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Epson Australia banks on two new EcoTanks: A3 and A4 5-colour ink printing

Promising printers with "up to two years worth of ink included", Epson has taken its excellent EcoTank printers and has upgraded them with "a new five-colour ink system, auto-stop ink bottles and integrated ink tanks".

Thanks very much, Epson, for your excellent EcoTank printers, letting you take monetary and ecological savings straight to the bank.

Epson's EcoTank printers have, as the company proudly boasts, "revolutionised the world of small office, home office and semi-professional photo printing with the launch of its new EcoTank Expression Premium ET-7750 (A3) and EcoTank Expression Premium ET-7700 (A4) multi-functional photo printers that come with a 5-colour ink system and up to two years worth of ink – an incredible 14,000 pages in black or 9000 in colour – included".

These figures are based on average monthly print volumes of 300 pages, but if you print even more than that, there's still plenty of ink in the system, and replacement ink is very inexpensive as you'll see further below.

Of course, these printers cost more than competitors who charge you incredible amounts for ink long after you've paid some low upfront cost, but savvy business people will be able to see the savings for themselves when they take a look at Epson's figures.

The headline features and benefits are as follows:

  • Cartridge-free printing with up to 2 years of ink in the box
  • Includes enough ink to print up to 14,000 pages black or 9000 colour
  • Unique auto-stop ink bottles uniquely keyed for easy filling of each colour
  • 5-colour inks for printing high-quality documents and photos up to A3
  • Versatile paper handling with dedicated paper and photo trays
  • Easy PC-free printing with built-in USB and memory card slots
  • Complete wireless solution – easily print from iPad, iPhone, Android tablets and smartphones; includes Wi-Fi Direct and Ethernet

So, what makes the new EcoTanks different to previous models?

Well, we now have that headline feature of "5-colour inks" in both the Expression Premium ET-7750 and ET-7700 wireless EcoTank all-in-one printers.

This means "cartridge-free printing with easy-to-fill ink tanks and the new 'Epson exclusive' auto-stop ink bottles, with each colour uniquely keyed for easy filling of each tank".

As you'd expect from modern all-in-one printers, "the ET-7750 prints borderless up to A3 while the ET-7700 prints borderless up to A4 and both include paper and photo trays plus built-in USB and card slots".

GM of Sales and Marketing at Epson Australia’s Consumer Division Bruce Bealby said, “Not to over state things but the feedback we’ve had from the market is that these two new printers are real game changers.

"Now like never before serious home, small office and semi-pro photographers have the freedom to print thousands of high quality photos and documents hassle-free for one upfront price - something they have never had before. It‘s safe to say the world of photo printing has now officially changed for the better.”

Now, if you're one to print, print and print again, additional low-cost ink can be bought for $22.99 RRP (each colour) and $29.99 RRP (black) in "convenient high-volume bottles that have a drip-free nozzle and resealable cap for easy storage and refilling".

The ink bottles "also incorporate the unique key system that fits onto their corresponding colour on the printer to prevent misfilling and hold enough ink to print a massive 8,000 pages in black and 5,000 pages in colour".

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Epson states that "the benefits of these two new printers don't stop there as in addition to printing documents they also have all the functions you need to create lab quality photos and 4” x 6” borderless photos in just 27 seconds. Users can also easily edit their photos with Automatic Photo Correction and red-eye removal and use the dedicated CD/DVD tray for direct printing onto those media".

In addition, as with most Epson printers, the Expression ET-7750 and ET-7700 support 802.11n and include Wi-Fi Direct, "which means not only is no router required, but also you get greater coverage and faster speeds even when sharing the printer with multiple PCs around the home or office".

As you'd expect, the printers also have "built-in Ethernet which makes sharing them on any network simple and straightforward and users can easily print from direct their tablet or smartphone using Epson Connect solutions which support Android, Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, iPad and iPhone, Chromebook, Fire-OS, Mac, and Windows devices. You can also scan documents and save them to the cloud for easy access and collaboration".

Epson boasts of also having "made navigating the printers’ menu particularly user-friendly with a bright 2.7" TFT colour LCD screen and user friendly control panel buttons, making printing of photos, reports, invoices and presentations and the PC-free scanning and copying of high-quality colour or black-and-white documents easier than ever".

Finally, and as if that weren’t enough, the Epson EcoTank Expression ET-7750 and ET-7700 printers are backed by a "two year Return-to-Base warranty (one year standard and one bonus year upon registration). Users can receive the additional two years bonus warranty when they register online within 30 days of purchase at Epson's registrations website here".

Available now from Epson's website and Epson resellers, such as Harvey Norman stores across Australia and others, the two models retail for $999 (ET-7750) and $799 (ET-7700) respectively.

More information on Epson's EcoTank technology is here.

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