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Epson - WorkForce ET-16500 EcoTank; Wide Format Wireless All-in-One Printer - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great printer...especially for larger sizes

    Posted
    Griffin911

    This product is being tested for use in my home-based architectural office. I am a staff of one and print frequently - mostly 11x17 reductions of full size blue print drawings and PDF’s. We also occasionally print photos, maps, multipage contract documents, etc. We use the scanner/copier functions frequently to copy previous project work as0built document from already existing buildings. We have used HP OfficeJet and Photosmart and various Canon individual units and multifunction units since the late 1990’s. We've had several over the years, and they've always given many years of service, with few problems and low operating cost. We currently have and HP Officejet 7610 and Canon ip7220 as our printers. In trying to acquire a printer that uses less “consumables” then our current units, I have come across the Eco-Tank units of Epson. Specifically the ET-16500. These units use the high-yield ink bottle and tank refill system for the ink as opposed to the often replaced style of ink cartridge so commonly found in today’s inkjet printers. The 4 color system, Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow, uses bottles said to print up to 4,000 pages before a refill is required. Though, I have been printing my steady rate for the past 8 days plus some additional “playful test printing” I have come no where close to the 4,00 page refill point, nor I have seemed to even put a dent in the amount of ink in the tanks. At approximately $20.00 per bottle for a refill of each color, I am thinking at this stage of the game that this will be a money saver. Stay tuned. Initial set-up of this unit was a bit of a struggle as I did not have a printer cable to do a direct cable setup, nor did the unit come with the installation CD and quick setup set guide from the factory - oops. No problem, once I was able to acquire the installation software (easily acquired from the Epson website), I attempted to setup the printer wirelessly to my home network. Once the installation was complete, the printer seemingly printed nothing but “garbage”, miscellaneous computer code type text on every page that came out of the unit. Driver updates, removing and reinstalling the printer and installing it on multiple computers would not change this. It was at this point that I acquired a printer cable and reinstalled the printer to my computers via a hard wire connection and everything was fixed. The printer began, and continues, to print flawlessly as I expected. Once the hard wired installation was complete, I reconfigured the setup of the printer on each computer so as to be able to print wirelessly and that function now also works over every computer, laptop, tablet and phone throughout my office and home. The printing from this unit is very good. It is actually much better then I expected. It is very fast, both in transfer time and actual print time. The varying level of greyscale print that I use with my cad software transfers perfectly and the blacks are very blacks. I am impressed. The color is also nice. Though I have not printed more then 2 or 3 images to date, it does a much better job on images than I expected - even on plain paper - out of a multi-fiction unit. I want to get some glossy photo paper and print a few of my professionally photographed building images to test it’s limits next. I'm sure a dedicated inkjet photo printer would do better. But that said, if you aren't too picky, the prints from this Epson ET-16500 - on better paper, should be very good and I doubt most people would have much issue with the quality even for framing. Stay tuned for the tests. Side note, I have even tested printing colored “iron-on” pages for some t-shirts that I am making at home. Fantastic quality. The scanner/copier also seems fine to me. The scanning quality it better then that of my current HP Officejet 7610 and it prints whatever is on the page (no cutting off an edge). Copy quality is as good as the original. As I stated earlier, I do not scan and copy as much as a print, so this is a bonus to me when I do actually use these functions. It is nice to have the ability of good quality copies and scans when needed. The bonus of this particular unit is the fact that it has two papers trays. I have never owned a unit with multiple paper trays and the fact that I have have a tray for letter and a tray for ledger with what seems to me to be a very large capacities make me very excited. No longer having a need for two printers, each with it’s own size paper is fantastic and the fact that I don’t refill the trays what seems like every day with a blessing. They are easily accessible and easily refillable and with a few easy tweaks to each tray, changing the paper size in each tray is also very simple. While I didn't mean to write so much (I rarely remember to write reviews), but we are so happy with this Epson that I wanted to say so. I'm giving it 5 stars because I have no complaints so far with what it does. The print quality and overall functionality are excellent. I am very excited for continued use of this printer and I hope for many years of quality printing. I would highly recommend this printer to anyone with similar small business needs/requirements as myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Save time and Money with this printer!!

    Posted
    Epson16500

    The unboxing: The printer arrived two days ago in a bulky brown box that was wheeled in with a dolly. When I opened it, it was neatly packaged in Styrofoam that protected the top and bottom from shipping impact. After removing the Styrofoam, I found that this packaging material held the ink bottles, installation instructions and the power cord. The unit was wrapped in protective plastic that was easy to remove. There were little pieces of blue tape in several places that were easy to see and remove. The tape kept any moving parts from shifting during shipping. When I took everything apart and finally placed the printer (which required help from my husband because it is pretty heavy) in my office, the unit fit very easily and securely on top of the existing printer cabinet I had. Not as bulky as I feared it would be when the box arrived. Initial setup: I followed the instructions on the pamphlet which were numbered and easy to understand. Filling the ink was so cool! I liked how the plugs had a resting place during fill so that they didn't get dirty or misplaced during filling. I squeezed the black ink in pretty quickly so it bubbled up which made it so the whole bottle wouldn't fit the first time. I let the bubbles settle and then squeezed a little slower the second time and watching the reservoir fill up was really neat. Never again will I have to question whether I have ink or not. I learned from my initial experience and filled the other colors more slowly. All the ink from the bottles fit in the tanks and right up to the visible fill line. I then connected the power cord and waited for the magic to happen. The LCD touch screen lit up and gave me instructions that were also easy to follow. I was able to update the date and time and set my language settings. I then pressed the start button as instructed and waited for my test page. Alas, I knew everything was going too smooth. I got a paper jam error message despite not having put any paper in yet. I looked into the unit to make sure I had not missed any blue pieces of tape and then followed the un-jam instructions showing on the screen. I then moved the printer head from the starting right position over to the left and when it wouldn't slide, I noticed that there was a flat cable that had been dislodged (probably during shipping) that was blocking the way. I moved this cable over and voila, the unit was in perfect working order! I then popped the CD into my PC and was expecting all kinds of instructions on how to set my printer up to print on command. Low and behold, the CD and on-line update did EVERYTHING for me. I barely had to select two options before I was ready to print and scan and fax and do all the wonderful things this machine could do for me. I also was issued an e-mail address so that if I was across town and wanted to print something, it would be waiting for me when I got back to the office. I didn't have to be in the same building as the printer to get it to do my work for me! I can easily use any device (Android phone, Fire tablet, and PC) connected to my WiFi network to print from as well as e-mail items from other computers and networks. The use: The printing was fast and crisp. The colors did not run together and the pages were dry to the touch immediately after ejection. The pages also did not come out curved like my other printer did so taping them to the walls or gluing them together is easier now. I also like how I can command it to scan to any device hooked up to the network from the on-board touch screen. I can also scan to the web or my Google account and have someone in another place access the scan. No need for faxing anymore! The top load scanner works smoothly and also does double sided scans and copies without taking an excessive amount of time to process. Since the initial set up, I have not had a single jam issue with the machine and I am almost a whole ream in. Rating: I for sure award this machine 5 stars. Not only is it a huge upgrade from what I had before (and not that big of a price difference either), it is operating completely as advertised. I am more productive now in the office which saves me time and money and will pay for itself in ink savings versus the cost of replacement toner in no time at all. One week Update: I have been using the printer almost daily for a full week now. The printer just keeps amazing me. Printers stay with us for years. I was hesitant about this printer because the price tag is a bit steep and I didn't think I needed all the options but man am I glad I have them now! I look at it as someone who drives a manual transmission and never wanted to switch to automatic... until they did! . It was only a couple hundred more than what I paid for my Samsung wireless printer and yet this one does so much more and so much faster than the other one. It's like I'm my own print shop! The ink in this machine is already lasting me longer than my toner was and the machine comes with an extra refill so I'm set for the next 2 years. And I have still not received any jams since the initial set up. If I have any negative or unexpected experiences, I will update my review but so far so good! This is a review for the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Printer

    Posted
    Jeremy

    This is a review for the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. So far, I'm really loving using my Epson ET-16500. I've been using black and white laser printers for years since I've always felt like inkjet printer ink was far too expensive. That has all changed with the introduction of Epson's EcoTank printers. The ink is extremely affordable and last a long time. It's probably less than it cost to buy cartridges for a budget printer and the ink last many times longer in the Epson EcoTank printers. You get two sets of bottles in the box which is probably enough to last most homes or offices up to two years. The first set of bottles will be very slightly depleted by the initial charging process. As mentioned above you get two sets of refills. You only fill with the first set so you can save the other set back for when each tank needs refilled. The filling process can be messing. I recommend either wearing gloves while filling them or if not available at least put a plastic bag over your hands. You should also put a piece of paper or bag under the area where you are filling the tanks. The bottles have foil covers on them that you have to remove and it's very easy to transfer ink from the foil to your hands when removing them. When emptying the bottles into the tanks they may gurgle and splatter a little also which is way you should really keep your hands and desk covered. Overall, it's super quick and easy to refill the tanks so please don't let this aspect scare you away. The printer features many connectivity options. It supports both Wi-Fi and Ethernet as well as USB connectivity. There is a memory card reader and a front USB port for plugging cameras, other devices, or thumb drives directly into. You can scan directly to external storage. There is a RJ-45 port for faxing. There is a nice large and nice quality touchscreen. This allows you to very easily change various functions on the printer and print directly from your external storage or devices. There are two paper cassettes and a rear paper feeder. The two cassettes have covers so the paper doesn't get dusty or anything. Each cassette holds 250 sheets of plain paper or 10 envelopes. The rear tray is single sheet feet only and can feed card-stock up to 68lbs. The cassettes extend out and can hold up to 13x19" paper. There is an automatic document feeder for the scanner. It can support up to 11x17" paper. The scanning and copying function is quick and works great. I haven't had any issues with it. This is such a versatile printer. I'm using it for basically everything. When I discovered you can print directly to 13x19" paper I was extremely happy. This is a wonderful size to print family tree charts and is really invaluably to someone that frequently does that type of research. I've already printed many photos and the quality is excellent. It prints photos even large ones very quickly. I've been using Epson's Matte Photo paper and it looking so high quality and like it came out of a photo lab. If you are like me and frequently use you mobile devices and want to print there are decent options for iOS users. I haven't used an Android device yet. The Epson iPrint app is pretty good. It is a little slow an clunky when working with photos even on my iPad Pro. Although the website says there is support for Apple Airprint it doesn't appear the printer actually supports it yet. There is also no mention of it in the manual. This means you are pretty much stuck using Epson's app to print. I hope support is added for it in the future. You can also set up an Epson service that gives the printer its own email address. You just attach a file or photo to the email and the printer will automatically print it out. You initially get a random email address but you can set up a custom address. You can also set it to only print from certain addresses. I really love the large amount of options you have as far as the size of papers you can print to. It's also a huge time saver since you can load 250 sheets of in each tray even different sizes in each. I currently have standard letter paper loaded in one and 13x19" in the other. The amount of ink you get with the printer is a huge value and it's so cheap to purchase refills. The cost per sheet is about as low as you can get. Overall, this is an amazing and versatile printer and I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive Array of Features with Great Print Qual

    Posted
    RevG

    As other reviewers have noted, I received this product in exchange for an honest and open review. Following is what I hope you'll find is useful and helpful information. This printer is massive. It's larger than most laser printers I've owned. However, for its size, its weight is around 60 pounds. It is easily un-boxed, despite the weight, and you can complete the set up quickly, too. This machine features a total of three paper trays. One handles regular papers and envelopes, the other handles heavyweight or special paper. The remaining tray is a manual feed tray. The two main trays hold around 300 pages or so of standard paper. The really nice thing is that both main trays will allow paper up to size 11x17 inches. Not many printers have this feature. There's even room for A3+, Other selections include 3x5, 4x6, 6x8, 8x10, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, as well as legal and tabloid size papers. The ink supplied is, for an average user, enough for about two years' worth of printing, according to Epson. Or, it is about the equivalent of what might be contained in about 55 standard inkjet cartridges. Thankfully, though, there are no cartridges to buy for this revolutionary Epson printer. Simply (and, I do mean simply) fill the ink tanks with the supplied, bottled inks, and then set the device to "charge the ink tanks" in about 20 minutes. Begin printing laser quality prints immediately thereafter. The scanner allows your choice of scans in full color or black and white. The really exceptional thing with this printer is that the scanner readily allows scans from an impressive variety of document sizes--all the way up to 11x17 inches. To really make a great all-in-one, though, in my opinion, you must have an auto document feeder. Epson must have known that, too, since the Epson Workforce Eco Tank ET-16500 has its own auto document feeder. This just makes copying, scanning and faxing multi-page documents a breeze. A full-color, touch screen LCD allows you to adjust settings quickly, and quick-access buttons alongside the touchscreen make functions like copy, scan, and fax even easier. Another useful feature is that by using the simple touchscreen, you can store contact information for up to 200 speed-dial fax recipients.. A flash media card reader makes it possible to print directly from flash media cards. USB, wired (Ethernet) and WiFi connections to your network are no problem to set-up using the printer's touchscreen and its pre-installed connection wizard software. Print speeds are fast enough, and they are up to par with my expectations. Print quality is, frankly, impressive. You can actually get laser quality prints from this all-in-one, revolutionary printer. Epson's proprietary printing technology also makes exceptionally efficient use of ink. This device takes its use of the word "Eco" to the mark by being better for the environment. The ET-16500 is certified as an Energy Star product, using less energy and less ink to deliver better, Epson quality. The only thing that is perhaps missing from this AWESOME printing solution is it's own cabinet in which to store paper or extra ink bottles. But, really, who needs a built in cabinet to store ink when you have Epson's ink tanks as your built-in storage solution? You can certainly store almost an entire ream of paper in both the main paper trays. For home office to small office solutions to your printing, copying, faxing and scanning needs, the Epson Workforce Eco Tank ET-16500 is sure to be very hard to beat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Eco-friendly, tons of features, good image quality

    Posted
    SAMSAMHA

    The Epson ET-16500 is a nice printer with tons of business oriented features such as double side scan and print, dual paper tray, large size prints, network and WiFI capable, etc. What makes this printer apart is the refill system that I really like as it is environmental friendly where you can refill the toner when they ran out instead of replacing the whole ink cartridge. The idea reminded me a lot of what Canon has done with their refill system. While my first unit is DOA because of the rough handing by the shipping company, the second unit works without any issue. However, I want to comment on how the printer is packed. I feel that for such a large printer, Epson should package it better as the box that the printer ships in is a bit soft and thin and the Styrofoam used to secure the printer is not too sturdy to secure it during the shipping. Luckily, setting up the printer is fairly easy. Though I did have issue regarding to the refill system. I feel that Epson’s choice of the refill bottle could have been better designed. It is quite difficult not to make a mess when you are flip over the refill bottle to squirt the ink into the ink tank. I would prefer Epson to have angled squirt bottle to prevent any spill. Additionally, the ink tank level indicator is a bit hard to read, especially for a dark ink such as black which could make it easy to spill when comes to refill inks. The location of the ink tank is also slightly inconvenient if you have the printer placed in a tight area. Also, I am not a big fan of the cap of the tank as it is just rubber stopper that I am worried that will cause ink spill if I ever move the printer, not to mention the fact it does not completely seal the ink tank which could mean ink being evaporated. Luckily, the ink reservoir looks large to hold plenty of ink. Though it is hard to judge the actual number of prints that the large amount of ink can print in order to calculate the per page cost until it is time to buy the replacement ink. Epson rated the ink to be 6,000 pages and the replacement ink is relative cheap at $20 The initial setup process is a bit longer than expected since the printer needs to inject the ink into the printer and you have to make sure that the ink level in the tank is more than ½ or it will not complete. Being it a network printer, I set the printer up with wired network via the Ethernet port to my router as oppose to connect to a PC and also have downloaded Epson iPrint on my Android phone and both worked fine without any issue. I did end up having to install Epson’s software onto a PC in order to use some of the printer’s function. Luckily Epson’s software is not too bloated and the UI is fairly easy to use (though it does feel a bit dated). The included touch screen control panel is nice since I can use it to configure the printer. Though, I feel that it is not the most functional and not the easiest to use. It lacks the ability to sync shortcuts created from the web UI. Also, accessing shortcuts requires multiple press instead of just a single press. Copying and scanning also requires multiple taps as oppose to just one button or tap that you found on some other similar all-in-one. I really wish Epson provides the ability to customize the home screen with a couple of quick shortcuts that offers one tap to complete the programmed tasks. Additionally, it would be nice to able to have the ability to set the physical button to just scan and copy as oppose of the need to touch the screen to select scan and then press the physical button to scan. However, this brings to my other complain with the printer. Given to the fact that the printer is meant for business environment, it really should have greater ability to use the various features of the printer without the need of a single PC connect to it. For example, the printer lacks Scan to FTP or Scan to Network, a critical feature that many network printer supports. I use this feature often to save documents to my NAS and not able to do so with the printer is rather disappointed given to its price. I did found a work-around by mapping a network folder on my windows 10 system and use the scan software to scan to that folder. It is not an ideal solution as it means that printer is tied to the PC and need to use the software in order to scan to the folder. This is something that I hope Epson could include in the future update. Another minor complain with the printer is the scan paper tray and document feeder does not holds much paper (about 50 sheets only), which is a bit too small in my opinion for a business oriented printer. Minor complaint aside, the scan speed and the print speed is very fast (one sided). Image quality of the prints is also good. While I did not print a lot of photos, the color images I printed looks good to me. Black and white documents and texts looks sharp and clean. The ink dried very fast and there is leak or wet spots despite its quick print speed. Ultimately, the printer offers great features and image quality. Minus a few small complaints with the refill system and the lack of a few features, I think for a medium and large office that does a lot of printing, the printer would be a great purchase as you would be saving some money with the refill system and also not too worry that you constantly have to replace the ink since the included ink can last quite long. This is a review for the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Device.

    Posted
    jpenyc

    Epson done messed up and sent me this printer to test and review for free as a beta tester. I guess they heard I like to "test" (break) things and see how long they hold up. They gave me a week. This is what happened.... First up, the packing test: My delivery guy and I are cool. Told him I was expecting a big box and not to be nice with it. The day it arrived it was "accidentally" pushed off the truck. Then rolled end over end to my door and up the steps. Didn't hear too much stuff rattling around inside. One corner ended up with a massive dent. Opening the box: I expected there to be chaos inside. Aside from one of the styro pieces being cracked, everything looked like it was where it should be. After getting it out and seeing all that blue tape gave a bit of confidence that the guts were ok. Open ever door and look in every nook and cranny for the tape. It's all over the place Filling it up: Cool little system, break off the tabs on the bottles, still the nozzle in the reservoir and squeeze the bottle. No matter how careful I was, I managed to get a few drips at that tipping point. Your gonna want to have a paper towel or two handy, A rubber glove is optional. It's not that bad, but getting that one drop off your hands can be a pia. Setup: push some buttons, go eat a snack. It's gonna take about a half hour. couldn't be simpler. Putting in paper: 2 trays, Yay! Each tray has a cover, be advised, they are not attached. Your gonna drop it on the floor the first couple times. First thought, they could have been attached. Second thought, glad their not, cause that would definitely be the first thing to break off. Scanning: Load paper, push button, watch it go. Easy Peasy. Two sided bonus. It's not a flatbed. It's not one of those, drop any paper any way into it. It's an office type scanner. Sucks the paper in the top, spits it out underneath. If your doing two sided scanning, don't touch the paper till it's done and in the bottom. You can put a stack of papers on top and it grabs them one by one. Printing: It's a printer. It prints. It prints well. It's fast on plain text. Comparable in speed to my laser printer. Detail color images, not comparable, but pretty darn fast. I like the two sided printing for short runs. Long runs, doing the old style print the odd side, flip all the paper and print the even side will get you done a lot faster. I've printed anything and everything to see if I could get it to choke. Did a straight run over 300 pages of mixed text and graphics which it chugged right through without a hitch. I didn't get to use any special papers or larger sizes. Judging by how it preformed with what I have, I have no doubt improved papers with be matched with print quality. I didn't get to use the faxing features as I don't have a POTS line. Being a Mac user, I don't like the idea that I can't print natively from any app. Have to use their iOS app. That is a big discouragement but not a deal breaker, I could get used to the extra step. Although if there were something else on the market that had the ink capabilities, print size and features, it could be. The Ink, the price. Printer ink by weight probably costs more than gold. We've come accustomed to getting inset printers for next to nothing then get hit in the head when that sampler ink pack runs out. If you do a lot of printing, have a small office or department and do large format printing, do the math on replacement ink and runs to the print shop for big prints. This thing holds A LOT of ink and apparently is somewhat efficient in its use. The reservoirs have barely moved. Well a wee little. Trying to break this thing in a reasonable manner, couldn't do it. I didn't have not one jam in over 1000 pages printed so far. That really surprised the heck out of me. In fact, the only issues I have had are keep dropping the paper tray covers and getting a few drops of ink on my hands filling it up initially. Otherwise it printed what ever I threw at it and waited patiently when it ran out of paper to be refilled. (I went through a lot of paper) Would I recommend it? If you want the biggest baddest inkjet all in one printer on the block, this is it. If you want a printer that has the potential to save money on ink and runs to the print shop for larger prints over time, this is definitely something to look at. I would give it 5 stars if it had full iOS support.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect AIO for large format small office

    Posted
    Diggity

    Beware this printer is LARGE. I have another little laser printer I use for firing off tons of text documents at blazing speed, though it only does B&W and it is just 8.5 x 11. Using this in a small office would be fine, but if you have a home office, double check the footprint if you are replacing another printer. The box showed up a little banged up so I was expecting it to be a little thrashed inside also. To my shock, it was not. The packing inside was a little beat up, but the printer was no worse for the wear. Wonderful! I lifted it out, set it on my desk, and started pulling the blue tape off. There is a ton of it so take a few mins and really go over it on initially unpacking it. Once that was done, I grabbed the ink bottles, popped the tops off and started filling it. After cleaning up the drops I inevitably spilled and stained some fingers with, I plugged it in. It walks you thought the setup with a little wizard on the large touchscreen. I left it sit and "charge" the ink for about 20 mins while I made lunch. Once I had finished eating I came back to an error on the screen that said to turn the printer off and on again. Error Code:0xEA. I turned it off and back on and it went through the ink charging process (again maybe?) and after this time it was up and running. It comes with 2 bottles of each color ink (black obv being the largest). One bottle fills up each tank. I started by printing a picture my son had drawn on his iPad. What? No Airprint. Argh. I went and downloaded the EPSON app in the app store and printed using that without a hitch though. It would be nice to have native AirPrint support in a thousand dollar printer, but alas, the EPSON app will have to do. I then went and scanned a copy of my license to see how it worked. Very simple and quick. You even get a little preview right on the touchscreen. No computer needed. Awesome! You can also scan a stack of documents using the auto feeder. I haven't had that on any of my other home office printers as of yet. Next was to print out some large stuff. I do Auto CAD work for home wiring. Oh how nice it is to have this printed on large paper now instead of having to squint to read stuff! It printed super clear and quick also. I was thoroughly impressed. I then loaded up Excel on my Mac to print out some spreadsheets I needed. The built in printer finder is normally killer on OSX. IT found the printer but said I needed to get drivers for it. That is the first time I've had that happen with a printer, but okay. I typed "EPSON 16500 drivers" into Google and low-and-behold, the first link was the software download page. A couple mins later it was installing. I then ran the software updater and it grabbed new software. Already? I just downloaded the installer! Whatever. I then auto-added the printer in the native OSX printer finder thing and boom. It printed my spreadsheets without a hitch and just as fast as my laser printer! I was double-siding my spreadsheets with no issue also. It's nice to be able to just hit go on that and let it run. I hate flipping paper since I get it wrong more often than not when feeding it back in to print the even numbered pages. I didn't use the fax capabilities since I don't have a phone line in my home office that supports that. People still use fax? There are also a plethora of ports on the front to load things to print from USB drives and memory cards of different shapes and sizes. I have never used that on any printer I have had though over the past 10 years. You can set this up to use Google Print, but this is going to take some reading to figure out. I added the printer to my account, but it shows in the status screen of the printer as not setup yet. Weird. This is a review for the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. Overall, I would recommend this printer. It has printed everything I have thrown at it without a hitch and I didn't even have to bust out a manual once to get it working which was a little surprising for a printer that is this capable (save for the Google Print, but I don't fault it for that)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing business class printer

    Posted
    KarlG

    This is a review for the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. As a frequent purchaser of printers I feel as though I am qualified to review this product. For a while I have been looking for something for my small business needs and also for recreational and family use. I run a small IT business and cosistantly scan invoices and print a tremendous ammount of paper daily. For personal use I am an amateur photographer. When I receuved this unit I was amazed by the size of it, it is truly an enormous unit coming in slightly larger than 60lbs shipped. Unpackaging was extremely easy and setup was fairly quick too. There are a few tape holders on the unit that help make it safe for shipping [ensure they are all removed including inside]. Note: this will require 2 people most likely to move it, it is HUGE. Following the instructions I added ink to the tanks which was a very easy and clean process [ensure you have gloves on just incase.. I got yellow on a finger and it stayed for a while], and powered on as recommended. The initial priming of the unit is the most time consuming at 20 mins. After running through the initial install I ran a few internal adjustments in the menu to align the heads and started printing. Absolutely amazing qualuty and color! I ran several tests on several different types of paper from black and white to full color photos[has 2 paper trays on front that can detect the paper size and type automatically]. This unit litterally does it all and with ease. The scanning unit on the 16500 is enormous also allowing up to small posters to be scanned and has internal features for blowing up or shrinking these scans. The network features were extremely easy to setup and use also with google and epson cloud print services built in[allowing you to print from anywhere in the world] and wifi so no need for cat6 or usb cables. Aside from the "universal fits all" features from this unit, one of the biggest selling points is the unique ink tanks. It's as simple as pouring new ink into a large waterbottle type tank on the side. There is a visual indicator on the tanks showing levels and also feedback on the main printing screen lcd [large, like a cell phone sideways- easy to read]. This ink system is also one of the only faults I could find too though. In the event that you need to move the all in one due to relocation or full move, the unit MUST be transported upright and needs to be treated like a feather. The only thing keeping the ink in there are these rubber plugs that are on top of the tanks. In the even that movers arent careful, I could see the porential for this to be a nightmare. In conclusion this has to be one of the nicest units I've used int his price range. The network features for a small business are plentiful and secure (havent tried to see if it's Win Server 2012 compatible so on, but it should be], the paper options are fantastic [envelopes up to legal size and any thinckness you can throw at it], and finally easy of use is great. It's litterally a fantastic plug and play unit that would be easy on the pockets for a home user to install or an IT setup. And lastly has major advantages over other units due to ink costs. If you finding yourself needing an all in one, use a lot of ink, and want to print or scan everything from contracts to card stock to photos, this is the unit for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Outstanding multi-function printer

    Posted
    JjM1

    This is a review for the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review This unit came well packaged with enough support to ensure no damage. Included in the box is the printer, eight bottles of ink (the blacks are extra large ones), a disk with drives and information, a power cable and some printed documentation. It took maybe 15 minutes to unpack and put in place with a little help as it is 55 pounds. The screen led me thru setting language, location, date, time etc and so forth. I had already loaded the ink which has me apprehensive at first. I laid out a piece of plastic under it, put on latex gloves and got some paper towels expecting the worst. Imagine my surprise when none of that was needed and not one drop was misplaced. The design of the ink fill system leaves plenty of room with high visibility so you can see when the tanks are full by the level line on each. The ink bottles are easy to work with as they flow slow enough to be easily controlled and foolproof. They are easy to cap and that cap stays on darn well – I put one capped bottle in a plastic bag and dropped it a few times with no leakage. The unit allows for usb, wired and wireless Ethernet. My existing and previous units both had problems and/or less functionality with wireless so that is what I tried first. The setup wizard makes this an easy job and the unit retained full functionality. I had downloaded the latest drivers from Epson and that install was quick with no errors or problems. At the end it asks if you want to check for updates automatically and allows you to set the interval with a quick click. At some stage it informed me that there was new firmware and I allowed that to be installed as well. It did it perfectly with no required interaction once I let it start. Both the on unit screen and the computer software is full featured with many presets that allow you to alter them at will. I did try USB and wired Ethernet as well then returned to wireless. It comes with two paper trays that allow for a multitude of sizes and types of paper. The trays slide freely and the paper guides are as so easy to set and use with no drag. All the inputs work as advertised and are placed for easy use. Printing is fast, quiet and sharp with vivid colors. Fast grayscale printing was very good and on par with the standard output of my existing printer. Every function works – most with a simple push of a button on the screen. I did end up lowering the density a bit with no loss of the fabulous output. Simply said this unit has the best output I have ever seen in such a printer. I like to print my photo’s and these came out in professional quality. I did call tech support to get a feel of what it is like and was pleasantly surprised. I tend to do this before a purchase. My call was answered quickly and I had a knowledgeable tech on the phone in four minutes. The queue updates you on the wait and that time is fine with me. I was very happy to hear the tech explain a feature quickly – he knew what he was saying without digging for a reference. Ink is a major expense of inkjets and this bottle system will lower those costs a lot. I really like this unit and it has now replaced my one year old printer. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent All-in-One Printer

    Posted
    rlfarr

    Epson has created the best All-in-One printer that I have ever used with the Workforce ET-16500. It is perfect for home and small business use. The feature that I like best is that you never have to change cartridges. All you do is fill the eco-tanks up from the included bottles and it will print 11,000 pages. Then you only need to buy more bottles of ink to refill approximately one a year. Enough ink is included with the printer to last the average user two years! That is equal to 50 cartridges on other printers! The cost of the bottles of ink is comparable or less costly the cartridges for other printers that only last 1000 pages or less. This printer has finally solved the problem of always running out of ink and has made owning an inkjet printer truly affordable. The initial cost of the printer is high, however, you will soon recover this cost in the savings of not having to buy expensive ink cartridges all the time. The features I like best on this printer: - two high capacity paper trays that hold a wide variety of sizes and types of paper up to 11 x14 paper and a single sheet feeder on the back that can take 13x19 paper - two sided printing and copying - high quality flatbed scanner with ADF that can scan up to 11 x 17 - laser quality black text and photo quality color prints - extremely fast printing - the fastest inkjet printer that I have ever used - the color touch screen on the printer makes setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting easy - ability to print and scan from your android or IOS devices, google cloud, and Epson connect gives your printer an email address Epson has created a beautiful and well designed printer with the ET-16500. It is a pleasure to use and I think it has been designed to last a long time. This is a review for the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    No cartridges!

    Posted
    kennedydj1812

    Epson ET-16500 EcoTank This is a review for the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. PROS: Easy setup. No ink cartridges. Convenient design. CONS: Heavy and bulky for one person. Ink reservoirs could get messy. In early October 2016, I received an Epson ET-16500 EcoTank for review. The shipping box it comes in weighed in at 62lbs and showed some damage from shipping (styrofoam brackets were broken in several places and the box had a hole in it). Pulling it out of the box was not difficult for me, but it should really take two people to pull out. Since this was a review device, only the printer, ink, and power cable were present. Using the setup guide, installation was easy. The printer ink comes in bottles that are poured into reservoirs in the printer. One small problem: the bottles have to be squeezed to get the liquid ink to flow, which causes small splashes and got some ink on my fingers. A better bottle design wouldn't hurt. Once the printer is powered on, it takes 20 minutes for the printer to perform a self setup. Nothing is requied by the user except to wait. Loading paper was easy. One helpful feature was that the printer asks what kind of paper is loaded every time the drawer is opened, so if you load a legal size or an envelope, there is less risk of a mistaken printout. Once I loaded ink and paper into the printer, connecting it to the network was fast and simple. The control panel is a touchscreen about the size of a standard smartphone that is well lit. I used the wireless login to my home network that went quickly and worked on the first try. If you want to use a wired setup, network, phone, and USB options are available in the back with USB and memory card slots located in the front. Attempting to use my iPhone wirelessly with the printer has not been successful, yet. I printed several photo and printer test sheets and pictures that I found on the internet. Printing was fine for a couple pages, but any longer documents may get time consuming. This is a larger printer, sized for 11x17 inch paper, so it needs to have a sturdy base to sit on; the print head moving back and forth causes some side-to-side force. I am not an expert in documents or graphics, but print quality seemed very good, comparable to the Samsung laser printer that I used before the Epson. Scan quality was only 300dpi that I could get from the Microsoft app, but that might be something I'm doing wrong. Colors seemed slightly washed out from the originals during the scan. Fax capabilities were not tested. This was only an initial review for the printer, long term reliability (especially the new ink system) will remain to be seen. But compared to the Samsung I had before, this is a big improvement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb Full featured Printer

    Posted
    JonM

    I've had many printers over the years and this is without doubt the absolute best. It arrived well packaged with everything intact as one might expect. Setup was straightforward and in my case I chose Ethernet at first and eventually changed to wireless. I was quite happy that it retained all it's functionality and speed without the extra wire. I downloaded the latest software from Epson's site and it loaded with nary an error, at the end it asked to update the firmware and as wary of that as I am, I let it go. It was all automatic and it worked perfectly. I did then call tech support as I got a bit confused on the touch screen setup but they solved that quickly and professionally. It's nice to know that there is a team who really knows the printer - rather than someone who has to LOOK IT UP and maybe guess a bit. I was apprehensive about filling the ink and in the end it was as easy as it gets. The overall design of the ink setup makes it easy to fill, almost impossible to spill and oh so easy to look at the level. Loading paper of multiple sizes in the two supplied drawers was intuitive and easy, I like not having to remove one type and reset to do other types of printing. Add to that the fact that the drawers slide very easily and you have a good delivery system. Both the wireless and the wired Ethernet setups were as simple as it gets but now that I know the wireless is so easy and functional, I have to say that it is my recommended way. The touch screen is easily read and controlled, as is the windows software that also has a wide variety of presets or customer preference settings available. While this is a heavier printer (55 lbs.) it is steady and quiet when mounted on my cabinet The front panel inputs are a nice addition that I have already used and will use in the future. Last but far from least, the output is crisp vivid color. I actually had to lighten the color density a bit which will save ink, the quality was that good. Black and white even at fast speed is just as sharp and crisp. Output speed surprised me it is so fast. My other office printer is just over a year old and seems dead slow in comparison. I needed more functionality and figured to keep both. My new plan is to use this Epson exclusively. If this sounds like it's too good to be true - then think again because this is all true. Simply put, this is thee single best multi-function unit that I have ever come across and I am oh so happy it is here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    Posted
    niteshift

    So let me first start off by saying this printer is huge. But its actually not very heavy which was surprising. The printer is well packaged and is very easy to remove from its box. Setting up the printer is an absolute breeze just follow the directions that come with it and you will be up and running in no time. The longest part of the setup is when the unit is setting up the ink for first use. This process takes 20 minutes so please be patient with it . Also make sure to use the proper ink this printer comes with ink for 2 years of use. There are 2 bottles of each color and 2 bottles of black ink. One of each bottle is labeled initial use. Make sure to use that first. Putting the ink in the tanks is very straightforward and easy. Just make sure to follow the step by step set up guide. Now as far as paper this unit holds a lot of it so if you keep it stocked it will take quite a bit of time before needing more paper. The printing speed is incredible and the quality is excellent. I printed a photo from a wedding i was at recently just to see how it looked. I printed it on plain white paper and the photo quality was astounding. As far as the software cd for the printer its easy and straightforward just follow everything it asks you to do and you will be fine. The fax works exactly like it should with no problems at all. I use vonage for phone service and have had no issues at all. The scanner is also very impressive as i scanned a bunch of photos and all of them came out excellent in quality. The unit has a card reader in the front so you can print straight from a media card. It also has a usb port in the front to take photos from your device. All in all this unit is excellent and with 2 years of ink included its an excellent buy especially if you run any type of business that requires alot of printing. This is a review for the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Less ink cartridges without sacrificing quality

    Posted
    KristyK

    The size and options that this printer has makes it a little intimidating, however it is surprisingly easy to operate. The ink tanks are super easy to fill, the app is easy to connect and use and the print quality is great. Ink tanks - I really like the idea of ink tanks over the ink cartridges. It seems like ink cartridges never last as long as they should and as an artist, I am printing something everyday. So, when I saw this ink tank idea, I had to try it! The ink tanks are very easy to fill - simply open the bottle and fill the coordinating tank. You need to pay close attention to which bottle of ink you are putting in which tank because if you put the wrong ink in the wrong tank, you will have a problem. The bottles and tanks are clearly labeled, so this should not be a problem. I have printed many pictures and other documents since I got my printer and the ink level has not moved. The ink tanks make it easier for me to keep track of the ink levels and it is very inexpensive to buy more bottles of ink. Less ink cartridge use is also better for the environment. The app and the software that is included with this printer is easy to install and easy to navigate. The printer hooks up to a wireless network or can be plugged in directly. Wireless connecting to a network is very easy and is virtually plug and play. I have had zero problems connecting and using printing options with my laptop and my husband has not had any problems printing from his tablet and phone. Epson has been known in the artist community for superior quality prints. Many artists, myself included, use Epson printers to create their own prints from their paintings. This Epson printer lives up to the Epson print quality. As a plus, it uses Precision Core technology which creates professional quality photos faster. The days of standing at the printer and waiting for the picture to print are over. I have not timed the print speed yet but I would say it prints within seconds. Fast enough that, if i print wirelessly from one room, by the time i walk into the room to the printer, it is done printing. Overall, a great printer! I'm excited about the ink tanks and paying less for ink while not sacrificing quality. It has many options that are easy to use. This is a review for the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Epson EcoTank ET-16500 is a beast!

    Posted
    IdaM
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Epson EcoTank ET-16500 is a beast printer. It satisfies all of your document management requirements, especially if you are a small business owner. It also includes a fax machine, copier, and scanner. I use mine to create promotional materials, point of sale literature, and sales brochures. All of your promotional marketing needs are met with this printer. It is a networked printer, that is easily connected to both wired and wireless networks. Download the Epson phone app, and, you can also print from either your android or iphone. You can also print over the internet by establishing an email address that is specific to the printer. Printer comes with two paper trays that are front loadable, that can also handle double sided printing. The front trays handle both 8 ½ x 11 inch and 11 x 14 inch legal paper. The back tray has a feeder slot that can handle 13x9 inch paper. I find this configuration much easier than having to change the trays when you want to print a different sized document. If you want an eye delectable treat, print some photos on photo paper and watch the results. They are spectacular to say the least. One of the main features is the Eco-Tank Ink system. The unit comes with four ink tanks (Black, Yellow, Cyan and Red). Once filled, the ink lasts for a year. However upon unpacking the unit, there are two sets of ink provided. That gives you value in and of itself, with two years of ink. No more running out for ink runs and it is safer for the environment, because you are eliminating ink cartridge landfill disposal waste Set up is easy, almost as fast as 1-2-3. I am completely wireless, so I did not have use for the Ethernet cable connection. Waited for the ink to power cycle through for 20 minutes of priming, and I was ready to print. The entire process of from unpacking, ink filling, to printing took all of 45 minutes. This is an expensive printer, but it is so economical that you are actually saving money in the long run. The quality of the print, ability to print for up to two years using the eco tank system, the multiple features (fax, scan, print, copy), and high quality results make this a winner and cost effective. I received the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank as part of a Beta sponsored event in exchange for the purpose of review. Opinions are 100% my own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Printer I've ever owned!

    Posted
    Jimmy

    This is a review for the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. When I received this product, it was nicely and securely packaged. It came with two full-size sets of each color ink (an initial and refill). I was extremely pleased by how beautiful this printer looks. I can tell Epson put the top pros in constructing and designing this printer. Now for my experience in actually using the printer. The printer has easy step-by-step instructions. I followed every step and encounter an error of "paper jam" when I had never even put any paper in the printer. It took me a few hours of looking for any tape (used to secure the printer during shipping) I might have missed or any problems that could be causing a paper jam error to occur while attempting to charge the print head. Finally, I figured out what the problem was! The print head would go along the track about four or five inches when charging and then I'd get the paper jam error. It turns out, the print head was hitting its own ink tubes/electrical wires on the inside of the printer directly under the bevel at the front-inside of the printer. So, I just pushed those tubes/wires out of the way (closer to the front-side of the printer) and it was then able to complete the charging process. Other than that easy to fix issue, everything was perfect! The actual use of the printer after setup has been super easy! I can print from my phone! I can email the printer for it to print stuff! I can connect it to google cloud print and print from my Chromebook or almost anything from almost anywhere in the world. It's exciting to have such a functional and connected printer! The print quality is the best I've seen from any ink printer and the replacement ink is super inexpensive. The printer also has a color touch screen display to control the printer. This touch screen makes it incredibly easy to use and setup without a computer, if you so choose to do so. The touch screen has troubleshooting help for any errors you may encounter. It makes it easy to use as a stand-alone unit, if you want a stand-alone type printer/scanner/copier/fax.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Workhorse for the Small Workplace

    Posted
    RobA
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As a small business owner I need a printer that is efficient and low maintenance — the ET-16500 fits the bill perfectly. To start, setup is extremely simple — unpack, fill the ink, add paper, connect via wi-fi or ethernet, add the printer in your computer’s setting, done. Anyone can set this printer up without a problem. I own and operate a small consulting firm and most of my printing consists of printing 2-sided, multi-page presentations for my clients. I love the speed and print quality. Even in the “normal” quality setting, this printer is truly laser quality and it cranks out 2-sided copies extremely fast. Going to the highest quality setting will slow it down but I find normal quality to be excellent so that is all I use. The two, large capacity paper trays allow me to print my presentations in bulk and not be concerned about adding paper mid-way in the process. The scanning is a huge deal for me. Aside from printing client presentations, I run a paper-less office and the scanner on this printer is amazing… fast, accurate and crisp. The scanner has saved me countless hours per week due to it’s speed and efficiency. And, it handles large paper sizes for scanning! Copies are excellent. I couldn’t tell which was the original on one of my copies. And finally, the ink capacity is awesome. I have been putting the printer through it’s paces and the ink levels are barely budging. I only have one criticism of this printer and that’s with filling the ink. I love the idea of refilling with liquid ink because it lasts longer and I don’t have to swap costly cartridges. However, the method for filling the ink could be improved so there is no chance or concern with spilling, dripping or splashing. When I filled the tanks I had to be very careful and remove expensive items so they didn’t get dripped on by accident. To be fair, I didn’t drip or spill but I had to be more cautious than would otherwise be necessary. This is a review for the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Work Horse Printer

    Posted
    PeterMD

    EPSON calls this a Workforce printer, but it is truly a Workhorse printer. It will easily satisfy the complete document management needs of a small business, and is especially suited to graphic design or architectural firm. It is true network printer, not only connecting easily both to wired and wireless networks, but allowing printing over the Internet using the printer’s unique email address. You can also print directly from your smartphone using the EPSON Print app. The printer comes with two trays and handles 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper and 11 X 14 inch paper and can print double-sided.Text output is sharp and laser-quality. In addition, using the printer’s rear feed slot, paper up to 13 X 19 inches can be used. I have tested the printer with this large format on PremiumPhoto paper and the results were spectacular. The photo quality would satisfy all but the most exacting fine-art photographers. But even the photo quality on plain paper was surprisingly good. In addition to this, it is also a fax and high-quality scanner. But, of course, one of the most attractive features if the Eco-Tank Ink system. The unit comes with four ink tanks (Black, Yellow, Cyan and Red). Once filled, the ink lasts for a year, and two sets are included, giving you two years worth of ink. Not only is this feature economical, but protects the environment by eliminating the disposal of empty ink cartridges. Setting up the printer was easy, but as recommended, using gloves while filling the tanks prevents nasty stains. Joining the wireless network was breeze, and I never bothered to connect an ethernet cable. The printer goes through a 20-minute ink priming cycle and was then ready. The entire process of unpacking the unit, filling the tanks and charging the ink took less than an hour. While more expensive than most printers, it will save money in the long run and its multiple features and high-quality output make it worth the price. This is a review for the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A printer for the long haul

    Posted
    dash

    After receiving the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank in the mail, I happened to notice that the box was slightly mangled. During the setup process, I encountered an error and had to contact customer support. Customer support happens to be located in another country, and unlike the horror stories you hear about in comedy routines, I had no problem with communication due to any accent and actually had someone that worked really hard to help me with my problems. Other than the original issue I had due to the rough shipping of a 60+lb printer, I have not had any real problems. I have not even encountered a paper jam, and I have run a lot of paper through the printer including types, sizes and volume. I have used printers within a large price range and have not come across one that has ink that is as affordable as this one, and it even comes with a lot of ink and holds a lot of ink as well. After reading the setup directions on filling the ink wells, I was intimidated but soon discovered that all you have to do is take your time and there will be no mess. The quality of the prints depends on what paper you are planning to print on. The printer, itself, will warn you if the paper you programed that is loaded into the adjustable trays is incompatible with what you have sent to print. It will let you print on whatever you have loaded after prompted. In the beginning, I had a few documents and a couple of pictures that had a random line in it, in the same general area, but it cleared up after two days of use. I have not used the fax feature as of yet due to the rarity of me sending or receiving faxes at the moment. The speed of the prints is fairly fast, color prints included. Setting up the network over wifi and usb was really fast and easy! I did discover that the android app suggested in the quick setup guide was unstable and using Epson iPrint was the way to go after reading the reviews on the android play store. This is a review for the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great investment

    Posted
    GMXX
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a review for the Epson ET-16500 EcoTank that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. I was surprised when I received this printer. It's a well built machine, and larger than I expected, but it's a workhorse. I've used several all-in-one devices over the years, but all were home office models, and I'd burn through them every year or two. Parts would break, ink would be come prohibitively expensive, and I continually needed more and more quality and features approaching a business grade device. This printer meets these needs. The paper trays are large, and having multiple trays means that I can keep both standard and large format paper stocked. This is critical in my office for lengthy contracts and paperwork. The printer prints cleanly and crisply, and I wouldn't hesitate to run small production runs of flyers or things of that nature on the device. The print speed is competitive with other printers in it's class. Like other printers these days, it easily networks with other equipment over wifi ir ethernet, and can handle printing over airplay from my iOS devices. It has a usb port on the front with a basic interface for printing from flash drives, a truly nice feature. Copying and scanning are both fast as well. The printer can print double sided, which is a lifesaver when I'm used to having to manually flip pages for double sided printing... this printer is truly built with economy in mind. The best feature is the unique liquid ink delivery system. Instead of ink carts that expire or are cost prohibitive to replace, the printer contains several large liquid tanks for simply filling with more ink. A starter pack of ink is included, but replacement ink is cheap. Each color is separate, so you can easily refill only the colors which are needed. My only complaint is this printer really requires 2 people to safely setup. It ships as a 62lb box, and the way the printer is built is not conducive for one-person handling when installing.

    I would recommend this to a friend