Epson WorkForce 635 – Modern Wireless AIO Inkjet Printers
28 May 2011
Excerpt: The Epson WorkForce 635 is a wireless all-in-one inkjet printer having the capacity to meet the requirement of modern undersized offices. At $200 the Epson WorkForce 635 is a too-good-to-be-true deal for small offices, who wants a do-it-all device, which can fax, scan, copy and print without awkward touchscreen instrument panel. The best thing is that the Epson continues to outdo its rivals in print speeds and leads the class in our papers printing tests.
Excerpt: The Good Duplex printing and scanning. Simple to set up. Prints and scans over Wi-Fi. Has memory card slots and shares them over the network. ENERGY STAR� qualified and designed to be recycled.. The Bad Only does 8 bit scanning using Apple Image Capture. Some scanning features only work with Windows. Installer process is frustrating. Doesn't remember date/time when unplugged.
Pros: Duplex printing and scanning., Simple to set up., Prints and scans over Wi-Fi., Has memory card slots and shares them over the network., ENERGY STAR� qualified and designed to be recycled..
Cons: Only does 8 bit scanning using Apple Image Capture., Some scanning features only work with Windows., Installer process is frustrating., Doesn't remember date/time when unplugged.
Summary: The Epson WorkForce 635 all-in-one inkjet printer certainly offers a lot to small-business owners (as well as home users who use a printer a lot and who need a fax). It's fast, has plenty of built-in business features such as an automatic document feeder and duplex printing, and has a fax, scanner, and copier as well. Wireless (Wi-Fi n) networking is helpful and fast, and there are multiple memory-card slots handily located on the front of the machine.
Excerpt: (1 items) A color inkjet multifunction printer, Epson's WorkForce 635 earns its $200 list price with its impressive speed, print quality, and features. Even better, its inks are reasonably priced. The WorkForce 635 has the edge in speed and print quality compared with the HP OfficeJet 6500A Plus e-All-In-One ( ), though the HP's high-yield inks are slightly more economical.
Pros: Very fast text printing, Automatic duplexing of prints, scans, and copies, Affordable ink
Cons: Noisy operation, Mediocre scanning and photo-printing speeds
Excerpt: The Epson WorkForce 635 is an all-in-one multifunction printer that delivers speedy printing and affordable ink replacement costs. It also has built-in wireless connectivity and automatic two-sided printing. It is quite noisy and scanning quality is a little mediocre.
Pros: Affordable ink costs, Speedy printing, Strong text quality
Cons: Noisy printing, Only average scanning quality
Summary: The Epson WorkForce 840 all-in-one inkjet printer for small-business owners and busy home users. It's fast, offers two paper trays, an automatic document feeder and duplex printing, and a fax, scanner, and copier. Wi-Fi b/g/n networking is built in, and multiple memory-card slots are located on the front of the machine. It's a good step up from the WorkForce 635 as it offers multiple paper trays, so I'd recommend it if you frequently use two paper trays.
Pros: Two 250-sheet paper trays, Built-in wired / wireless (Wi-Fi b/g/n) networking, Very good print quality, excellent photo quality, Automatic document feeder, Built-in duplex printing
Cons: Less than perfect results on cheap paper, Inconvenient placement of USB port, Slow photo printing
Conclusion: The Epson WorkForce 635 All-in-One is a wonderful choice for anyone looking to save space by going the wireless, all-in-one route. The front-loading paper feed means it takes up less desktop space than its predecessor, and the increased paper capacity and WiFi n are also welcome additions.
Pros: Fast, cheap, high quality, 4 devices in 1 small desktop footprint, wireless printing
Cons: New “simple” menu makes some tasks more difficult
Summary: Many all-in-one devices feature the same abilities, scanning, faxing, copying, printing, and many are network-able. In a market flooded with printers, scanners, copiers, and fax machines all claiming ‘best in class’, or ‘low cost of ownership’ you may think the Epson WorkForce 635 is just another printing device.