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Do you use your printer A LOT? If so, you will want to read this post

 

It’s amazing how much technology people have in their homes these days. Most people I know own laptops, desktops, tablets, smartphones and so much more.

There are some things I cannot live without – my laptop, my smartphone, my television and my printer. I rarely use my desktop or tablets.

I used to use my printer a lot with my home business. I made personalized party favors and some of the products I offered were personalized candy wrappers for Hershey bars and Hershey miniatures, as well as personalized buttons. Let me tell you, I went through A LOT of ink. I was literally buying new ink cartridges every other week. At nearly $30 each, it was VERY expensive. I had to change my prices just to cover the amount of ink I went through.

Fast forward to today. I don’t have my home business anymore (not since 2007). I do print out things for my blog, but that is mostly just contracts that I need to sign and send back to the client.

I do work outside of the home. I work with children in an after school program. I used to work with a kindergarten program too.

This is a “cake” I made out of personalized wrappers I made for Hershey’s Miniatures. Needless to say I used A LOT of ink for my business.

When I worked with the kindergarteners I printed out A LOT of worksheets, coloring pages, activities and more. We did have access to the printer at school, but since we were not an official school program, they frowned upon us using the printer. For that reason I printed most of the stuff at home. Once again I went through a lot of ink (mostly black).

I currently work with the upper elementary kids. They LOVE to color. I find myself printing out roughly 50-100 coloring pages every week or so. I also do all the printing at home because we have no access to the printers at school.

I’m not worried about printing out so many pages anymore. That is because I have a new printer. I have an Epson Expression ET-2750 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer. Let me tell you, this has been a game changer. I have made close to 1,000 copies since receiving the printer to review, and my ink cartridge still have hundreds (or a thousand or more) prints left.

Here is some additional information about this printer from the Epson website.

The Expression ET-2750 EcoTank wireless all-in-one offers revolutionary cartridge-free printing with easy-to-fill, supersized ink tanks. It includes up to 2 years of ink in the box1. That’s an incredible amount of ink – enough to print up to 5,200 pages2, and equivalent to about 30 ink cartridge sets3. Plus, it features auto-stop ink bottles with each color uniquely keyed for easy filling of each tank. And, you save up to 80 percent on ink with low-cost replacement bottles4. The ET-2750 also offers convenient wireless printing from tablets and smartphones5, plus Wi-Fi Direct®6 and auto 2-sided printing.

I was concerned that the cost of replacement ink was going to be a small fortune. There are four different inks for this printer (each sold separately). The black ink tank is the largest, since most people go through black ink more so than colored inks.

My current ink levels as per the printer (as seen on my computer).

I was SHOCKED when I saw how much ink for this printer costs. On the EPSON website, the black ink is $19.99 and the colored inks are $12.99. WOW! I used to pay around $30 for the black ink alone with my other printer, and it barely printed that many pages, compared to the whopping 5,200 black ink pages this printer prints out. That alone is very impressive.

It even comes with plenty of ink to use straight out of the box.

You can check the ink levels on the printer it’s self, which is nice. The ink goes in the front of the computer with a clear level display so you know how much ink you have. You never want to start a big project without knowing exactly how much ink you have. They are marked with each color (abbreviated) so that you know which is which. You can also check ink levels on your computer.

Sound wise, this printer is no louder than any other printer I have used. It sounds about average.

This printer is a wireless printer, which means you can print stuff directly from your phone or from another device. This is a great feature to have because it allows my kids to print out school work without having to take over my computer if I am working at my desk. I never realized just how much I would appreciate this feature until we’ve gone through a couple of situations where my kids needed the printer and I needed to get work done.

Like many printers available these days, you can do a lot with the printer from an small display on the unit it’s self. You can tell the printer what you want to do (copy, scan…), perform maintenance, and more. I like that I can do that without even having to log on to my computer.

This printer doesn’t hold a lot of paper at one time, so when I am printing a big job I need to replenish the paper frequently. Initially I wasn’t too fond of that, but I’ve learned to deal with it and it’s not so bad anymore.

I find that this printer can be a little slower to print things out compared to other printers I have used in the past.

Occasionally the printer will pause what it’s doing. Judging by the sounds it makes I think it’s doing some kind of an ink or maintenance check. It doesn’t do it for all print jobs. It only seems to do it when you are printing a lot of things.

This brief video gives you some more insight on this printer.

 

Here is some additional information about this printer.

  • Cartridge-free printing — comes with up to 2 years of ink in the box1
  • Includes enough ink to print up to 6,500 pages black/5,200 color2 — equivalent to about 30 ink cartridge sets3
  • Save up to 80 percent on ink with low-cost replacement bottles4 — plus easy-to-fill, supersized ink tanks
  • Easy wireless — easily print from iPad®, iPhone®, Android tablets and smartphones5; includes Wi-Fi Direct6
  • Auto 2-sided printing — save up to 50 percent of your paper supply
  • 1.44″ color display — easy setup and navigation
  • Borderless photo printing — built-in memory card slot7 to easily print and share borderless 4″ x 6″ photos, PC-free
  • Exclusive auto-stop ink bottles — uniquely keyed for easy filling of each color
  • Unbeatable combination of value1 and convenience — the freedom to print anything you want in color, without worry
  • Product protection you can count on — 2-year limited warranty with registration8
  • Hands-free voice-activated printing** — ask Alexa to print a variety of creative projects and everyday documents, including your to-do and shopping lists. Find out more!

So far I am really pleased with this printer. Honestly, the fact I don’t have to buy ink every other week is a God send. I cannot afford expensive ink cartridges. Being able to printer over 5,000+ black/white pages is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!  My “work kids” appreciate it too because I am able to provide them with a steady stream of coloring and activity pages.

If you are interested in learning more about the visit the printer’s page on the EPSON website. I linked to it for your convenience. This is NOT an affiliate link.

For more information about EPSON printers visit EPSON.com. The brand can also be found on social media. Their links are found at the bottom of their website.

Are you in need of a new printer?

Do you do a lot of black/white and/or color printing?

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

Kimberly

*I received a free printer to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.