April 23, 2021
Both new printers come with the new six colour Epson Claria ET Premium ink set to produce high-quality, long-lasting, borderless photos of up to A4 size with the ET-8500 and to A3+ with the ET-8550. The photo black and new photo grey ink makes it easy to achieve detailed, high-contrast black and white photos, while the pigment black ink ensures sharp text when printing double-sided documents on plain paper.
With five paper feeds there is no end to the creative projects these printers can deliver. Not only can you print directly onto suitable CDs and DVDs, you can also store photo size and A4 paper in the two front trays ensuring your printer is always loaded and ready to go. The rear tray allows you to print on media such as craft papers and card, even up to A3+ size with the ET-8550. Finally, the rear straight pass paper feed means you can print on media up to 1.3mm thick and two metres long and up to A4 in width for the ET-8500 or up to A3+ in width with the ET-8550.
These new premium EcoTank printers deliver “ultra-low” cost per page thanks to the EcoTank’s cartridge-free filling system with “easy-to-use, mess-free” bottles. The ET-8500 and ET-8550 allow users to print up to 2,300 high-quality photos with one set of ink bottles. These can last up to 300 years when stored in an album, according to Epson. Featuring Micro Piezo Heat-Free Technology, you can enjoy consistent high-speed printing, with greatly reduced energy consumption and less need for replacement parts.
These printers are amongst the first EcoTanks to feature Epson Smart Panel. The Epson Smart Panel app transforms your iOS or Android mobile device into a controller for the printer making it easy for users to set up, monitor, print, scan and more from your hand-held device. The ET-8500 and ET-8550 also enable printing from SD cards and USB flash drives through the large 10.9 cm colour touchscreen. With full Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and Ethernet connectivity, integrating either of these printers with your existing home set-up is simple and straightforward.
Julian Maddock, Product Manager at Epson Europe said: “This printer is great news for photographers and creative enthusiasts. It’s our first multi-function, EcoTank printer to feature 6 colour Claria ET Premium Ink for delivering high quality photos, arts and crafts on a wide range of media. The low running costs and flexible convenience of cartridge free printing make it ideal for everyday document printing the whole family can enjoy.”
The EcoTank ET-8500 and ET-8550 are available immediately with an RRP of £649.99 ($900/ €747) and £779.99 ($1,081/ €897) respectively.
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