Hands-On Test Report, Photos, and Video: Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-4630 A4 All-in-One

Test Results and Observations

During our hands-on testing of Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-4630, we evaluated all aspects of performance, from set-up and installation, to image quality, productivity, and ease-of-use and maintenance. Overall performance was admirable. Read on for more details.

Feature Set
As previously stated, the WorkForce Pro WF-4630 has a competitive feature set for a contemporary All-in-One that is more than suitable for home office, as well as for micro workgroups in offices and small companies that do not require user-tracking, print quotas, or user authentication. Key features include: a 3.5″ color touch screen; full-color capability in all modes (print, copy, scan, fax); Wi-Fi direct printing, 802.11b/g/n wireless networking, wired Gigabit Ethernet networking; PC and walk-up fax; scan to PC, WSD PC, flash-memory devices, media cards, and cloud (including email), 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 786XL high-capacity ink cartridges that are each rated to yield up to 2,600 black and 2,000 color ISO pages. There’s a single 250-sheet paper tray, plus a back-mounted 80-sheet feeder for a total media capacity of 330 sheets. A WorkForce WF-4640 model ($399.99) has three media trays for a total capacity of 580 sheets.


Note: For additional photos and screen captures taken during this Hands-On Test, consult our comprehensive Photo Gallery.


Image Quality

 

The ability to print fine lines and dots was competitive with that of recently tested printers, both toner- and ink-based. Note that some minor difficulties occurred when printing smaller black negative dots and lines. Prints were produced on premium high-brightness 24-lb. bond.

Most colors and orientations were produced accurately down to 3 line pairs/mm. Print resolution was competitive with that of other recently tested color printers, both toner- and ink-based. Some units like the recently-tested Epson WF-7610 can produce line pairs as small as 2 lp/mm.

The ability to print fine text and color scales was competitive with that of recently tested printers, both toner- and ink-based.

Copy image quality was competitive for a desktop All-in-One. However, note the grayscale anomalies on the left and the lack of text in the large box in the top left. This implies that there are minor issues with over-saturation of images.

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