The Epson WorkForce WF-7210 Wide-Format Printer ($199.99) bears a striking resemblance to the model That It replaces, the Editors' Choice WorkForce WF-7110. Both single-function versions print well overall at affordable clips, and encourage an abundance of standard and cellular connectivity attributes. As such, the WF-7210 replaces its predecessor as our high low- to moderate-volume standalone wide-format printer.
Just the Essentials
To put it differently, it's big enough that you'll probably have to make some space for this. By comparison, a different single-function wide-format model, Canon's Pixma iX6820 Wireless Inkjet Printer (also an Editors' Choice), is considerably smaller and lighter than the WF-7210, but then, it has one paper drawer that holds only 150 sheets of paper. Even the WF-7210, on the flip side, comes with two drawers which hold 250 sheets each, as well as an override menu on the rear for printing off sheets, like premium picture paper or labels. Furthermore, based on Epson, you can load just one sheet of paper as large as 13 by 44 inches in the back paper tray.
The two paper towels can also be configured for as many as 10 No. 10 envelopes as well as 20 sheets of premium picture paper.
The WF-7210's connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Ethernet, linking to a single PC via USB, Wi-Fi Immediate, along with near-field communication (NFC). The last two are peer reviewed network protocols that enable you to connect your cellular devices to a printer without them or your own printer being connected to a intermediary router or network. Moreover, NFC allows you to print simply by touching your smart phone or tablet to a hotspot on the device, which in this case is located to the rear of this control panel. However, the WF-7210 cannot print from USB thumb drives. The control panel consists of a 2.2-inch monochrome LCD and a handful of navigation buttons for scrolling and drilling down via menus.
Typicallywe compare printing rates with similar machines in precisely the same class, and that, in this instance, is somewhat impractical because the playing area with these sort of printers is small. Additionally, both Canon versions mentioned previously were tested under a retired pair of protocols.
That said, I analyzed the WF-7210 over Ethernet out of our regular Intel Core i5-equipped testbed PC operating Windows 10 Expert . It printed our 12-page monochrome evaluation record at the rate of 15ppm (pages per minute), which can be on par with different wide-format AIOs we've tested recently.
When I combined the outcomes of the previous evaluations with those from printing our several Acrobat, Excel, and PowerPoint files comprising vibrant photos and graphics, the WF-7210 managed 7.6ppm, which is close to the Epson WorkForce WF-7710 and some of Epson's other recent wide-format AIOs.
The print quality of the WF-7210 is comparable with that of the WF-7110. The evaluation font pages I printed seem quite near laser quality down to around 6 or 7 points, and also readily readable under that. Characters were nicely shaped and attractive, as well as well spaced, making text more than appropriate for many business applications.
Most of the full-page business images I printed looked good, too, though I did find some slight banding in a PowerPoint slide included of some gradient from black, and also a couple of different slides with slight color changes in some dark tints. These weren't unsightly, but are worth noting.
As a WorkForce model, Epson markets the WF-7210 for a small business printer, as opposed to your photo printer. Even so, it prints pictures well, with good detail and colour accuracy. I'd see several pictures, though, that were not as bright as I've seen from other machines, particularly printers aimed much more toward the picture collection, such as the Pixma iP8720 Wireless Inkjet Photo Printer or Epson's own Expression Photo HD XP-15000 (both are super-tabloid). The WF-7210's photo output is more than acceptable for everyday business use, though. In fact, except for a couple of minor flaws here and there, I always like the WF-7120 for most types of business output.
The Cost of Super-Tabloid
But they're all about on par with other wide-format models in this budget. Using Epson's publicized pricing and page returns for the highest-yield ink cartridges, so I calculated its running costs in 3.2 cents for black webpages and 11.4 cents for colour pages.
The Canon Pixma iX6820 is really a six-ink system and therefore difficult to find an accurate price per page for. For just its regular CMYK ink tanks, I calculated its running costs at about 3 cents for 12 cents for colour, which is extremely close to Epson's ink costs. However, there are two additional inks which kick at unpredictable times and use an unknown amount of ink when they're doing, it is safe to presume that the iX6820's running costs are at greater marginally higher compared to WF-7210's.
Wide-Format for Business
In case a business-oriented standalone super-tabloid inkjet printer is what you're looking for, then the Epson WorkForce WF-7210 is a wonderful choice. It comes with two paper drawers, which can be a massive benefit in business surroundings, especially in the event that you plan to print over just 1 size of webpage. While its running costs are an issue (and they become more of one the more you print) that the WF-7210 is quickly and prints well. Its performance and wealth of features make it our top choice for a single-function super-tabloid printer for low- to medium-volume output at a home or small office.
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)
Mac® OS X® 10.6.8 – macOS® 10.12.x
What's In The Box:
WorkForce WF-7210 printer
CD-ROM for product setup
4 DURABrite® Ultra Ink cartridges (1 Black ink cartridge and 3 color ink cartridges: 1 Cyan, 1 Magenta, 1 Yellow)
Eco Features :
Uses up to 80 percent less power vs. color laser printers4
Save up to 50 percent of your paper supply with automatic, 2-sided printing
ENERGY STAR® qualified
Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWay® Transport Partner
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