I've been quite impressed by this printer so far. I own an old all in one laser printer with similar functionality but it's only a black and white printer. So far this Epson Workforce printer has proven to be more capable and able to handle all of my business needs.
Let's start with my first impression. If you've never owned a “full” size home office/business printer, be ready for it. It is a large printer, albeit not quite as large as a floor standing print shop printer but very comparable in capabilities. In its box it's a rather sizable printer, I had helped unboxing the printer and although it's not too heavy it's somewhat not evenly weighted so be sure to have a good grip on all four sides (if you have help) when you take it out of the box the first time.
Setting it up is quite a breeze, overall with installing the software, charging the ink, etc I'd say it took about 10+ mins. This was made possible, even with connecting to my Wifii, by the large touch screen. I think this is one of the main functionality that I like the most. I've owned other printers with a touch screen as well but to interact with it, you'd have to use a bunch of dedicated hard buttons (arrows, OK, cancel). Having a very responsive touch screen is definitely a welcomed feature.
Some other features that I really like about this printer is the double paper load tray, definitely nice to be able to load up for all my printing needs. The auto feeder tray on the top is also great when I'm faxing and scanning multiple documents at once. I've had to fax over a signed document once and believe me without the auto paper load tray on the top, it could be a pain. Another nice feature that really differentiates this printer is the larger scan glass that is capable of handling an A3+ size. My other laser all in one cannot do this and it's a nice touch and there were many instances where I'd have to go to a pro print shop to do this simple task of scanning an A3 size document.
All in all this is a very capable printer, that's perfect for my home office. It has a few functionality which I haven't tried yet but will try in the coming weeks, such as being able to print remotely to the printer via email. Not sure when I'd need to do that but I suppose it's a nice feature to have.
If I can pick one item that I'm concerned about this printer that would be the ink refills of course. It looks like it comes with the initial ink cartridges which typically doesn't last that long. Researching online, it seems like they have bundles that you can get, so that will help and they have an XL black ink that is not too horribly priced. I guess I'll have to see how often I'd need to refill the ink with this printer. What would be ideal is if EPSON can produce an all in one workforce printer that's combined with their new ink cartridges that could last 2+ years. That would be the ultimate printer I'd like to own one day.
This is a review for the Epson WorkForce WF-7720 Wide Format All-in-One Printer that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.