Epson’s EcoTank Photo ET-8550 All-in-One Wide-Format Supertank Printer

Stunning wide-format photos for pennies


Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550 All-in-One Wide-Format Supertank Printer Review at PCMag

Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550 All-in-One Wide-Format Supertank Printer Review at PCMag

THE BOTTOM LINE

The ET-8550 prints excellent photos and other high-definition images, from snapshot-size to supertabloid, with running costs of less than 1 cent per page.

MSRP $699.99

PROS

    • Prints borderless from 4 by 6 inches to 13 by 19 inches
    • Exceptional output quality
    • Relatively fast printing speeds for its class
    • Low running costs
    • First two years of ink are free

CONS

    • Purchase price is a little steep

Epson’s latest bulk-ink (or supertank) photo-centric AIO, the EcoTank Photo ET-8550 All-in-One Wide-Format Supertank Printer ($699.99), is an impressive achievement. It’s twice as fast as its predecessor, 2017’s Expression Premium ET-7750, and it adds a sixth ink color, which improves its overall color accuracy and detail. Thanks to refillable ink tanks and Epson throwing in two years of free ink, the ET-8550 delivers some of the lowest running costs available, especially for borderless tabloid (11-by-17-inch) and supertabloid (13-by-19-inch) printing. Enthusiastic hobbyists, semi-pro photographers, and document designers willing to pay the up-front price will find the ET-8550 worth the investment. It’s our favorite consumer-grade wide-format multifunction photo printer.


EPSON ECOTANK PHOTO ET-8550 ALL-IN-ONE WIDE-FORMAT SUPERTANK PRINTER SPECS
Type All-in-one
Color or Monochrome Color
Connection Type Ethernet, USB, Wireless, Wi-Fi Direct
Number of Ink Colors 6
Number of Ink Cartridges/Tanks 6
Direct Printing From Media Cards Yes
Direct Printing From USB Thumb Drives Yes
Rated Speed at Default Settings (Color) 12 ppm
Rated Speed at Default Settings (Mono) 16 ppm
LCD Preview Screen Yes
Printer Input Capacity 100 sheets plain paper, 20 sheets photo paper
Cost Per Page (Monochrome) less than 1 cent per page
Cost Per Page (Color) varies with size and content
Print Duplexing Yes
Automatic Document Feeder No
Duplexing Scans No
Standalone Copier and Fax Copier

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