Monday, 11 January 2016

Epson Ecotank ET 4500 Review

Whether your child is big or small you know they they love to print out things, though what they print out  over time may change the printer can take a right good bashing on the ink front. I lost count of the number of times particularly during my sons GCSE's years that we had to order print cartridge after printer cartridge and even then they weren't the official ones so we were comprising on ink quality. The amount of documents, photos etc that my son is going to have to print now is on the increase as he has just started his A levels and goodness knows what the amount will be when he finally goes to university . I couldn't believe when someone told me that on the University equipment list is your own printer so I think he will be taking the one that we got sent to review from Epson.

The printer that we were sent for review is the Epson Eco tank 4500 (RRP £299)

which comes with a 2 year supply of ink, The Epson ET - 4500 is different as it doesn't use ink cartridges but uses a tank however be warned you'll need to wear gloves as it can be a slightly messy process. My son likes having an easy if a printer that he can use over wifi and as such the printer is now in his study. The printer produces good quality document , it prints in colour alright but it isn't a dedicated printer for churning out your favourite photographs.

The only bugbear is that is doesn't do duplex printing ( printing on both sides ) you have to do that yourself if you wish your printing to be like that. It is a good solid printer that is worth purchasing and there are many more within the Ecotank range , you can get a pack of all 4 ink colours for around  £20 from online retailers.

Disclosure : As mentioned in the opening paragraph we were sent this printer for review .


  1. This looks like a great printer, I think the ink will last longer due to the tank. Is this the case?

  2. This looks like a really great choice, non-duplex printing aside. I've been desperate to buy a printer after our last one broke a few years ago but it's just never made it to the top of the list. I'll have to send this to my OH for further investigation!

    1. There's a few in the range to suit budgets, I hope you find one that you like x


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