Epson EcoTank ET-3760 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Jun 02, 2020 at 09:47 am
Epson EcoTank ET-3760 Picture
7.8
Family
8.1
Small/Home Office
8.8
Student
8.4
Black & White
7.1
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
Yes

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 is a cost-efficient printer, thanks to its refillable Supertank ink system. Both its black and colored ink tanks produce a high yield of pages before needing to be refilled and their cost-per-print ratio is outstandingly low. It also maintains a good printing speed for both black-text and color documents, although photos take a bit more time to complete. This printer has both a flatbed and sheetfed scanner, which makes it easy to save old family polaroids or process multiple forms in one go. However, while its color accuracy should be more than enough for home use, those who rely on more precise colors in their images may find its color reproduction disappointing.

Our Verdict

7.8 Family

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 is a good family printer. While some may find the photo print quality to be a bit grainy, it can still print decent quality photos. However, its flatbed scanner can help to preserve more fragile family documents like old photos. It's also a very cost-efficient printer as it has a high page yield for black and colored documents while still maintaining a low overall cost-per-print ratio.

Pros
  • Outstandingly low cost-per-print ratio.
  • High page yield for black and color ink.
  • Good overall print speed.
Cons
  • Color accuracy not good for professional use.
  • No duplex scanning.
8.1 Small/Home Office

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 is great for a home office. It's very cost-efficient to print black-text documents as it can yield a lot of pages before you need to refill the tank and it also has a low cost-per-print ratio. It has a decent printing speed for forms or reports and its Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) can help you process multi-paged documents quickly and efficiently. On the downside, it doesn't have a duplex scanner so if you have a lot of double-sided documents, you need to scan each side manually, and it doesn't have a fax feature either.

Pros
  • Outstandingly low cost-per-print ratio.
  • High page yield for black and color ink.
  • Good overall print speed.
Cons
  • Color accuracy not good for professional use.
  • No duplex scanning.
8.8 Student

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 is excellent for student use. It has a very low cost-per-print ratio as well as a high page yield for black-text documents so you can print off a lot of journal articles or essays without worrying about running out of ink. It also maintains a good printing speed and its flatbed scanner is well-suited for students who like to digitally save or share their notes.

Pros
  • Outstandingly low cost-per-print ratio.
  • High page yield for black and color ink.
  • Good overall print speed.
Cons
  • Color accuracy not good for professional use.
  • No duplex scanning.
8.4 Black & White

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 is impressive for black and white printing. Its black ink tank yields a high amount of pages before it needs to be refilled and its cost-per-print remains very low, making this printer an affordable choice if you print off a lot of black-text documents. It's also decently fast at printing.

Pros
  • Outstandingly low cost-per-print ratio.
  • High page yield for black and color ink.
  • Good overall print speed.
Cons
  • Color accuracy not good for professional use.
  • No duplex scanning.
7.1 Casual Photo

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 is alright for casual photos. While it prints decent quality photos, there's some graininess present across the image. Its color accuracy isn't bad either and it should be enough for casual use, but it won't be able to produce color precise enough for professional use. It can print on glossy photo paper, though, and you're able to print off 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" images, which is nice.

Pros
  • Outstandingly low cost-per-print ratio.
  • High page yield for black and color ink.
  • Good overall print speed.
Cons
  • Color accuracy not good for professional use.
  • No duplex scanning.
  • 7.8 Family
  • 8.1 Small/Home Office
  • 8.8 Student
  • 8.4 Black & White
  • 7.1 Casual Photo
  1. Update 6/8/2020: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
6.5
Design
Build & Design Quality

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 has an okay design. Its white, plastic body feels sturdy and the ink levels are easily visible. There's also good access to paper jams through its rear compartment. However, the top automatic document feeder feels thin and flimsy. The scanner lid can also only raise just enough to fit a thin book so you won't be able to easily scan a thick book. If you're low on ink, the scanner's glass section needs to be lifted to reach the supertank compartment, which can be a pain.

Design
Dimensions
Height 9.1" (23.1 cm)
Width 14.8" (37.6 cm)
Depth 13.7" (34.8 cm)
Weight
15.9 lbs (7.2 kg)

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 is a bit heavy but it still has a somewhat small footprint. Although the supertank slightly sticks out on one side, you should have no problem placing it on a desk.

6.5
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
2.4" (6.1 cm)
Touchscreen No

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 has an okay display. While the display doesn't have a touch-screen interface, it has several push buttons located on both sides of the screen. The menu is easy to navigate through, but there's some lag between entering commands. There's also no numeric keypad, so it can become a pain when you need to enter network passwords. Still, the display panel can vertically tilt so you have good visibility of the screen whether you're sitting or standing. However, you may have a bit more trouble seeing the screen if you're viewing it from the side.

Design
In The Box

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

9.5
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
3
Black Cartridge Model
T502 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
361.98 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
6878 prints
Color Cartridge Model
T502 Multi-Color
Tested Color Page Yield
197.97 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
4212 prints
Third Party Cartridge
No
High Yield Cartridge
No Cartridge
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

This printer has an excellent supertank ink system. Instead of using removable cartridges, this printer holds four high-capacity ink tanks that you refill yourself. As they're designed to hold a lot of ink, both the black and colored tanks yield an extremely high amount of pages before you need to refill them. Even if you're always printing off a lot of documents, you shouldn't need to refill the tanks often.

While you can technically fill the supertanks with any third-party ink, we didn't try it and don't recommend doing so. Low-quality ink could 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 could also void your warranty.

7.9
Design
Scanner
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Scan Sheetfed
Yes
Automatic Document Feeder
Yes
Duplex Scanning
No
Scan Resolution
1200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
No
Copy
Yes

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 has good scanning features. There's a flatbed scanner that can help you save fragile family polaroids and a sheetfed scanner with an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for processing paper documents quickly. On the downside, if you have double-sided documents, you must scan each side manually as there's no duplex scanning. There's also no fax, which may not be ideal for home businesses. If you require a fax, make sure to check out the Epson EcoTank ET-4700.

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

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760's cost-per-print is outstandingly low. Just like the Epson EcoTank ET-4760, the ink bottles aren't too expensive and when combined with their high page yields, both the black and colored ink become incredibly affordable for long-term use.

7.6
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
16 PPM
Color Document
7 PPM
Photo Printing Time
90.0 sec
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
10.0 sec
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
150 pages

The Epson ET-3760 has a good printing speed. Black-text documents are somewhat quick to print but it's a bit slower at handling color documents. It also takes about a minute and a half to print off 4" x 6" photos, which can be a bit of a wait.

6.4
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
10.46

The Epson ET-3760's color accuracy is isn't bad. While it shouldn't be a problem for everyday printing, it isn't suited for those who require more precise color accuracy.

7.0
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

Photo printing quality is decent and all colors are well defined. However, the photo has a grainy or static-like quality to it. The graininess is especially noticeable in its grayscale and instead of a smooth transition from black to white, there's some color present in the different shades of gray.

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

The Epson ET-3760 has an adjustable front input cassette that supports most popular paper sizes.

Mobile App and Connectivity
8.0
Mobile App and Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
Yes
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Bluetooth
No
Wi-Fi via Router
Yes
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
External Storage Support
No
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes

The Epson ET-3760 has great connectivity features. You can connect it to your home network using an ethernet cable connection or through Wi-Fi via your router. If you prefer a wireless connection, you can also use Wi-Fi direct or if you're on a mobile device, Apple AirPrint or Mopria Print Service, which are nice apps that let you print, scan, or copy on-the-fly. However, this printer doesn't offer a Bluetooth connection and there's no external storage support so you won't be able to directly print things off from your digital camera.

9.5
Mobile App and Connectivity
Mobile App Print
Mobile App Yes
App Name Epson iPrint
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Yes
PDF
Yes
Microsoft Office Files
Yes
Text Files (TXT)
No
Webpages (HTML)
Yes

The Epson iPrint app is excellent. You can print, scan, and copy directly from the app as well as perform maintenance tasks such as nozzle checks or firmware updates from your mobile device.

Compared to other printers

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 is a supertank printer. Thanks to its high page yield and outstandingly affordable cost-per-print, it's one of the best office printers we've tested to date. Its printing speed is faster than most other supertanks like the Epson Expression ET-2750 or Canon PIXMA G7020. However, unlike some printers from Epson's EcoTank lineup, it doesn't have an integrated fax feature. Check out our recommendations for the best printers for college students and the best printers for small business.

Epson EcoTank ET-4760

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 and Epson EcoTank ET-3760 are almost identical supertank printers in terms of looks and performance. While they have extremely slight differences between them, only the ET-3760 lacks an integrated fax feature. Otherwise, both printers are well-suited for a variety of needs.

Epson EcoTank ET-4700

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 and the Epson EcoTank ET-4700 are two similar supertank printers. They both have very high black and color page yields. They also both have scanners with Automatic Document Feeders. However, the ET-3760 has a much quicker printing speed for black text documents, but both suffer when it comes to color and photo printing speeds.

Brother MFC-J995DW

The Brother MFC-J995DW is a bit better overall than the Epson EcoTank ET-3760. The Brother has a touchscreen display, it's better built, it does a better job at printing photos, and you can print directly from a USB or an SD card. However, since the Epson has a supertank cartridge system, it has a much higher page yield, so the cost-per-print is a lot less.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 is a better printer overall than the Epson EcoTank ET-3760. The HP is better built, it has a fax feature, it supports duplex scanning, and the photo printing quality is much better too. However, the Epson has a supertank cartridge system, so it has a much higher page yield and it will cost you less over time to buy new cartridges.

Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 and the Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank are differently designed printers but the Epson is better for small/home offices. The Epson uses a supertank ink system, so it can yield more pages than the Brother before you need to refill them, and its cost-per-print is lower too. It also has a quicker print speed for both black and color documents, it has better color accuracy, and it has an ethernet port. However, the Brother is better-built, and it has an integrated fax feature.

Brother MFC-L3770CDW Laser

The Brother MFC-L3770CWD Laser and the Epson EcoTank ET-3760 are two differently designed printers. The Brother is a laser printer and it's better suited for small/home offices as it has an integrated fax feature and duplex scanning. It's also much quicker at printing black and color documents. However, the Epson is more versatile. This supertank printer can yield an outstanding amount of pages before its tanks need to be refilled, which helps to keep its cost-per-print low. It has better photo printing quality, too.

Brother HL-L2390DW

The Brother HL-L2390DW and the Epson EcoTank ET-3760 are two differently designed printers. The Brother is a monochrome laser printer that lacks a sheetfed scanner. That being said, it has an outstanding print speed for black-text documents, which is great for people who run a lot of these kinds of print jobs. Conversely, the Epson is more versatile overall as it's a color printer. Thanks to its supertank system, it can yield a lot of pages at an affordable cost-per-print. It also has decent photo printing quality, and it even has an ethernet port.

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