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Epson ET-8550 ET-8500 Resources & Getting Started


The Epson ET-8550 was announced in May 2021. It is a first for Epson - a 13" wide, six-color, dye-based, EcoTank photo printer. As a rule, large ink tank printers are designed with office use in mind.  As such, they do not typically have excellent photo-quality output. The ET-8550 is different because of two things:

  • 6-color system
  • Epson Claria dye ink system

As a rule, more colors are better and will give you a larger dynamic range and deeper blacks. Perhaps of equal importance is the quality of the ink itself.  Epson EcoTank printers, except for this model, use a basic dye ink formula. Claria, used in the ET-8550, is their flagship dye ink system giving maximum color quality and fade resistance (for a dye ink).

Just the Facts

13" wide photo quality inkjet printer

Print 4" x 6" up to 13" x 19" / Custom sizes as well

Six Dye Based Inks - Black, Photo Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Gray

Estimated Retail Price $699

Cost of Printing - Very low. Perhaps 85% less than standard ink tank models.

The Epson ET-8500 is the 8.5" wide version of the ET-8550

Red River Paper Supports the ET-8550

Printer color profiles - Red River provides ICC profiles for our products and the ET-8550/8500

Best papers for the Epson ET-8550/8500

Other Epson ET-8550 ET-8500 Resources

Epson ET-8550 ET-8500 review at Printerville

Epson ET-8550 review at Northlight Images