Epson today announced two new WorkForce printers designed for small business and home offices. The new WorkForce 610 is a multifunction device; the new WorkForce 1100 is a wide-format printer.
With a four-color ink-jet printer, scanner, copier, and fax, the WorkForce 610 ($200) replaces the WorkForce 600 (). The WorkForce 610 has a similar design as its predecessor, with a 2.5-inch LCD, memory card slots, and a black and grey body.
Epson rates the WorkForce 610’s print speed at 38 pages per minute for both black only and color prints while in draft mode. When printing at what Epson calls “laser quality,” the WorkForce 610 is rated at 15 ppm for black only, and 9 ppm for color.
The WorkForce 610 printer has a maximum resolution of 5,760 by 1,440 dots per inch (dpi). The scanner has a maximum optical resolution of 1,200 by 2,400 dpi. The scanner can handle up to legal-sized media.
Connectivity features include built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and USB 2.0. The WorkForce 610’s memory card reader can be used to print photos from a camera’s memory card. The device also has built-in Auto Photo Correction that performs color correction on photos. The Auto Photo Correction can be used through the WorkForce 610’s front control panel.
The WorkForce 610 will be available this month.
Targeted at users who need to create large-format documents with business graphics, the USB-only WorkForce 1100 can handle sheet-fed media as large as 13 by 19 inches.
The four-color WorkForce 1100 is rated by Epson with a draft mode (letter-sized media) print speed of 30 ppm for black only and 17 ppm for color. Epson says that at “laser quality,” the WorkForce 1100 has a speed of 13 ppm for black and 5.5 ppm for color.
The WorkForce 1100 will be available in September.
[Roman Loyola is a Macworld senior editor.]
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