Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 Review
July 17, 2014
COMMENTS

A multifunction perfect for homes and offices.              

Printers are the products that get the less attention but tend to be the most important appliance anyone may need. They have evolved over the years, from a simple device that prints and now it can even scan, copy and even send a fax. These multifunction has somehow made it more convenient for us to do daily tasks. Out of the entire bunch of printers available, normally just a few stand out – just like this one. The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 is multifunction printer that uses the normal ink cartridge, but is claimed to consumer less power than its competitors. An energy-saving multifunction printer? Sounds awesome. Let’s see if it’s worth it.

Specifications and Features

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 looks much like any other normal multifunction printer, but its 46.1 x 44.2 x 34.2 cm dimensions mean it can easily fit on your table and it wouldn’t take up too much space and at 14 kilograms, it is considerably lighter than the other multifunction printers I have used.

Let’s get technical for a moment and check the printer’s specifications. The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 uses a new technology that manages to deliver detailed prints at fast speeds. It supports duplex printing, meaning it can print on both sides. On the scanning front, the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 can scan any document at 1200 x 2400 dpi, and you can use either the flatbed scanner or the automatic document feeder. It also works as a copier and can copy documents either in color or black & white. Lastly, you can also use the printer as a fax machine.

You can setup the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 in two ways – wired or wireless. You would need to connect the printer to your wireless network to enable wireless printing or simply use a USB 2.0 cable for a wired connection or plug an Ethernet cable to share it over your local network. There is also a USB port at the front where you can print documents from the drive – or simply scan documents directly to it.

Compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X, you simply need to install the necessary drivers for the function to start working but in my case, Windows just automatically installed the drivers and I got the printer working without any problems.

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 is compatible with most wireless printing standards, including Apple’s AirPrint that lets you print directly from iOS devices, Google Cloud Printer that lets you print a document from anywhere using Google services. If those won’t work, there is also an Epson Connect app you can download to your smartphone that offers the same printing functions.

Performance

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 pretty much does a decent job as an everyday multifunction printer. Upon testing, it matched the 20 ppm (pages per minute) claim by Epson when printing either a mono or colored document. It’s fast too, taking about 17.9 seconds to scan a full A4 document.

Printed text looked great – each letter has no jagged edges, even if you print it in mono or in color. It worked well with printing images, colors are decent and it shouldn’t have any problem printing photos. The only thing I wasn’t happy about is its copy feature, which took 13.49 seconds to copy one document.

Conclusion

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 model we tested costs about AED, which shouldn’t cost much compared to other multifunction printers. Its decent feature set, fast print speeds and great print quality make it worthy to have a place in your home or office.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. Passionate for all things tech - you’ll normally find him tinkering with the latest gadgets and computer peripherals. He is an avid collector of Blu-ray discs and occasionally plays on his Xbox.
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