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Epson WorkForce ET-4500 EcoTank

alaTest has collected and analyzed 360 reviews of Epson WorkForce ET-4500 EcoTank. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and print quality. The size and price also get good views. The connectivity and performance get mixed opinions, while the durability and reliability get less positive comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson WorkForce ET-4500 EcoTank is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Epson WorkForce ET-4500 EcoTank

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Epson WorkForce ET-4500 EcoTank from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Printers on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the noise and size are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the reliability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson WorkForce ET-4500 EcoTank Wireless Colour All-in-One Supertank Printer with FaxEpson WorkForce ET-4500 EcoTank Wireless Colour All-in-One Supertank Printer with Fax

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Jim Hill (techradar.com)

Epson EcoTank ET-4500 review

 

No cartridges are required for this refillable EcoTank MFP

Claimed up to 70% more prints than cartridges ; High yields of 11,000 pages possible ; Duplex double-sided printing ; Clearly visible ink levels

Bulky – especially with overhanging ink-tanks ; Our sample was prone to paper jams ; Does not fold flat ; Difficult to enter text via crude interface

There’s a compelling financial case for refillable ink tanks, but this MFP comes with downsides in terms of a bulky form-factor, and somewhat compromised print quality. There are also question marks over reliability here.

May, 2017

Expert review by: Simon Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Epson EcoTank ET-4500

 

Second to print quality, the most important factor in any printer purchase is running costs, with many people complaining of the perceived high costs of ink cartridges. Epson has tackled this problem with its range of EcoTank printers, which forsake...

If page costs are your primary concern then Epson’s EcoTank ET-4500 delivers, with running costs lower than any other inkjet we can think of. However, the rest of the machine is very low spec – more like a £60 all-in-one than one costing £300. So while...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Epson EcoTank ET-4500 review

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The Epson EcoTank ET-4500 is an all-in-one inkjet printer which includes a fax function. As one of Epson's EcoTank range it's fairly bulky, but its large ink tanks mean you gets years of ink included in the box when you buy. But does this all-in-one...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Trevern Dawes (avhub.com.au)

Epson WorkForce ET-4500 REVIEW

 

Epson’s new EcoTank printers may well represent a mini revolution in inkjet printing. But how do we rate their potential for photographers?

Consumer review by: Flash07 (epson.com)

Great Printer

 

" After searching through many printers that were or are being offered on the net and in stores, and using many of them over the years, I came to the conclusion that my 37 years of experience with printers until now, pointed me to the ET-4500. It was...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: gunlessnot (epson.com)

Epson WorkForce ET-4500 EcoTank review

 

" I give this fours stars and here is why not the fifth. I love the way to refill the ink, ease of operation, and the big tanks of ink. Now the negatives.....using the document feeder, I periodically get a jammed paper notice, even though I have yet to...

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Jenniferfr (epson.com)

Not being held hostage by the ink cartel

 

" I'm so happy with this product. I can print without fear of having to run out to buy more ink. Great product, no problems thus far. "

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: dkroemc (epson.com)

Epson WorkForce ET-4500 EcoTank™ All-in-One Printer

 

" So far so good. Just purchased today but the first test print page looks great and I think this will be a great option for the marketing pieces I print out for my business each month. "

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: DavidT (epson.com)

New Set up - Easy

 

" I have only had this printer for 24 hours, setup was easy, especially the WiFi and Print from My cell. I would recommend this printer. I used the Epson Support page for almost all the setup, very easy and trouble free, just follow the directions....

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: joehemp (epson.com)

instalation problems

 

" saving on ink is great. had trouble installing every feature. now have the copy and print working still no fax or scan will call tech support when they open which is not often. "

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Copying

Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):7.7
Copy speed (normal quality, color, A4):3.7
Maximum number of copies:20
PC free copying: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.2

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (sleep mode):1.6
Power consumption (standby):1.6

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

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:100

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
Security algorithms:64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA-AES, WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards: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):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Output Capacity

Standard output capacity:30

Paper Handling

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

Performance

All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Copying:Colour copying
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Colour faxing
Maximum duty cycle:3000
Number of print cartridges:4
Print technology:Inkjet
Printing:Colour printing
Printing colors:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Recommended duty cycle:0 - 500
Scanning:Colour scanning

Ports & interfaces

Standard interfaces:Ethernet, USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
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
Power consumption (sleep):1.6
Power consumption (standby):1.6

Printing

Maximum Resolution:5760 x 1440
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):33 / 9
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):15 / 4.5
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) color:4.5
Print speed (ISO/IEC 24734) mono:9.2
Standard printer languages:ESC/P-R

Scanning

Input color depth:48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan resolution:9600 x 9600
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 2400
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:Cloud, E-mail, PC
Scan type:Flatbed & ADF
Scanner Type:Flatbed & ADF

Software

Bundled software:Epson Event Manager, Epson Fax Utility, Epson Scan, EpsonNet Config / EPSON printer driver, EPSON Scan, PC-Fax : Internet access is required to install OS X drivers and software.
Drivers included: Yes
Mac operating systems supported: 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: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Technical Details

Cartridge type:EcoTank Ink Bottles
Noise Level:45

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.46 / 14.8
Height:9.02
Weight:13.9
Width:16.1 / 19.3