Epson EcoTank ET-2750 Review
The ET-2750 is larger & faster than the ET-2600 and is better for busy offices.
- Good printing speed
- Decent printing quality
- Excellent long-term ink cost
- Scanning is tedious
- A bit bulky
The Epson EcoTank series seeks to bring affordable ink, and a lot of it, to your fingertips. Let’s examine their latest offering in this area in our Epson EcoTank ET-2750 review.
The basic dimensions of the ET-2750 measure in at 9.4” x 14.8” x 13.7”. It weighs 13.2 pounds, which is a little on the heavy side, but not too bulky that we imagine most should have trouble placing this printer on most surfaces.
The ET-2750 is controlled with a 1.8-inch non-touch display, which shows you all the relevant information for your current printer task or process. Most of the controls are handled with a four-way controller and various direct function buttons, plus the software that allows you to control the ET-2750 from your computer screen.
The ET-2750 has a rear paper feeder that can hold up to 100 sheets of regular paper. This is a little low for our liking and a bit of a limitation if you are planning to use this printer as your office’s primary printing device. Alternatively, you can fit 20 sheets of photo paper inside if you’d like to go for higher-quality photograph prints.
The ET-2750 does feature auto-duplexing as standard. This is nice since you won’t have to manually flip each paper if you want printing to be done on both sides. The scanner is a flatbed and scans one side at a time. Unfortunately, there isn’t an auto document feeder for the scanner, so you have to do each paper individually and each side by itself. This is quite time-consuming but not too big of a flaw.
Scanning quality is good enough for most documentation, although picture scanning quality left a little to be desired. The ET-2750 also features an SD card slot so you can print your pictures without the need for a computer interface.
The ET-2750 can connect to your computer via a USB port or Wi-Fi router. It doesn’t have an ethernet port, curiously. Wi-Fi is the best route when using this printer, as you’ll be able to use the proprietary Epson iPrint app or Email Email and Remote Print apps, as well. This can let you begin printing jobs from afar and have them ready when you arrive at the printer itself.
Like other Epson printers in this series, this printer uses a bottled ink system in which bottled ink is placed into ink tanks positioned inside the ET-2750. Refilling the tanks is as easy as opening the tank lids and pouring some ink inside. This is far more cost-effective than the ink cartridges used by most computing printer companies.
However, this system does leave you open to user error or spilling the ink across your desk for quotes. Take care when refilling the ink to ensure that you don’t ruin anything. You will also need to wait between 15 and 20 minutes after refilling the ink tanks.
The ET-2750 uses this time to charge the ink and prepare it for use. Be sure to refill your ink tanks well before you need to start a big printing job. Otherwise, you may have to take a break in the middle of your printing task to let the printer return to function.
The ink bottles are good for 7500 black and white pages or 6000 color pages, respectively. This brings the overall price per page to three cents for a black and white page and eight cents for a color page. As you can see, this pricing factor is a big deal when deciding if this ET-2750 is worth your time. It’s especially valuable if you print a lot each month.
Printing speed is supposed to be about 10.5 pages per minute for black-and-white documents, but in reality, the ET-2750 manages about eight pages per minute. Still, this is a decent enough speed for most office or home copying tasks.
Color printing speed averages about five pages per minute, which is about average compared to the printer’s sister device, the ET-2600. Copying speeds are about the same, averaging eight pages per minute for black and white pages and three or four pages per minute for color copies.
You can make these printing and copying speeds accelerate by fiddling with the settings of the ET-2750. You can set a lower quality for both black-and-white and color printing and yield page times closer to the advertised maximums. Be advised that this will likely result in some fading, even on simple black and white documents.
In terms of print quality, the ET-2750 averages decent quality for black-and-white documents and graphics. Smaller fonts suffer slightly in terms of readability and potential for fading, but there isn’t much risk of ink smearing across any page. You can expect maximum resolutions between 5760 x 1440 dpi.
Color documents are fairly vibrant but lack some of the pop you can find with photo-focused printers. The ET-2750 should be able to manage any color documentation for PowerPoint presentations or graphics for your next office meeting without too much trouble. But full-on photos might experience some washing out of colors and some extra black drawing lines.
Overall, the Epson EcoTank ET-2750 is a versatile all-in-one printer that delivers consistent quality across all three of its major functions. It has a relatively high asking price, but this is eventually offset thanks to the affordability of its ink system. It’s likely that the ET-2750 will become cheaper overall the longer you use it, even when compared to a cheaper upfront printer with more expensive ink cartridges. We’d recommend this for offices that print a ton of papers each month or for families that spend lots of money on ink for homework.
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