I'm sure this has happened to most of us several times over the years. You go to print some important documents, only to discover that the printer is out of ink.
It's extremely frustrating, especially when you don't have backup ink cartridges sitting around the house. That's when you have to run to your car, fight traffic and battle crowds at the nearest retailer, just to buy ink.
Then you realize how much it's going to cost for those replacement ink cartridges. You might replace one and then feel like you're replacing it again in just a month, even if you don't print that much. That's $24 to $50 of ink that just seems to vanish in a flash. Yikes!
There must be a better way. Don't worry, there is!
That's why our sponsor Epson wants you to know about its Expression ET-4750 EcoTank printer.
The Expression ET-4750 EcoTank all-in-one is part of Epson's Supertank Printer line. These printers have amazing ink tank technology that allows you to forget about ink cartridges.
How they work
A supertank printer works the same as any other printer, but instead of using little cartridges, you use an actual bottle of ink. You open a little door on the side of the Epson ET-4750 and squeeze the bottle into the tank, the same way you'd stick a gasoline nozzle into your car.
Here's the exciting part: Each bottle is equivalent to dozens of cartridges, depending on what kinds of materials you print.
When refilling the tank, each bottle is keyed to fit the designated tank depending on color. This is beneficial because it prevents color mix up.
Upfront cost vs. long-term use
You might think that a supertank printer like the Epson ET-4750 is pricey, so you do have to commit to the idea. This model costs under $300, significantly more than your run-of-the-mill inkjet printer at Best Buy.
But consider how much those cartridges cost: Consumer Reports said that the average user could spend more than $500 on ink after four years of use. This is many times the value of a cheap printer. The most basic cartridges can cost about $30 each, while a single bottle of supertank ink can cost about $12 and will last significantly longer.
How much does it actually print?
The Epson ET-4750 arrives with ink already inside. Using just the factory supply, you could print 6,500 black-and-white pieces of paper, as well as 5,200 color pages. If you printed an average of 300 pages per month (typical for most casual users), the supply would last about two years. Meanwhile, you can load reams of 150 sheets in the printer at any given time.
Consider that the typical ink cartridge only yields between 200 and 300 printouts, that's a significant gain. You'd have to buy 30 black-and-white ink cartridges to print the equivalent of the already-installed Workforce ink, amounting to well over $1,000.
Auto two-sided printing
Not only will you save up to 80 percent on ink with low-cost replacement bottles, you'll also save on paper. That's because the Expression ET-4750 EcoTank has automatic two-sided printing, which can save 50 percent of your paper supply.
We trust the Epson EcoTank in our office!
We have an Epson ET-4550 that we use a lot. Even after all these pages, we've still got over half the ink left.
As you can see in the images above, we print tons of documents and those are just the ones we've recently printed. It's amazing how much ink we still have after so much use. That's why we truly believe in Epson's EcoTank printers!
Go with a printer you can trust, check out our sponsor's Epson EcoTank ET-4750 today and begin your cartridge-free printing journey!