Our topic today is WorkForce WF-7610 All-in-One Printer, which is about $249.99. This is one of the 2 wide-format printers in Workforce models of Epson. The other one is WF-7620 which is in the $299.99 list. Both of these 2 wide-format machines can print up to 13″x19″ pages. The later offers us an additional input drawer which can store up to 250 sheets of papers (this means it has 3 input resources in total: on the back is 1 single-sheet override tray, up front is 2 drawers mentioned above, so the total capacity of this printer is 500 sheets). Our WF-7610 offers us one drawer which can store 250 sheets. There is a single-sheet override tray which is on the back of the printer. The single-sheet tray allows you to print on envelopes, photo papers and other kinds of one-off specialty media while having no need to unload, reconfigure the printer’s main paper drawer.
The WF-7610 uses PrecisionCore technology. In June 2014, the giant Epson replaced their line WorkForce all-in-one (which can print, copy, fax and scan) inkjet printers for business with machines which are based on Epson’s new PrecisionCore technology. Epson released 8 new models using PrecisionCore technology. Those include entry-level models which are under-$200, low-volume models and high-volume machines which are around $400. These machines have printheads which are semi-fixed, similar to the PageWide technology of HP (in 2013, HP debuted Officejet X all-in-one inkjets using PageWide). Compared to other previous Workforce models of Epson and some entry-level printers which are laser-class, PrecisionCore machines are cheaper and faster to use (You can read this article: ”Alternative Printhead Inkjet Printers” for detailed description of alternative printhead printers as well as the reasons that make them superior to normal inkjets and other laser machines).
Detailed Review of Epson WorkForce WF-7610 All-in-One Printer
This WF-7610 is a wide-format printer which can print 13″x16″ pages. That’s why it is quite big. WxDxH is 22.3″ x32.2″ x13.4″. Its weight is about 40 pounds. Because of its size, it is quite hard for you to place it on an average desktop.
CPP – Cost Per Page
Although exceptionally low CPP (cost per page ) is one of the greatest features a PageWide printer of HP offers you, a printer which is in Officejet X models can cost significantly, compared to this WorkForce 7610. It is up to the ink cartridges we use, be they Extra High (coming only in black), High, and Standard yield, this WF-7610 delivers CPPs of around 3.2 cents (monochrome pages) as well as 11.3 cents (color prints).
While you compare to some laser-class machines at entry-level (in the price range $300-$400) and some inkjet models at the same price, this WorkForce-7610’s per page costs are really low, they can’t be near the 40-50% lower that Epson claims. For example, Brother’s HL-3170CDW laser-class machine which is an entry-level, costs about 14 cents/ one color page, in case you use its high-yield toner cartridges. If you need to print a lot of pages frequently, you can read this article to know more about CPPs: “When a $150 Printer Can Cost You Thousands”
Users may have expected that Epson’s machines using PrecisionCore printhead would have lower CPPs. Alas, at these prices, we are still looking at printers which generate the bulk of their revenue through ink sales. While this multifunction’s per page costs are somewhat disappointing, they are still better than many competition’s, and anyway, PrecisionCore printers themshelves are still great.
With this WorkFore-7610, you can have your business documents as well as photos printed well. The quality is similar to other inkjet machines, including PageWide machines of HP. You can find this WF-7610 prints photographs—even 13×16-in images, very well. If you need a printer which can give you exceptionally good print quality, this WorkForce model which is business-optimized will not let you down.
PrecisionCore printhead has a very primary benefit which allows inkjets to be able to reach as well as often exceed the speeds of laser-class machines. Epson rates this WF-7610 at eighteen pages/ minute (ppm) – color prints, as well as 10ppm – monochrome pages. While you may never reach those speeds, you still can find that this WorkForce printer is very fast, compared to its predecessors as well as some other laser-class printers which are at entry level. However, this machine isn’t even half as quick as some Officejet X models of HP. But you know, those HP’s high-volume printers are business-class ones which cost around 3 times more than this WF-7610.
This machine is loaded with many productive and convenient features available. Those include an ADF (a document feeder which can auto-duplex). This allows you to copy, scan or fax pages which are up to 11″ x 17″ (also called tabloid-size pages).
The WF-7610 also offers many features which allow us and our office team to print from Apple’s AirPrint, Google’s Cloud Print, Wi-Fi Direct and other mobile devices. Notice that NFC (also called near-field communication, a feature which is designed for close-proximity printing from tablets and mobile phones) is not supported. If you are not very familiar with modern mobile printing features, you can read this article for more information: “Mobile Printing Features – 2014”.
Moreover, via this WF-7610’s 4.3″ touch screen which is very spacious as well as colorful, you can find some PC-free features which are very useful. For example: this WF-7610 can help you to print from as well as scan to some different memory devices like SD card or USB thumb drive. You can then use the mobile app Epson Connect to print directly from your iPhone, iPad, as well as other Android devices.