Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4820 WF-4830 Review

Good: PrecisionCore Heat-Free technology that save printing time and consumes less power, Epson Smart Panel app, high-capacity replacement ink cartridges.
Bad: Not intended for large offices.
Bottom Line: New all-in-ones that help students and professionals efficiently learn and work from home.
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Epson
WF-4820/WF-4830
$179.99-$199.99
Home/Small offices
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25 ppm (ISO)
12 ppm (ISO)
Not applicable
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Product Overview

The new WorkForce Pro WF-4820 and WF-4830 joins Epson’s lineup of inkjet all-in-ones that’s intended for the home and small office market. They offer standard printing, copying, scanning faxing functions and use the PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology that eliminates heat in the printing process, saving time and consuming less power. Both devices print at up to 25 ppm in black and up to 12 ppm in color (note that these are ISO speeds).

The WorkForce Pro WF-4820 ($179.99) has a 35-page automatic document feeder and supports duplexing for printing only. And the WorkForce Pro WF-4830 ($199.99) has a 50-sheet automatic document feeder and supports duplex printing, copying, scanning and faxing. Another difference between the two printers is that the WF-4820 has a paper capacity of 250 sheets, while the WF-4830 can accommodate up to 500 sheets of paper with two 250-sheet trays.

Both devices include a 4.3″ color touchscreen and support USB, Ethernet and wireless connectivity. Users can print from their mobile devices via the Epson Connect solution, Apple AirPrint, Kindle Fire and Google Cloud Print. Within the Epson Connect are the following features: Email Print, iPrint Mobile App, Scan to Cloud, Creative Print and Remote Print. In addition, the all-in-ones are compatible with the Epson Smart Panel App for advanced features, such as setting up wireless networks and checking ink levels, from a mobile device.

More details is in our Features section below.

Features

The monthly duty cycle is 33,000 pages, however, Epson recommends an average of 1,600 pages a month.

Scanning is done via a color CIS sensor. It supports scan-to-PC, scan-to-cloud, scan-to-email, scan-to-flash drive and scan-to-PDF. File formats supported include PDF, JPEG and TIFF. The Epson ScanSmart feature lets users scan, edit and share documents. Files can be converted to a searchable PDF and users can also save and edit Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint files.

Faxing is supported via a 33.6kbps modem. Memory is up to 180 pages and PC faxing is standard.

In terms of replacement ink, Epson offers both standard and high-capacity ink in four individual cartridges. Each high-capacity cartridge has a 1,100-page yield. We don’t have pricing to calculate the cost per page, but not only could users take advantage of the high-capacity cartridges, they can use duplexing and other environmental features to control printing costs.

And finally, there is a one-year limited warranty.

  • Automatic Document Feeder?
  • Duplexing?
  • Ethernet Connectivity?
  • Wireless Connectivity?
  • Mobile Printing/Scanning?
  • Finishers?

Shortcomings

The WorkForce Pro WF-4820 and WF-4830 are not intended for larger offices.

About

Epson America is a division of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of imaging products, semiconductors, liquid crystal displays, and watches. The company has been an innovative designer of ink jet printers and sells an extensive product line. Most of these are geared to home and school use, but Epson continues to extend its line further into the office environment.

Epson has been making a more aggressive play for the document scanner market, although the company’s been in the multipurpose office scanner business for years. The models and other additions to its model line seem to be part of an effort to further extend its current scanner technology. As part of this effort, Epson makes these scanners available in consumer electronics stores such as Best Buy, along with Epson dealers and on its website.

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A CHANGE FROM HP

on 2020-10-15 08:25:51

I just purchased the new Epson WF-4820. My last two All-N-1 were HP and only lasted 4 years each. I felt it was time to try another brand. In setting up the printer for the first time it took me about one hour. We have a home office with 5 computers, both Apple and Windows to set up. There were some hiccups it the initial installation but nothing I consider major.

Within the first hour we printed several large documents, scanned, emailed and faxed without any problems. I was impressed how fast it printed the large documents both over 30 pages, single-sided We did two-sides printing and used the document feeder all without a problem. The scan from a network computer worked, something we always had problems with HP.

We all agreed it was a nice printer that will meet our home office needs. Now the question is...will it last more than 4 years. The last two HP’s never did.



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