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March 2, 2020

Affordable, Complete Productivity For All With The Epson Workforce WF-2830


Hi Folks,

   Welcome back, and I am happy to say that I have another fantastic product that I have reviewed for you, and as with many of these we have discussed before, I hope this can also find a tremendous use within your business or your personal life, to help make things easier to manage overall!

   Keeping with the concept of making things easier for you, probably one of the best products for such a goal is one that bundles a whole bunch of different features that you use on a consistent, if not, a daily basis. For example, printing, copying, scanning, and faxing. With the cat out of the bag, indeed, I am talking about an All-in-One Printer, the Epson WorkForce WF-2830, which I have had the enormous pleasure of testing, pounding, hammering, and making sure that I had the true results, without aberrations, to review and report back to you here!

   Let's take a look at everything, from first popping open the box, setting it up, testing out the speed, quality, and then we'll look at some of the great features, and wrap up with the full technical specifications ("Specs"), for folks of the more geeky sort, like me!


FIRST APPEARANCES:

   When you pop open the box, you will immediately notice a very attractive matte black printer unit, that is securely packaged, along with the power cord and the ink cartridges. They say that good things come in small packages, and this is a compact unit that holds the promise of being able to fit in any location...desktop, shelf, counter...and this promise is true. Aside from its "fit anywhere" compact nature, it is also a strikingly good-looking unit that folds up and folds out neatly and with very little effort!


SET-UP:

   What sets a lot of printers, all-in-ones, or scanners apart from all others in its class sometimes comes down to the set-up procedures. Is it easy? If so, is it easy just to technical folks? How about folks who are not so technical? Fortunately, I am a tekkie, but I have a very good friend (a neighbor of mine) who stopped by to return a snow shovel that it appears he will not be needing this boring New York winter season, and I asked him to take a few minutes and see if he can set this thing up. I wasn't going to make the poor fella do everything, but I just wanted to see if he was in the right direction, and he was. I really wanted to check this as a test of the instructions, and if I let him complete it, he would have had no issues!

   I took over and actually went through the steps myself, and it's all quite intuitive, which shows that Epson put a lot of time and research into testing with non-technical folks, in order to make the process as simple and stream-lined as it actually is! Nothing creates a bad connection between a customer and a manufacturer as when that customer has issues right from the start from setting up a device.

   The interface was very smooth, the LCD screen is super easy to view and use, and it took just a short while to have the software installed from the Epson website, the ink cartridges installed, calibrated, and the device ready to go! On the topic of the ink cartridges, it makes it so easy that they are individual, so you can replace only the colors that you need, vs having to replace all of them at once.

   The only minor issue was getting used to the character input when entering my wireless network (and the beep for each input), but after a few moments, you get used to the process and breeze right through it! Right after you finish this, you will see the printer on your wireless network, and then it is accessible from all your devices!


SPEED:

   In order to test the speed of the WF-2830, I pounded it with multiple types of documents, with and without images, and black and white as well as color documents. It handled all of these jobs seamlessly and effortlessly, and I ran these same tests a few times each to verify my print times were consistent, and not a first time run aberration (with a drop in performance, thereafter), and I found consistency straight through!

   Sometimes, when using a fast-performing unit like this, you will notice some noise coming from the printer, which I have seen on many other printers, however, this is whisper quiet and a workhorse!


QUALITY:

   The output of the WF-2830 was akin to literally taking what I was printing or scanning or copying, and duplicating it, flawlessly. I tested printing, copying, scanning, and faxing of documents, E-mails, and photos, and a few color flyers that I had, and the result was perfection. I have a second line with a fax unit and tested back and forth faxing without any flaws, delays, or degradation in speed or output. Well-done, Epson!


FEATURES:

   One of the coolest features of the WF-2830 is printing from your mobile device, which is super easy to set up and use, and even if you are in another room in your home and "far" from your printer, you can send the print job from your smartphone or other mobile device, and when you go back to where the printer is, your printed output will be there waiting for you.

   As far as scanning, which we briefly touched on before, there is a wide variety of settings that allow you to scan in various output qualities (i.e. resolution), which gives you great flexibility vs the old "one scan fits all" mentality. As for faxing, there are also features to tweak, and even though faxing is not used as much as it was, it's always a great feature to have when it's needed (there will always be a reason, especially with Medical records/HIPAA act).

   Paper Management is also handled perfectly by the WF-2830, starting with the 100-Sheet Paper Capacity, helping you to avoid having to keep reloading the unit with paper after every print job.

   Staying on the topic of paper, the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), with its 30-page capacity, is a huge time-saver when you are scanning in a stack of papers/documents. It will feed them one-by-one, vs having to stand there and feed each document in yourself one-by-one.

   Still another great paper-related feature is the Duplex feature, which allows you to print on both sides of a sheet of paper instead of just one side, and not only is it a money-saving feature, but it is also a "Green" feature, allowing you to cut down on paper usage!

   The last feature that I am very fond of is the voice-activated printing, which is a huge feature with the way the "Smart Home" products like Alexa and Google Assistant have been exploding in the market! Once you have this set up, which is a breeze, you can easily send any document, etc. to your printer, and I was able to test this specifically using my Google Assistant. This is a very exciting and a very helpful feature!


SUMMARY:

   After stress-testing this unit over and over for several days, I found that it is a trooper, and can truly give you what it promises in the description of the printer. In other words, the speed, performance, reliability, quality, and features are not just smoke being blown at you, but rather, truly verifiable in using this incredible all-in-one printer.

   Who would this unit best fit? Well, it will be able to make lives easier for anyone, whether it is for a small office that needs to have the major productivity features bundled (printing, scanning, copying, faxing), due to space constraints, to a home office, with similar concerns, or for general home use, with those folks in all of the different scenarios identified above wanting to have robust and powerful productivity without compromising on quality, and also, not having to re-mortgage their lives to pay for such a critical tool.

  The Epson WF-2830 will fulfill the needs of the home user, home office user, or the small business user, and is truly on top of its game! Another well-thought out product from Epson, and another great tool for your productivity arsenal!

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ("SPECS"):


What's In The Box:
Epson WorkForce WF-2830 printer
Instruction booklets
CD-ROM with drivers
Power cord
4 Claria Ink cartridges: 1x Black, 1x Cyan, 1x Magenta, 1x Yellow

Print:

Printing Technology:
4-color (CMYK) drop-on-demand MicroPiezo inkjet technology

Minimum Ink Droplet Size:
3 picoliters

Maximum Print Resolution:
5760 x 1440 optimized dpi

ISO Print Speed:
Black: 10.0 ISO ppm
Color: 5.0 ISO ppm

Ink:

Ink Type:
Claria Ink 212 (sharp text, brilliant photos, fast-drying)

Ink Palette:
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black

Ink Configuration:
4 individual ink cartridges

Replacement Ink:
212 Standard-Capacity Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
212XL High-capacity Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Printer is designed for use with Epson cartridges only, not third-party cartridges or ink.

Ink Yield Information:
212 Standard-Capacity yield, ISO pages: Black 150, Color 130
212XL High-capacity yield, ISO pages: Black 500, Color 350

General:

Operating Systems:
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1/Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.6.8 - macOS 10.14.x55
Internet access is required to install OS X drivers and software.

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

Humidity:
Operating
20 – 80%
Storage
5 – 85% (no condensation)

Sound Level:
36 dB(A)

Dimensions:

Printing: 14.8" x 22.8" x 9.5" (W x D x H)

Storage: 14.8" x 11.8" x 8.6" (W x D x H)

Weight:
11.5 lb

Safety Approvals:
Safety standards UL60950, CSA C22.2 No. 60950
EMI FCC Part 15 subpart B class B
CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 class B

Country of Origin:
Indonesia

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

Copy:

Copy Quality:
Color/Black-and-white: Draft/Normal

Copy Quantity:
1 – 99 (PC-free)

Maximum Copy Size:
8.5" x 11", 8.5" x 14"

Copy Features:
Automatic 1-sided to 2-sided
Fit to page
Automatic reduction and enlargement (25 – 400%)
Copy input resolution flatbed 300 x 300, 600 x 600
Copy input resolution ADF 300 x 400, 600 x 600
Copy print resolution 600 x 600, 600 x 1200
ID copy
Adjustable copy density
collate 100 sheets
1-sided to 1-sided
1-sided to 2-sided

Adjustments: density, contrast, color, sharpness, text enhancement

Specifications Scanner:

Scanner Type:
Color flatbed

Photoelectric Device:
Color CIS line sensor

Optical Resolution:
1200 dpi

Hardware Resolution:
2400 dpi

Maximum Resolution:
9600 dpi interpolated

Color Bit Depth:
48-bit color / 24-bit output

Scan Bed Size:
8.5" x 11.7" max.

Scanner Features:
Scan to PDF
Scan to Computer (USB and network)
Scan to Email (via Epson Connect)

Automatic Document Feeder:

Capacity:
30 Sheets

Type:
1-side to 1-side

Document Sizes:
8.5" x 14" max. size

Fax:

Fax Settings:
Black-and-white and color

Fax Speed:
33.6 Kbps — as fast as 3 sec per page

Memory:
Up to 100 pages

Speed Dials:
60 (max.)

PC Fax:
Supported

Connectivity:

Standard Connectivity:
Hi-Speed USB
Wireless (802.11 b/g/n)
Wi-Fi Direct

Mobile Printing Solutions:

Epson Connect:
Epson Email Print
Epson Remote Print
Epson iPrint App (iOS, Android)
Epson Print and Scan App (Windows)
Creative Print App (iOS,Android)

Other:
Apple AirPrint
Google Cloud Print
Android printing
Fire OS printing
Mopria Print Service
Easy Photo Scan

Paper Handling:

PC-Free Paper Support:
Plain (letter, A4)
Photo (4" x 6", 5" x 7", Letter, A4)

Paper Sizes:
3.5" x 5"
4" x 6"
5" x 7"
8" x 10"
Letter
Legal
A4
B5
A5
A6
Half letter
Executive
User definable (3.5" – 44" in length)

Maximum Paper Size:
8.5" x 44"

Paper Types:
Plain paper
Epson Bright White Paper
Brochure & Flyer Paper Matte Double-sided
Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Premium Presentation Paper Matte Double-sided
Presentation Paper Matte
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Photo Paper Glossy
Photo Quality Adhesive Sheets
Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer paper

Automatic Document Feeder:
30 sheets
1-side to 1-side
8.5" x 14" max. size

Borderless Sizes:
3.5" x 5"
4" x 6"
5" x 7"
8" x 10"
Letter
A4
16:9 wide

Envelope Types:
No. 10

Input Paper Capacity:
100 sheets plain paper
20 sheets Premium Photo Paper Glossy


Have a Great Week, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
Regards,
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 #WorkForce #All-In-One #Printer #Scanner #Copier #Fax #WF-2830 #Productivity #Office #SmallBusiness #Wireless #Wi-Fi

June 7, 2019

Epson Redefines Productivity With Their New EcoTank ET-M3170 All-in-One Supertank Printer

Hi Folks,

   I hope everyone is having a nice June, thus far. The heat has definitely started to pump here in the Northeast, and to me, an 80-degree day is hot, regardless of whether the calendar says April or June, so the Air Conditioner technology is getting a full-fledged workout!

   That is exactly where I will pick up on...the topic of Technology!

   In the day and age of High-Quality Color Printing, one may question why they would need a Monochrome Printer. Well, for example, what if most of your print jobs required just Black and White output? What if you could find a true work-horse that can churn out Black and White printed output at about as fast as you can bat your eyes, and can turn out high-quality scans and copies with sharp images, as well, with a lightning fast fax feature, too? If that's not what you are looking for, keep reading anyway, because you might just realize this was something that can make your life substantially easier!

   What am I talking about? The Epson EcoTank ET-M3170 Wireless Monochrome All-in-One Supertank Printer. I have reviewed this unit, and I'd like to share with you what I found in terms of its set up, speed, quality, and features that have impressed me, and will most probably impress you, as well!

SET-UP:

   Setting the tone right from the start, this printer was wrapped very well and secure, taped well and secured between to large pieces of foam cushioning to prevent any damage from movement during shipping. It's not a very heavy device, so it is easy to maneuver. Once it was out of the box and unwrapped, etc., I got my first look at a very impressive looking unit, one that looks like it belongs in a high-tech, modern office, which is exactly what you want clients to think if they visit your office (you want them to know that you are on the cutting edge of the latest technology...at least it can't hurt!).

   When you fire up the printer, one of the features you notice right away is the vivid, bold-colored touch screen, with razor-sharp fonts, and what I came to find as very well organized (extremely intuitive/very user friendly). But first, the ink.

   When you see this bottle of ink, you might panic at first. Don't! It's revolutionary, cutting edge, and will save you a lot of headaches and a lot of money. You have easy access to where you add the ink. It is so easy to twist in the bottle, fill the ink reservoir, and you're done! There is no mess, no spill. It was literally seamless. Once it is filled up, you can visually see the ink level, which should cover you for 6000 pages. Yes, that's a heck of a lot of printing for you without having to add more ink.

   After a few minutes of the ink charging up, as directed through the instructions on the printer, you then run through a page alignment test that you just navigate through via clicking through on the menus. Then, after printing up these test pages and selecting the right numbers on the touchscreen to confirm that all is on par with how you want the pages and alignment to look, the next step is the wireless connection.

   Setting up the wireless connection was simple, from detecting the Wi-Fi and connecting to it, end to end, it could not be any easier than it was. The Color LCD screen does not have a step out of place in leading you towards complete and perfect configuration of your wireless set-up. The paper capacity of this printer is 250 pages, which should keep you humming along while printing for quite some time. At this point, after loading up the paper tray to almost full capacity, I realized that the time for testing had arrived!

SPEED:

   There is no other way to say it; this is one truly fast printer! It zips along at 20 Pages Per Minute (PPM), but at times, it felt as if it was even faster, so I think that is more like an average speed. In one test, I sent 3 consecutive 8-page jobs, and by the time I went to hit send on the next job, the previous job was done! As it's churning along, it has normal operating sounds, which can be almost completely silenced by selecting the Quiet Mode option.

   In testing the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), which is incredibly easy to use, I tested the speed of duplex printing (2-sided printing), and I found the speed of that feature quite impressive, as well. Even better, you do not have to feed the paper back for the second side; this is all done automatically for you! Overall, an ultra-fast printer, for standard duty and 2-sided copy, as well. Next, let's take a look at the quality of the printed output, scans, etc.

QUALITY:

   When you need to print out sensitive information, critical data, or whatever is important to you enough to render it as printed output, speed is important, but quality, for many, will rank higher between both.

   My experience for many years has been on high-end laser printers, and their sharp and crisp printed output, but in reviewing several batches of print jobs I sent through on the ET-M3170, I was very surprised to find that the quality was equal to or even superior to the laser printers I have used for many years, most of which have been on the high-end of the printers offered on the market, in my office and in the offices of various of our clients.

   Even just moments after printing, there was no smudging, the characters appeared super sharp on the pages, and the ink on the top of the page and the bottom of the page was uniform, with no alignment issues or differences in shades of the printed black ink. There are an incredible amount of settings that I could have tweaked in order to get my printed output to this point...these options are all included in the LCD Screen menus...but the default output via printing and also copying both exceeded my experienced expectations!

   This same pattern goes for the Scanning. Scanning with the unit is very easy to use (very intuitive), and the results were obviously high-resolution scans, with sharp, completely crisp images, that far surpassed that which I have seen from laser-quality Scanners.

   Another important feature of this All-in-One Printer is Faxing, which I tested both inbound and outbound. What I found was that after connecting the physical line to send and receive faxes (I tested between a fax machine I have on a different phone number), and found High-Speed faxing results that went out and were received, both of very high quality, with sharp images and text!

   Overall, these high-quality results tell me that this Supertank Printer is a high-quality All-in-One Printer that is built for high volume copy, blazing fast speed, and incredibly sharp output! However, there are even more features that I have tested and also found to be incredible components of an overall workhorse!

FEATURES:

   The key benefits that most folks are looking for when purchasing a Printer, or really any new technology, are those features that make your life easier, and save you money. I found both of these benefits in testing and reviewing the ET-M3170.

   Making your life easier really boils down into both saving time and accomplishing your tasks more efficiently. During the time I spent testing and reviewing the bonus features of the ET-M3170, I noticed a trend towards both of these components of a life with fewer hassles:

   * I like the huge storage capacity of 250 sheets, saving me the hassles of constantly re-loading the paper tray in the middle of 100 other things I am doing.

   * I like being able to use my voice to send print jobs.

   * I love the mobile printing feature, because it allows me to send a print job from anywhere vs. needing to be right near the printer physically connected to it.

   * I love seeing the ink level on the printer...it is way cool!

   Additionally, the benefits affecting your financial bottom line are also evident with the ET-M3170, such as:

   * How efficient the printer is with ink usage, with hardly any movement in the level marker after several large ink-hungry print jobs of pages filled with text, top to bottom.

   * How I can see an end to the hundreds of dollars of ink each year by using this 6000-page capacity productivity beast of an ink tank!

   * How it makes financial sense to have an All-in-One Printer with a 2-year warranty with your registration, to show you the confidence that Epson has in their product, giving you true peace of mind!

SUMMARY:

   In closing, if you did not already get that impression from me, I was extremely pleased with the ET-M3170, due in part to its blazing print speed, sharp quality output, it's All-in-One features including Scanning and Faxing, and all of the other "quality of life" features that this printer offers.

   Whether you are looking for a printer for your home, office, or home office, the ET-M3170 exceeds every single level of service and every class of features that you could possibly desire in an All-in-One Printer. Great work, Epson!!


TECHNICAL SPECS:

EPSON ET-M3170

Exclusive EcoFit bottle design — uniquely keyed for easy filling of each color
Ultimate wireless — easily print from iPad, iPhone, Android tablets and smartphones;
includes Wi-Fi Direct plus Ethernet; voice-activated printing
Save energy — lower power consumption vs. laser
Compact, space-saving design — fits into any office environment
Eco Features
Save energy with lower power consumption vs. laser
Save up to 50 percent of your paper supply with automatic, 2-sided printing
ENERGY STAR qualified
RoHS compliant
Recyclable product
Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWay Transport Partner

Better Products for a Better Future
For more information on Epson's environmental programs, go to www.epson.com/environment

What's In The Box:
EcoTank ET-M3170 monochrome printer
Manual
CD-ROM for product setup
Power cord
1 bottle 532 Black (120 mL)

Print:
Printing Technology:
PrecisionCore (TFP1S-mono printhead)
Minimum Ink Droplet Size:
2.8 picoliters
Maximum Print Resolution:
1200 x 2400 dpi
ISO Print Speed:
Black: 20 ISO ppm
2-Sided ISO Print Speed:
Black: 9.0 ISO ppm

Ink:
Ink Type:
EcoTank Ink Bottle
Ink Palette:
Black
Ink Configuration:
1 ink bottle (Black)
Replacement Ink:
532 Black ink bottle (120 mL)
Epson strongly recommends the use of genuine ink to ensure optimal print quality and performance.
Ink Yield Information:
6,000 pages

General:
Operating Systems:
Windows 10
Windows 8, 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit)
Mac OS X 10.6.8 – macOS 10.13.x10
Server Systems:
Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later, Windows Server 2016
Temperature:
Operating: 50 to 95 F (10 to 35 C)
Storage: -4 to 104 F (-20 to 40 C)
Humidity:
Operating: 20 – 80% RH
Storage: 5 – 85% RH (no condensation)
Sound Level:
Power: 6.9 B(A)
Pressure: 56 dB(A)
Dimensions:
Printing: 14.8" x 13.7" x 13.6"
Storage: 14.8" x 13.7" x 13.6"
Weight:
16.1 lb
Safety Approvals:
UL60950-1-CAN/CSA-22.2 No. 60950, EMC FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 class B
Country of Origin:
Phillipines
Warranty:
2-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada, second year requires product registration

Copy:
Copy Speed:
Flatbed: 17 ipm
ADF: 14 black ipm (simplex), 9.0 ipm (duplex)
Copy Quality:
Copy Resolution: 600 x 600 (input from ADF and flatbed), 1200 x 1200 (print)
Input Resolution, ADF: 300 x 400, 600 x 600
Input Resolution, Flatbed: 300 x 600, 600 x 600
Copy Quantity:
Up to 99 pages from standalone
Maximum Copy Size:
Legal 8.5" x 14" via ADF
Copy Features:
Automatic reduction and enlargement (25 – 400%)
1-to-1 Copy and 1-to-2 Copy (user must flip the scan manually)
256 gradations (1 color)

Specifications Scanner:
Scanner Type:
Color flatbed / ADF
Photoelectric Device:
Color CIS line sensor
Hardware Resolution:
Max.: 1200 x 2400
Maximum Resolution:
9600 dpi interpolated
Color Bit Depth:
48-bit color input / 24-bit color output
Scan Bed Size:
8.5" x 11.7"
Scanner Features:
Scan to Computer Event Manager
Scan to Computer
Scan to Cloud
Not Supported: Scan to Memory Device

Scan Features:
Other:
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)

Automatic Document Feeder:
Capacity:
35 sheets Letter
10 Legal (25 lb at 95 g/m2) max.
(Note: Auto 2-sided scan not supported, but the printer will auto 2-side copy
once the user flips the scan page manually)
Speed:
ADF (ISO 24735 Annex D) (ipm)
ADF: 7.0 ipm Black, 7.0 ipm Color
Document Table: 12 ipm Black, 27 ipm Color
Document Sizes:
Max. Legal
Paper Weight:
Plain Paper: 17 – 25 lb, 64 – 95 g/m2

Fax:
Fax Settings:
Transmit Size Letter/A4 (flatbed and ADF)
Receive Size Letter/A4/Legal
Fax Speed:
Up to 33.6 Kbps, transmit ~3 sec/page
Memory:
Up to 180 pages, 2MB receive memory
Speed Dials:
Up to 100 speed dial numbers, up to 99 group dial
PC Fax:
Available
Features:
Contact List: Address Book
Transmit reservation
Broadcast fax (mono)
PC-Fax
Up to 99 group dial
Polling reception
Fax preview

Connectivity:
Standard Connectivity:
Hi-Speed USB
Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
Wired Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Wi-Fi Direct

Mobile Printing Solutions:
Epson Connect:
Epson E-mail Print, Epson iPrint App (iOS, Android), Epson Remote Print
Other:
Google Cloud Print 2.0, AirPrint 1.8

Paper Handling:
PC-Free Paper Support:
Plain (Letter, 8.5" x 14", A4)
Photo (4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Letter, A4)
Paper Sizes:
4" x 6", 5" x 7", A6, Half Letter, Letter, A4, Executive, Legal, User definable (from 2.2" x 3.4" to 8.5" x 47.2")
Maximum Paper Size:
8.5 x 47.2 inch
Paper Types:
Standard:
Multipurpose Plus Paper
Bright White Premium Paper
Premium Presentation Paper - Matte
Front Tray:
Multipurpose Plus Paper
Bright White Premium Paper
Premium Presentation Paper – Matte
Premium Presentation Double-Sided Matte Paper
Envelope Types:
No. 10
Input Paper Capacity:
Cassette 1 – 250 sheets (80 g/m2)
Output Paper Tray Capacity:
100 sheets Letter plain paper (Standard Print Mode)
Rear Feed:
1 sheet

Printer Details:
Display:
2.4" color touchscreen
Printer Language:
Epson ESC/P®-R
Software Included:
EPSON printer drivers

Power:
Rated Voltage:
AC 100 – 240V Universal (Automatic)
Rated Frequency:
50 – 60 Hz
Power Consumption:
Approx. 12 W ISO 24712 (Standalone copy printing)
Approx. 4.3 W (Ready Mode)
Approx. 0.7 W (Sleep Mode)
Approx. 0.2 W (Power Off Mode)
Rated Current:
0.4A – 0.2A


Have a Great Weekend, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
Regards,
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 #Printer #All-in-One #ET-M3170 #Travel #Office #Home #Document #Scan #Fax #Wireless



September 20, 2018

Life@Easier; The Epson Workforce ES-500WR

Hi Folks,
   Welcome back, and I'm glad to have you back here with us!

   SPOILER ALERT: I'm going to ask you a couple of rhetorical questions, to which I already know the answer:

   Do you ever look at hard copy printed receipts and wish you didn't have so much critical paper floating around which fades out a little more each day?

   Do you ever wish you could extract data from your receipts and add it into your Accounting software?

   Do you think about how life would be so much easier if you could scan your documents directly to a cloud storage service, like Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, etc?


OK, I just gave you a small preview. Are you excited yet?

The Skinny...

   I hope so, because I have had the fortunate opportunity to test and review the new Epson Workforce ES-500WR Wireless Color Receipt Duplex Document Scanner (Accounting Edition), and the features I mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg with this dynamic scanner.

   The size of the box is a little confusing at first, and you will be thinking, "Where's the Beef?", but always remember what Aunt Nannie told you..."good things come in small packages"! It's actually the perfect size, because it is compact and you can fit it almost anywhere opened up, and absolutely anywhere when folder closed.

   The main step is to get it plugged in, ready for some brutal testing, and to see if this baby can live up to it's beefy specs. While we are on the topic of "Specs", all technical specifications will come at the end of this review, for those tech geeks (just like me!!).

   So, knowing the download process can take time with all new devices from all manufacturers, I set this to download the required software. All-in-all, it took me less than 20 minutes to complete the download, and during that time, 1/2 cup of coffee was consumed. It was really good coffee, but the set up was truly very fast for me.

   The Epson ScanSmart Accounting Edition is comprehensive, and the Nuance Power PDF software, which helps you create or convert to searchable PDFs, is a game-changer. Further, everything supports TWAIN drivers, so there are no worries about integrating with pretty much any document management software.

The Sizzle... 

   Now, a huge selling point is the 50-sheet Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), and I had some nice tests planned for it. Right away, I took a huge stack of statements, some thick, some wrinkled, some with other markings on them, and they scanned in blazing fast. I did experience one jam, but it was my fault, as there was a small paper clip on a statement (User Error!), but it was better that it alerted me rather than try to run it through and ruin the device.

   I then put together the most rag-tag and ugly bunch of bent, folded, creased "scrap" receipts anyone has ever seen. Very smoothly fed into the device, and everything came out perfectly, except for one, but when I took a close look at it, I could not read it myself, so it might not have even been a receipt in the first place. Perhaps a smudge from an older print out? Any way, that bodes for a 100% execution rate for the Scanner.

   Now, I took this to the next level; it's really humid here on the East Coast, so I left a few statements on the backyard table for an hour, and of course, they were then sticking together. Instead of taking the paper feed, the scanner notified me of the potential jam, and upon looking this up, apparently it's due to the double-feed detection. When I let the pages dehumidify, I accidentally put them in crooked, and the scanner straightened it out for me. Auto-pilot?

   Fast? Understatement. The specs say this scans 35 pages per minute or 70 images per minute, but I think they undercut the true amounts (which I found much higher), just to be on the conservative side, and so people could not complain ("you said 35 pages per minute and I only got 34 pages per minute"). Perhaps I should complain I got 37 pages per minute? Ahh, people...you know who I'm taking about....!!!

The Steak...

   I really like how when you do duplex-scanning (double-sided), it will not scan a blank page if that is what is on side 2, and how you can approve the thumbnails as they scan, so you are in total control.

   Earlier we spoke about searchable scanned documents, and this is a major feature. You can export these to Excel or your Accounting software, i.e. Quickbooks. As it does this, it has learning capabilities, so I saw it begin to "know" a few logos that were repeating in the statements. This scanner is more like a well-oiled tool to help streamline your accounting process, especially for archiving and storage.

   All-in-All, a very quiet, compact, and very attractive tool, that lets you connect with computer, smart phone, or tablet. It is fast, high quality, and helps you reduce your paperwork to the point where it literally reduces clutter and makes life easier. Theoretically, isn't that what we are looking for...to make life easier?

Have a Great Weekend, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !
Regards,
Rob Eisenstein
HomeRun Homes - Rent to Own Homes, since 2002
"Located at the Corner of Technology and Real Estate"
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