Epson WorkForce WF-3640 Review
Link the printer to a network, making use of either Ethernet or Wi-Fi, and you can print from iOS or Android gadgets through a network Wi-Fi access factor. If the network is attached to the Web, you can likewise scan to email, print with the cloud, and scan directly to any of a number of cloud solutions (Box, Dropbox, Evernote, and also Google Drive). If you link the printer to a solitary COMPUTER by USB cable rather, you can not make use of the cloud-based attributes, however since the printer supplies Wi-Fi Direct.
Attach the printer to a network, making use of either Ethernet or Wi-Fi, and you can print from iPhone or Android gadgets with a network Wi-Fi accessibility point. If the network is linked to the Web, you can likewise scan to email, print through the cloud, as well as scan directly to anyone of several cloud solutions (Box, Dropbox, Evernote, as well as Google Drive). If you attach the printer to a solitary PC by USB wire instead, you can not use the cloud-based features, but since the printer offers Wi-Fi Direct, you can still print from a phone or tablet computer making use of a direct link.
Paper handling is among the WF-3640’s greatest points. The sufficient 500-sheet paper capacity is separated right into 2 250-sheet cabinets, making it very easy to keep 2 kinds of paper filled and switch in between them. Beyond that there’s a single-sheet manual feed, so you can use a 3rd sort of paper without having to swap out the paper in either tray, as well as a built-in duplexer for two-sided printing.
For scanning, the printer provides a 35-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF) to supplement the letter-size flatbed. The ADF can deal with up to legal-size paper, as well as it can duplex as well, transforming the page over to scan the 2nd side. Duplex scanning combined with duplex printing additionally allows you to copy both solitary- as well as double-sided files to your choice of solitary- or double-sided duplicates.
Output high quality for the printer is irregular, with common photo top quality. Text high quality goes to the high end of the range for inkjet MFPs, and graphics high quality is at the reduced end of the array. The text isn’t fairly a suit for a laser, yet it’s greater than sufficient for most business usage, as long as you do not have an unusual requirement for tiny typefaces.
Graphics high quality is excellent sufficient for any type of inner company need. Depending upon just how much of a nit-picker you are, nonetheless, you may or might rule out the quality sufficient for, claim, PowerPoint handouts. Shades are a little faded on the multi-purpose paper we use for testing, and I saw some apparent banding in huge areas of black and also dark eco-friendly. Photos on shiny photo paper qualify as real photo quality, about equal to what you would certainly anticipate from pharmacy prints.
Another plus is the printer’s 3.5-inch shade touch-screen control panel. A properly designed set of menus makes it easy to give commands for copying, scanning, as well as faxing. One specifically noteworthy attribute is the choice to produce up to 12 presets, with settings for resolution, duplexing, file size, cloud location, and so forth. The presets allow you easily duplicate your most typical scan, fax, as well as copy jobs without having to redefine the settings each time.
The printer is a little as well big to easily share a desk with, but still, a remarkably compact 12.1 by 17.7 by 22.2 inches (HWD) with the paper tray open as well as just 16.8 inches deep with the tray shut. It considers 25.4 pounds. For my tests, I connected it to a wired network and set up the drivers and software on a Windows View system. Setup was basic fare.
Epson WorkForce WF-3640 Specs
- Printing Technology Ink-jet – color
- Monthly Duty Cycle (max) 20000 pages
- Office Machine Features Print from USB flash drive, save to USB flash drive, scan to folder, scan to Cloud
- Display Features Touch screen
- Fax Type Plain paper
- Display Diagonal Size 3.5″
- Recommended Monthly Volume 1300 pages
- Manufacturer Epson
- Max Copying Speed Up to 17 ppm (mono) / up to 9 ppm (color)
- Max Copying Speed B/W 17 ppm
- Max Copying Speed Color 9 ppm
- Automatic Duplexing Yes
- Maximum Copies 999
- Copying Features ID Card Copy, collation copy
- Display Diagonal Size 3.5″
- Display Diagonal Size (metric) 8.9 cm
- Features touch screen