Printing for Pennies with Epson’s Expression ET-3700 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer
Excellent print quality. Very low running costs after initial investment. Light and compact. Supports Wi-Fi Direct mobile connectivity. Drip-proof ink bottles.
No ADF. No memory device support (USB or SD card).
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.
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) 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.