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Two Economical Printers for Working from Home

Two Economical Printers for Working from Home

Posted by BK on 28th Dec 2020

Many of us now work from home due to the pandemic, but our home printers are expensive to use extensively. If you’re tired of buying ink cartridges all the time, consider an Epson EcoTank printer.

Epson EcoTank printers offer two years’ worth of ink onboard and dramatically reduced ink costs. For example, if you’re going through 3 $50 ink cartridges per month, that’s $1800 in ink per year that you won’t have to buy. And when your EcoTank printer finally runs low on ink, the ink bottles are surprisingly affordable.

Here are two of my favorite EcoTank printers for home offices.

Epson WorkForce Pro EC-4040 Colour MFP Printer | 500-sheet tray | $299.99 | 2-Year Limited Warranty

The Epson EC-4040 is a 4-in-1 printer that prints, scans, fax and copies colour documents plus Wi-Fi. Powered by PrecisionCore Heat-free technology, the Epson EC4040 has all of the basics most work-from-home people need including:

  • Print resolution — With a print resolution of 4800 dpi, the Epson EC4040 produces professional quality brochures, reports, newsletters, business cards, and other documents.
  • Print speed — The Epson EC4040 is fast with black pages printing at 24 ISO black pages per minute and colour pages printing at 22 ISO pages per minute.
  • Controls — The front panel features a 4.3-inch color touchscreen display for easy control. Everything you need is at your fingers.
  • Automatic 2-sided printing — Help the environment while reducing your paper costs with automatic 2-sided printing.
  • Connectivity — Wireless and remote printing allow you to send documents to the Epson EC4040 from your home, mobile device, or a remote location.

Epson ET-4760 4-in-1 Home Office Printer

For even more features, the Epson ET-4760 adds faxing to the mix. It prints, scans, copies, and faxes. It also includes a 30-sheet automatic document feeder, 250-page paper tray, and Ethernet connection. Powered by MicroPiezo technology and with a PrecisionCore 1S printhead, the Epson ET-4760 is well equipped for the home office.

  • Print resolution — The EC4040 has an outstanding print resolution of up to 4800dpi for professional quality prints. Use the EC4040 for all of your marketing materials, reports, newsletters, photos, and documents.
  • Print speed — The EC4040 prints black pages at 15 ISO pages per minute and color pages at 4.5 ISO pages per minute.
  • Controls — A 2.4-inch color touchscreen puts all of the printer’s controls at your fingertips.
  • Automatic 2-sided printing — The Epson ET-4760 prints on both sides of the page automatically, reducing your paper costs by 50 percent.
  • Connectivity — With Ethernet, wireless, remote, and voice-activated printing, you can connect to the Epson ET-4760 from your computer, smartphone, Alexa device, or a remote location.

What’s the difference between these two printers?

EC-4040 MFP
ET-4760 Supertank MPF
Price $299.99 $ 599.99
Function Print, Copy, Scan, Fax Print, Copy, Scan, Fax
Print Speed Colour 22 ISO ppm

Black 24 ISO ppm

Colour 8.0 ISO ppm

Black 15 ISO ppm

Ink included will print how many pages? 900 ISO Black

650 ISO Colour

7,500 ISO Black

6,000 ISO Colour

Replacement Ink Yield 802 Black 900 pages

802 XL Black 2,600 Pages

802 Colour 650 ISO pages

802 XL Colour 1,900 ISO Pages

502 Black 7,500 ISO Pages

502 Colour 6,000 ISO Pages

Sheet Holder 500 sheets 250 sheets
Automatic Document Feeder 50 30 sheets
Scan Bed Size 8.5” x 14” 8.5” x 11.7”
Mobile Printing Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Android printing, Fire OS printing, Mopria Print Service
Warranty 2 Year limited