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Epson Artisan 837 Multifunction Printer

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Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4590 Network Multifunction Color Printer

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Epson WorkForce 840 Multifunction Printer

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Price Best Price: $200.00
Best Price: $500.00
Best Price: $290.00
Pros
  • Easy-to-use LCD and touch panel
  • Great text and photo output
  • Low ink costs
  • Large control panel
  • ADF and automatic duplexing
  • Nice text output
  • Convoluted network scanning setup
  • Superior text output
  • Very fast
Cons
  • Slow
  • Except for high yield cartridges, ink is costly
  • No duplexing support on the Mac
  • No duplex scanning
  • No manual duplexing support for the Mac
  • Short 90-day warranty
  • Mediocre graphics and scan quality
At A Glance

This home unit is compact and simple, and it produces excellent output. Pricey inks and no duplexing restrict it to low-volume use.

Workgroups will like this model’s speed and paper handling, but its output quality and ease of use can be disappointing.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number C11CB22201 C11CB20202 5781B002 91669401

Interfaces/Ports

USB Yes Yes Yes Yes
PictBridge   Yes   Yes

Display & Graphics

Screen Size 3.50  " 3.50  " 2.50  " 3.50  "
Display Screen Type LCD LCD LCD LCD
Touchscreen   Yes    

General Information

Manufacturer Epson Corporation Epson Corporation Epson Corporation Epson Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number C11CB32201 C11CB20202 C11CB31201 C11CA97201
UPC Code 10343882973 10343882478 10343882980 10343878785
Brand Name Epson Epson Epson Epson
Product Name WorkForce Pro WP-4540 Multifunction Printer Artisan 837 Multifunction Printer WorkForce Pro WP-4590 Network Multifunction Color Printer WorkForce 840 Multifunction Printer
Marketing Information

At twice the speed of inkjets and featuring among the fastest auto two-sided print speeds, plus automatic two-sided copying/scanning/faxing, this ultra-efficient all-in-one delivers professional quality output at half the cost of color laser printing. Boasting two-sided print speeds of 9.2 ISO ppm (black) and 7.1 ISO ppm (color), it's sure to move at your busy pace. Offering remarkable productivity, it features a 330-sheet paper capacity and a 20,000-page duty cycle. Use its 30-page two-sided auto document feeder to quickly copy, scan or fax one-sided or two-sided documents. Best of all, it offers low-hassle, extra-large, easy-to-install cartridges, with a high-yield of 2400 pages black, 1200 pages color. Built-in wireless networking makes it easy to share your all-in-one with others. And, direct mobile printing ensures you'll be able to print and scan from virtually any room.

Rated #1 in photo quality, Artisan 837 offers premium performance plus the World's Fastest 4" x 6" photo print speeds, high-speed faxing and a 30-page Automatic Document Feeder. Get 4" x 6" photos in as fast as 10 seconds. Speed through everyday projects. With a 7.8" touch panel and 3.5" LCD, the Artisan 837 gives you all the tools you need. Use the Automatic Document Feeder to quickly copy, fax and scan stacks of originals. Print, scan, and access memory card slots from any room with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n wireless networking and built-in Ethernet networking. Or, use Epson Connect to print directly from your smartphone, iPad, tablet and more.

Printers & All-in-Ones Epson printers and all-in-ones deliver amazing quality, blazing-fast speed, and exceptional reliability at home or in the office.

The World's Fastest All-in-One, the WorkForce 840 delivers high-speed, automatic, two-sided color printing, copying, scanning and faxing. Keep your business running at full speed. Load paper less often with a 500-sheet paper capacity. Extra High-capacity Black ink cartridges produce about 2x more prints per cartridge. Forget about waiting for ink to dry - this all-in-one uses instant-dry DURABrite Ultra Ink. Built to perform, the WorkForce 840 can be shared wirelessly with multiple PCs on your network, using Easy Epson Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n and, it prints directly from an iPhone, BlackBerry or other mobile devices. The WorkForce 840 surpasses the competition in quality, speed and performance and is the top-of-the-line, high productivity all-in-one for the busy small office.

Product Model WP-4540 837 WP-4590 840
Product Type Inkjet Multifunction Printer Inkjet Multifunction Printer Inkjet Multifunction Printer Inkjet Multifunction Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.epson.com http://www.epson.com http://www.epson.com http://www.epson.com
Product Line WorkForce Pro Artisan WorkForce Pro WorkForce

Memory

Standard Memory 128 MB      
Maximum Memory 128 MB      
Memory Card Supported   Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital, Memory Stick, CompactFlash (CF)   CompactFlash (CF), Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick MagicGate, Memory Stick PRO, Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), MMC, MMCplus, xD-Picture Card, xD-Picture Card Type H, xD-Picture Card Type M, xD-Picture Card Type M+
Memory Card Slot   Yes   Yes

Miscellaneous

Package Contents
  • WorkForce Pro WP-4540 Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • Instruction Manual
  • Software and Drivers CD
  • Sample Paper Pack
  • Telephone Cord
  • Power Cable
  • Artisan 837 Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Light Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Light Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • Set Up and Instructions Manuals
  • Software and Driver CD
  • 6' Power Cable
  • 6' Telephone Cord
  • Free Sample Paper Pack
  • WorkForce Pro WP-4590 Network Multifunction Color Printer
  • 1 x Black DuraBrite Ultra Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan DuraBrite Ultra Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta DuraBrite Ultra Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow DuraBrite Ultra Ink Cartridge
  • Instruction Booklets
  • Software and Driver CD
  • Power Cord
  • 1 x 80 Sheet Input Tray
  • WorkForce 840 Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • Instruction Manual
  • CD-ROM Containing Drivers and Bonus Software
  • Free Sample Paper Pack
  • Telephone Cord
  • Power Cable
  • Network & Communication

    Wireless LAN Yes Yes   Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n IEEE 802.11b/g/n   IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet Fast Ethernet Fast Ethernet Fast Ethernet
    Ethernet Yes Yes Yes Yes

    Faxing

    Fax Memory Capacity 180 pages 180 pages 180 pages 180 pages
    Fax Color Color Color Color Color

    Physical Characteristics

    Height 18.2" 7.8" 15.1" 12.0"
    Width 18.1" 18.3" 18.1" 17.6"
    Depth 25.7" 25.8" 25.7" 22.3"
    Weight (Approximate) 582.4  oz 398.4  oz 486.4  oz 352.0  oz
    Form Factor Desktop Desktop Desktop Desktop
    Color   Blue, Black    

    Warranty

    Limited Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 3 Year 1 Year
    Additional Warranty Information  

    Lifetime Phone Support

    Plus second-business-day shipping

     

    Media Handling

    Media Type Plain Paper, Bright White Paper, Brochure Paper, Flyer Paper, Matte Paper, Premium Paper, Presentation Paper, Glossy Paper, Semi-gloss Photo Paper, Photo Paper, Iron-on Transfer, Bond Paper, Air Mail Paper, Envelope Plain Paper, Photo Paper, Inkjet Paper, Bright White Paper, Glossy Paper, Premium Paper, Semi-gloss Photo Paper, Matte Paper, Air Mail Paper, Bond Paper, CD/DVD, Presentation Paper, Envelope Air Mail Paper, Bond Paper, Plain Paper, Bright White Paper, Brochure Paper, Presentation Paper, Premium Paper, Matte Paper, Photo Paper, Glossy Paper, Semi-gloss Photo Paper, Iron-on Transfer Plain Paper, Bright White Paper, Photo Paper, Glossy Paper, Premium Paper, Semi-gloss Photo Paper, Presentation Paper, Matte Paper, Matte Scrapbook Paper, Bond Paper, Air Mail Paper, Envelope
    Maximum Input Media Capacity 580 sheets 140 sheets 580 sheets 500 sheets
    Maximum Print Size - 8.50" x 44" Legal - 8.50" x 14" - 8.50" x 44" - 8.50" x 44"
    Media Handling 1 x Automatic Document Feeder 30 Sheet, 2 x Input Tray 250 Sheet, 1 x Feeder 80 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 150 Sheet 1 x Automatic Document Feeder 30 Sheet, 1 x Input Tray 120 Sheet, 1 x Photo Tray 20 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 30 Sheet 1 x Duplex Automatic Document Feeder 30 Sheet, 1 x Input Tray 250 Sheet, 1 x Feeder 80 Sheet 2 x Input Tray 250 Sheet, 1 x Automatic Document Feeder 30 Sheet
    Media Size A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A5 - 5.83" x 8.27", A6 - 4.13" x 5.83", Half-letter, Executive - 10.51" x 7.24", Letter - 8.50" x 10.98", Legal - 8.50" x 14.02", 3.50" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Custom Size, B5 - 6.93" x 9.84" A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A6 - 4.13" x 5.83", Letter - 8.50" x 10.98", Half-letter, 3.50" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Legal - 8.50" x 14", Executive - 10.51" x 7.24", Envelope No. 10 A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", B5 - 6.93" x 9.84", A6 - 4.13" x 5.83", Half-letter, Executive - 7.24" x 10.51", Letter - 8.50" x 10.98", 3.50" x 5", A5 - 5.83" x 8.27", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Custom Size, Envelope No. 10 A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A5 - 5.83" x 8.27", A6 - 4.13" x 5.83", B5 - 6.93" x 9.84", Half-letter, Executive - 10.51" x 7.24", 3.50" x 44", 8.50" x 44", 4" x 6", 8.50" x 14.02", 3.50" x 5", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.50" x 11", Custom Size
    Standard Input Media Capacity 580 sheets 140 sheets 330 sheets 500 sheets
    Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 3 2 2 2
    Number of Input Trays Supported 3 2 3 2
    Borderless Printing   Yes    

    Scanning

    Optical Resolution 2400 dpi 4800 dpi 2400 dpi 2400 dpi
    Scanner Type Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed
    Maximum Scan Size A4 - 8.27" x 11.69"      
    Color Depth 48-bit 48-bit 48-bit 48-bit
    Scan Color Color Color Color Color
    Hardware Resolution 2400 x 2400 dpi   2400 x 1200 dpi 1200 x 2400 dpi
    Interpolated Resolution 9600 x 9600 dpi 9600 x 9600 dpi 9600 x 9600 dpi 9600 x 9600 dpi

    Processor & Chipset

    Processor Speed 333 MHz      

    Power Description

    Operating Power Consumption 16 W 23 W 16 W 16 W
    Off-Mode Power Consumption 200 mW 300 mW 200 mW 200 mW
    Standby Power Consumption   4.50 W    

    Technical Information

    Platform Supported PC, Mac PC, Mac PC, Mac Mac, PC
    Color Cartridge Type Individual Color Cartridge Individual Color Cartridge Individual Color Cartridge Individual Color Cartridge
    Duplex Printing Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
    Maximum Print Resolution 4800 x 1200 dpi 5760 x 1440 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi 5760 x 1440 dpi
    Print Color Color Color Color Color
    ISO Mono Print Speed (ppm) 16 9.6 16 15
    ISO Color Print Speed (ppm) 11 9.1 11 9.3
    Number of Colors 4 6 4 4
    Multifunction Devices Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner
    Maximum Photo Print Speed   10 Second    

    Reliability

    Duty Cycle 20000 pages per month   25000 pages per month  

    Fonts & Emulation

    Language Emulation Epson ESC/P Raster ESC/P AirPrint, PCL 5, PCL 6, Epson ESC/P Raster, PostScript 3 Epson ESC/P Raster

    Copier

    Copier Type Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed
    Maximum Document Enlargement 400% 400% 400% 400%
    ISO Color Copy Speed (cpm) 11      
    Maximum Document Reduction 25% 25% 25% 25%
    Maximum Copy Resolution 1200 x 600 dpi      
    Number of Copies 99 99 99 99
    ISO Mono Copy Speed (cpm) 16      
    Copy Color Color Color Color Color
    Maximum Mono Copy Speed (cpm)   38    
    Maximum Color Copy Speed (cpm)   38    

    Performance

    Macworld Labs (Quality)

    Print quality: Text

    Good Good Very Good Superior
    Print quality: Color photo

    Very Good Good Superior Good
    Print quality:PDF

    Very Good Very Good Good Good
    Scan quality: Color photo

    Very Good Very Good Good Good
    Scan quality: Line art

    Fair Good Fair Good
    Copy quality

    Very Good Good Very Good Good

    Macworld Labs (Speed)

    Print speed: Text

    ppm

    4.8 7.4 6.0 15.4
    Print speed rating: Text

    Fair Good Good  
    Print speed: Color photo

    seconds for 8X10 photo

    213.0 63.9 239.0 56.01
    Print speed rating: Color photo

    Fair Superior Fair  
    Print speed: PDF

    seconds for 4-page PDF

    332.0 131.1 376.0 56.83
    Print speed rating: PDF

    Fair Very Good Fair  
    Scan speed 1

    seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi

    96.2 39.5 35.4 33.3
    Scan speed 2

    seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi

    203.5 85.4 76.3 26.3
    Scan speed rating

    Poor Very Good Very Good