One of the hardest working all-in-ones you’ll ever come across is the Epson WorkForce WF-2850. Unlike other similar products, this one was made for home offices and small workgroups in mind. With that said, business office printers should be efficient enough to support quick on-demand printing.
This state-of-the-art machine from Epson features an all-new automatic document feeder. With the feeder, you can now print either duplex or simplex styles without any intervention. The printer also fully supports wireless functionality for added convenience. Hence, device connection and use will be quick and easy with the added LCD screen.
Epson WorkForce WF-2850 Specs
- Printing Technology: 4-color (CMYK) drop-on-demand
- Maximum Print Resolution: 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi
- ISO Print Speed:
- Black: 10.0 ISO ppm
- Colour: 5.0 ISO ppm
- Minimum Ink Droplet Size: 3 picoliters
- Ink Colours: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black
- Operating Systems:
- Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1/Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
- Mac® OS® X 10.6.8 – macOS® 10.14.x55
- (Internet access is required to install OS® X drivers and software.)
- Operating: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
- Storage: -4° to 104° F (-20° to 40° C)
- Humidity: Operating: 20 – 80% RH
- Storage: 5 – 85% RH (no condensation)
- Sound Level: 36 dB(A)
- Printing: 14.8″ x 22.8″ x 9.5″ (W x D x H)
- Storage: 14.8″ x 11.8″ x 8.6″ (W x D x H)
- Weight: 11.5 lb
Robust Design With High-Quality Plastic Casing
If you didn’t already know, most of the printers in the WorkForce line were made with a similar style. Due to this, it can become difficult to tell one from the other. The WF-2850 holds to this tradition and the WorkForce WF-2830 look just like its previously named sibling. So, if you’ve interacted with these printers, you’ll know the design, layout and controls are all the same.
From a dimensional perspective, the height is 8.6 inches and the width is 11.8 inches. Due to its compact size and weight of 11.5 pounds, you’ll be able to fit other items on your desk. During printing, there is a depth increase of 22.8 inches so be sure to cater for the extra space.
The overall controls and body are standardized and there isn’t much to say. The automatic document feeder is located at the top of the feeder for quick and easy printing. Additionally, there’s also a front panel where the LCD screen is attached. This makes the setup and configuration process even easier than before.
On the panel, there are several buttons such as numerical buttons, the power button, and other functional buttons. However, it should be noted that the screen isn’t a touch screen which can make it somewhat unattractive. With that said, there are still tons of features and perks that make up for this.
Color And Monochrome All-In-One Printer
The WF-2850 is one of the most versatile printers on the market. Hence it can easily tackle a ton of tasks in a jiffy. So, if you’re interested in printing, scanning, copying and faxing, the WF-2850 is perfect for you. This Epson printer also features a ton of other useful features.
If you’ve ever been disappointed by other brands in the past, then look no further because Epson is sure to beat all of your experiences. With the all-new MicroPiezo tech and 4-colour on-demand services, you’ll be able to enjoy reliable quality service with every job. Unlike other printers, you’ll be able to experience high-resolution prints of up to 5760 x 1440.
If you’re interested in duplicating tons of different documents, the copier supports both monochrome and colour printing. Your prints can be either one-sided or double-sided. Copy sizes of 8.5 by 14 inches are also supported. The sharpness, resolution and density can all be adjusted for added clarity.
If you’re used to scanning, this Epson printer is perfect. You’ll be able to make use of the newly added 1200 dpi resolution and the large bed size. The bed size on this machine is 8.5 by 11.7 inches. This is a huge benefit if you’re intending to work with emails, PDF scans and computer scans.
You’ll even be able to fax in perfect monochrome or colour if you desire. The printer can also store up to 100 pages which are perfect for your business needs.
Epson WorkForce WF-2850 Print Speed
If you’re thinking about a new printer for your office needs, you’ll need something fast and efficient. The overall speed of this machine somewhat fails to meet the expectation of many owners. With that said, it prints up to 10 pages of mono in a minute’s time and up to 4 pages of colour during the same time.
While the printing speed is not as good as many had hoped, it can be forgiven since there are other perks. When compared to the competitors, it isn’t the slowest.
Epson WorkForce WF-2850 Paper Capacity
If you hadn’t already figured it out, the WF-2850 is a rather entry-level machine. While it was designed for the office, the printing tray wasn’t designed to hold much paper. For some, the 100-sheet tray is sufficient but for others, it isn’t.
However, we found such a capacity to be good enough if you’re printing in small quantities. If for some reason you’re required to print hefty amounts, you’ll need to reload the paper tray every so often. Besides the tray, you’ll have the pleasure of using the 30-sheet automatic feeder which gives additional printing power.
Depending on the media type, you’ll be able to print on photo pages as well as plain paper. With the WF-2850, you can also print on a number of paper types. When it comes to the overall paper size, you can print on 8.5 by 44 inches if you desire. if borderless is your style, 16:9 is supported.
Dependable Result, Ideal For Business
When it comes to growing a business, you’ll need to start small and work your way up. This printer is perfect for starting out small and it produces great results. No amount of invoices, contracts, reports, or marketing materials will ever be too hard for this Epson printer to handle.
For black colour work, the printing technology produces some of the crispest legible text that you’ll ever feast your eyes on. The spacing is also legible and neat and weird spacing will hardly ever be found among your text. So, if you’re planning on printing rich text, there’s no need to worry.
The likes of thin lines and charts are no match for this printer and you’ll be able to enjoy graphics and tables without worry. The WF-2850 is also great for distributing colour, gradients and fills. When it comes to the overall printing performance, this one wasn’t made for consumer photo printing. However, the vibrancy is unquestioned and there isn’t much sign of graininess.
4-Color Printer With Claria Ink
To print on this model, you’ll need four Claria ink. This ensures that the colours are accurate and vibrant. Since 4 cartridges are used, it is easier to replace them if need be. Additionally, the 212 cartridges are compatible with the printer and sometimes come bundled with the WF-2850.
Replacement cartridges are offered from the manufacturer and they produce up to 130 prints for colour and 150 for black. There’s also an XL variant that gives 350 colour prints and 500 black prints.
Connectivity And Software
Standard connectivity is allowed with USB, Wi-Fi Direct or regular Wi-Fi. With these options, you can use either wireless or wired connections. This makes it easier to connect to mobile, desktops, or laptops.
As we conclude, we’ve looked at every detail of the Epson WorkForce WF-2850. This printer is suited for small home offices or workgroups. The AIO functionality offers truly reliable and quick performance to complete jobs efficiently.
While there are some downsides, the perks make up for them. This device is great for handling just about any document that you’re working with. It also has some of the sharpest printed words and shapes that we’ve ever seen. So, if you’re working with a low print capacity, this is the one for you!