The ET-2550 is part of the new generation of Epson printers that no longer use ink cartridges, but reservoirs that the user can fill himself. The economic benefit is there, but what about performance and quality? The Epson EcoTank ET-2550 has everything from a conventional inkjet printer. But that is not the case. Instead of the traditional ink cartridges, it has a reservoir on the side that is filled with ink bottles. The volume of the bottles must print 4000 pages in black and white and 6500 pages in color, equivalent to two years of ink consumption, in the context of moderate use.
Apart from the tank on the side, the ET-2550 looks a lot like a "classic" Epson printer. The ET-2550 does not take up much space with dimensions 48.9 x 30 x 16.9 cm, including the tank. The front panel incorporates a small 1.4-inch diagonal color LCD with a directional pad and three buttons at the sides. She gets up to adjust the angle according to the height she is at. The mobile cover hides a flatbed scanner with a resolution of 2400 dpi. Only one document can be scanned at a time because the ET-2550 does not have an automatic document feeder. It also implies that the printer can only be fed with paper by the rear vertical loader. The latter can hold 100 sheets, which is sufficient for domestic or low-intensity office use. If your needs are greater, you can always turn to the ET-4550 with a 150-sheet feeder and longer-life tanks: approximately 11,000 black-and-white pages and 8500 color pages. This version is also equipped with an Ethernet port and offers the features of a fax. Finally, note the presence on the ET-2550 of an SD memory card reader to print photos and documents directly.
Epson offers several options for connecting to a computer: USB (cable not supplied), Wi-Fi via installation disc, or Wi-Fi Direct for compatible routers. The configuration of the wireless connection is done in two steps. You need to turn on the printer, go to the network settings, then select your local Wi-Fi network and enter your password. It took us less than 5 minutes to establish this connection between the printer and our computer.