• Review of the Epson Expression ET-3700 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer at PCMagPROS

    Excellent print quality. Very low running costs after initial investment. Light and compact. Supports Wi-Fi Direct mobile connectivity. Drip-proof ink bottles.

  • CONS

    No ADF. No memory device support (USB or SD card).

  • BOTTOM LINE

    The Epson Expression ET-3700 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer prints well at rock-bottom running costs, but it’s overshadowed by more feature-packed competition.

[amazon_link asins=’B074V4MQ3M’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’5c8e347c-ed1c-11e7-a5e0-b1c98375d557′] Epson has been touting its EcoTank technology as a revolutionary new way to buy ink for your printer—in bottles that you empty into reservoirs inside of the machine itself, rather than standard ink cartridges. Like all EcoTank models I’ve seen, the Epson Expression ET-3700 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer ($379.99) [amazon_link asins=’B074V4MQ3M’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’7b43af94-ed1c-11e7-a7f6-0d04fb196d04′] prints good-looking documents and photos at highly reasonable per-page ink costs. However, most of what you pay for this printer covers the eight bottles of ink in the box, and the ET-3700 is still (like its predecessor, the ET-3600) short on speed and capacity—for a near-$400 all-in-one (AIO) printer, anyway. But, if you need to print inexpensive documents and photographs, only another EcoTank (or Canon MegaTank) AIO can print them as inexpensively as the ET-3700.Read the entire article at PCMag



 

  • Review of the Epson Expression Premium ET-7750 EcoTank Wide-Format All-in-One Supertank PrinterPROS

    Excellent output quality, especially photos. Very low running costs. Prints tabloid-size pages. Strong mobile connectivity. Redesigned mess-free ink bottles. Supports both USB and SD card flash memory devices.

  • CONS

    High purchase price. Lacks automatic document feeder. Small, non-touch display. No NFC support. Slow for the price.

  • BOTTOM LINE

    The Epson Expression Premium ET-7750 produces exceptional output at very low running costs, making it a terrific value if you use it often enough to justify its purchase price.

[amazon_link asins=’B0753HDQ2J’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e88bb914-e288-11e7-b656-83c781ce09d8′]Top of the line in Epson’s latest round of seven new EcoTank all-in-one (AIO) printers, the Expression Premium ET-7750 EcoTank Wide-Format All-in-One Supertank Printer ($649.99) [amazon_link asins=’B0753HDQ2J’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’41c7cefe-e289-11e7-a6e7-6de6c6172556′] is unique to all other Epson EcoTank and/or Canon MegaTank bulk-ink AIOs. Granted, many cartridge-less AIOs print good-looking photos, but the ET-7750 is the first (aside from its ET-7700 sibling) consumer-grade five-ink supertank photo printer, making it one of the least-expensive-to-use photo AIOs on the market. That, and its ability to print borderless tabloid-size pages and photos, makes it a great buy for photo enthusiasts…
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  • Review of the Epson Expression ET-2700 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer at PCMagPROS

    Excellent print quality. Very low running costs after initial investment. Mess-free ink bottles. Supports Wi-Fi Direct mobile connectivity. Light and compact.

  • CONS

    No ADF. Does not support automatic two-sided printing. Can’t print borderless photos or documents larger than 4-by-6-inch snapshots. Ink level windows are inconveniently located. Lacks memory drive support.

  • BOTTOM LINE

    The Epson Expression ET-2700 All-in-One Supertank Printer may lack a few features for the price, but it prints well and with low running costs.

[amazon_link asins=’B074V54TWR’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’a58d23ac-dd03-11e7-ad1c-0f31d0278942′]Aside from its ability to hold thousands of pages worth of inexpensive-per-page ink, at its core, the $279.99 Expression ET-2700 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer [amazon_link asins=’B074V54TWR’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’105f7b46-dd04-11e7-baba-7fae020c6dfc’] is a very basic all-in-one (AIO) inkjet printer. The ET-2700 brings a few sorely needed upgrades from its previous version, the Expression ET-2600 [amazon_link asins=’B01N0GJFUH’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’44552d77-dd04-11e7-82d3-5d6b91153b4f’] —including, for instance, the ability to print borderless snapshots. Otherwise, this new model is much like the one that came before it. If you need to print a few hundred pages each month, and don’t require a lot of frills, like, say, a color touch screen and two-sided printing, the ET-2700 churns out terrific-looking pages and photos at some of the lowest running costs you’ll find.

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With all of the innovation going on in information technology these days, printers may not be the sexiest set of gear, but they remain one of the bedrocks. An absolute in the printer market nowadays is that, no matter what you pay for it—from $50 to $1,000 or more—your single-function or multifunction machine should print at least passably well, and it should perform like a champ—in terms of mechanical functionality, if not necessarily speed. Those are 2017’s printer table stakes.

Computer Shopper's Top 100 Tech Products of 2017: Printers

From small or home-based offices to huge enterprises and workgroups, an ongoing trend in printer technology over the past several years has been mobile connectivity—printing from and scanning to your smartphone, tablet, or laptop from virtually anywhere and everywhere. The year 2017 continues that trend, as well as the ongoing ink wars, in which printer makers promote various technologies and programs for providing lower-cost ink (or at least the illusion of it), especially among lower-end consumer and small-office all-in-ones (AIOs). The reality is that ink’s not really any cheaper, but these products do provide a lot more transparency into what it actually costs to keep your printer inked up.

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  • PCMag Editors' Choice - the Epson SureColor P5000 Standard Edition PrinterPROS

    Excellent print quality. Prints a wide variety of paper sizes. Switches from cut to roll media (and vice versa)

  • automatically. Mechanized and manual cutters.

  • CONS

    Big and heavy. Pricey.

  • BOTTOM LINE

    You’ll pay up front, but Epson’s SureColor P5000 professional photo printer churns out superb photos and artwork on large cut sheets or wide paper rolls at highly competitive running costs.

Review of the Epson SureColor P5000 Standard Edition Printer at PCMagI’ve reviewed several professional-grade photograph and graphic arts printers, but few are as sophisticated as the Epson SureColor P5000 ($1,995). Classified by Epson as a “production” printer, this huge beast churns out breathtaking images and artwork up to 17 inches wide on either single-sheet or roll media, and, compared with its competitors, it handles several functions, including switching from cut sheets to paper roles, gracefully. Other than its huge footprint and girth, which may make it difficult to find a suitable place to put it, the P5000 is one impressive machine—to the extent that it easily walks away with an Editors’ Choice nod for professional-grade photo and artwork inkjet printers.Read the entire review at PCMag



 

Review of the Canon Pixma TR7520 Wireless Home Office Inkjet All-in-One at Computer ShopperHere’s another of those situations when a printer maker (in this case, Canon) offers two all-in-one (AIO) printers close in price, but diverse enough in features that the higher-end iteration dwarfs its slightly less expensive sibling. In this case, we’re talking about the Canon Pixma TR8520 Wireless Home Office All-in-One [amazon_link asins=’B074VFW3VX’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’dd386c4f-daa9-11e7-af58-e5ef4ac38939′] and its $20-cheaper sibling, the $179.99-list ($129.99-street) Pixma TR7520 Wireless Home Office All-in-One [amazon_link asins=’B074V5CMYK’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3362d5a2-daaa-11e7-a840-2591473b8703′]  reviewed here today. The cost/value ratio between them is so far out of whack that choosing the TR7520 only makes sense in some very specific, rarely encountered situations.

[amazon_link asins=’B074V5CMYK’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3f1b5284-daaa-11e7-ad92-7b701dab8545′]In other words, for $20, you give up too much. As you can tell by their names, both the Pixma TR7520 and TR8520 are home office all-in-ones (AIOs), and, as you can probably tell by their prices, we’re not talking a corporation’s home office. Both the TR7520 and the TR8520, the TR-series flagship model, are relatively low-volume home and family appliances that provide your domestic office the ability to print, scan, copy, and fax.

If you go with the TS7520, you give up Ethernet (wired networking); the ability to print from SD cards from your digital camera, smartphone, or tablet; and a larger 4.3-inch touch screen, settling for a 3.0-inch control panel. Any one of those features on its own is well worth an additional Jackson, although we suspect that most home office and family environments could get by without any or all of them.

Canon Pixma TR7520 (Angled Output)

Similar in many ways to Canon’s Pixma TS6120 [amazon_link asins=’B074VD4WZS’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’8e6fb378-daaa-11e7-b818-65777a7f07d2′], the TR7520 is more of a business-oriented machine, whereas the TS6120 leans more toward family and photo-printing use. The primary differences between them, while significant, aren’t many. The TR7520, for instance, comes with an automatic document feeder (ADF) for hands-off multipage scanning and the ability to send and receive faxes. The TS6120, while it comes with a scanner, lacks ADF and fax capabilities.

The TR7520 also lists for about $30 more than the TS6120. These two machines are similar in that both use five-ink imaging systems. In fact, at their core—namely, their print engines, as far as we can tell—they’re pretty much the same; their print speeds, output quality, and running costs are close enough that for our purposes here, they’re identical.

The TR7520 is, then, essentially an entry-level home office AIO. Not only is that reflected in its relatively low purchase price, like many of its competitors, including Epson’s Expression Photo XP-8500 Small-in-One [amazon_link asins=’B074V4MQ3L’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e6b47110-daaa-11e7-a881-73b87ed76396′] and Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One [amazon_link asins=’B01J7H8HP6′ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0a1b6694-daab-11e7-8022-819690a560fb’], the TS7520 is slow and its per-page price for ink is high, especially compared to similarly priced business-oriented AIOs—such as Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-4720 All-in-One [amazon_link asins=’B01MT8VSLU’ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2924315a-daab-11e7-97a6-95b62c127ee4′], to keep the comparisons focused on that manufacturer.

Where the TR-series Pixmas excel, though, is in their terrific output, especially with graphics and photos. They’re also very easy to use, as they come with software geared more toward home users. The bottom line on the TR7520 (and its TR8520 sibling) is that, though Canon doesn’t market it as such, it is essentially a five-ink consumer-grade photo printer with an ADF and fax capabilities, with a well-under-$200 street price, and that is somewhat unusual. Even so, its high cost per page (CPP) and relative sluggishness relegate it to home-office AIO duty. If that’s what you’re looking for, this is a terrific little printer—though, as we said, the TR8520 is just a bit more terrific.

Read the entire review at Computer Shopper



 

Review of the Epson DS-780N Network Color Document Scanner at PCMag

  • PROS

    Networkable via Ethernet. Huge color touch screen control panel. 100-sheet ADF. Control panel supports up to 30 configurable users. Wide security options.

  • CONS

    Somewhat costly. No Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct for mobile connectivity.

  • BOTTOM LINE

    The networkable scans relatively quickly and accurately, and it has a huge customizable color touch screen, but it’s overshadowed by some less costly competition.

[amazon_textlink asin=’B0733P29Y4′ text=’Epson DS-780N ‘ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’fc9bd450-d063-11e7-b8c9-9bedd3cf227f’] Similar in features to the Editors’ Choice Brother ImageCenter ADS-3600W [amazon_link asins=’B01AD7I6P0′ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’35092caa-d064-11e7-8cd2-c3441c74cc66′], the mid-to-high-volume Epson DS-780N Network Color Document Scanner ($1,099.99) [amazon_link asins=’B0733P29Y4′ template=’CopyOf-PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’668d1479-d067-11e7-b24a-8dd9df1e70bc’] is designed for use in small- to medium-size offices and workgroups that need to do a fair amount of document scanning and archiving. It’s not quite as fast as the Brother model, and it doesn’t support wireless networking. It’s competitively accurate, has an intuitive, highly useful touch screen, and comes with efficient document management software, making it a strong alternative to the ADS-3600W, as well as a few other networkable document scanners we’ve reviewed recently. Its price causes it to fall just short of our Editors’ Choice nod, but otherwise the DS-780N is a fine document scanner.
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Review of the Canon Pixma TS3120 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One at PCMag

  • PROS

    Low price. Compact and light. Bluetooth 4.0 support. Good print quality overall.

  • CONS

    No automatic document feeder. Only two ink cartridges. Lacks SD card and USB thumb drive support. High cost per page. Maximum 5-by-7-inch photo output size. Slow document printing.

  • BOTTOM LINE

    The budget-friendly Canon Pixma TS3120 prints text, graphics and photos well enough, but its low price also means having to forgo some convenient features.

[amazon_link asins=’B074VD1GGT’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’748559cd-c322-11e7-851a-fd6bf86437c2′]The Canon Pixma TS3120 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One ($79.99) ([amazon_link asins=’B074VD1GGT’ template=’PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’4821fa60-c322-11e7-9840-256be18b8a29′] at Amazon) is one of very few inkjet printers with the distinction of a sub-$80 list price (and its street price of $49.99 means that you can actually buy it for less than $50, making it all the more unique). Not only is this one of the least-expensive consumer-grade photo all-in one (AIO) printers we’ve reviewed recently, it’s also one of the smallest, slowest, and shortest on features. Like the HP DeskJet 3755, the TS3120 is designed for families and homes that do very little printing and copying—a sort of there-when-you-need-it device. In that role, it’s a lower-cost alternative to the Canon Pixma TS5020 or the significantly more-expensive Editors’ Choice Canon Pixma TS9120 Wireless 
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Review of the Canon Pixma TS9120 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One at PCMag

  • PROS

    Lightweight and compact. Two additional ink cartridges for higher-quality photos. Two paper input trays. SD card, Ethernet, and Bluetooth 4.0 support. Excellent print quality. Fast snapshot printing.

  • CONS

    No automatic document feeder. Lacks NFC and Wi-Fi Direct. Slow document printing.

  • BOTTOM LINE

    Though it lacks an automatic document feeder, the six-ink Canon Pixma TS9120 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One printer produces exceptional text, graphics, and photos.

[amazon_link asins=’B074VFYB9J’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’191a86f9-c323-11e7-9db8-41e82d195c6c’]The flagship model in Canon’s Pixma TS-series consumer-grade photo all-in-one (AIO) inkjet printers, the Canon Wireless Inkjet All-in-One ($199) ([amazon_link asins=’B074VFYB9J’ template=’PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’dd24a4fc-c322-11e7-895a-57f6b5d1c2e3′] at Amazon) replaces the Pixma TS9020 ([amazon_link asins=’B01N2RB71T’ template=’PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’49ec3cf8-c323-11e7-bab9-9315cedd9bfc’] at Amazon) we reviewed earlier this year. Like its sibling, the Pixma TS8020, ([amazon_link asins=’B01MXYIJQR’ template=’PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’ad0e0bf2-c323-11e7-892b-af0f281f51a6′] at Amazon) a top pick, the TS9120 is a six-ink machine designed to print primarily photographs, and that it does quite well. It prints and copies documents well, too, but sluggishly, compared with its business-oriented counterparts, and it lacks an automatic document feeder (ADF). However, its outstanding output quality, larger display, and Ethernet support for just $20 more than the Canon TS8020 makes it well-deserving of our Editors’ Choice as a consumer-grade photo and occasional document printer for home and family use.
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Review of the Canon Pixma TS6120 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One at PCMag

  • PROS

    Takes up little space. Five ink cartridges for higher-quality text and photos. Two paper-input trays. Bluetooth 4.0 support. Excellent print quality, especially photos. Prints photos fast.

  • CONS

    No automatic document feeder, SD card or USB thumb drive support. Lacks NFC and Wi-Fi Direct. Slow document printing.

  • BOTTOM LINE

    The Canon Pixma TS6120 prints exceptional text, graphics and photos, but an automatic document feeder, memory drive support, and lower running costs would make it more attractive.

[amazon_link asins=’B074VD4WZS’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’1b4e9d68-c331-11e7-8151-4fe27591e4c8′]Part of a recent debut of five new TS-series Pixmas, the Canon Pixma TS6120 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One ($149.99) ([amazon_link asins=’B074VD4WZS’ template=’PriceLink’ store=’store-1′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’f3eb739d-c330-11e7-9181-b7c478617fbd’]  at Amazon) replaces the Pixma TS6020 as a low-volume photo-centric all-in-one (AIO) printer for family and home office use. Aside from the addition of Bluetooth and a few other small tweaks, the TS6120 isn’t much different from its predecessor. It looks and prints the same, and at the same speeds, for the same list price, which is about $50 less than the Editors’ Choice Canon Pixma TS9120. Like most consumer-grade photo printers in this price range, the TS6120 is slow, and it has no automatic document feeder (ADF). It prints quite well, though—especially photos—making it a sensible lower-cost alternative to the pricier and more-expensive-to-use Canon TS9120.
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