Introducing the revolutionary new Ecotank Monochrome printer.
The ET-M2170 Multi-Function Printer with integrated ink tank system is ideal for busy homes looking to cut their printing costs. Thanks to the integrated high-capacity ink tank, ink is supplied continuously to the printer, so there are no cartridges to replace; you simply top up the tank with the Epson ink bottle and keep on printing.
KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS
For one upfront price, the Epson EcoTank printers come with enough ink in the box to print for up to 2 years1, so you can print up to 5000 pages in black without worrying about ongoing ink replacement and costs.
HIGH-VOLUME INK BOTTLE
Additional low-cost ink can be bought in a convenient high-volume bottle that has a drip-free nozzle and resealable cap for easy storage and refilling. We have redesigned our ink bottles to incorporate a unique key system to ensure more precise refilling to avoid spillage. The ink bottle also incorporates a pressure mechanism so the bottle automatically stops exerting ink once the ink tank is full. Replacement bottles hold enough ink for a massive 6,000 pages in black2.
POWERED BY PRECISIONCORE™
The EcoTank ET-M2170 is powered by heat-free PrecisionCore technology which uses a revolutionary high-density print chip that can generate up to 40 million precise dots per second with amazing accuracy, producing professional-quality output at fast speeds. No heat also means less power consumption, fewer consumables and less intervention, which saves you time and money.
The EcoTank ET-M2170 allows your home office to do more in one small, space saving package. It features a front paper tray with a 250-sheet paper capacity so you can load less often. Plus save paper with auto 2-sided printing.
Simple wireless connectivity
The EcoTank ET-M2170 supports the latest wireless standard, 802.11n5, it also includes Wi-Fi Direct®, which means no router is required, providing users with greater coverage and faster speeds. You can use your EcoTank printer from anywhere in your home and share it with multiple PCs.
Productivity anytime, anywhere5
Users can easily print from their tablet or smartphone using Epson Connect™ solutions. Supports Android™6, AirPrint™, iPad and iPhone, Chromebook™, Fire™-OS, Mac®, and Windows® devices. Wirelessly print a range of documents, reports, assignments, recipes and so much more whether at home or on the go. You can also scan documents and save them to the cloud for easy access and collaboration.
Print from your iPad or iPhone
Apple® Airprint™ makes it simple to print emails, web pages, assignments and documents straight from their iPad or iPhone. There's no software to download, no drivers to install and no cables to connect. Your Apple® IOS® device will automatically connect to the printer.
Share your Google® content
Print on the go from a smartphone or tablet using Google Cloud Print™ with your Gmail™ or Google Drive™ account. Plus, you can print from your Chromebook and Google Chrome™ without installing drivers or connecting cables. It's now even easier to share google content from anywhere.
The Epson ET-M2170 is backed by a 2 year Return-to-Base warranty (1 year standard and a bonus 1 year upon registration).Receive your additional 1 year bonus warranty when you register online7 at www.epson.com.au/registrations within 30 days of purchase providing a total of 2 Years Warranty.
1 2 years' of ink based upon user's average monthly print volume (200 pages per month).
2 Quoted yields are extrapolated based on Epson original methodology from the print simulation of Test Patterns provided in ISO/IEC 19752. Quoted yields are NOT based on ISO/IEC 24711. Quoted yield may vary depending on the images that you are printing, the paper type that you are using, the frequency of your prints and environmental conditions such as temperature.
3 Based on replacement ink bottle at $24.99 for 6,000 pages.
4 Most features require an Internet connection to the printer, as well as an Internet and/or email-enabled device. See www.epson.com.au/connect. for a list of Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and Apps.
5 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, level of performance subject to the range of the router being used.
6 Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
7 12 months of standard Return to Base warranty. For an additional 12 months (making a total of 24 months), you must register on www.epson.com.au/registrations within 30 days of purchase.
Note: Our shipping fee is based on metro/close regional shipping. In rare cases, some areas are charged at a higher rate by our couriers (especially remote and out of the way places), so we may contact you with a more accurate shipping rate before we process your order. You may accept or decline based on the final shipping charge we quote you.
INKS - One way of measuring across brands, for easy comparison
For people to be able to compare page yields between different printers and manufacturers, there is one industry-wide testing methodology. Canon, HP, Epson, Lexmark and other industry leading manufacturers have worked closely with the International
Standards Organization (ISO) to establish this standard. It is called "ISO/IEC 24711".
Page yield data should be used as a starting point for comparison purposes, and not to predict the exact yield you will get from your printer and cartridge. Likewise, the declared yield is not intended to be the minimum number of pages that the cartridge will print. Rather, page yield data is meant to estimate the average yield expected from a particular cartridge when measured using the ISO test methodology in connection with a designated printer system. Individual cartridges can perform above and below this average due to variation in the cartridge manufacturing process. Additionally, actual yield varies considerably based on factors such as the content of printed pages, typical printer job size, the environmental conditions during operation and the amount of color printing relative to monochrome printing.
What does the ISO standard specify?
ISO/IEC 24711 outlines the following:
- The test methodology that manufacturers should use to determine ink cartridge yields
- The way manufacturers should declare yield values from these test results
- The appropriate method of describing the yield of cartridge in documentation supplied to the consumer
The quoted page yields are based on an average of three printers of a kind, each continuously printing a standard ISO sample document (ISO/IEC 24712) until the ink runs out (‘end of life’). This is done three times per printer, using a new set of
cartridges each time.
The ‘end of life’ is then determined when either of two phenomena occurs:
- Fade, caused by depletion of ink in the cartridge, or
- Automatic printing stop, caused by an Ink Out detection function.
Standard testing documents
To determine page yields, a set of standard sample documents is used (ISO/IEC 24712). These are designed to represent the documents printed by a typical user.
Mixed text and graphics document(ISO/IEC 24712)
The inkjet yields are determined by continuously printing 5 different standard documents like this on plain paper.
Colour photo set, 10x15cm
Although the ISO standard does not provide a specified document for photo printing, most manufacturers print something like these selected 24 photos on 10x15cm size Glossy Photo Paper continuously, with the default driver settings for the paper using standard Windows printer drivers in borderless printing mode. This complies with ISO methodology ISO/IEC 24711.
Colour photo, A3+
Selected patterns like this are used only for A3+ printers. The inkjet yields are determined by printing a 279.4x355.6mm (11"x14") image like this on A3+ size Glossy Photo Paper continuously with the default driver settings for this paper, using standard Windows printer drivers.
Protecting the print head
With inkjet printers, often a certain amount of ink will be used to protect the print head and maintain print quality during normal use. Depending on model, this may be performed between print jobs.
Since yield figures are based on continuous printing, unlike you would do in your own home, your own results may vary slightly.
TONERS - One way of measuring across brands, for easy comparison
In recent years, Laser Printer and Multi Functional Product yield data has been calculated using standard ISO test methodologies.The specific ISO/IEC standard used depends upon whether the printer is a monochrome or color device. ISO provides different methodologies for testing color and monochrome printer yields. Previous to the introduction of the ISO/IEC yield methodologies, manufacturers usually had their own proprietary yield test methodology based on 5% coverage which used a methodology similar in many ways to the ISO yield methodology.
Some printers include an "introductory" or "starter" cartridge in the printer box, which may print less than the cartridges we have here on the Printzone site. The printer packaging will usually indicate whether introductory cartridges are included with the printer.
Standard testing documents
Mono test pages
Under the ISO/IEC 19752 testing guidelines, a standard page is printed continuously until the cartridge reaches end-of-life. An example of the standard page shown is shown at right. The actual test page can be found at www.iso.org/jtc1/sc28.
ISO/IEC 19752 methodology has been used by most manufacturers to test monochrome printer yields since its introduction in 2004. A small number of toner cartridges still being sold provide page yield based upon 5% coverage methodology.
Colour test pages
Under the ISO/IEC 19798 testing guidelines, a standard set of five pages is printed continuously until the cartridge reaches end-of-life. The five standard pages shown at right consist of a mix of text and graphics, and a mix of black and color. These standards for color printers were introduced after the publication of the standard at the end of 2006.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Actual yield that a customer experiences can vary depending upon the printed content on the page. Highly "dense" documents, such as the text document at right, may cause cartridges to yield fewer pages than the ISO standard, while less dense ones such as the organisation chart far right will typically cause the cartridge to yield more pages than the standard.
Some colours may be used more on a page than others - this will cause some cartridges to be depleted quicker than others, and result in a lower page yield - for example the page at right with a heavy use of cyan.
The yield you experience will depend upon a number of factors including the content that you print and the manner in which you print.
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