Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500 printer

Wireless all-in-one prints lab-quality color photos, graphics and everyday documents. You can print 4" x 6" photos, borderless 8.5" x 11" photos to customized CDs/DVDs. It prints on cardstock and other media up to 1.3 mm thick. Zero-cartridge waste with high-yield ink bottles: each replacement ink bottle set is equivalent to about 100 individual ink cartridges. Print, scan and more from your mobile device.

Print Resolution: 5760 x 1440 dpi

Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500 Replacement Ink Bottles

  • 552 Black ink bottle (70 mL), yield: 6700 pages
  • 552 Photo Black ink bottle (70 mL), yield: 7300 pages
  • 552 Gray ink bottle (70mL), yield: 46,600 pages
  • 552 color (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) ink bottles (70 mL), yield: 6200 pages

Ink Bottle and Maintenance Box Part Numbers

Ink color Part number
Photo Black552120

How to refill ink tanks Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500 printer

Periodically check the ink tanks to see if they need to be refilled.
To confirm the actual ink remaining, visually check the ink levels in the product’s ink tanks. Make sure the ink levels are above the lower line on the ink tanks. If any of the ink tanks are below the lower line, fill them to the upper line on the ink tank.

  1. Turn on your printer.
  2. Lift up the scanner unit until it locks into place.
  3. Open the ink tank cover, then open the cap for the ink tank you are going to fill.
  4. Hold the ink bottle upright and slowly turn the bottle cap to remove it.
  5. Insert the ink bottle into the filling port and wait for the ink to fill the tank. Do not squeeze the bottle. Ink flows into the tank and stops automatically when the ink is filled to the upper line.
  6. When the ink tank is full, remove the ink bottle and securely close it with the cap.
  7. Close the ink tank cap.
  8. Repeat the previous steps as necessary for each ink tank you need to refill.
  9. Close the ink tank cover.
  10. Lower the scanner unit.
  11. Select Maintenance > Fill Ink and follow the on-screen instructions to reset the ink levels.

Scanning using Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500 printer

  1. Make sure you installed the printer software and connected the printer to your computer or network.
  2. Place your original on the printer for scanning.
  3. Select the home icon, if necessary.
  4. Select Scan.
  5. Select one of the following Scan to options: Memory Device, Computer, Cloud, WSD
  6. Follow the instructions in the links below to complete your scan.

Mobile printing using Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500

You can print from a smartphone or tablet running iOS or Android using the Epson Smart Panel app.
Use this free Apple and Android app to print, copy, or scan with networked Epson products. Epson Smart Panel also lets you check ink levels and product status.

  1. Download the Epson Smart Panel app from your device's app store or from Epson's website.
  2. Open the Epson Smart Panel app and select a print menu on the home screen.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to begin printing.

Using AirPrint

AirPrint enables instant wireless printing from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac without the need to install drivers or download software.
  1. Load paper in your printer.
  2. Set up your printer for wireless printing.
  3. Connect your Apple device to the same wireless network that your printer is using.
  4. Print from your device to your printer.

Voice-Activated Printing using Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500

Take advantage of voice-activated, hands-free printing from your Epson product with Alexa and Google Assistant. Depending on which voice assistant you use, you can ask your product to print photos, calendars, recipes, photo props, and more.
Tell your printer what to do. Just ask!

Setting Up the Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500 Printer for Amazon Alexa

  1. Make sure your printer is linked to your Epson Connect account.
  2. On your iOS or Android device, install and run the Amazon Alexa app. Tap the menu, then tap Skills & Games.
  3. On a computer, open your web browser and navigate to Select Alexa Skills from the dropdown menu.
  4. Search for the Epson Printer skill and select it.
  5. Select Enable.
  6. Select Save Permissions.
  7. Enter your Epson Connect username and password, and select Sign In.

You can now use your Amazon Alexa devices to print to your Epson printer.