Epson Eco Tank 4500 Printer Review
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Miss M started University 2 weeks ago.
This has been such an exciting time for her.
She is now responsible for her own learning and she is studying in the field that she has strived towards since she was 14 years old.
And the best thing is, is that she basically doesn’t have to answer to anyone!
She is studying a combined degree of Commerce and Arts, so I think her workload is going to get extremely heavy, but very interesting.
What are the basics that every Uni Student Needs?
- An alarm clock, because on the days they aren’t sleeping until midday they are going to need it.
- Scanty ripped jeans. The staple wardrobe.
- Smart phone, so you can while away the time on social media during lectures.
- A reminder to take a shower every few days
- A staple diet of frozen dinners and fast food.
Well these are all the standard old cliches that seem to crop up when you pick an image of a university student.
These days however the image of the Uni student may be just a little different.
One thing we have noticed with University is that the students are expected to do the majority of the work at home, therefore we summised that it would probably be beneficial to invest in some useful tools that would make this easier for her.
At this point in time, we have one printer servicing 6 people! Not ideal.
Miss E will start year 11 next year so the demand on the poor thing is only going to increase even more.
When I was approached to trial and review the new Epson Eco Tank ET4500 wireless printer, I jumped at the chance…and guess whose room it has ended up in?
We all know these days that most school work and assignments are all done on computers. Even in year 5 Miss T has a major “Gold” assignment coming up that will involve a power point presentation and a printed presentation. A far cry from when we were all school and all you needed was a sheet of white cardboard and a container of colouring in pencils.
We love the wireless capabilities of the printer. This means that the girls can continue to work in their own rooms, on their own assignments and print at their leisure, without worrying about pesky cords, or about whose turn it is next.
One thing that is a bit tricky is refilling the ink tanks, although I’m sure with practice this will get easier. However we won’t have to refill them that often considering you get 4000 sheets out of the black ink and 6500 sheets from the colour. On another note, I love the word “Magenta”…..
We have discovered with this wireless business, is that you can print from any compatible device, including phones and Ipods/Ipads, also giving you the freedom to print from anywhere in the house.
Miss T and Miss G are into “colouring in” on their devices now, scrap the pencils!
This app allows you to create intricate colourful designs all at the tap of finger, oh how lazy we are getting. Anyway, the girls now love printing these pictures out to hang in their room. I can hear the printer going off all the time! Not sure how long Miss M is going to last with everyone coming in to her room constantly.
Another good thing is the ability to see just how low the ink containers are getting without opening up the machine. Hopefully we will have no more surprise exclamations of “Mum the toner has run out and I have an assignment due tomorrow”! I hate those last minute dashes to Officeworks..
The Epson Eco Tank ET 4500 printer also has copier and scanner ability, which comes in very handy. You can scan directly to email or in PDF form. I am in the process of scanning all my old photos so I have a digital copy plus it’s an added assurance should anything happen to my originals.
So are there any drawbacks with the Epson? The ink can be a bit challenging to add the first couple of times and I don’t recommend the kids be in charge of this task or you could have a mess to clean up, but you won’t have to do it that often.
The bottles are only $17 each and in printer ink terms that’s a bargain!
The set up was a bit fiddly and confusing, Google became my best friend. But once we were up and running accessing the printer from multiple devices was just a matter of clicking the button on the device.
It does seem as though I am going to be using a lot of ink in the near future, but thats all good, apparently it should last me 2 years!
Excuse me while I go and print some stuff…