Hands-On Test Report, Photos, and Video: Epson’s WorkForce WF-7610 ‘True’ Large-Format All-in-One

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“This ‘true’ A3 AiO provided exemplary performance throughout our Hands-On Test. For those of you that may want or need to print on A3+ media, this AiO is perfectly suited for dedicated use in homes, very low volume A3+ commercial applications, and for use by micro- and small-workgroups in offices and companies that require an A3 device to supplement their A4 printers.” — Terry Wirth, President of Wirth Consulting

The Epson WorkForce WF-7610’s claim to fame is that it’s a “true” large-format color inkjet All-in-One (AiO) as it: has an A3/11″x17″-size flatbed platen; document feeder that can automatically duplex-scan originals as large as A3/11″x17″; can automatically duplex print media as large as A3/11″x17″; and can produce (border-less) prints as large as A3+/Super B/13″x19″.

Other key features include a 4.3″ color touch screen, full-color capability in all modes (print, copy, scan, fax), Wi-Fi direct printing, 802.11b/g/n wireless networking, wired Ethernet network interface, LDAP address look-up, Epson Connect mobile- and remote-printing and scanning, and Kindle Fire, Apple AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print mobile printing. It also features optional high-capacity 252XL high-capacity ink cartridges that are rated to yield up to 1,100 ISO pages each, as well as an optional 254XL Extra High-capacity black ink cartridge that yields up to 2,200 ISO pages . There’s a single 250-sheet paper tray, plus a back-mounted single-sheet feeder for a total media capacity of 251 sheets. A WorkForce WF-7620 model ($299.99) has two media trays with a total capacity of 501 sheets.

Key Features

Epson WorkForce WF-7610 as tested

The Epson WorkForce WF-7610 as tested. Click to view a gallery of photos and screen captures taken during the process of this Hands-On Test.

Imaging Technology: PrecisionCore MicroPiezo electric Ink-Jet Printing Technology
Functions: Print/Copy/Scan/Fax
List Price:  $249.99; currently on sale for $149.99 at Epson’s Web site
Availability: Epson direct, online and retail
Introduction Date: September 2014
Maximum Monthly Volume: 20,000 pages
Recommended Monthly Page Volume: Up to 1,300 pages

Print
Technology: PrecisionCore 2S print head 4-color inkjet
Maximum Print Resolution: 4,800 x 2,400 optimized dpi
ISO Print Speed: 18 ppm (black)/10 ppm (color)
2-Sided ISO Print Speed: 8.7 ppm (black); 6 ppm (color)

Copy
ISO Copy Speed: 16 ppm (black); 8.8 cpm (color)
Maximum Copy Size: 11.7″ x 17″ (PC-free)
Copy Features: Automatic Duplex Scan and Print; Preview, Re-size; ID Copy; Collate; Adjustable Copy Density; Remove Punched-Hole Marks; Remove Shadows

Scan
Scanner Type: Color A3/11″x17″ flatbed/automatic duplexing ADF
Photoelectric Device: Color CIS line sensor
Hardware Resolution: 1,200 x 2,400 dpi
Maximum Resolution: 9,600 dpi interpolated
Scanner Bit Depth: 48-bit color input; 24-bit color output
Scan Destinations: PC; WSD PC; Cloud (including email); flash-memory device; password protected PDF

Duplexing Automatic Document Feeder
Original Capacity: 35 sheets
Original Sizes: 8.5″x11″; 8.5″x14″; 11″x17″; A3; A4; A5; B4; B5

Fax
Fax Settings: Black-and-white and color walk-up fax; PC fax
Fax Speed: Modem: 33.6 Kbps – as fast as 3 seconds per page
Memory: Up to 550 pages
Speed/Group Dials: Up to 100

Media Handling
Sizes: 3.5″ x 5″; 4″ x 6″; 5″ x 7″; 7″x10″; 8.5″x5.5″; 8″ x 10″; 8.5″ x 11″; 8.5″ x 14″; 11″ x 17″; A4; A6; 13″ x 19″ (A3+/Super B); user definable (3.5″ – 47.2″ in length)
Weights: 17 lb. (64 g/m2) to 68 lb. (256 g/m2)
Border-less Print Sizes: 3.5″ x 5″; 4″ x 6″; 5″ x 7″; 8″ x 10″; 8.5″ x 11″; A4; 11″ x 17″ ; 11.7″ x 16.5″;  13″ x 19″
Media Input Capacity: 250 sheets of plain paper; 10 envelopes; 20 sheets of photo paper; single-sheet for rear tray

Electrical Requirements and Energy Consumption
Power Requirements: 100-240VAC Universal (Automatic); 50 – 60 Hz; 1.0A
Power Consumption: ~ 19 W (Max.) ~8.5 W (Standby); ~ 1.7 W (Sleep); ~0.3 W (Power off); Energy Star-qualified

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