I’ve had the Epson Workforce 635 for a little while now – here’s what I think.
I upgraded from the Workforce 600 and wow, what a difference a model makes!
For a printer that sells direct from Epson for only around $150 this is an excellent printer!
Targeted at Small Business, Home office and home users the Workforce series of All-In-One printers are living up to their name – proving that they’re capable of pretty much anything that is being thrown at them.
One immediately noticeable difference between the Workforce 635 and it’s predecessor the Workforce 600 is the paper load tray. The paper on the 600 loaded from the top, rear of the printer – loading down into the printer. The paper tray on the 635 is flat, on the bottom front of the printer.
I much prefer the bottom loading printer, it’s generally much easier to load and access in general, especially as I have the printer sitting up on a desk. However, it’s rather difficult to load envelopes, postcards etc. you need to remove the paper, adjust and load your other size.
Another wonderful difference is the user interface and general ease of connectivity.
Scrolling through the letters to set up the wireless network, printer name and other details was terribly time consuming on the older models – seeing the letters on the built in display and navigating the letters and menu is so much easier on the 635.
The 635 seemed to connect much more quickly and easily too – of course, I’ve connected a few since my Workforce 600 but the 635 just seemed to be happier to connect to my secured Wireless network.
Double Sided copying/printing is a breeze with the 635. Remarkably efficient and speedy.
The ADF (located on the top, ‘cover’) makes light work of scanning or copying multiple pages. I haven’t found it to mis-feed yet.
The new High Capacity ink cartridges are, thus far, looking good. Print is resilient – it doesn’t smudge easily (often not at all) and is highlighter proof.
Epson has obviously tried harder with this printer. They looked at previous models and seem to have stepped them up a notch with faster prints, better quality, lower power usage, more user friendly and more.
In all, I’d agree with the Workforce 635 overall rating and give this an 8 out of 10.
Key Features (per Epson)
- Save time — with the world’s fastest all-in-one in both one- and two-sided printing1
- Speed through critical documents — ISO print speeds of 15 ISO ppm (black) and 7.2 ISO ppm (color), two-sided print speeds of 7.5 ISO ppm (black) and 4.5 ISO ppm (color)1
- Save paper — save up to 50% of your paper supply with automatic, two-sided printing
- Print twice as much — get about 2x more prints with 127 Extra High-capacity Black ink cartridges1
- Individual ink cartridges — replace only the color you need
- Less hassle — built-in 250-sheet paper tray means you re-load paper less often
- Do more — 30-page Auto Document Feeder to quickly copy, scan or fax stacks of one- or two-sided originals
- Easy wireless printing — built-in Easy Epson Wi-Fi makes wireless setup, networking and printing fast and easy1
- PC-Fax — fax documents directly from your computer1
- Front USB port — insert thumb drive and upload files directly to your PC
- High-speed faxing in black and color — as fast as 3 sec per page; speed dial storage up to 60 numbers; fax memory up to 180 pages
- Protect important documents — smudge, fade and water resistant prints; documents rival those from a laser printer
- Save energy — uses up to 70% less power than laser printers1
- Product protection you can count on — one-year limited warranty; phone support, without charge, for the life of the product1; plus, get free templates and “How-to” tutorials
- Quickly print from your mobile device — print photos, office documents and more, seewww.epson.com/mobileprinting for details
4-in-1 with Wi-Fi®: Print / Copy / Scan / Fax
Ink: 4-color DURABrite® Ultra pigment ink
ISO Print Speed: Black: 15 ISO ppm; Color: 7.2 ISO ppm
- Epson WorkForce 635 All-In-One Printer $179 Value Giveaway Ends 11/22/10 (jamericanspice.wordpress.com)
- Epson updates PrintJinni app with new interface for iPads (electronista.com)
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