Published on September 20th, 2019 at 10:04 pm
Epson has been a key industry player and manufacturer of imaging and information-related equipment as well as computer printers. The Japanese company is a household name, and it comes as no surprise that in the industry, they are at the forefront of innovation. The Epson 3750 and Epson 4750 form part of a broad portfolio of Epson products that have propelled the company to its current heights. The Workforce ET-3750 and Workforce ET-4750 are affordable printers that are ideal for small businesses and home offices that only require basic but robust multifunctional features. In this article, we discuss the two products to get a better understanding of the different aspects surrounding them and finally get to understand which of the two printers is the better device.
Comparison at a Glance
|Epson 3750||Epson 4750|
|Noise Level||37 dB||37 dB|
|Color print speed||8 PPM||20 PPM|
|Feeder Capacity||30 Pages||30 Pages|
|Interfaces||Network, USB, Wireless, Bluetooth||Network, USB, Wireless|
|Weight||103.62 lb||103.62 lb|
The Epson 3750 and Epson 4750 are part of the seven EcoTank Supertank all-in-one printers that Epson introduced into the market to fill in a gap they felt was yet to be met. The EcoTank printers were a unique product offering as they are not only easy to use, but they are also uniquely designed to function without cartridges. These printers are fitted with ink tanks that can hold ink that can last for close to two years.
Typically, the printers which can print 11,200 colored pages and 14,000 black pages contain six-color ink tanks and two black ink tanks. The capability of these printers is simply remarkable, and the printers go a long way in helping small business owners save up on the overall printing-related costs. The introduction of the EcoTank system means that users no longer had to replace cartridges and they would instead refill the tanks. The ink tanks on both the Epson 3750 and 4750 are located on the front end of the printers. If a user needs to refill them, they need to pay attention to the tanks auto-stop feature that shows if the tank is full or otherwise.
Both printers include the standard printing, scanning, and photocopying features but retail at slightly different prices. They have varying printing speeds of up to 8 pages per minute for colored prints, and 15 pages per minute for black prints for the Epson 3750 and 33 pages per minute for black prints and six pages per minute for colored prints on the Epson 4750. This means that the 4750 is more effective when printing black prints while the Epson 3750 is slightly more effective for colored prints. To power the printer, Epson applied their innovative Epson PrecisionCore Technology that utilizes high-density print chips to produce up to 40 million precise dots per second. These printers share quite a lot as far as their feature sets go, but there are a few notable differences aside from the price that we had previously mentioned. One such difference is that the Epson 4750’s color LCD display is a touchscreen while that of the Epson 3750 is not.
Secondly, the paper input capacity of the Epson 3750 and 4750 printers also varies with the printers holding 150 sheets and 250 sheets respectively. Lastly, with the Epson 4750, individuals can use the printer’s faxing capability to send standard fax messages.
Workforce ET-3750 and Workforce ET-4750 – Feature set
If it wasn’t already obvious, these two printers have many similarities in the feature sets. Both devices work via host-based printing which means they rely solely on the host computer to execute the printer processing. Similarly, they have the same standard connectivity options, which include Ethernet, USB, and Wi-Fi. If a user wants to print from their mobile phone or smart devices, they can do so using one of the many cloud-based printing services such as Apple AirPrint, Epson Connect, Epson Remote Print, Google Cloud Print, Epson Email Print, Epson iPrint Mobile App and Mopria Print Service. The Epson 3750 and 4750 are both compatible Mac and Windows operating systems, which means individuals purchasing them do not have to worry about whether the printers will connect to their machines. We had previously discussed the paper input capacity, which we placed at 150 and 250 sheets respectively for the Epson 3750 and 4750. And while we had not discussed the output capacity, both printers manage to output just 30 sheets. They also have an automatic document feeder (ADF) with the same capacity.
When it comes to photocopying, the Epson 3750 and Epson 4750 both have the typical features you would find with most scanners such as ID copying, duplexing, and even an adaptable copy density. Because their inbuilt scanners are flatbed scanners, their scanning functions are also more or less the same as they apply the color flatbed CIS scanner to get the job done. Individuals looking to use the printers scanning functions can either scan straight to PDF, cloud or PC (through the Document Capture Pro). As previously mentioned, only the Epson 4750 is capable of faxing. To manage this process, the Epson 4750 is equipped with a 33.6kbps modem. Additionally, it supports PC faxing, and the fax has a standard memory capacity of up to 100 pages.
The printer’s paper handling capabilities are also the same varying so slightly as far as the media type is concerned. The printers are capable of handling paper sizes that range between (216 X 356 Mm) for legal size paper, and (210 X 297 Mm) for A4 size paper. However, while the Epson 3750 is capable of printing on photo paper, the 4750 struggles in that department. Finally, the two printers share the same physical appearance to a tee, but the Epson 4750 weighs slightly more than the 3750 by 100 grams which in our opinion is quite negligible.
Both printers performed exceptionally well in our books, and we felt that the similarities and the differences were too negligible for one printer to claim to be the better one of the two. As such, for individuals who must decide on which printer they should opt for it all comes down to if one is willing to spend a couple of hundred dollars more or less for similar features.