Summary: The Epson WorkForce 310 is a good entry-level all-in-one printer. The company's DURABrite inks are immediately dry to the touch even when printing photos (and won't smudge even if wet), and the colors look very good considering the low cost of the printer. It's fairly fast (except when printing photos) with up to 36 pages per minute in some print modes (competitive with laser printers); that, and the low price, and the printer's built-in networking capability, make this...
Pros: Good-looking photo prints, Fast (at least for monochrome printing), Networking built in, Energy Star qualified, Automatic document feeder
Summary: Epson's new WorkForce 310, the latest addition to its line of all-in-one printers, is made for small businesses, offering them some potential cost-saving advantages such as high-capacity ink tanks, built-in wired / wireless networking, and fairly quick printing. Its Energy Star rating means they'll save some money on electricity as well--Epson claims that it uses 70 percent less energy than a laser printer.
Excerpt: With all-in-one printer vendors competing to offer the most functionality at the lowest price, consumers are left with a difficult shopping decision to make. In a recent review, to the $99 Lexmark Impact S305 scored favorably with us, but we felt cheated by the missing fax function. Epson picks up Lexmark’s slack with the introduction of their $120 WorkForce 310, a true all-in-one device that can print, fax, copy, and scan with output speeds that crush the competition.
Epson WorkForce 310 review – a business printer without Wi-Fi
27 April 2010
Excerpt: Five separate ink cartridges; all-inclusive control panel; inexpensive; good printing speeds Underwhelming picture quality; no auto-duplexer and Wi-Fi The Epson WorkForce 310 is a multifunction printer that is based on Epson Micro Piezo inkjet technology. It uses the Epson DURABrite Ultra inks for printing. The color management features are Windows Image Color Management (ICM), Epson Vivid Color, and Adobe RGB. The minimum ink droplet size is 3 pl.
Conclusion: Epson sent along some of its own-brand Premium Presentation Matte paper, a heavy stock that produced superb, rich results, but took longer still. Our business letter printed in 1 minute and 25 seconds. Photo buffs have a choice of producing prints in Photo or Best Photo mode. The latter takes about twice as long -- 3 minutes and 20 seconds versus one and a half minutes for a borderless 4 by 6 -- for a frankly modest improvement in detail, but both look good on glossy...