Epson PrecisionCore WorkForce WF-7620 review
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Thanks to the team at Nuffnang and Epson for giving us the chance to review the Epson WorkForce WF-7620.
Overview and key features
The Epson WorkForce WF-7620 is an A3 all-in-one with 500-sheet capacity and auto duplex print, copy, scan and fax. This includes a 35-page duplex Auto Document Feeder which also supports A3.
The PrecisionCore inkjet technology on the WF-7620 with the PrecisionCore MicroTFP print chip produces dots at the micron level (1/100th the size of a human hair) with each nozzle on the print head delivering up to 50,000 droplets per second to deliver ‘fast printing with superior quality results’.
The high capacity individual ink cartridges available offer six times more prints than standard cartridges and yields up to 2,200 pages in black and 1,100 pages in colour. This allows up to 40 percent lower printing costs compared to colour laser printers (at a comparable price range).
The printer produces fast print speeds set to rival those of colour lasers. The claimed print speeds are up to 18 ISO ppm (black) and 10 ISO ppm (colour). Additionally, it supports a wide range of print formats including borderless and up to A3+ (13” x 19”).
The printer also offers a variety of connectivity support with wireless connectivity, wired networking and ability to print wirelessly from iPad, iPhone, tablet or smartphone devices using Epson Connect. Additionally, it is compatible with Google Cloud Print through Gmail or Google Drive accounts.
The setup for the printer was quick and painless and took about 20 minutes in total (including about 6 minutes for the printer to initialise when first turned on).
Installing the printer cartridges was a simple matter of opening the printer cover, lifting the printer cartridge cover and placing the four provided cartridges in place which took only moments.
Similarly, inserting paper required just sliding out the tray, moving the guidelines into place for the appropriate paper size and placing the paper in. Pictured is the first of two 250-sheet front loading paper trays, at the rear is a further specialty tray for speciality media such as envelopes, labels and cards.
Wifi setup was also a breeze and could be accessed from the top of the touch screen. I used the Wi-Fi setup wizard which quickly found the network and connected with no issues.
Connecting from the computer to the printer just required the installation CD. It did not take long for the installation wizard to find and setup the printer.
After this was complete the printer allows you to print a test page to confirm everything is working as expected!
The print quality on this printer is excellent as can be seen from the below print (both with a photo taken further away and close up). The printed image was clear and detailed noting this was performed on plain paper.
Our experience with the printer closely matched the Epson’s claimed speeds of 18 ISO ppm (black) and 10 ISO ppm (colour). These figures are extremely impressive for an inkjet printer and rival those of colour laser printers.
Scanning supports document sizes up to A3 at a scanning resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi. The quoted mono scan speed is A4 2400dpi mono 7.4msec/line and colour scan speed A4 2400dpi colour 22.1msec/line.
Scans are crisp and clear. There are options to scan to email, direct to your computer and to a memory device (including USB and SD Card). Below is an example of a scanned manual provided by Epson with the printer.
This functionality was not tested but Epson claims faxing speeds as fast as 3 seconds per page with 180 pages in memory and storage for up to 200 numbers. Additionally, the included PC-Fax allows sending of colour faxes direct from your computer.