Work Better From Home With Epson (Win!)

April 4, 2023

With more Canadian offices opting for a hybrid work model, we’re well past the point of working from the couch or kitchen table. It’s time to set up a home office and have a dedicated space that provides a sense of separation between work and personal life for the days you’re working from home. Further, the tools and tech you include in your home office will impact your productivity, too. New from Epson, the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 All-in-One Supertank Printer is an essential addition to complete your at-home workstation. Unlike traditional colour laser printers, EcoTank Pro is a modern printing technology designed specifically for today’s most successful workgroups. With brilliant photographic print quality and the potential to produce high-resolution text and graphics, EcoTank Pro printers allow for fast, reliable and professional-quality print jobs from the comfort of your home office. We chatted with Karen Rowden, marketing manager at Epson Canada, to learn more! —Noa Nichol

Please tell us a bit about yourself to start.

My name is Karen Rowden, and I’m the marketing manager at Epson Canada. I’ve been working in this industry for quite a few years now.  In that time, I’ve seen a lot of shifts and changes in workplace and office culture, especially in the past few years.

Why is it high time for many Canadians to set up a home office?

When we started our work-from-home journey, we had no idea how long we’d be tied to our home offices. Our laptops were set up on the kitchen tables, and many of us were unfamiliar with how to work a Zoom call. There was no time to prepare, so we worked with what we had. Fast forward three years, and we’re in a very different position. More businesses are choosing to keep the hybrid work model, and Canadians have become comfortable with this lifestyle. But for many, the lack of a divide between home and work has been challenging, both in terms of productivity and work-life balance. It’s about time Canadians set up a more functional and permanent home office to give themselves a dedicated workspace that provides a sense of separation between work and personal life while improving efficiency and productivity.  

What equipment is included in a proper, functioning home office, and why?

The key to a well-functioning home office is investing in high-quality tools. This ensures your workspace has the resources necessary to promote a positive and productive work environment. While this can look different for each person, there are a few must-haves for creating the ideal office space.

  • Comfortable Chair: We often spend hours sitting in front of our computers, especially during very busy periods at work. A comfortable, ergonomic chair is necessary whether you’re working from home or in the office to minimize discomfort and possible long-term back problems.
  • Modern Printer: Gone are the days of laser printers with clunky and expensive toner cartridges. A modern home office calls for a sleek new printer like the Epson EcoTank Pro. Epson’s line of EcoTank Pro printers is ideal for high volume, high-quality printing. Thanks to the large ink tanks you fill with ink bottles instead of cartridges, you can print in full colour all you want, and you still won’t have to replace the ink for about two years1.
  • Blue Light Glasses: We spend most of our days staring at screens, which can strain our eyes and cause headaches. A good pair of blue light glasses not only helps reduce fatigue as well as the frequency and severity of those painful migraines.  
  • Good Lighting: It may seem obvious, but we often forget about lighting when it comes to a good home office. Simply put, good lighting equals a more productive environment. While poor lighting can create a dull and depressing work environment, a well-lit home office will help set you up for success.
  • High-Speed Internet: With the increased number of virtual meetings, it’s important to have a good internet connection that won’t freeze mid-Zoom call. High-speed internet lets you complete tasks quickly and save time in the long run.

What would you say are the Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 All-in-One Supertank Printer’s top five or so attributes when it comes to home office use?

It’s difficult to choose, but if I had to pick out this printer’s top five attributes, it would be the following:

  • Easy to fill ink tanks: With the EcoTank Pro, you don’t need to worry about changing cartridges and watching a ton of how-to videos. You can refill your ink in less than five steps: it’s so easy you could even do it between meetings or when you need a break from your screen. As a bonus, each box comes with up to 2 years’ worth of ink1 so you don’t have to replace your ink for a long time
  • Print-shop-quality output: The Epson DURABrite Inks are highly pigmented so your prints will be crisp and vibrant whether it’s in black-and-white or in colour. You don’t have to head to the nearest print shop every time you have a client meeting.
  • Fast printing speed: Powered by PrecisionCore® Heat-Free Technology, this printer can print up to 25 black or colour pages per minute3. Plus, it doesn’t waste any time warming up because no one likes a printer that takes forever to start printing. It saves you enough time to make a second cup of coffee. 
  • Less Waste: EcoTank Pro printers generate up to 30x less plastic waste than laser printers4. Feel better about what you print and how much you’re printing, knowing that you’re contributing to less plastic from going to landfills.  
  • Paper Flexibility: Don’t limit yourself to printing on plain old paper. EcoTank Pro printers can print on a wide range of papers, from photographic papers to thick card stocks. Even print up to 13” x 19” with the wide-format models. All in full, vibrant colour. Imagine the possibilities!

How can the EcoTank Pro help us save time and money?

Since this wireless, cartridge-free printer has a capacity of 500-sheet paper and is powered by PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology, it requires no warmup time, meaning you don’t have to wait around for it to start printing or spend more time adding paper. The EcoTank Pro has the potential to save home workers up to 80 percent on ink by using ink bottles instead of cartridges4. To put it in simpler terms, you’d be spending about two cents per colour ISO page with the EcoTank Pro, compared to spending up to 14 cents with regular cartridges.

How can the EcoTank Pro printer be used in the home and home office?

The EcoTank Pro is so versatile and an amazing printer for any home office or other working space. But what really sets this printer apart is its functionality across work and life. Apart from printing and scanning documents for work, you can also use it to print high-quality photos and personalized cards for birthdays and holidays. This is also a great printer if you have kids in school or university because it can handle a high volume of tasks with ease. This is a printer that anyone can use, be it a small business owner, a young working professional or a family.

1. 2 Years of Unlimited Ink promo valid for ET-5150, ET-5170, ET-5180, ET-5800, ET-5850, ET-5880, ET-16600 or ET-16650 printers purchased from 10/1/2021 to 3/31/2023. Product must be registered within 30 days of purchase. Limit four 542 ink bottles per claim. Each claim cannot contain multiple bottles of the same color. Retain your empty 542 ink bottle for submission along with rebate form. Promotion applies to ink only. Printer covered by Epson 2-year ltd wnty with registration. For promo participation, you must register your product. See manufacturer’s website for details.

2. 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

3. Black print speeds are measured in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on factors including system configuration, software, and page complexity. For more information, visit

4 Actual savings will vary considerably based on print tasks, print volumes and usage conditions. Savings based on the empty weights ET-5850 included bottles and enough replacement ink bottles vs a top selling colour laser printer and the empty weights of included colour laser toner cartridges and enough replacement XL-capacity colour laser toner cartridges to achieve the total ISO page yields listed, using the manufacturers’ online yields for the colour laser printer, available at retail, per industry-available data as of March 2022. Weights of both empty ink bottles and empty colour laser toner cartridges verified by third party data.

5. Actual savings and costs will vary considerably based on print tasks, print volumes and usage conditions. Savings and cost per ISO page are based on the cost of replacement ink bottles and the cost of enough standard-capacity color laser toner cartridges to achieve the total page yields of the ink bottles using the manufacturers’ online prices and yields for the best-selling similarly featured color laser printers, available at retail, priced at $999 or less (USD) with speeds of 40 ppm or less per industry-available data as of July 2019. Savings of up to $600 (USD) and cost per ISO page of about $0.09 (USD) for XL-capacity color laser toner cartridges based on the same methodology.

Win! A $1,200 Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 All-in-One Supertank Printer!

Congrats Julia H. of Saskatoon, SK, who will receive a $1,200 Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 All-in-One Supertank Printer! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.


  1. Laurel Jones

    April 5th, 2023 at 9:11 am

    Printer scanner laptop @rosehavenca

  2. Camilla Dupuis

    April 5th, 2023 at 9:15 am

    An easy to use Printer and pens/notepad!

  3. Linda Kollybaba

    April 5th, 2023 at 9:35 am

    Printer laptop and pen GLA

  4. Alyssa

    April 5th, 2023 at 9:42 am

    Comfy chair, good internet, and great printer

  5. Louise Smith

    April 5th, 2023 at 9:46 am

    Posted notes @bases5555

  6. Monique L.S.

    April 5th, 2023 at 10:06 am

    Pens and a notepad. IG @minty_mo2020

  7. Lillian Brown

    April 5th, 2023 at 10:21 am

    A good printer is essential on ig lillianmb23

  8. Louise Claveau

    April 5th, 2023 at 10:24 am

    Confortable Chair and easy to use Printer

  9. Carole Taschereau

    April 5th, 2023 at 10:30 am


  10. Gina Carofiglio

    April 5th, 2023 at 10:56 am

    Gina Carofiglio

    April 5th, 2023 at 13h54 pm

  11. Melanie Camirand

    April 5th, 2023 at 11:16 am

    A good printer / scanner.

  12. Caryn Salageanu

    April 5th, 2023 at 11:20 am

    I need a printer that doesn’t eat ink like crazy! @carschick

  13. Lisa

    April 5th, 2023 at 11:29 am

    📂Files, printer, to do list 🗂️🖨️
    IG @luvsjagger

  14. Rocelle Dimailig

    April 5th, 2023 at 11:38 am

    Printer/scanner/copier & a tower fan

  15. Myrna Johnson

    April 5th, 2023 at 12:07 pm

    Great – all in one – printer, copier, scanner and amazing quality on photos

  16. Rosalie Reeves

    April 5th, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    An All in one printer is essential!

  17. Christine Couture

    April 5th, 2023 at 1:13 pm

    Wow! Great printer!!

  18. Wendy Hutton

    April 5th, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    I need pens, notepads, keyboard and a new printer @wghutton

  19. Pat Beisel

    April 5th, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    Printer, paper,pens and stapler

  20. Janet M

    April 5th, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Printer, laptop and phone. @asherares

  21. Stephanie Mac Isaac

    April 5th, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    Definitely a printer and a laptop are office essentials @stephaniemacisaac

  22. Wil N

    April 5th, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    My at-home workstation essential is my docking station. It makes it easy to be connected to everything.


  23. Marilyn

    April 5th, 2023 at 3:26 pm

    Definitely a new printer and desk

  24. Teresa

    April 5th, 2023 at 3:28 pm

    Printer and usb


  25. Lynda Larsen-Baldry

    April 5th, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    A printer that works well with my Cricut machine and I love that the ink refill

  26. Raymond Manon

    April 5th, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    Pour le travail merci

  27. Mary Ann Dudragne

    April 5th, 2023 at 4:19 pm


    Essentials include: user-friendlly colour printer/ scanner, computer, file folders, desk, pens, notepaper, stapler, paper clips.

  28. Debbie Flynn

    April 5th, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    A printer and scanner are a must!

  29. M. S. Thompson

    April 5th, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    Ergonomic chair, wrist rest @SThompson788

  30. Liz dos anjos

    April 5th, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    This printer does it all and I dream of owning one which would add so much value to our house

    Insta @funandsun24 ☺️

  31. Adelia Marchese

    April 5th, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    Scanning and printing are my top requirements and this would be so handy for me thanks for the chance


  32. Barb Minnick

    April 5th, 2023 at 5:46 pm

    Printer , pens and a good stapler !

  33. anona

    April 5th, 2023 at 5:48 pm

    Printer ink & paper.

  34. Christina Cumayas

    April 5th, 2023 at 5:48 pm

    I need a set of great speakers to enjoy music while I work 🎵


  35. Florence Cochrane

    April 5th, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    A wireless printer @fcochrane2019

  36. erika stojanovic

    April 5th, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    Omg this printer is gorgeous and it would printer such nice quality! I need this for work as I am an educator but I always ask people to print resources for me for my program activities. Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. erika stojanovic

    April 5th, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    erika stojanovic
    April 5th, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    Omg this printer is gorgeous and it would printer such nice quality! I need this for work as I am an educator but I always ask people to print resources for me for my program activities. Thanks for the chance to win.
    my instagram handle is @Erikasgc42

  38. erika stojanovic González

    April 5th, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    erika stojanovic
    April 5th, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    Omg this printer is gorgeous and it would printer such nice quality! I need this for work as I am an educator but I always ask people to print resources for me for my program activities. Thanks for the chance to win.
    my instagram handle is @Erikasgc42

  39. pearl biggar

    April 5th, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    wireless printer would be a dream!

  40. Laura D

    April 5th, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    Printer and scanner

  41. Joanne Elford

    April 5th, 2023 at 8:49 pm

    I need a good quality all-in-one colour printer and a comfortable desk chair. 💝

  42. Toby Sharpe

    April 5th, 2023 at 9:11 pm

    I need a high resolution colour printer so my kids can print sharp looking reports for school.

  43. Toby Sharpe

    April 5th, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    I need a high resolution colour printer so my kids can print sharp looking reports for school.

  44. Annette Chai

    April 5th, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    A laptop, printer with a scanner, workdesk, ergonomic chair, and organizational shelving.


  45. Denise M

    April 5th, 2023 at 11:21 pm

    I need a printer! (@qwertypie4ever)

  46. Lara Lou

    April 6th, 2023 at 5:21 am

    Multi purpose printer, good chair, desk with ample surface space, monitor riser. My 3-in-1 printer isn’t working well: the feeder doesn’t work and the scanner has died — and it goes through ink like crazy, so this would be great! 🤞🤞
    IG: @canloulife

  47. An Hunter

    April 6th, 2023 at 6:08 am

    A comfortable, supportive desk chair is s must!

  48. Tabby72

    April 6th, 2023 at 7:32 am

    A great scanner! @tabby_1972

  49. Ameen

    April 6th, 2023 at 8:02 am

    I need to replace my old 🖨️ printer.

  50. MaryM

    April 6th, 2023 at 8:55 am

    A new printer would be awesome! @maryandcedar

  51. Anthony Smith

    April 6th, 2023 at 10:25 am

    A good printer and computer @crazyalbertan9

  52. Carole D

    April 6th, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 All-in-One Supertank Printer is now on my list.


  53. George A

    April 6th, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    A good chair with great back support.


  54. Velma Sandry

    April 6th, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    A good computer is ease in the home office and adding this incredible printer would be phenomenal ! @VelmaSandry

  55. Velma Sandry

    April 6th, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    Whoops… messed up my response above!
    A great chair, a good computer and reading glasses 😉
    Adding this phenomenal printer would be incredible!

  56. David Smith

    April 6th, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    A good laptop, a filing cabinet/draw and a quality printer with scanning capability. @coach_daves9

  57. Amanda Masters

    April 7th, 2023 at 5:32 am

    Our office has been in full swing for 3 years now. It doesn’t look it though lol. We need a good quality monitor or two and an efficient printer. I don’t have much luck with those.

  58. Jones Theresa

    April 7th, 2023 at 8:06 am

    We are currently using a big old all in one printer along with a small air printer A new all in one would be great to save space

  59. Neguine

    April 7th, 2023 at 10:11 am

    A very good printer that we can do a lot of projects with and for my independant work .

  60. Laura Pinchen

    April 7th, 2023 at 4:54 pm

    Highlighters are my number one! @loveslikelaura

  61. Yung L

    April 7th, 2023 at 5:06 pm

    Laptop and printer @lyungcr

  62. Ashley Spooner

    April 7th, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    A high quality printer @ashleyspooner_

  63. Selena Halliburton

    April 7th, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    It would be a dream to own the Eco Tank Pro All-in-One Supertank Printer from Epson, it’s at the top of my list followed by a comfortable office chair.

  64. Bobbi Pentney

    April 7th, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    A printer that doesn’t run put of ink as quickly.

  65. Maureen Liz Beisel

    April 7th, 2023 at 8:24 pm

    I definitely need a printer at home!

  66. Harriet Katz

    April 7th, 2023 at 8:31 pm

    I need a desk-top computer and a printer.

  67. Nolan S.

    April 7th, 2023 at 9:28 pm

    A laptop, printer/scanner and a good meeting camera

  68. Bryan bubar

    April 7th, 2023 at 9:50 pm

    My at-home workstation essentials are a good laptop and a great printer. My home town is Alma, Quebec (Canada. my instagram handle is dbbubar2022

  69. Jose Rodriguez

    April 8th, 2023 at 6:28 am

    A good printer with scanner capability, and a laptop for my kids to be able to do their school tasks.

    Instagram rodriguezjg92_

  70. Gilles Deschenes

    April 8th, 2023 at 7:45 am

    Printer, laptop, external hard-drive. Thanks for this contest. @gillosmtl

  71. Rachel C.

    April 8th, 2023 at 7:50 am

    reliable internet connection, an ergonomic chair and a sit/stand desk! my workstation is missing a printer though – thanks for the chance!


  72. John Leung

    April 8th, 2023 at 9:19 am

    Has to be a comfortable office chair since we’re in it quite a bit.

  73. Susan J.

    April 8th, 2023 at 10:15 am

    Good wifi and tea.

  74. Alice S.

    April 8th, 2023 at 11:07 am

    Comfy chair, laptop and high quality printer @tigerd18

  75. Anita

    April 8th, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    Electric pencil sharpener, printer & my binding machine get a lot of use. Also oir computer and ergonomic chair!

  76. Anita

    April 8th, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    Electric pencil sharpener, printer & my binding machine get a lot of use. Also our computer and ergonomic chair!

    I forgot to add my Instagram handle to my comment. It is @busymama77 thanks for the chance to win!

  77. Linda Sear

    April 8th, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    Equipment that is included to a proper functioning home officer is a laptop with internet, a printer, definitely a comfortable chair with back support, and office essentials such as note pads/paper, pens, clips/paper clips, and stapler. katmom412

  78. Pam

    April 9th, 2023 at 4:02 am

    My number one workstation essentials is a comfy chair and a photo of my dogs.

  79. Kathy downey

    April 9th, 2023 at 9:42 am

    My at-home workstation essentials are a good laptop and a great printer. Also a good label maker !

  80. Dana Ungar

    April 9th, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    I need a good Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 All-in-One Printer in my little office and a comfortable computer chair! 🙂❤
    Instagram: @itad30
    Thank you for the chance to win 😀

  81. Sash

    April 9th, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    A good printer since mine is no longer working and looking for one


  82. Jill MacAulay

    April 9th, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    I really need a printer for my at-home workstation. Following on IG @jillmacaulay8883

  83. Dustin

    April 9th, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    Comfy chair & desk

  84. Dustin

    April 9th, 2023 at 11:07 pm

    Comfy chair & desk

  85. Funmi

    April 9th, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    A laptop and printer are essential @fb212023

  86. Kristi F

    April 10th, 2023 at 9:31 am

    I need a good comfortable chair, reliable desktop computer, printer/scanner, and good pens! On IG as @kp.allaround

  87. Ron

    April 10th, 2023 at 2:01 pm

    A good computer, good light, a printer with scanner and copier, and pens and pencils. @dogdadwalking

  88. Shelley

    April 10th, 2023 at 5:14 pm

    Wow this would be great!! Printer laptop and pen GLA

  89. Ming K

    April 10th, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    Printer and computer @squirmer03

  90. Jenelle Fraser

    April 11th, 2023 at 7:55 am

    A printer, scanner, file folder and my laptop! @jenelleefraser

  91. Keri Horvath

    April 11th, 2023 at 8:30 am

    I need a new printer & a new desk!!!

  92. gordon

    April 11th, 2023 at 12:38 pm

    1. pen 2. paper.

  93. Marlene

    April 11th, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    A great printer and computer!

  94. Marlene

    April 11th, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    A great printer and computer!

  95. Darci Paice

    April 11th, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    @darcipinbc I want a proper chair and sit stand station for working at home 🙂

  96. Lianne

    April 11th, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    A printer and laptop


  97. Tiesha Dorleans

    April 11th, 2023 at 7:44 pm

    Printer and laptop @SweetTD93

  98. Louise Lormestoir

    April 11th, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    Printer and paper shredder @bella_loulou1

  99. Aby

    April 11th, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    A nice large ergonomic desk to keep my at-home workstation organize and enhance my productivity. A laptop to access all my important files. Cricut machine that my husband recently purchased for me and a printer that I currently do not have to work together to help me achieve my goal to start a new small diy small business. @aby.t26

  100. Jiajie

    April 11th, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    Laptop printer and a good monitor


  101. Shiwei

    April 11th, 2023 at 9:50 pm

    A laptop and printer that is good enough for me


  102. Aixin

    April 11th, 2023 at 10:04 pm

    Laptop, printer and my ipad


  103. ray

    April 11th, 2023 at 11:12 pm

    printer 100% @liltaz_mo

  104. Danny M

    April 12th, 2023 at 9:05 am

    A brand new printer would be very helpful.


  105. Meg

    April 12th, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    Aside from a multifunction and network printer, the paper and stationery supplies are the basics. I love making my own personalised cards using the pictures that I’ve taken printed on photo paper or card stock. We also use it to print address labels aside from documents.

    I printed out the itinerary and places to visit during my first and second trip to Japan. Since WiFi may not be consistent at all times everywhere, having it all printed out enabled me to organize each day of the trip.

    It was easier to organize without a laptop during the trip because I could just remove from the binder whatever was from the previous day’s events. Having a hard copy is better in the event when something happens to your device. Based on the airline’s guidelines, I also printed out the labels and addresses to put inside the luggage should it get lost.

    A laminating machine, a guillotine and cutting mat, drafting board and desk light are a few of the essentials that I would like to add. Still looking for a desktop and notebook PC, new keyboard and mouse, and external SSD for backup.

    There’s a VOIP service that I used when I was in Italy. You can attach the hardware to your computer or use the app to place calls anywhere in the world. It can also send a fax because I tested it with my friend’s office before. This service (paid for yearly) allows me to place unlimited calls within North America and, with additional credit, calls internationally. With the app, calls can also be made on the smartphone. I think communications is very important. Being able to talk to someone over the phone instead of video conferencing alone, is better since the receiver is not tied to the computers nor has to pay for international roaming calls. It’s direct versus being at the mercy of an app. I’ve used it to call outside of my local area code in Toronto within Canada and to talk to my friend in LA. It’s very helpful when I want to ask a question without having to use up my monthly minutes on the cell phone.

  106. Johanna Newman

    April 13th, 2023 at 12:01 am

    A notebook, a fabulous printer, a scanner, a filling cabinet, pens & felts, posted notes for my endless to do lists. 🌷🌸🪻🌼


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