Rated 5 out of 5 by johnvsc Finally
Yes, finally, a refillable printer : makes so much sense ... but the suits in the boardroom probably scowled at the business model > "How we gonna make money?"
Other than the obvious fact that within a month of having this printer I have gotten my $$$ worth, the quality and speed of this printer is completely amazing.
I was a bit worried setting up it up because Epson is very explicit in saying that you really don't want to spill the ink anywhere - but it wasn't a big deal. Everything is well labelled. I opened up the ink bottles over the sink with a paper towel in hand - just to be safe.
The other thing I like is that you can see the fill levels without having to open an access panel or getting a report from the system preferences. Whereas with other models, you really didn't know HOW much ink you have > here you can actually see it.
Well done Epson! I look forward to buying more from you in the future! ... And yes, I made sure to save the box and packaging that it came in!
October 7, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rick Slow Scanning, Copying
I bought the ET4500, and found the scanning and copying to be gosh-awful slow. When I tried to research the Epson-published scanning and copying speeds, I received multiple emails from their Tech Support and Sales Support departments saying that these speeds were NOT published. They said there were too many variables. I consider this a cop-out. They could have picked and chosen the variables they liked, and published those variables, along with the speed attained. I suspect that they have an issue with speed on the 4500. I read a user review somewhere that the 4550 was faster. I asked for those published speeds and got the same runaround. But I like the series enough to exchange my 4500 for a 4550. I am happier with the scanning and copying speed of the 4550. But Epson calls it a MULTI-function, so I think they should pay attention to all aspects of their printers when designing them, and ensure they meet some minimal, published benchmarks, that compete with other vendors products.
April 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer IT'S ABOUT TIME
It's about time printer manufacturers stopped the
printer cassette consumer rip-off. Ink cassettes
that are too small, TOO EXPENSIVE, and too
little filled with ink.
Leave it to EPSON, a very well liked and appreciated printer manufacturer to have the
moxie to step up to the plate and provide we
consumers with a SUPERB printer which also
provides the tech advantage of ink tanks which
not only last like the ENERGER BUNNY, but a
well designed, well thought out EPSON unit
that FINALLY address all the problems we cosumers have to endure using ink cassette
printers and their outrageous costs.
I will NEVER buy any other printer ever again
unless it's another EPSON EC0-Tank unit. I
give EPSON a hearty slap on the back in
thanks for their fabulous Eco-Tank printers.
BRAVO, EPSON! 10/7/2016
October 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by PK Epson ET-4500 is a good buy
I've only had the ET-4500 printer for a couple of months. The big attraction for me was the Eco-Tank series with the large ink capacity and the hope of not having to spend lots of money running to buy new ink every few weeks. So far so good- the ink is lasting and the print quality is good. The print speed is a bit slow at times, and I prefer a flat paper tray to pull out and load. This one has a back loader with the paper vertical. Not big issues- I am happy with this printer and the large ink capacity promise seems to he delivered.
October 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ABellizaire7 ET 4500 is a time and cost saver for my business
I own an interior design business, and we are constantly printing presentation documents, contracts, invoices and purchase orders. Last year, we spent a good chunk of money on ink replacement cartridges. Not only was this costly, but it was time consuming and frustrating to have to replace the cartridges so frequently.
Luckily, last October we were offered the opportunity to test-drive the new ET 4500 in exchange for a product review. I read about the features and the boasts about the printing capacity, but I had my doubts.
I can honestly say that I have been so pleased with this product. It was easy to install (I did it myself!), filling the ink cartridges was a little different than I am used to but easy none-the-less, and we've been printing from this original fill since December without having to refill yet! Each tank is still about half way full.
I would highly recommend this printer to other small business owners who want to save the hassle and money of replacing ink cartridges frequently.
April 30, 2016