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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful and Easy to Use

    Posted
    StephDee

    The Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One-Printer is a very powerful and easy to use all in one printer. For my small office printing, copying, and faxing needs using a PC, Mac, and iPhone/iPad devices was a dream come true! I had no problem setting it up with my wireless network, iPhone or iPad. Instructions for basic set up were included with the unit, and an easy to use set up CD was also available to me. Basically with this unit, you will need to plug it in and only answer a few questions for basic set up, then you are good to go! The printer itself is very easy to use, the display screen provides simply icons that would be easy for those both technology savvy and those who are still struggling with new technology. The ink and paper were easy to load, and the print quality is amazing, printing multicolor flyers for events I never experienced any problems with the print quality my flyers looked like they came directly from the print shop. I would highly recommend this printer to anyone with a home office, or anyone who would like to print quality images at home rather than paying a print shop to do the work for you. This is a review for the Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One-Printer that I received free of charge to complete a beta test and review.

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  • 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.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A little overwhelmed at first

    Posted
    colemanjord
    • My Best Buy® Member

    When I first received and unpacked the Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One Printer, I was a little overwhelmed with the amount of packaging. There was cardboard, plastic and little strips of blue tape everywhere and the box itself was about half the size of a refrigerator box. But after all of the unpacking, unwrapping and cleanup of a small mountain of packaging-trash, setting up the printer was rather simple. I just plugged it in, turned it on and installed the ink cartridges (or bags) into each of the ink trays. Connecting to my Wi-Fi was simple with the on-screen menu and registering the Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One Printer with Google's Cloud Print Service was easy with the included instructions. After tossing in a stack of two different sizes of paper, I was quickly printing emails, websites and photos from my Chromebook and even from my phone with very little effort or setup required. I haven't even begun to explore all of the functions that this "All-in-One Printer" offers. I'm just a cell phone user and don't have a home phone line so I skipped over the fax functions completely but it looked sufficient for any small (or medium) business office environment. The scanner and copy functions are just like having your own little Xerox machine and I was really impressed with the speed at which it cranks out color copies. I'm also impressed with the size and flexibility of the bypass try as it looks like you can cram virtually any size paper in there. I threw some photo paper in and was able to print some pretty nice 4X6 photos right from my phone. All-in-all it seems to be a pretty solid all-in-one printer for any home or small business environment and I'm looking forward to using it more over the next several weeks. Oh and by the way, 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quick & efficient all-in-one

    Posted
    Homeschooler
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    • 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.

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    • 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

    Very powerful easy to set up

    Posted
    Captainscall

    The size of this printer and the features had me a little apprehensive about set up. I took it out of the box, removed the wrapping, and followed the instructions. I was set up and running in a matter of minutes. I really like the design of the ink pouches. No ink to spill or refill. The pouches are large and I expect the would last a long time. The printer even came with extra pouches. The print quality is amazing. The scanner is just as amazing. The printer operates fast! I love the touchscreen. The printer is so easy to use. The controls are intuitive and easy to navigate. Overall I would say the printer is a great value. 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Home Office Super Genie

    Posted
    Swadha

    The Epson Eco Tank All-in-one is a great welcome for the home office. I was able to use it comfortably, without having to go through a learning curve. The ability to scan and print in different sizes, especially, A4, as hotel receipts from Asia can be in A4 File size, and generally, I have to trim them otherwise. ADF is especially helpful in such a case The fax functionality is great, especially, at times for legal requirements, its preferable to fax over send an email, as the delivery report is proof of delivery. The ability to hold 250 pages is also helpful, as it's easier to load and to forget. Some printers have a limitation of 100 pages, and in such cases, we need to refill every week, here it should be about twice a month. 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.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for our Office!

    Posted
    thegrayfox

    The first thing I noticed is how heavy this printer is and was a bit shocked. Seeing what it is capable of and how many things I can do in my small office, it is worth the extra few muscles used to move it around. In the week we have used this, we have printed about 700 pages of text documents and images, sent and received a few faxes and scanned a few documents for an OCR application. First, I want to explain the setup. It was simple. It prompted me through each step, joined our wireless network on the first try (it is only compatible with a 2.4 Ghz network) and easily let me set the IP address to what I wanted. I didn't configure the Epson Cloud Connect or Google Cloud Print features available. The ink installation was super easy, as well. I've used the earlier version of the tanks of individual colors, but this is far neater and less of a chance of it "spilling" all over. It is just as easy as changing the toner on a laser printer. The text printing was faster than I expected. I set it to a quiet mode and it slowed down a little bit. For our use, the quality was great. I tossed a few envelopes in the manual feeder in the back. It is so much better than the standard manual feeder in the front of other printers. The graphics we printed looked sharp. We ended up setting the driver setting on the Mac to high quality and it was great. We were able to print from Windows workstations, Mac laptops, iPhones/iPads and a couple Android phones too. Lastly, the display on the front of the printer. Super easy to use, can be customized to have the functions you need and is bright enough in the bright office room. It is very intuitive and easy to navigate. What I don't care for on this printer is the lack of a web interface for scanning. The scanning is great, but I'd like to have a web interface. Unlike other all-in-one printers, I'll take the document feeder for scanning multiple pages over the web interface any day. This is a review for the Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All0In0One Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Home Office Workhorse

    Posted
    Neilbrod

    I am a big fan of Epson printers and I was looking to replace/upgrade my existing Epson WF-2760 for my home office, and the Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One Printer is the ideal home office machine. As far as the machine itself, I am not going to lie, it is BIG. For me, I don't have a true dedicated home office and it was too big to put on my desk so it sits on the floor next to my desk. It's not a big deal and the fact that the touch screen flips up makes it easy to operate the controls without having to get on your hands and knees. Also, the features that come with the bigger size more than compensate for it. Set up was extremely easy. I would say that it took about 40 minutes with 30 of it spend unboxing, removing all the packaging and disposing of the trash. The actual installation itself probably took about 7-10 minutes max. The directions were extremely easy to follow and I was able to set it up wirelessly without having to use the included cd. The main selling point for me is the 2 year supply of ink that it comes with. With my old Epson I was constantly having to change the inks which was extremely expensive and I always needed to have extra ink on hand just in case. With the two year supply of ink, the printer virtually pays for itself in ink savings alone. I also love the high capacity paper tray and the ability to print 2 sided documents. The printer is extremely quiet and very fast. The output is very high quality. Overall, I highly recommend the Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One Printer as a home office workhorse. As a high volume document printer, this fits all my needs! 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Shiny Super Printer

    Posted
    jackyboi57

    Epson makes a fantastic and sleek printer. So far I've noticed the machine itself, I am not going to lie, it's BIG. This isn't an issue if you're working in a traditional office and the shine of the printer really tells your coworkers who's printing with some character. Setting up was easier than picking out a place to grab pizza. I would say that it took about 40 minutes with 30 of it spend unboxing, removing all the packaging and disposing of the trash. Actual installation of the software and set up was only like 5-10 minutes baby! The main selling point for me is the 2 year supply of ink that it comes with because sometimes you need to print without the worry that it'll be your last print. I would say it's like the BMW suv of printers able to print fast, quiet and lasts forever all while looking amazing. Overall, I highly recommend the Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One Printer as a home office workhorse. 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Printer I've Owned!

    Posted
    kregerator
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Installation was incredibly easy. I pulled off a TON of blue shipping tape and plugged it in and that's pretty much it. The only minor hiccup was that the tape holding in the ink trays was a bit tricky but pulling out the paper tray helped. I kept thinking that it would have to be harder but no, it was pretty much as simple as plugging it in. Initial thoughts on running the first test. This is the fastest, best printer I've ever owned. I decided to print a full page photo on the first print and it came out looking great in about three seconds. I was throwing a party I expected children at so I printed a few coloring sheets and then ran them through the copier, all very fast and easy. I mostly ran tests on photos/scanning or on simple document printing. For the scanner I both used the built in Epson utility and tried scanning direct to a usb drive plugged into the printer. They both worked well though it was faster/easier to use the scanning software. Sometimes I run a Linux desktop, and that's when I'd used the usb drive. For the standard document printing I've had to do so far, it's mostly just black and white or grey scale. It's almost, but not quite as good as the laser printer I've but I've also been using eco mode too. It remains fast. A double sided 30 page document was done in just under 90 seconds. My wife was a kindergarten teacher and has spent a number of years in grad school. Due to both of those I've purchased many printers trying to find one that just works well, fast and will get the job done. I've bought black and white laser, color laser, a number of ink jets. I've tried printers from $80 on sale up to $400 models and I've had problems with all of them over time. So far this printer has been the best of the batch. Pros: - Very fast. - Photos printed with crisp detail and almost right up to the edge of the paper. - Scanning software worked well and easily in Windows Cons: - Slightly loud when running - Blue standby light was fairly bright - Pretty expensive up front (though likely not as much as other printers over time) 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgrading everything, the right way.

    Posted
    RobA

    I've gone through a number of different printers from inkjet (cartridge), to LaserJet, to laser and now to this one, and I've to say that I really love the way everything is put together. First and foremost, for everything that it does, it has a surprisingly small footprint. With a built-in scanner bed, a bypass tray, duplex printing, fax, NFC and a bunch of other capabilities, its all packed into a package that fits very comfortably on most any desk. Unsurprisingly, it looks great too with a large (and sensitive) touch screen display to help you navigate to any function you need to access. Ive used some of these in the past, and they always feel like you have to press through a separate layer to actually activate the touch sensor, but this screen is just as sensitive as any smart phone and I love it. Aside from the basics that most every all-in-one printer has, Epson has done a great job of making some upgrades to common features. Rather than the extraordinarily frustrating inkjet cartridges that are found in most printers, the EcoTank is actually a bag of ink that you just lay into a tray. Its easy to access, easy to replace and quite clean. Additionally, the sheer amount of ink in the bags means you wont be running to your local office supply store to purchase it every other week. In fact, the packaging boasts up to two years of ink in the box, depending upon your printing practices. Another upgraded feature is the bypass tray. Rather than a panel that flips down (which you would have to account for in desk space) it has a near-vertical feed with extendable guides and a simple, transparent cover than can be flipped over it when not in use. I love this design. Again, its a great upgrade, but its so simple you have to wonder why it hasnt been done before. And, with wifi, Ethernet and NFC, actually printing what you want to print is a piece of cake whether youre right next to the printer, or in a completely different office/room of the building. It comes with a 250-sheet tray, but they also have a 500-sheet tray add-on, if desired. Finally, printing itself is great. The quality is definitely top-notch when printing graphic-heavy content, and text-based content practically flies to the tray. I love the speed, I love the quality, I love the amount of ink it contains, I love the design and I love the screen. Its a very well done printer that Im thrilled to have. While I did receive this product to review, the content is unbiased. I really cant find anything that I would label as a downside for this printer. Very highly recommended product. 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Printer, Okay Price

    Posted
    Kdoyle1

    My first experience with the printer I was a little surprised at the weight of the printer when it arrived. The package weighted around 52 lbs and unboxing it would have been a little smoother with two people. But, all things considered it was packaged very well. As soon as I unboxed it, I noticed the ink cartridges. I like them MUCH better than printers I have used in the past. The ink cartridges are self-contained in what seems to be airtight bags that can be loaded quiet easily in pullout bins in the front of the printer. I did not know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised on how easy it was to load the ink. Once loaded it did take a few minutes for the printer to fully charge the ink cartridge. I did have some trouble with the power. The printer would not turn on initially. I had to mess with the power cord and its connection from the base of the printer to seat the power cable properly in the base of the printer. It took a few minutes to wiggle the cable to get the power on. Since I did not experience any other power issues, again it seems like something to just look out for instead of anything particularly negative about the printer. I noticed others had some trouble with drivers. I actually had no issues with that. I did not use the CD though. Instead, I let Windows find the printer and it worked without any hiccups. I also have a MACbook. Setting up the printer was easy once I managed to get on the same wireless network. The 4" screen is pretty nice. It's intuitive and I really have no need for the web interface anymore. That is a blessing. Everything is available to me on the touch screen. The software is intuitive which I can appreciate. I have had some horror stories with past printers and their software. I used the tray on top to scan some documents. It's fast. Really fast. I originally made the mistake of increasing the scan quality to the maximum, which turned out to be too large to email. I reduced them to 600 DPI, overkill for black and white work documents. You get an email for the printer If you register the printer with the Ebson website. This is really cool as I can just email print jobs to my printer from wherever. I printed about 75 full-page pictures. They were beautiful with high levels of detail, but I did seem to have some unattractive print lines in each of the images. Pros: Very fast, low noise, high quality printing Email address for anywhere printing Intuitive touchscreen controls Simple setup Cons: Price Some minor lines in printed color images Overall, the cost of this printer requires a significant investment for home and small businesses but its well worth the cost. If you can afford the cost, this printer is an excellent option and one that I am happy to 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Printer, especially for small business!

    Posted
    RobertW
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Epson's WorkForce Pro ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer is a top-of-the-line machine in a series of small business printers designed to give laser printers a serious run for their money. I have used laser printers for years but this is my replacement for every office now! All of the stand-alone operations on this beast are handled through the 4.3-inch color touch screen. The menus are easy to navigate and intuitive. There is also numeric keypad, which is handy for stand-alone faxing. The ET-8700 prints sharp text on plain paper, practically laser quality. Text looked noticeably crisp, sleek and dark, on a par with what I'd expect from a quality laser printer. Graphics also printed very attractively on Epson's printer, with sharp details, accurate colors and nice mid-tone gradations. Glossy photos printed onto glossy photo paper looked very detailed, and colors were pleasantly saturated. All-in-all this office powerhouse is a joy to use, a reliable companion, and with it's ink system and multiple paper trays, its super easy to maintain. 2 thumbs up from me! 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Forget about laser printers!

    Posted
    Matt
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Epson's WorkForce Pro ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer is a top-of-the-line machine in a series of small business printers designed to give laser printers a serious run for their money. And with fast print speeds, high-quality output and the amazing EcoTank ink system, Epson's printer should easily meet the demands that any small office can throw at it. All of the stand-alone operations on this beast are handled through the 4.3-inch color touch screen. The menus are easy to navigate and intuitive. There is also numeric keypad, which is handy for stand-alone faxing. The ET-8700 prints sharp text on plain paper, practically laser quality. Text looked noticeably crisp, sleek and dark, on a par with what I'd expect from a quality laser printer. Graphics also printed very attractively on Epson's printer, with sharp details, accurate colors and nice mid-tone gradations. Glossy photos printed onto glossy photo paper looked very detailed, and colors were pleasantly saturated. All-in-all this office powerhouse is a joy to use, a reliable companion, and with it's ink system and multiple paper trays, its super easy to maintain. 2 thumbs up from me! 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.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great fast printer!

    Posted
    Aviva

    I was very excited to try out this printer. The concept of an all-on one with EcoTank and top quality printing is something I have been looking for in my office. Setup was no problem (although I am not a novice), works throughout out my office, on all employee computers, no network issues. Also worked well from my iPhone. My first impression was wow, this printer is so fast, it nearly spits out the paper with beautiful color results. The scanner is clear and sharp and the display is user friendly with lots of options. After printing the first few tests I received an error, the front cover was indicated as open. I tried pushing it to close, and the small lock switch was on lock. I tried again and received the same error. I was able to hold the cover closed while printing to get the printing to work. It seems that the sensor on the front cover is defective and this same error comes on and off. Other than the cover glitch, the printer is amazing; fast, sharp and beautiful color with lots of features. 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great touch screen!

    Posted
    Bobblebee
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Loving this printer so far. This thing is a beast. When I first picked up the large 54lb box, I knew this wasn't your average printer. This is NOT a cheap lightweight home printer. It's a true office multi-function office printer. Unboxing was simple. Opening the box, you are presented with 11 boxes of ink. 2 large Black, 3 Cyan, 3 Magenta, and 3 Yellow. I was a little thrown off my the number of ink packs. I was expecting "tanks" of ink due to the name. After getting all the ink boxes out of the way, you lift the printer out of the box using the handles built into the plastic wrapping. Once the plastic wrap is removed there are bunch of pieces of tape to remove. The printer is 99% assembled. All I had to do was attach the paper tray on the front, and install the ink cartridges. I should note I set it up, and primarily use it with our Macs. The setup on the Mac was easy. I downloaded the most recent software from Epson's website instead of using the included CD. My favorite feature so far is the touch screen. It's big and responsive. It made things like setting up wifi super easy. My old LaserJet took forever to set up networking. Using the touchscreen on the front of the ET-8700, it was set up within seconds. Speaking of wifi, Apple Airprint works wonderfully. Printing from ipads and iphones have been super simple Printing is fast too. Again, much faster than my old LaserJet. The only think I was a little disappointed by was photo printing quality. Granted, this is an office printer and not designed to print photos. It'd just be nice to not need a separate printer for photos. I've had a lot of printers over the last 20 years. The Epson's have always been my favorite. They've always been reliable, and the ink is relatively reasonably priced. 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

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Workforce for your home office

    Posted
    SRizvi

    What attracted me to this printer is Epson's EcoTank line. The cost per page is much lower than printers I've purchased in the past, both laser and inkjet. With the Eco tank system, I won't need to search for a DIY/hack to refill proprietary printer cartridges that claim to be empty but are printing well after the "empty" warnings. The touchscreen on this device makes device setup and access to functionality very easy. Wifi setup was fast and the interface was simple. During initial setup, there may be some pumping sounds coming from the printer, but if that's what it takes to squeeze every last drop of ink out of the refillable cartridges, then I'm more than OK with that. The duplex printing capability is a real upgrade for the home office. Day to day utilization of this printer is great. The wireless printing function from Android mobile devices using the Epson iPrint app is more useful than one would think. Also adding this printer on several of our Windows 7 and 10 machines was straightforward and works exactly as expected. This printer is also capable of using cloud printing services and we never have to wonder if the cloud print was successful when you're away from the printer. Using Epson's glossy photo paper we are able print photos at home for around $0.16 per photo and have photos available immediately without having to wait for shipping. Scanning functionality is fast. 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Way Beyond My Expectations

    Posted
    bstiefel49

    Granted this review is based on a short amount of time spent with this all-in-one printer (5 days). but wow I'm really impressed! Let me start this right from the set up process because that can be a big obstacle for people, especially those not technically inclined and it becomes a major source of frustration, BEFORE you even get to the functionality. I use a printer for both work related and personal task and I've had printers that I liked a lot (eventually) but the set up was poorly done; complicated set up, poor directions, repeated steps, etc BUT NOT WITH THIS PRINTER! The set up was a breeze. I mean there is a lot of unpacking to be done but once all the tape and cardboard protection is removed the time I spent from placing the unit down to actual use wasn't more than 15 to 20 minutes if that. The simple start up directions were super clear and software install on my Mac took very little time. I must admit the part I was dreading was the Wi-Fi network set up because I think everyone will agree that not all Wi-Fi enabled devices "play nice" with your router and network set up. SO, it was with much trepidation that I went through the wireless setup, only to discover that my fears were for naught, as the process and connection could not have been easier. Ok, so with the unit set up, how does it print, scan, copy and fax? Well in a word, GREAT! Very impressed. Printing and copying in black and white (which I do mostly) is very fast and the printing is crisp with no smudging whatsoever, what you might expect from a high end printer like this (as good as the laser printer I just had) The color printing results however were astounding. Files printed clearly with vivid colors and detail. . and that was just on plain paper. The results on photo quality specialty papers blew me away. Also the printer has a very cool feature, a rear paper cassette (in addition to the main cassette) that holds special papers and sizes. So rather than having to remove plain paper and put in photo or specialty papers and sizes, you can load them in the rear cassette. For me, scanning is an important requirement, so I need an all-in-one unit to have the ability to easily scan many pages quickly with very good output quality. I can say that the 8700 more than meets that requirement along with a scanning interface that's simple to set up and use. As far as Faxing, I don't have a land-line and instead use a fax service, therefore I can't comment on the 8700"s Fax capabilities. But that said, the fax service does necessitate taking docs you want to fax and making scanned copies to your desktop which you then upload to the service and in that regard I go back to the units great scanning capability which results in very clear sent faxes. Finally, I'm new to the eco-tank concept as I had been using a laser printer. Quite frankly I was tired of replacing the ink cartridges so often so I wasn't keen on ink jet printers. . but the 8700 is very different. The 4 separate ink tanks were very easy to install and hold a huge amount of ink. Also, included with the printer were 3 ink tanks for each color; basically 2 extra ink tanks for each color! According to Epson that's enough to print 16,000 B&W pages and 12,000 color pages! YES you read that right, right out of the box the 8700 will print thousands of pages before replacement ink is necessary. As the statement below indicates, I was provided this printer free of charge to do a review, however having used it, if it hadn't been free, I would have bought it. 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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid All-in-One

    Posted
    BryanT
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I received and set up my Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One printer about a week ago and have have been using it in my home office ever since. It replaced an Epson ET-3600 that I had been using for the past couple years. I had always used HP printers in my home office prior to these printers but had been having a lot of issues with them not lasting, having expensive ink and not really working when printing from my iPad and iPhone. The Epson printers have had none of these issues. I really am liking the ET-8700 compared to the 3600. The printer was extremely easy to set up - basically just take it out of the box, remove some tape, insert the ink and it is good to go. I really liked the change in ink from the squirt bottles on the 3600 to the bags on the ET-8700. It was much cleaner and easier to use. It was also great that it came with spare ink so I am not needing to go out and purchase replacements. This way I will order replacements when I use the included ones and always have a backup. Once it was physically set up, I ran the included setup disk first on my windows PC and then downloaded and ran the Mac installer on my Macbook - it connected to my network right away and I was using it on both devices in minutes. I love the automatic document feeder - this is a feature that I was sorely missing on my old printer. I also like how much paper it holds. This printer also has fax capability, which I only use a few times a year personally but it is something that my IT Consulting clients sometimes need and because of this I will be able to recommend this printer to them as well. This has been a solid printer and it has been working extremely well since I set it up. 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

    Solid Business Class Printer

    Posted
    user8120

    This review is for the Epson WorkForce Pro ET-8700 EcoTank printer. EcoTank printers turn the traditional cheap printer with expensive ink business model upside down. This printer costs a fair amount up front, but ink refills should be less expensive per page than traditional ink printers. The ink packs are easy to install, just shake the packs a few times, remove them from the packaging, and snap into place in the printer. The high-capacity color ink packs that came with the printer are rated for 5,000 pages, while the extra-high capacity pack for black is rated for 10,000 pages. The printer comes with three packs of each type of color ink and two black packs. Setting up the unit was straightforward, but a little bit time consuming due to a large number of tape pieces securing the various components during shipment. The printer connected to my wireless network without problems. One nice thing about this model is that it can update its firmware via its menu system. It's a lot easier than downloading software to a PC and then uploading to the printer. The printer has a web interface that you can connect to with a browser on your network. The device appears to have a number of options related to device security, access control, LDAP integration, and many other settings that would be used in an office environment who needs more control over printer settings. Print quality seems decent and noise is reasonable for this type of printer. The printer also has a quiet mode for those needing it. Windows 10 was able to find the printer on the network and connect to it, however you can only access basic printer settings unless you download Epson's drivers instead of whatever is included with Windows. I've only had this printer for a few days, but my general impression is that this is a solidly built printer designed for an office environment. 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