Epson ET-3700 Color Photo Printer with Scanner & Copier

My children love to play board games. I don’t have room to store a lot of boxes, so I’ve started printing games from Teachers Pay Teachers and storing them in binders. The kids love the games from here, and I love that I can simply store them in a binder and they take up much less room than boxes of traditional games. The “Epson ET-3700 Color Photo Printer with Scanner & Copier” makes printing our games a breeze.

Epson 3700

The “Epson ET-3700 Color Photo Printer with Scanner & Copier” was easy to install. We were missing the “Start Here” poster but it was easily found online.  It comes with a disk that includes the printer drivers and the Epson Scan 2 scanning software. Setup was straight forward.  As soon as the printer was connected to the internet we were asked to update the firmware. There was no need to connect to a computer, it simply downloaded and applied the firmware without any intervention other than a confirmation that we wanted to proceed.

The ink for the “Epson ET-3700 Color Photo Printer with Scanner & Copier” comes in bottles that you use to fill the cartridges. Each cartridge is keyed by colour so that you don’t accidentally fill the wrong one. We had a little ink left over in each bottle and we were concerned how to store it. The caps are tight, and it is suggested to store them upright, so we simply placed them on a shelf until it’s time to top up the ink again.

I haven’t printed enough to officially test, but according to what I’ve read all ink colors are used for printing and printer maintenance, and must be available for printing. According to the documentation the printer will print approximately 11,200 sheets, based on average monthly document print volumes of about 300 sheets per month. This is an amazing amount of printing for any home use or small business. Your printing will vary based on a variety of factors including the amount of colour in each document.

The front panel can be adjusted. It’s not a touch screen, but it has been designed to ease of use. I love the wireless connectivity of the printer. I can now work in one room and send my print jobs to the printer to be printed with ease. While the printing is sharp and clear, but I personally find the colours not as vibrate as my old Epson Artisan printer, perhaps this is just a setting that I haven’t adjusted properly.

The scanner fits a standard 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper.  It scans at a max of 300 dpi. I’m not a huge fan of the scanning software. I am working on a project of scanning old family photographs and was unable to find and adjust some settings that I wished to find. For my general scanning purposes it is a great scanner, allowing me to quickly scan and save documents and my children’s artwork.

The  “Epson ET-3700 Color Photo Printer with Scanner & Copier” is a great option for those who are looking to do a large amount of printing. It’s wireless capability makes printing convenient and easy.


*Disclosure: I received a complimentary “Epson ET-3700 Color Photo Printer with Scanner & Copier” in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.

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