Cartridge-Free Printing with Epson's Expression ET-3600 EcoTank Printer | Toronto Teacher Mom

Cartridge-Free Printing with Epson's Expression ET-3600 EcoTank Printer

Friday, September 01, 2017

Epson's Expression ET-3600 EcoTank Printer
Back-to-school is right around the corner which means it's a busy time for families and teachers alike. We're trading in our lazy mornings and late nights for jam-packed schedules of homework and extra curricular activities. And yes, teachers have homework, too! As I prepare for another school year and ensure my two kids are just as prepared, the furthest thing from my mind is running out of printer ink. This year, however, that will be one less thing I have to worry about thanks to the Epson Expression ET-3600 All-in-One Supertank printer.

Epson's Expression ET-3600 EcoTank Printer

While we loved our Epson Expression Premium XP-630 Small-in-One printer, the wireless EcoTank is a welcome upgrade. This revolutionary printer comes with enough ink to print up to 11,000 black and 8,500 colour pages, the equivalent of about 50 cartridges. That means we can go up to two years before replacing any ink! Of course, print times and ink yields will vary depending on a variety of factors such as frequency, print settings and images printed. But I've been using our EcoTank for several months now and the ink levels are still high despite how much I have printed. And that includes dozens of Google CS First double-sided passports and other materials that I printed onto cover stock paper and assembled for our school's first coding club. 

Epson's Expression ET-3600 EcoTank Printer

My daughter has been giving our new EcoTank a workout this summer as well. She has been printing endless photos of her favourite pop singers and plastering them all over her new school supplies. But because I can easily check on the ink levels through the semitransparent windows on the side of the EcoTank, I know I don't have to worry about running out of ink any time soon. And when I do, I just have to top up with Epson’s ultra low-cost ink replacement bottles (as low as $18.29 each).

Epson's Expression ET-3600 EcoTank Printer

Of course, we also love the Wi-Fi feature and being able to print from any of our computers, tablets or even our cell phones with ease. And the photo quality is great, as we've come to expect from Epson. At my daughter's birthday party last month, I took a group photo and sent to print on 4x6 glossy photo paper directly from my iPhone. It was a great memento that her friends got to take home with them once the party was over. 

The Epson Expression ET-3600 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer can also copy and scan documents and holds 150 sheets. It retails for $529.99 but it is currently on sale for $449.99. You can purchase it online at as well as at Staples. And teachers, don't forget you can save an additional 10% on technology on select Staples Teacher Appreciation Days!

Disclosure: I received product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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  1. wow.....I think I have to look into this..thanks for the review

  2. We on the lookout for a new printer! This is definitely one to consider!

  3. I looked into this printer but I'm unsure whether this is worth the money. Not all the reviews were good I'm afraid but I do like the idea of not having to rush out and buy ink cartridges. Perhaps when it's proved itself in a year of two :-)

  4. Debbie White BeattieOctober 14, 2017 at 9:35 PM

    This sounds like a really good printer but it's also really expensive although the cartridges don't have to be filled very often. So I hope in the end it all evens out.


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