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Epson EcoTank ET-8550 A3+ Photo Printer

MSRP 850 EURNEX score 79%

Product Overview

Epson EcoTank ET-8550 is an A3+ 3-in-1 ink-tank printer optimized for photo printing. Similar to Canon's latest approach, the ET-8550 bumps the number of inks to 6 with the addition of a photo black and grey for better photo printing quality.
The EcoTank ET-8550 can be considered the successor to the ET-7550 introduced a few years back. It not only adds an additional (Grey) ink but also improves upon the ET-7550 in features.
Among these improvements is the new 10.9cm / 4.3" touch screen that brings the printer's UI to the 21st century. There is also an auto-duplexer for A4-size paper.
The EcoTank ET-8550, like its A4-sized sister, ET-8500, uses Epson's Claria ET Premium inks that offer improved durability and color reproduction compared to other EcoTank inks.
For those who prefer more features rather than pure print quality, Epson also markets the ET-16600, ET-16650, ET-16150, and ET-15000.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Low running costs
  • Two years of free ink
  • Easy to use and manage
  • Prints A3+ and A4+ photos
Cons
  • Only one paper tray

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent print quality
  • Easy to use
  • Two years of free ink
  • Large touchscreen
Cons
  • Slow print speed
  • No automatic duplexing
  • High running costs
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Capacity

Paper Sizes
A3+, A3, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, C6, DL, No. 10, Letter, 10 x 15 cm, 13 x 18 cm, 100 x 148 mm, User defined, B4, Legal, Executive

Connectivity

Ports
USB, LAN
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 5, Wi-Fi Direct

Construction

Colors
Black
Form Factor
Wireless ink tank inkjet 3-in-1 printer with 6-color continuous ink supply system (CISS)
Nozzles
360 nozzles Black + 180 nozzles per color Color

Dimensions

Size | Depth
379 mm
Size | Height
169 mm
Size | Width
523‎ mm
Weight
11.1 kg

Display

Display Diagonal
10.9 cm

Function

Double-Sided Printing
A4 size
Misc
Micro Piezo with variable-sized droplet (min 1.5 pl)
Reduction / Enlargement
25 - 400%
Resolution | Print
5760 x 1440 dpi
Resolution | Scan
1200 x 2400 dpi
Touch Screen
Yes

Performance

Noise Level
37 dB
Power Consumption
17 W
Speed | Print
16 ISO ipm / 32 ipm Black | 12 ISO ipm / 32 ipm Color
Storage
SD / microSD reader
Yield
Black: 2300 pages | Color: 2300 pages

Production

Consumables
Black: EcoTank 114 Black Pigment ink (70 ml) | Color: EcoTank 114 Photo Black / Cyan / Magenta / Yellow / Grey ink (70 ml)
Debut
2021

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External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
For a photo printer, the ET-8550 is extremely inexpensive to use. Epson includes two years of free ink with your purchase. If you often print full-page tabloid or supertabloid photos or art, it will be great for your bottom line. We wish it had an ADF for passing multipage documents to the scanner.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent print quality
  • Easy to use
  • Two years of free ink
Cons
  • High running costs

techradar[2]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Epson EcoTank ET-8550 is a pleasure to use thanks to the large intuitive touchscreen interface and smooth, quiet operation. The optimised print resolution of 5,760 x 1,400 dpi is impressive, while the scan resolution is not much lower at 1,200 x 4,800 dpi. It prints mono A4 pages quickly at 32ppm (pages per minute), though that slows right down in auto duplex mode. While it prints slowly, it also prints very quietly.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent print quality
  • Easy to use
  • Large touchscreen
Cons
  • Slow print speed
  • No automatic duplexing

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550 All-in-One Wide-Format Supertank Printer Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/epson-ecotank-photo-et-8550-all-in-one-wide-format-supertank-printer. 2021-07-27. Retrieved 2021-07-28.
2. ^ Epson EcoTank ET-8550 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/epson-ecotank-et-8550. 2021-05-26. Retrieved 2021-05-28.

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