Review of Epson’s EcoTank Pro ET-5880 Supertank Cartridge-Free Small Business All-in-One

An all-you-can-print buffet


ByWilliam Harrel May 28, 2020
Editors’ Rating: excellent


Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5880 All-in-One Review at PCMagPROS

  • Exceptionally low running costs
  • Two years of unlimited ink
  • Single-pass auto-duplexing ADF
  • Great print quality
  • Two-year warranty with registration
  • Robust mobile connectivity

CONS

  • High purchase price

THE BOTTOM LINE

Two years of unlimited ink, excellent print quality, a strong feature set, high capacity, and more make the EcoTank Pro ET-5880 a compelling value for small businesses and workgroups, topped only by Epson’s slightly cheaper ET-5850.

MSRP $899.99

Epson’s recent EcoTank Pro rollout is a big deal for small-to-midsize offices seeking a bulk-ink all-in-one printer for medium-volume output. Part of this new wave is the EcoTank Pro ET-5880 All-In-One Cartridge-Free Supertank Printer with PCL Support ($899.99), the next step up from the Editors’ Choice-winning ET-5850 reviewed here recently. Aside from a few variations in features, the primary difference between them is that, in addition to Epson’s default printer language, the ET-5880 emulates Adobe PostScript and HP’s printer command language (PCL), which expands the printer’s prowess into the realms of graphics design and desktop publishing (which we’ll look at in some detail shortly). If you or members of your team require graphics and document design- or prepress-friendly output, you’ll want to shell out the additional $50 Epson wants for this immensely useful upgrade.


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