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Costco Members: Epson EcoTank SE Inkjet Printer w/ Two Bonus Black Ink Bottles EXPIRED

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Costco Wholesale has Epson EcoTank Special Edition Inkjet Printer w/ Two Bonus Black Ink Bottles (C11CJ61202) on sale for $299.79 valid for Costco Members only. Shipping is free.

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Includes
  • Epson EcoTank Special Edition Inkjet Printer
  • 1x Set Epson EcoTank Inks
  • 2x Bonus Epson Black Ink Bottles

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  • This Epson EcoTank Inkjet Printer features refillable ink tank for cartridge free printing + print, copy & scan and wireless printing support
  • Product is compatible w/ Epson 502 Ink Bottles (Black or Color)
  • Limit 2 per member
  • Offer valid through December 25, 2022 or while promotional price/supplies last
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  • If you don't have a Costco Warehouse Membership, you can sign-up here
  • Please refer to the forum thread for additional details - Discombobulated
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I have a different version of the Ecotank and it is a pain in the butt to get it unclogged once the heads dry up from non use. The recommendation to have the head not clog is to print what is called a purge file (basically a page with strips in a few different colors) once a month, that lets the ink flow from all the color tanks and keeps the head from drying up.

The biggest thing that I learned was, if your head gets clogged and no amount of basic troubleshooting works, there is something called "power cleaning" which uses a lot of ink but apparently unclogs the head. The downside is, the used ink flows into something called an "ink pad" and on some of the versions of the ecotank, this ink pad is not replaceable. So you can run the power cycle once or twice before the ink pad gets fully saturated and becomes unusable at that point. If your head clogged again another time after this, you cannot run the power cleaning cycle again and either have to reach out to Epson or throw out the printer and get a new one. Some versions have a replaceable ink pad part that can overcome this, but the lower priced ones (the one I have) don't. Once I found this, I have been diligently printing a purge file at least once a month to avoid this headache
if you dont print much get a laser printer with toner
If you need a printer, don't hesitate. Just buy it. I homeschool 6 kids and we print a ton. This is the best price you will get per page without major issues. When we go on extended vacations (weeks or longer) it works just fine coming back. Have to clean the heads (it does this automatically when you tell it to) every 6m. Buy it

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I've been thinking about an Ecotank for awhile. Anyone have experience with how much maintenance is required to keep the printheads unclogged if you go weeks at a time without using it?
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This good? Or a laser?
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This good? Or a laser?
this is as good as it gets for so called injekt printer. print quality would be better than regular laser ones. speed is good enough
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If you need a printer, don't hesitate. Just buy it. I homeschool 6 kids and we print a ton. This is the best price you will get per page without major issues. When we go on extended vacations (weeks or longer) it works just fine coming back. Have to clean the heads (it does this automatically when you tell it to) every 6m. Buy it
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Been waiting on a deal on an EcoTank for a while, for sublimation printing. There haven't been any, at least on Slickdeals, at all this year.

Not sure what makes the 3850 $100 better than the 2850. Haven't gotten that far in feature comparison
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if you dont print much get a laser printer with toner
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I've been thinking about an Ecotank for awhile. Anyone have experience with how much maintenance is required to keep the printheads unclogged if you go weeks at a time without using it?
We bought one last Black Friday, so it's been about a year of sporadic use. We have gone weeks without printing and haven't had a problem with any clogs. We use it more now, maybe once a week and still no problems. Prints on photo paper really well. The reason we use it so infrequently is that we have a laser printer for black and white and old habits are hard to break.
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My wife was a Pre-K teacher and printed a bunch in color. In three years, we've only needed to add black ink once with a different model Epson eco tank printer. We've saved so much money on ink after the initial high investment. It's paid itself off. We loves ours!
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I've a brother laser, the cartridge is costly, very tempted to upgrade, its like 2 times buying cartridges.
Any spoiler alerts slick-dealers?
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I've been thinking about an Ecotank for awhile. Anyone have experience with how much maintenance is required to keep the printheads unclogged if you go weeks at a time without using it?
I have a different version of the Ecotank and it is a pain in the butt to get it unclogged once the heads dry up from non use. The recommendation to have the head not clog is to print what is called a purge file (basically a page with strips in a few different colors) once a month, that lets the ink flow from all the color tanks and keeps the head from drying up.

The biggest thing that I learned was, if your head gets clogged and no amount of basic troubleshooting works, there is something called "power cleaning" which uses a lot of ink but apparently unclogs the head. The downside is, the used ink flows into something called an "ink pad" and on some of the versions of the ecotank, this ink pad is not replaceable. So you can run the power cycle once or twice before the ink pad gets fully saturated and becomes unusable at that point. If your head clogged again another time after this, you cannot run the power cleaning cycle again and either have to reach out to Epson or throw out the printer and get a new one. Some versions have a replaceable ink pad part that can overcome this, but the lower priced ones (the one I have) don't. Once I found this, I have been diligently printing a purge file at least once a month to avoid this headache
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I've got 3 of these, never going back. The software is annoying though, stick with minimum drivers and use NAPS2 for scanning.
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I have the epson 3760 that I bought from Costco last year. It does the job. I print often for school. Sometimes needs realignment, doesn't have accurate colors, not good for photo printing, sometimes doesn't recognize that's there's paper in the tray for some odd reason but it does what I need it to do !!!
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I've a brother laser, the cartridge is costly, very tempted to upgrade, its like 2 times buying cartridges.
Any spoiler alerts slick-dealers?
Stick with laser. Buy aftermarket toner instead.
You don't have to deal with inkjet head issue anymore.
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