Specs & Review – Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 Printer

With a full ink tank, the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 printer yields a remarkable amount of pages, so unless you constantly print in bulk, you won’t need to refill the tank very frequently. The printer will prompt you to check the ink level before to starting a print job because the tank shouldn’t ever be empty. When the ink runs out, a notification also appears, yet the printer keeps producing. This message is a result of the fact that it won’t stop until the ink reaches the lower line. If you don’t need to, you can skip filling the tank; nevertheless, to keep printing, you must adjust the ink level in the settings.

The Epson ET-5180 printer scans by default as a PDF file, at 300 DPI, in black and white, and in portrait orientation. If you need to digitize or edit images, you can adjust the settings to scan at a better resolution. For this test, we rotated the image 90 degrees, set the scanner to scan in color at 300 DPI, and then saved the scan as a JPEG file. The scan’s quality is fantastic, by the way. The basic problem is that it’s a little difficult to see the numbers on the red background. When scanning the sample for our analysis of the photo printing quality, we also noticed a tendency to automatically increase contrast and brighten colors.Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 printerThe color gamut of the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 is perfect. It prints vivid, saturated colors nicely. The dark tones don’t have the typical red or blue tint that is present with other printers, so they appear fantastic. It exhibits substantial noise when switching between colors and primarily problems with dark greens and yellows.

The mobile Epson Smart Panel app is compatible with the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 printer. Printing, scanning, copying, ordering ink, registering your product with a warranty, and performing maintenance procedures like firmware updates, nozzle checks, and printhead cleaning are all possible with it. It provides links to Epson’s Creative Print app and Gallery website, and it integrates with Google Class so that you may print or scan documents from Google Classroom. To enable visitors to use the printer without connecting to your current Wi-Fi network, you can use the app to generate a QR code.  Photo:  EpsonEpson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 printer

The build quality of the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 is adequate. Although the hinges and ports are of only average grade, it is totally made of plastic and feels durable overall. Because of the ink tanks’ front-facing design, it is simple to check their ink levels and perform refills. Moreover, the scanner makes it challenging to reach paper jams and remove prints from the output tray. The output tray cannot be held open by a lid damper, but it can be kept closed by locking the lid’s top tab to a notch beneath the scanner. There is no indicator line for paper positioning, and the input tray only has a slider for width, not length.

The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 printer makes excellent black & white prints. Its refillable ink tank produces approximately 7600 black prints, so you won’t need to refill the tank frequently. Additionally, because the ink bottles are fairly cheap, the cost per print is incredibly low. Although it features a scanner with an automatic feeder and the option to scan in duplex, it isn’t very quick because it can only handle seven pages per minute.
For home offices or small businesses, the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 is a good option. For high-volume printing, the ink tank yields thousands of pages before needing to be refilled. It can print automatically on both sides and features a scanner with an automatic feeder and duplex scanning functionality. It also requires less maintenance.

The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 printer is a fantastic printer for usage by students. You won’t need to refill it frequently because it has a refillable ink tank that produces thousands of prints, and the ink bottles are cheap and affordable, making the cost per print quite low. It supports Apple AirPrint, Mopria Print Service, and Wi-Fi networking. It also works with Epson’s mobile companion software, allowing you to print, scan, and copy directly from your smartphone. The scanner has automated feeder to process multi-page documents rapidly and extensible lid hinges so you can scan large goods like textbooks.Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 printerThe color inkjet all-in-one Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 printer is ideal for usage in offices. It’s a supertank model, so instead of using conventional ink cartridges, it contains an ink tank that you can refill as you go. It has a duplex scanner with a high-resolution scanner, an auto feeder, and other capabilities. It supports Mopria Print Service and Apple AirPrint and has Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet connectivity options. It belongs to the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5100 line, which also contains models with the numbers ET-5150 and ET-5170.

Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 printer specs:

Printing Technology 4-color all-pigment 4-in-1 (uTFP1)
Printer Language(s) ESC/P-R
Print Resolution (dpi) 600 x 1200
Maximum Print Resolution 4800 x 1200
Print Speed Black 17 ISO ppm / Color 9.5 ISO ppm
Auto 2-Sided Print Speed† Black 7.5 ISO ppm / Color 5 ISO ppm
First Page Out Time (ISO 17629) 7 sec. black/6 sec. color8
Min. Ink Droplet Size 3 droplet sizes, as small as 3.8 picoliters
Monthly Maximum Duty Cycle 33,000 pages9
Recommended Monthly Duty Cycle 1,600 pagesEpson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 printer

Copy Speed   Black 12 ISO ipm / Color 6 ISO ipm
Copy Speed    ADF (ISO 24735) (ipm, 1:1) Black 10 ISO ipm /
Color   4.5 ISO ipm
Copy Quality / Number of Colors 256 gradations/16.7 mil colors
Copy Quantity   up to 99 pages from standalone
Copy Resolution   300 x 300 (flatbed), 300 x 300 (ADF)
Collate   up to 35 pages
Maximum Copy Size 8.5″ x 14″ (Legal)
Copy Features   Automatic reduction and enlargement (25 – 400%)
Copy Input Resolution Flatbed:   300 x 300 standard, 600 x 600
high-resolution mode, ADF:   300 x 400 standard, 600 x 600 highresolution mode
Copy Print Resolution 600 x 600 standard, 600 x 1200 highresolution mode, 1-sided to 2-sided

Scanner Type Color flatbed/ADF
Maximum Hardware Resolution 1200 dpi
Hardware Resolution 1200 x 3200 dpi (flatbed), 1200 x 2400
dpi (ADF)
Maximum Resolution 9600 dpi interpolated
Scanner Bit Depth (Color) 48-bit color input / 24-bit color output
Scan Bed Size 8.5″ x 11″, A4
Scan Size, Maximum (Flatbed) 8.5″ x 11.7″
Photoelectric Device CIS
ADF Paper Size Max. size Legal
ADF Paper Thickness Plain Paper, 17 lb – 25 lb / 64 – 95 g/m2
Scan Speed ADF (ISO 24735 Annex D) (ipm) 6 black / 5 color
Optical Resolution 1200 x 1200
ADF Scan Resolution 1200 x 2400
Auto Document Feeder Capacity 35 sheets / 10 Legal

Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 printer
Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5180 printer

Replacement Ink Bottles  542 Black ink bottle (127 mL) yield:
7500 pages; 542 color (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) ink bottles (70 mL)
yield: 6000 pages

What’s In The Box:

EcoTank Pro ET-5180 all-in-one

Power cable

2 bottles of 542 Black ink (127 mL) and 1 bottle each of 542 Cyan, Magenta, Yellow (70 mL)

Quick Setup Guide

Product Setup CD


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