TMCNet:  Epson Expands Revolutionary EcoTank Portfolio with Enhanced Cartridge-Free All-in-One Printers

[August 02, 2016]

Epson Expands Revolutionary EcoTank Portfolio with Enhanced Cartridge-Free All-in-One Printers

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing printing solutions, today announced the newest additions to its Supertank category of EcoTank® printers – the WorkForce® ET-16500 wide-format model and Expression® ET-3600. Revolutionary in design, the printers deliver cartridge-free printing with easy-to-fill supersized ink tanks and up to two years of ink in the box1. The ET-16500 and ET-3600 not only expand the Epson portfolio of Supertank printers, but serve as proof points for the success of this category in the North American printer market, underscoring Epson’s commitment to delivering printing solutions that meet a range of customer needs.

Epson EcoTank printers offer revolutionary cartridge-free printing with easy-to-fill supersized ink tanks. The new models include up to two years of ink in the box -- enough to print up to 10,500 black/11,000 color pages, and equivalent to about 50 ink cartridge sets

“The Supertank category was designed to enhance the customer printing experience. EcoTank printers provide customers with convenience and value, offering the freedom to print in color without worrying about cost or running out of ink,” said Nils Madden, marketing director, Desktop Imaging and Printing, Epson. “Since introducing cartridge-free printing in North America last year, feedback has been incredibly positive and sales have exceeded our expectations. The new ET-16500 and ET-3600 deliver enhanced performance and features to reach a wider range of users. Expanding the EcoTank portfolio underscores our commitment to transforming the way people think about color printing in business and in the home.”

Featuring all-in-one capabilities and an unbeatable combination of convenience and value, the ET-16500 and ET-3600 bring low-cost, hassle-free color printing to businesses and the home. In addition, the printers solve one of the biggest pain points for businesses and consumers: running out of ink. When compared to traditional cartridge printers, the ink included with each of these EcoTank printers is equivalent to about 50 ink cartridge sets2 – or up to 11,000 pages3 – for increased color printing without out-of-ink frustration. When it is time to replace the ink, users save up to 80 percent on ink with low-cost replacement bottles4.

The ET-16500 and ET-3600 boast an entirely new printing system unique to the Supertank category of printers to deliver laser-quality performance. Plus, they come equipped with built-in, easy-to-use wireless and Wi-Fi Direct5 capabilities so users can print directly from tablets and smartphones6 across a range of operating systems, as well as through Epson Connect™ solutions.  

WorkForce T-16500 EcoTank Wide-Format All-in-One Supertank Printer – powered by PrecisionCore®, this is the first wide-format model in the Supertank category, and delivers an in-box ink yield of up to 10,500 black and 11,000 color pages3 to match the needs of small to medium-size businesses. The ET-16500 all-in-one delivers laser-quality black text and prints up to 13″ x 19″. It copies and scans pages up to 11″ x 17″. Plus, this wide-format printer features a 500-sheet capacity and rear specialty-paper feed, as well as a 4.3″ color touchscreen for easy navigation.

Expression ET-3600 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer – designed for the small office/home office market, this printer offers an in-box ink yield of up to 11,000 black and 8,500 color pages3 and fast print speeds of up to 13.7 ISO ppm (black) and 7.3 ISO ppm (color) . The ET-3600 is packed with an unbeatable combination of convenience and value, boasting auto 2-sided printing, a 150-sheet paper capacity and offering wireless printing from tablets and smartphones5.

Pricing and Availability
The WorkForce ET-16500 EcoTank ($1,199 MSRP) and Expression ET-3600 EcoTank ($399 MSRP) will be available mid-September 2016 through major computer, office and electronic superstores and For more information and availability, please visit

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 67,000 employees in 90 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (, Twitter (, YouTube (, and Instagram (

Specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. EPSON, ECOTANK, Expression, PrecisionCore, and WorkForce are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and Epson Connect are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. Wi-Fi Direct® is a registered trademark and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ is a trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance®. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks. Copyright 2016 Epson America, Inc. CPD-52221 6/16

Black and color print speeds are measured in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. For more information, visit

1 Based on average monthly print volumes of about 300 pages.
2 About 50 cartridge sets estimate based on print yields of the included Black and color ink bottles as compared to standard-capacity ink cartridge sets for similarly-featured cartridge printers as of March 2015.
3 Yields based on the ISO/IEC 24712 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 color. All ink colors are used for printing and printer maintenance, and all colors must be available for printing. For more information, visit
4 Savings comparison based on the purchase cost of replacement ink bottles and the cost of enough cartridges to achieve the total page yields of the bottles using the manufacturers’ online prices and yields for the highest-capacity cartridges for the best-selling consumer inkjet printers priced at $499 or less per NPD, June 2015. Actual savings will vary based on print tasks, print volumes and usage conditions.
5 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Wi-Fi Direct may require printer software.
6 Most features require an Internet connection to the printer, as well as an Internet- and/or email-enabled device. For a list of Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and apps, visit


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