Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Almost all people, without exception, in the civilized world have repeatedly had to resort to the services of printing text, color and black and white copying of documents and other services of operational printing. As for the office, even the most modest one, you have to print and copy almost every day. The optimal technological solution for such tasks is a multifunctional device (MFP), which combines the capabilities of a printer, scanner and copier with a whole range of additional functions.
Today's rating-review, compiled according to the recommendations of experts, is dedicated to the Epson MFPs, which have shown themselves in the best way in their work. In this particular review, we will look exclusively at devices with inkjet piezoelectric printing technology in full color.
Rating of the best Epson MFPs
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best Epson MFPs||1||Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R5690DTWF||RUB 148,799|
|2||Epson L6190||RUB 31,030|
|3||Epson L605||RUB 26 398|
|4||Epson L566||RUB 23 190|
|5||Epson WorkForce WF-7720DTWF||RUB 26,990|
|6||Epson Expression Premium XP-830||16 390 RUB|
The characteristics common to all listed models are as follows:
- size limitation – A4 (except for WF-7720DTWF);
- desktop installation;
- automatically activated duplex printing mode;
- photo printing function;
- four basic ink colors;
- scanner contact sensor (CIS);
- the maximum size of the original scanned is the same as the maximum print size;
- LCD display for information display;
- fax function.
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R5690DTWF
Let's start with the most functional and expensive solution from Epson – the WorkForce Pro WF-R5690DTWF model. The conditional performance of the device is about 45 thousand copies in 30 days, which meets the needs of small and medium offices.
Unit dimensions – 664x472x435 mm, weight – 27.15 kg. During operation, it consumes up to 22 W of power from the mains, in standby – up to 8.9 W. Produces noise no higher than 52 dB. Equipped with a color TFT-display with a diagonal of 4.3 inches.
The printer function has the following characteristics. The maximum image detail is the same for any color – 4800x1200dpi. In b / w it prints at 34 copies per minute, in color – 30 copies. The first print is fed in 7 seconds at any color.
Scanning module – flatbed-broaching type with a resolution of 1200x2400dpi. Equipped with a 35-sheet one-sided document feeder. Scans at 4.5 originals per minute in color and 6.3 originals in b / w (256 shades of gray).
The characteristics of the MFP as a copier are as follows. The maximum image detail is 600x1200dpi in any color. Speed - 19 copies per minute for b / w and full color. The scale can be changed from 25% to 400% in 1% increments.
Features of the fax: memory – 550 pages; transmission over a telephone line at speeds up to 33600 bps; there is a PC Fax function (sending documents from an application to a PC as standard faxes).
General characteristics of the MFP: trays – 580 sheets for automatic feeding and 150 for output; recommended paper – 64 to 256 gsm. meter; each cartridge in terms of ink resource is designed for conditional 20 thousand pages; connection via USB, 'twisted pair' and Wi-Fi; printing via AirPrint is supported; PostScript support can be optionally available – check with point of sale.
- minimum cost of printing;
- large touchscreen control panel;
- ink resource;
- simplicity of settings;
- stable quality;
- cases of paper chewing are vanishingly rare.
The second number in the ranking of the best Epson inkjet MFPs is the L6190 model. This car is already several times cheaper than the previous one, like all subsequent ones, moreover, that in terms of functionality it practically does not lose.
The dimensions of the MFP are 375x231x347 mm, the weight is only 6 kg against almost 30 for the previous solution. In operation, the MFP also consumes significantly less power from the mains – 12 watts. Equipped with a compact 2.4 '' LCD for displaying information.
Let's list the technical characteristics of the printer function. The upper limit of image detail is 4800x1200dpi at any color. Borderless printing is possible. The production rate of prints – 33 copies in b / w and 20 copies in color.
The flatbed scanner reads the original image with a resolution of up to 1200×2400 dpi and a color depth of 24 bits or 256 shades of gray in b / w mode. The ADF can hold 30 sheets.
In the copier mode, the device reproduces copies with an upper limit of detail of 1200x2400dpi in any color. The scale can be changed in the range from 25 to 400%.
Fax specifications: memory – 180 pages, full-color mode, resolution limit – 200x200dpi, data transfer – up to 33600 bps over a telephone line, there is a PC Fax function.
The general characteristics of the MFP are as follows: trays – 250 sheets for automatic feeding, 30 sheets for output; acceptable paper – from 64 to 256 gsm. meter; there is a CISS and a replaceable tank for waste ink; colored CISS tanks are designed for 6 thousand conventional pages, black – for 7 thousand; connection via 'twisted pair', USB and Wi-Fi; AirPrint printing; support for external flash memory; web interface; PostScript support is not available.
- compact and lightweight;
- there is a CISS;
- photographic quality of prints;
- low noise level.
- no PostScript support (the percentage of complaints about the lack of this function is extremely small).
Now, within the framework of the rating, we will consider another more than worthy MFP model from Epson – L605. In terms of functionality, characteristics, cost and even appearance, this device is very similar to the previous model, but there are some noticeable differences that we will describe.
The dimensions of the MFP are 515x205x360 mm, weight – 6.6 kg. Consumes up to 11 W of mains power when printing. Equipped with a miniature LCD screen, the same as the previous model.
The capabilities of the printer function of this MFP are as follows: upper limit of image detail – 4800×1200 dpi; speed – 20 copies in color and 33 in b / w. The flatbed scanner reads an original image with an upper quality limit of 1200×2400 dpi. The copier function reproduces copies with a resolution of up to 1200x2400dpi in any color.
General characteristics of the device are as follows: trays – automatic feed for 150 sheets, output – for 30 sheets; recommended paper – 64 to 250 gsm meter; there is a CISS; color capacities of CISS are designed for 7.5 thousand conventional copies, black – for 6 thousand pages; the fax function supports full color; twisted pair, USB and Wi-Fi connection; the ability to print via AirPrint; PostScript is not supported.
- compact and lightweight;
- economical ink consumption;
- long resource of cartridges;
- original CISS Epson included.
- there is no automatic feeding of originals.
The next model of MFP from Epson in our rating – L566 – is also largely similar to the two described above, but at the same time it has some important advantages, in particular, in terms of the resolution of the printed image.
MFP dimensions – 484x226x377 mm, weight – 6.2 kg. Consumes up to 10 W of mains power when printing. Information about statuses and processes is displayed on a compact LCD display on the control panel.
In printer mode, the device is capable of printing images with extended detail – up to 5760x1440dpi in any color. Speed - 33 copies per minute in b / w and 15 pages in color. The flatbed scanner reads the original up to 1200×2400 dpi. There is a unit of one-sided automatic feeding of originals for 30 sheets.
In copier mode, the MFP is able to reproduce copies with detailing up to 1200x2400dpi in any color. The scale can be changed from 25% to 400% in 1% increments.
Fax function supports full color mode, memory – up to 180 pages, maximum resolution – 200x200dpi; data transmission at a speed of 33600 bps; PC Fax.
The general technical and functional characteristics of the MFP are as follows: automatic feed tray for 100 sheets; acceptable paper – from 64 to 255 g / sq. meter; the delivery set includes the original CISS; colored CISS reservoirs are designed for conditional 7.5 thousand pages, black – for 4.5 thousand; connection via USB, 'twisted pair' and Wi-Fi; support for printing via AirPrint; PostScript support is not implemented.
- compact and lightweight;
- there is an automatic feed of originals;
- CISS included;
- high resolution in printer mode.
- no output tray.
Epson WorkForce WF-7720DTWF
Now let's look at a special model of the MFP from Epson. Experts put it in the rating, not least due to the maximum format – A3, since there is a very significant percentage of users who are critically important to the ability to print on A3.
The dimensions of the device are 567x418x452 mm, the weight is 22.2 kg. When printing, it consumes 19 W of mains power, while waiting – 1.7 W. Equipped with a large 4.3 '' touchscreen display on the control panel. In terms of performance, this model is designed to cover the working needs of small offices – about 20 thousand conditional pages in 30 days.
In printer mode, the device is capable of printing images with a detail of 4800x2400dpi in any color. Borderless printing is supported. Works at a speed of 20 pages per minute in color and 32 pages in b / w.
The flatbed scanner reads the original image with a nominal resolution of up to 1200×2400 dpi and a color depth of 48 bits. There is an improved resolution mode – up to 9600x9600dpi. Equipped with a 35-sheet one-sided automatic feed unit.
This model also has noticeably better fax characteristics than all the above-described MFPs: memory – up to 550 pages; support for full color mode; image detail limit – 1200x600dpi; there is a PC Fax; transmission speed – 33600 bps.
In copier mode, the MFP of this model can reproduce copies with a resolution of up to 1200x1200dpi in any color. The scale can be changed from 25 to 400% in 2% steps.
General characteristics of the MFP: automatic feed tray – 500 sheets, output – 125 sheets; recommended paper 64 to 256 gsm meter; color cartridges are rated for 300 nominal pages each, black cartridge is rated for 350 pages; connection via 'twisted pair', USB and Wi-Fi; support for printing via AirPrint and direct printing; has its own web interface; PostScript is not supported.
- A3 format;
- large color touch screen;
- advanced fax capabilities;
- enhanced scanner resolution mode;
- affordable, as for this format, cost.
- no pronounced shortcomings have been identified.
Epson Expression Premium XP-830
And the rating ends with an interesting, functional and at the same time affordable model – XP-830. This MFP is positioned by the manufacturer as personal for home use, but its capabilities, even at a cursory glance, suggest that such a formulation is too modest, and for a small office the resource and functionality of the device will be more than enough.
Device dimensions – 390x191x339 mm, weight – 8.2 kg. During operation, it consumes up to 20 W of power from the mains. Produces noise no more than 36 dB. Equipped with a large 4.3 ”color LCD on the control panel. A distinctive feature of this model is the presence of an additional fifth cartridge with black pigment ink, which is designed for high-quality photo printing.
In printer mode, the MFP prints with image detail up to 5760x1440dpi at a speed of 32 pages per minute in any color. A 10×15 cm photo at maximum quality in full color and borderless is printed within 20 seconds.
The flatbed scanner reads the original image with a color depth of 48 bits or 256 shades of gray with a nominal resolution of up to 4800x4800dpi. There is a mode of improved resolution 9600x9600dpi. Equipped with a 30-sheet duplex automatic feeding unit. In copier mode, you can zoom from 25 to 400 percent.
Fax supports full color mode, memory capacity is 180 pages, data transfer – 33600 bps, there is PC Fax.
The ADF tray holds 100 pages, the output tray holds 30 pages. Recommended paper is 64 to 300 gsm. meter. Color cartridges are rated for 300 conventional pages, black standard for 250 pages. Connection via local network, USB or Wi-Fi. AirPrint printing is supported. There is a slot for external flash memory and a direct print function from a USB flash drive. PostScript is not supported.
- high resolution printing in printer mode;
- enhanced scanner resolution mode;
- separate photo cartridge;
- two-sided automatic feeding of originals;
- support for memory cards;
- the most affordable price in the review.
- expensive and scarce cartridges.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.