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Epson WorkForce ET-16500 EcoTank Wide-format All-in-One Supertank Printer

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The wide-format wireless EcoTank all-in-one with revolutionary cartridge-free printing.

The wide-format WorkForce ET-16500 EcoTank wireless all-in-one offers revolutionary cartridge-free printing with easy-to-fill supersized ink tanks. It includes up to 2 years of ink in the box1 — enough to print up to 10,500 black/11,000 color pages2, and equivalent to about 50 ink cartridge sets3. Powered by PrecisionCore® printing technology, this all-in-one delivers laser-quality black text and prints up to 13" x 19". Copy and scan pages up to 11" x 17". And, save up to 80 percent on ink with low-cost replacement bottles4. The ET-16500 features a 500-sheet paper capacity and rear specialty-paper feed, plus a 4.3" color touchscreen for easy navigation.

    • 4-in-1 with Wireless & Ethernet: Print / Copy / Scan / Fax
      Ink: Four EcoTank™ Ink Bottles
      ISO Print Speed: Black: 18 ISO ppm; Color: 10 ISO ppm
  • Model: C11CF49201
Our Price:

$999.99

After 10% savings:
$899.99
Epson WorkForce ET-16500 EcoTank Wide-format All-in-One Supertank Printer is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 85.
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  • Cartridge-free printing — comes with up to 2 years of ink in the box1
  • Includes enough ink to print up to 10,500 black/11,000 color pages2 — equivalent to about 50 ink cartridge sets3
  • Save up to 80 percent on ink with low-cost replacement bottles4 — features easy-to-fill supersized ink tanks
  • Wide-format prints and scans — print up to 13" x 19"; copy and scan up to 11" x 17"
  • 500-sheet paper capacity — plus a rear feed for specialty paper
  • Powered by PrecisionCore — laser-quality black text
  • Easy setup and touch navigation — 4.3" color touchscreen
  • Save up to 50 percent on paper — auto 2-sided printing and copying
  • Ultimate wireless solution plus Ethernet — easy iPad®, iPhone®, Android tablet and smartphone printing5; includes Wi-Fi Direct®6 for network-free printing
  • Product protection you can count on — 2-year limited warranty with registration7

Eco Features

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified
  • RoHS compliant
  • Recyclable product8
  • Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWaySM Transport Partner9

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

What's in the box:

  • WorkForce ET-16500 Wide-format EcoTank all-in-one
  • Manual
  • CD-ROM for product setup
  • Power cord
  • Included ink in the box:
    • Initial bottles2: 1 bottle 774 Black (140 mL) and 1 bottle each 664 Cyan, Magenta, Yellow (70 mL)
    • Extra bottles2: 1 bottle 774 Black (140 mL) and 1 bottle each 664 Cyan, Magenta, Yellow (70 mL)

Print:


Printing Technology: Powered by PrecisionCore™ 4-color (CMYK) drop-on-demand inkjet technologyMinimum Ink Droplet Size: 3 droplet sizes, as small as 2.8 picolitersMaximum Print Resolution: 4800 x 1200 optimized dpiISO Print Speed:
  • Black: 18 ISO ppm
  • Color: 10 ISO ppm
2-Sided ISO Print Speed:
  • Black: 8.7 ISO ppm
  • Color: 6.0 ISO ppm

Ink:


Ink Type: EcoTank Ink BottlesInk Palette: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, BlackInk Configuration: 4 individual ink bottlesReplacement Ink:
  • 774 Black Ink Bottle
  • 664 Color: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
  • Ink Yield Information: ISO Yield, Epson Methodology - Black: 6,000, Color: 6,500

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)
  • Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)
  • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Mac OS® X 10.6.8 – 10.11.x10
Server Systems:
  • Windows Server® 2012 R29
  • Windows Server 20129
  • Windows Server 2008 R29
  • Windows Server 20089
  • Windows Server 2003 R29
  • Windows Server 20039
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: 6.4 B(A)
  • Pressure: 48 dB(A)
Dimensions:
  • Printing: 26.2" x 32.2" x 16.5" (W x D x H)
  • Storage: 26.2" x 19.1" x 16.5" (W x D x H)
Weight: 50.7 lbSafety Approvals: Safety standards UL60950, CSA C22.2 No. 60950, EMI FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 class BCountry of Origin: Indonesia

Copy:


ISO Copy Speed:
  • Black: 16 ISO cpm
  • Color: 8.8 ISO cpm
Copy Quality: Color/Black-and-White: Standard/BestCopy Quantity: 1 – 99 (PC-free)Maximum Copy Size: 8.5" x 14"Copy Features:
  • Automatic 1-sided to 2-sided
  • 2-sided to 1-sided
  • 2-sided to 2-sided
  • Fit to Page
  • Automatic Reduction and Enlargement (25 – 400%)
  • ID Copy
  • Adjustable Copy Density
  • Collate
  • Preview
  • Resize
  • Remove Punched Holes
  • Remove Shadows

Specifications Scanner:


Scanner Type: Color flatbed / ADFPhotoelectric Device: 11.7" x 17" maxOptical Resolution: 2400 dpiHardware Resolution: 1200 x 2400 dpiMaximum Resolution: 9600 dpi interpolatedColor Bit Depth: 48-bit color input / 24-bit color output

Scan Features:


Other: Scan to PC, Cloud, Corporate Email or Email (via Epson Connect), Memory device, Network Folder

Fax:


Fax Settings: Black & White and ColorFax Speed: Up to 33.6 Kbps – as fast as 3 sec per pageMemory: Up to 550 pagesSpeed Dials: 200 (max.)PC Fax: Supported

Connectivity:


Standard Connectivity:
  • Hi-Speed USB
  • Wireless (802.11 b/g/n)6
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)

Mobile Printing:


Epson Connect: Epson® Email Print, Epson Remote Print, Epson Scan to Cloud8, Epson iPrint App (iOS®, Android), Epson Print and Scan App (Windows®)Other: Google Cloud Print, Android printing, Fire OS printing, Mopria® Print Service

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: 3.5" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.5" x 11", 8.5" x 14", 11" x 17", 13" x 19", A4, A6, A3, A3+, half letter, executive, user definable (3.5" x 5" – 13" x 47")Maximum Paper Size: 13" x 47"Paper Types:
  • Plain paper
  • Epson Bright White Paper
  • Epson Presentation Paper Matte
  • Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
  • Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte Double-sided
  • Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
  • Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Envelope Types: No. 10Input Paper Capacity:
  • 500 sheets plain paper
  • Cassette 1: 250 sheets plain paper
  • Cassette 2: 250 sheets plain paper
  • Rear feed: 1 sheet

Printer Details:


Display: 4.3" color touchscreenPrinter Language: Epson ESC/P®-RSoftware Included: Epson printer driver, Epson Scan12Monthly Duty Cycle: Up to 20,000 pages (Recommended monthly page volume up to 1,300 pages)11Telecom Regulations: FCC Part 68 (USA), IC/CS03 (Canada)

Power:


Rated Voltage: AC 100 – 240V Universal (Automatic)Rated Frequency: 50 – 60 HzPower Consumption:
  • Approx. 20 W ISO 24712 (Standalone copy printing)
  • Approx. 8.9 W (Standby)
  • Approx. 1.9 W (Sleep)
  • Approx. 0.4 W (Power off) ENERGY STAR® qualified
Rated Current: 0.5A – 0.3A
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional product We both this product and it is phenomenal. Never expected simplicity of complex machinery with stunning results
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Printer! I have had this printer now for a few months and I am very pleased with it's operation and features. Wish I would have bought it sooner. It is a great printer for my business where I need to print out and scan in 11x17 size sheets. Love the ease of operation and the quality of prints. Very pleased!
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Brand New Printer Does Not Print Color I bought this printer a few months ago mainly because I would save on ink cost, and print 11X17 materials. Unfortunately this printer has given me many headaches. The biggest one which I can't solve as of today is that it does not print in color. I have tried to clean the heads, update the software, firmware, realign but nothing. My last solution is to conduct an ink flush, which means I would have to empty out the entire ink tank and then buy new ink, which totally goes against the purpose of buying this printer. I am looking to contact someone at Epson but there is no contact information. I would not purchase this printer as of today but would wait until they work out the kinks.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Frustrated Had nothing but problems with getting this printer to function for a home business
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does do it all. Including my questions Epson sales people I purchased the Epson WorkForce ET-16500 a couple of months ago even though none of the salespeople at Epson, Staples, Best Buy, and other places, could answer my real needs questions. I got it through Best Buy because of my no return fees status for 30 days with them. But, NO NEED TO RETURN IT. My first test was to run a full color print job on a standard letter size 20 lb multipurpose paper. My other printers' inks would smear or bleed with perspiration or any other source of water. I took a paper towel with a little water and gingerly wiped a part of the sheet; no smudge. I wet the towel fully; still no smudge. Finally the print job had water run over it in the sink; all the ink stayed put and vibrant! Test #2 was to print on a coated cardstock like that used in making playing-cards. Would the ink adhere? With a little dry time of less than 20 seconds, yes. I did use some removable glues, like rubber cement and repositionable glue sticks of different brands to hold the stock (smaller that the minimum otherwise possible) onto a larger size stock. This worked too. However, when I turned the stock over to print the other side, the ink would dissolve with rubber cement contact and retained tackiness with the repositionable stick glue. I have not yet tested removable tape, but it will be easier to catch only the non-print area with it and should work in the next platen style plate I make. But even being able to print only one side of playing card stock will do 80% of those desired jobs. Having an email address of sorts for the printer as well allows for some PDF printing even without a FAX phone number or landline hooked up to the printer. This allows printing of some PDF provided by some websites that require it for wireless printing. This is a real plus for me since I do not have a landline. At first I thought that the rear feeder was the only way to print on tabloid sized paper; only one sheet at a time. But the good news was that I found out how to adjust the (not so intuitive but ingenious) drawer size to accommodate all the standard sizes from envelope through 13x19 (as far as I can tell - I've only gone as large as 11x17). I see no reason this would not hold standard letter size oriented in either direction once the "secret" of resizing the drawer is learned. I mention this because one reviewer I read prior to purchase complained that while they could print landscape in program, but they could not put the paper into the feeder tray in the directly landscape orientation. I know that at least in MSWord, the paper custom size can be set as 8.5 X11 or 11X8.5 in the custom settings. Again, I have not tried this, but I believe it should not be a problem as indicated by the other reviewer. The ink is great (black is pigment and the colors dye based) so in term of color, blends, resolution in all settings; palest light (economy) through vibrant high quality settings it is the perfect four color printer. the ink holds to a variety of stocks. Because it is waterproof, I no longer have to worry about someone spoiling their copy or clothing due to rain drops, sweaty cups or hands, or even spills of most beverages. I have not tried photopaper, but I have printed some on matte coverstock with pleasing results. Overall this gets only five stars because six is not an option. I've owned 11 printers over the last forty years (a daisy wheel and a dot matrix one using color ribbons, a plotter printer using pens, a laser printer (not color), and numerous inkjet printers of all types and sizes (even one with individual non refillable ink cartridges) but so far, this is my first Epson and the best of all the six other brands due to print quality, refillable affordable colorfast waterproof inks, and paper size and type options. The only disadvantage is its inability to print on smaller stock (without making a one sheet at a time platten process. But most of my printing is on more normal size and types of stock. Therefore that minor issue wakes nothing away from my six star rating!!! - KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK EPSON and please KEEP THE INK AFFORDABLE as it is now.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It does it all. I replace an older version of this printer.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from unreliable When it worked, it was great. After only 2-3 months I have major problems with the feed, which grabs multiple sheets at a time, jamming & ruining even standard printer paper. (yes, I've adjusted the settings for various paper types) Recycled paper seems to send it into fits of feed jams, poor alignment & poor print quality. I was happy for the first two months, but by now I've spent so much time dealing with this thing that my productivity has definitely decreased. For my busy season I've been back to using a commercial printing service until I can set aside a day to work out all the various problems. My demand was low-medium, but this has been totally unreliable.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful production Value! The last Epson Printer I had was a photo 2200. I used this printer for years up until the day I received the Epson Workforce ET-16500. I plugged in the new printer, filled the tanks and utilized every part of the printer the first day I had it. I printed copies for business, printed baby photos for my wife, scanned documents and sat back at the end of the day and said "WOW!" Thank you Epson. What an awesome upgrade.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Value This printer is very economical and with that you lose a little speed and a fair amount in print quality. I've been eaten out of house and home by the faster laser printers that provide excellent print quality. The print quality is acceptable and I can deal with the slower print speeds to get the huge savings this product provides.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for savings on ink and toner costs! Pros: We have saved hundreds of dollars in past six months by not having to purchase expensive toners and ink cartridges Cons: The printing quality and speed are not as good as the printer it replaced
Date published: 2017-08-30
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Epson WorkForce ET-16500 Receives an A+ Rating from Tech Tools

“All told, the ET-16500 is a fabulous piece of technology that can deliver high-quality documents and artwork of all sizes for less. Every school should have at least one and many will only need one.”
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Notes:

1 Based on average monthly print volumes of about 300 pages.

2 Yields based on the ISO/IEC 24712 pattern with Epson’s methodology. Actual ink yields will vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink color. All ink colors are used for printing and printer maintenance, and all colors must be available for printing. For more information, visit www.epson.com/printspeed

3 About 50 cartridge sets estimate based on print yields of the included Black and color ink bottles as compared to standard-capacity ink cartridge sets for similarly-featured cartridge printers as of March 2015.

4 Savings comparison based on the purchase cost of replacement ink bottles and the cost of enough cartridges to achieve the total page yields of the bottles using the manufacturers' online prices and yields for the highest-capacity cartridges for the best-selling consumer inkjet printers priced at $499 or less per NPD, June 2015. Actual savings will vary based on print tasks, print volumes and usage conditions.

5 Most features require an Internet connection to the printer, as well as an Internet- and/or email-enabled device. For a list of Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and apps, visit www.epson.com/connect

6 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Wi-Fi Direct may require printer software.

7 12 months of standard limited warranty. For an additional 12 months (total of 24 months), register your product and use Epson genuine ink bottles.

8 For convenient and reasonable recycling options, visit www.epson.com/recycle

9 SmartWay is an innovative partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that reduces greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and improves fuel efficiency.



Specifications Notes:

Black and color print speeds are measured in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. For more information, visit www.epson.com/printspeed

Black and color copy speeds are determined in accordance with ISO/IEC 29183. Actual copy times will vary based on system configuration and page complexity. For more information, visit www.epson.com/copyspeed

1 Based on average monthly print volumes of about 300 pages.

2 Yields based on the ISO/IEC 24712 pattern with Epson’s methodology. Actual ink yields will vary considerably for reasons including images printed, print settings, temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower when printing infrequently or predominantly with one ink color. All ink colors are used for printing and printer maintenance, and all colors must be available for printing. For more information, visit www.epson.com/cartridgeinfo


3 About 50 cartridge sets estimate based on print yields of the included Black and color ink bottles as compared to standard-capacity ink cartridge sets for similarly-featured cartridge printers as of March 2015.

4 Savings comparison based on the purchase cost of replacement ink bottles and the cost of enough cartridges to achieve the total page yields of the bottles using the manufacturers’ online prices and yields for the highest-capacity cartridges for the best-selling consumer inkjet printers priced at $499 or less per NPD, June 2015. Actual savings will vary based on print tasks, print volumes and usage conditions.

5 Most features require an Internet connection to the printer, as well as an Internet and/or email-enabled device. For a list of Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and apps, visit www.epson.com/connect

6 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Wi-Fi Direct may require printer software.

7 12 months of standard limited warranty. For an additional 12 months (total of 24 months), registeryour product and use Epson genuine ink bottles.

8 Requires an Internet connection, a free Epson Connect account and a destination email address or cloud storage account. For a list of supported cloud services, visit www.epson.com/connect

9 Only printing and scanning are supported under Windows Server OS.

10 Some applications and/or functions may not be supported under Mac OS X.

11 Monthly duty cycle is the highest duty a user could expect in a month, based on near-constant operation of a device of this kind. It is not recommended that the device be run at this duty. For best device performance, run the device at the recommended duty.

12 Internet access is required to install OS X® drivers and software.

13 For convenient and reasonable recycling options, visit www.epson.com/recycle

14 SmartWay is an innovative partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that reduces greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and improves fuel efficiency.


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