Expression EcoTank ET-2550by Epson

  • Expression EcoTank ET-2550
  • Expression EcoTank ET-2550
  • Expression EcoTank ET-2550
  • Expression EcoTank ET-2550
  • Expression EcoTank ET-2550
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
78%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The replacement ink is low cost with no cartridges to replace.
  • The ET-2550 connects with Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct, or it can use the microSD card slot.
  • It comes with enough ink to do 4,000 monochrome and 6,500 color pages.

CONS

  • The initial cost of the printer is high.
  • It has a tiny display, and--while it can copy and scan--there's no fax or automatic document feeder.
  • Printing speed is slow, and graphics are below average.
The Epson's Expression EcoTank ET-2550 is a light duty multi-function printer that uses refillable ink tanks rather than cartridges. Costing more for the printer and less for ink, the EcoTank ET-2550 includes up to two years of ink that can print up to 4,000 monochrome and 6,500 color pages. You add ink from bottles that costs a little more than $50 total for all four colors. Connect with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct to print wirelessly with Google Cloud, AirPrint, Mopria, or Epson Connect, or use a USB or SD card right from your camera. You can preview images or navigate settings with the 1.4-inch color LCD screen. The printer’s flatbed scanner can copy and scan, but there’s no document feeder or fax.
NameExpression EcoTank ET-2550SureColor P600Workforce WF-7610Officejet Pro 8620PIXMA iP110
ManufacturerEpsonEpsonEpsonHPCanon
Techwalla Score
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100%

Sure, the Epson EcoTank line is initially more expensive than comparable printers, but the ability to fill up your ink tanks at about 1/20th…

Sure, the Epson EcoTank line is initially more expensive than comparable printers, but the ability to fill up your ink tanks at about 1/20th of the cost of buying new ink makes it an incredibly attractive option.

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80%

If you're replacing these every month or so, this is obviously a massive expense--the expensive printer / cheap ink combination is a godsend

If you're replacing these every month or so, this is obviously a massive expense--the expensive printer / cheap ink combination is a godsend

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80%

Serious photographers will love the sharpness and depth of the ET-2550's glossy photo prints — and given their heavy use of ink, stand to be…

Serious photographers will love the sharpness and depth of the ET-2550's glossy photo prints — and given their heavy use of ink, stand to benefit the most from this model's unique, refillable ink tanks. Photo print times are slow, however.

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70%

You can potentially save a lot of money on ink cartridge refills by opting into the EcoTank brand, but you'll have to exceed the cost of the…

You can potentially save a lot of money on ink cartridge refills by opting into the EcoTank brand, but you'll have to exceed the cost of the initial retail price first, which will likely take a few years of consistent printing.

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60%

As one of Epson's EcoTank printers, it sells at a much higher price than similarly equipped models, but includes much more ink, with replace…

As one of Epson's EcoTank printers, it sells at a much higher price than similarly equipped models, but includes much more ink, with replacement ink available at a very low cost.

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... if you spend a bit more to upgrade to Epson’s EcoTank series, you won't have to buy new ink for a long, long time.

... if you spend a bit more to upgrade to Epson’s EcoTank series, you won't have to buy new ink for a long, long time.

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Epson is attempting to rewrite printer history with its new line of EcoTank inkjet printers

Epson is attempting to rewrite printer history with its new line of EcoTank inkjet printers

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The printers cost significantly more than non-EcoTank models, but the inks not only last longer, they are less expensive to replace.

The printers cost significantly more than non-EcoTank models, but the inks not only last longer, they are less expensive to replace.

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[I]t’s a printer that comes with everything you need. You get up to two years’ worth of ink right out of the box along with a fully function…

[I]t’s a printer that comes with everything you need. You get up to two years’ worth of ink right out of the box along with a fully functional wireless printer and scanner combination.

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