Epson A3 ET-7750
The Epson ET-7750 A3 printer/scanner measures 49x61x18cm, it would need to be a very strong shelf to place it on so even if you have such a shelf allow a few centimetres more to the last figure to put items on the A4 flatbed. The 61cm figur3e is with the back A3 paper tray raised as well as the output tray at the front extended.
There is a small display in the 32x10cm lify up from the base area in the front this can be flat to front or extended to any point up to 90 degrees. The display is 5.5x4.2cm it is not touch, there are three buttons to its left including on/off and ten buttons to its right all are well marked.
To the right of the display in the remaining 12cm to the right edge is where the ink talks are and there is a clear display showing how much ink is available in the five ink tanks. The largest is the normal black with the blue, yellow, red and photo black tanks beyond. The amount of ink supplied is enough to print 34000 pages as there are not one but two bottles of each supplied.
On the other end of the front are USB and SD card inputs.
Connections are on the rear with USB – if you use it - back left.
There is an A4 paper tray at the front in the base that at a push can take around 100 sheets, the paper output tray is just above this and with its scalloped shape and slight upward tilt can hold around 20 sheets without problem.
The rear has the second tray and this ‘sit up’ tray can take paper up to A3.
In my tests I printed A3 borderless images in best quality on photo paper in 5 minutes and 22 seconds, they were stunning. A standard A3 text page took 30 seconds.
As this unit prints A3 I was somewhat surprised to open the scan lid and see that it only scanned/copied in A4.
I copied 8PPM in colour from the original on the flatbed.
You can scan or copy without a PC being required or connected; in fact you can even print from the SD card or a USB stick using the display on the face to make selections.
Epson have long had an excellent piece of software called Epson Easy Photo Print which makes getting the best out of your images ‘easy’.
There is also the ability to print on CD’s using their ‘Print CD’ software also supplied but do not try it on a standard CD as all you will end up with is a mess you need special printable CD’s to do this.
This A3 print unit is great for those who need to print large numbers of photos and while it is not light or small it is a lot smaller than some A3 units. The minus points it cannot print A3+ and as stated it only scans and copies up to A4.
The Epson ET-7750 is available from Amazon for £599.22 including free delivery.
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