We have recently set up a home office. Every home office needs a printer, doesn’t it? I was offered the Epson Mono Tank ET-M1120 to review and share with you. I had previously seen the printer advertised and was intrigued by it.

After all up to 5000 pages from one ink bottle, what’s not to like. I did wonder however how easy it would be to fill and set up. Would the print quality be good? Have a read on to see what I thought.

Boxed epson eco tank printer

What makes the Epson Eco Tank different?

The eco tank ink system contains only black ink and is filled with one bottle. The ink tank has a viewing window on the front of the printer so you can easily see when you need to top up the ink. It is made using technology which means very little ink is required compared to laser printers.

The ink included when you purchase the product after the initial cleaning of print heads will print around 5000 sheets. A refill will print around 6000 sheets. Of course, if you clean the print heads more regularly for any reason this may change a little.

Epson eco tank printer with instructions, disk, ink bottle and plug

How easy is it to set up?

The eco tank printer is really easy to set up with the instructions included. There is a disk if needed but I just used the Epson website to instantly install all I needed to get it running.

Connecting it to the WiFi is really straightforward using the WPS button on your router. Once connected anyone in the house or office can print without being connected to the printer with a wire.

epson eco tank printer in process of set up with paper tray extended

Filling the ink was not the messy job I had expected. The bottle literally just clicked in and filled the tank with not a drop spilt! I was extremely impressed by this. If anyone can make a mess with anyone it is me so I can honestly say it is idiot-proof!

Loading the paper was really easy too. It is front loading so perfect for putting on a desk or shelf without having to have paper sticking out the top! The paper (or envelopes etc) just slots on the white tray as you can see in the photo above. The tray is then pushed in to install the paper.

Close up of printer showing buttons used to operate it.

Day-to-day use of the Epson Eco Tank Printer

The buttons on the printer are really clear and easy to use. There is no warm-up time so you turn on the printer and then print what you need. With easy WiFi connectivity, you can put the printer wherever you like leaving more desk space for everything else!

It is a really great printer which prints quickly and clearly. I would not hesitate to recommend it both for its print quality and ease of use. It is also great value for money as whilst it is a little more initial cost than some printers the value for money for each sheet will soon recoup that extra spent.

The large eco tank also means you don’t have the hassle of regularly buying cartridges at the supermarket when you run out at the last minute and need to print something! It is currently on offer on the Epson website for £169.99. I would definitely recommend it to anyone working from home!

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11 Comments

  1. Well, that looks like something that I will never question buying. By the sound of it, it’s going to be pretty worth it. This is a must have.

  2. I recently purchased a new printer. I was an epson user for a while. It was a great printer while it lasted.

  3. My very first printer was Epson many many years ago. Since then i see that things have evolved. I like the fact that it doesn’t need cables, you can connect to it through wi-fi.