7610DWF has been announced By EPSON workforce and those that can print large photos and those that can handle print jobs on plain paper for posters or publications folded to A4. Epson’s WorkForce WF-7610DWF can do both.
Installation And Specialties
On top of the printers sits a substantial A3 scanner. This is an improvement over most of Brother’s range of occasional A3 machines, for example, which can print the larger size but still only scan and copy A4. The scanner has a duplex 35 sheet automatic document feeder, so you can scan or copy double sided documents in one operation. There is only a single scan head, though, so duplex scans have to pass through three times.
There is no second tray, nor an option, so loading stacks of A3 and A4 paper at the same time is not possible. There is a single sheet slot at the back, though, which is some compensation. The four ink cartridges include a black, which is available in three capacities; the highest is 2,200 sheets. They all clip into a head carrier, which is accessed from under the scanner flatbed.
Epson provides Page Manager 9 for OCR and document housekeeping, alongside its own utilities for scanning, photo and web print and ink management. In our tests, we did not see more than 14.3ppm in mono and that was on the 20-page test document. On the five-page document the printer managed 10.7ppm; 11.5ppm in draft mode. The A4 duplex speed held up particularly well, at 7.9 sides per minute.
The mono text and colour graphics test returned 4.9ppm, less than half the specified speed, but still reasonable. An equivalent A3 page took 25 seconds, so slightly over 2ppm. Copies took 22 seconds and 29 seconds for A4 and A3 respectively, and 50 seconds for five mono pages from the ADF.
At the recommended retail price of £200, Epson’s WorkForce WF-7610DWF looks ideal for any small business that needs to print on paper larger than A4. But we have managed to find it for as low as £130, which is enormous value. As well as handling the larger paper size, the WF-7610DWF prints quickly, is fully duplex and has very reasonable running costs, particularly compared with a laser.
Its ability to produce excellent photo prints is a bonus.