Full disclosure, they flew me to New York to show me their new line of printers, which I was happy to do because I like New York and I like Epson. And they just sent me this, a brand new Epson EcoTank printer. I didn’t pay for this one. They gave it to me. I paid for the original. Now, why am I upgrading, because this one here is still perfectly good?
It’s at the basic level, didn’t have one feature that Shannon really wanted, which is double-sided printing. So when Epson offered me the new printer, I jumped at the opportunity, and here it is. So let’s, you and I, today take a look at setting up the Epson EcoTank, and while we’re doing that, I’ll tell you the details and you can decide for yourself whether or not it’s a printer that might work well for you.
Is Epson the right printer for you?
Now, if the concept of the EcoTank is new to you, allow me to explain, and then we will set up the printer. EcoTanks is Epson’s initiative that replaces traditional toner cartridges on laser printers vs inkjet cartridges with a tank that is refillable, and you purchase just ink, as it came in this bottle, and you refill the ink tank with these cartridges. Now, the printer itself costs more, but you get, as they say in their marketing, a ridiculous amount of ink, as is my own personal experience.
One year’s worth of ink was one of these bottles, and they say, for the average consumer, it’s actually about two years of ink in these bottles. So to put it into perspective, I would go through three or four toner cartridges in a laser printer, and the amount of ink that goes into one of these eco cartridges, or EcoTanks, and Epson says that one set of replacement bottles of EcoTank ink replaces 80 traditional inkjet cartridges. That’s 80 less cartridges going into the landfill. That’s huge savings in dollars and cents because you purchase a single,
Well, how much ink did we use in one year? How much did it cost me to buy? Lemme jump over to Amazon here. One of these cartridges, or one of these bottles, cost me $22.99 from Amazon. That’s Canadian dollars, so in the States, what is that? $17, $16.50, $17 is the cost of a cartridge, roughly. That replaced in this particular case 20 cartridges, 20 black cartridges, roughly,
If we look at one on, with the math of one in four. So that tells us how much money we saved. Now, we do pay more for the printer. This printer that Epson has sent me, which we will now set up, is about $400 Canadian. So it’s a far more expensive printer than a traditional inkjet printer.
The quality, as far as I can tell, is just as good, but the cost savings and the environmental impact savings. To me, the reason that I originally purchased my first Epson EcoTank printer was because of the environmental responsibility and the fact that it just drove me crazy buying cartridge after cartridge after cartridge.
So it’s, long-term, economically beneficial, but long-term, environmentally beneficial as well. So here’s the printer. You can check it out though our Amazon link here and see its leatest updated prices.