Epson’s WorkForce printers aimed at 'micro-businesses'

Epson America on Monday announced the introduction of its new “WorkForce” line of inkjet printers and All-In-Ones (AIOs). The WorkForce line is aimed at “micro-business” users looking to increase productivity; prices range from $69.99 to $199.99.

The flagship WorkForce 600 AIO features built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking capabilities, and can output 27 pages per minute (PPM) color and 19 PPM black and white. It features a 2.5-inch tilt LCD display and built-in 30-page Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), and has built-in copy, scan and fax capabilities. The WorkForce 600 will be available this month for $199.99.

The WorkForce 40 and WorkForce 30 are single-function printers that output up to 27 PPM in default mode. The WorkForce 40 prints color text at up to 19 PPM and offers built-in Wi-Fi and wired networking. The WorkForce 30 outputs color text at up to 11 PPM in default mode, and includes a dual black ink cartridge system. The WorkForce 40 is coming in September for $129.99; the WorkForce 30 will be available in August for $69.99.

The WorkForce 500 is another AIO that features photo printing and volume document printing capabilities. It has a 30-page ADF, faxes at up to three seconds per page, and prints at up to 33 PPM in black and white or color. It also has a 2.5-inch tilt LCD display, built-in memory card slots and PictBridge support, which enables the printer to output digital photos from PictBridge-compatible cameras without needing to use a PC or Mac. The WorkForce 500 is coming this month for $129.99.

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