Epson EcoTank ET-5170, multifunction that does more for less

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The multifunction Epson EcoTank ET-5170, which shares a printing system with the Epson EcoTank ET-5800, is a high performance peripheral design for the small office of work and home. One product, the Epson ET-5170, which seeks to facilitate tasks productive while reduce costs and increases the saving. We tell you everything that this device is capable of doing Epson.

Design and construction of the Epson EcoTank ET-5170 multifunction printer

The model ET-5170 is another of the references EcoTank from Epson. A peripheral designed to meet the multiple needs arising at home and business in professional quality, very tight spending, and performing the tasks in an ultra-fast way.

Epson EcoTank ET-5170

Indispensable accessory for the home and business office

It is a color matched device, black and white, with two separate blocks in its structure. The peripheral dimensions are 34.6 x 37.5 x 34.7 cm (width x depth x height) with a total weight of 7.3 kg.

Printing system

The models EcoTank, like the protagonist of this review, are distinguished by their special system of consumables. A mode that allows greater savings. This reference we talked about prints in black and color. Has the print head PrecisionCore ™, composed by 400 injectors black, Y 128 Nozzles per color, which eject a maximum size of gout from 3.3 pl.

Epson EcoTank ET-5170

Refillable ink tank for maximum savings

In the ET-5170 used pigmented ink, divided into four tanks refillable thanks to the system developed by Epson. The process is very simple, as the manufacturer sells bottles of ink that facilitate refilling. With a black pot can be printed up to 7,500 pages. Those of Colour give for 6,000 pages. A lot of work for a price similar to other cartridges on the market with a lot less productivity.

Paper capacity and trays

The Epson EcoTank ET-5170 dispose of a plate of front paper with capacity for up to 250 standard sheets. The output supports a maximum of 30 sheets. The machine also includes automatic document feeder with a capacity of 35 sheets. The maximum supported paper size is A4.

Epson EcoTank ET-5170

250-sheet front paper tray

Epson ET-5170 Features

This product is a multifunction peripheral, so that the user, or work group, has covered practically all the options that are demanded in a productive office.

Peripheral connectivity

The printer Epson EcoTank ET-5170 can be connected by USB; use in network thanks to its port Ethernet; and work remotely through wireless connectivity of its technology Wifi integrated.

Epson EcoTank ET-5170

Print from anywhere via Wi-Fi

Relevant technical characteristics

To the ultra low cost per page, they add a great speed Print, the possibility of scanning, make do you copy of documents, and also the fax. Its performance is measured with the following data:

  • Print resolution: 4,800 x 1,200 dpi.
  • Maximum print speed: 17 pages / minute Monochrome; 9.5 pages / minute Color.
  • Scan resolution: 1,200 x 2,400 dpi.

Technical specifications of the Epson EcoTank ET-5170 printer

Here is a summary table with all the technical details and extras of the model Epson ET-5170:

Epson EcoTank ET-5170
Printing method PrecisionCore ™ print head
Injector configuration 400 Nozzles black, 128 Nozzles per color
Maximum drop size 3.3pl, With Variable Sized Droplet Technology
Ink technology Pigmented ink
Print resolution 4,800 x 1,200 dpi
Category Home Office, Workgroup
Function Print, Scan, Copy, Fax
Print speed ISO / IEC 24734 17 pages / minute Monochrome, 9.5 pages / minute Color
Print speed 23 pages / minute Color (Plain Paper 75 g / m²), 37 pages / minute Monochrome (Plain Paper 75 g / m²)
ISO / IEC 24734 Duplex Print Speed 7.5 A4 pages / min. Monochrome, 5 A4 pages / min. Colour
First page out time Monochrome 7 seconds, Color 11 seconds
Work cycle 1,600 pages per month
Colors Black, Cyan, Yellow, Magenta
Single-sided scan speed (A4 in black) 12 sec. with flatbed scan
Single-sided scan speed (A4 color) 27 sec. with flatbed scan
Scan resolution 1,200 dpi x 2,400 dpi (horizontal × vertical)
Output formats BMP, JPEG, PICT, TIFF, Multiple TIFF, PDF, PNG
Scanner type Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Optical resolution 1,200 dpi x 2,400 dpi (horizontal × vertical)
Fax type Ability to send color or black-and-white faxes directly
Fax transmission speed up to 33.6 kbps / Approx. 3s per page
Error correction mode CCITU / ITU Group3 fax with error correction mode
Fax speed dial numbers (max.) 100 names and numbers
Page memory up to 180 pages (ITU-T No. 1 diagram)
Fax functions Send Fax via Computer, Auto Dial, Address Book, Fax Broadcast, Fax Preview, Polling Reception
Paper and substrate handling
Number of paper trays 1
Paper formats 9 x 13 cm, 10 x 15 cm, 13 x 18 cm, 13 x 20 cm, 20 x 25 cm, 100 x 148 mm, 16: 9, Legal Letter, No. 10 (envelope), DL (envelope), C6 (envelope), B5 (17.6 × 25.7 cm), A6 (10.5 × 14.8 cm), A4 (21.0 × 29.7 cm), A5 (14.8 × 21.0 cm), Personalized
Duplex Yes
Print margin 0mm top, 0mm right, 0mm bottom, 0mm left (Where the margin is set. Other margins 3mm top, left, right, bottom.)
Automatic document feeder 35 pages
Output tray capacity 30 Sheets
Paper tray capacity 250 Standard Sheets, 20 Photo Sheets
Suitable paper weight 64 g / m² – 95 g / m²
Media management Automatic 2-sided (A4 plain paper)
Recommended number of users From 1 to 4
Energy consumption 12 watt (stand-alone copy, ISO / IEC 24712), 0.9 watt (economy mode), 5.3 watt Ready, 0.3 watt (off), TEC 0.14 kWh per week
Supply voltage AC 100 V – 240 V, 50 Hz – 60 Hz
Product dimensions 346 x 375 x 347 mm (width x depth x height)
Weight 7.3 kg
Noise level 5.1 B (A) with Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper / Photo RPM mode. – 38 dB (A) with Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper / Photo RPM mode.
Supported operating systems Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Interfaces Wi-Fi, USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi Direct
WLAN security 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA PSK (TKIP), WPA PSK (AES)
Mobile and cloud printing services Epson Connect (iPrint, Email Print, Remote Print Driver, Scan-to-Cloud), Apple AirPrint
It includes 1 ink sets (1 127 ml black ink; 3 70 ml cyan, magenta and yellow inks) + an extra black ink, Equipment, Power cord, Installation instructions, Warranty certificate
Other functions
LCD screen Color, 6.1 cm Diagonal
Characteristics Touch screen
Warranty 12 months Workshop Repair, 100,000 pages
Performance of the included bottle
Black ink yield 7,500 pages
Color rendering 6,000 pages

Conclusions, availability and price of the Epson EcoTank ET-5170 multifunction printer

Epson EcoTank ET-5170

High performance and versatile printing

Any office, be domestic or from business, you decide to opt for the Epson EcoTank ET-5170 will win cost effectiveness in all aspects. And it is that this product in addition to doing more, be reliable Y Easy to use, It allows save money like few other products on the market.

  • Refillable ink tank.
  • Fast and with great printing capacity.
  • Very low cost of prints.
  • Various functions.

  • High startup cost.
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