Epson WorkForce 840 Review
The Epson WorkForce 840 kipped down a solid performance in our examinations on the whole. It pumped out 12.48 web pages per minute (ppm) on our all-black text rate examination, which was almost the same score as the Epson Labor force 520 and also the HP Officejet Pro 8500A And Also. The Labor force 840 carried out equally as rapidly when publishing graphics, especially in our presentation speed examination, in which it surpassed the competitors by printing 10 shade PowerPoint slides at a clip of 6.79 ppm. Sadly, it struggled in our image speed examination, taking roughly 70 seconds to publish a 4×6-inch image on shiny photo paper temporarily of 0.86 ppm. Completing designs were 2 to 3 times quicker at printing photos.
A sufficient 13-inch-wide fold-out control panel sits prominently in the center of the system. A narrow result tray resides listed below the panel with two removable input trays on the bottom. To the left of the result tray on the front are two media card slots as well as a USB port for straight printing from your cam or its media card.
We linked the printer to our Windows 7 testbed and set up the chauffeurs from the packed CD, together with Epson’s Easy Photo Print as well as CreativeZone applications as well as a scanner app. Easy Photo Print attempts to aid with printing images, though we question you’ll utilize it over your recommended picture management app. CreativeZone is a fun application that allows you to style invitations, letterhead, and also other page design templates. The vehicle drivers installed within 5 minutes, as well as the additional application, added one more 5 minutes to the configuration procedure. Overall, the setup procedure is simple, and we can state the exact same regarding attaching the WorkForce 840 to your network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
After developing a straight USB connection, we checked the Wi-Fi configuration procedure as well as found it to be a snap. You have the choice to either establish a momentary USB connection to establish the printer on your Wi-Fi network or do away with the USB cable and use the printer’s touch panel to include the printer to your network. We picked the latter for our tests because it appeared more adventurous as well as also because, like most printer suppliers, Epson does not include a USB cable. (You will not discover an Ethernet cord in the package either; the only cable included is a phone wire for faxing.) Utilizing the configuration wizard on the included CD, we adhered to the directions to browse the printer’s touch panel, where we located our Wi-Fi network listed and entered its password. Within minutes, the vehicle drivers were mounted as well as an examination web page was published, providing proof that we were up as well as running on the network.
The Epson WorkForce 840’s output top quality fell a little bit short on ordinary paper. Black-ink text examples looked dark however soft-edged– plainly the outcome of an inkjet, albeit a respectable one, rather than of a laser. Color graphics look a little light and also pinkish. On Epson’s own glossy image paper, pictures enhanced visibly, looking smooth and also natural. Color copies, as well as scans, appeared exact, though we saw some moiré in finer line patterns.
Epson WorkForce 840 Specs
- Copier Yes
- Maximum copy resolution (b&w) (DPI) 2400×1200
- Maximum copy resolution (colour) (DPI) 2400×1200
- Supported media sizes A4
- Total media capacity (sheets) 500
- Printer type Inkjet
- Printer usage Small/home office
- Colour printer? Yes
- Number of ink/toner cartridges 4
- Stated print speed (b&w) 15
- Stated print speed (color) 7.1
- Maximum print resolution 5760×1440
- Automatic duplex (double-sided printing) No
- Integrated scanning/copying Yes
- Integrated fax Yes
- Automatic document feeder Yes
- Weight 9.8kg
- Height 300mm
- Width 446mm
- Depth 368mm
- Warranty length (months) 12
- Number of USB 2.0 ports 1
- Wired Terminals / Ports USB 2.0
- Wi-Fi (wireless networking) Yes
- Wireless technology supported Wireless 802.11n