Quick Hit: Epson WorkForce Wide-Format All-In-One

- May 21st, 2012

EPSON WF-7520

 

Sometimes you need to print or scan a document and 8.5″x 14″- legal size just doesn’t cut it, especially when you need something much bigger. Enter the EPSON WorkForce WF-7520 Wide-Format All-In-One.  It will allow you to scan a document of up to 11″ x 17″. As well, it accommodates media up to 13″ wide and up to 13″ x 19″, automatically, double-sided on a single sheet of paper.

As an all-in-one, it features 4 main functions: Print, Scan, Copy & Fax. It has two paper trays with the total paper capacity of up to 500 sheets. It’ll print up to 15 pages per minute in black and 8 pages per minute in colour and copy at a rate of 12 & 6 respectively. It has standard fax capabilities as well as a colour flatbed scanner with an optical resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi with the scanner bit depth of 48-bit color and 24-bit output. You may also scan via its automatic two-sided document feeder.

It uses smudge, fade and water resistant DURABrite Ultra pigment ink and outputs in four-color (CMYK) using its drop-on-demand micro-Piezo inkjet technology. It offers a maximum output resolution of 5760 x 1440 optimized.

 

Paper sizes up to 13” x 44”

As for paper handling, it will accept a plethora of standard sizes.  Its paper size is also user definable with lengths starting at 3.5″ up to a maximum 13″ wide  x 44″ wide, so it’s great for  small photo snapshot and greeting cards all the way up to small banners and design drawings. It’s also compatible with a number of paper types, including photo paper, iron-on-transfers as well as envelopes.

It has numerous connectivity options including, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi (wireless 802.11b/g/n) and wired Ethernet (10/100). It’ll also allow input from memory cards including SDXC, Memory Stick,  Secure Digital and Compact Flash for greater flexibility.  It’s compatible with Windows XP and higher as well as Mac OS X 10.4.11 and higher.

It’s proprietary Epson Connect allows you to print directly from your iPhone smart phone tablet and print remotely from any device that can e-mail. It’s also designed to work with both with Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint.

It weighs a hefty 41.7 lbs., but that’s expected given its capabilities.  It measures 22″ x 16.5″ x 14.4″, but of course will require additional space to work with when printing large-format documents.

EPSON WorkForce WF-7520 retails for $299.99 and is available on-line directly from Epson. You can also find it at Staples.ca.

A wide-format printer is ideal for a small business that needs to print or scan larger than 8 1/2″x 14″ and might even make a great gift for Dad for Father’s Day.

 

Greg Gazin is the Real Canadian Gadget Guy.

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1 comment

  1. Greg Gazin | May 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    In case you are interested, EpsonStore.ca is offering free ground shipping until May 29, 12 use code: FR33CDN

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