Smartphones have computing power that rival desktop computers from the ’90s, tablets let you stream live TV during a flight and smartwatches do everything from receiving calls and texts to keeping tabs on your health.
Those aren’t the only pieces of tech that have made great strides. Think about how far the humble printer has come. There’s no need to settle for the old-school models that can only do one thing, and use up a ton of expensive ink in the process.
Now you can create frame-worthy color prints, copy and scan — and even control it all with your voice. Keep reading for your all-in-one home office lifesaver.
You won’t believe everything these printers can accomplish
Some of the most common emails Kim gets are for recommendations on everything tech. It makes sense. It’s hard to know what products really are high-quality and which ones are just a mix of good marketing and reviews. One listener recently wrote Kim, asking for a printer that can do more than just print.
Question: “I’ll be retiring soon and to be honest will miss utilizing the office copier and scanner! I want my home office to be as convenient and inviting and trouble-free as possible.” – Randi in Tucson, Ariz.
Answer: Kim’s printer of choice for the office and home is Epson’s EcoTank line. We’ll dive into all the great features soon, but let’s talk about money first. Most printers use ink cartridges that cost an arm and a leg. Not the EcoTank printers.
They have big, easy-to-fill tanks that come with a ridiculous amount of ink. You can print thousands of pages before you need to refill, and the ink is much more affordable than expensive cartridges.
There are many EcoTank options to choose from. For now, let’s focus on the EcoTank ET-4760 and everything it can do.
The days of printers having two functions — printing and posing as a high-tech paperweight — are long gone. The 4-in-1 EcoTank with wireless and ethernet connectivity lets you print, copy, scan and fax.
This fast supertank printer offers a 250-sheet paper tray, 30-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF), 2.4-inch color touchscreen, voice-activated printing, and wired and wireless connectivity.
It has all the functionality of those massive office printers but in a sleep package that fits in your home office — or anywhere else you print.
Even cooler, you can set up voice controls. We’ll tell you more about that later. So, it’s safe to say Randi can retire in style with a home office that is convenient and inviting.
Print with just your voice
Do you have a smart assistant at home? You can set up your EcoTank to print using Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri. Just set up your voice-enabled device to work with your Epson EcoTank and it can print documents with just a few words.
While you’re busy with chores like cooking, typing, cleaning or just holding that much-deserved cold beverage, leave the printing to your voice-enabled device and your Epson EcoTank.
Want to supercharge your home office? Add the Epson EcoTank to your online shopping list at Amazon, Dell, MicroCenter and at Epson.com/ecotankkim.