The Epson EcoTank ET-15000 is a very good overall inkjet printer that has an incredible ink tank system. It has remarkably high color and black page yield, so you won't need to refill the ink tanks for a while, and even when you do, the replacement bottles are cheap. It performs similarly to other Epson EcoTank printers, and it can print on tabloid-size paper. It's well-built, and it has front and rear input trays with adjustable sliders for different paper sizes. Unfortunately, it has disappointing color accuracy, so it's not the best choice if you need accurate colors. It has both a flatbed and sheetfed scanner, but it doesn't support duplex scanning, so you have to manually flip double-sided documents when scanning.
The Epson EcoTank ET-15000 is good for home use. It has a remarkably high page yield, so printing is cost-effective over time. It has a sheetfed and flatbed scanner, but it doesn't support duplex scanning. Unfortunately, it has disappointing color accuracy, and its photo printing quality is only decent.
Great for small offices. The Epson EcoTank ET-15000 has remarkably high color and black page yield. You won't have to worry about regularly refilling the ink tanks even if you print many pages every day. It has a sheetfed scanner, but it doesn't support duplex scanning. It prints black and white documents fairly fast, but it's slower with color pages.
The Epson EcoTank ET-15000 is excellent for students. Its page yield is remarkably high, so you won't have to worry about buying new ink bottles for a while. It has a flatbed and sheetfed scanner, making it easier to scan your textbooks or course packs. It doesn't have Bluetooth support, but you can still connect to it via Wi-Fi.
Excellent for black and white printing. The Epson EcoTank ET-15000 has an incredibly high black page yield and, combined with the cheap cost of the ink bottles, printing is cost-effective over time. It prints black and white pages fairly fast. It prints double-sided pages, but sadly, its sheetfed scanner can't scan double-sided documents.
The Epson EcoTank ET-15000 is decent for casual photos. It has decent photo printing quality, but the image looks grainy and has a flat tone. The color accuracy is also disappointing, so it's not suggested if you need accurate colors. Thanks to its high page yield, printing photos is cost-effective over time.
The Epson ET-15000 has a good build quality. The plastic body feels solid, it's easy to see the ink levels, and the power cable is removable in case you need to replace it. The scanner lid stays up on its own, but it doesn't raise high enough to place thicker items like books. You need to raise the scanner glass to refill the ink tanks, which isn't very convenient. Sadly, the output tray gets in the way when you need to put paper in the input tray, and you need to properly align the paper in the input tray; otherwise, the printer won't detect it.
The Epson ET-15000 is bulky and takes up a good amount of space on a desk, and it's quite heavy.
The Epson ET-15000 has a good display screen. The screen tilts vertically, so it's easy to see whether you're sitting or sitting. Sadly, the screen is a bit grainy, and visibility is reduced when viewing from the side. There are physical buttons on either side of the display for the Home and Info buttons. The menu is a bit laggy when going back to the home page, but other than that, it feels responsive.
The Epson ET-15000 has a remarkable supertank system. Like any of Epson's EcoTank printers, it uses four ink tanks that deliver a much higher page yield than a cartridge system. It has a higher black page yield than the Epson EcoTank ET-4760, which uses the same ink bottles, but has a slightly lower color page yield. You shouldn't need to worry about refilling the ink tanks for a while.
While you can technically fill the ink tanks with any third-party ink, we didn't try it and don't recommend it. Low-quality ink can damage the print heads, and, unlike standard inkjet printers, the ink can't be simply removed if there's a problem. Using third-party supplies can also void your warranty.
The Epson ET-15000 has great scanning features. It has both a flatbed and sheetfed scanner, making it easier if you need to scan multiple pages in a row. Sadly, it doesn't support duplex scanning, so you need to manually flip pages if you want to scan double-sided documents. If you're looking for a supertank printer and require an automatic document feeder that supports double-sided scanning, check out the Canon MAXIFY GX7020. Otherwise, if you need a printer that supports both flatbed and double-sided automatic document feeder scanning of large, tabloid-size sheets, check out the Brother MFC-J6945DW.
The Epson ET-15000 has an extremely low cost-per-print. Due to the remarkably high page yield and cheap cost of the ink bottles, printing is cost-effective over time.
Update 08/16/2021: We retested this printer to verify if it can automatically print double-sided tabloid-sized sheets. We confirm that it can't print both sides of a tabloid sheet automatically.
The Epson ET-15000 prints black and white pages fairly quickly, but it's slower with color documents. It can automatically print double-sided, but some larger sizes, like tabloid, need to be turned over manually. Unfortunately, it takes a long time to print a photo. The input tray holds many pages, while the automatic document feeder holds 35 pages, and the rear input tray holds 20 pages.
The Epson ET-15000 has disappointing color accuracy. It shouldn't be too much of an issue for regular, everyday printing, but it may be a problem if you rely on good color accuracy for work or school. If this is something that matters to you, consider the Canon MAXIFY GX6020.
Decent photo printing quality. The photo is grainy and has a flat tone. There's also a blue tint on black objects.
Unlike the Epson EcoTank ET-4760, the Epson ET-15000 can print tabloid-size paper using the rear input tray. The front input tray extends to hold one larger-size paper at a time, such as a legal-size paper.
This printer has great connectivity options. You can connect to it either wired through an Ethernet connection or wireless via Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, you can't print directly from a USB drive or SD card.
The Epson iPrint app is fantastic. It allows you to print, scan, and perform maintenance tasks directly from your phone. If you need to print a Microsoft Office or TXT file, the app first converts them through Google Drive into a PDF before printing. If your phone doesn't have Google Drive installed, you may get a message indicating that the document might not be displayed or printed correctly, but it still prints the document without any issues.
The Epson ET-15000 is a very good printer with a remarkably high page yield, just like most Epson EcoTank printers. However, it's only a slight upgrade over the cheaper Epson EcoTank ET-4760, and if you don't need to print on tabloid-sized paper, it's not worth the extra cost. Also see our recommendations for the best home printers, the best printers with cheap ink, and the best all-in-one printers.
The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 and the Epson EcoTank ET-15000 are all-in-one color inkjet printers with supertanks, but the ET-5850 is better for small or home offices. The ET-5850's ADF supports duplex scanning, it has a much larger input tray capacity, and it prints significantly faster. On the other hand, the ET-15000 can print on wide tabloid-format paper for specialty prints, and it has much better page yields and cost-per-print.
The Epson EcoTank ET-15000 is slightly better than the Epson EcoTank ET-4760. Both printers use the same ink tank systems, resulting in remarkably high page yields. The only difference is that the ET-15000 has a rear input tray that supports tabloid-size paper, and it also has better photo printing quality. However, the ET-4760 has better color accuracy.
The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 and the Epson EcoTank ET-15000 are all-in-one color inkjet printers with supertank ink systems. As a result, they both have incredibly high page yields and an incredibly low cost-per-print. However, the ET-15000 prints slightly better-quality photos, has faxing capabilities, and can print on large-format tabloid-size paper.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 and the Epson EcoTank ET-15000 are all-in-one color inkjet printers with supertank ink systems, giving them both a superb cost-per-print and page yields. However, the ET-15000 is better for small or home offices, families, and casual photos, with an ADF, faxing capabilities, and an Ethernet port. It also prints significantly faster overall, has much better color accuracy and photo printing quality, and can print on large-format tabloid-size paper. On the other hand, the ET-2760 is better for students, with better cost-per-print and page yields.
The Epson EcoTank ET-15000 is much better than the Canon PIXMA iX6820. The Epson is all-in-one with a sheetfed and flatbed scanner. It also uses a supertank ink system, resulting in a much higher page yield. However, the Canon has better color accuracy and much better photo printing quality.
The Brother MFC-J6945DW and the Epson EcoTank ET-15000 are both small/home office printers with different features. The Brother prints color documents faster, its display features are better, and it can print directly from USB flash drives. Also, its flatbed scanner is larger, and its automatic document feeder can duplex-scan up to 11" x 17" tabloid-format sheets. On the other hand, the Epson is better for casual photo prints as it produces much better-looking photos with more accurate colors, and it also prints black text documents much faster.