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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a Workhorse

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

    Built well, prints fast, and the ink system is very well thought out. What more could you want?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT!!

    Posted
    Lisa
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This is the best printer I have ever owned. And I have had several over the last 15 years for our company. The ink last forever and I print a lot and I am so happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Epson

      Hi Lisa, thank you for taking the time to write a five-star review of your Epson EcoTank printer. We appreciate your business, and value your feedback. Have a great day. Best, Eddie – The Epson Team. Epson

  • 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

    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.

    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

    Workhorse of a printer

    Posted
    SaratogaSam
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Initially I was reluctant to use this printer because I have always been a fan of HP printers but I think Epson has stepped it up with their Eco-Tank printers. Moving away from disposable ink cartridges is a huge reason that I was ecstatic to try out this printer. The size of the box and the printer may intimidate you at first but then this printer is for a midsize office rather than a one-person home office. Regardless of the size, the initial printer set up is a piece of cake but be sure to remove all the packaging material including the tape before you turn it on. With it's ability to hold multiple paper formats, the priniting is quick and crisp without any smudged ink. For copying and scanning, the document feeder works like a charm. You can also place the document directly on the flatbed for scan or copy. This is a workhorse of a printer that is suitable for medium sized office or if you do a great amount of printing or scanning, for your home office. It can also fax, though who in these days of email uses fax? Note that you will need to buy your USB cable if you choose to hook it up directly to your computer and a telephone cable if you want to use the fax. The printer comes with 2 years worth of ink with a much larger bottle and tank for the basic black ink. I think this is very helpful for a small to a medium office where the print ratio is skewed towards documents then pictures. The printer also comes with a separate tank an ink for a special photo black ink. This makes for much more vibrant pictures and I think its a great new feature that they are able to do with the Eco-Tank 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 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

    Great Printer with Endless Ink!

    Posted
    sharrison

    The printer comes with 2+ years worth of ink, and provides a much larger tank for the basic black ink. No more painful ink cartridge or laser toner to go purchase and install every month! Setup was pretty easy once I got it out of the box and took off all the tape, definitely secure for shipping. Connected wirelessly to my laptop without any trouble and was printing minutes later. Once setup did everything I needed from scanning to the cloud (which was pretty convenient) along with faster printing speeds than my old laser printer. Overall very happy. No reservations, I recommend this printer for all small business or large office business needs. It will not disappoint. 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

    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.

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Quality and Functionality

    Posted
    WorkerBee

    Epson ET-8700 EcoTank All- in-One-Printer I am so amazed using this printer. I thought it would be larger, but it is perfect for my office. It is a great printer. Scanning, faxing and copying are all built into one printer. Extremely fast. Having ink tanks that last 2 years or more is the best. I can print up to 16,000 pages with the cartridges. This printer is efficient and saves me money on ink. ENERGY STAR qualified. Epson has an environmental site I highly recommend, www.epson.com/environment. A CD was included to understand set up. Self-explanatory. There are four ink packs, black, cyan, magenta and yellow. They are self-contained. You place them into the bottom reservoir trays. It takes 7 minutes for them to charge before you can print your first copy. This printer is extremely quiet. It has a large capacity paper tray. Very happy. 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

    Fast, Reliable and Great Printing

    Posted
    AndrewB

    This is the third printer we have used for our business. All have been Epson, and all have been a tremendous improvement. My first printer was a basic printer that I thought would be enough for company. I quickly realized that the printer wasn't designed for heavy printing. The inks cartridges were costly and did not last long. Enter the Epson ET-8700 EcoTank. This printer has been nothing but a joy. Taking the printer out of the packaging it was clear this is a serious printer. For the size of the printer it the actual footprint is not that large, and it fits comfortably on a small side table. The printer was secured with dozens of blue tape pieces that held everything securely in place for shipping. It was a pain to remove all these pieces, but this is a one time task. Setting up the printer with my Windows 10 laptop was very easy. The directions were clear and simple except when inserting the ink. It wasn't clear that a piece had to be removed for the ink to fit.Two years worth of ink come in the box.The included software walked me through the installation and the upgrade of the printer's firmware. The entire software process took roughly 12 minutes. When the install finished, the magic began. This printer is fast. The test page was printed almost instantly. Faster than any of the big office printers I have used. I have only had this printer for a short period of time, but I can already tell I will love it. For the next two years, I can print and print without any worry about running out of ink. I would recommend this printer to anyone that needs to do a lot of printing or just wants a workforce that won't need any ink for two years. 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

    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.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Home office wizard, one device for everything!

    Posted
    chad

    I've spent a week putting this thing through the wringer. It's been nothing short of stellar. I am mostly impressed by the speed of printing, followed closely by the ink capacity and also the paper capacity. You can load half a ream up front, and 50 pages in the rear. The automatic double-sided printing is flawless, pictures print with robust color, and I've yet to jam a paper or have a software hang-up. All that being said, the main downfall (if you want to call it that) is that the software is a tad difficult to use for the novice user, which I am not, so I figured it out pretty easily. The scanner is quick and accurate, from docs to pics it does the job right every time. I will use this printer in my home office from now on! It's amazing and eco-friendly! 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

    WOW!! its a BEAST of a printer!! Amazing!

    Posted
    dfortuna

    I personally own 3 Franchises and we do a lot of printing and I mean a lot!! Problem is most of the standard printers I would get would be slow, and I would burn through ink which gets expensive. So I got this Epson ET-8700 to try. This printer is an absolute beast of a printer. The size is great considering what It has to offer and for being a business class printer. Setup was an absolute snap and I was out of the box, setup, Wi-Fi configured and paper and ink loaded all under 15 minutes. The printer can hold over 250 sheets of paper and now lets talk about the best part the ink!! These printers can save you a ton of money on ink costs against standard printers. Inside the box its comes with 2 years of ink.let me say that again 2 years of ink which is amazing. According to the box that can equate to almost 16,000 pages to print. This was a huge selling point for me as we print multiple times a day. The Epson ET-8700 is fast as well and I was blown away at how quick it prints out the pages. The prints are clear, and the color is vivid. I setup the printer to work locally, and configured by wi-fi which is great for us when printing from other computers in the office, cell phones, iPad, or tablets. Also as a crystal clear 4.3 inch touch screen which helps make it easy to select what you want to do. This Epson ET-8700 is also great at scans and documents feed through the feeder. I have tried a lot of printers over my time but this Epson ET-8700 wins hands down its by far the best printer I have owned. Its well worth the investment especially for a business that does lots of printing and wants to save on ink costs!! Your investment will go far with this printer. I am a firm believer in you get what you paid for , and this printer is no exception. "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 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Printer I've Owned. Seriously.

    Posted
    MakerMan

    This is a review for the Epson ET-8700 that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review. Overview: This printer is the best all around printer that I've owned. It is big, but it has fast print speed, quality scanning, super easy ink (since you don't have to replace it), and was much easier to set up than others that I've tried. This is a big plus because I often find hooking up a printer to wifi and keeping it in the system is a pain, Also, the printer can print from my cell phone. Nice! Pros - Easy Set Up (even the set up of the big ink wells for eco tank was easy and now I don't have to change Cyan all the time! @@@@@@@ - Easy print from phone (I've had this in the past and it was inconsistent. This seems much better. Maybe its newer and they've figured that stuff out) - Fast Printing - No replacing ink!!! - Easy and quality scanning - Holds lots of paper - Strong photo quality Cons - Its pretty big (but it does hold a lot of paper. This a good all around printer for a small biz etc). - Its still louder than laser.

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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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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

    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

    I would recommend this to a friend