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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    GOOD BUT INK HEADS NEEDED CLEANING

    Posted
    LISA
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I LIKE THE PRINTER. HOWEVER, THE INK WAS NOT PRINTING EVENLY ON COLOR LOGOS ETC. SO I CLEANED THE PRINT HEADS AND NOW THE COLOR LOGOS LOOK GREAT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quick & efficient all-in-one

    Posted
    Homeschooler
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased this all-in-one to replace a laser printer. I have to print high volumes of paper, and laser is usually most economical, but not for color printing. I love the huge ink tanks-they really do last into the thousands of pages. The sleeper feature that I now can't do without is the scanner that scans single OR double sided, and the seamless software that will automatically remove blank pages. This has been well worth the money so far. It is not as quick as one b&w laser printer I have, but is faster than the one I replaced with this...and it is COLOR.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Epson

      Hi Homeschooler, we are glad to hear you are happy with your purchase, and hope you continue to enjoy the cartridge-free printing you get with an Epson EcoTank printer. Thank you for the five-star rating! Cheers, Eddie – The Epson Team. Epson

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Jimboalso14

    For the past 5 years we have been using a Brother Multifunction color laser printer which I thought was an very nice machine. The Epson ET-8700 is in a league with the highest quality laser printer with black and white copies at 24ppm and color at the same 24 ppm with color printing of photos etc being much higher quality than a laser printer. Very impressive color reproduction. The Epson ET-8700 is a bargain when it comes to ink, you get 2 years supply of black and one year of each of th.e 3 colors so you won't be spending a fortune on ink, The Epson ET-8700 was easy to connect to our wifi network, less than 10 minutes to up and running. The machine takes up a corner of my desk, lt's large with a small footprint. It does weigh about 40 pounds, so you will need help to move it. The ET-8700 has a color touch screen that tilts which is convenient. There are a host of settings so you can have total control of the printer. There are 2 paper trays, one in the front which holds 250 sheets and a rear tray that holds 80 sheets so less time loading paper. I scan a lot of documents and the quality and speed is amazing. The Epson ET-8700 is truly a workhorse for the small to medium office and I highly recommend this to anyone who wants the best. This is a review for the Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-one Printer 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

    Awesome Printer

    Posted
    WLaster
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    My family and I have been using this printer for about a week now and we LOVE IT! I downloaded the Epson iPrint app for android and printed everything from homework for my daughter to pictures that I put into frames and we could not be happier. The quality of the photo prints was amazing; as we used a premium photo paper and adjusted the quality of the printer inside of the mobile app. For the homework and math reviews that I printed using regular printer paper, there was no smudging or smearing. Additionally, the setup was extremely simple. The printer is touchscreen and when establishing your WiFi connection it even has a keyboard on the screen, thus making it that much easier to enter in your password. After setting up dozens of printers in my office over the years, I have grown accustomed to pressing the number keys multiple times to enter in each letter and the of course backspacing because I hit the number button too many times, or conversely not enough. It's crazy that this is the first printer that I have used to actually utilize a keyboard on the touchscreen itself to expedite the process. The ink packages are a wonderful addition too. They might be in a little bit larger packaging, but they offer a bag type system instead of the tiny little cartridges or the horrible toner cartridges that leak powder all over the place during installation and removal, thus allowing for more ink and less overall waste. This also allows you to print a lot more in between cartridge changes. We print a lot at my house and have gone through 2 reams of paper in a week, as my 7 year old prints whatever strikes her fancy; especially pictures to color and proudly display in her room and my fridge, and my bedroom, and my mother-in-law's room, and near the dog bowls, and the doors in my home...well you get the picture. Lastly, the scan quality is extremely good as well. After scanning in a few pictures and a lot of documents, I'm very pleased with its overall functionality, intuitiveness, and cost effective nature. I would be remiss if I did not tell you about it's faults though. It's OVER-PACKAGED. I pulled off and balled up about a 3" diameter of tape strips, as ever component is taped up to secure during transit. And...I think that is about it. Overall, you will be extremely happy with this printer; whether you are a small business owner or a busy family like me. DISCLAIMER: This is a review for the Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One Printer 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

    A true workhorse for the small or home business

    Posted
    Minagera

    The Epson Workforce Pro ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One Printer will certainly meet the needs for most high-print demand small home office or business users if they can get over the ridiculously long name and come to terms with the hefty price tag. . Let's touch on the price to start with, $999.99, is what you will find most places. This comes with an extremely capable printer\fax\copier\scanner, with two years of ink supplies included in the box. Epson defines two years as up to 16,000 pages black/11,000 pages color according to an ISO standard, which will probably stretch for most home users to three years depending on volume. The warranty covers a year or 150,000 sheets (whichever comes first) and you can double this by registering the printer with Epson, so two years or 150,000 pages. Pretty stout in my opinion. Now the setup of the printer for the most part was simple. You do have to pull off about a mile of tape holding all the various doors, tanks, trays, and covers in place, but the packaging more than sufficient to keep the printer unmarked through shipping. The ink packs were honestly the best improvement over the previous models of Eco-Tanks, because there is no more mess in trying to fill the tanks and subsequently spilling the ink all over the printer, desk, carpet, and then getting kick out of the house by your wife to live as a bump on the street with your printer. There are four trays (black, cyan, magenta and yellow), and the pouches have keyed mounts and slide perfectly into the tray. You get a nice lock engagement knowing the trays are seated putting one's mind at easy about spilling ink. Once a new ink pack is installed the charging (it sounds like Iron Man's Repulsors) is about 5 minutes. On to the question on everyone's mind, "How is the printing?" Well let's just say it is faster than most any other liquid based printers I have tested. On average it was about 20-22 pages of B&W text per minute single sided and 14-16 pages duplexed. The color\photo printing was obviously slower, 18 pages a minute or so single sided, and I didn't duplex the photos. Also, I loaded some 5x7 glossy in the rear tray, which turned out just Okay. The colors ran a little more than I would have liked, not as crisp as expected. Speaking of the rear tray it can hold up to 80 sheets of regular paper, slightly lower for the premium stock, card stock, and gloss. Also, it will accommodate other media including photo paper, envelopes, card stock, etc. Personally, I found this feature of keeping an alternate set of stock loaded in the printer always, for me it is the 5x7 glossy, rather than having to remove/adjust/reload the main feed tray. Let's move to the one or two things I honestly didn't like or had problems with. The packaging was pretty excessive, like miles of tape holding everything in place. This might have been necessary, but that was the longest part of the unpackaging. The next problem is how the ink is packaged. You have a box and in the box, you have a bag and a warning pamphlet. In the bag, you have another bag. In THAT bag you have the ink pouch and an instruction pamphlet. This is for EACH color so 14 times the waste. Finally, the biggest problem was setting up the Google Cloud Print. You have an option on the touchscreen to register, however when you set that it gives you an error... So, you try and set it up with the software (which is awful) loaded on your Windows PC, however it still gives you an error. You must go to the Web Interface of the printer to register the Google Cloud Print. However, once it is registered I have had no problems using it. Overall, I find this printer to be a true workhorse of a printer, with all these glorious features that for the most part just work without any prompting or setup. In my defense I didn't test the faxing capabilities since I do not have a landline anymore. I would give this a 4 out of 5 due to a few little hiccups, but would recommend this to a friend or business needing a printer of this quality and capacity. Please be aware: This is a review for the Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great printer, ink may not last as long as claimed

    Posted
    Justinp

    This is a review for the Epson WorkForce Pro ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One inkjet printer. Summary With the exception of the ink usage problem, this is a GREAT device. Fast, easy, quiet, with a great feature set. Without the ink usage I'd have rated this 5/5. Pros: Great performance on both print and scan, dual paper feeds, easy (clean! @@@@@@@ setup Cons: It's heavy enough that they recommend using two people to carry it, needed updates for auto paper selection to work correctly, the supplied ink may last closer to two months rather than two years! Setup Setup was pretty straightforward, there's a LOT of tape that was used to secure it during shipping that needs to be removed, just make sure you open every compartment to get it all. Filling the ink reservoirs on EcoTank style printers always makes me a little nervous about spillage but this was as near foolproof as I can imagine. No bottles to open at all, each color came in a separate, sealed bag, keyed so that it can only go in the drawer it's supposed to. The only hiccup I had was that the trays the bags go into had inserts in them that looked like they needed to stay, but in fact were for shipping only and can be discarded. I could find any reference to them in the docs which had me worried until I realized there's simply no way the ink bags and these inserts can coexist in the trays and discarded them. Wifi setup from the touch screen was straightforward, as was cloud print. Printing The main paper is a good size and took about half a ream of paper. I loaded up the second feeder with glossy paper and tried to use the auto paper selection, but it just wouldn't work. After updating the printer firmware and drivers everything worked seamlessly from then on. Printing in both color and b/w was impressively quick, easily the quickest inkjet I've ever used, much faster than most small office laser jets I've used in the past. One initially frustrating thing I found was that duplex printing isn't available on some paper types. I'd select 2-sided, change the paper to Glossy, hit print and it would print single sided. After wasting a few sheets trying to figure it out I noticed that when I selected Glossy it reset duplex printing to 1-sided, and 2-sided was no longer an option. Something in the docs, a warning on the PC or printer before creating two sheets of recycling would be nice. The one issue I ran into, and it's a big one, is that the "ink low" warning came on (for two different colors) after printing just 127 pages! 30-40 of these pages were full color, full page, on glossy paper, but even so, this has me very worried about the "2 years of ink in the box claim"! The printer came with three bags of each color so that's one third of the ink gone already. I've reported this to Epson but have yet to hear back. Scanning While not quite as printing, scanning was quick and the document feeder that allowed double-sided scanning was a God send! No more standing over the printer while it slowly scans one side just to re-feed the sheet to get the other side scanned - wahoo! I primarily used the "Scan to cloud" feature and received a PDF in my inbox soon after the scan completed. This is a review for the Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One Printer 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

    The best inkjet you can buy!

    Posted
    plemans
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is a review for the Epson WorkForce Pro ET-8700. My overall impressions of this printer are that this is the best ink jet printer, scanner, fax machine that I've ever had the pleasure of using. I usually despise using inkjet printers as the ink is expensive, they only come with a trial setup of ink, and requires refilling constantly. This printer changes that. With its Ecotank setup, it allows you to print up to 16k black pages and 11k color pages out of the box. It came with a total of 9x color cartridges and 2x black cartridges straight out of the box. I've been printing for a week straight with black and color and I've barely begun to use the ink. That's awesome. Setup of the printer took a little longer than usually because Epson really wanted this printer to stay safe. It's securely mounted in its box and more tape is on this printer holding it together in the box than I've ever seen. That's a good thing. Once I had all the tape off it and had it booted up, I immediately had it check for a firmware update and I updated it. This should be done with every piece of electronics that has a smart function to it. Not once in my uses did I've the printer error out (unless it was me selecting wrong paper sizes). Connection was easily done with this printer. It has options for Ethernet, usb, wireless, wireless direct, and nfc. Plus it has setup for fax. The look of this printer is great. It has a nice 4.3 inch color touchscreen that is responsive to touch and the software doesn't lag. It's intuitive to use and just works without issues. With what the printer comes with, you can load 250 pages of paper in the tray and another 80 in the rear feed. The printer also has a self-feed function for scanning and faxing. I love this feature as I despise having to manually send or scan one page at a time. It also does dual sided scanning, printing, and faxing. Another benefit as it saves time, ink, and paper. In terms of printing quality, this is another win for it. Once I figured out what to change in settings, I was printing photo quality pictures without issues. Photo quality from a business class printer that has large ink stores is amazing. It changes how I'll be setting up my printers at home as I've always had 2. A laser printer for mass printing black and white and an ink jet for pictures. Now I can just have one printer that does it all. In summary, this is an amazing printer that truly does it all. It has the benefits of laser printers in that it can print thousands of pages without needing ink all while having better quality. It also has a great scanner and fax setup that just works. Its looks great with a responsive screen and software that doesn't lag. I highly recommend this printer. This is a review for the Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One Printer 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 all-around, versatile printer.

    Posted
    p26963

    As I received the printer, the size of the box made me feel like that setting up the printer would be a daunting task. In fact, the installation and the configuration of the printer was just the opposite. After it took some time to remove the printer from box and remove all of the tape and packaging, the installation of the ink packs, the initialization and WiFi configuration of the printer, the firmware update and the installation of the Epson iPrint app on my iPhone was quick and painless. All-in-all, from opening the printer box to printing the first test page, that whole process took about 45 minutes. I was amazed at the speed in which the printer printed, not only in black and white but surprisingly in color as well. By the time that I walked across the room, the documented had already printed and in color no less. The quality of the prints were excellent. A lot of this depends on the paper that it is being printed on. Needless to say, the speed and the quality of the printing was spectacular! I love the fact that this printer does not use ink cartridges. The "EcoTank" system used in the ET-8700 uses ink pouches. Epson includes 2 XL black ink pouches and 3 ink pouches for each of the other colors. Out of the box, there is enough ink to last 2 years Epson claims. Of course the mileage of the ink pouches will vary depending on your printing needs. It's good knowing that I'm not wasting my money by having to always be buying ink cartridges. It's also good knowing I'm using less resources. This is the reason why I will continue buying the EcoTank system of products from Epson in the future. All other companies should follow Epson's lead. Scanning is wonderful and very convenient. Not only do you have the ability to configure and scan documents using the flat bed scanner but you also have the ability to scan using the rear document feeder. You also have the multitude of options on where to send scans from the printer itself and from the Epson iPrint app on your mobile device. The quality of the scans were fantastic! The printer also copies documents very well. Just place the document on the flatbed scanner or through the document feeder and the printer will print the copies one-sided or double-sided quickly and with great print quality. The mobile app allows me to manage printing capabilities from my phone. I can send photos or documents to be printer from my phone. I can preview scans and save scans using my phone. The app is pretty versatile for the functions that I need it to do. The look of the interface isn't all the best but for me that's easily overlooked. Cliche as it may sound, but all-in-all, this all-in-one printer is a workhorse of a printer that's a wonderful all-around printer to have in a busy household or small office that will meet the needs of everyone and satisfy any printing, copying, faxing, scanning that they may need. The quality of the scans and items printed in amazing! The speed at which documents are printed is incredible! Anyone looking for a printer that meets all of these needs should look no further. The Epson WorkForce Pro ET-8700 EcoTank All-In-One printer is a must have! This is a review for the Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

    I would recommend this to a friend