The Epson WorkForce 60 Color Inkjet Printer is suitable for those who like a fast printer, need prints with laser-like quality but do not want to spend too much money purchasing a laser printer. This printer is a basic color inkjet one. When you choose normal quality, it prints really fast. When you choose high quality, it gives you laser-like prints with clear and sharp text and great photos. It offers a built-in duplexer and 802.11n built-in Wireless. Otherwise, you will not find any whistles or bells on the Workforce 60. No media slots, scanner, copier, ADF or multiple paper trays are included, either.
- It is a color inkjet printer
- It can print duplex automatically
- Its single paper tray can store 250 sheets of papers
- According to Epson, it can print 15 black pages / minute and 7.1 colorful pages / minute. When printing duplex, those numbers are 7.4 and 4.7
- It can connect to the Ethernet. 802.11n built-in wireless is supported
- Print resolution is up to 5760 x 1440 dpi
Guide Review – Epson WorkForce 60 Color Inkjet Printer
The Epson Workforce 60 Color Inkjet is a basic inkjet printer. You can’t use it as a fax machine, a copier or a scanner, although its appearance may make you think it is a multifunctional printer. It is just around $100 but built-in networks as well as built-in duplexer are included. By the way, it lacks media slots as well as an LCD display.
So, what the Workforce 60 does is to print. And I am sure you will be pleased. Epson claims that this printer is the fastest 2-sided printer in the world while it also gives us black texts with laser-like quality. In fact, you’ll have your documents come out surprisingly fast at normal quality ( just one minute for a Word document which has 4 pages ). When switching the print mode to higher quality, you will have laser-like prints but that will slow things down considerably ( each page may take up to 39 seconds ).
Usually, duplex printing may tend to soak your pages with ink and this will leave pages floppy and damp. And it needs time for the ink on the first side to be dry before the other side of the page can be printed. So, it will take a long time. But in this case, you have no need to worry. We all know that DURABrite Ultra ink of Epson dries instantly. So, your duplex pages can come out faster. Your text printed at high quality under magnifying glass does come close to rivalling a laser printer. At lower quality and draft quality, your black text looks acceptable.
Most of the Epson’s home users are satisfied with the normal quality. And about print speeds, this Workforce printer is surprisingly fast. Three minutes and twenty eight seconds is all it needs to finish printing a PDF file which has 43 pages ( under 5s / page ). Fonts look good at this quality level but of course it cannot rival what a laser printer can do. The ink will not bleed into pages and your color graphics will look good.
Epson printers always give us great color photos. The Epson Workforce 60 is not an exception. Images will be sharp, colors will be very nuanced as well as realistic. Your 4 x 6 photo will take about one minute to finish. Prints will come out totally dry. You will find it not tacky. And in case the ink gets wet, it will not bleed or run.
To sum up, at this price range, you have many options which are multifunctional printers having the same size of this Workforce. They may be a bit slower and their quality may not as good as the Workforce 60. If you are looking for an inkjet printer which has great speed and laser-like quality, the WorkForce 60 Color Inkjet is one of the best choices. In case you prefer an all-in-one printer with acceptable print quality, you may want to take a look at other Epson ones.
- It has built-in wired and 802.11n built-in wireless networks.
- Its print quality is great with excellent photos.
- It offers a built-in duplexer which helps duplex printing become fast.
- No media slots are included
- It is a basic printer. You can hardly find out any other functions beside printing.