Epson Launches Two More Heat-Free Premium Ecotank Photo Multi-Function Printers

Epson has launched two new heat-free, cartridge-free premium EcoTank Photo models for creative enthusiasts. Perfect for keen amateur photographers, the wireless, multi-function EcoTank Photo ET-8500 and ET-8550 use 6 colour Epson Claria ET Premium inks, can print up to 2,300 high-quality photos or 6,700 pages in black and white or 6,200 pages in colour with one set of ink bottles1 at incredibly low running costs.

As these printers feature Epson’s patented Micro Piezo Heat-Free Technology, you can now enjoy consistent high-speed photo printing, with greatly reduced energy consumption and less need for replacement parts, helping to save time, money and the planet too.

Both new printers come with the new 6 colour Epson Claria ET Premium ink set to produce high-quality, long-lasting, borderless photos of up to A4 size with the ET-8500 and to A3+ with the ET-8550. The photo black and new photo grey ink makes it easy to achieve detailed, high-contrast black and white photos with beautiful toning, while the pigment black ink ensures sharp text when printing double-sided documents on plain paper. This makes these printers a fantastic choice for every task in your home.

Epson Australia MD, Craig Heckenberg, said, “These printers are great news for photographers, creative enthusiasts and the environment. They are our first heat-free, multi-function, EcoTank Photo printers to feature 6 colour Claria ET Premium Ink for delivering high quality photos, arts and crafts on a wide range of media. The low running costs and flexible convenience of cartridge-free printing make it ideal for everyday document printing the whole family can enjoy. The fact that they are heat-free means they use far less power than laser printers and are far better for the planet as a result.”

Amateur photographers and creative hobbyists will appreciate the highly flexible media handling capabilities of the two new printers. With five paper feeds there is no end to the creative projects these printers can deliver. Not only can you print directly onto suitable CDs and DVDs, you can also store photo size and A4 paper in the two front trays ensuring your printer is always loaded and ready to go. The rear tray allows you to print on media such as craft papers and card, even up to A3+ size with the ET-8550. Finally, the rear straight pass paper feed means you can print on cardstock and other speciality media up to 1.3 mm thick.

These new premium EcoTank Photoprinters join Epson’s award-winning line up of cartridge-free refillable ink tank printers which this year saw global sales reach 50 million units. They deliver ultra-low cost per page thanks to the EcoTank’s innovative cartridge-free filling system with easy-to-use, mess-free bottles.

The ET-8500 and ET-8550 allow you to print thousands of high-quality photos and documents with one set of included ink bottles1 – equivalent to about 185 individual cartridges2 – and these prints can last up to 300 years when stored in an album³.

The ET-8500 and ET-8550 also enable printing from SD cards and USB flash drives through the large 4.3″ colour touchscreen. With full Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, and Ethernet connectivity, integrating either of these printers with your existing home set-up is simple and straightforward.

ET-8500 KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
· Cartridge-Free Printing – print 1000’s of pages straight out of the box!1
· Includes enough ink equivalent to approximately 185 individual cartridges2
· Exclusive Auto-Stop Ink Bottles – uniquely keyed for easy filling of each colour
· 6-Colour Claria Inks – for printing high-quality documents and photos up to A4
· Versatile Paper Handling – dedicated photo and paper trays
· Easy PC-Free Printing – with built-in USB and memory card slots5
· Large, Easy-to-Read 4.3″ Colour Touchscreen – simple setup and navigation
· Complete Wireless Solution – easily print from iPad, iPhone, Android tablets and smartphones4; includes Wi-Fi Direct6 and Ethernet

ET-8550 KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
· Cartridge-Free Printing – print 1000’s of pages straight out of the box!1
· Includes enough ink equivalent to approximately 185 individual cartridges2
· Exclusive Auto-Stop Ink Bottles – uniquely keyed for easy filling of each colour
· 6-Colour Claria Inks – for printing high-quality documents and photos up to A3
· Borderless printing – up to A3
· Versatile Paper Handling – dedicated paper and photo trays
· Easy PC-Free Printing – with built-in USB and memory card slots5
· Large, Easy-to-Read 4.3″ Colour touchscreen – simple setup and navigation
· Complete Wireless Solution – easily print from iPad, iPhone, Android tablets and smartphones4; includes Wi-Fi Direct6 and Ethernet

Information and Availability:
· The EcoTank ET-8500 and ET-8550 are available immediately from www.epson.com.au with an RRP of $999.00 and $1149.00 respectively.
· For more on EcoTank printers go to: https://www.epson.com.au/v2/ecotank/
· For more on Epson’s Heat-Free Technology go to: https://www.epson.com.au/heat-free-technology/

1 Replacement ink bottle yields based on the ISO/IEC 24712 pattern with Epson’s methodology. Replacement ink bottle photo yields are significantly lower and are based on the ISO/IEC 29103 pattern with Epson’s methodology. Actual ink yields will vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink colour. All ink colours are used for printing and printer maintenance, and all colours must be available for printing.
2 Actual savings and costs will vary considerably based on print tasks, print volumes and usage conditions. Savings and cost per ISO page are based on the cost of replacement ink bottles and the cost of enough standard cartridges to achieve the total page yields of the bottles using the RRP (AUD) and yields for Epson standard-capacity ink cartridges for similarly featured Epson consumer inkjet printers as of January 2021.
3 Print permanence ratings are based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media stored in archival sleeves in album storage. Actual print stability will vary according to the media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity, and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee longevity of prints.
4 Compatible mobile device operating systems – for iOS: 11.0 or later; for iPadOS: OS 11.0 or later; for Android: 5.0 or later Most features require an Internet connection to the printer, as well as an Internet and/or email-enabled device. See www.epson.com.au/connect for a list of Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and Apps.
5 Adapter may be required.
6 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Wi-Fi Direct may require printer software account. For a list of supported cloud services, visit www.epson.com.au/connect