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Video: Epson ET-8550 Review

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Review of the ET-8550 printer

Epson EcoTank printer

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Video Review: Epson ET-8550

Keith Cooper’s full review of the Epson ET-8550 EcoTank printer. The 13″/A3+ six ink printer includes both pigment and dye based black inks which are filled from 70ml bottles of ink. The review looks at printer features and the different ways it can be used for printing. Both colour and black and white prints are shown including details about colour management and optimal paper selection for print quality.

Please note that due to temporary website issues, the full written review is not yet available.

There are several other videos related to the ET-8550

The review…

See below for timeline/index

Video index

00:00 Start
01:24 The Ink system
04:24 Shipping the printer
05:13 Maintenance cart
05:48 The mix of inks
09:07 Paper loading and handling
10:02 Front paper trays
12:26 Rear direct feed path
13:50 Printer display and controls
15:18 Control via a phone app
17:12 Home printer functions
18:20 Printer connectivity
19:12 Memory stick and card use
20:20 Colour management for the 8550
22:04 Using Epson Print Layout software
22:43 The importance of a test print
24:48 Profiles for your papers
26:08 Black and White printing
28:14 Media choices for black and white
31:15 Special media – board
31:39 Special media – canvas
32:52 Long prints
33:27 Scanning artwork
36:38 Choosing the right paper
39:38 Art paper differences – colour
42:16 Art paper differences – B&W
43:47 Papers for your prints
44:34 Overall impressions

Papers tested

(sorry, profiles not available [for non commercial use] until our website is fixed)

  • HP Artist Matte Canvas 380
  • Hahnemuhle Smooth Fine Art 265
  • Hahnemuhle Watercolor 210
  • Canson Rag Photographique 310
  • Fotospeed Platinum Cotton 305
  • Fotospeed Etching 285
  • Epson CPN
  • Epson HPB
  • Epson TPP
  • Epson PGPP
  • Epson Premium Lustre
  • Pinnacle Lustre 300
  • Pinnacle Matte 230
  • PermaJet Titanium Lustre 280
  • PermaJet Double sided Lustre 295

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