Kim’s printer choice for creating professional-quality photos at home
If you have a printer, you probably know it’s good for two things: first, to help you with office work, and second, to burn a hole in your wallet. Even if you buy an affordable printer, you are sure to lose money thanks to the cost of replacing ink cartridges. (You always think they last longer than they do – but they seem to go out in no time.)
This is especially true if you want to print photos. As we all know, pictures slurp a ton of ink. Fortunately, our sponsor Epson’s EcoTank printers have eliminated the expensive middleman of ink cartridges and instead used their user-refillable tanks. Out-of-the-box they can deliver up to 11,000 black and white pages or 8,500 color pages. You can save around 80% of the money you would otherwise spend on traditional ink cartridges.
Get ready now for even greater savings. Epson announced that it is expanding its popular EcoTank printers with new models specifically designed for creative professionals and home offices that use a lot of paper. When you need a powerful, powerful printer, there are some great new gadgets to choose from.
Attention, photographers! These two printers are perfect for you
Two new printers have been specially developed for creative people. According to Epson, the EcoTank Photo ET-8500 and the EcoTank Photo ET-8550 can print borderless 4 x 6 inch prints in just 15 seconds. (Plus, you can print them for about 4 cents a piece – compare that to the 40 cents a piece average you’d pay if you used ink cartridges). They also have gray and photo black inks specifically for black and white art.
In addition, these two models deliver vivid colors, smooth gradations and sharp text. They are the only Epson consumer photo printers to support Epson’s Signature Worthy media line, as well as card stock and other specialty media up to 1.3mm thick.
They are also compatible with Epson Print Layout software. (Never heard of it? It’s a downloadable application that helps photographers like you streamline the photo printing process.)
Here are some more features you get:
- Easily accessible media compartments with front drawer
- A high resolution flatbed scanner
- A 4.3 inch color touchscreen display
- Wireless printing options.
- Large format borderless prints up to 13 “by 19” for larger creative project and output sizes
All of that for a brand new print line starting at $ 599.99. What is not to love
Do you have a small business? These printers offer great performance at a low price
Say hello to the new Epson EcoTank Pro printers. It launches the EcoTank Pro ET-5150 and EcoTank Pro ET-5170 at a starting price of $ 499.99 to give your home office the support it needs. These printers allow you to take advantage of the best technology EcoTank has to offer at affordable prices. Get fast, high-volume, cartridge-free printing.
If you’re new to the Epson EcoTank printer range, here are a few quick reasons why it’s worth making the switch:
- It has several models to suit your printing needs (the two above are perfect for small businesses or sophisticated home offices, for example).
- Every printer works like this: Instead of replacing ink cartridges, simply fill them with inexpensive ink bottles.
- Each bottle has ink in the box for up to two years – this corresponds to around 30 cartridge ink sets!
- And when your bottle is empty, save up to 80% on ink with inexpensive replacement bottles from Epson.
Bottom line: you’re not wasting ink. Epson ink comes from specially coded auto-stop bottles and then flows into oversized tanks.