Epson WorkForce WF-7720 Business Edition Review

Good: Eight ink cartridges included out of the box, two-year limited warranty, flexible paper-handling.
Bad: Only available via the BusinessFirst reseller network.
Bottom Line: New wide-format all-in-one device with strong features that help offices lower their printing costs.
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WorkForce WF-7720
$399.99
Small offices
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Up to 18 ppm (ISO)
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Product Overview

Epson has recently released a new line of all-in-one printers aimed at its BusinessFirst reseller network. All devices include extended warranty and additional ink out of the box. One of those printers is the WorkForce WF-7720 Business Edition ($399.99).

The WorkForce WF-7720 has standard printing, copying, scanning and faxing functions. It also includes a 4.3″ color touchscreen control panel. Print speed is up to 18 ppm (ISO) in black and up to 10 ppm (ISO) in color. Copy speed is up to 16 cpm (ISO) in black and up to 8. 8cpm (ISO) in color.

Similar to other Epson devices, the WorkForce WF-7720 Business Edition uses Epson’s inkjet technology, PrecisionCore. PrecsionCore uses a high-density print chip that can generate up to 40 million precise dots per second.

USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Mobile printing is also supported via the Epson Connect solution. Within the Epson Connect are the following features: Email Print, iPrint Mobile App, and Remote Print. Users can also print via the Apple AirPrint, Kindle Fire and Google Cloud Print.

Note that the WF-7720 Business Edition has similar specifications as the WorkForce WF-7710 Series. However, the WF-7720 Business Edition comes with a two-year limited warranty. It also includes a set of initial ink cartridges and a set of standard-capacity ink cartridges. Each set has four cartridges (black, cyan, yellow and magenta), so there’s eight ink cartridges altogether.

More details is in our Features section below.

With its flexible paper handling and capacity, mobile printing, extended warranty, and lower operating costs, the WorkForce WF-7720 Business Edition can be a good buy for small offices looking for wide-format multifunctionality.

Features

Paper handling consists of a 500-sheet tray. The WF-7720 Business Edition also includes a rear-feed specialty tray and a 35-sheet automatic document feeder.

Output capacity is 125 sheets. As it’s a wide-format printer, the WF-7720 supports paper sizes of up to 13″ x 19″. Automatic duplexing is standard.

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.

Faxing is supported via a 33.6kbps modem. Memory is up to 550 pages and PC faxing is standard.

In terms of replacement ink, Epson offers both standard and high-capacity ink in four individual cartridges. It also offers an extra-high-capacity black ink cartridges with a yield of 2,200 pages. We’ve done our cost-per-page calculations based on the yield and prices of the extra-high-capacity black and high-capacity yellow/cyan/magenta cartridges. Therefore, the cost per page is 3.1 cents in black and 11.3 cents in color.

These calculations prove that the operating costs are pretty reasonable (color cost per page can average 15 cents in inkjet devices). By using the higher capacity replacement ink cartridges, duplex printing and other environmental features, users can save on printing costs in the long run.

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

Shortcomings

The WorkForce WF-7720 Business Edition is only available through its reseller program rather than on Epson’s site or in office supply stores such as Staples. However, there is the WorkForce WF-7720 all-in-one that is available to purchase online.

About

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.

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