Epson EcoTank ET-2814, an interesting multifunction printer with Wi-Fi

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Although the market for printers is no longer going through its best moment in the market, there are still specialized brands that seek to optimize their models through new launches at a competitive price . Previously we have already mentioned Epson’s proposals and now it is time to talk about another of its great protagonists: Epson EcoTank ET-2814 .

Epson ET-2814 is a multifunction printer that allows users to save up to 90% in printing costs thanks to a technology that eliminates traditional cartridges to replace them with ink tanks. It is a device that not only provides high quality at an incredibly low cost per page, but also fast copying and scanning, and even cable-free handling via Wi-Fi connectivity.

Epson EcoTank ET-2814 Features

 

EPSON ECOTANK ET-2814
GENERAL
Dimensions 375 x 347 x 179 mm
Weight 3.9 kg
Colors Black
Screen No
It includes 4 individual ink bottles of 65 ml (Bk, C, Y, M), Equipment, Power cord, Installation instructions, Warranty certificate
Official site Epson
PAPER HANDLING
Number of paper trays one
Paper tray capacity 100 Standard Sheets
Output tray capacity 30 sheets
Duplex Handbook
Paper formats A5 (14.8 × 21.0 cm), A4 (21.0 × 29.7 cm), A6 (10.5 × 14.8 cm), B5 (17.6 × 25.7 cm), B6 ​​(12, 5 × 17.6 cm), C6 (envelope), DL (envelope), No. 10 (envelope), 9 x 13 cm, 10 x 15 cm, 13 x 20 cm
TECHNOLOGY
Printing method Epson Micro Piezo Print Head
Ink technology Epson Dye Ink
Injector configuration 180 Nozzles black, 59 Nozzles per color
Colors Black, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta
Multifunction Print, Scan, Copy
CONNECTIVITY
Interfaces USB, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct
WLAN security 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA PSK (TKIP), WPA PSK (AES)
Supported operating systems Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, Windows 10 (32/64 bit), Windows 7 (32/64 bit), Windows 8 (32/64 bit), Windows 8.1 (32/64 bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016, Windows Vista (32/64 bit), Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2 or later, Windows XP SP3 or later (32-bit), Windows Server 2003 R2, spectextoptionoperatingsystemswin2003ii2
PRINT
Print speed Black 33 ppm and color 15 ppm
Print resolution Up to 5760 x 1440 dpi optimized resolution on various types of dpi paper
Print speed 33 pages / minute Monochrome (Plain Paper 75 g / m²), 15 pages / minute Color (Plain Paper 75 g / m²), 27 seconds per 10 x 15 cm photo (Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper)
First page out time Monochrome 10 seconds, Color 16 seconds
SCANNING
Scan resolution 1,200 dpi x 2,400 dpi
Simplex Scan Speed ​​A4 28 seconds color and 11 seconds black
Scanner type Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Scanner Flatbed Size 21.6 x 29.7 cm
Output formats BMP, JPEG, PICT, TIFF, Multiple TIFF, PDF, PNG
FINAL DETAILS
Energy consumption 12 watt (stand-alone copy, ISO / IEC 24712), 0.7 watt (economy mode), 4.5 watt Ready, 0.2 watt (off), TEC 0.15 kWh per week
Supply voltage AC 100 V – 240 V, 50 Hz – 60 Hz
Warranty 12 months Workshop Repair, 30,000 pages

 

A smartly designed printer

Epson EcoTank ET-2814

Epson EcoTank ET-2814 is refilled by bottles

As can be seen in the images that accompany this analysis, the general format of the printer is quite conventional with official dimensions of 375 x 347 x 179 mm and a total weight of 3.9 kilograms. It is marketed in black and offers a series of tactile buttons on the margin of the upper face for a simple and fast operation.

However, to make life easier for users when it comes to recharging the ink, access has been added to a front tank that is easily removed and that is divided between a space for black ink and another for cyan and yellow colors. and magenta.

In this way, people only have to purchase one s bottles that include a locking function that only allows each tank to be filled with the correct color , also allowing you to quickly understand when it is time to refill ink thanks to the front screen of the printer.

In total, the reduction of up to 90% in printing costs with the purchase of the Epson EcoTank ET-2814 comes with integrated ink bottles to print or copy up to 4,500 pages in black and white and 7,500 in color , which equates to up to to 72 ink cartridges.

Performance results

Epson ET-2814

Epson ET-2814 achieves a print resolution of 5,760 x 1,440 dpi

Thanks to its 100-sheet rear paper tray, it is possible to activate a borderless photo printing function (up to 10 x 15 cm) and print speeds of up to 15 pages per minute for color documents or a maximum of 33 black pages. In addition, there is a 10 second wait time for the first page in monochrome and up to 16 seconds for color.

When it comes to scanning and copying, the supported resolution is 1200 dpi x 2400 dpi , it supports BMP, JPEG, PICT, TIFF, Multiple TIFF, PDF and PNG document formats, while the speed for A4 pages stays at 11 seconds in black and 28 seconds in color.

Finally, the use of micro piezo heatless technology is appreciated , which results in the conception of reduced energy consumption and less need for spare parts for its operation over time. For example, its print head also comes pre-installed for easy printer setup.

Compared to other proposals of the brand, it must be said that most of the specifications here are the same in relation to Epson EcoTank ET-2850 , so it is a good option to consider when looking to spend as little as possible on a new one. model.

Connectivity options

Epson EcoTank ET-2814

Epson EcoTank ET-2814 is suitable for use with mobiles

As is logical for any computer, the use of a USB port makes it possible to synchronize the Epson ET-2814 with any computer in a nearby position , in addition to using external storage units to print documents. However, the most interesting is in the sum of Wi-Fi wireless connectivity and the Wi-Fi Direct standard .

Thus, no matter where the printer is located, it can be synchronized with the home network settings and print from mobile devices, tablets and laptops without cables. The presence of the Epson Smart Panel App also enables remote control to perform actions such as printing, copying and scanning documents and photos or configuring, monitoring and solving problems from a terminal with Android and iOS.

 

PROS:

 

  • Lower ink consumption and energy savings
  • Simple process of refilling ink through bottles
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless use
  • Acceptable print, copy and scan speeds

 

CONS:

 

  • Your 30-sheet output bin may fall short
  • Few differences with other models of the same brand

 

 

7.5TOTAL SCORE