Updated 4 May 2018

Epson

EcoTank 4550

Snapshot: The Epson EcoTank ET-4550 connects via ethernet, WiFi and USB and has a 2.25" display. How well does it print?

EcoTank 4550
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$791

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Test results

Overall score
62
Print quality
?/10
Scanning
?/10
Copying
?/10
Energy use
?/10
Networking
?/10

Good points

  • OK printing.
  • OK scanning.
  • Good copying.
  • Excellent energy use.
  • Very cheap printing costs.
  • Has an auto document feeder and a setting for automatic double-sided printing.
  • Can connect via ethernet and WiFi.

But

  • Poor networking.
  • No PictBridge support.

How we test

Non-multifunction printers

Overall score includes:
Print quality (90%)
Energy use (5%)
Networking (5%)

Multifunction printers

Overall score includes:
Print quality (63%)
Scanning (13.5%)
Copying (13.5%)
Energy use (5%)
Networking (5%)

We don’t retest older printers. To account for their age, each year we alter their overall and individual scores. This can affect whether a printer maintains recommended or worth considering status.

Extra ink used is the percentage of extra ink used for maintenance cleaning when printing 30 pages (text, graphics and photos) intermittently over 4 weeks, compared to the same printer printing 30 pages continuously.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$791

Running costs

Cost per black page ($)
0.003
Cost per colour page ($)
0.017
Cost per page - 4x6 photo ($)
0.029
Extra ink used (%)
208
Colour

Specifications

Type
Inkjet
Dimensions WxLxH (cm)
51 x 59 x 24
Ethernet
WiFi
USB
×
Fax
Auto duplexing
Number of cartridges
4
Display size
2.25"
Page capacity
150
Separate 4x6 photo tray
No
PictBridge
No

Features

Touchscreen
×
Can print through email
Supports Google Cloud Print
Print CD/DVD
×

More Info

Notes
Available from online stores.

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