After several years on the market, it is not new that Epson has dedicated a whole line of printers to the elimination of the historical ink cartridges to replace them with a new system based on small tanks on their upper face. Today it is time to highlight another of these options dedicated to home consumption under the name of Epson EcoTank ET-2812 .
Epson ET-2812 is a mid-range multifunction printer that allows you to print, copy and scan with very good figures in terms of resolution as well as speed, although the most interesting aspect of its design is found in the use of ink tanks that promise save users up to 90% of spending on supplies compared to other conventional equipment on the market .
Features of Epson EcoTank ET-2812
|EPSON ECOTANK ET-2812|
|Dimensions||375 x 347 x 179mm|
|It includes||4 individual 65ml ink bottles (Bk, C, Y, M), Main unit, Power cable, Installation instructions, Warranty certificate|
|Number of paper trays||1|
|Paper tray capacity||100 Standard Sheets|
|Output tray capacity||30 Sheets|
|automatic document feeder||Nope|
|paper formats||A5 (14.8×21.0 cm), A4 (21.0×29.7 cm), A6 (10.5×14.8 cm), B5, B6, C6 (envelope), DL (envelope), No. 10 (envelope), 9 x 13cm, 10 x 15cm, 13 x 20cm|
|Printing method||Epson Micro Piezo Print Head|
|ink technology||Dye Ink|
|Injector configuration||180 nozzles black, 59 nozzles per color|
|Colors||Black, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta|
|Multifunction||Print, Scan, Copy|
|Interfaces||USB, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Wi-Fi security||WEP 64 bit, WEP 128 bit, WPA PSK (TKIP), WPA PSK (AES), WPA2 PSK (AES), WPA3-SAE(AES)|
|Supported operating systems||Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, Windows 10 (32/64 bit), Windows 11, 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, Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later|
|print speed||33 pages/minute Monochrome (75 g/m² Plain Paper), 15 pages/minute Color (75 g/m² Plain Paper), 27 seconds per 10 x 15 cm photo (Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper)|
|print resolution||5760 x 1440 dpi|
|First page out time||Monochrome 10 seconds, Color 16 seconds|
|scan resolution||1,200 dpi x 2,400 dpi|
|A4 single-sided scan speed||11 seconds in black and 28 seconds in color|
|scanner type||Contact Image Sensor (CIS)|
|Scanner flatbed size||8.5″ x 11.5″|
|output formats||BMP, JPEG, PICT, TIFF, Multi-TIFF, PDF, PNG|
|Energy consumption||12 watts (standalone copy, ISO/IEC 24712 standard), 0.7 watts (save mode), 4.5 watts Ready, 0.2 watts (off), TEC 0.13 kWh/week|
|supply voltage||AC 100V – 240V, 50Hz – 60Hz|
|Warranty||12 months Shop repair, 30,000 pages|
Replacement of cartridges for bottles
Basically, this model comes with a series of ink tanks that can be accessed by simply moving a front panel on the printer and from there clean ink refills through bottles that the same manufacturer sells through official sales channels. and that they include a blocking function that only allows each tank to be filled with the correct color. Also, it is very simple to predict when it is time to refill the ink thanks to the front screen.
The Epson ET-2812 experience is not only designed to make the use of ink more comfortable on a daily basis and forget about having to buy or refill the classic cartridges, but also improves efficiency in ink consumption with an optimization of up to 90% on printing costs. Basically a set of HP bottles has a range of about 4,500 black and 7,500 color pages , which is the same as 72 ink cartridges.
A strong all-in-one
At the time of its operation, this equipment uses a printing method based on an Epson Micro Piezo print head that is made up of 180 black nozzles and another 59 color nozzles. The end result includes a maximum resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi with a speed of 33 ppm in monochrome (using 75 g/m² plain paper), 15 ppm in colour, and a timeout of 27 seconds for 10 x 15 cm photos. .
As far as the scanning function is concerned, the supported resolution remains at a conventional 1200 dpi x 2400 dpi offering a waiting time of 11 seconds for single-sided black or around 27 seconds for color documents. There is no lack of support for all types of image or text files such as BMP, JPEG, PICT, TIFF, Multi-TIFF, PDF and PNG.
Compared to other creations from the same manufacturer, the accuracy of specifications with the Epson EcoTank ET-2821 model is surprising , so it is recommended to buy either of the two indistinctly or ultimately the one that offers a better price.
Connectivity and paper handling
Intended for personal use there is not a large space for paper and only a single 100 – page normal – size input tray is offered as well as a 30 – page compatible output . The Epson ET-2812 supports most popular paper sizes, including A5 (14.8 x 21.0 cm), A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm), A6 (10.5 x 14.8 cm), B5, B6, C6 (envelope), DL (envelope), No. 10 (envelope), 9 x 13 cm, 10 x 15 cm and 13 x 20 cm.
Thanks to the availability of Wi-Fi connectivity and also the Wi-Fi Direct standard for higher speeds at close distances, users can forget about cables when performing all kinds of actions or printer configurations. For example, by downloading the Epson Smart Panel mobile app you can print, copy and scan documents and photos, monitor and troubleshoot from your phone or tablet.
Finally, through a conventional USB port it can be synchronized with computers that include the operating system Mac OS X 10.6.8 onwards , as well as almost all versions of Windows on the market up to the most recent edition 11.
- New ink system that eliminates cartridges
- Save up to 90% on ink consumption compared to other classic models
- Incorporates Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct wireless connectivity
- Good print speed
- Few differences with other models of the same brand
- Does not include support for fax function