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Epson - WorkForce Pro EcoTank ET-8700 Wireless All-in-One Printer-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews

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  • 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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXPENSIVE, BUT WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!

    Posted
    ATVDAD
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    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is by far, the best printer I have ever owned. It prints fast both in black and white and in color. The eco tank feature should end up being amazing....but it will take some time to actually see if it lasts a year as Epson suggests. Large paper trey as well as an additional rear trey. Large lcd screen for all tasks. I absolutely love this printer. The only negative so far is that it is a little loud when printing, Not really that big of a deal though. 5 stars from my family and me!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Epson

      Hi ATVDAD, thank you for this five-star review of your new Epson EcoTank printer. We appreciate your purchase and are glad to hear you are enjoying the cartridge-free printing. Have a great day! Best, Brandon – The Epson Team. Epson

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Supertank, you won't be disappointed!

    Posted
    RayN999
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Supertank. When I first heard this term being used for this printer, I just figured it would be oversized containers connected to the side of the printer like I've seen in other devices in Epson's ET series. I was surprised to learn that it indeed refers to a much larger container of ink residing in a drawer at the bottom of the printer. This printer ships with 2, yes TWO year supply of ink (based on average printing, mileage may vary). In the box is a two pack of black ink, and three each of the Cyan, Magenta, Yellow inks. Unboxing and setting the printer up was mostly effortless. It has a large 250 sheet capacity paper tray that will handle up to 8.5" x 14" (legal) size paper, and an 80 sheet rear tray that theoretically can handle 8.5" x 44" paper for panorama photo prints or those really long spreadsheets. Duplexing, printing on both sides, is quiet and fast. Document scanning from either the flatbed or the document feeder (ADF) is fast and it'll scan both sides on the ADF enabling copying or faxing or scanning from double-sided documents a breeze. A large selection of settings for quality or page options will enable the best quality of scans you desire. Once Epson's software is set up on a PC, scanning from documents to a PDF, e-mail, or network folder can be accomplished with a push of a button. Print quality, like other Epson products I've used in the past, is quite good, more than adequate for an office environment. To get better quality for photos and high quality media would require stepping up to Epson's professional line of photo printers, but that's beyond the scope of this review. Print output was crisp & clean and there was no smearing or other quality artifacts in any of the prints I tested. Both inbound and outbound faxing, while of limited use nowdays with e-mail and social networks, was excellent. The 'Supertank' technology is relatively new to the market but it's coming from Epson who has pioneered and successfully implemented the EcoTank tech in both their consumer and WorkForce printer lines. I see it as nothing less than a great cost saving for the consumer or business owner in the end. "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

    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."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerhouse for less cost

    Posted
    Klaus

    The Epson ET-8700 is a powerhouse all around. Working my way from the outside inwards: The All in One unit is not small, but for what it can do its size is just right. The machine has 2 paper trays. Eco Ink meaning the ink will last you quite a while longer. The large display screen allows for easy and very visible navigation through the menu for settings and adjustments. The large buttons on the center make it easy to get to where you need to go as well as the larger fax number keys on the front right are perfect size to make sure you are pressing the intended button. The Printer functionality is as expected and better. The auto duplex printing feature is something to be careful with. Once you have it, you will never want a printer that does not have this feature. Amazing and what a time saver. It printers the document out and pulls it back in for reverse side printing. No more turning manually. It prints documents and pictures lighting fast. The network functionality of this printer is wonderful. The software allowed me to find the printer right away. No hassle. The entire unit was setup in less than 7 min (Including unboxing). The Scanner factuality is again something you would not normally have. Auto Duplex scanning. Again what a productive and time saving feature. Networking scanning to email or file server is easily setup. I used the Web gui since I was familiar with Epsons interface before. Faxing with this machine is a dream. You can add contacts via either the front panel or the software or the web interface. I used the fax function through the computer (print to fax). Very nice and works great. After Installing the software and drivers the USB port on the printer will be mounted on your computer (also if used via Network mode). This means once you plug in a USB stick into the printer you can edit / view the files on your computer. Very handy for last second edits. A final suggestion for the second tray (the one in the back) I use it for envelops which help again with timing since I do not have to get up and change the paper to envelope I can simply select tray 2 and printer my addresses on the envelope without even getting up. This unit really does everything an expensive office printer would do however for less cost of one and also no expensive maintenance / support group. I recommend this printer for home and small to medium business use. Future feature I would like to see is a toner / laser version of this unit. Please note: 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