Epson EcoTank Photo Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer (TPE-ET8500)

Epson EcoTank Photo Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer (TPE-ET8500)
Print everything from everyday documents to lab-quality photos and graphics with the EcoTank Photo Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer from Epson. Featuring an economical cartridge-free printing system, this printer offers low-cost replacement ink bottles without sacrificing print quality. Each replacement ink bottle set is equivalent to approximately 100 individual ink cartridges. The printer does everything from 4 x 6" to 8.5 x 11" borderless photos to customized CDs and DVDs. A six-color Claria ET Premium Ink system delivers vibrant colors and sharp text for all your creative projects, and you can even print on card stock and other media up to 1.3mm thick.

  • Easy to setup; no drivers to install for printing on both long term support releases and newer distributions

  • Upgrade with ease- continued support & no need to reload drivers manually with each upgrade

  • Support for most popular and libre (free) Linux distributions

  • Not dependent on OS-loaded binary blobs or proprietary drivers-firmware

  • Print from a SD card slot, USB port, or a computer utilizing built-in standardized drivers

  • For scanning, a large 8.5 x 11.7" flatbed scanner delivers high-resolution scans up to 4800 x 1200 dpi

  • Cartridge-free printing for lab-quality photos, graphics, and creative projects, even on card stock

  • Print bright text and get vibrant photographs with Claria ET Premium 6-color inks

  • Prints on cardstock, CDs and DVDs, and specialty media up to 1.3 mm thick

  • High-Speed USB, ethernet connectivity, and wireless are all supported in GNU/Linux


Category Specification
Core Functions Print, Scan, Copy
Printing Technology Inkjet
Color Type Color
Configuration 6 x Built-In Tank
Ink Type Pigment-Based (Black)
Dye-Based (Gray, Photo Black)
Dye-Based (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)
Ink Color 1 x Black
1 x Photo Black
1 x Gray
1 x Cyan
1 x Magenta
1 x Yellow
Compatible Cartridges Epson T552
Print Resolution Color: 5760 x 1440 dpi
Borderless Printing Yes, Up to 8.5 x 14" / 21.6 x 35.6 cm
Duplex Printing Yes, in GNU/Linux duplex printing is supported
Printer Language ESC/P-R
Print Speed (By Time) 16 ppm (Black)
12 ppm (Color)
6 ppm (Black Duplex)
5 ppm (Color Duplex)
Media Handling 1 x Input Tray
2 x Input Tray
3 x Input Tray
Output Tray
Media Sizes Input Tray 1
Minimum: 4.1 x 5.8" / 10.4 x 14.7 cm
Maximum: 5 x 7" / 12.7 x 17.8 cm
Input Tray 2
Minimum: 4.1 x 5.8" / 10.5 x 14.8 cm
Maximum: 8.5 x 14" / 21.6 x 35.5 cm
Input Tray 3
Minimum: 4.1 x 5.8" / 10.4 x 14.7 cm
Maximum: 8.5 x 11.7" / 21.6 x 29.7 cm
Media Weight Input Tray 1: 64 to 90 gsm / 16 to 24 lb
Media Thickness Sheet: 3.9 to 51.2 mil / 0.1 to 1.3 mm
Paper Capacity Input Tray 1: 20 x Sheet
Input Tray 2: 100 x Sheet
Output Tray: 50 x Sheet
Special Media Support Envelopes, CDs
Scanner Type Flatbed Scanner
Maximum Resolution 1200 x 4800 dpi (Hardware)
Scan Modes Color
Color Depth 48-Bit (Internal)
Grayscale Depth 24-Bit (External)
File Formats BMP, JPEG, PDF, PNG, TIFF
Scan Sizes Minimum: 1 x 1" / 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Maximum: 8.5 x 11.7" / 21.6 x 29.7 cm
Number of Copies Up to 99 Copies
Reduction/Enlargement 25 to 400%
Copy Speed 15 cpm (Black)
8 cpm (Color)
Duplex Copying No
Copy Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Inputs/Outputs USB-B, RJ45
Wireless Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g; Single-Band (2.4 GHz)
Direct Printing Android, Apple AirPrint, Mopria, USB Port, Wi-Fi Direct, Epson Connect
Media/Memory Card Slot Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Operating Temperature 50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
Operating Humidity 20 to 80%
Storage Temperature -4 to 104°F / -20 to 40°C
Storage Humidity 5 to 85%
Display Size 4.3"
Display Type Color Touchscreen LCD
Power Source AC Adapter
Battery None
AC Input Power 110 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption 17 W (Maximum)
7.4 W (Ready)
0.8 W (Sleep)
0.2 W (Off)
Max Acoustic Noise 47 dBA (Pressure)
Certifications ENERGY STAR, RoHS
Dimensions (W x H x D) 24.1 x 15.9 x 13.7" / 61.2 x 40.4 x 34.8 cm (Fully Assembled)
15.9 x 14.5 x 6.4" / 40.4 x 36.8 x 16.3 cm
Weight 18.5 lb / 8.4 kg (Fully Assembled)
Package Weight 24.615 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.5 x 17.3 x 9.8"
Other Compatible Operating Systems (not supported by ThinkPenguin, inc) Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows XP SP3 or later (32-bit), Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2 or later, Windows Server 2003 SP213 or later, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, Mac OS® X 10.6.8 thru 10.15.x


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Partial List Of Supported Releases:

Trisquel 11
Ubuntu 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Lubuntu 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Kubuntu 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10
Fedora 38, 39
Linux Mint 21, 21.1, 21.2, 21.2 Edge, 21.3, 21.3 Edge
Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 6
Debian 12

Most distributions with a recent release are compatible out of the box. If you have any questions about compatibility or need a printer with support for an older distribution please contact us with the name and version of your distribution.

Notes: Package includes EcoTank all-in-one printer, Power Cable, 1 bottle of 552 Photo Black (70 mL), 1 bottle of 552 Black (70 mL) and 1 bottle each of 552 Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Gray (70 mL). USB and ethernet cables sold separately.

We are unable to ship this item to those outside the United States.

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