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Epson EcoTank ET-2400 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Nov 24, 2022 at 11:00 am
Epson EcoTank ET-2400 Picture
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
SuperTank
Yes
Color Yes
Wireless Yes

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 support for Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service, and it's 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.

Our Verdict

N/A Family

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.

Pros
  • Remarkably high page yields and low maintenance costs.
  • Feature-rich mobile app.
  • Produces high-quality documents.
  • Wide color range.
  • Produces very fine details in photos.
  • Wired and wireless connectivity.
Cons
  • Photos look grainy.
  • No automatic document feeder.
  • Only supports borderless printing on paper sizes up to 4" x 6".
N/A Small/Home Office

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.

Pros
  • Remarkably high page yields and low maintenance costs.
  • Produces high-quality documents.
  • Wired and wireless connectivity.
Cons
  • Slow printing speed.
  • No automatic document feeder.
  • Doesn't support automatic double-sided printing.
N/A Student

The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 is great 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 supports Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service, so it's easy to access from various devices. It's also 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.

Pros
  • Remarkably high page yields and low maintenance costs.
  • Feature-rich mobile app.
  • Produces high-quality documents.
  • Wired and wireless connectivity.
Cons
  • Slow printing speed.
  • Doesn't support automatic double-sided printing.
N/A Black & White

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.

Pros
  • Remarkably high page yields and low maintenance costs.
  • Produces high-quality documents.
Cons
  • Slow printing speed.
  • No automatic document feeder.
  • Doesn't support automatic double-sided printing.
N/A Photo

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.

Pros
  • Remarkably high page yields and low maintenance costs.
  • Wide color range.
  • Produces very fine details in photos.
Cons
  • Photos look grainy.
  • Only supports borderless printing on paper sizes up to 4" x 6".
  • N/A Family
  • N/A Small/Home Office
  • N/A Student
  • N/A Black & White
  • N/A Photo
  1. Updated Nov 24, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated Nov 22, 2022: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Epson EcoTank ET-2400 in black. There are no other variants.

You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Printers

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.

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Epson EcoTank ET-2800

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. 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.

Canon PIXMA G6020

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.

Brother MFC-J4535DW

The Epson EcoTank ET-2400 and the MFC-J4535DW are both great all-in-one inkjet printers. Feature-wise, the Brother comes out ahead because it has a display that makes navigating the settings easier, an automatic document feeder to quickly scan multi-page documents, automatic duplex printing, and Ethernet connectivity. The Brother produces higher-quality documents, but the Epson is a little better for photos because it has a wider color gamut, better color accuracy, and can print finer details. As for the page yield and running maintenance costs, the Epson is much better as it's a supertank model that can yield significantly more prints, and its replacement ink is cheaper, so it'll cost less to maintain than the Brother.

HP ENVY Inspire 7955e

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.

Test Results

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Build Quality
Type All in One

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.

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Expected Maintenance
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Drum Unit
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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.

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Display Screen
Display Screen Locked
Display Screen Size
N/A
Touchscreen Locked

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.

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Cartridge
Technology Inkjet
SuperTank
Yes
Photo Cartridge
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Color Yes
Number Of Color Cartridges
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Black Cartridge Model
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Third Party Cartridge
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Ink Type
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High Yield Cartridge
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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.

N/A
Design
Scanner Features
Scanner
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ADF Capacity
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Scan Speed
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Duplex Scanning
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Max Flatbed Scan Size
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Max ADF Scan Size
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Flatbed Hinge Adjustability
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Fax
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Copy
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OCR Included
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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.

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Design
Scan Quality
Max Scan Resolution
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Max Scan Color Depth
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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.

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In The Box

  • Epson 522 CMYK ink bottles:
    • 1x Cyan
    • 1x Magenta
    • 1x Yellow
    • 1x Black
  • Power cord
  • User guide

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Battery
Advertised Battery Life
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Tested Charging Time
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Document
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Document
Black & White Documents
Color Ink Needed For Black & White
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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.

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Color Documents

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.

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Cost-Per-Print
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Ink Subscription
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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.

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Printing Speed
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Single Page Out Time (Black Only)
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Duplex Printing
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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.

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Document Printing Sizes
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Legal (8.5" x 14") Locked
Tabloid (11" x 17") Locked
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A5 (148mm x 210mm) Locked
A4 (210mm x 297mm) Locked
Max Paper Weight
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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).

Photo
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Color Gamut

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.

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Color Accuracy
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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.

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Small Details
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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).

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Photo Printing Sizes
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Glossy Paper (13" x 19") Locked
Borderless Printing
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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.

Mobile App And Connectivity
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Connectivity
Ethernet
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USB Input To Computer
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Bluetooth
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Wireless Yes
Wi-Fi via Router
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Wi-Fi Direct
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External Storage Support
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Apple AirPrint
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Mopria Print Service
Locked
N/A
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App
Mobile App Locked
App Name Locked
iOS Locked
Android Locked
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
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PDF
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Microsoft Office Files
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Text Files (TXT)
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Webpages (HTML)
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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.

Mobile App And Connectivity
OS Compatibility
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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.

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