A big printer among consumer-grade printers best describes the robust Epson Eco Tank Photo ET-8550 printer, an all-in-one (AIO) wide-format printer. The most attractive aspect of the printer is that it also serves as a photo printer and is quite affordable for photographers doing their printouts. So, what’s so special about the Epson ET 8550 A-3 printer? The 6- color printing that includes extra grey and photo black inks greatly differs from the other 4 color printers of cyan, black, yellow, and magenta. Photos printed with the ET8550 match the print quality of other printers with 6 color cartridges. The printer stays ahead of its competitors because of the low cost of refilling the ink tanks than the cost of refilling ink cartridges. Although the upfront price of this printer is higher, the ROI justifies the investment.
Epson Eco Tank Photo ET-8550 – A Versatile Printer
According to the Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550 reviews, the ET 8550 is a highly versatile printer for color range and paper sizes. The wide format printer accommodates various paper sizes up to A3 and has the provision for loading three different paper sizes. The design includes two paper trays in the front and one at the rear. The printer’s versatility reflects its functionality as a multifunctional or all-in-one printer.
The main paper tray is for A4 size that holds 100 sheets. The second paper tray can hold 20 photo paper sheets. The rear tray is for A3 paper and can accommodate 30 sheets. The rear tray is flexible enough to hold sheets larger than A3, and you can print banners up to 2 meters long. Moreover, you can print both sides of the A4 sheets with the help of the automatic setting.
Touch Screen Controls
It’s easy to set up and run the Epson Eco Tank Photo ET-8550 printer with a large 10 inch size touch screen. The large screen size facilitates smooth movement of the fingers across the screen for better control and smooth operations. Additionally, you can tilt the screen from the bottom edge to enable the printer’s use while standing in front of the machine.
Wired and Wireless Printing
Another proof of the printer’s versatility is that you can use it with wire or wireless or print documents or photos. The Wi-Fi feature of the printer helps convert it into an Epson Eco Tank Photo ET-8550 wireless printer. It is easy to configure the Wi-Fi using a smartphone, and it greatly expands the printer’s functionality. To set up the Wi-Fi, follow the step-by-step instructions on the display screen.
The results are more awe-inspiring than the prints of 4-color printers. The magic of extra inks shows in the excellent print quality of dark photos. The other Epson Eco Tank Photo ET-8550 printer colors are as good as you would expect.
If price permits, the ET8550 is a good buy.