LD Products exposes the true cost of owning an Epson EcoTank Printer: The Epson EcoTank Debunked

A new study conducted by LD Products shines a different light on the economic advantages of Epson's EcoTank printers.

Mar 15, 2016, 09:00 ET from LD Products

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by consumers' increasing frustration with the high price of ink, Epson recently released their continuous ink tank printer series amid much fanfare.  Marketed as a revolutionary new ink technology, the EcoTank series outwardly promises both value and convenience to their customers. The new series features four refillable ink tanks instead of the usual four cartridge setup, and the refill process is relatively painless.  However, the convenience of the ink tank system is negligible when the total cost of ink and machine is taken into consideration.  LD Products, the leading aftermarket cartridge supplier in the United States, crunched the numbers and found the total cost of operation of an EcoTank printer to be considerably more expensive than operating a comparable, lower priced Epson inkjet using compatible ink cartridges.

Epson sells the EcoTank WF-R4640 for $1,199.99 which includes enough ink to print up to 20,000 pages of black and color documents.  Remove the continuous ink tank system from the equation and the far cheaper Epson WF-4640 inkjet offers similar features for just $249.99.  Include enough compatible ink to match the same 20,000 page yield offered by the EcoTank, and you come out ahead $610.70 sticking with an Epson WF-4640 using generic ink. With the average consumer printing around 40 pages a month and most replacing their machines every couple of years, making an investment in a high priced EcoTank printer is impractical.

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Epson's EcoTank series intends to shake up the print industry with their latest offering of continuous ink printers but, decidedly, the savings just aren't there.

About LD Products
LD Products (http://www.ldproducts.com) is a leading e-commerce provider of ink cartridges, toner and office supplies. Since 1999, the company has enjoyed great success as a high quality and cost-effective alternative to printer brand consumables. LD Products also boasts a large selection of office supplies, offering discount prices on the most trusted names in the industry.

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