Epson launches new heat-free photo printing technology

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As part of Turn Down the Heat, their global campaign to combat climate change, Epson has released two new heat-free printers: the EcoTank Photo ET-8500 for A4 printing and the ET-8550 for A3 printing. The company claims that these new models produce far less heat and consume much less energy than laser printers and other inkjet alternatives. 


These new printers join Epson’s exisiting suite of cartridge-free refillable tank printers, where each ink bottle is uniquely keyed to fit its corresponding ink colour tank. 

The ET-8500 and ET-8550 have been designed with photographers in mind. The new models make use of six inks to enhance the depth of colour and detail users can achieve in their printed images.

For users who want to print black-and-white images, the photo black and newly introduced photo grey ink enables the printers to more accurately capture the detail and contrast of your photographs.

The printers also use the inks efficiently, with one set of ink bottles estimated to allow you to print thousands of images and documents before needing to refill the tanks. Epson has suggested that this is the equivalent of approximately 185 individual cartridges. 


The printers also boast other useful features such as: five paper feeds, including slots for photo paper, regular paper and craft papers; the ability to print directly from a USB, an SD card, your mobile or an iPad; and an easy-to-use 4.3” colour touchscreen for adjusting settings and printing. 

The EcoTank ET-8500 A4 printer and ET-8550 A3 printer will set you back $999.00 and $1149.00 respectively. To find out more about the products, you can visit Epson’s website here. 

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