The ink, installation and its cost isn't so problematic as is the question of why Epson's ink tank printers inherently waste so much ink. And why they have chosen to have a massive sponge-like component soak it all up until it's saturated to a point where the printer no longer works. And replacing this "component" ultimately costs something almost assuredly overpriced.Many Asian people swear by Epson printers, not because they're great printers but because they're easy to set up with the big ink bottles.
A problem exacerbated by those who think they are getting a deal, using the printer with far more frequency which actually accelerates its end-of-use cycle. Forcing us to ponder:
A. Is the device so poorly engineered that they have no method of conserving ink rather than waste it?
B. It was deliberately designed as such to lure in buyers who otherwise avoid traditional inkjet printers with all the absurdly expensive ink they use?
Personally I find either explanation unacceptable. That their tank printers may turn out to be just an alternative "bait n switch" tactic apart from their lucrative sale of cartridge ink printers.