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October 27, 2021

Sharp, Bold, Perfection; The Epson WorkForce WF-7310 Wide Format Color Printer

 Hi Folks,

   Welcome Back!

   I have a scenario question for you: 

   You realize that you have a deadline coming due, and you need to print out a large banner advertisement, but your printer can only print 8.5" x 11" (standard letter size paper) or 8.5" x 14" (legal size paper). Perhaps you need to print out a large blueprint, but you realize that it will not fit onto letter size or legal-size paper. 

   What do you do? 

   Do you print out your advertisement on separate letter-sized pages and use a glue-stick or a stapler to connect them? Maybe you can print out your blueprint on a letter size page and a legal-size page and just staple them together? I truly hope your answer to both questions would be a resounding "NO"!

   What you need to have is a printer that will allow you to print out in Wide-Format, which you can use for not only printing out your banner advertisements and your blueprints, but one that will also allow you to print in large, borderless format, as well as printing in high-quality for all of your needs, including photos, documents, and more!

   That brings us to the topic of our discussion today, wide-format printing. I have had the pleasure of reviewing the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 Wireless Wide-format Printer, and I am happy to share the results of the tests I have done with the "WF-7310", and at the end, I will provide you with the detailed technical specifications (the "specs"). 

First Impressions: 

   The one thing you will notice about the WF-7310 is the size and weight of the unit. It is quite a hefty device, but one that feels like it could "take a punch", in other words, it is durable, and it is built to handle large print jobs! 

   Epson did not take any chances for damage that can occur during shipping and transit; this is a very well-protected printer, with an abundance of packing material, and blue safety tape in all locations. Just when you think you have removed all of it, you will still find more. It is imperative to locate and remove all of this tape first. 

   In the box, along with the printer, you will find an instruction manual, a CD-ROM for set-up, as well as a power cord. Additionally, it comes with the ink cartridges that it requires to print with, which are "DURABRite", and the colors included are black and the standard three colors (cyan, magenta, and yellow).

   Before you begin setting up the Epson WF-7310, you will notice a few things at first glance:

     * The WF-7310 has two paper trays in the front, which can hold 250-sheets per tray (500-sheet paper capacity), and with that amount of capacity, you know that this printer is ready for your heaviest of workloads! The output tray can hold up to 125-sheets and opens (and retracts) automatically when printed pages come out, which is a really neat option, because there have been several times that I forgot to open an output tray on a printer, and then I wind up chasing printed pages as they slide across the floor! 

     * Additionally, the WF-7310 also has a rear feed, which allows you to print on specialty paper that you may need to use for your project(s). 

Setting Up The Epson WF-7310 

   Once you have removed all of that elusive blue tape, plug in the power cord, and turn on the WF-7310. The unit turns on quite fast, and there is not a lot of waiting time, at all. 

   In my opinion, the first thing that jumped out at me when it was powered up is the gorgeous, sharp, brilliant color 2.4" adjustable display, that we will use to navigate around the WF-7310 and to get it configured. You can tilt or adjust the LCD screen until it is at the most comfortable angle for you to begin.

   As mentioned earlier, there is a guide that comes with the printer, showing you the step-by-step procedure to add the ink cartridges, paper, etc., but all of these steps are so intuitively arranged within menus on the LCD Screen, as you proceed with set up.

   The next step is to add the ink cartridges that come with the unit, and it is highly suggested that you shake each cartridge before installing it, and you must remove the piece of tape before fitting it into its designated slot. You can install the cartridges, but if you forget to remove that piece of tape, it will not print. I got distracted for a moment when doing this step, so trust me on this one!

   Once the cartridges are installed, it takes about 4 or 5 minutes for what I call the printer "making friends" with the new cartridges (on a more technical note, I think it is charging up the ink for usage). Once this charging of the ink is completed, you will then move on to paper selection, which is as simple as selecting the paper size you want to print on, and then removing the paper cassette/paper tray in the front, moving the tabs in order to place the paper inside of the cassette, adding in the paper size you have selected, and putting the loaded cassette back into the printer. 

   Once you have added the ink and the paper, your next step will be to install the software and start printing!

   In the box that the WF-7310 comes in, there is a CD that you can use for set up, or, you have the option of navigating to the Epson website, which you will find in the documentation that is also in the box. This is the option that I selected, and downloaded the required drivers, as well as the utilities/software. Once I had all of this downloaded, I began the installation, which is intuitive and very easy to follow. I might have done this a little out of order, just due to the fact that I have a technical background, but at some point during the installation, I connected the printer to my Wi-Fi network, which was really quick and painless. I did this using the LCD screen on the printer, and when I went to the Wi-Fi connectivity screen, it picked up my available Wi-Fi networks. I then selected the network I wanted to use, and then entered my Wi-Fi password, and the printer was then accessible on my Wi-Fi. Due to my own set-up, I gave the WF-7310 a dedicated IP on my router, but that is outside the scope of this review, and is more on the side of my "inner geek"! 

   Once the printer is on your Wi-Fi, and your computer is able to see it during the driver/software installation, you are in a good place! From that point forward, the real fun of testing can begin! 

Testing the Speed of the WF-7310 

   The WF-7310 uses a heat-free technology, called "PrecisionCore", that allows you to do some pretty fast printing, whether you are printing in all black or in color. My first step here was to test out and see if we could match the claim of 25 pages per minute (25 PPM) of black text and 12 pages per minute (12 PPM) of color text. I had two different documents that were perfect for this; an all-black text services contract of 20 pages, and several color text pages from a advertising run that my company did (I pulled theses color pages together into a single document of 10 pages). 

   As I sent each print job, I kept track using the stopwatch function on my phone, and the results were as follows:

   For the 20-page all-black text print job, it took 49 seconds to print, and given the 25 PPM claim, this was extremely close enough to call it a success in hitting that mark.

   For the 10-page color text print job that I sent, it took 52 seconds, and given the 12 PPM claim, this, too, was close enough to call a success. During both jobs, printing was effortless, and the WF-7310 was relatively quiet while rendering both jobs.

How about the Quality of the Print Jobs? 

   Both print jobs came out in bold, sharp, and gorgeous text. For the sake of the review, I used a small magnifying glass that I had in my desk drawer to look at the text up close, and it really was sharp! I noticed that the ink on both print jobs was instantly dry, with no smears or smudges visible, even with the magnifying glass I used. Sometimes when you print, the previous page can bleed onto the next printed page that lands on top of it, but this did not happen with the WF-7310, which is fantastic!

   I also wanted to comment on the color, and just how perfect it was, because the text in the color print job I sent did not just use the basic colors, and some of the text were shades and mixes of colors, and the WF-7310 captured these nuances perfectly! 

   Going a step further, I had a document filled with several color images within a diagram of networking equipment, and I sent this job through to see the quality of images in print jobs, and I found the quality and the sharpness of these images to be uncanny! I would certainly say that if I printed this document at a local print shop, they could not have printed it any sharper and any more precise than the WF-7310. Once again, I am saying this after using my handy magnifying glass once again!

   I can further back up this comment, because I sent a photo that I had on my computer to the printer, using the glossy print paper I had, and it came out perfectly. Once I clipped the edges off the photo, I would have a hard time distinguishing the difference between printing on the WF-7310, or having a 3rd party printing service print out the photo. Yes, it is just that good!

   For my last test, I had a server room blueprint for a current project for my job, and this document is a wide-format document, which should print out and measure about 11" x 16". I had plain paper that was 11" x 17", which I loaded into the cassette and sent the print job, which printed exactly as I had hoped with the proper measurement/size. In order to print this blueprint on a printer without the wide-format option, I would normally need to print it on 2 pages of letter size and connect them (which is completely unprofessional, as you can imagine!).

Mobile Printing 

   With the WF-7310, you have the option of printing wirelessly from your smart phone. In order to do this, you simply need to download the Epson Smart Panel App from your App Store (i.e. Google Play). Once you have downloaded the app, and have connected to your printer, you can send print jobs to the WF-7310 effortlessly. Personally, once I configured my Android with the app, I sent an E-mail to the WF-7310, and it printed quickly and perfectly, just like the print jobs I sent from my computer earlier during this review. 


   Overall, I found the WF-7310 to be a powerful and precise tool to help me stay on top of the print jobs that I need to complete. I found that being able to change the paper settings across a variety of different sizes was incredibly helpful. 

   Further, I did notice that there was an option to print without any borders..."borderless"...up to some pretty large sizes, but even though I did not use this option, as it is not relevant to my daily print jobs, it still is a great feature to have, especially for advertisements and banners. 

   If someone asked me if I could say anything negative about the WF-7310, I really could not point to anything specifically. I did have a small issue with the ink cartridges, but that was really on me, because I failed to remove the tape on one of the cartridges before inserting it into the printer. But again, that was user error!

   The Epson WorkForce WF-7310 would be a great printer for either an office or for a home office, and for anyone needing to print out quickly, with sharp and bold colors and text, and for many of those folks, like myself, that need an option to print out in format that is larger than the standard letter size, making this wide-format printer a great tool in your arsenal!

   Kudos to Epson on the WF-7310, as this truly is a quality printer on the cutting edge of technology!

   As mentioned earlier, the Technical Specifications ("specs") for the Epson WF-7300 are listed below. 

Thank you!

Have a Great Week, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
Rob Eisenstein
HomeRun Homes - Rent to Own Homes, since 2002
"Located at the Corner of Technology and Real Estate"
Rent to Own Homes and Real Estate Blog for HomeRun Homes: http://blogging.lease2buy.com
HomeRun Homes Websites: http://www.lease2buy.com and http://www.homerunhomes.com

TAGS: #Epson #WF-7310 #Wireless #WideFormat #Color #Printer 



Printing Technology PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology,


Printer Language Epson ESC/P®-R, ESC/P-Raster

Max. Print Resolution 4800 x 2400

Print Speed 25 ISO ppm (black), 12 ISO ppm (color)

2-Sided Print Speed 16 ISO ppm (black),

9 ISO ppm (color)

Min. Ink Droplet Size 3.8 picoliters

Duty Cycle Up to 50,000 pages monthly

(recommended monthly page volume up to 2,500 pages)


Epson Connect™ Solutions2 Epson® Email Print,

Epson Remote Print

Mobile Apps Epson Smart Panel App

Other Apple® AirPrint® Mopria®


Hi-Speed USB

Wireless 2.4GHz and 5GHz (802.11 b/g/n/a/ac)

Wi-Fi Direct

Wired Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)


Windows® 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit),

Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit, 64-bit),

Windows XP SP3 or later 32-bit, Windows XP Professional x64

Edition SP2 or later, Windows Server® 2003 (SP2) – Windows

Server 2019

Mac® OS X® 10.6.8 – macOS® 11.0.X


Max. Paper Size 13" x 19" (A3+/Super B)

Paper Sizes 3.5" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.5" x 11",

8.5" x 14", 11" x 17", 13" x 19", A4, A6, Half Letter, Executive,

User-definable (3.5" – 47.2" in length)

Borderless Sizes 11" x 17" (A3), 8.5" x 14", 8.5" x 11" (A4),

8" x 10", 5"x7", 4" x 6", 3.5" x 5"

Paper Types Plain Paper, Bright White Paper, Multi Purpose

Paper, Presentation Paper Matte, Premium Presentation Paper

Matte, Photo Paper Glossy, Premium Photo Paper Glossy,

Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Premium Photo Paper


Envelope Type No. 10

Input Paper Capacity 500 sheets plain paper (250 sheets

plain paper x 2 trays)

Rear Feed Capacity 1 sheet


Display 2.4" Color LCD


Operating: 50 ° to 95 °F (10 ° to 35 °C)

Storage: -4 ° to 104 °F (-20 ° to 40 °C)

Relative Humidity

Operating: 20 – 80% RH

Storage: 5 – 85% RH

Sound Level

Power (Plain Paper default color printing): 6.2 B(A)

Pressure (Plain Paper default color printing): 48 dB(A)

Rated Voltage AC 100 – 120 V

Rated Frequency 50 – 60 Hz

Rated Current 0.6 A

Power Consumption

Printing (ISO/IEC24712 pattern): 26 W

Ready Mode: 6.3 W

Sleep Mode: 0.8 W

Power Off Mode: 0.2 W

TEC Number: 0.12 kWh

Safety Approvals:

Safety: UL60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No.60950-1

EMC: FCC Part15 Subpart B Class B, ICES-003 Class B

Country of Origin Indonesia

Weight and Dimensions (W x D x H), printer only

Printing: 20.3" x 34.9" x 17.6" (515 x 887 x 447 mm)

Storage: 20.3" x 15.7 x 11.7 (515 x 400 x 298 mm)

Weight: 29.8 lb (13.5 kg)

Weight and Dimensions (W x D x H), box

Dimensions: 23.2” x 18.7” x 17.9” (590 x 475 x 455mm)

Weight: 36.4 lb (16.5 kg)


WorkForce Pro WF-7310 printer, instruction manual, CDROM for product setup, power cord, 4x DURABrite Ultra Ink

cartridges (1x Black ink cartridge and 3x color ink cartridges:

1x Cyan, 1x Magenta, 1x Yellow)

Software Included Epson printer driver

Warranty 1-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada


Ink Type DURABrite Ultra pigment ink

Ink Cartridges 4x individual ink cartridges

(1x Cyan, 1x Magenta, 1x Yellow and 1x Black)

Fade Resistance/Print Longevity Up to 400 years

dark storage

Replacement Ink Cartridges

812 Standard-capacity Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

(Yield, ISO pages — Black: 350, Color: 300)

812XL High-capacity Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

(Yield, ISO pages — Black: 1,100, Color: 1,100 )

812XXL Extra High-capacity Black

(Yield, ISO pages — Black: 2,200)

Printer is designed for use with Epson cartridges only,

not third-party cartridges or ink.


Save up to 50% of your paper supply with automatic,

2-sided printing

ENERGY STAR® certified

RoHS compliant

Recyclable product

Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWay® Transport Partner

June 14, 2021

Vibrant Grace, Awesome Power With The Epson EcoTank ET-8500 Printer

 Hi Folks,

   One of the most stressful events in our every-day “technology lives” is anything to do with printer ink cartridges, whether it is making sure you get replacements before your current ones run out, making sure you get the right number cartridges or ones that are compatible with your printer, and of course, the massive expenses that come with buying new cartridges. With that being said, I might have just tested out a printer that rids that stress from your life. I am quite serious! 

   Let me step back here first, and let you know that I have had the pleasure of testing out and reviewing the new Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500 Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer, and the key words to focus on here are "EcoTank" and "Supertank". I will explain why first, and then we will get into what I found during my stress-testing and review of this new All-in-One Printer from Epson, and at the end, I will include all the detailed technical specifications (the "specs"). 

What Is A "Supertank"? 

   What is an EcoTank or a Supertank? Basically, it is a large basin, or "tank" that is built into the printer that you fill up with ink before printing. In the case of the Epson EcoTank ET-8500 (or "ET-8500", as I will refer to it), there are multiple smaller tanks to accommodate the different colors of ink. I look at the word "Eco" in EcoTank and I can attribute that to just how "Eco"nomical a Supertank printer is by saving you a substantial amount of money and aggravation, from never having to deal with the hassles of ink cartridges ever again, but also, to how environmentally friendly (Eco-friendly) this is by reducing the amount of waste (zero cartridge waste)! 

   With that said, I now introduce you to the Epson EcoTank ET-8500, a sleek, cutting edge, All-in-One Printer. From the moment you unbox the ET-8500, everything about it screams "power". This is not a lightweight, flimsy unit. This is a big, bold printer that can help you simplify so much in your life, whether it is for business, personal, or both. 

Setting Up The Epson ET-8500: 

   The first step after unboxing the well-packaged and well-secured ET-8500 is to remove all the protective tape and materials from the unit, and there is a lot of it (do not forget to lift the scanner lid up, as well, since there are materials to remove there, too). Once I removed everything that I needed to, I plugged in the unit to an electrical outlet, pressed the power button, and on the nice big, colorful LCD screen, I selected "English", and followed the directions. I think it is important here to state just how sharp this LCD screen is on the unit, with a size of 4.3", with vibrant colors and crisp letters and numbers! It is intuitive, in other words, the steps make sense and are easy to follow, even if you do not have a technical background. 

   Since I was already on the Control Panel/LCD Screen, I figured it would be best to get the unit set up on my Wireless network (my Wi-Fi), and it was honestly quite easy. From the home screen, I tapped the little network symbol, then I selected Wi-Fi (Recommended), and then selected the Set-up wizard, which located my Wi-Fi network. From there, it was as easy as entering my Wi-Fi password, and tapping the screen one last time and like magic, the Epson ET-8500 was now configured and on my Wi-Fi network! The unit comes with a USB cable, as well, which you can use to connect and configure it via your laptop, and additionally, the Epson SmartPanel App allows you to connect to the printer remotely using your iPhone, Android, etc. I will get into my experience doing this during my review a little later. For now, we still need to add the ink and load the paper!

   OK, now it was time to really get hands on with the "tank", which entailed filling up the tanks with ink! The first step here is to remove the cap very gently on the black ink. I found this out the hard way and squeezed the bottle a little tight and realized you must do it with a little bit of finesse. Fill each of the tanks one-by-one, then close the cover for the ink tank, and make sure that you secure the cap on the ink bottles to save what is left in each bottle (as in my case, there definitely was some ink left after the tanks were filled up). Epson claims that there is enough ink for over 6,000 printed color pages, and although that might be hard to believe, this is such a cutting-edge technology that it most probably will hit or exceed that target!

   What I found interesting was a "Gray" ink, when I am normally used to Black ink cartridges and Color cartridges. I will elaborate on the impact of this ink a little later. 

   After the ink has "charged up", which, from what I can gather by watching the unit, is that ink flows from the tank to the actual apparatus that will do the printing (which logically seems like a time-saver when it comes time to print), I loaded up the paper. There are a few things to remember here, such as the type of paper matters; In other words, when you open the front cover, you can load up standard paper (A4/Letter Size, for example) in Cassette 2, but for Cassette 1, you can load up, for example, smaller paper (i.e., Photo Size). There is also a very convenient rear paper slot and feeder, which are great for other types of paper, for example, thicker stock (i.e., poster board) or other types of paper that may not feed via the front cassettes. 

   At this point, I had followed all the steps, and had in front of me the Epson ET-8500 locked and loaded, and ready for the next step, which was getting the software installed so I can start testing this baby! 

   There are a couple of ways that you can load up the Epson software to connect to and use the ET-8500; you can use the included CD if your laptop or desktop has a CD drive, or even easier, you can just point your browser to the provided Epson website link to download the required Epson drivers and Utilities. I selected this second option, as I found it much easier, but that is just a matter of preference. 

   The steps for installing the software with the Epson Drivers and Utilities is just as intuitive as the steps that I performed on the printer control panel/LCD Screen. Every step makes complete sense, and it is a breeze to install. The software is called Epson ScanSmart, which goes through the installation, and at the end, it will connect to your printer. If you recall earlier, I had already set up the printer on my wireless network, so I selected "Wireless Connection" at this step, but I could also have selected a Direct USB connection had I been configuring the printer to connect directly (physically) to my printer. So, you have a few options on how to get this set up.

   With the Epson ET-8500 loaded with ink, filled with paper, connected to the network, and with the software installed on my laptop, the fun time of testing and reviewing the ET-8500 was about to begin! 

Let's Get Testing!: 

   Since there would be virtually endless combinations and permutations of both paper size, paper stock (thickness), all multiplied by Black-ink Printing and multiplied by Color Printing, I decided to select the most common uses that I have from both a business use and from a personal perspective. For both business and personal, I do a lot of black ink printing (text & images) on letter size paper, as well as color printing on letter size paper, thick-stock paper, and I also print some of my photos on 4" x 6" photo stock. With that being said, I tested each of these types of printing, and will summarize my results, which I hope will prove helpful for you in my review of the Epson ET-8500!

   I collated a few things for my tests; an all-black ink text contract file with very few images, a color document file that we recently designed for a seminar, a few photo images that I took outdoors, as well as a hard copy of both the aforementioned contract and the color document advertisement (hard copies for testing the physical scanning feature shortly).

   My first test was printing out my black-ink contract file to Letter Size paper, which printed out at a decent speed (Epson states the speed at about 16 ISO ppm, or 16 pages per minute of black ink print speed). This was a 22-page contract, and it took about 95 seconds, so that seems just about right. The print was clear, crisp, and there was no smudging or smearing, and I was extremely satisfied with the print job. 

   The next test I ran was printing out a color advertisement, which I did on a thick stock paper, and for this test, I valued a sharp output more so than the speed itself, in other words, I valued the quality of the printed output more than the speed. This two-page output took a total of 14 seconds from the exact second that the paper started to physically enter the printer, which was fantastic, but, as mentioned, what was even more important to me was that this was a bold, vibrant, and gorgeous printed advertisement, and I firmly believe that it came out better than the folks we contracted with to print these out in bulk for an upcoming seminar! Crisp characters, sharp images, strong colors, with great transition between colors. Amazing!

   For the next test, I loaded up photo paper in the front cassette, and then printed out 2 photos that I recently took by the water, so there were a lot of blues and greens and some reds/oranges from the sunrise. These colors were all represented just as perfectly as on my previous color print job, and once again, at or above professional print quality. Each photo took about 17-19 seconds, which was perfectly fine, but as before, the end quality was more important to me, and it was really off-the-charts! 

   Earlier, I had mentioned the gray ink and the impact it had, and in the photos that I printed there were some trees off to the left side which were shaded before the sun hit them, and the shaded area in the photos was so full of life, with the shadows that were present that day perfectly represented using the gray ink. Stunning!

Multiple Great Features: 

   One of the other features in the "All-in-One" Epson ET-8500 is the Scanning feature, as well as the Copy feature. The unit has an ultra-convenient flatbed scanner on top, and to test how it scans/copies, I used two hard copies that I prepared, which was a page from my black-ink contract, as well as one of our colorful ads that I had printed recently. When you place the document on the flatbed, and select the option to start the scan, it is quite fast from that moment until you have a scanned image as your output. In both cases, the scanned image was impeccable. There was nothing that looked off from the original, and I felt that magnifying the image or using a magnifying glass to check for imperfections would be overkill. It all looked fantastic, whether it was the black ink scanned image or the color scanned image (In both cases, I wanted to mention, that I scanned these hard copies as images, and then printed the images, to compare the scanned output, and to take a closer look at the hard copy output).

   Everything that I tested to this point has been from my laptop, but I also wanted to talk about being able to do the same thing from my phone (My phone is an Android, but you can also do this from an Apple device). Installing the "Epson Smart Panel" app was as simple as downloading and installing it from the Google Play Store, and then following the steps to make sure that you can connect to the Printer (on the same wireless network as you). The App lets you do virtually everything you can do from your laptop right from your phone. Just to verify, I sent a print job through, and it was a seamless process!

The Wrap-Up: 

   In summary, the Epson ET-8500 is a fully featured, powerful, robust All-in-One Printer that allows you to accomplish the printing, scanning, and copying that you need to do for the purpose of both business and personal necessity. I found the features on the ET-8500 very well integrated, and I believe that it is the perfect addition to any home or office! 

   As mentioned earlier, the Technical Specifications ("specs") for the Epson ET-8500 are listed below. 

Thank you!

Have a Great Week, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
Rob Eisenstein
HomeRun Homes - Rent to Own Homes, since 2002
"Located at the Corner of Technology and Real Estate"
Rent to Own Homes and Real Estate Blog for HomeRun Homes: http://blogging.lease2buy.com
HomeRun Homes Websites: http://www.lease2buy.com and http://www.homerunhomes.com

TAGS: #Epson #EcoTank #ET-8500 #Wireless #AllInOne #Color #Printer #SuperTank



Printing Technology 6-color (BK, PB, C, M, Y, Gy)

Printer Language(s) ESC/P-R

Maximum Print Resolution 5760 x 1440 dpi

Print Speed Black 16.0 ISO ppm / Color 12.0 ISO ppm

2-sided Print Speed Black 6.0 ISO ppm / Color 5.0 ISO ppm

Borderless 4" x 6" Photo Print Speed 15 seconds (Draft

Mode, Premium Glossy Photo Paper)

Mobile and Voice-activated Printing:

Epson Connect™ Solutions Email Print, Remote Print,

Scan to Cloud

Applications Epson Smart Panel app, Epson Print Layout

app (iOS), Epson Creative Print app

Other Apple® AirPrint®, Android printing, Mopria® Print Service

Voice Activation Siri®, Google Assistant™, Epson Connect,

Amazon™ Alexa


Copy Speed Flatbed Black 15.0 ipm / Color 8.0 ipm

Copy Quality (Number of Colors)

256 gradations/16.7 mil colors

Maximum Copies 99 pages

Copy Resolution 300 x 600, 600 x 600 dpi (flatbed input)

Maximum Copy Size Letter (A4)

Copy Features Copy Resolution (Print): 360 x 360 dpi,

720 x 720 dpi, Automatic 1-sided to 2-sided copy

Reduction/Enlargement: 25 to 400%


Photoelectric Device CIS

Scanner Type Flatbed color image scanner

Maximum Hardware Resolution 1200 x 4800 dpi

Scan Size, Maximum (flatbed) 8.5" x 11.7" (216 x 297mm)

Maximum Resolution 9600 dpi interpolated

Scanner Bit Depth (color) 48-bit color input / 24-bit color output

Scan Compatibility TWAIN, WIA, ICA, TWAIN Reading

Resolution: 75~9600 dpi (1 dpi step), TWAIN Output Format: PDF,

JPEG, PNG, TIFF, Multi-TIFF, BMP (Windows), PICT (Mac®), Scan to

Computer Epson ScanSmart, Scan to Memory Device

Standard Connectivity:

Hi-Speed USB

Wireless Wi-Fi® 512, 802.11 b/g/n/a/ac

Wired Ethernet Ethernet (10/100)

Wi-Fi Direct® Yes

Memory Card Slots SD Card, USB

Operating Systems Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8.1

(32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit,

64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows XP SP3 or

later (32-bit), Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2 or later,

Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later, 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2,

2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, Mac OS® X 10.6.8 thru 10.15.x

Paper Handling:

Paper Sizes Legal, Letter, A4, Executive, 8" x 10", 5" x 7",

4" x 6", 3.5" x 5", A6, Half Letter, #10 Envelope, User Defined

(2.2" x 3.4" to 8.5" x 78.7")

Max. Paper Size 8.5" x 14" (Legal)

Max. Paper Weight Plain: 64-90 g/m, PPPG: 102-300 g/m

Max. Paper Thickness 1.3mm (Rear Straight Pass)

Borderless Printing Legal, Letter, A4, 8” x 10”, 5” x 7”, 4” x

6”, 3.5” x 5”

Paper Types Plain Paper, Bright White Paper, Photo Paper Glossy,

Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy,

Premium Semigloss Photo Paper, Ultra Premium Photo Paper

Luster, Presentation Paper Matte, Premium Presentation Paper

Matte, Velvet Fine Art Paper, Thin Paper, Card Stock

Envelope Types No. 10

Input Paper Capacity Front Tray 1: 20 sheets 5" x 7",

Front Tray 2: 100 sheets Letter/A4, Rear: 50 sheets Letter/A4,

Rear Straight Pass: 1 sheet

Output Tray Paper Capacity 50 sheets (plain paper, Letter),

20 sheets (PPPG)

Direct CD Printing Yes

2-sided (Duplex) Printing Automatic

Weight and Dimensions:

Printing (W x D x H) 15.9" x 24.1" x 13.7" (403 x 612 x 347mm)

Storage (W x D x H) 15.9" x 14.5" x 6.4" (403 x 369 x 162mm)

Weight 18.5 lb (8.4kg) printer only

Packaging Weight and Dimensions (W x D x H)

Dimensions: 20.7" x 17.3" x 10.1" (527 x 440 x 256 mm)

Weight: 25.1 lb (11.38 kg) box

What's in the Box:

EcoTank Photo ET-8500 all-in-one, Quick Setup Guide, Power

Cable, CD-ROM (User Guide, software), 1 bottle of 552 Photo

Black (70 mL), 1 bottle of 552 Black (70 mL) and 1 bottle each

of 552 Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Gray (70 mL)

Software Included Epson printer drivers, Epson Scan 2,

Epson ScanSmart, Epson Photo+


Display 4.3" touch LCD

Temperature Operating 50 ° to 95 °F (10 ° to 35 °C)

Temperature Storage -4° to 104 °F (-20° to 40 °C)

Relative Humidity

Operating: 20% - 80% RH

Storage: 5% - 85% RH

Sound Level (ISO7779) Sound Pressure/PC Printing (Plain

Paper default) Color: 47dB(A) or less

Rated Voltage AC 100 to 120 V

Rated Frequency 50 to 60 Hz

Rated Current 0.6A

Power Consumption

Standalone Copying (ISO/IEC 24712 Pattern): 17W

Ready Mode: 7.4W

Sleep Mode: 0.8W

Power Off Mode: 0.2W

Typical Electricity Consumption (TEC) 0.15kWh

Safety Approvals Safety Standards UL60950-1, CAN/

CSA-C22.2 No.60950-1, FCC Part15 Subpart B, ICES-003 Class B

Country of Origin Indonesia


Replacement Ink Bottles 552 Black ink bottle (70 mL) yield:

6700 pages; 552 Photo Black ink bottle (70 mL) yield: 7300

pages; 552 Gray ink bottle (70mL) yield: 46,600; 552 color (Cyan,

Magenta, Yellow) ink bottles (70 mL) yield: 6200 pages

Epson strongly recommends the use of genuine ink to ensure

optimal print quality and performance.

Eco Features:

ENERGY STAR® qualified

RoHS Complaint

Recyclable product

Epson America. Inc. is a SmartWay® Transport Partner

January 28, 2021

Take Color Document Scanning To Another Level With The Epson ES-580W

 Hi Friends,

   I hope everyone is doing well, and I pray you and your families have been keeping safe. 

   With tax time fast approaching, this is the time of year that many of us start scrambling to locate all of the receipts, invoices, etc. that we need in order to file our taxes. This chaotic and frenzied burst of energy is stressful, and the reality is that with technology, it does not have to be that way anymore! 

   Instead of those bulky folders with receipts of all sizes and papers that are stapled together and fading out or have smeared over the past year, wouldn't it be much easier to have all of those receipts and documents digitized? Wouldn't it be great if you could take these digital versions of your important receipts and papers and organize them into folders, based on, for example, the type of expenses that they are? Wouldn’t it be great to save these files directly to a cloud drive, like Dropbox or Google Drive, for example? 

   If you have not guessed, I am describing the benefits of a scanner to help you get organized, whether it be in your business or your personal life. One step further, how about a document scanner that is wireless, color, and can duplex (scan both sides of a document), all with the greatest of ease?

   Enter the Epson Workforce ES-580W Wireless Color Duplex Desktop Document Scanner, the solution to all of your worries and stresses that surround getting organized! I have had the pleasure of reviewing this great Document Scanner, and I have the even greater pleasure of presenting you with everything that I found in testing out the ES-580W!


   At first glance, you may be a little confused about the relatively small size of the box, however, that is part of the allure of the ES-580W. When you remove it from the box and take off all of the packing materials surrounding it, you will be extremely impressed at this cool scanner! I was impressed by how sharp it looks, and also, one of the first things that struck me was the large 4.3" Touchscreen! 

   When you power up the ES-580W, the sharp colors of the Touchscreen are truly striking! Through this intuitive and helpful panel, you can perform all of the fun, exciting, and important functions of the Scanner. For example, this is where you set up your wireless connection, as well as perform your scanning either for physical output to paper or as a file saved up to your cloud drive or cloud storage. I will definitely be giving you more details on this as we go! 

   Taking a step back, after situating it on a very crowded work area (which is a major benefit of the relatively small size of the ES-580W...it fits literally anywhere!) and powering it on, my first step was connectivity. Connecting to my Wireless Network was as quick and as simple as authenticating (just like you would add any other device onto your network, like a phone, tablet, desktop, laptop, etc.). 

   The first thing I did was download the software for the ES-580W, which included the Epson ScanSmart on my laptop, and additionally, I also downloaded the Epson Smart Panel App on my Android phone. More to come on why I did this shortly! As far as I see it, at this point, I am ready to start testing out this little beast and see how fast it scans, the quality of the scans that it performs, and I am also ready to check out all of the great features of the ES-580W!

   First, before starting our tests, I prepared a scanning pile of both all black-type and also other documents and items with color and still others with images, so, basically, a few contract documents, some receipts, some flyers, and a bunch of business cards!


   When I have tested a scanner previously, I checked the specs first, and then tested it out to see if I came close to that same speed, but I did it in reverse this time. One of the vendor contracts that I have laying around (because I am a work "geek") was extremely lengthy, running roughly 32 pages of mostly all black type. There were definitely some images mixed in, however, it is about 85-90% text. I sent this through as my first test, and it scanned through the batch after a total of 58 seconds. To me, this was really quite fast, but, I did a little math to quantify that statement. 

   The stated scan speeds are 35 ppm, or 35 pages per minute (of all text) and 70 ipm, or 70 images per minute. Normally, based on this, if this contract was all text and no images, 32 pages should have taken about 54 seconds. However, as I mentioned, 10-15% of the contract had some images and infographics, so 58 seconds was very impressive. 

   Within the papers and documents that I prepared to scan, I have about 20 that have text on both sides of the page. Using these pages, I was able to test the speed of the duplex scanning feature and as the ES-580W was blazing through this part of my test and handling all of the work of scanning both sides of each page, it made me realize how much of a time saver this feature is. I have spent literally countless hours scanning pages and then having to flip them over to scan the other side, but the ES-580W does all of the work for you! 

   Taking this one step further, I scanned in some cash receipts I had which were a little bent and somewhat mangled from being crammed in a folder, and I was afraid that they would jam during the scanning process, however, I noticed that not only does the ES-580W sense the contours of the paper, it also makes sure that what you are scanning does not get jammed and skew (basically, rotate), and give you those skewed/bunched up scan results of which we are probably all familiar with and can all agree that we totally detest! 

   The reason for this truly "smart"/"intelligent" function is the protection and reliability that is built into the ES-580W. The Epson "Image Processing Technology" is the reason behind this "magic", and some of the other benefits from this technology are protection against missing pages ("Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection") and preventing against damage caused by staples ("Paper Protection"). All of these features work in tandem to provide you the best possible scan results.

   On the topic of scan results, whether I scanned to my Computer or scanned to E-mail, and whether I scanned all black text or a mix of black and color and with or without images, the results were all sharp, with crisp letters and images, and truly vibrant colors that were flawless, at least to the naked eye.


   There were several features that I was extremely excited to try, such as previewing scans via the Epson ScanSmart software, scanning to my cloud drive (Dropbox), scanning from my Android phone, and scanning to a USB stick without needing to use any other device!

   Earlier, I mentioned that I had downloaded the Epson ScanSmart software to my laptop, and the reason I did his was to not only scan from my laptop, but also, to be able to test out what I found to be some of the awesome features of this software. The best part of this software was being able to preview my scans, meaning that if I did not like how it would scan, I would have the option of using a different copy to scan before committing to the scan. Again, everything I have found was geared towards saving time and producing quick, quality scan results. 

  Another couple of things to mention regarding the Epson software, which I did not get a chance to test were the ability to connect to document libraries/document management software using the included universal "TWAIN" drivers, which would prove quite helpful in an office setting. Also, there is an immensely helpful feature that converts scanned documents into searchable PDF files using OCR, or Optical Character Recognition. This is a huge feature and can really help you save time when you need to scan in a huge number of documents, and you do not want to read through every scanned document in order to find exactly what you need to find if you are limited with time.

   Like so many of us, I depend heavily on my cloud drive (Dropbox) for storage of my most critical work and personal documents. Epson realizes the importance of these cloud drives and provides a simple way to scan directly to folders on your cloud drive. First, you need to register your cloud drive via Epson Connect, whether it is Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Evernote, etc. Once you do this, it is super easy; just place your document on the scanner, select "Cloud", and follow the prompts. This feature is absolutely priceless!

   Earlier, I had also mentioned that I downloaded the Epson Smart Panel App on my Android phone. So many of us are constantly on the move that the ease of being able to send a scan directly from our phones makes life so much easier. All that I needed to do in order to make this happen was to put the document on the scanner, launch the Epson Smart Panel App on my phone, and just follow the instructions. It was a pleasure and very liberating being able to scan "on the go" and not being tethered to my laptop!

   One great feature I like to call, "No computer? No worries". If you do not have any devices available to scan to (i.e., Laptop, Desktop, Phone, etc.), but you have an external USB device (such as a USB Memory Stick/Flash drive/thumb drive), you can scan directly to that USB device! This is even easier than it sounds; I plugged a brand-new USB Memory stick into the back of the Scanner (in the USB port), I placed one of my documents on the Scanner, selected "Memory Device" from the menu, and followed the prompts. It scanned and saved to my USB Memory stick. No computer or any other intermediary device was needed! Of course, I removed the USB stick when it completed to verify that the scan was on it, and after plugging it into the USB port on my laptop, I saw the scan file that was created. I opened it up and verified that not only did it scan and save it to the USB drive, but it did so flawlessly!


   What I look for in technology is flexibility; "Will it make my life easier, and, can it do so without compromising quality?". Testing and reviewing the Epson WorkForce ES-580W was the best way to allow me to answer those questions. 

   Making life easier very closely correlates with saving time. With the features such as scanning two sides at once (duplex scanning), blazing fast scanning speeds, and the 100-Sheet Auto Document Feeder (ADF), I firmly believe that my life would be easier by using these features and qualities. 

   Versatility is another key factor in making life easier, and the wide variety of items that can be scanned (documents, receipts, plastic cards, business cards, etc.), coupled with the fact that you can scan documents that can range up to 240", all go along with making things easy! 

   The second part of what I look for, which was not compromising quality as a trade-off for making life easier), the proof is in the high-quality scanned output, and the sharp, vibrant, and vivid colors/images produced by scanning with the ES-580W. There is not one thing that I can pick out that has compromised the quality to spite the flexibility and versatility of this scanner. 

   If I were pressed for one thing to say that the ES-580W is missing, the only thing I could say is that I wish it had a flatbed scanner. However, here is where one of those "trade-offs" would come into play; a flatbed would make this a much larger unit, and would require substantially more space, and thus, part of what makes life easy is not having to make more space for the ES-580W...it just "fits" perfectly into life...and keeping with that theme... makes life easier!

Have a Great Week, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
Rob Eisenstein
HomeRun Homes - Rent to Own Homes, since 2002
"Located at the Corner of Technology and Real Estate"
Rent to Own Homes and Real Estate Blog for HomeRun Homes: http://blogging.lease2buy.com
HomeRun Homes Websites: http://www.lease2buy.com and http://www.homerunhomes.com

TAGS: #Epson #ES-580W #Wireless #Scanner #Color #Document #Office #RealEstate



Epson Workforce ES-580W Wireless Color Duplex Desktop Document Scanner
Type Sheet-fed, 1-pass duplex color scanner.
Sensor Type Color Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Light Source 3-color RGB LED
Optical Resolution 600 dpi
Maximum Interpolated Resolution 1200 dpi
Color/Grayscale Scan Mode (bit depth)
30-bit input/24-bit output
Buttons Double-feed Detect, Skip, Slow Scan Mode, Scan,
Stop, Wireless Connect, Wireless On/Off
Auto Document Feeder
Capacity: 100 sheets paper
Document Size: Minimum: 2" x 2", Maximum: 8.5" x 240" at
200 dpi, Maximum: 8.5" x 215" at 300 dpi,
Maximum: 8.5" x 53" at 600 dpi
Paper Weight: 27 – 413 g/m
Scan Speed (letter-size)
35 ppm/70 ipm: 300 dpi Black-and-White, Color, Gray
Connectivity Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, SuperSpeed USB 3.0
Daily Duty Cycle 4,000 sheets
Consumables Roller Assembly Kit: 200,000 cycles
USB Flash Memory 1x

System Requirements:
Windows® 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit),
Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Mac® OS X® 10.11.x to macOS® 10.15.x
Software requires Internet connection for download
and installation.

Environmental Conditions
Temperature (Operating): 41 ° to 95 °F (5 ° to 35 °C)
Storage: -13 ° to 140 °F (-25 ° to 60 °C)
Humidity (Operating): 10 – 80% (no condensation)
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC (50/60 Hz)

Power Consumption:
Operation: 13 W
Wireless: 18 W
Sleep: 1.4 W
Ready: 6.9 W
Off: 0.1 W

Warranty 1-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada
Country of Origin Indonesia

Weight and Dimensions (W x D x H)
Product Only: 11.6" x 6.7" x 6.6" 8.2 lb
Product in Package: 14.5" x 12.5" x 10.4" 10.4 lb

Software Included:
Epson ScanSmart software, Presto! BizCard® OCR
Software requires Internet connection for download and
Driver Support TWAIN

What’s in the Box:
ES-580W document scanner, Start Here poster, SuperSpeed
USB cable, AC adapter and power cable

Eco Features:
ENERGY STAR® qualified
RoHS compliant
Recyclable product

December 5, 2020

Exuding Power and Functionality; The Epson WF-7840 All-In-One Printer

Hi Friends, 

   It is the Holiday Season, and at least in the Northeast, that reminiscent and very-welcomed chill is in the air! I hope all of you have been keeping safe during the pandemic.

   Today, I have the honor of introducing you to a great new All-In-One Multi-Function Printer (MFP), which includes the functions of printing, copying, scanning and faxing, all in one single device. One of the many benefits of this new printer is its ability to print in "Wide-Format", and through the incorporated wide-format printing capabilities, print sizes are allowed up to 13” x 19”. This amazing new offering from Epson is the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7840.


   Unboxing the WF-7840, you begin to realize just how large this printer actually is in person! Once it is unboxed, and you set up the 250-Sheet Cassette paper trays, the device looms even larger! The two internal trays (including a rear paper feed) will allow you to use multiple different types of paper, all at once. The ink cartridges that come with the printer (812I) are for use in setting up the printer, "priming" the printer, and for use thereafter. This ink is incredibly high quality "Durabrite", and is a pigment-based ink, making it water-resistant on many types of paper (which comes in very handy in an oppressively humid environment or climate, such as New York City in July and August, when everything feels humid to the touch!).


   When you first turn on the WF-7840 "cold", it's a little noisy, but when the Printer is on but is "sleeping", it's more of a quick start and it's ready to go in an instant. Once you get rolling with the WF-7840, it runs at what I consider a whisper-quiet tone and seems quieter than other models I have used previously, perhaps the result of progressive technology.

   The star of the show in setting up the WF-7840 is the 4.3" LCD touchscreen, which walks you through the set-up process, from selecting your language, country, and other printer settings, such as loading the paper and the ink. The screen tilts and adjusts so you can configure the printer using the most comfortable angle. Additionally, the graphics are strong and intuitive, and the response from your selections are instantaneous and very accurate, and it seems like it has discounted any fat-finger moments that we are all guilty of sometimes when typing!

   The CD that comes with the WF-7840 contains the Epson Driver and Utilities Software (the set-up process also installs the TWAIN drivers) and the User Guide. Once online, Epson’s software (which can also be downloaded from the Epson website) handles configuration and adds the WF-7840 to your available printers.

   Within 10 minutes, you should be all set up and ready to print, scan, copy, and fax! In terms of these aforementioned "functions" of this multi-function printer, let us take a look at how well each of them performs!


   When looking at the "speed" of a printer, the widely accepted benchmarks that are used are the Pages per Minute (PPM) output that the printer is capable of producing. This is further broken down into the speed of printing black only and printing color, and then further sub-divided into printing a single-sided page and a double-sided page, or "duplex" printing.

   The Epson WF-7840 specifications show a print speed of 25 PPM for single-sided black-only, and 16 PPM for double-sided black-only. The specifications for color are stated as 12 PPM for a single-sided printed page, and 9 PPM for a double-sided printed page.

   Of course, I always take specifications from any vendor as averages, and I like to test the single-sided print speeds, as that is the function I use most often. In order to do so, I used the stopwatch function on my phone and sent through 25-pages of invoice files (as one composite file) as a black-only print job with some images to test the single-sided speed. The results: I hit a total of just 56 seconds at the end of the print job, meaning that I would have crossed over 25 PPM, which is incredible!

   Next, I had a color presentation file (with images) that I limited to 12 pages for the color speed test, and the results of my single-sided color printing test came out at exactly 60 seconds, fully on target with the 12 PPM as specified.

   The results were incredibly impressive!


   It is one thing for a printer to have blinding speed, but, without quality printing, the speed is absolutely irrelevant. So, my next task was to examine the physical printed output from my speed tests to verify the overall quality of printing via the WF-7840.

   First, let us focus on the black-only printing, which reveals a nice and gradual transition in tones, and the best way to describe it is going from white page to gray to black, basically, gray scale. The lines and angles in the images were sharp, and holding the page close to my eyes, I did not detect any "bleeding" of the black ink.

   With exceptional quality results from the black-only print job, I had high expectations for the results of the color print job output from the speed test. I performed the same inspection as I did with the black-only print job, and all of the transitions from one color to the next were perfect, without any defects as far as I could inspect. There was no color bleeding on the page, and the colors were bold and vivid!

   In the interest of also examining the quality of wide-format print jobs, I sent through two small print jobs of wide/large format, one using black-only ink and the other using color ink. Just as I had expected, the same quality of black/grayscale and bold color with perfect transitions that I found when printing letter size was also evident upon printing out my wide format test print jobs! Perfection!


   Now that we have looked at the print speed and the print quality of the Epson WF-7840, let us now turn our attention to some of its other great features and functions.

   Scanning with the WF-7840 is extremely easy and quite efficient. You have the option of scanning either single-sided or double-sided documents, and with an option for wide-format scanning, you are able to scan these in at the pinnacle of quality with incredible resolution!

   Once you have the Epson software installed, it is quite seamless, because all you need to do at that point is to place the photo, document, etc. on the flatbed/scanning glass and the software launches. Additionally, you can use the Auto Document Feeder (ADF) for 11” x 17” document sizes, and the ADF also has the capability to scan both sides of your page ("duplexing"). This "duplexing" feature using the ADF is quite efficient, and auto-adjusts to avoid skewing to one side or misfeeding and having a jam in the feeder. Those are some incredible benefits, along with being able to duplex quickly and conveniently for two-sided printing without needing to re-feed the paper - features that I had not realized I wanted in a printer for my home office until I used it for the first time.

   Just one more note on the trays and how helpful they are; the power delivery tray is incredibly cool and extremely useful. What this means is that this tray automatically retracts when the unit is off or you have selected it to retract, but when you send/scan/print/fax a document, this tray automatically slides out so that your documents don't start dropping to the floor and sliding across the room, because sometimes, we will scan, print, or fax something and move on to other work, and then we have to go and retrieve the hard copies that we sent from every corner of the room (of course, made even worse when you have a ceiling fan running!)

   Once scanning has completed, you have choices that allow you to attach the scanned file to an E-mail, to save it, or to send to a Cloud storage drive, such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc. This ties the entire scanning process of the WF-7840 into a seamless process, end-to-end. Exactly what we need to remove extra steps and extra work in our already-complex lives!

   As a natural combination of both printing and scanning, the copying/photocopying function also performed exactly as expected, after testing via copying using the flatbed and the ADF.

   Another of the primary functions of the WF-7840, albeit, not used as often as it once was, is Faxing. I tested this out in a very similar manner to the scanning and copying functions; via the flatbed (scanner glass), the ADF, as well as via an application (using the fax driver), and sending to my secondary number that is connected through to a fax input receiver. All methods resulted in transmission and receipt of exactly what I had expected, which was perfect! There is also a quick and convenient way to fax documents and images directly from a USB stick/USB disk drive plugged directly into the front of the WF-7840, and then you can also print documents, photos, etc. directly from that USB disk!

   As a test in reverse, I sent several faxes to the WF-7840, and these results were also exactly as expected, and the exciting part here is that you have multiple ways to store the incoming faxes, aside from just printing them when they arrive, for example, you could forward them to a shared network folder, save it as a PDF file, or you could store it in the printer memory.

   Many of the above functions can be enhanced and tweaked using the Epson utility software, such as customizing and printing photos, etc. Additionally, the Epson Printer App allows you to print from your phone (documents and photos) and send scans to your device. I tried a lot of these features, and found them to be quite intuitive, and extremely convenient for a mobile lifestyle.

   In keeping with the concept of a mobile lifestyle, having a printer that is completely wireless can make it quick and easy to get work done without being glued to your seat all day long! For example, you have the option of using Wi-Fi direct, allowing you to send anything from your laptop, phone, tablet, desktop, etc., and even though we have a wireless router at home, it would not be a prerequisite in order to enjoy the benefits of Wi-Fi direct printing at home from our phone or computer.


   It's no secret that Epson puts out a quality product, but until you physically have a WF-7840 in front of you, it's hard to truly describe the efficiency and quality that you will gain from this beast!

   Overall, the full set of features and functions in the WF-7840 are cutting edge and truly over and above the best and most state-of-the-art printers on the market today. If I was hard-pressed to "complain" about one thing about WF-7840, that would not be an easy task, however, my only complaint (if you could even call it that), is that I wish the power cord was just a little bit longer to make the stretch to the outlet. However, that is nothing that a handy power strip could not help remedy!

   In reflecting on the stress-testing that I performed, I found the WF-7840 incredibly user-friendly, and the quality of the print jobs were incredibly sharp and vibrant. Further, when transitioning to the very special feature of wide-format printing in the past with other printers, I had seen a reduction in quality in terms of resolution and overall appearance, however, Epson has taken that out of the equation, and produces almost flawless output! The benefits that are provided by this strong feature of the WF-7840 will span not only workgroups, but will extend to those professionals working in the architectural field, as well as those in technical and mechanical fields, so, basically, those professionals with the need to produce wide-format output. These derived benefits will extend to both the business user in a home office or to users in a business office.

   For all of those professionals that either work from home (which is a growing amount of the population) or those who work in business offices, this will allow you to begin producing documents with print-shop quality from within your own office setting versus the previous need to travel back and forth to a print shop/copy center (as well as incurring the costs associated with those journeys!).

   To summarize my experience, I can only say “Kudos” to Epson on an incredible addition to their line of Multi-Function Printers with the versatile, efficient, and powerful Epson WorkForce WF-7840!

Have a Great Week, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
Rob Eisenstein
HomeRun Homes - Rent to Own Homes, since 2002
"Located at the Corner of Technology and Real Estate"
Rent to Own Homes and Real Estate Blog for HomeRun Homes: http://blogging.lease2buy.com
HomeRun Homes Websites: http://www.lease2buy.com and http://www.homerunhomes.com

TAGS: #Epson #WF-7840 #Printer #Scanner #Multi-Function #TWAIN #Printing #Office #RealEstate


What's In The Box:

WorkForce Pro WF-7840 printer
Quick setup guide
CD-ROM with drivers
Power cord
4x DURABrite Ultra Ink cartridges (1x Black ink cartridge and 3x color ink cartridges: 1x Cyan, 1x Magenta, 1x Yellow)


Printing Technology:
PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology (MicroTFP2)

Maximum Print Resolution:
4800 x 2400 dpi

ISO Print Speed:
25 ISO ppm (black), 12 ISO ppm (color)

2-Sided ISO Print Speed:
16 ISO ppm (black), 9 ISO ppm (color)

Minimum Ink Droplet Size:
3.8 picoliters

Note: Ink Cartridges: 4x individual ink cartridges (1x Cyan, 1x Magenta, 1x Yellow and 1x Black)

Ink Type: 
DURABrite Ultra pigment ink

Replacement Ink:
812 Standard-capacity Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow (Yield, ISO pages – Black: 350, Color: 300), 812XL High-capacity Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow (Yield, ISO pages – Black: 1,100, Color: 1,100), 812XXL Extra high-capacity Black (Yield, ISO pages – Black 2,200) Printer is designed for use with Epson cartridges only, not third-party cartridges or ink.


Operating Systems:
Windows® 10, Windows 8, 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2, Windows Server® 2003 SP2 – Windows Server 20197 Mac®OS X® 10.6.8 – macOS® 10.15.x

Operating: 50° to 95°F (10° to 35°C)
Storage: -4° to 104°F (-20° to 40°C)

Operating: 20 – 80%

5 – 85% (no condensation)

Sound Level:
Power 6.3 B(A)
Pressure 48 dB(A)

Printing: 20.3" x 38.4" x 20.5"
Storage: 20.3" x 17.7" x 13.8"

45.4 lbs

Eco Features:
ENERGY STAR® qualified
RoHS compliant
Recyclable product
Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWay® Transport Partner

Safety Approvals:
Safety: UL60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
EMC: FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B, ICES-003 Class B

Country of Origin:

1-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada


ISO Copy Speed:
Copy Speed Flatbed: 23 ISO ipm (black), 10 ISO ipm (color)

Copy Quality:
Text / Text and Image / Text and Image (Best) / Photo

Copy Quantity:
1-999 pages

Maximum Copy Size:
11" x 17" (A3)

Copy Features:
Automatic 2-sided, Preview, ID Copy, Collate, Reduction/Enlargement (25-400%), Adjustable Copy Density

Specifications Scanner:

Scanner Type:
Color flatbed / Automatic 2-sided ADF

Photoelectric Device:
CIS Sensor

Optical Resolution:
1200 dpi

Hardware Resolution:
1200 x 2400 dpi

Maximum Resolution:
9600 dpi interpolated

Color Bit Depth:
48-bit color input, 24-bit color output

Scan Bed Size:
11" x 17" / A3

Scanner Features:
Automatic 2-sided Scan, Scan to PC, Scan to Cloud6, Scan to Email, Scan to Network Folder, Scan to FTP, Scan to Memory Device, Scan to ScanSmart, Remove Shadow/ Punch Holes

Maximum Scan Area:
11.7" x 17" max

Scan Features:

Scan File Formats: PDF, JPEG, TIFF, Multi-TIFF, BMP (Win), PNG

Automatic Document Feeder:

50 sheets, 2-sided

Document Sizes:
11" x 17" / A3 max. size

Daily Duty Cycle:
Up to 50,000 pages (recommended monthly page volume: up to 2,500 pages)


Fax Speed:
33.6 Kbps

Receive memory 6 MB, Page memory 550 pages

Speed Dials:
200 (max.)

PC Fax:
Send/Receive/Fax to Email/Fax to Folder

Black-and-white and color capable


Standard Connectivity:
Hi-Speed USB
Wireless (802.11 b/g/n/a/ac)
Wi-Fi Direct3
Ethernet (10/100 Mbps)

Mobile Printing Solutions:

Epson Connect:
Epson Email Print, Epson Remote Print, Epson Smart Panel App (iOS, Android), Epson iPrint™ App (iOS®, Android™), Creative Print App (iOS, Android)

Apple® AirPrint®, Android printing, Mopria® Print Service

Paper Handling:

PC-Free Paper Support:
A6, A4, A3, SuperB, 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", #10, Half Letter, Executive, Oficio 9, Letter, 8.5" x 13", Mexico-Oficio, Legal, 11" x 17"

Paper Sizes:
4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.5" x 11", 8.5" x 14", 11" x 17", 13" x 19", A4, A6, Half Letter, Executive, User-definable (5" – 47.2" in length)

Maximum Paper Size:
13" x 19" (A3+)

Paper Types:
Plain Paper, Bright White Paper, Multi Purpose Plus, Premium Presentation Paper Matte, Presentation Paper Matte, Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Premium Photo Paper Semi-Gloss, Photo Paper Glossy, Card Stock, Envelope

Borderless Sizes:
Up to A3 (11" x 17")

Envelope Types:
No. 10

Input Paper Capacity:
Two 250-sheet trays (500 total) plain paper up to 80 g/m2, 10 envelopes, 50 sheets photo paper

Printer Details:

4.3" LCD touchscreen

Printer Language:
Epson ESC/P® Raster, ESC/P-R

Software Included:
Epson printer driver, Epson Scan 2, Epson ScanSmart, Epson FAX Utility


Rated Voltage:
AC 100 – 120 V

Rated Frequency:
50 – 60 Hz

Rated Current:
0.6 A

Power Consumption:
ISO/IEC 24712 Pattern: Standalone Copying 20 W; Ready Mode: 8.8 W; Sleep Mode: 0.8 W; Power Off: 0.2 W


February 12, 2019

Road-Warriors Rejoice! The New Epson Workforce ES-50 Portable Document Scanner Does it All!

Hi Folks,

   Thanks for joining us today for a review of what you will find to be one of the most interesting devices that we will review together. For those of you that are on the road often (Sales, Marketing, Execs, Small Biz Owners....literally anyone), you will wonder why you have not found a tool like this one sooner!

   Probably one of the most important things when you're traveling is your baggage; how heavy your bags are and how much stuff you have inside your bags. If you're traveling with hardware such as a scanner, you can't take one of the large office scanners. They serve their purpose while in the office, but to take them on the road is impractical. Enter the Epson Workforce ES-50 Portable Document Scanner. This small, light, and sturdy portable scanner really fits the bill when traveling for work. When using this scanner, it doesn't take up much space (you just need to leave space behind it for when the paper feeds through the back of it). You don't need power cables because it feeds power directly from the USB port on your laptop, which really is the true indication of portability. It's very simple to use and coupled with the fact that you can carry it in your laptop bag or separately, or even stick it in a drawer if need be for occasional use makes this is a great portable color scanner that is fun to use!

   Setting up this device you'll find is a very user-friendly process. Basically, all you're doing is connecting it to your computer and it'll prompt you to download what you need from Epson's website. It's that simple! This download location is also included in your quick start guide. In no time flat you'll be scanning along and being productive.

   Multi-tasking is key, so if you are on a call and at the same time, scanning in a document, the last thing you need is the squeaking sound and clicking sound some scanners make. Very annoying and quite disruptive! With the ES-50, all the sounds you will hear is paper as it moves through the scanner! That's it! The speed of the scans is also conducive to multi-tasking, because it took 5, maybe 6 seconds to scan in a document, and then you will see a preview of your scan. If you need to scan multiple pages as part of the same file, just click the button to continue the current scan job. It is that fast and that easy!!

   Quality was perfect for the purpose of this portable scanner. Basically, you're going to be scanning in receipts, bills, business cards, and other documents, and you're going to get quality image output in a quick and efficient manner. Even flimsy, beat up receipts will make it through with good quality, even if it looks like they are skewing in one direction while scanning! The software will correct them!

   Now, more about this diverse software, which is both Windows and Mac compatible, and is quite a solid program bundled together! Once you have scanned an item, you can view it and save it to a hard drive, send it up to Google Drive, export it to Word, Excel or another program. You're even able to set resolution, image type, and there are some more advanced features like skew and rotating the image, enhancing brightness and such. True, there are a lot of different features to use, and who knows if you even need to use all of them because there are so many of them. However, it is better to have them then to wish you had them, right? A good example here is that I had some documents with marks on them from a binder, and they also had hole punches. I was able to remove those marks, which was pretty cool! Further, there is OCR software (optical character recognition), which allows you to put the output of your scan into searchable PDF files. This is massively helpful for folks that need to categorize and document by customer name or by customer number. You can then search and sort documents by customer name or customer number. Overall a very intuitive suite of software that allows you to scan anything...documents to business cards to receipts...basically, anything!


   What I really like about this scanner is that once you have the software installed you don't have to go through a process of first opening the software on your laptop and then waiting for it to load up!! As soon as you put a document into the Scanner and you push the button to scan, it will automatically launch the software, which is a huge help. You may not realize it, but when you actually have that feature, it's pretty cool and it becomes almost indispensable...definitely something you don't want to do without.

   If you're on the road often, this is definitely the portable scanner to have with you, because it will help you be incredibly productive!

I've included the Full Technical Specs of the ES-50 for your review:


Fastest and lightest mobile single-sheet-fed document scanner in its class
small, portable scanner ideal for easy, on-the-go scanning

Fast Scans
Scans a single page in as fast as 5.5 seconds

Versatile Paper Handling
scans documents up to 8.5" x 72", as well as ID cards and receipts
Smart tools to easily scan and organize documents

Epson ScanSmart Software makes it easy to scan, review and save

USB Powered
connect to your computer; no batteries or external power supply required

Includes Nuance OCR
create searchable PDFs and editable Word and Excel files
Scan to the cloud — scan files directly to online storage accounts with the included software
Compatible with Windows and Mac — works with your existing system; TWAIN driver included
Included TWAIN driver — compatible with virtually any software
Automatic Feeding Mode — combine multi-page scans into one file; scanner automatically accepts each new sheet as it’s inserted

Eco Features
RoHS compliant
Recyclable product

What's In The Box:
WorkForce ES-50 Document Scanner
Start Here poster
USB cable
Maintenance sheets

Specifications Scanner:
Scanner Type:
Mobile, Sheet-fed 1-pass color scanner

Optical Resolution:
600 dpi

Hardware Resolution:
600 dpi

Maximum Resolution:
1200 dpi

Color Bit Depth:
16−bit input

Grayscale Bit Depth:
8−bit output

Optical Sensor:
Color Contact Image Sensor (CIS)

Light Source:
3-color RGB LED

Scanning Speed:
10 ppm (300 dpi Black-and- White, Color, Gray 1-sheet scan speed)

Operating Systems:
Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) SP1
Mac OS X 10.11.x – macOS 10.14.x

Operating: 10 – 85% (no condensation)

Operating Temperature:
41 to 95F (5 to 35C)

Product in Package: 13.3" x 5.6" x 2.6"
Product Only: 10.7" x 1.8" x 1.3"

Product Only: 0.59 lb
Product in Package: 1.2 lb

One-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada

Scan Features:
Scan Start/Stop

Standard Connectivity:
USB 2.0

Scanner Details:
Included Software:
Epson Scan 2, Epson ScanSmart with Nuance OCR engine requires Internet connection for download and installation.

Power Consumption:
Operation: 2.1 W
Sleep: 0.4 W
Ready: 1.1 W
Off: 0.1 W

Power Requirements:
5 V DC (USB Bus)

Have a Great Week, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
Rob Eisenstein
HomeRun Homes - Rent to Own Homes, since 2002
"Located at the Corner of Technology and Real Estate"
Rent to Own Homes and Real Estate Blog for HomeRun Homes: http://blogging.lease2buy.com
HomeRun Homes Websites: http://www.lease2buy.com and http://www.homerunhomes.com

TAGS: #Epson #Scanner #Portable #ES-50 #Travel #Office #Home #Document

December 22, 2017

The Epson DS-575W Scanner; Small in Stature, Behemoth in Results

Hi Folks,
   I hope that you are all enjoying a fantastic Holiday season thus far. I had some unique messages about my last post, both good and mediocre. Nothing bad, which is good, (using up the one daily double-negation that I've allotted for myself!!)

   Today, we are going to take a small step away from Rent-to-Own and from Cryptocurrency and even Real Estate, for a few short moments, so that we can discuss a topic we can all agree on, and that is Efficient Document Management. Pay attention to each of those words, as they will hold validity once you've read this post.

   Without further intro, I present to you the Epson WorkForce DS-575W Document Scanner, a small package that packs a big punch.

   From the moment you open the box and take out the Scanning Unit, especially if you have handled many large scanners and printers, your first thought might be, "Uh Oh". You might wonder how this device that is close in size to a 4-slice toaster can perform to such lofty heights that are claimed in it's technical specifications ("Specs"). You look at it and see that is fits so neatly and does not hog up excessive space and you scratch your head. If you get that feeling, shake it off, it won't last long. The small size and non-invasive space this Scanner takes up is not to be looked at as a weakness, rather, as another benefit in the list....another virtual feather in it's cap.


   Let's first look at Set-up, as I know for those folks not as technical as some of us Geeks, high-end technology can be a little confusing at times. I had a cousin in for the holidays and he's always been in fields where the workers do not need to use technology or devices, so I put him to work as my non-technical tester, and I am obligated to mention that he asked in return that I grill some hamburgers....you know...in 20 degree weather. Being a good sport, I obliged (Brrrr!!).

   Anyway, getting back to the point here, I had him follow the steps and he had it up and running in no time flat. You have options to configure the unit via USB or wirelessly, which is great having both options.

   Now, at first, I thought the software was dragging it's feet, but I later attributed that to hardware latency on my end. There are a full set of features with the TWAIN Software, like skew remedies and detection of double-feed, which toggles. You can also set up types of jobs and destinations for the finished product, which is great when you talk about "Efficient Document Management".

   All I ask is that a software be intuitive, and to be an asset, not a hindrance, and that is exactly what Epson accomplishes, with a full-featured, full-functionality partner to go along with it's short but powerful Scanner.

   I touched on this above, because there is an option to toggle (turn on and off) duplicate (simultaneous front and; back) scanning, better known as "duplexing". The Huge 50-page capacity document Auto-Document-Feeder (ADF) is just what the doctor ordered, and with duplex scanning coupled with the software capability to connect the two sides as if they were one, that's pretty darn helpful, folks.

   What does this Scanner specialize in? Legal-sized paper, Sheets of paper, receipts (crumpled up receipts, as well), hard-surface laminated papers and documents, It can even take envelopes, and the spectrum of what it can pass through and reproduce digitally seems endless, at a lightning fast clip.. More on Speed and Quality shortly.

   Setting up my Android and my cousin's Apple devices were a snap (remember.....from a non-technical point-of-view as well as technical).

   I can truly say that we gave this Scanner quite a workout, loading up the ADF to capacity with all shapes and sizes, and through it all, aside from when kicking off a scan, proceeded through with a very low decibel footprint.


   The speed of this unit made me go, "WOW". Again, I go back to seeing the size of the Scanner and being shocked, but then to see this thing churning out docs at a 35 pages per minute speed made me do a test and saw me exceed that by 3 pages, albeit pages with only 60% text coverage.

   Speed is nice...but the finished product is really for all the marbles. How did that wind up going?


   Look, we scanned photos, prints, and some thick items, wondering if there would be smudged looking digital output...I mean there had to be some give-and-take to even out the sheer lightning-fast speed of the Scanner. But there wasn't. After setting our dpi and changing it every so often to test. Seriously, the wrinkled and a little hard to decipher receipts we had became instantly legible It is also very gentle and will not rip, tear or snag even the most decrepit papers you feed through the Scanner.

   With the TWAIN Compatibility, you are able to interface directly into your favorite app, as far as the finished product (the output) goes.


Some other key benefits I like about this Scanner:
  - TWAIN & ISIS Support to cross multiple document/imaging Apps
  - Sharing your storage to the cloud (Dropbox, OneDrive, etc) to experience "Efficient Document Management"
  - The Amazing Epson Warranty that shows how much they truly believe in their product(s)
  - The familiar/easy names that are produced for scanned documents, to ease in locating and filing
  - The ease of using your Android or Apple device to send directly to the scanner.


   Look, I admitted it...I had doubts in the beginning, but it goes to prove the old saying, "Never judge a book by it's cover".

   Taking that thought further, this Scanner meshes with the organized home user on through to the fast-paced bustling business, like, for example, my Real Estate agent and investor 'gangstas' reading this. You often have 2-sided contracts and deeds that need to be scanned in, and as a bonus, needs to fit in sometimes busy and cluttered offices (it folds up nice and neat).

   Taking a step back, you folks know what you need...it's not rocket science. You need reliability, speed, quality, and dependable with the manufacturer putting themselves in the line of fire to guarantee their product. I know for sure this is what you need come Q1 2018. Act wisely!

Have a Great Week, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
Rob Eisenstein
HomeRun Homes - Rent to Own Homes, since 2002
"Located at the Corner of Technology and Real Estate"
Rent to Own Homes and Real Estate Blog for HomeRun Homes: http://blogging.lease2buy.com
HomeRun Homes Websites: http://www.lease2buy.com and http://www.homerunhomes.com

TAGS: #Epson #Scanner #TWAIN #Printing #Office #RealEstate