Our Verdict
Epson’s EcoTank system may look just a little clunky and it really adds cost, but regarding print quality and ink economy, the ET-7750 is hard to beat.

For
Cost-effective printing
Are designed for A3/tabloid size media
Five-colour ink system is effective with photos
Includes enough ink for 3,400 photos
Against
Small, non-touchscreen interface
Expensive initial cost
Limited paper tray capacity
No ADF, NFC or fax
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The Epson EcoTank ET-7750 multi-function printer sits near the top of the EcoTank product tree and even though price is alarming, this machine is a long way off from the disappointing Epson ET-4500.

The five-colour refillable ink tank system is an enormous improvement in image quality because of the addition of a dedicated photography black pigment ink, and the construction is streets ahead. This machine may also handle A3/tabloid-sized paper and boasts fast duplex print speeds and high-resolution image printing.

But the breathtaking feature that’s plastered all around the box and brochure may be the fact which includes enough ink in the ten bundled bottles to print 3,600 photos. That’s 10x15cm photography paper, not A4, but it’s still a lot more than any other inkjet can provide.

Design
Epson’s EcoTank printers certainly are a little bigger than their cartridge-based equivalents and that’s particularly true when comparing the ET-7750 with the lozenge-shaped XP-960, that may also handle A3 paper. The ink tanks themselves bulge from leading panel whereas they used to seem at the trunk on earlier models and there’s something satisfying about having the capacity to observe how much ink you have remaining.

Looking forward to a cartridge itself to let you know when it requires replacing can leave you dry, or suspicious that you’re spending a lot more than you are actually using. The refueling system itself is smartly designed with bottles that correspond only with the right colour tank, and that means you cannot pour the incorrect one, while an programmed shut-off valve prevents you from overfilling the tanks.

With all the current flaps and trays pushed in, the ET-7750 is compact enough, however the various extending trays feel flimsy and you can only wonder how long the countless moving plastic parts can last.

The two 2.7-inch (6.8cm) display is smaller than that of the XP-90 rather than touchscreen, but it is not hard enough to learn on its tilting flap. You must improve the flap and extend leading delivery tray to print anything, which extends the footprint of the printer somewhat.

We were pleased to find an Sdcard slot alongside leading USB port and a square USB input next to the Ethernet port at the trunk, although the package doesn’t add a USB data cable, sadly.