Epson EcoTank ET-4550 review

Epson EcoTank ET-4550 review

Being a work from home mum is a tough business. As I have seen my blog grow and my work load increase in the last year or so investments have had to be made into some decent equipment so I can meet the needs of clients, I have my work space set up every day (good-bye dining table) and it really does help me to get in the zone and get on with the bits I need to get done.
One thing my make shift home office has been missing is a printer & scanner – I always thought how much can one lady need to print and scan. Well it turns out after a fair bit going back and forth to the library -I do. So when Epson asked to review one of their EcoTank ET-4550 printers I thought it would be great to have in the house for all those occasions.

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Epson have brought out a series of new eco friendly printers by saying good-bye to ink cartridges. The EcoTank ET-4550 is a 4-in-1 inkjet printer comes with enough ink to print up to 11,000 pages without the need for replacing cartridges, making it the perfect addition to a home or a small office space.

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Key features

  • With the printer coming with enough ink to print up to 11,000 copies you can save up to 70% on printing costs.
  • Double sided printing
  • Wi-Fi – allowing wireless printing from all over the home as well as being able to connect to mobile devices and Apps.
  • 4-in-1 print, scan, copy and fax.

So how did I get on, well being a complete technophobe the first time I looked at the instructions I was instantly lost and gave up in hope the elves would do it for me – no such luck. Once I has stopped being a girl about it and actually just got on with it I did it! It was surprisingly easy too. printer 3

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Once you have popped the ink in it takes around 20 minutes for the ink to ‘charge’ what ever this means, the cat didn’t enjoy the noises and literally jumped out of her skin every 2 minutes. It was all very straight forward after that, as a macbook user I had to go online and download the software and that was it I was ready to roll.

We need to print of some photos for a project with Bella’s nursery so got straight, the quality was fantastic considering how long the ink will last I was concerned at how the quality would be but they looked great. It has been a really handy addition to the home particularly for Maisy, she loves learning to read and write so I’ve been printing off a ton of little work sheets for her to do at home.

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The Epson EcoTank ET-4550 printer has an RRP of £369.99 so it is a bit of an investment for your office but with a 3 year warranty and two years of ink covered you are getting a great deal for a 4-in-1 printer.

Overall I have been really impressed with the product it looks smart it really user friendly, it prints quickly and to a high quality. I love that everything you need included in one so it is a real winner for our home.

Epson have created this little infographic all about the EcoTank printers too, I thought I would share with you all too..EcoTank Infographic

Disclaimer: I received the Epson EcoTank ET-4550 for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions on the product are my own.


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  1. March 23, 2016 / 7:15 am

    This looks like a brilliant printer, and a worthwhile investment.

    Like you, I work from home and I’m finding not having a printer quite prohibitive at the moment. I like the idea of not having to regularly load printer cartridges, so I may have to look at investing in one of these. Xxx
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  2. March 23, 2016 / 8:59 am

    I couldn’t live without a printer at home. I always need it for printing bits off for myself like bookings and even colouring in for the children. This printer looks great. Epsom is a brilliant printing brand. x

  3. March 23, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    I really like the idea of this. My printer is rediculously tempromental and the printer cartridges cost a fortune. My kids like to print out pictures that they have made on the iPad so we get through quite a lot of coloured ink. I’ll have a look at this one.
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  4. March 23, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    This looks like a bit of a beast of a printer! It’s surprising how much you do need one though – especially when the kids need things printing for homework the next day and you don’t have time to go in search of a printer. I am a total technophobe too so it’s handy to know there’s a machine out there that isn’t too difficult to set up! Thanks for sharing hun x

  5. March 23, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    We don’t have a printer. But then I also blog from my dining room table or sofa. But if I were going to get a printer this looks brilliant. And I love the fact it sounds user friendly. I have too many horrid memories of using the printer in my old office at work and wanting to throw it out of the window. Hugs Lucy xxxx
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  6. Steph
    March 24, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    I couldn’t be without my printer, I thought I would hardly use it but it really is surprising how much I need it. That printer looks fab! Love the look of the ink. x

  7. March 25, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    This would be well up my hubbys street. Definitely looks worth the money. Those work sheets look great. Where do you get them?
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