Epson WorkForce WF-7710 Wide-Format All-in-One Printer ($249.99) is an all-in-one super-tabloid (AIO) capable of printing indefinitely up to 13 by 19 inches. It also scans, copies, and faxes up to tabloid size (11 by 17 inches). Nevertheless, the WF-7710 is much more expensive to use than our Editor’s Choice Brother MFC-J6935DW, and its paper capacity is less than half that. It’s worth considering the WF-7710 if you need to print a super tabloid size page (the Brother model can only handle up to tabloid size), but instead, Epson is a very good printer that faces very tight competition.
Impressive Feature Set
Measuring 13.4 by 22.3 by 32.2 inches (HWD) and weighing 40.8 pounds, the WF-7710 can hold 251 sheets through a 250-sheet paper tray at the front and a 1-sheet replacement tray on the back. It is basically the same printer as its brother, WorkForce WF-7720, minus one 250 sheet paper tray. In contrast, Brother MFC-J6935DW supports 600 sheets, from three sources, while the HP OfficeJet Pro 7740 holds 500 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 7720 supports 501.
The monthly task cycle of WF-7710 is 20,000 pages (equal to WF-7720). That’s 10,000 pages less than hp 7720, HP 7740, and Brother MFC-J6935DW. In addition, the WF-7710 is equipped with a one-way automatic 35-sheet automatic duplex document (ADF) supplier for sending two-sided multi-page documents to the scanner. (Both the HP 7740 and Brother MFC-J6935DW also come with a single-track duplex ADF.) All of these ADFs hold pages up to tabloid sizes, except 7720, which only supports large sizes as legal sizes.
To test the quality of the output, we use the files we time and the additional outputs printed as part of our business application and photo series. We assess results using carefully selected criteria and clearly defined scales for each measurement. We separately report print speed and quality for text, graphics, and photos. How well a printer performs on one type of document doesn’t always indicate how well it performs in another.
The WF-7710 comes with almost all available connectivity options, including 10/100bps Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, connecting to a single PC via USB, and near-field. communication, or NFC. Wi-Fi Direct and NFC are peer-to-peer network protocols for connecting printers to your mobile device without either or they being part of a local network.
Several mobile applications in the company’s Epson Connect bundle are included: Email Print, Epson Remote Print, Epson iPrint, and Epson Cloud Print, as well as built-in support for some third-party mobile solutions, such as Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print. In addition, you can connect to multiple other cloud sites through iPrint and workflow profiles in the control panel.
Bottom line: Epson WorkForce WF-7710 is a good printer with stiff competition, and its WF-7720 sibling, for just $50 more, is better value. And what made matters worse, the next step, his WF-7720 brother, with only $50 more, was better value. At this point, you might think that $50 is a lot of money just for an extra drawer, but consider the improved paper handling options that extra cassettes give you, such as the ability to store letter sizes and tabloid sizes (or any combination you want) sheets loaded at the same time. If you don’t need a super-tabloid-sized print, even better value is Brother MFC-J6935DW Editor’s Choice. The cost is more expensive upfront, but its low operational costs will save you money in the long run.