Summary: If you're in the market for a new shared all-in-one printer, the Epson WorkForce 600 definitely deserves to be on your short list. You can't beat the price given the features, and this printer should save you money on supplies. The build quality is above average, so it should stand up well to a heavy office workload. An excellent offering from Epson.
Pros: 38ppm draft quality printing speed, 27ppm laser quality print speed, Wifi and Ethernet connectivity, All-in-one printer, scanner, copier, fax, photo printer, 2.5 inch color LCD and built-in memory card slots
Excerpt: When I first started in computers many years ago, the big thing was to have a printer that would just hook up on the LAN. Then not too long ago, the pricier option was to have a Wi-Fi enabled printer. Since a Wi-Fi enabled printer was more for business (and priced as such) I explored various add-ons that would let me turn any USB-compatible printer into a wireless printer. Most of these add-ons cost around $100, so it was a decent premium over the price of a printer.
Summary: While it may not be the smallest multifunction printer on the block, the Epson WorkForce 600 is certainly more useful than many of its more basic competitors. I really like the inclusion of Wi-Fi, since this really frees up the utility of this printer. It’s great that the communication is two-way as well, so all scans can be sent wirelessly to my computer and all print jobs can be sent wirelessly back to the Epson.
Pros: A comprehensive home office solution, Built-in card reader and USB port, Wi-Fi connectivity, Decent print speed and quality, Great value at around $149
Cons: Ink cartridges can be expensive, Somewhat bulky compared to some other MFPs, No photo preview on LCD
Excerpt: The Good Fast. Quiet. Easy to set up and use. Wired or wireless networking. Water resistant prints. The Bad Copy and scan quality could be improved. Copy autofeed jammed occasionally. Epson's new line of all-in-one printers, designed for small business and home offices, include scanner, copier, fax machine, built in Ethernet, and Wi-Fi networking. The Workforce 600 is an inkjet printer that Epson claims can print at nearly the same quality and speed as a laser printer.
Pros: Fast. Quiet. Easy to set up and use. Wired or wireless networking. Water resistant prints.
Cons: Copy and scan quality could be improved. Copy autofeed jammed occasionally.
Excerpt: The first thing you notice when you open the box is that the Epson Workforce 600 is a nice looking machine. The sleek looking printer will fit in with the decor of most offices or it might even improve the decor of your office space. The Epson Workforce 600 is a feature rich printer at a very affordable price ($199).
Conclusion: The Epson WorkForce 600 combines impressive features (fast speed) with some limitations (low paper capacity), so although it's an attractive choice, it falls just short of being a slam-dunk winner.
Pros: Fast. Wired and wireless network support. Prints and scans over a network. Standalone fax machine and copier.
Cons: Subpar text quality. Paper capacity is only 100 sheets. Can't fax directly from a PC.
Summary: If you are looking for industry-leading print quality or the ability to handle 5000-page documents with the greatest of ease, you'll need to look elsewhere. The Epson WorkForce 600 was never meant to handle the enterprise or corporate environment, but for the small business owner or the person with a home office, it offers so much for so little money.
The list of features is literally a treasure trove that will keep you smiling for a very long time.
Pros: Exceptional value for the price, Feed and flatbed scanners, Wi-Fi connectivity is a major plus, Lots of bonus features and functions, Very easy to use and setup
Cons: No support for duplex printing, Feed scanner can result in bunched paper on exit tray, Good, but not great print quality, Plastic materials feel kind of cheap
Conclusion: So what's the one glitch we mentioned earlier? It has to do with paper feeding. While the 30-page automatic document feeder works well, we sometimes had snags with the 600's Lexmark-style vertical input tray at the rear, particularly when we inserted the rated maximum of 100 sheets: Some of the frontmost pages slipped an inch or so below the skinny shelf that's supposed to hold paper.
Excerpt: The Epson WorkForce 600 is a sleek all-in-one inkjet printer that combines excellent performance with easy-to-use wireless features. Epson says this printer is "engineered for small business and home office" but it's so easy to setup and use you'll wonder why any home would be without one. Forget about messy USB cables or a complicated wireless setup. The WorkForce 600 cleans up your desktop clutter and the setup is as easy as 1-2-3.