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Epson EcoTank ET-4760 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed May 15, 2020 at 09:00 am
Epson EcoTank ET-4760 Picture
7.8
Family
8.1
Small/Home Office
8.8
Student
8.4
Black & White
7.0
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
Yes

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is a very good printer overall. Instead of using traditional, disposable ink cartridges that you replace once empty, it has four separate ink tanks that you refill yourself. It has an outstandingly high print yield, so you don't need to refill the tanks very often. The replacement ink bottles aren't too expensive, which makes this printer very cost-efficient. It also prints more quickly than most inkjet printers we've tested. It has a flatbed and sheetfed scanner with an automatic document feeder (ADF) but doesn't do duplex scanning. It's also not the best at printing photos, and it struggles to reproduce colors accurately when printing documents as well. All things considered, it's a versatile, well-rounded printer that's suitable for most uses.

Our Verdict

7.8 Family

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is a good family printer. Its cost-per-print ratio is excellent and it prints a very large number of copies before you need to refill its ink tanks. It has lots of scanning features and a good mobile app too. However, its photo printing quality is only decent, and it has disappointing color accuracy when printing documents. If you mostly just print things for use around the house, then this shouldn't be an issue.

Pros
  • Excellent cost-per-print ratio.
  • Good overall printing speed.
  • Lots of connectivity options.
Cons
  • Disappointing color accuracy.
  • Photo printing quality only just decent.
8.1 Small/Home Office

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is a great printer for home or small offices. It prints a remarkably high number of pages on a full tank of ink, so you don't have to worry about your business day being frequently interrupted by empty ink cartridges. It also has a sheetfed scanner with an automatic document feeder (ADF) so you can scan multiple documents at once. It doesn't do duplex scanning, however, and the printing speed can be a bit slow for a busy office.

Pros
  • Excellent cost-per-print ratio.
  • Good overall printing speed.
  • Lots of connectivity options.
Cons
  • Disappointing color accuracy.
  • Photo printing quality only just decent.
8.8 Student

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is an excellent student printer. It's remarkably cost-efficient for an inkjet printer thanks to its economical supertank system. You have to put it through some seriously heavy usage before needing to refill the ink tanks, and the ink bottles don't cost too much to replace. It doesn't print as quickly as a laser printer, but it's a lot faster than most inkjet printers, which is great when you have a report to hand in at the last minute. It's missing some more advanced connectivity options, like Bluetooth, but since it supports both AirPrint and Mopria, this shouldn't be an issue if a classmate needs to print something in your dorm.

Pros
  • Excellent cost-per-print ratio.
  • Good overall printing speed.
  • Lots of connectivity options.
Cons
  • Disappointing color accuracy.
  • Photo printing quality only just decent.
8.4 Black & White

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is an impressive black and white printer. The supertank system holds a lot of ink, resulting in a remarkably high print yield. The black ink replacement bottles don't cost very much, so the cost of black-only printing is outstandingly low. While this printer still prints decently quickly, it's not quite as fast as a monochrome laser printer. It's also a bit of a hassle to refill the ink tanks. That said, it's still a great printer if you only print in black and white.

Pros
  • Excellent cost-per-print ratio.
  • Good overall printing speed.
  • Lots of connectivity options.
Cons
  • Disappointing color accuracy.
  • Photo printing quality only just decent.
7.0 Casual Photo

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is decent for printing photos. The printer has unremarkable color accuracy and the photo printing quality is just okay, so you're not getting high-quality photos. Still, if you choose to print photos, it won't cost you much over time since the printer has a high color page yield, and it doesn't cost much to refill the color ink tanks.

Pros
  • Excellent cost-per-print ratio.
  • Good overall printing speed.
  • Lots of connectivity options.
Cons
  • Disappointing color accuracy.
  • Photo printing quality only just decent.
  • 7.8 Family
  • 8.1 Small/Home Office
  • 8.8 Student
  • 8.4 Black & White
  • 7.0 Casual Photo
  1. Update 6/15/2020: We have updated the display screen size measurements, but the Display Screen score has not changed.
  2. Update 6/8/2020: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

Test Results

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Design
6.5
Design
Build & Design Quality

The Epson ET-4760's design is okay. The body of the printer feels sturdy and the output tray has a good width. The ink levels are visible and the scanner lid stays up if needed. It also lifts a bit higher to scan a magazine or journal but not enough for a thicker book. To access the supertank, you have to lift not only the scanner lid but the section under the glass as well. It's a bit of a pain but does give you easy access to paper jams.

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 ET-4760 is a bit on the heavier side, but it's still quite small considering it has an ADF sheetfed scanner. The supertank juts out slightly on one side, but it should still fit in most home offices or dorm rooms.

6.5
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
2.3" (5.9 cm)
Touchscreen Yes

Update 12/06/20: We have updated the display screen size measurements, but the Display Screen score has not changed.

The Epson ET-4760's display is okay. The screen itself is touch-sensitive and there are two physical buttons on the control panel to quickly access the home and help menus. The screen isn't super clear, but it's still easy enough to use if you're looking at it directly. The control panel also swivels up and down to improve visibility whether you're seated or standing. It's hard to see the screen from the side, though, and there's some lag when navigating the menu.

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
344.27 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
6541 prints
Color Cartridge Model
T502 Multi-Color
Tested Color Page Yield
219.24 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
4665 prints
Third Party Cartridge
No
High Yield Cartridge
No Cartridge
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The Epson ET-4760 has an outstanding supertank ink system. Instead of using traditional disposable cartridges, it has four high-capacity ink tanks that you refill yourself. They hold a lot of ink and last a remarkably long time. Even if you're printing very regularly, you won't need to refill the tanks often, let alone buy new bottles of ink.

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.

8.1
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
Yes
Copy
Yes

The Epson ET-4760 has great scanning features. There's a flatbed scanner with a good scan resolution and color depth for photos, as well as a sheetfed Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) to quickly scan multiple documents in a row. However, you can only scan one side of your documents at a time. Unlike the Epson EcoTank ET-3760, this printer also has an integrated fax feature.

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

The Epson ET-4760's cost-per-print is remarkably low. The ink bottles aren't very expensive, and this printer gets a lot of use out of them. Even if you print very heavily, it'll take quite some time before the cost of ink puts a significant dent in your wallet.

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

The Epson ET-4760 has a good printing speed. It prints documents in black and white much faster than the Epson Expression ET-2750 does, although it's not that much quicker at handling color documents. It also prints photos very slowly. On the upside, its input tray holds quite a bit of plain paper.

6.2
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
10.64

The Epson ET-4760 has unremarkable color accuracy. It shouldn't be too much of an issue for regular, everyday printing, but it'll be a problem if you rely on good color accuracy for your work or trade.

6.9
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

Photo printing quality on the Epson ET-4760 is just okay. While there's good precision in the details, the colors have a flat tone. The yellow in particular isn't very vibrant, and there is banding present in the grayscale.

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

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 has an adjustable input tray in the front that fits most popular paper sizes. If you want a similar printer that supports tabloid-size paper, check out the Epson EcoTank ET-15000.

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-4760 has great connectivity features. You can set it up on your home network with your Wi-Fi router either by connecting it via Ethernet or configuring it wirelessly. You can also use Wi-Fi Direct if you don't have a wireless router. It doesn't support Bluetooth but does work with both AirPrint and Mopria for mobile printing.

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 ET-4760 uses the Epson iPrint app, which has outstanding features. You can print, scan, and copy directly from the app, perform maintenance tasks like firmware updates or printhead cleaning, and check the ink levels.

Compared to other printers

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is a very good overall printer that should please most people. The supertank system means you won't have to worry about refilling the ink tanks often, which is ideal if you need to print papers for school or if you own a small business. It has an extremely high page yield, but it's not as good as the Epson EcoTank ET-2760. It also struggles to print good photos, and there are better options for that, like the Brother MFC-J995DW. Also see our recommendations for the best inkjet printers, the best printers with cheap ink, and the best wireless printers.

Epson EcoTank ET-3760

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.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 is better for home use or printing photos, and the Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is a better choice for students or if you just need to print in black and white. The HP is better built, it has better color accuracy, and the photo printing quality is much better. However, the Epson uses a supertank ink system that has a high page yield, so printing a lot of pages is cost-effective over time.

Brother MFC-J995DW

The Brother MFC-J995DW is better overall than the Epson EcoTank ET-4760. Even though the Brother uses a cartridge system instead of the supertank system found on the Epson, it has high color and black page yield, although the Epson is still higher. The Brother also has better color accuracy, much better photo printing quality, and it has a better display screen. However, the Epson has a lower cost-per-print since the ink tanks cost less.

Epson EcoTank ET-15000

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 yield. 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.

HP Smart Tank Plus 551

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is a better overall printer than the HP Smart Tank Plus 551. While both printers use a supertank system with outstandingly high yields, the Epson can yield slightly higher pages using its black ink tank. The Epson also has an automatic document feeder as well as an integrated fax feature, and it's quicker at printing out black-text as well as color documents. It has an ethernet port too, and a better companion app for printing, scanning, and copying directly from your smartphone. Conversely, the HP has better color accuracy, it can yield more color pages, and its cost-per-print for color documents as well as photos is slightly lower, although both printers have very low cost-per-prints.

HP LaserJet Enterprise M507dn

For most uses, the Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is a better printer than the HP LaserJet Enterprise M507dn. The Epson is more versatile since it's an inkjet printer that can also print in color. It also comes with a scanner that has an automatic document feeder, and it has much wider connectivity options. Surprisingly, the Epson has a higher black page yield, but it comes nowhere near the HP when it comes to printing speed.

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