An office printer should be able to boost office productivity with versatile features and high performance. As a seasoned printer manufacturer, Epson knows this well so it rolled out the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7820 to the market. This printer is expected to amplify your productivity by combining wide-format printing and high volume.
The WF-7820 comes packed with a set of features such as duplex printing, AIO functionality, and automatic document feeder. As a bonus, PrecisionCore technology is embedded to promise astonishing output. I’m about to reveal the ins and outs of this printer, so you’d better check this out!
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7820 Design and Layout
The WF-7820 is a wireless printer specifically designed for the office environment with a fast work pace. In order to meet the intense workload, the product is constructed from high quality plastic material, resulting in a compact yet sturdy device to handle copious printing tasks.
At 20.3 inches by 17.7 inches by 11.2 inches and weighing 39.9 pounds, this model is a few inches bigger in girth and heftier than its office printer counterpart, the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4820 that weighs around 22.5 pounds. Having that said, the WF-7820 can fit into any room without eating a lot of space.
This product is a new definition of functionality meets style. Not only does it have a sleek, rounded-edge design, but also it delivers a professional look thanks to the full-featured control panel. It comes with a 4.3-inch color touchscreen and functional buttons that allow simple wireless setup and print settings.
Ultra Productive Wide-Format AIO
Built to be powerful, the WF-7820 offers all in one functionality to handle all your office tasks. Whether you need to print a report, scan a signed contract, copy documents, or send fax, this product has everything you need to amplify office productivity.
The printer features PrecisionCore Heat-Free, an advanced technology that makes the WF-7820 suitable for a streamline workflow. It supports high print resolution up to 4800 x 2400 dpi that explains above-average print results. Thanks to the built-in ADF that helps handle two-sided documents for higher work efficiency.
Much to my surprise, this AIO comes packed with a capable copier that delivers up to 23 pages per minute. With a maximum copy size up to 11 inches by 17 inches (A3), it enables you to copy wide-format documents with ease. Additionally, the copier supports a number of standard features like enlargement & reduction, collate, auto duplex copy, and adjustable copy density.
The versatile scanner gives an added value to this product. Featuring flatbed and ADF scanner type with CIS sensor, it supports up to 1200 dpi for legible documents on your screen. The device is able to scan up to 11.7 inches by 17 inches with flatbed and boasts a multitude of features, such as scan to cloud, scan to email and much more.
The WF-7820 also comes with a faxing machine that enables you to send, receive, fax to email, and fax to folder. Featuring monochrome and color faxing, it supports up to 33.6 Kbps of fax speed and 6 MB of receive memory.
Excellent Print Speed Rating
Made to handle office documents with a tight deadline, the WF-7820 offers dependable print speed. I’m not going to say this model has a lightning speed or is close to a laser printer, but it has excellent speed rating that is on par with office printers in its class.
Epson rates this printer at 25 ppm for mono and 12 ppm for color, which is quite dependable to tackle a bulk of documents. When it comes to duplex printing, the speed drops to 16 ppm for black and 9 ppm for color.
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7820 Paper Handling
As a wide-format printer, the WF-7820 is supported by dependable media and paper handling up to A3 for borderless size. Despite it only featuring single paper feeding, I’m pretty sure this printer won’t make you overwhelmed in the event of handling a pile of documents. Thanks to the 250-sheets input tray that also enables you to load up to 50 sheets photo paper or 10 envelopes.
Aside from featuring wide borderless size, this model also supports a wide range of paper sizes from 4 x 6 inches to 8.5 x 11 inches, even to 13 x 19 inches (A3+). Of course, it also allows you to print using user-definable size from 5 inches to 47.2 inches in length.
How about media type? Much like other business printers, the WF-7820 can handle standard paper types such as plain paper, glossy paper, envelope, and card stock. Rated at 2,500 pages per month with 50,000 pages of monthly duty cycle, this printer is ideal for the office environment.
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7820 Output Quality
Featuring advanced print technology, the WF-7820 is a dependable printing solution to office documents. I set high expectations for this model and I was right. Excellent output quality is not just a boast but something you can get from the mid-range business printer. Let’s get closer to what I’ve got from this machine.
The WF-7820 is undoubtedly an ideal office printer that delivers impressive output for text. On a test with a text-rich document, I could see the text was highly legible in standard font size. Even when the font was set to the smallest, it worked well without misshaped characters or odd spacing. I also noticed rich and crisp black text that made the document look more professional.
After testing with text, I continued to fill and gradients. This printer worked well as I didn’t notice major streaking or banding. Thanks to smooth and even ink distribution that allowed the product to deliver such amazing result. Whether you need to print Excel charts, graphics, or PPT slides, the WF-7820 is a device you can count on.
And if you often work with creative projects for marketing purposes, this printer can make your tasks easier. It works excellently not only for text and graphics but also photos. Despite the WF-7820 is not a photo-centric printer, it produces vibrant color with amazing details. Overall, it’s more than acceptable for a marketing project or presentation.
Featuring DURABrite Ultra Pigment Ink
The WF-7820 is an inkjet printer with four individual ink cartridges: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. Unlike the conventional models that employs two cartridges (Black and Tri-color), this innovation enables you to replace only the empty cartridge. Much more efficient and budget-saving! Please note that this device is designed for Epson ink cartridges only.
When it comes to ink type, DURABrite Ultra inks are the secret behind Epson’s vivid and bright color. With 3.8 picoliters of minimum droplet size, it delivers high quality color printing without breaking your savings. In the event that you need a replacement, the manufacturer provides Standard, XL, and XXL capacities.
This model highlights copious connectivity both wired and wireless, allowing you to connect the printer with other devices. It supports Hi-Speed USB and Ethernet for wired connectivity as well as Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct to establish wireless connection.
Much like other modern printers, the WF-7820 also enables you to enjoy mobile connectivity thanks to Apple AirPrint, Mopria, Epson Smart Panel App, and Epson iPrint. In the event you need to make a creative project, simply opt for Creative Print App for Android and iOS.
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7820 Pros and Cons
I’m not going to say the WF-7820 is the best business printer ever! Despite I have many things to love about this product, still it comes with minor shortages that should be taken into account. Here’s a closer look at the pros and cons.
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7820 Pros
- Well-Constructed Design
Of course, stylish and compact design is a big deal especially if you care about interior beauty. This model combines sturdy construction and sleek layout that enhances the professional look of your workspace.
- Astonishing Output Quality
When output quality becomes your top priority, the WF-7820 has everything you need to produce business documents. Whether you need to print contracts or brochures for marketing purposes, this wide-format printer can easily handle it.
- Excellent Set of Feature
The mid-range business printer comes packed with a set of features to meet your streamline workflow. Not only does it come with copious connectivity options, but it also offers advanced print technology and high-speed rating.
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7820 Cons
- Single Paper Feeding
This printer supports single paper feeding that becomes a minor drawback especially for offices with medium to high printing volume. This model could be much better if it supports an additional paper cassette that enables you to upgrade the paper capacity, just like Lexmark business printers.
All in all, The WF-7820 is a wireless wide-format AIO printer that is going to enhance office productivity. Built for professional use, it supports duplex printing, produces high-quality output and brings an excellent set of features. This model helps improve your work convenience as well as efficiency, thanks to wireless connectivity and large touchscreen for easier setup.
Featuring Epson’s DURABrite Ultra inks, it promises crisp, vivid, and vibrant results. Despite the minor shortage of featuring only single paper feeding, the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7820 can be a suitable business printer for your small offices.