Epson EcoTank ET-2760 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Updated Mar 09, 2021 at 04:03 pm
Epson EcoTank ET-2760 Picture
7.6
Family
6.3
Small/Home Office
9.2
Student
7.5
Black & White
6.5
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
Yes

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 is a compact supertank printer that yields an outstanding number of pages for both black-only and color documents with an incredibly low cost-per-print. Instead of disposable cartridges, it uses four refillable tanks that hold a lot of ink, so you shouldn't need to buy new ink bottles often. Unfortunately, while it has a flatbed scanner, it doesn't have a sheetfed scanner and can't automatically process double-sided documents. Also, its color accuracy is bad, so it isn't recommended for any tasks that need exact color reproduction.

Our Verdict

7.6 Family

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 is good for family use. Its cost-per-print ratio for both black and color ink is outstanding, making it an affordable option for most households. It also has a flatbed scanner that's well-suited for scanning fragile items, and you can even print photos directly from your camera's SD card by using its external storage slot. Unfortunately, its photo printing quality is only okay, and its color accuracy is bad, but both should be fine for casual use.

Pros
  • Outstandingly low cost-per-print.
  • Incredibly high page yields.
  • Great range of connection options.
  • Can print directly off an SD card.
Cons
  • Very slow printing speed.
  • Bad color accuracy.
  • Photo printing quality is only okay.
6.3 Small/Home Office

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 is mediocre for small or home offices. While it yields an outstandingly high number of pages at an incredibly low cost-per-print, it lacks some important office features, like an automatic document feeder and the ability to scan double-sided documents. Also, the ink tanks aren't easy to access since you need to lift the entire flatbed scanner section to reach them.

Pros
  • Outstandingly low cost-per-print.
  • Incredibly high page yields.
  • Great range of connection options.
Cons
  • Very slow printing speed.
  • No automatic document feeder.
  • No duplex scanning.
9.2 Student

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 is fantastic for students. It has an incredibly high page yield, resulting in an outstandingly low cost-per-print for both black and color documents. It offers a wide range of connectivity options, like Wi-Fi, Apple AirPrint, and Mopria Print Service. Unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth, and it's quite slow at printing.

Pros
  • Outstandingly low cost-per-print.
  • Incredibly high page yields.
  • Great range of connection options.
  • Can print directly off an SD card.
Cons
  • Very slow printing speed.
  • No Bluetooth support.
7.5 Black & White

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 is good for black and white printing. It has an outstandingly low cost-per-print ratio for black-only printing, and its tank yields a lot of pages before it needs to be refilled again. On the downside, while the first black-text page prints fairly quickly, subsequent pages are much slower. Also, the ink tanks aren't easy to access since you need to lift the flatbed scanner section to reach them.

Pros
  • Outstandingly low cost-per-print.
  • Incredibly high page yields.
  • Great range of connection options.
Cons
  • Very slow printing speed.
  • No automatic document feeder.
  • No duplex scanning.
6.5 Casual Photo

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 is okay for printing photos. The photo printing quality is just okay, and the color accuracy is poor, so it's not suggested for printing photos or documents if you work in a job that needs the best quality. However, if you choose to print photos, the printer has a high color page yield, so the cost-per-print is low. Unfortunately, the ink tanks aren't easy to access since you need to lift the flatbed scanner section to reach them.

Pros
  • Outstandingly low cost-per-print.
  • Prints 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" photos.
Cons
  • Bad color accuracy.
  • Photo printing quality is only okay.
  • 7.6 Family
  • 6.3 Small/Home Office
  • 9.2 Student
  • 7.5 Black & White
  • 6.5 Casual Photo
  1. Updated Mar 09, 2021: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  2. Updated Dec 02, 2020: Listed the Text Files support as Yes.
  3. Updated Jun 08, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

Test Results

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Design
6.5
Design
Build & Design Quality

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 has an okay design. The ink levels are visible, and the power cable is easily replaceable should it get damaged. While there's only one input tray located at the printer's rear, the paper is easy to load. Unfortunately, the scanner lid's hinges can't raise to accommodate larger items like books or magazines. If you want to access the ink supertanks, you need to lift the scanner lid as well as its flatbed glass section to reach it.

Design
Dimensions
Height 7.3" (18.5 cm)
Width 14.8" (37.6 cm)
Depth 13.6" (34.5 cm)
Weight
13.0 lbs (5.9 kg)

The Epson ET-2760 is a fairly compact all-in-one printer. Although the manufacturer specs list its height as 9.4 inches when in storage mode, our measurement is a few inches shorter. While the supertank slightly sticks out on one side, it still has a fairly small footprint and should still be small enough for most home offices.

6.0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
1.5" (3.7 cm)
Touchscreen No

The Epson ET-2760 has a mediocre display screen. It has good vertical visibility if you're seated or standing directly in front of it, but the viewing angle isn't as good from the side. Unfortunately, it isn't a touchscreen, and it doesn't have a numeric keypad, so typing in passwords can be tedious since it requires a lot of clicks. If you want a similar printer with a better screen, check out the Epson EcoTank ET-4760.

Design
In The Box

  • User manual
  • Epson EcoTank 502 ink bottles
    • 1x Black
    • 1x Cyan
    • 1x Magenta
    • 1x Yellow
  • Power cable

9.5
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
3
Black Cartridge Model
T502 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
380.78 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
7,235 prints
Color Cartridge Model
T502 Multi-Color
Tested Color Page Yield
274.19 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
5,834 prints
Third Party Cartridge
No
High Yield Cartridge
No Cartridge
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

Thanks to its supertank ink system, the Epson ET-2760 yields an incredible number of pages. Since it uses four refillable ink tanks instead of disposable cartridges, ink lasts much longer before you need to refill the tanks, let alone buy new ink bottles.

While it's technically possible to fill the supertank with any third-party ink, we didn't try it and don't recommend doing so as low-quality ink could damage the print heads and, unlike regular cartridges, can't be removed if there's a problem.

6.2
Design
Scanner
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Scan Sheetfed
No
Automatic Document Feeder
No
Duplex Scanning
No
Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 Bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
No
Copy
Yes

The Epson ET-2760's scanner features are mediocre. It has a high-resolution flatbed scanner that's great for scanning fragile items and single-sided sheets. However, it doesn't have an automatic document feeder and can't process double-sided scans, so you need to manually scan and flip over each page, which can be tedious if you have a long document to process. Also, there's no fax feature. If you're looking for a similar printer that has an automatic document feeder, check out the Epson EcoTank ET-3760.

Printing
10
Printing
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
19.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
38.95 US$
Black Only Printing
0.003 US$/print
Color Printing
0.007 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.018 US$/print
Ink Subscription
No

The Epson ET-2760 has an outstandingly low cost-per-print. Thanks to its incredibly high page yield, you shouldn't need to refill the tanks often, let alone buy new ink bottles.

6.3
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
8 PPM
Color Document
4 PPM
Photo Printing Time
93.0 s
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
12.0 s
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
100 pages

The Epson ET-2760's printing speed is acceptable. While it's faster than the HP Smart Tank Plus 551 and the first page of a black-text document doesn't take too long to print, the following pages aren't much quicker. Color documents are even slower to print, and printing one 4" x 6" photo can take slightly over a minute and a half to finish.

4.4
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
12.10

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760's color accuracy is bad. While it should be fine for adding some color to a report or assignment, it isn't recommended if you require exact color reproduction.

6.7
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 has okay photo printing quality. Colors have an overall flat tone, and yellows look especially dull. Also, there's banding in gray areas.

These results are based on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not be representative of the printer's photo print quality.

Printing
Printing Size
Letter (8.5" x 11") Yes
Legal (8.5" x 14") Yes
Tabloid (11" x 17") No
A6 (105mm x 148mm) Yes
A5 (148mm x 210mm) No
A4 (210mm x 297mm) Yes
Photo (2" x 3") No
Photo (4" x 6") Yes
Photo (5" x 7") Yes
Mobile App And Connectivity
8.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
No
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Bluetooth
No
Wi-Fi via Router
Yes
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
External Storage Support
Yes
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 offers a great range of wireless connectivity options. If you prefer a wired connection, you can plug a USB cable directly into your computer. Unlike the Epson EcoTank ET-2720, there's an SD card slot on the front of the printer's bottom left corner.

10
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App For Home Use
Mobile App Yes
App Name Epson iPrint
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Yes
PDF
Yes
Microsoft Office Files
Yes
Text Files (TXT)
Yes
Webpages (HTML)
Yes

The Epson iPrint app is outstanding and is available on iOS and Android. You can print, scan, and copy photos as well as PDF files directly from the app. While it doesn't print .txt files natively, it converts them to PDF first through Google Drive, so you can still print .txt files from the app. You can even print off webpages, too, which is handy for creating a hard copy of things like map directions or recipes. You can also perform maintenance such as firmware updates or nozzle checks.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Epson EcoTank ET-2760 in white, and there are no other variants.

Compared To Other Printers

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 is a fairly simple printer that excels at printing large amounts at an outstandingly low cost. It has one of the highest black page yields we've seen so far, even higher than the Epson EcoTank ET-3760. However, while it has a high-resolution flatbed scanner, it doesn't have a sheetfed scanner like some other office printers. For other options, see our recommendations for the best printers with cheap ink, the best Epson printers, and the best all-in-one printers.

Epson EcoTank ET-3760

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 and the Epson EcoTank ET-2760 are both good family printers. The ET-3760 is a better choice if you need an automatic document feeder and an Ethernet port, as well as a faster printing speed, better color accuracy, and nicer-looking photos. However, the ET-2760 is a better choice if you print a lot since it has a higher page yield and a slightly lower cost-per-print, and it also supports printing off a USB thumb drive.

Epson EcoTank ET-2720

The Epson EcoTank ET-2720 and the Epson EcoTank ET-2760 are very similar printers, and they even have almost the same features, but the ET-2760 is slightly better performing overall. The ET-2760 feels a bit better built, it can automatically print double-sided sheets, and it has external storage support. It also yields more pages and costs a bit less per print. However, if you intend to print photos often, the ET-2720 might be a better choice since it has slightly better color accuracy and photo printing quality.

Epson Expression ET-2750

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 and the Epson Expression ET-2750 are two very similar printers. They use the same supertank ink system, although the ET-2760 has a slightly higher page yield and a slightly lower cost-per-print. While the ET-2750 produces nicer-looking photos, the ET-2760 has better color accuracy.

Epson EcoTank ET-4760

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 and the Epson EcoTank ET-2760 are both good family printers, but the ET-4760 is better overall. The ET-4760 has an automatic document feeder, a faster printing speed, and an Ethernet port. It also has better color accuracy and produces somewhat nicer-looking photos. On the other hand, the ET-2760 yields more pages at a slightly lower cost-per-print, and it also supports printing off a USB thumb drive.

Epson EcoTank ET-4700

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 and the Epson EcoTank ET-4700 are both good family printers. The ET-4700 has an automatic document feeder, better color accuracy, and better photo printing quality. It also has an Ethernet port if you want to plug it directly into your router. On the other hand, the ET-2760 has a higher page yield and a slightly lower cost-per-print, and it supports printing off a USB thumb drive. Also, unlike the ET-4700, the ET-2760 can print double-sided pages automatically. 

Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank

The Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank and Epson EcoTank ET-2760 are both all-in-one color inkjets, but unlike the Brother, the Epson uses a supertank system with a significantly better page yield and cost-per-print. It also supports printing directly from an SD card and prints black-only documents faster. On the other hand, the Brother is a better small or home office printer with an ADF for easy multi-page scanning. It also prints photos more quickly, with more accurate colors and better overall quality.

Canon PIXMA G6020

The Canon PIXMA G6020 and the Epson EcoTank ET-2760 are both good supertank printers. The Canon is a better choice for printing pictures thanks to its lower cost-per-print for photos, better color accuracy and photo quality, and faster photo printing speed. On the other hand, the Epson is a better choice for documents, since it has a higher page yield and lower cost-per-print for black and color printing.

Canon PIXMA G3260

The Canon PIXMA G3260 and the Epson EcoTank ET-2760 are both good family printers with supertanks. However, the Canon yields more color pages and offers a slightly lower cost-per-print for color documents and photos. It also has better color accuracy, much better photo quality. However, the Epson yields more black pages at a marginally lower cost, and it can print double-sided documents automatically.

Brother MFC-J995DW

The Brother MFC-J995DW and Epson EcoTank ET-2760 are both all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the Brother is a better overall family printer. It has an automatic document feeder and prints faster, with better color accuracy and photo quality. It also has a better screen, an Ethernet port, and can print directly from USB flash drives. On the other hand, the Epson uses a supertank system with a significantly better page yield and cost-per-print.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is a better printer for small or home offices, black and white printing, and casual photos, whereas the Epson EcoTank ET-2760 is better for students. The HP prints much faster, and produces much better-looking photos with significantly more accurate colors. Also, it has an automatic document feeder, built-in fax, and an Ethernet port. On the other hand, the Epson's supertank ink system yields far more pages at a significantly cheaper cost-per-print.

HP Smart Tank Plus 551

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 and the HP Smart Tank Plus 551 are both supertank printers. The HP is a better choice if you print photos often since it has slightly better photo printing quality, much better color accuracy, and since it yields more color pages, the cost-per-print for photos is lower. On the other hand, the Epson yields more black pages at a lower cost-per-print, and it prints faster, making it a better choice for frequent document printing.

Epson EcoTank ET-15000

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.

Canon PIXMA G7020

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 and Canon PIXMA G7020 are both all-in-one color inkjet printers with supertank ink systems. The Canon is better for family use and small or home offices, as it has an ADF, an Ethernet port, and much better color accuracy and photo printing quality. It also prints photos much faster. On the other hand, the Epson has a significantly better page yield and cost-per-print, prints black and color documents faster, and supports printing directly from an SD card.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 is overall better than the Epson EcoTank ET-2760. The HP has an automatic document feeder, and it can fax and perform duplex scans. Also, it prints nicer-looking photos with more accurate-looking colors. However, the Epson has a much higher page yield at a significantly lower cost-per-print.

Canon PIXMA G1220

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 is a better family printer than the Canon PIXMA G1220, but the Canon is a better option if you intend to print photos. Both printers use a supertank, but the Epson yields more black pages and at a lower cost-per-print. The Epson also has a scanner, a great variety of wireless printing options, and it prints much faster. However, the Canon yields more color pages at a lower cost-per-print than the Epson, and it has better photo quality and color accuracy.

Canon PIXMA G2260

The Epson EcoTank ET-2760 and the Canon PIXMA G2260 are both all-in-one color inkjet printers with supertank ink systems for a fantastic cost-per-print and page yields. However, the Epson is better for families and students, with a faster black-only document printing speed and automatic double-sided printing. On the other hand, the Canon is a bare-bones unit that's better for casual photos, able only to connect to a computer directly via USB. However, it prints photos much faster, with significantly better quality and color accuracy. Notably, its flatbed scanner scans in 48-bit color depth, which is good for digitally editing scanned photos.

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