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Old 04.01.2020, 20:05
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Anybody tried the Epsom ECO tank printers?

Any of you use one of these new printers that you fill with liquid ink? And the concept of getting "unlimited" ink delivered? How does it work in practice?

I'm just an occasional printer but I seem to go through a cheap (100chf) printer per year.. My canon pixma has just died today after about 12-14 months.. And I literally only print ~50 pages per year.

Worth the higher initial cost for the Epsom?
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Old 04.01.2020, 21:46
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Any of you use one of these new printers that you fill with liquid ink? And the concept of getting "unlimited" ink delivered? How does it work in practice?

I'm just an occasional printer but I seem to go through a cheap (100chf) printer per year.. My canon pixma has just died today after about 12-14 months.. And I literally only print ~50 pages per year.

Worth the higher initial cost for the Epsom?
I've read about this one only a few weeks ago here on EF? (Sorry, can't find it right now).
No, have not tried it but googled it back then and it makes sense.

And only printing 50 pages a year may exactly be the problem. Since I don't print every crap out anymore, my printer plays up often too.
Thing is: Could be the same with the tank printers, I wondered.
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Re: Anybody tried the Epsom ECO tank printers?

I got an Epson WF5620, no problems printing out not many papers per year.
It does not have the eco tanks, but something similar.
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Old 05.01.2020, 02:01
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I've read about this one only a few weeks ago here on EF? (Sorry, can't find it right now).
No, have not tried it but googled it back then and it makes sense.

And only printing 50 pages a year may exactly be the problem. Since I don't print every crap out anymore, my printer plays up often too.
Thing is: Could be the same with the tank printers, I wondered.
In the last year I've printed kids birthday invites ~20 ish .. And 3 letters to the regie which included some photos.. So yeah I'm a low user..
However .. This low usage still uses most of the ink which costs ~70chf ..

Apparently the Epsom liquid does not dry out after two years, like normal cartridges do?

If i had "unlimited ink" I may print a bit more.. Save my work some toner..

Edit : Mine boots up with an error saying -- Power off and on again.. Which I do .. To receive the same error.. There's not much one can do with such a message.
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In the last year I've printed kids birthday invites ~20 ish .. And 3 letters to the regie which included some photos.. So yeah I'm a low user..
However .. This low usage still uses most of the ink which costs ~70chf ..

Apparently the Epsom liquid does not dry out after two years, like normal cartridges do?

If i had "unlimited ink" I may print a bit more.. Save my work some toner..

Edit : Mine boots up with an error saying -- Power off and on again.. Which I do .. To receive the same error.. There's not much one can do with such a message.

Sounds like you use inkjet technology and it is the ink drying in the jets and blocking them that is the problem.



Buy a laser printer, problem resolved, try Brother, they are a bit more expensive, but they come with real toner cartridges as opposed to other brands who supply with half filled cartridges and a printer at a price beyond believe.......until you need new toner cartridges !
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Re: Anybody tried the Epsom ECO tank printers?

Thought i would update you in case anybody is interested..

I bought a low-mid range ECO Tank model in Feb, under 200.-, it came with 4 bottles of ink.. Fast forward to March when we hit lockdown and two kids worth of school work and home office.
I've since printed around 800 pages, mostly the school work.. The ink level has virtually stayed the same, i can't really see its moved..

I would defo recommend one..
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Thought i would update you in case anybody is interested..

I bought a low-mid range ECO Tank model in Feb, under 200.-, it came with 4 bottles of ink.. Fast forward to March when we hit lockdown and two kids worth of school work and home office.
I've since printed around 800 pages, mostly the school work.. The ink level has virtually stayed the same, i can't really see its moved..

I would defo recommend one..
Thank you. And how would you rate the quality of the printing? I have a brother inkjet but the quality of the printing sometimes is not upto par. And the ink cartridges are quite expensive.
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Old 29.05.2020, 09:45
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Thank you. And how would you rate the quality of the printing? I have a brother inkjet but the quality of the printing sometimes is not upto par. And the ink cartridges are quite expensive.
Well I've mostly printed kids school work on plan standard A4 paper.. So that was perfect.. I've done a few photos on glossy paper and found them completely acceptable, like I would have got printed in a shop.

For me it was more about the cost of the ink. Just an every now and again printer that just works and doesn't cost a load for ink. Bonus was that I had to print all the school work and the ink level didn't even move.

According to the marketing spec :
"...sufficient for printing 6,500 pages in black and white and 3,600 pages in colour.."
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Well I've mostly printed kids school work on plan standard A4 paper.. So that was perfect.. I've done a few photos on glossy paper and found them completely acceptable, like I would have got printed in a shop.

For me it was more about the cost of the ink. Just an every now and again printer that just works and doesn't cost a load for ink. Bonus was that I had to print all the school work and the ink level didn't even move.

According to the marketing spec :
"...sufficient for printing 6,500 pages in black and white and 3,600 pages in colour.."
I'm curious how it holds up if you would go back to occasionally printing. We sometimes don't print anything for half a year and toner is tbh the only solution for such.
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Re: Anybody tried the Epsom ECO tank printers?

Unless you need an inkjet printer, I would avoid injects completely and go with a laser printer. Esp. for irregular printing.
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Old 29.05.2020, 13:03
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Re: Anybody tried the Epsom ECO tank printers?

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I'm curious how it holds up if you would go back to occasionally printing. We sometimes don't print anything for half a year and toner is tbh the only solution for such.
Yup me too.. However i'm a little more likely to use it then i was before.. And the wife has recently discovered that she can print from her phone so does the occasional store coupon or list..

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Unless you need an inkjet printer, I would avoid injects completely and go with a laser printer. Esp. for irregular printing.
I do agree technically.. It was just a cost thing originally and photo printing.

According to the marketing blurb the ECO tank shouldn't dry up or clog because it's literally a tank of liquid.

But we'll see..
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Re: Anybody tried the Epsom ECO tank printers?

I've got a cheap monochrome laser and never looked back.

Of course it's not good for any other thing apart from documents but it's always ready and the ink doesn't dry, doesn't clogs the heads, ....
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