Epson's WorkForce Pro WF-3720DWF is a midsize inkjet MFP for the home office. It's the latest upgrade to a range that we've showered with compliments and it resembles Epson's siphoned out another superb inkjet workhorse.
The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3720DWF seems to be slightly more than the usual light refresh of the incoming WF-3620DWF: it's got a more cluttered, more vertical new layout, and the crisp new colour touchscreen provides direct control over the several functions. It can print, scan, fax and copy, has a 35-page automatic document feeder (ADF) and connects to your wired or wireless system -- pretty much everything that a home office or small business startup might request.
It is not all great news, yet. While the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3620DWF can make kitchen notes, copies, faxes and prints, even the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3720DWF does not have a duplex ADF -- you can automatically print both sides, but maybe not scan, copy or facsimile. Epson has also eliminated the SD card slot, and this is a pity, although there is still a USB port for direct scans and prints. The overall impression is of a MFP that has been tidied up, however marginally downgraded at precisely the exact same time.
Whinging aside, there is still plenty to like about the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3720DWF. The newest touchscreen is exceptional, responding predictably to drag and taps gestures as you browse the menus that are instinctive. Build quality feels higher than some competitors, with strong dividers and pliers and nothing begging to be snapped off. Epson's PC and smartphone applications remain refreshingly user friendly, although we're not excited about the PC's brand new simplified scan interface -- we favored the older one.
On plain paper this is quite a quick printer, managing 19.2 A4 pages per minute (ppm) within our mono text test, and also a decent 5.6ppm on our complex colour graphics evaluation.
We were expecting a quicker scanner too. Previews and low-resolution scans were so fine, however it took 28 minutes to scan a photo at 600dpi, and two and a half an hour in 1,200dpi -- the latter is roughly five times that which the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3620DWF managed on the identical test.
Happily there's been no drop in quality. Scan results weren't the sharpest, however they displayed the outstanding colour accuracy and dynamic range we commonly see from Epson. If anything, print quality is subtly improved throughout the boardwhile text is noticeably lighter, it's also noticeably more crisp and defined. There is little to complain about elsewhere: colour graphics are great, photocopies are very good, and photos aren't bad at all to get the office-focused apparatus.
Even the WF-3720DWF is a terrific all-around for house office responsibilities, even supposing it's a shame about the loss of duplex copying and scanning purposes. Regrettably, however, there's a more pressing issue: at the right time of our inspection, the cheapest prices we could find for the XL ink cartridges worked out as 9.3p per color page, substantially higher than leading competitors and roughly 50 percent more compared to Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3620DWF. As soon as it's normal for prices for a new assortment of supplies to drop over time, we can't completely recommend the Epson WorkForce ProWF-3720DWF till they do for now, we would stick with the elderly WF-3620DWF instead.
- Get Performance Beyond Laser — the WorkForce Pro WF-3720, powered by PrecisionCore
- Fast black and color print speeds — professional-quality prints at speeds of 20 ISO ppm (black) and 10 ISO ppm (color)
- Easy on the budget — up to 30 percent lower printing costs vs. color laser
- Replace paper less often — large 250-sheet capacity
- Efficient — powerful performance packed in a compact, space-saving printer
- Professional quality for your critical projects — print-shop-quality graphics and text without the hassle and expense of outsourcing print jobs
- Enhance your productivity — 35-page Auto Document Feeder and auto 2-sided printing
- Everything you need, right at your fingertips — intuitive 2.7" color touchscreen LCD to easily manage print jobs
- No network required — easy wireless printing from your iPad®, iPhone®, Android™ tablet and smartphone; includes Wi-Fi Direct®3 and NFC4; Ethernet also included
- Reload ink less often — available high-capacity XL ink cartridges
Operating System Support :
MS Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, MS Windows XP SP3, MS Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later, MS Windows Vista (32/64 bits), MS Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Windows 8 (32/64-bits), Windows 8.1 (32/64-bits), Windows 10, Apple Mac OS X 10.6.8 - macOS 10.12.x
DOWNLOAD DRIVER EPSON WORKFORCE PRO WF-3720
|Epson WF-3720 Drivers and Utilities Combo Package|
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32 & 64 Bit)
|Printer Driver v2.65 Windows (32 & 64 Bit)|
|Scanner Driver and Epson Scan 2 Utility v184.108.40.206 Windows|
|Epson Software Updater v4.4.11 Windows|
|Epson WF-3720 Drivers and Utilities Combo Package for Mac OS|
|Scanner Driver and Epson Scan 2 Utility v6.2.8 for Mac OS|
|Printer Driver v10.18 for Mac OS|
|Epson Software Updater v2.4.1 for Mac OS|