Epson EcoTank ET-4760 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Updated Aug 13, 2021 at 01:27 pm
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 an all-in-one printer with a supertank. It has four refillable ink tanks that hold a lot of ink, which minimizes the frequency for refills and results in an incredibly low cost-per-print. While its color accuracy is mediocre and there's a lot of banding present in photos, both should be fine for most casual uses. It has a flatbed scanner, automatic document feeder, and integrated fax, but, unfortunately, it can't automatically scan double-sided sheets. Also, there's no Bluetooth support, but at least there's a variety of wireless and wired connection options.

Our Verdict

7.8 Family

The Epson ET-4760 is good for families. 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 many wireless connectivity options 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, though, this shouldn't be an issue.

Pros
  • Outstandingly low cost-per-print.
  • Remarkably high page yields.
  • Automatic document feeder and flatbed scanner.
  • Adequate photo printing quality.
  • Acceptable color accuracy.
Cons
  • Can't automatically duplex scan.
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • Build quality is only okay.
8.1 Small/Home Office

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

Pros
  • Outstandingly low cost-per-print.
  • Remarkably high page yields.
  • Automatic document feeder and flatbed scanner.
  • Integrated fax feature.
  • Has an Ethernet port.
Cons
  • Can't automatically duplex scan.
  • Build quality is only okay.
8.8 Student

The Epson ET-4760 is excellent for students. It's remarkably cost-efficient for an inkjet printer thanks to its supertank system, which yields a remarkable number of pages. 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. Unfortunately, it doesn't support Bluetooth, but on the bright side, it supports both Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service.

Pros
  • Outstandingly low cost-per-print.
  • Remarkably high page yields.
  • Automatic document feeder and flatbed scanner.
Cons
  • No Bluetooth support.
  • Build quality is only okay.
8.4 Black & White

The Epson ET-4760 is impressive for black and white printing. 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
  • Outstandingly low cost-per-print.
  • Remarkably high page yields.
  • Automatic document feeder and flatbed scanner.
Cons
  • Can't automatically duplex scan.
  • Build quality is only okay.
7.0 Casual Photo

The Epson ET-4760 is decent for casual photos. It has acceptable color accuracy, and the photo printing quality is okay for family photos, but there's a lot of banding in gray areas. However, 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
  • Outstandingly low cost-per-print.
  • Adequate photo printing quality.
  • Acceptable color accuracy.
Cons
  • Can't print 2" x 3" photos.
  • Very slow at photo printing.
  • Build quality is only okay.
  • 7.8 Family
  • 8.1 Small/Home Office
  • 8.8 Student
  • 8.4 Black & White
  • 7.0 Casual Photo
  1. Updated Dec 02, 2020: Listed the Text Files support as Yes.
  2. Updated Jun 15, 2020: We have updated the display screen size measurements, but the Display Screen score has not changed.
  3. Updated Jun 08, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.
  4. Updated May 15, 2020: Review published.
  5. Updated May 11, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
6.5
Design
Build & Design Quality

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760's build quality and design are okay. It comes with a removable power cord, which makes it easy to replace in case it gets damaged. There's good access to paper jams from the rear and from below the scanner bay. The scanner lid stays up on its own so you don't need to hold it in place, and the scanner lid's hinges can raise high enough to scan a magazine or thin book; however, they don't lift high enough for a thick textbook. Accessing the ink tanks takes a bit more effort since you need to lift the entire scanner flatbed. While the body has a sturdy feel, the automatic document feeder tray feels thin and flimsy.

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

The Epson EcoTank 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 tilts up and down to improve visibility whether you're seated or standing. However, it's hard to see the screen from the side, 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
6,541 prints
Color Cartridge Model
T502 Multi-Color
Tested Color Page Yield
219.24 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
4,665 prints
Third Party Cartridge
No
High Yield Cartridge
No Cartridge
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The Epson EcoTank 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 print frequently, you won't need to refill the tanks often, let alone buy new bottles of ink.

While you can technically fill the tanks 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
1,200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 Bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
Yes
Copy
Yes

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 has a high-resolution flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder. The ADF tray can hold up to 30 pages at once, with a maximum scanning size of 8.5" x 14". Unfortunately, it doesn't support automatic duplex scanning, so you need to manually flip over each page of a double-sided document.

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 are relatively inexpensive, and this printer gets a lot of use out of them. Even if you print a lot of pages frequently, it takes quite some time before the cost of ink puts a significant dent in your wallet.

Keep in mind that even if you print only in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridges for servicing tasks, so you'll likely still need to replace them eventually.

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

The Epson ET-4760 has a good printing speed. It's somewhat fast at printing out its first black text page, and subsequent pages get faster from there. However, it's quite slow at printing color documents and very slow at printing photos.

6.2
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
10.64

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 has acceptable color accuracy for casual color prints and family photos, but it isn't good enough for tasks that require exact color reproduction.

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. If you want a printer that produces better-looking photos, consider the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 or the Brother MFC-J995DW.

We base these results on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not represent 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 ET-4760 has width sliders in its input tray to adjust to a variety of 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
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 ET-4760 uses the Epson iPrint app, from where you can print, scan, and copy directly from the app, perform maintenance tasks like firmware updates or printhead cleaning, and check the ink levels. 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.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 has no variants. However, the Epson EcoTank ET-3760 is nearly identical, but it doesn't have an integrated fax, and its display isn't a touch screen.

Compared To Other Printers

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is a very good overall printer that should please most people. Like most supertank models, it has an extremely high page yield and remarkably low cost-per-print, although it isn't as good as the Epson EcoTank ET-2760. It has an integrated fax feature and an ADF that can scan legal-size sheets, but, unfortunately, it can't automatically scan double-sided sheets, so you need to flip over each page yourself.

For other options, 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, the ET-4760 has an integrated fax feature which the ET-3760 lacks. Otherwise, both printers are well-suited for a variety of needs.

Epson EcoTank ET-4700

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 and the Epson EcoTank ET-4700 are both very good supertank printers, but the ET-4760 is slightly better. The ET-4760 has a higher page yield with a lower cost-per-print, a faster printing speed, and slightly better color accuracy. The ET-4700 has marginally better photo quality, but it isn't worth buying for this reason alone.

Epson EcoTank ET-2760

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-2720

The Epson EcoTank ET-2720 and the Epson EcoTank ET-4760 are both good family printers, but the ET-4760 is better overall. The ET-4760 has a higher page yield at a slightly lower cost-per-print, a sheetfed scanner, a faster printing speed, and an Ethernet port. While its photo printing quality isn't as good as the ET-2720, the color accuracy is significantly better.

Canon PIXMA G7020

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 and the Canon PIXMA G7020 are both very good supertank printers. The Epson is better for office use thanks to its higher black page yield, lower black document cost-per-print, and faster printing speed. The Canon is better for photos because of its higher color page yield, lower cost-per-print for photos, and its nicer image printing quality.

Epson Expression ET-2750

The Epson Expression ET-2750 and the Epson EcoTank ET-4760 are all-in-one color inkjet printers with supertank ink systems that give them exceptionally high page yields. However, the ET-4760 is better for small or home offices, as it has an automatic document feeder, a fax feature, much faster printing speeds, and more accurate-looking colors, and has a slightly better color document and photo cost-per-print. On the other hand, the ET-2750 produces better-quality photos, aside from the poor color accuracy.

Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850

The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 and the Epson EcoTank ET-4760 are all-in-one color inkjet printers with supertanks. However, the ET-5850 is better for small or home offices, with a much larger input tray capacity and a significantly faster printing speed, and its ADF can duplex scan. It also prints superior-looking photos with much more accurate colors, and it can print directly from USB flash drives. On the other hand, the ET-4760 has much better page yields and cost-per-print.

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's is still higher. The Brother also has better color accuracy, much better photo printing quality, and a better display screen. However, the Epson has a lower cost-per-print since the ink bottles cost less.

Canon MAXIFY GX7020

The Canon MAXIFY GX7020 and the Epson EcoTank ET-4760 are all-in-one color inkjet printers with supertanks for incredibly high page yields and superbly low cost-per-prints. The Canon is a much better printer overall, with a higher color page yield, faster overall printing speed, and better-looking photos with much more accurate colors. Its automatic document feeder can duplex scan, and it can print directly from USB flash drives. On the other hand, the Epson has a higher black page yield and a better cost-per-print.

Canon PIXMA G6020

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is an overall better all-in-one color inkjet printer with a supertank than the Canon PIXMA G6020. The Epson yields far more black pages, prints documents much more quickly, and produces more accurate colors. Also, it has an automatic document feeder, and it can fax. On the other hand, the Canon yields much more color pages at a cheaper cost-per-print, and it prints photos much faster and with significantly better quality.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the EcoTank has a SuperTank cartridge system, which allows for outstanding page yields and an incredibly low cost-per-print. On the other hand, the WorkForce has better scanning features, a touchscreen display, and it prints much higher quality photos with much more accurate-looking colors. 

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 more pages using its black ink tank. Also, the Epson 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.

Epson Expression Premium ET-7750 EcoTank

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is better than the Epson Expression Premium ET-7750 EcoTank. The ET-4760 feels much better built, and it has an automatic document feeder, a lower-cost-per-print, and a larger input tray. However, the ET-7750 yields more black-only pages, and it has better photo quality and color accuracy.

Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank

The Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment Tank and the Epson EcoTank ET-4760 are both all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the Epson is a better small or home office unit which uses a supertank ink system for a significantly better cost-per-print and page yields. It also prints more quickly overall, produces more accurate-looking colors, and it has an Ethernet port. On the other hand, the Brother produces photos with more vibrant colors and better details.

Brother MFC-L3770CDW Laser

The Brother MFC-L3770CDW Laser and the Epson EcoTank ET-4760 are both all-in-one color printers, but the Brother uses laser technology and is better for small or home offices, while the Epson is an inkjet that uses a supertank ink system for far superior page yields, and which is better for families and students. The Brother prints significantly faster and has an automatic document feeder that can duplex scan. On the other hand, the Epson produces better-looking photos, though they still look just okay.

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 yields. 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 OfficeJet Pro 9015

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 and the Epson ET-4760 are both great office printers. The HP is a better choice if you need automatic duplex scanning, better photo printing quality, and external storage support. On the other hand, the Epson has a supertank, resulting in much higher page yields and a much lower cost-per-print, which is ideal if you print large amounts frequently.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is a better printer for students, while the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is better for small or home offices. The Epson uses a supertank ink system to yield far more pages at a significantly lower cost-per-print. On the other hand, the HP prints color documents and photos faster, and it produces better-looking photos with significantly more accurate colors. Also, its automatic document feeder can duplex scan, and it can print directly from USB flash drives. It optionally comes with six free months of ink through the HP Instant Ink subscription service.

Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw

The Canon imageCLASS MF743Cdw is an all-in-one color laser printer better for small or home offices; the Epson EcoTank ET-4760 is an all-in-one color inkjet printer with a supertank system that's better for families and photo printing. The Canon prints color documents significantly faster and produces much more accurate colors, and its automatic document feeder can duplex scan, and it can print directly from USB flash drives. On the other hand, the Epson has significantly better page yields and cost-per-print, a faster black text documents speed, and much better photo printing quality.

Canon imageCLASS MF644Cdw

The Canon imageCLASS MF644Cdw and the Epson EcoTank ET-4760 are both all-in-one color printers, but the Canon uses laser technology while the Epson uses a supertank ink system. The Epson is better for families and students, whereas the Canon is better for small or home offices. The Epson has significantly higher page yields at a much cheaper cost-per-print, produces much better-looking photos, and a much better flatbed scan resolution. On the other hand, the Canon prints much faster, produces much more accurate colors, and its automatic document feeder can duplex scan.

Epson WorkForce ST-M1000

The Epson ET-4760 is an all-in-one color printer, while the Epson WorkForce ST-M1000 is a monochrome printer-only model. While both are supertank printers, the ET-4760 yields significantly more pages. Also, it has a flatbed scanner, an automatic document feeder, and a fax feature, making it better for a wider range of uses. On the other hand, the ST-M1000 takes less time to warm up and print the first page. It's a good option if you're looking for a straightforward model to only print in black and white.

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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