Purchased one of the Epson that claim a year’s ink comes with it about a week ago. I bought the ET-2760 because it was on special at Best buy. The next one up was $150 more. Considering that I am living off Social Security nowadays, I decided on the less costly one, though the more expensive one advertised two sided printing.
Guess what? The ET-2700 has 2 sided printing and it is easier to use than the laser printer I was using. Oddly, I was confused as to why they don’t mention that in the advertising or on the box…as near as I could tell. Maybe I missed it.
The install…via USB port went picture perfect. The only hitch was that I had to fish the ink bottles back out of the trash. It seems that ink needs to be installed twice, once after the basic install. No big deal. Just thought I’d mention it in case any of you want to buy one.
I also have a second computer, my laptop, printing to the printer through the desktop system via my network. Though the install did not go as well, it is due to Windows, not the printer software.
The printer, the scanner and the copy functions work easily. There is a one-button color copy function. I guess just about anyone can do that. I suppose it gets more complex for more complex functions, such as two sided copying. I don’t yet know if it does that.
As near as I can tell, the only thing I gave up by buying the less expensive printer is that it does not have a page feeder for the scanner, copy source function. That is a function I would very rarely use.
One more note: They cautioned to remove all tie downs that they used in shipping. Look carefully. There are a couple that are somewhat hidden.
It isn’t quite as fast as my laser printer, but the ink is less expensive, I hope. Also, my new printer will print the first page in about the same time as my laser printer warmup time. Naturally, you can’t beat laser for quality, but this comes pretty close.
As an aside, I do like the idea that I can monitor the ink levels by just looking through the four windows on the front. I have never seen this advantage anywhere, even in ink jet printers. Just a glance now and then to determine when it is time to order more ink… or go to the store.
For those interested, they can tell Obama and the squad that it is likely more green. I don’t have any sound references, but it does seem to me that ink jet printers use less power than laser printers. Somehow, I don’t think anyone will notice the savings. I suspect I won’t notice it.