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Epson EcoTank ET-4550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 948 reviews of Epson EcoTank ET-4550. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Views about the design and size are overall positive. The price and performance also get good opinions. Many are negative about the noise, and there are some mixed reviews about the connectivity and control panel.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson EcoTank ET-4550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Epson EcoTank ET-4550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Epson EcoTank ET-4550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and size are overall positive. The performance and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson Eco Tank ET-4550 Multifunction Printer with Refillable Ink TanksEpson Eco Tank ET-4550 Multifunction Printer with Refillable Ink Tanks

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Epson EcoTank ET-4550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Epson EcoTank ET-4550 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Amazon.ca. People really like the size and multifunction. The design and performance also get good comments.

usability, performance, design, multifunction, size

93% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer with FaxEpson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer with Fax

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One Printer

 

The Epson WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One Printer costs a lot for a personal multifunction printer (MFP), but it comes with all the ink most users will ever need.

Bottles of ink and large ink tanks dramatically lower the cost of printing. Ships with enough ink to print 11,000 monochrome pages or 8,500 color pages. Prints, faxes, scans, and copies. Automatic document feeder. Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct.

Paper capacity is suitable for personal or light-duty shared use only.

Conclusion Certainly the strongest argument for the ET-4550 is its low ink cost. But by turning the marketing paradigm of low-price printers with high ink costs on its head, Epson has also introduced a bit of sticker shock for the printer itself.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Andrea Smith (chipchick.com)

Epson EcoTank ET-4550 Review: The Future Of Printing Has Arrived

 

It's Sunday night. You're halfway through a 10-page presentation that's due first thing Monday and you get the dreaded “out of ink” message. And no, you don't have a backup cartridge.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Alex Kidman (goodgearguide.com.au)

Epson Workforce ET-4550 review

 

Low running costs, but a high asking price for Epson's top-end Eco Tank printer

Excellent economy for heavy ink users ; Good quality output

Slow print speeds ; Topping up ink tanks is a messy process

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Juan Martinez (techradar.com)

Epson Workforce ET-4550 review

 

More ink than you'll probably ever need

Two years worth of ink ; Decent print quality ; Affordable price

Too wide ; Awful print speeds ; Lengthy setup

If your main concern is keeping costs down, the ET-4550 might be the ideal printer for you. But if you have any other needs, you're better off looking elsewhere.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Simon Handby (expertreviews.co.uk)

Epson EcoTank ET-4550 review

 

The ET-4550 is eye-wateringly expensive for a simple inkjet MFP, but low ink costs could make up for it

Even so, we've two reservations about recommending the ET-4550 to those looking for long-term low ink costs. While Epson's reliability is good, a failure outside this MFP's one-year warranty could leave you with lots of unusable ink before you've...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Epson EcoTank ET-4550 review

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The Epson EcoTank ET-4550 all-in-one inkjet printer is pricey, but includes so much ink in the box that you won't need to pay out for ink again for years. This particular EcoTank machine is feature packed, with wi-fi, automatic double-sided printing...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Greg (epson.com)

New Eco Pirnter

 

" Pretty easy set up. Like that the ink will last and is not that expensive. I am not tech savy and it was easy to use!! "

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Mel (epson.com)

Fantastic Printer!!!

 

" The Epson ET-4550 is a perfect printer. The print quality is great, the speed - even with two-sided printing - is really quick. The software allows you great control over print quality, scanning etc. and is really simply and intuitive. I finally...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: farmerjohn (epson.com)

Print Queue

 

" Overall I like the printer because of the large ink capacity and the double sided printing feature. However, when I queue up more than one print request in the print queue, it stops the print request it is printing. I have to go into the queue and...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Bob (epson.com)

New Product for me.

 

" Had difficulty loading the ink reservoirs the first time. The ink did not flow smoothly out of the bottles. I had to squeeze the bottle in order to get the ink to go into the reservoir, and it got a little messy, hence the warning to cover the...

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):11
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):5.5
Maximum number of copies:99
PC free copying: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.2
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (sleep mode):1.5
Power consumption (standby):1.5

Fax

Auto-redialing: Yes
Fax delayed sending: Yes
Fax memory:100
Fax Speed:3
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):60
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:60
Fax transmission speed:3
Modem Speed:33.6
Speed dialing: Yes

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:30
Maximum number of paper inputs:1
Maximum number of paper trays:1
Number of standard paper trays:1
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:150

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint,Epson Connect,Google Cloud Print / Apple AirPrint,Epson Connect,Google Cloud Print,Mopria Print Service
Online services supported:Box, Dropbox, Google Drive
Security algorithms:64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):-20 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:30

Paper Handling

Envelopes sizes:10 / 10, C4, C6, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6 / A4, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C4, C6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Non-ISO print media sizes:Letter
Photo paper sizes:4x6,5x7,8x10 / 9x13,10x15,13x18,13x20,20x25
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Photo paper, Plain paper

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Colour copying
Duplex functions:Copy, Fax, Print, Scan / Print
Faxing:Colour faxing
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN / USB 2.0
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power consumption (average operating):11
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (ready):4.4
Power consumption (sleep):1.5
Power consumption (standby):1.5

Printing

Duplex print speed (Black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):6.5
Duplex print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):4.5
Duplex print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) color:4.5
Duplex print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) mono:6.5
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):33
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):13 / 13.7 / 33
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):20
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20 / 7.3
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) color:7.3
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) mono:13.7
Standard printer languages:ESC/P-R

Scanning

Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:Cloud, PC
Scan type:ADF / Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:ADF / Flatbed & ADF

Software

Bundled software:Epson Event Manager, Epson Fax Utility, Epson Scan, EpsonNet Config / Epson printer drivers, Epson Scan, PC-Fax
Drivers included: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Yes
Server operating systems supported:Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 10 Home, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Sound Emission

Print noise level:46
Printing noise level:46

Technical Details

Noise Level:50

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.2
Height:9.49
Weight:16.3
Width:20.3