The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 is an all-in-one supertank inkjet printer compatible with Epson's 522 ink. It has Wi-Fi and USB connectivity and is compatible with Epson's Smart Panel mobile companion app. It has an 8.5" x 11" flatbed scanner but lacks an automatic document feeder and fax functionality. It also lacks automatic duplex printing, meaning you need to flip the pages manually when printing double-sided documents.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 is great for family use. Thanks to its high page yields and cheap replacement ink, it doesn't cost much to maintain in the long run. Printed documents look sharp, and photos look detailed and colorful, albeit with some grain present in the pictures. The scanner produces high-quality scans but lacks an automatic feeder, so it isn't the best for scanning long, multi-page documents. It also lacks duplex printing, meaning you need to flip the pages manually when printing double-sided documents.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 is decent for small or home offices. It produces sharp-looking documents, and its ink tank yields thousands of prints. However, it prints slowly and doesn't support automatic double-sided printing. Also, the input tray only holds 100 sheets of paper, meaning you'll need to refill it regularly, and it doesn't have an automatic document feeder to quickly scan long, multi-page documents.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 is good for students. It produces high-quality documents and doesn't cost much to maintain, thanks to its remarkably high page yields. It has Wi-Fi and USB connectivity and is compatible with Epson's mobile app, which you can use to print, scan, and copy right from your smartphone. However, it prints slowly and doesn't support automatic double-sided printing. Also, the scanner's lid hinges don't extend, making it hard to close the lid over thicker items like textbooks.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 is decent for printing black-and-white documents. It produces high-quality documents, and its ink tank yields a large number of prints, making it very cost-effective. However, it prints slowly at only nine pages per minute and doesn't support automatic double-sided printing. It has a scanner but lacks an automatic feeder, so scanning long, multi-page documents can take a lot of time.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 is great for photo printing. Its ink tank yields thousands of prints, and replacement ink is cheap, so you don't need to worry about high maintenance costs. Printed photos look very detailed and colorful, albeit with some graininess. Unfortunately, borderless printing is only possible on paper sizes up to 4" x 6" and may affect the print quality.
We tested the Epson EcoTank ET-2400 in black. There are no other variants.
You can see our unit's label here.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 is among the best inkjet printers in its price range for home use. It stands out for its excellent color gamut and high page yield. However, its slow printing speed and the lack of features like an automatic feeder, duplex scanning, and duplex printing make it less ideal for office use.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 and the Epson EcoTank ET-2800 are very similar all-in-one inkjet supertank printers. They're nearly identical in features; the only difference is that the ET-2800 has a better display panel, making it easier to navigate the settings menu, and it supports Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service. The ET-2400's scanner picks up finer details and produces higher-quality scans; however, it also boosts the contrast and saturation more, which you may or may not like, depending on whether accuracy is important to you.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 and the Canon PIXMA G6020 are both all-in-one inkjet supertank printers. Feature-wise the only difference is that the Canon has a display, Ethernet connectivity, and automatic duplex printing, which the Epson lacks. However, the Epson produces higher-quality scans and prints slightly better photos due to its wider color gamut and ability to print finer details.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2850 is better than the Epson EcoTank ET-2400 for most uses. The 2850 feels a little better-built, has a display screen, supports automatic double-sided printing, and offers a broader range of wireless connectivity options, including Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service. However, the 2400 is a little easier to maintain, is capable of printing faster, and prints sharper images with better color accuracy and a wider color gamut.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 and Canon PIXMA G3270 each have their advantages. The Canon feels better built, has a display screen that makes the printer easier to use, has a height-adjustable scanner lid to accommodate thicker documents, and offers support for Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service. The Canon also has a substantially higher page yield. Meanwhile, the Epson offers better overall scan quality and is a better option if you frequently print photos, with a noticeably wider color gamut and better color accuracy.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 is better than the HP ENVY Inspire 7955e for most uses. The Epson yields significantly more prints, meaning it requires less maintenance and costs less to maintain over time. It also produces higher-quality scans as well as more colorful and detailed photos. However, the HP has more features, like a touch-sensitive display to make navigating the settings easier, an automatic document feeder to scan long documents quickly, and automatic double-sided printing.
The Epson ET-2400's build is okay. It's entirely plastic, but it feels relatively sturdy, and there are no obvious gaps in the construction. The input port feels pretty solid, and the power cord is removable, making it easy to replace if damaged. Design-wise, there are a couple of things that could be better. For example, it doesn't have an input tray, only a manual feeder at the back of the printer. The scanner bed only opens partially, with a small plastic piece holding it open, so people with large hands may have trouble accessing the sheet rollers. Also, there's no dampener, so the scanner bed will slam down if you don't guide it down gently. Lastly, the scanner background is just a thin piece of plastic with no foam backing, and the lid hinges don't extend, making it hard to close the lid over thick items.
The Epson ET-2400 printer doesn't require much maintenance as it yields a remarkably large number of prints, meaning you won't need to refill the tank often. However, like most inkjet printers, the printheads can clog if you don't print for an extended period. There are a few maintenance functions that you can access through the software's printing preferences, like printhead cleaning, printhead nozzle check, power cleaning, and printhead alignment.
Refilling the tank is simple; you only need to open the cover at the top of the tank to fill it, and the printer doesn't need to be on for the process, though it can get messy if you aren't careful. There's no way to set the ink level in the printer's settings, so you need to keep an eye on the ink levels, as emptying the tank can introduce air bubbles into the tubes and damage the printer. The input tray holds 100 sheets of paper, so depending on how much you print, you may need to refill the tray regularly. As for paper jams, you can access the sheet rollers through the front of the printer, but there's very little space to maneuver because the printer only opens partially. There's no back panel, and you can't access the sheet rollers through the output tray.
You can see the manual here.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 doesn't have a display; it only has a few buttons and indicator lights along the top left corner of the printer. Although some of the icons and labels are easily recognizable, like the power and the Wi-Fi buttons, others aren't as obvious as to what they represent, so you'll need to refer to the manual to know what they mean. For example, the droplet icon doesn't indicate low ink levels; instead, it indicates that the maintenance box (used to collect surplus ink collected during printing or printhead cleaning) needs emptying. There's also no Start button, so if the printer runs out of paper, you need to press the Copy button to resume the print job.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2400's ink tank yields a remarkably large number of prints, meaning you won't need to refill it often unless you print a lot. The printer can't detect the amount of ink in the tank; you only get occasional reminders to check the ink levels. It also doesn't stop printing when it's low on ink, so you need to keep an eye on it to avoid emptying the tank and damaging the printer. We performed the yield test until the ink levels reached the bottom line on the tank.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 has mediocre scanner features. It only has a flatbed, so scanning long, multi-page documents can be tedious and extremely time-consuming. Also, the scanner background is only a thin sheet of plastic with no foam backing, and the lid hinges don't extend, making it hard to close the lid over thicker items like textbooks. To use its OCR (optical character recognition) feature, you need to scan the document via the Epson Scan 2 software and save it as a 'Searchable PDF'. The OCR works well; it only makes mistakes when there are special characters.
The scan quality is outstanding. All elements are present, including fine details like the lines in the graph, and the text looks very sharp. The scanner boosts the contrast and saturation to make the scan look more vibrant, which you might not like if you're looking for accuracy, as some colors look overly saturated and almost neon.
The print quality of black and white documents is great. Fine details are visible, like the lines in the graph, and except for the white text at the bottom of the frequency response chart, the rest of the text looks sharp. There are some visible vertical lines in the print; however, they aren't noticeable when printing in portrait mode or with the High-Quality setting. As mentioned in the maintenance section, the ink tank should never be empty as it can damage the printer. As such, we consider color ink necessary for black-and-white printing.
Color documents look good. All elements are present; however, the colors look slightly washed out, and the text at the bottom of the frequency response chart is hard to read.
The cost per print is superb because the ink bottles are relatively cheap, and the printer yields a large number of prints, reducing the frequency you need to refill the tank.
This printer takes a while to get a single page out and doesn't get much faster with subsequent pages. It also can't perform automatic double-sided printing, meaning you'll have to flip the pages manually when prompted. You can only print a maximum of 30 pages at a time when printing double-sided documents. The output tray holds up to 30 sheets. If you want a similar printer with faster printing speed, check out the Epson EcoTank ET-4850.
You can only print on A5 paper using a custom user-defined size. The printer supports custom sizes from 2.2" x 3.4" to 8.5" x 47.2" (54 mm x 86 mm to 215.9 mm x 1,200 mm).
This printer's color gamut is excellent. It mainly only struggles with bright, saturated tones, as the zigzag line is only partially visible. There isn't any banding, but the color transitions look grainy.
The color accuracy is okay. Most colors are inaccurate, but not enough to make photos look unnatural or bad. That said, there's a lot of grain in the picture.
The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 is outstanding at producing small details. You can clearly see the Tokyo Tower's general structure and even the individual metal bars at the top, though there's some loss of detail due to the use of halftones (dots).
You can only print borderless on paper sizes up to 4" x 6". Also, the print quality may be worse in some areas when printing borderless, as indicated by this message.
Unfortunately, this printer doesn't support Apple AirPrint or Mopria Print Service; check out the Canon PIXMA G3270 if that's something you want. You need to use the Epson Smart Panel app to print from a mobile device.
Epson's Smart Panel mobile app lets you print, scan (with your phone's camera), and copy from your smartphone. You can also perform maintenance tasks, like cleaning the printheads, but you can't check the ink levels since the printer can't detect the amount of ink left. You can create a QR code to let guests connect to the printer, access the user manual, and watch how-to videos. It has Google Class integration, so you can quickly print your assignments from Google Classroom. It also includes links to Epson's Creative Print app and Epson's Gallery website. The Creative Print app lets you create collages with your photos, and the Gallery contains patterns you can use for crafts, like decorations, Christmas cards, and book covers.
You don't need to install any drivers to print and scan on macOS and Chrome OS, but you do on Windows devices. You can find the drivers here.