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June 7, 2019

Epson Redefines Productivity With Their New EcoTank ET-M3170 All-in-One Supertank Printer

Hi Folks,

   I hope everyone is having a nice June, thus far. The heat has definitely started to pump here in the Northeast, and to me, an 80-degree day is hot, regardless of whether the calendar says April or June, so the Air Conditioner technology is getting a full-fledged workout!

   That is exactly where I will pick up on...the topic of Technology!

   In the day and age of High-Quality Color Printing, one may question why they would need a Monochrome Printer. Well, for example, what if most of your print jobs required just Black and White output? What if you could find a true work-horse that can churn out Black and White printed output at about as fast as you can bat your eyes, and can turn out high-quality scans and copies with sharp images, as well, with a lightning fast fax feature, too? If that's not what you are looking for, keep reading anyway, because you might just realize this was something that can make your life substantially easier!

   What am I talking about? The Epson EcoTank ET-M3170 Wireless Monochrome All-in-One Supertank Printer. I have reviewed this unit, and I'd like to share with you what I found in terms of its set up, speed, quality, and features that have impressed me, and will most probably impress you, as well!

SET-UP:

   Setting the tone right from the start, this printer was wrapped very well and secure, taped well and secured between to large pieces of foam cushioning to prevent any damage from movement during shipping. It's not a very heavy device, so it is easy to maneuver. Once it was out of the box and unwrapped, etc., I got my first look at a very impressive looking unit, one that looks like it belongs in a high-tech, modern office, which is exactly what you want clients to think if they visit your office (you want them to know that you are on the cutting edge of the latest technology...at least it can't hurt!).

   When you fire up the printer, one of the features you notice right away is the vivid, bold-colored touch screen, with razor-sharp fonts, and what I came to find as very well organized (extremely intuitive/very user friendly). But first, the ink.

   When you see this bottle of ink, you might panic at first. Don't! It's revolutionary, cutting edge, and will save you a lot of headaches and a lot of money. You have easy access to where you add the ink. It is so easy to twist in the bottle, fill the ink reservoir, and you're done! There is no mess, no spill. It was literally seamless. Once it is filled up, you can visually see the ink level, which should cover you for 6000 pages. Yes, that's a heck of a lot of printing for you without having to add more ink.

   After a few minutes of the ink charging up, as directed through the instructions on the printer, you then run through a page alignment test that you just navigate through via clicking through on the menus. Then, after printing up these test pages and selecting the right numbers on the touchscreen to confirm that all is on par with how you want the pages and alignment to look, the next step is the wireless connection.

   Setting up the wireless connection was simple, from detecting the Wi-Fi and connecting to it, end to end, it could not be any easier than it was. The Color LCD screen does not have a step out of place in leading you towards complete and perfect configuration of your wireless set-up. The paper capacity of this printer is 250 pages, which should keep you humming along while printing for quite some time. At this point, after loading up the paper tray to almost full capacity, I realized that the time for testing had arrived!

SPEED:

   There is no other way to say it; this is one truly fast printer! It zips along at 20 Pages Per Minute (PPM), but at times, it felt as if it was even faster, so I think that is more like an average speed. In one test, I sent 3 consecutive 8-page jobs, and by the time I went to hit send on the next job, the previous job was done! As it's churning along, it has normal operating sounds, which can be almost completely silenced by selecting the Quiet Mode option.

   In testing the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), which is incredibly easy to use, I tested the speed of duplex printing (2-sided printing), and I found the speed of that feature quite impressive, as well. Even better, you do not have to feed the paper back for the second side; this is all done automatically for you! Overall, an ultra-fast printer, for standard duty and 2-sided copy, as well. Next, let's take a look at the quality of the printed output, scans, etc.

QUALITY:

   When you need to print out sensitive information, critical data, or whatever is important to you enough to render it as printed output, speed is important, but quality, for many, will rank higher between both.

   My experience for many years has been on high-end laser printers, and their sharp and crisp printed output, but in reviewing several batches of print jobs I sent through on the ET-M3170, I was very surprised to find that the quality was equal to or even superior to the laser printers I have used for many years, most of which have been on the high-end of the printers offered on the market, in my office and in the offices of various of our clients.

   Even just moments after printing, there was no smudging, the characters appeared super sharp on the pages, and the ink on the top of the page and the bottom of the page was uniform, with no alignment issues or differences in shades of the printed black ink. There are an incredible amount of settings that I could have tweaked in order to get my printed output to this point...these options are all included in the LCD Screen menus...but the default output via printing and also copying both exceeded my experienced expectations!

   This same pattern goes for the Scanning. Scanning with the unit is very easy to use (very intuitive), and the results were obviously high-resolution scans, with sharp, completely crisp images, that far surpassed that which I have seen from laser-quality Scanners.

   Another important feature of this All-in-One Printer is Faxing, which I tested both inbound and outbound. What I found was that after connecting the physical line to send and receive faxes (I tested between a fax machine I have on a different phone number), and found High-Speed faxing results that went out and were received, both of very high quality, with sharp images and text!

   Overall, these high-quality results tell me that this Supertank Printer is a high-quality All-in-One Printer that is built for high volume copy, blazing fast speed, and incredibly sharp output! However, there are even more features that I have tested and also found to be incredible components of an overall workhorse!

FEATURES:

   The key benefits that most folks are looking for when purchasing a Printer, or really any new technology, are those features that make your life easier, and save you money. I found both of these benefits in testing and reviewing the ET-M3170.

   Making your life easier really boils down into both saving time and accomplishing your tasks more efficiently. During the time I spent testing and reviewing the bonus features of the ET-M3170, I noticed a trend towards both of these components of a life with fewer hassles:

   * I like the huge storage capacity of 250 sheets, saving me the hassles of constantly re-loading the paper tray in the middle of 100 other things I am doing.

   * I like being able to use my voice to send print jobs.

   * I love the mobile printing feature, because it allows me to send a print job from anywhere vs. needing to be right near the printer physically connected to it.

   * I love seeing the ink level on the printer...it is way cool!

   Additionally, the benefits affecting your financial bottom line are also evident with the ET-M3170, such as:

   * How efficient the printer is with ink usage, with hardly any movement in the level marker after several large ink-hungry print jobs of pages filled with text, top to bottom.

   * How I can see an end to the hundreds of dollars of ink each year by using this 6000-page capacity productivity beast of an ink tank!

   * How it makes financial sense to have an All-in-One Printer with a 2-year warranty with your registration, to show you the confidence that Epson has in their product, giving you true peace of mind!

SUMMARY:

   In closing, if you did not already get that impression from me, I was extremely pleased with the ET-M3170, due in part to its blazing print speed, sharp quality output, it's All-in-One features including Scanning and Faxing, and all of the other "quality of life" features that this printer offers.

   Whether you are looking for a printer for your home, office, or home office, the ET-M3170 exceeds every single level of service and every class of features that you could possibly desire in an All-in-One Printer. Great work, Epson!!


TECHNICAL SPECS:

EPSON ET-M3170

Exclusive EcoFit bottle design — uniquely keyed for easy filling of each color
Ultimate wireless — easily print from iPad, iPhone, Android tablets and smartphones;
includes Wi-Fi Direct plus Ethernet; voice-activated printing
Save energy — lower power consumption vs. laser
Compact, space-saving design — fits into any office environment
Eco Features
Save energy with lower power consumption vs. laser
Save up to 50 percent of your paper supply with automatic, 2-sided printing
ENERGY STAR qualified
RoHS compliant
Recyclable product
Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWay Transport Partner

Better Products for a Better Future
For more information on Epson's environmental programs, go to www.epson.com/environment

What's In The Box:
EcoTank ET-M3170 monochrome printer
Manual
CD-ROM for product setup
Power cord
1 bottle 532 Black (120 mL)

Print:
Printing Technology:
PrecisionCore (TFP1S-mono printhead)
Minimum Ink Droplet Size:
2.8 picoliters
Maximum Print Resolution:
1200 x 2400 dpi
ISO Print Speed:
Black: 20 ISO ppm
2-Sided ISO Print Speed:
Black: 9.0 ISO ppm

Ink:
Ink Type:
EcoTank Ink Bottle
Ink Palette:
Black
Ink Configuration:
1 ink bottle (Black)
Replacement Ink:
532 Black ink bottle (120 mL)
Epson strongly recommends the use of genuine ink to ensure optimal print quality and performance.
Ink Yield Information:
6,000 pages

General:
Operating Systems:
Windows 10
Windows 8, 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.6.8 – macOS 10.13.x10
Server Systems:
Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later, Windows Server 2016
Temperature:
Operating: 50 to 95 F (10 to 35 C)
Storage: -4 to 104 F (-20 to 40 C)
Humidity:
Operating: 20 – 80% RH
Storage: 5 – 85% RH (no condensation)
Sound Level:
Power: 6.9 B(A)
Pressure: 56 dB(A)
Dimensions:
Printing: 14.8" x 13.7" x 13.6"
Storage: 14.8" x 13.7" x 13.6"
Weight:
16.1 lb
Safety Approvals:
UL60950-1-CAN/CSA-22.2 No. 60950, EMC FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 class B
Country of Origin:
Phillipines
Warranty:
2-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada, second year requires product registration

Copy:
Copy Speed:
Flatbed: 17 ipm
ADF: 14 black ipm (simplex), 9.0 ipm (duplex)
Copy Quality:
Copy Resolution: 600 x 600 (input from ADF and flatbed), 1200 x 1200 (print)
Input Resolution, ADF: 300 x 400, 600 x 600
Input Resolution, Flatbed: 300 x 600, 600 x 600
Copy Quantity:
Up to 99 pages from standalone
Maximum Copy Size:
Legal 8.5" x 14" via ADF
Copy Features:
Automatic reduction and enlargement (25 – 400%)
1-to-1 Copy and 1-to-2 Copy (user must flip the scan manually)
256 gradations (1 color)

Specifications Scanner:
Scanner Type:
Color flatbed / ADF
Photoelectric Device:
Color CIS line sensor
Hardware Resolution:
Max.: 1200 x 2400
Maximum Resolution:
9600 dpi interpolated
Color Bit Depth:
48-bit color input / 24-bit color output
Scan Bed Size:
8.5" x 11.7"
Scanner Features:
Scan to Computer Event Manager
Scan to Computer
Scan to Cloud
Not Supported: Scan to Memory Device

Scan Features:
Other:
Compatibility TWAIN, WIA, ICA
TWAIN Reading Resolution 75 – 9600 dpi (1 dpi step)
TWAIN Output Format PDF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, Multi-TIFF, BMP (Windows), PICT (Mac)

Automatic Document Feeder:
Capacity:
35 sheets Letter
10 Legal (25 lb at 95 g/m2) max.
(Note: Auto 2-sided scan not supported, but the printer will auto 2-side copy
once the user flips the scan page manually)
Speed:
ADF (ISO 24735 Annex D) (ipm)
ADF: 7.0 ipm Black, 7.0 ipm Color
Document Table: 12 ipm Black, 27 ipm Color
Document Sizes:
Max. Legal
Paper Weight:
Plain Paper: 17 – 25 lb, 64 – 95 g/m2

Fax:
Fax Settings:
Transmit Size Letter/A4 (flatbed and ADF)
Receive Size Letter/A4/Legal
Fax Speed:
Up to 33.6 Kbps, transmit ~3 sec/page
Memory:
Up to 180 pages, 2MB receive memory
Speed Dials:
Up to 100 speed dial numbers, up to 99 group dial
PC Fax:
Available
Features:
Contact List: Address Book
Transmit reservation
Broadcast fax (mono)
PC-Fax
Up to 99 group dial
Polling reception
Fax preview

Connectivity:
Standard Connectivity:
Hi-Speed USB
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Wired Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Wi-Fi Direct

Mobile Printing Solutions:
Epson Connect:
Epson E-mail Print, Epson iPrint App (iOS, Android), Epson Remote Print
Other:
Google Cloud Print 2.0, AirPrint 1.8

Paper Handling:
PC-Free Paper Support:
Plain (Letter, 8.5" x 14", A4)
Photo (4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Letter, A4)
Paper Sizes:
4" x 6", 5" x 7", A6, Half Letter, Letter, A4, Executive, Legal, User definable (from 2.2" x 3.4" to 8.5" x 47.2")
Maximum Paper Size:
8.5 x 47.2 inch
Paper Types:
Standard:
Multipurpose Plus Paper
Bright White Premium Paper
Premium Presentation Paper - Matte
Front Tray:
Multipurpose Plus Paper
Bright White Premium Paper
Premium Presentation Paper – Matte
Premium Presentation Double-Sided Matte Paper
Envelope Types:
No. 10
Input Paper Capacity:
Cassette 1 – 250 sheets (80 g/m2)
Output Paper Tray Capacity:
100 sheets Letter plain paper (Standard Print Mode)
Rear Feed:
1 sheet

Printer Details:
Display:
2.4" color touchscreen
Printer Language:
Epson ESC/P®-R
Software Included:
EPSON printer drivers

Power:
Rated Voltage:
AC 100 – 240V Universal (Automatic)
Rated Frequency:
50 – 60 Hz
Power Consumption:
Approx. 12 W ISO 24712 (Standalone copy printing)
Approx. 4.3 W (Ready Mode)
Approx. 0.7 W (Sleep Mode)
Approx. 0.2 W (Power Off Mode)
Rated Current:
0.4A – 0.2A


Have a Great Weekend, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
Regards,
Rob Eisenstein
HomeRun Homes - Rent to Own Homes, since 2002
"Located at the Corner of Technology and Real Estate"
Rent to Own Homes and Real Estate Blog for HomeRun Homes: http://blogging.lease2buy.com
HomeRun Homes Websites: http://www.lease2buy.com and http://www.homerunhomes.com


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April 1, 2015

Epson's New WorkForce WF-7610 Tackles Large Paper

Hi Folks,
   It was great seeing many of you this past week at the Expo in Cleveland. I've heard many kind words about my speech, and I thank you for listening to my take on where we are headed in and beyond 2015. We should be breaking records established back in our "Hey-Day" of 2006/2007. Coming along for the ride?

   On to our topic today, which is an unofficial part 2 from our previous Blog Post. Recently, I had the pleasure of testing out the newest Epson WorkForce Printer (the WF-4630), and the results from that were super-impressive. Check out my write up here "Epson's Workforce Printer Raises the Bar and Cuts Costs"

   As a follow up, we also had the opportunity to test another of Epson's high-powered printers, the Epson WorkForce WF-7610. I'm excited to report back on this printer after stress-testing it the past few days, and I have a few offices in mind who, by having this printer, they would be blessed with abundant free time to review their newest accolades! I will explain, but first....

Tech-Time Stats

   Folks, this printer is blazing fast! It prints at a speed of 18 ISO ppm for black, and 10 ISO ppm for color. It just shoots the pages right out. The new PrecisionCore Technology blasts out colors at about 50,000 droplets per second. Such a highly-caffeinated printer for such a reasonable price!

   Speaking of money, when taking into account factors such as ink replacement and capacities of the printer and the cartridges, printing with the Epson Workforce WF-7610 results in a lower cost than printing with a laser printer. How much lower? I did some digging online and found the estimates are close to 40%. That's a golden goose right there!

   As you go about using the functions of this multi-function printer, the screen on the printer is full-color, and has appealing tones that are soft on the eyes. The menus are easy to navigate, and the screen keeps you engaged as you are intuitively making your way towards your end goal.

   Based on the requirements of many of you and the types of contracts you print out, I know that quite often you need to print duplex. It sounds easy, but most printers make it so complicated and so difficult to print on both sides of the same paper. Not this time: I tested the duplex printing with this machine and it was an absolute snap and it will be a huge time saver for those of you who utilize this feature.

   Now, to my many business associates working as Engineers and Architects (Lord knows the Real Estate Industry is full of you guys!), this printer will serve you best as it can provide you with wide format borderless pictures of up to 13" by 19" inches and it has a large scan bed of 11" x 17". This paper size is particular to your group, so take heed of this feature. For everyone else, the printer is at the top of it's game for printing deep and rich tones on 8 1/2" x 11" paper, so you most certainly be able to enjoy the benefits of the machine, as well.

Time is money!

   Enjoy some free time from quicker printing, and enjoy the comments of clients and business partners on the sharp, crisp, professional look of your documents, photos, and more, courtesy of the Epson WorkForce WF-7610.

   I'd love to hear your questions and comments.


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March 9, 2015

Epson's Workforce Printer Raises the Bar and Cuts Costs

Hi folks,
   I hope everyone is keeping warm out there and driving carefully. Winter has been insane here in the Northeast, and March and April can still get crazy out there.

   I'm pretty psyched today, because I had the opportunity to test out and review another great printer from the good folks at Epson. I've had a lot of requests for technology tips and office equipment upgrade tips for your Sales Team Offices and Satellite Offices, and I heard you all loud and clear. I am in talks with the Epson PR team with the goal of testing out more of their powerhouse equipment so that I may provide you with such reviews like the one today. The Customer asks, I smile and provide. That's my one simple rule that has allowed me to grow HomeRun Homes over the past 13 years.

Tech-time, and then we'll get human:

Printer: Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630
Product Code: C11CD10201

Out of the Box Info:
 Multi-Funtion: Print, Copy, Scan, Fax
 30,000 Page-per-month Duty Cycle
 20 ppm ISO Black and 20 ppm ISO Color
 330-sheet paper capacity (in the trays)
 Uses PrecisionCore technology (Amazing! It shoots out about 40 million precisely accurate dots every second).

First Impression...

   This printer, just based on aesthetics alone, looks very "Cool". This machine is dressed for success! If you have clients coming in-house, this machine really paints the picture of a professional, cutting-edge office that is just buzzing with a team taking charge and helping their clients efficiently.

   Most importantly, it works exactly as you would expect from an Epson Printer. Immediately and hassle-free, it picked up and was connected via our WiFi. No sweat, and believe me, many "other" printers hassle folks right from the start and play hard-to-get with your Wifi, and that's just bad for everyone.

   The wide color screen is a very nice feature, and extremely intuitive. As a matter of fact, I tested it over a period that spanned over a weekend, so on that weekend, my son (who is 8 years old) came into the office with me and tested the steps to scan, fax, and also copy a document after I ran through them myself. So, yes, it's real easy, folks!

Quality performance at affordable pricing.

   Earlier, I mentioned the 40 million dots this shoots per second, so the fact that this thing is lightning fast should not come as a surprise. It is seriously fast. Don't step away to grab your coffee, because your print-job has already printed! Further, it's whisper quiet, which helps in a world already surrounded by rings and beeps and all other noise clutter.

   Print Quality is also important, and for me, I tend to grab the paper right in the middle, as bad as that habit is, and then it smudges. I did the same thing multiple times during my tests, and there was not a single smudge or smear.

   I was curious and I compared the printout from the 4630 to a print job I sent simultaneously to my fairly new laser printer. It's important for me to mention this; you cannot tell the difference. The quality is pretty much identical to the laser printer, and a few other folks commented on how the printout that came from the 4630 had such "Deep and rich colors that make the photos jump right off the page". That's some excellent feedback right there, folks!

This is the clincher

   OK, Money, Money, Money. I can tell you this: If you begin using the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630, your color-printing budget expenditures will drop. This printer will cut down on your color-printing costs. The "How" is no secret when you look at the page-output of the ink cartridges. The ink that comes in the box with the printer can top out at approximately 1000 black print pages and also 1000 color print pages. If you are the type who tends to worry over ink usage, there is some great news everyone will love. The replacement cartridges for the black ink and the 3 colored inks have the capacity to push out 2600 pages per black ink cartridge and 2000 pages per color ink cartridge. When I tell you that these cartridges cost about $42-$45 each (on Epson.com), and when you do the math with those types of high-output quantities, it makes the cost of these cartridges seem almost trivial. It's what I would call "power-user page-output" at a rock-bottom per-page cost.

   I really liked how I was able to print from my mobile, and it's compatible w/Google Cloud Print. and you are also able to seamlessly print from your Apple devices. This printer seems like the features and bells and whistles included were endless!

   Overall, I was very pleased with the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 printer. I will continue to discuss my goals with Epson, which is to bring more of their printers and other technology to your attention. This might even make Epson your default choice when upgrading or expanding to new offices.


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December 6, 2010

Winter, Profiles, and Technology

Hi All,
   Hope you had a really nice weekend. Winter has turned quite rapidly here in New York, and the snow can't be too far off !

   Recently, we have had some people ask about the behind-the-scenes folks here at HomeRun Homes, and we promise that we will get them to profile themselves in the coming weeks. A memo has been circulated advising against unnecessary shyness and forbidding them from remaining in the shadows! OK, no memo like that was circulated, however, on a serious note, we will try to have one of our very interesting and instrumental staff members profiled for this Blog to meet your requests.

   Quiet week in terms of housing numbers, as there are no housing-related releases scheduled for this week, but there are some economic numbers coming out (and they always affect the housing market, either directly or indirectly).

   On a side note, we have had the opportunity to stress-test a very cool and very powerful new printer (the Epson Workforce 635 All-in-one Printer, Copier, Scanner, Fax, and Wi-Fi). We love this thing ! Easy to Set up, remarkably simple to understand, and blazing fast ! The installation was a little long, and there was no network/Ethernet cable provided, but overall, we have been printing at break-neck speed. In addition, our office manager is happy, as we were able to decommission a printer, scanner, and fax machine that were replaced with this one unit!

   Ahh..."Technology Rules" !

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