Epson WorkForce Pro ET-8700 Gets Down to Work

Since the  ET-4750 EcoTank Supertank printer saved the day a few months ago (Epson Saves Midterms, GeekDad, January 25, 2019) they have swept into the office to earn a big bonus. For the big jobs in in the workplace, more power was needed and the Epson WorkForce Pro ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One stepped up.

All the power, all the speed, all the functions, none of the ink cartridges – Epson WorkForce Pro ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One.
Image Credit: Epson

Two big projects recently came to fruition at the office, of course with final submission on the same afternoon – getting finished printed copies of the submissions required the power of the WorkForce Pro ET-8700. Both projects called for multiple copies of full-color presentations that needed to be assembled and prepared for the client (one of them needed to be shipped ahead of the presentation the next week). We were sent a review unit of the ET-8700 and put it to the test for these projects; you can visit Amazon to get your own Epson WorkForce Pro ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One to power-up your office: Amazon Affiliate Link.

The WorkForce Pro ET-8700 offers ultra-fast cartridge-free printing and includes up to two years of ink in the box (that’s up to 16,000 pages black/11,000 color if you’re into the numbers). Instead of expensive printer cartridges, the ET-8700 uses four DuraBrite Ultra ink packs that can save users up to 80 percent on ink versus color laser. The laser-quality black text and color graphics are powered by the PrecisionCore system to deliver increased speed and unbeatable image quality. Printing at 24 pages per minute (PPM) in either black or color, the ET-8700 has both a huge 250-sheet paper capacity, and an 80-sheet rear tray and even an optional 500-sheet tray. Not only did the ET-8700 get all of the necessary copies printed quickly (with plenty of time to get out for overnight delivery) but it all happened without stopping for ink refills – something that used to put a hard stop in production that also required reprinting at least one copy and recalibrating the printer.

Epson WorkForce Pro ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One goes cartridge free.
Image Credit: Epson

A business-scale printer needs business-scale connectivity and the ET-8700 provides it with Ethernet, Wi-Fi Direct 4 and NFC5. It is also a true multi-function device — the printer, copier, scanner and facsimile functions on the WorkForce Pro can be accessed through the large 4.3″ color touchscreen (or through a connected device of course).

At the end of the day, the WorkForce Pro ET-8700 EcoTank All-in-One printer completed all the work we needed from it and kept on going. The robust features all worked perfectly, fulfilling their different tasks exactly as needed to make the office’s workflow as smooth as possible.

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This post was last modified on April 10, 2019 9:14 pm

Michael Kaufman: Michael Kaufman draws on fifteen years of professional expertise as an Architect and a passion for cutting-edge technology to publish the Architechnologist – an online magazine dedicated to exploring the emerging technology that affects how we experience the world around us. Michael was recognized as one of the "Top Tech Writers To Watch In 2016" by Data2GoWireless. He also serves as a judge for the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. He regularly participates in roundtables and speaking engagements as a thought-leader and influencer.
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