SAVE TIME, MONEY AND ENERGY WITH EPSON’S BUSINESS INKJET PRINTERS

WorkForce Saving Claims

See how much you can save with Epson’s range of business inkjet printers compared to competitor laser printers

Save up to 50% cost per page

Comparison made against the top 10 competitive colour laser printers and MFPs according to the IDC EMEA Hardcopy Tracker (Data H2 2013, Speed Range A4 = Colour Laser 1-10 ppm).

Printer Model Cost per page Cost per page saving vs. laser
WorkForce WF-3600 / WF-7100 Series £0.06 -
HP Color LaserJet CP1025 £0.014 55%
HP Color LaserJet Pro 100 M175a £0.14 55%
HP Color LaserJet Pro 100 M175nw £0.14 55%
Samsung CLP‑365 £0.13 53%
Samsung CLP‑365W £0.13 53%
Samsung CLX‑3305 £0.13 53%
Samsung CLX‑3305W £0.13 53%
Samsung SL‑C410W £0.13 54%
Samsung SL‑C460FW £0.13 53%
Samsung SL‑C460W £0.13 53%
Average £0.13 53%

Save up to 50% cost per page

Comparison made against the top 10 competitive colour laser printers and MFPs according to the IDC EMEA Hardcopy Tracker (Data H2 2013, Speed Range A4 = Colour Laser 11-20 ppm).

Printer Model Page Yield (black pages) Page Yield (colour pages) Cost per page Cost per page saving vs. laser
WorkForce Pro WF-4600 Series 2600 2000 £0.05 -
Brother HL-3140CW 2500 2200 £0.08 39%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color MFP M276n 2400 1800 £0.11 58%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color MFP M276nw 2400 1800 £0.11 58%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color Printer M251n 2400 1800 £0.11 58%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color Printer M251nw 2400 1800 £0.11 58%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dn 4000 2600 £0.11 56%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dw 4000 2600 £0.11 56%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color Printer M451dn 4000 2600 £0.11 56%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color Printer M451nw 4000 2600 £0.11 56%
Xerox WorkCentre 6015B 2000 1000 £0.14 65%
Average 2930 2080 £0.11 57%

Save up to 80% energy consumption

Comparison made against the top 10 competitive colour laser printers and MFPs according to the IDC EMEA Hardcopy Tracker (Data H2 2013, Speed Range A4 = Colour Laser 11-20 ppm).

Printer Model Power (Watts) Power saving (Watts) vs. competitor laser
WorkForce Pro WF‑4600 Series 211 -
Brother HL‑3140CW 3352 94%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color MFP M276n 3133 93%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color MFP M276nw 3133 93%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color Printer M251n 3154 93%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color Printer M251nw 3154 93%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dn 4353 95%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dw 4353 95%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color Printer M451dn 4252 95%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color Printer M451nw 4252 95%
Xerox WorkCentre 6015B 2204 90%
Average 353 94%

1 WorkForce Pro WF‑4640DWF standalone copying
2 Active
3 Average of printing and copying
4 Printing

Is faster than competitors' colour laser printers on typical print jobs

Comparison made against the top 10 competitive colour laser printers and MFPs according to the IDC EMEA Hardcopy Tracker (Data H2 2013, Speed Range A4 = Colour Laser 11-20 ppm). Print speed comparison carried out by Epson based on FSOT according to ISO/IEC 24734 test procedure. Print speeds have been rounded to the nearest second. Epson model tested was WorkForce Pro WF-5620DWF.

Printer Model Colour print speed (secs) Mono print speed (secs)
WorkForce Pro WF-4600 Series 17 17
Brother HL-3140CW 28 27
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color MFP M276n 33 32
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color MFP M276nw 33 32
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color Printer M251n 33 32
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color Printer M251nw 32 32
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dn 27 27
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dw 27 27
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color Printer M451dn 27 27
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color Printer M451nw 27 27
Xerox WorkCentre 6015B 34 27
Average 30 29

About BLI

Buyers Laboratory (BLI) is the imaging industry’s leading independent authority and provider of competitive intelligence, testing and reviews on multifunction (MFP), copier, printer, scanner and software solutions and products. For over 50 years, BLI has been the leading source for unbiased and reliable intelligence for the global digital imaging industry.

BLI has tested several models from Epson’s WorkForce Pro range, over a two-month period running from April 2015. The results and their proof points are explained here.

Are up to 3.5 times faster than lasers and colour copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to three and a half times faster than lasers and colour copiers for first page out.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, FPOT (First Page Out Time) from overnight sleep, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

FPOT is from overnight sleep where the device sits idle overnight and the time in seconds is measured including warming up, processing, imaging and delivery of a single-page test file to the tray.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes faster
WF-R8590 vs. colour copiers competitive average13.0543.913.36
WF-R8590 vs. small/mid workgroup colour laser competitive average13.0528.292.17
WF-8590 vs. small workgroup colour laser/LED competitive average13.0528.292.17
WF-5620 vs. small workgroup colour laser/LED competitive average20.1625.131.24
WF-5690 / WF-R5690 vs. small workgroup laser/LED competitive average11.4443.913.84

Are up to twice as fast as competitors' inkjets

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to twice as fast as competitors’ inkjets for first page out.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, FPOT (First Page Out Time) from overnight sleep, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

FPOT is from overnight sleep where the device sits idle overnight and the time in seconds is measured including warming up, processing, imaging and delivery of a single-page test file to the tray.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes faster
WF-8590 vs. inkjet competitive average13.0524.791.90
WF-5620 vs. inkjet competitive average20.1624.621.22
WF-5690 / WF-R5690 vs. inkjet competitive average11.4424.792.16

Are up to 1.5 times faster than colour lasers and colour copiers - for print jobs of a few pages

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to one and a half times faster than colour lasers and copiers – for typical business print jobs of just a few pages.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, FSOT (First Set Out Time) against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

FSOT is defined as the length of time in seconds the device takes to produce pages, measured from the initiation of the print job to the complete exit of the last page of the first test set. See www.iso.org and reference ISO standard 24734 to view the 4-page test pattern.

Models chosen by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

The table below shows only the calculations for the key results from the data above.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes faster
WF-5620 vs. Samsung Xpress C1810W (simplex)17.0329.591.73
WF-5690 vs. Samsung Xpress C1810W (simplex)16.9129.591.75
WF-5620 vs. Brother HL-3140CW (simplex)17.0327.141.59
WF-5690 vs. Brother HL-3140CW (simplex)16.9127.141.60
WF-5620 vs. Brother MFC-9330CDW (duplex)26.6349.571.86
WF-5690 vs. Brother MFC-9330CDW (duplex)26.4449.571.87
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (duplex)26.6331.471.18
WF-5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (duplex)26.4431.471.19
WF-8590 vs. Konica Minolta bizhub C224e colour copier (duplex)19.0933.481.75
WF-8590 vs. Xerox WorkCentre 7225 colour copier (simplex)15.121.681.44
WF-8590 vs. HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color M775dn colour copier (simplex)15.120.461.35
WF-8590 vs. HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color M775dn colour copier (duplex)19.0924.611.29

The results for the WF-5690 also apply to the WF-R5690 as they have the same print speeds.

Can cut intervention time by up to 2/3rds compared to other lasers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models could cut time spent on interventions by up to two thirds compared to lasers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen were the closest direct competitors from the selection of machines identified by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

Interventions for the Epson inkjets include either an ink cartridge or bag change and maintenance box changes, as required. Interventions for the lasers include changes of toner cartridges, drum and waste toner containers, as required.

ComparisonCompetitorEpson% fewer
WF-5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn total intervention time in minutes over 40,000 impressions4816.565.63%

This does not include operator time required to attend to the device, determine supplies out, order/obtain supplies, return to the device, all of which will add further time per intervention.

Is reliability certified

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are ‘Reliability Certified’.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015.

  • WF-5620, WF-5690, WF-R5690 were tested to 22,500 impressions without a misfeed and no service calls
  • WF-8590 was tested to 37,500 impressions
  • WF-R8590 was tested to 75,000 impressions

Save up to 100 minutes of worker time compared to colour lasers and copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models can save up to 100 minutes of worker time on interventions compared to colour lasers and copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against key competing laser copiers, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen were the closest direct competitors from the selection of machines identified by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

Compared to the HP LaserJet Pro MFP M476dn, the:

  • WF-5690 saves 30.5 minutes of worker time over 40,000 impressions
  • WF-R5690 saves 48 minutes of worker time over 40,000 impressions
  • WF R5690 saves 99.5 minutes of worker time over 80,000 impressions

Compared to the Konica Minolta C224e, the:

  • WF-8590 requires 6.5 minutes more of worker time over 75,000 impressions
  • WF-R8590 saves 8.5 minutes of worker time over 75,000 impressions
  • WF-R8590 saves 13 minutes of worker time over 141,000 impressions

These figures do not include operator time required to go to device, determine supplies out, get supplies, return to device which will all add further time per intervention: BLI estimates that this may roughly double these figures.

Save up to €4.6m per month

By moving to Epson’s WorkForce Pro models, businesses in Western Europe could save up to €4.6 million Euros per month.

Calculated based on IDC data on print volume and number of companies in Western Europe, BLI data on time saved on WorkForce Pro RIPS model interventions, and average hourly labour cost from Eurostat.

  • According to IDC (“Western Europe Inkjet and Laser Installed Base, Page Volume, and Supplies 2014-2018 Forecast and Analysis” – reports for printers and MFPs used), 35,947,777,104 pages is the total monthly print volume generated by printers within the 21-44ppm speed bracket in Western Europe
  • The number of companies of 100-499 employees according to IDC was calculated (using the “Historical Peripherals Installed Base - France, Germany, UK - 2011” report) and applied to the above report to estimate the print volume for this segment
  • This implies a total monthly print volume amongst companies of 100-499 employees, using the target range of machines, of 7,750,196,798 pages
  • Using the BLI data (up to 100 minutes of worker time can be saved per 80,000 pages printed), this could equate to 9.64M minutes/161K hours per month that could be saved by moving from lasers to RIPS
  • Using the average hourly EU18 hourly labour cost (wages and salaries plus non-wage costs, mainly social contributions payable) of €28.50 (according to Eurostat data), the potential monthly saving to the industry can be calculated as €4.6M

Save up to twice as many prints than competitive colour lasers

In independent tests you get up to twice as many prints with Epson’s WorkForce Pro models than competitive colour lasers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

Number of impressions based on an average of two cartridges per colour using the ISO 24712 five-page colour test pattern, and an average of the tested yields for cyan, magenta and yellow. Compared with all-in-ones.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes more
WF-8590 vs. laser competitive average (CMY average)838652401.6
WF-8590 vs. laser competitive average (Black)1187855082.2
WF-5690 vs. small workgroup colour laser/LED competitive average (CMY average)522849871.05
WF-5690 vs. small workgroup colour laser/LED competitive average (Black)476652300.9 times less

Save up to 4 times as many prints than competitive colour inkjets

In independent tests you get up to four times as many prints with Epson’s WorkForce Pro models than competitive colour inkjets.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

Number of impressions based on an average of two cartridges per colour using the ISO 24712 five-page colour test pattern, and an average of the tested yields for cyan, magenta and yellow. Compared with inkjet all-in-ones.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes more
WF-5620 vs. inkjet competitive average (CMY average)521725232.1
WF-5620 vs. inkjet competitive average (Black)497626571.9
WF-5690 vs. inkjet competitive average (Black)476629371.6
WF-5690 vs. inkjet competitive average (CMY average)522827001.9
WF-8590 vs. inkjet competitive average (Black)1187829374
WF-8590 vs. inkjet competitive average (CMY average)838627003.1

Can use up to 96% less energy than lasers and laser copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models use up to 96% less energy than lasers and laser copiers.

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS models use up to 95% less energy than lasers and laser copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

In BLI’s research devices were tested in default mode in simplex and duplex modes, following BLI’s proprietary standard energy consumption text methods.

Energy consumption calculated in wH for 5 minutes printing, compared to laser printers and copiers.

 Five minutes printing
DeviceMono simplexColour simplexMono duplexColour duplex
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-8590 DWF3.1643.1432.2752.284
Konica Minolta bizhub C224e38.60341.88333.27335.134
Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2225i40.14837.60536.6739.173
Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i55.29251.79451.56852.004
Xerox WorkCentre 722530.57133.78829.95230.789
HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color MFP M775dn43.10942.76238.93236.993

In BLI’s research devices were tested in default mode in simplex and duplex for some models only (as the Brother HL-310CW and Samsung Xpress models lack a duplex mode), following BLI’s proprietary standard energy consumption text methods.

 Five minutes printing
DeviceMono simplexColour simplexMono duplexColour duplex
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 DWF1.821.811.271.27
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5690 DWF2.042.031.481.49
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 DWF2.142.151.541.53
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color M451dn30.4330.8821.4022.02
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M476dn31.0528.4922.3423.55
Brother MFC-9330CDW28.6529.2519.1119.46
Brother HL-3140CW28.2128.21No duplex option
Samsung Xpress C1810W29.1830.23

The table below shows only the calculations for the key results from the data above.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorReduction
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono simplex)1.8231.0594.14%
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451dn (colour simplex)1.8130.8894.14%
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono duplex)1.2722.3494.32%
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (colour duplex)1.2723.5594.61%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono simplex)2.1431.0593.11%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451dn (colour simplex)2.1530.8893.04%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono duplex)1.5422.3493.11%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (colour duplex)1.5323.5593.50%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (mono simplex)3.16455.29294.28%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (colour simplex)3.14351.79493.93%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (mono duplex)2.27551.56895.59%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (colour duplex)2.28452.00495.61%

Can produce up to 94% less waste than lasers and copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models produce up to 94% less waste than lasers and copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen were the closest direct competitors from the selection of machines identified by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

To assess the comparative amount of waste materials generated over the course of the run, BLI assessed all consumables waste including toner/ink cartridges, imaging units, waste toner bottles, and any maintenance kit items required, with all items being retained, weighed and photographed. All toner/ink cartridges were run to exhaustion or until image quality was deemed to have dropped below a standard acceptable for external use.

ModelConsumables and packaging waste (10,000 pages)Consumables and packaging waste (20,000 pages)Consumables and packaging waste (30,000 pages)Consumables and packaging waste (40,000 pages)
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5690 DWF958.31,679.02,238.62,558.2
HP LaserJet Pro M476dn9,227.018,489.730,334.040,470.6
ComparisonEpsonCompetitorReduction
WF-5690 DWF vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn waste produced in Kg for 40,000 impressions2.55840.47093.67%
WF-8590 DWF vs. Konica Minolta bizhub C224e waste produced in Kg for 75,000 impressions4.1657.81546.71%

Are 23% quieter than lasers and copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to 23% quieter than lasers and laser copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

In accordance with BLI standard methodology, all devices were tested for noise emissions over a range of typical office activities for a period of three minutes. A four-page ISO test document was sent to print in simplex mode and then the device was left in an idle state for one minute; the same job was sent as a duplex job and the device spent one more minute in an idle state, after which the test was repeated for the duration of the three-minute period. Noise emissions were measured using an Extech sound level datalogger.

dBAEpson WorkForce Pro WF-5690 DWFEpson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 DWFHP LaserJet Pro 400 Color M451dnHP LaserJet Pro MFP M476dnBrother MFC-9330CDWBrother HL-3140CWSamsung Xpress C1810W
Average44.5340.4548.1244.6349.4248.7744.46
dBAEpson WorkForce Pro WF-8590 DWFEpson WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 DTWFCanon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2225iCanon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235iHP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color MFP M775dnKonica Minolta bizhub C224eXerox WorkCentre 7225
Average40.1236.5540.8537.3347.4844.5542.00

The table below shows only the calculations for the key results from the data above.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorReduction
WF-R8590 vs. HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 M775dn (average noise in dBA)36.5547.4823.02%
WF-5620 vs. Brother MFC-9330CDW (average noise dBA)40.4549.4218.15%

Are built for business

In independent tests Epson’s WorkForce Pro [WF-5620] is rated [Excellent] for [Reliability].

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015.

 WF-5620 & WF-5690WF-8590WF-R5690WF-R8590
ReliabilityExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
MultitaskingGoodGoodGoodGood
Administrative utilitiesFairFairFairFair
Feedback to workstationsVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Ease of network setupGoodGoodGoodGood
Print driversVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Colour/black print qualityGood/very goodGoodGood/very goodGood
Colour/black copy qualityGoodGoodGoodGood
Colour/black print productivityVery goodVery goodVery goodGood
Colour/black copy productivityVery goodVery goodVery goodGood
Scan functionsGoodGoodGoodGood
Ease of useVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Feature setVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Ink yieldVery goodExcellentExcellentExcellent

Are highlighter resistant unlike our inkjet competitors

Independent tests show that – unlike our inkjet competitors – prints from Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are highlighter resistant.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

This test measures the amount of colourant transferred from a printed to an unprinted area when briefly contacted by two types of highlighter (alkaline and acid). Density readings are taken for each highlighter before and after vertically crossing five printed parallel horizontal bars to determine the amount of black ink transferred. The sample is allowed to dry for one hour before the test is performed. One sample is tested at default quality.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitor
WF-5620 DWF tested with an alkaline highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.033
WF-5620 DWF tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.020.056
WF-5690 DTWF / WF-R5690 DTW tested with an alkaline highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.029
WF-5690 DTWF / WF-R5690 DTW tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.054
WF-8590 / WF-R8590 DTWF tested with an alkaline highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.029
WF-8590 DTWF tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.020.054
WF-R8590 DTWF tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.020.053

Are up to 40 times more water-fast than competitors' inkjets

Independent tests show prints from Epson’s WorkForce Pro range are up to 40 times more water-fast than competitors’ inkjets.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

This test measures the amount of colourant transferred from a printed to an unprinted area when a drip of distilled water is allowed to run across five parallel bars. Five density readings are averaged for two separate drips. The sample is allowed to dry for one hour before the test is performed. One sample is tested at default quality.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitor
WF-5620 DWF average of two drips compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.0040.1640
WF-5690 DTWF / WF-R5690 DTWF average of two drips compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.0060.12220.33
WF-8590 / WF-R8590 DTWF average of two drips compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.0090.12213.55

Save up to 50% cost per page

Comparison made against the top 10 competitive colour laser printers and MFPs according to the IDC EMEA Hardcopy Tracker (Data H2 2013, Speed Range A4 = Colour Laser 11-20 ppm).

Printer Model Page Yield (black pages) Page Yield (colour pages) Cost per page Cost per page saving vs. laser
WorkForce Pro WF‑5000 Series 4000 4000 £0.04 -
Brother HL‑3140CW 2500 2200 £0.08 46%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color MFP M276n 2400 1800 £0.11 62%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color MFP M276nw 2400 1800 £0.11 62%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color Printer M251n 2400 1800 £0.11 62%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color Printer M251nw 2400 1800 £0.11 62%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dn 4000 2600 £0.11 61%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dw 4000 2600 £0.11 61%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color Printer M451dn 4000 2600 £0.11 61%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color Printer M451nw 4000 2600 £0.11 61%
Xerox WorkCentre 6015B 2000 1000 £0.14 69%
Average 2930 2080 £0.11 62%

Is faster than competitors' colour laser printers on typical print jobs

Comparison made against the top 10 competitive colour laser printers and MFPs according to the IDC EMEA Hardcopy Tracker (Data H2 2013, Speed Range A4 = Colour Laser 11-20 ppm). Print speed comparison carried out by Epson based on FSOT according to ISO/IEC 24734 test procedure. Print speeds have been rounded to the nearest second. Epson model tested was WorkForce Pro WF-5620DWF.

Printer Model Simplex colour (secs) Simplex mono (secs)
WorkForce Pro WF‑5000 Series 17 17
Brother HL‑3140CW 28 27
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color MFP M276n 33 32
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color MFP M276nw 33 32
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color Printer M251n 33 32
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color Printer M251nw 32 32
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dn 27 27
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dw 27 27
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color Printer M451dn 27 27
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color Printer M451nw 27 27
Xerox WorkCentre 6015B 34 27
Average 30 29

Uses fewer space-consuming supplies

Comparison made against the top 10 competitive colour laser printers and MFPs according to the IDC EMEA Hardcopy Tracker (Data H2 2013, Speed Range A4 = Colour Laser 11-20 ppm). Comparison based on the amount of aftermarket supplies required to print 18,000 pages (500 pages per month, 36 months, 70% black printing, 30% colour printing).

Printer Model No. of supplies required No. of supplies saving Volume of supplies required (dm) Percentage volume of supplies saving Weight of supplies required (kg) Percentage weight saving
WorkForce Pro WF‑5000 Series 11 - 3.7 - 1.3 -
Brother HL‑3140CW 18 39% 115.74 97% 8.50 89%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color MFP M276n 17 35% 68.26 95% 8.50 85%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color MFP M276nw 17 35% 68.26 95% 8.50 85%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color Printer M251n 17 35% 68.26 95% 12.60 85%
HP LaserJet Pro 200 Color Printer M251nw 17 35% 68.26 95% 12.60 85%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dn 14 21% 73.44 95% 12.60 90%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475dw 14 21% 73.44 95% 11.94 90%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color Printer M451dn 14 21% 73.44 95% 8.50 90%
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color Printer M451nw 14 21% 73.44 95% 17.00 90%
Xerox WorkCentre 6015B 27 59% 21.79 83% 4.07 68%
Average 17 35% 70.43 95% 10.48 88%

Up to 88% fewer CO2 emissions

Up to 88% fewer CO2 emissions from raw materials sourced and manufactured to produce consumables than those of comparable laser products*.

Save up to 50% cost per page

Comparison made against the top 10 competitive mono laser printers and MFPs according to the IDC EMEA Hardcopy Tracker (Data H2 2013, Speed Range A4 = Mono Laser 1-20 ppm). Cost per page calculated using the average selling price from the IDC EMEA Consumables Tracker (Data H2 2013) and manufacturers’ published yields as of April 2014.

Printer Model Page Yield (black pages) Cost per page Cost per page saving vs. laser
WorkForce Pro WP‑6000 Series 10000 £0.01 -
Brother HL‑2130 1000 £0.02 55%
Canon i‑SENSYS LBP6020 1600 £0.02 60%
Canon i‑SENSYS LBP6020B 1600 £0.02 60%
HP LaserJet Pro M1132 1600 £0.03 63%
HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf 1600 £0.03 63%
HP LaserJet Pro P1102 1600 £0.03 63%
HP LaserJet Pro P1102w 1600 £0.03 63%
Samsung ML-2160 1600 £0.02 60%
Samsung ML-2165W 1500 £0.03 64%
Samsung SCX-3400 1500 £0.03 64%
Average 1520 £0.03 62%

Save up to 80% energy consumption

Comparison made against the top 10 competitive mono laser printers and MFPs according to the IDC EMEA Hardcopy Tracker (Data H2 2013, Speed Range A4 = Mono Laser 1-20 ppm). Power consumption taken from manufacturers’ published specifications as of April 2014.

Printer Model Power (Watts) Power saving (Watts) vs. competitor laser
WorkForce Pro WP‑6000 Series 221 -
Brother HL‑2130 4212 95%
Canon i‑SENSYS LBP6020 2953 93%
Canon i‑SENSYS LBP6020B 2953 93%
HP LaserJet Pro M1132 3204 93%
HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf 3104 93%
HP LaserJet Pro P1102 3603 94%
HP LaserJet Pro P1102w 3703 94%
Samsung ML-2160 3102 93%
Samsung ML-2165W 3102 93%
Samsung SCX-3400 3102 93%
Average 330 93%

1 WorkForce Pro WP‑M4095DN printing
2 Printing
3 Active
4 Average of active printing and active copy or scan

About BLI

Buyers Laboratory (BLI) is the imaging industry’s leading independent authority and provider of competitive intelligence, testing and reviews on multifunction (MFP), copier, printer, scanner and software solutions and products. For over 50 years, BLI has been the leading source for unbiased and reliable intelligence for the global digital imaging industry.

BLI has tested several models from Epson’s WorkForce Pro range, over a two-month period running from April 2015. The results and their proof points are explained here.

Are up to 3.5 times faster than lasers and colour copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to three and a half times faster than lasers and colour copiers for first page out.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, FPOT (First Page Out Time) from overnight sleep, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

FPOT is from overnight sleep where the device sits idle overnight and the time in seconds is measured including warming up, processing, imaging and delivery of a single-page test file to the tray.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes faster
WF-R8590 vs. colour copiers competitive average13.0543.913.36
WF-R8590 vs. small/mid workgroup colour laser competitive average13.0528.292.17
WF-8590 vs. small workgroup colour laser/LED competitive average13.0528.292.17
WF-5620 vs. small workgroup colour laser/LED competitive average20.1625.131.24
WF-5690 / WF-R5690 vs. small workgroup laser/LED competitive average11.4443.913.84

Are up to twice as fast as competitors' inkjets

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to twice as fast as competitors’ inkjets for first page out.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, FPOT (First Page Out Time) from overnight sleep, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

FPOT is from overnight sleep where the device sits idle overnight and the time in seconds is measured including warming up, processing, imaging and delivery of a single-page test file to the tray.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes faster
WF-8590 vs. inkjet competitive average13.0524.791.90
WF-5620 vs. inkjet competitive average20.1624.621.22
WF-5690 / WF-R5690 vs. inkjet competitive average11.4424.792.16

Are up to 1.5 times faster than colour lasers and colour copiers - print jobs of a few pages

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to one and a half times faster than colour lasers and copiers – for typical business print jobs of just a few pages.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, FSOT (First Set Out Time) against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

FSOT is defined as the length of time in seconds the device takes to produce pages, measured from the initiation of the print job to the complete exit of the last page of the first test set. See www.iso.org and reference ISO standard 24734 to view the 4-page test pattern.

Models chosen by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

The table below shows only the calculations for the key results from the data above.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes faster
WF-5620 vs. Samsung Xpress C1810W (simplex)17.0329.591.73
WF-5690 vs. Samsung Xpress C1810W (simplex)16.9129.591.75
WF-5620 vs. Brother HL-3140CW (simplex)17.0327.141.59
WF-5690 vs. Brother HL-3140CW (simplex)16.9127.141.60
WF-5620 vs. Brother MFC-9330CDW (duplex)26.6349.571.86
WF-5690 vs. Brother MFC-9330CDW (duplex)26.4449.571.87
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (duplex)26.6331.471.18
WF-5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (duplex)26.4431.471.19
WF-8590 vs. Konica Minolta bizhub C224e colour copier (duplex)19.0933.481.75
WF-8590 vs. Xerox WorkCentre 7225 colour copier (simplex)15.121.681.44
WF-8590 vs. HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color M775dn colour copier (simplex)15.120.461.35
WF-8590 vs. HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color M775dn colour copier (duplex)19.0924.611.29

The results for the WF-5690 also apply to the WF-R5690 as they have the same print speeds.

Can cut intervention time by up to 2/3rds compared to other lasers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models could cut time spent on interventions by up to two thirds compared to lasers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen were the closest direct competitors from the selection of machines identified by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

Interventions for the Epson inkjets include either an ink cartridge or bag change and maintenance box changes, as required. Interventions for the lasers include changes of toner cartridges, drum and waste toner containers, as required.

ComparisonCompetitorEpson% fewer
WF-5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn total intervention time in minutes over 40,000 impressions4816.565.63%

This does not include operator time required to attend to the device, determine supplies out, order/obtain supplies, return to the device, all of which will add further time per intervention.

Is reliability certified

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are ‘Reliability Certified’.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015.

  • WF-5620, WF-5690, WF-R5690 were tested to 22,500 impressions without a misfeed and no service calls
  • WF-8590 was tested to 37,500 impressions
  • WF-R8590 was tested to 75,000 impressions

Save up to 100 minutes of worker time compared to colour lasers and copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models can save up to 100 minutes of worker time on interventions compared to colour lasers and copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against key competing laser copiers, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen were the closest direct competitors from the selection of machines identified by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

Compared to the HP LaserJet Pro MFP M476dn, the:

  • WF-5690 saves 30.5 minutes of worker time over 40,000 impressions
  • WF-R5690 saves 48 minutes of worker time over 40,000 impressions
  • WF R5690 saves 99.5 minutes of worker time over 80,000 impressions

Compared to the Konica Minolta C224e, the:

  • WF-8590 requires 6.5 minutes more of worker time over 75,000 impressions
  • WF-R8590 saves 8.5 minutes of worker time over 75,000 impressions
  • WF-R8590 saves 13 minutes of worker time over 141,000 impressions

These figures do not include operator time required to go to device, determine supplies out, get supplies, return to device which will all add further time per intervention: BLI estimates that this may roughly double these figures.

Save up to €4.6m per month

By moving to Epson’s WorkForce Pro models, businesses in Western Europe could save up to €4.6 million Euros per month.

Calculated based on IDC data on print volume and number of companies in Western Europe, BLI data on time saved on WorkForce Pro RIPS model interventions, and average hourly labour cost from Eurostat.

  • According to IDC (“Western Europe Inkjet and Laser Installed Base, Page Volume, and Supplies 2014-2018 Forecast and Analysis” – reports for printers and MFPs used), 35,947,777,104 pages is the total monthly print volume generated by printers within the 21-44ppm speed bracket in Western Europe
  • The number of companies of 100-499 employees according to IDC was calculated (using the “Historical Peripherals Installed Base - France, Germany, UK - 2011” report) and applied to the above report to estimate the print volume for this segment
  • This implies a total monthly print volume amongst companies of 100-499 employees, using the target range of machines, of 7,750,196,798 pages
  • Using the BLI data (up to 100 minutes of worker time can be saved per 80,000 pages printed), this could equate to 9.64M minutes/161K hours per month that could be saved by moving from lasers to RIPS
  • Using the average hourly EU18 hourly labour cost (wages and salaries plus non-wage costs, mainly social contributions payable) of €28.50 (according to Eurostat data), the potential monthly saving to the industry can be calculated as €4.6M

Save up to twice as many prints than competitive colour lasers

In independent tests you get up to twice as many prints with Epson’s WorkForce Pro models than competitive colour lasers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

Number of impressions based on an average of two cartridges per colour using the ISO 24712 five-page colour test pattern, and an average of the tested yields for cyan, magenta and yellow. Compared with all-in-ones.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes more
WF-8590 vs. laser competitive average (CMY average)838652401.6
WF-8590 vs. laser competitive average (Black)1187855082.2
WF-5690 vs. small workgroup colour laser/LED competitive average (CMY average)522849871.05
WF-5690 vs. small workgroup colour laser/LED competitive average (Black)476652300.9 times less

Save up to 4 times as many prints than competitive colour inkjets

In independent tests you get up to four times as many prints with Epson’s WorkForce Pro models than competitive colour inkjets.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

Number of impressions based on an average of two cartridges per colour using the ISO 24712 five-page colour test pattern, and an average of the tested yields for cyan, magenta and yellow. Compared with inkjet all-in-ones.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes more
WF-5620 vs. inkjet competitive average (CMY average)521725232.1
WF-5620 vs. inkjet competitive average (Black)497626571.9
WF-5690 vs. inkjet competitive average (Black)476629371.6
WF-5690 vs. inkjet competitive average (CMY average)522827001.9
WF-8590 vs. inkjet competitive average (Black)1187829374
WF-8590 vs. inkjet competitive average (CMY average)838627003.1

Can use up to 96% less energy than lasers and laser copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models use up to 96% less energy than lasers and laser copiers.

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS models use up to 95% less energy than lasers and laser copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

In BLI’s research devices were tested in default mode in simplex and duplex modes, following BLI’s proprietary standard energy consumption text methods.

Energy consumption calculated in wH for 5 minutes printing, compared to laser printers and copiers.

 Five minutes printing
DeviceMono simplexColour simplexMono duplexColour duplex
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-8590 DWF3.1643.1432.2752.284
Konica Minolta bizhub C224e38.60341.88333.27335.134
Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2225i40.14837.60536.6739.173
Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i55.29251.79451.56852.004
Xerox WorkCentre 722530.57133.78829.95230.789
HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color MFP M775dn43.10942.76238.93236.993

In BLI’s research devices were tested in default mode in simplex and duplex for some models only (as the Brother HL-310CW and Samsung Xpress models lack a duplex mode), following BLI’s proprietary standard energy consumption text methods.

 Five minutes printing
DeviceMono simplexColour simplexMono duplexColour duplex
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 DWF1.821.811.271.27
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5690 DWF2.042.031.481.49
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 DWF2.142.151.541.53
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color M451dn30.4330.8821.4022.02
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M476dn31.0528.4922.3423.55
Brother MFC-9330CDW28.6529.2519.1119.46
Brother HL-3140CW28.2128.21No duplex option
Samsung Xpress C1810W29.1830.23

The table below shows only the calculations for the key results from the data above.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorReduction
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono simplex)1.8231.0594.14%
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono simplex)1.8130.8894.14%
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono duplex)1.2722.3494.32%
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (colour duplex)1.2723.5594.61%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono simplex)2.1431.0593.11%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451dn (colour simplex)2.1530.8893.04%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono duplex)1.5422.3493.11%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (colour duplex)1.5323.5593.50%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (mono simplex)3.16455.29294.28%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (colour simplex)3.14351.79493.93%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (mono duplex)2.27551.56895.59%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (colour duplex)2.28452.00495.61%

Can produce up to 94% less waste than lasers and copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models produce up to 94% less waste than lasers and copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen were the closest direct competitors from the selection of machines identified by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

To assess the comparative amount of waste materials generated over the course of the run, BLI assessed all consumables waste including toner/ink cartridges, imaging units, waste toner bottles, and any maintenance kit items required, with all items being retained, weighed and photographed. All toner/ink cartridges were run to exhaustion or until image quality was deemed to have dropped below a standard acceptable for external use.

ModelConsumables and packaging waste (10,000 pages)Consumables and packaging waste (20,000 pages)Consumables and packaging waste (30,000 pages)Consumables and packaging waste (40,000 pages)
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5690 DWF958.31,679.02,238.62,558.2
HP LaserJet Pro M476dn9,227.018,489.730,334.040,470.6
ComparisonEpsonCompetitorReduction
WF-5690 DWF vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn waste produced in Kg for 40,000 impressions2.55840.47093.67%
WF-8590 DWF vs. Konica Minolta bizhub C224e waste produced in Kg for 75,000 impressions4.1657.81546.71%

Are 23% quieter than lasers and copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to 23% quieter than lasers and laser copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

In accordance with BLI standard methodology, all devices were tested for noise emissions over a range of typical office activities for a period of three minutes. A four-page ISO test document was sent to print in simplex mode and then the device was left in an idle state for one minute; the same job was sent as a duplex job and the device spent one more minute in an idle state, after which the test was repeated for the duration of the three-minute period. Noise emissions were measured using an Extech sound level datalogger.

dBAEpson WorkForce Pro WF-5690 DWFEpson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 DWFHP LaserJet Pro 400 Color M451dnHP LaserJet Pro MFP M476dnBrother MFC-9330CDWBrother HL-3140CWSamsung Xpress C1810W
Average44.5340.4548.1244.6349.4248.7744.46
dBAEpson WorkForce Pro WF-8590 DWFEpson WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 DTWFCanon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2225iCanon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235iHP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color MFP M775dnKonica Minolta bizhub C224eXerox WorkCentre 7225
Average40.1236.5540.8537.3347.4844.5542.00

The table below shows only the calculations for the key results from the data above.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorReduction
WF-R8590 vs. HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 M775dn (average noise in dBA)36.5547.4823.02%
WF-5620 vs. Brother MFC-9330CDW (average noise dBA)40.4549.4218.15%

Are built for business

In independent tests Epson’s WorkForce Pro [WF-5620] is rated [Excellent] for [Reliability].

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015.

 WF-5620 & WF-5690WF-8590WF-R5690WF-R8590
ReliabilityExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
MultitaskingGoodGoodGoodGood
Administrative utilitiesFairFairFairFair
Feedback to workstationsVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Ease of network setupGoodGoodGoodGood
Print driversVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Colour/black print qualityGood/very goodGoodGood/very goodGood
Colour/black copy qualityGoodGoodGoodGood
Colour/black print productivityVery goodVery goodVery goodGood
Colour/black copy productivityVery goodVery goodVery goodGood
Scan functionsGoodGoodGoodGood
Ease of useVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Feature setVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Ink yieldVery goodExcellentExcellentExcellent

Are highlighter resistant unlike our inkjet competitors

Independent tests show that – unlike our inkjet competitors – prints from Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are highlighter resistant.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

This test measures the amount of colourant transferred from a printed to an unprinted area when briefly contacted by two types of highlighter (alkaline and acid). Density readings are taken for each highlighter before and after vertically crossing five printed parallel horizontal bars to determine the amount of black ink transferred. The sample is allowed to dry for one hour before the test is performed. One sample is tested at default quality.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitor
WF-5620 DWF tested with an alkaline highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.033
WF-5620 DWF tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.020.056
WF-5690 DTWF / WF-R5690 DTW tested with an alkaline highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.029
WF-5690 DTWF / WF-R5690 DTW tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.054
WF-8590 / WF-R8590 DTWF tested with an alkaline highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.029
WF-8590 DTWF tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.020.054
WF-R8590 DTWF tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.020.053

Are up to 40 times more water-fast than competitors' inkjets

Independent tests show prints from Epson’s WorkForce Pro range are up to 40 times more water-fast than competitors’ inkjets.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

This test measures the amount of colourant transferred from a printed to an unprinted area when a drip of distilled water is allowed to run across five parallel bars. Five density readings are averaged for two separate drips. The sample is allowed to dry for one hour before the test is performed. One sample is tested at default quality.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitor
WF-5620 DWF average of two drips compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.0040.1640
WF-5690 DTWF / WF-R5690 DTWF average of two drips compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.0060.12220.33
WF-8590 / WF-R8590 DTWF average of two drips compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.0090.12213.55

Up to 69% fewer CO2 emissions

Up to 69% fewer CO2 emissions from raw materials sourced and manufactured to produce consumables than those of comparable laser products*.

Save up to 50% cost per page

Comparison made against the top 10 competitive mono laser printers and MFPs according to the IDC EMEA Hardcopy Tracker (Data H2 2013, Speed Range A4 = Mono Laser 1-20 ppm). Cost per page calculated using the average selling price from the IDC EMEA Consumables Tracker (Data H2 2013) and manufacturers’ published yields as of April 2014.

Printer Model Page Yield (black pages) Cost per page Cost per page saving vs. laser
WorkForce Pro WP‑M4000 Series 10000 £0.01 -
Brother HL‑2130 1000 £0.02 55%
Canon i‑SENSYS LBP6020 1600 £0.02 60%
Canon i‑SENSYS LBP6020B 1600 £0.02 60%
HP LaserJet Pro M1132 1600 £0.03 63%
HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf 1600 £0.03 63%
HP LaserJet Pro P1102 1600 £0.03 63%
HP LaserJet Pro P1102w 1600 £0.03 63%
Samsung ML-2160 1600 £0.02 60%
Samsung ML-2165W 1500 £0.03 64%
Samsung SCX-3400 1500 £0.03 64%
Average 1520 £0.03 62%

Save up to 80% energy consumption

Comparison made against the top 10 competitive mono laser printers and MFPs according to the IDC EMEA Hardcopy Tracker (Data H2 2013, Speed Range A4 = Mono Laser 1-20 ppm). Power consumption taken from manufacturers’ published specifications as of April 2014.

Printer Model Power (Watts) Power saving (Watts) vs. competitor laser
WorkForce Pro WP‑M4000 Series 211 -
Brother HL‑2130 4212 95%
Canon i‑SENSYS LBP6020 2953 93%
Canon i‑SENSYS LBP6020B 2953 93%
HP LaserJet Pro M1132 3204 93%
HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf 3104 93%
HP LaserJet Pro P1102 3603 94%
HP LaserJet Pro P1102w 3703 94%
Samsung ML-2160 3102 93%
Samsung ML-2165W 3102 93%
Samsung SCX-3400 3102 93%
Average 330 93%

1 WorkForce Pro WP-M4095DN printing
2 Printing
3 Active
4 Average of active printing and active copy or scan

About BLI

Buyers Laboratory (BLI) is the imaging industry’s leading independent authority and provider of competitive intelligence, testing and reviews on multifunction (MFP), copier, printer, scanner and software solutions and products. For over 50 years, BLI has been the leading source for unbiased and reliable intelligence for the global digital imaging industry.

BLI has tested several models from Epson’s WorkForce Pro range, over a two-month period running from April 2015. The results and their proof points are explained here.

Are up to 3.5 times faster than lasers and colour copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to three and a half times faster than lasers and colour copiers for first page out.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, FPOT (First Page Out Time) from overnight sleep, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

FPOT is from overnight sleep where the device sits idle overnight and the time in seconds is measured including warming up, processing, imaging and delivery of a single-page test file to the tray.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes faster
WF-R8590 vs. colour copiers competitive average13.0543.913.36
WF-R8590 vs. small/mid workgroup colour laser competitive average13.0528.292.17
WF-8590 vs. small workgroup colour laser/LED competitive average13.0528.292.17
WF-5620 vs. small workgroup colour laser/LED competitive average20.1625.131.24
WF-5690 / WF-R5690 vs. small workgroup laser/LED competitive average11.4443.913.84

Are up to twice as fast as competitors' inkjets

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to twice as fast as competitors’ inkjets for first page out.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, FPOT (First Page Out Time) from overnight sleep, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

FPOT is from overnight sleep where the device sits idle overnight and the time in seconds is measured including warming up, processing, imaging and delivery of a single-page test file to the tray.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes faster
WF-8590 vs. inkjet competitive average13.0524.791.90
WF-5620 vs. inkjet competitive average20.1624.621.22
WF-5690 / WF-R5690 vs. inkjet competitive average11.4424.792.16

Are up to 1.5 times faster than colour lasers and colour copiers - print jobs of a few pages

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to one and a half times faster than colour lasers and copiers – for typical business print jobs of just a few pages.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, FSOT (First Set Out Time) against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

FSOT is defined as the length of time in seconds the device takes to produce pages, measured from the initiation of the print job to the complete exit of the last page of the first test set. See www.iso.org and reference ISO standard 24734 to view the 4-page test pattern.

Models chosen by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

The table below shows only the calculations for the key results from the data above.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes faster
WF-5620 vs. Samsung Xpress C1810W (simplex)17.0329.591.73
WF-5690 vs. Samsung Xpress C1810W (simplex)16.9129.591.75
WF-5620 vs. Brother HL-3140CW (simplex)17.0327.141.59
WF-5690 vs. Brother HL-3140CW (simplex)16.9127.141.60
WF-5620 vs. Brother MFC-9330CDW (duplex)26.6349.571.86
WF-5690 vs. Brother MFC-9330CDW (duplex)26.4449.571.87
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (duplex)26.6331.471.18
WF-5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (duplex)26.4431.471.19
WF-8590 vs. Konica Minolta bizhub C224e colour copier (duplex)19.0933.481.75
WF-8590 vs. Xerox WorkCentre 7225 colour copier (simplex)15.121.681.44
WF-8590 vs. HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color M775dn colour copier (simplex)15.120.461.35
WF-8590 vs. HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color M775dn colour copier (duplex)19.0924.611.29

The results for the WF-5690 also apply to the WF-R5690 as they have the same print speeds.

Can cut intervention time by up to 98%

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS models cut time spent on interventions by up to 98% compared to lasers and laser copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen were the closest direct competitors from the selection of machines identified by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

ComparisonCompetitorEpson% reduction
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn total intervention time in minutes over 40,000 impressions480100.00%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn total intervention time in minutes over 80,000 impressions1011.598.51%
WF-R8590 vs. Konica Minolta bizhub C224e total intervention time in minutes over 75,000 impressions90.594.44%
WF-R8590 vs. Konica Minolta bizhub C224e total intervention time in minutes over 141,000 impressions16381.25%

This does not include operator time required to attend to the device, determine supplies out, order/obtain supplies, return to the device, all of which will add further time per intervention.

Is reliability certified

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are ‘Reliability Certified’.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015.

  • WF-5620, WF-5690, WF-R5690 were tested to 22,500 impressions without a misfeed and no service calls
  • WF-8590 was tested to 37,500 impressions
  • WF-R8590 was tested to 75,000 impressions

Save up to 100 minutes of worker time compared to colour lasers and copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models can save up to 100 minutes of worker time on interventions compared to colour lasers and copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against key competing laser copiers, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen were the closest direct competitors from the selection of machines identified by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

Compared to the HP LaserJet Pro MFP M476dn, the:

  • WF-5690 saves 30.5 minutes of worker time over 40,000 impressions
  • WF-R5690 saves 48 minutes of worker time over 40,000 impressions
  • WF R5690 saves 99.5 minutes of worker time over 80,000 impressions

Compared to the Konica Minolta C224e, the:

  • WF-8590 requires 6.5 minutes more of worker time over 75,000 impressions
  • WF-R8590 saves 8.5 minutes of worker time over 75,000 impressions
  • WF-R8590 saves 13 minutes of worker time over 141,000 impressions

These figures do not include operator time required to go to device, determine supplies out, get supplies, return to device which will all add further time per intervention: BLI estimates that this may roughly double these figures.

Save up to €4.6m per month

By moving to Epson’s WorkForce Pro models, businesses in Western Europe could save up to €4.6 million Euros per month.

Calculated based on IDC data on print volume and number of companies in Western Europe, BLI data on time saved on WorkForce Pro RIPS model interventions, and average hourly labour cost from Eurostat.

  • According to IDC (“Western Europe Inkjet and Laser Installed Base, Page Volume, and Supplies 2014-2018 Forecast and Analysis” – reports for printers and MFPs used), 35,947,777,104 pages is the total monthly print volume generated by printers within the 21-44ppm speed bracket in Western Europe
  • The number of companies of 100-499 employees according to IDC was calculated (using the “Historical Peripherals Installed Base - France, Germany, UK - 2011” report) and applied to the above report to estimate the print volume for this segment
  • This implies a total monthly print volume amongst companies of 100-499 employees, using the target range of machines, of 7,750,196,798 pages
  • Using the BLI data (up to 100 minutes of worker time can be saved per 80,000 pages printed), this could equate to 9.64M minutes/161K hours per month that could be saved by moving from lasers to RIPS
  • Using the average hourly EU18 hourly labour cost (wages and salaries plus non-wage costs, mainly social contributions payable) of €28.50 (according to Eurostat data), the potential monthly saving to the industry can be calculated as €4.6M

Save up to 4.5 times more prints with Epson's WorkForce Pro RIPS than colour lasers and copiers

In independent tests you get up to 4.5 times more prints with Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS models than colour lasers and copiers

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

Number of impressions based on an average of one cartridge bag per colour (or two cartridges per colour for competitors) using the ISO 24712 five-page colour test pattern. Compared with A3-size colour laser copiers in this class.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes more
WF-R5690 vs. laser competitive average (CMY average)62239.719323.33.2
WF-R5690 vs. laser competitive average (Black)86106269093.2
WF-R8590 vs. A3 colour copiers competitive average (CMY average)88211193234.6
WF-R8590 vs. A3 colour copiers competitive average (Black)86194269093.2

Save up to 17 times more prints than competitive colour inkjets

In independent tests you get up to 17 times more prints with Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS models than competitive colour inkjets.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

Number of impressions based on an average of one cartridge bag per colour (or two cartridges per colour for competitors) using the ISO 24712 five-page colour test pattern and based on the black ink yields. Compared with A4-size all-in-ones.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes more
WF-R5690 vs. inkjet competitive average (CMY average)62239.7433214.4
WF-R5690 vs. inkjet competitive average (Black)86106518616.6

Can use up to 95% less energy usage than lasers and copiers with Epson WorkForce Pro RIPS

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models use up to 96% less energy than lasers and laser copiers.

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS models use up to 95% less energy than lasers and laser copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

In BLI’s research devices were tested in default mode in simplex and duplex modes, following BLI’s proprietary standard energy consumption text methods.

Energy consumption calculated in wH for 5 minutes printing, compared to laser printers and copiers.

 Five minutes printing
DeviceMono simplexColour simplexMono duplexColour duplex
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-8590 DWF3.1643.1432.2752.284
Konica Minolta bizhub C224e38.60341.88333.27335.134
Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2225i40.14837.60536.6739.173
Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i55.29251.79451.56852.004
Xerox WorkCentre 722530.57133.78829.95230.789
HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color MFP M775dn43.10942.76238.93236.993

In BLI’s research devices were tested in default mode in simplex and duplex for some models only (as the Brother HL-310CW and Samsung Xpress models lack a duplex mode), following BLI’s proprietary standard energy consumption text methods.

 Five minutes printing
DeviceMono simplexColour simplexMono duplexColour duplex
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 DWF1.821.811.271.27
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5690 DWF2.042.031.481.49
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 DWF2.142.151.541.53
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color M451dn30.4330.8821.4022.02
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M476dn31.0528.4922.3423.55
Brother MFC-9330CDW28.6529.2519.1119.46
Brother HL-3140CW28.2128.21No duplex option
Samsung Xpress C1810W29.1830.23

The table below shows only the calculations for the key results from the data above.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorReduction
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono simplex)1.8231.0594.14%
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451dn (colour simplex)1.8130.8894.14%
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono duplex)1.2722.3494.32%
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (colour duplex)1.2723.5594.61%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono simplex)2.1431.0593.11%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451dn (colour simplex)2.1530.8893.04%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono duplex)1.5422.3493.11%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (colour duplex)1.5323.5593.50%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (mono simplex)3.16455.29294.28%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (colour simplex)3.14351.79493.93%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (mono duplex)2.27551.56895.59%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (colour duplex)2.28452.00495.61%

Save up to 99% less waste than lasers and copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS models produce up to 99% less waste than lasers and copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen were the closest direct competitors from the selection of machines identified by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

To assess the comparative amount of waste materials generated over the course of the run, BLI assessed all consumables waste including toner/ink cartridges, imaging units, waste toner bottles, and any maintenance kit items required, with all items being retained, weighed and photographed. All toner/ink cartridges were run to exhaustion or until image quality was deemed to have dropped below a standard acceptable for external use.

Total Consumables and Packaging Waste Generated* (in grams, at 10,000-page intervals)

 Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 DTWFHP LaserJet Pro M476dn% Less Waste Advantage Epson vs. HP
10,000 pages09,227.0100.00%
20,000 pages018,489.7100.00%
30,000 pages030,334.0100.00%
40,000 pages040,470.6100.00%
50,000 pages498.952,316.099.05%
60,000 pages498.963,291.299.21%
70,000 pages1,000.771,692.798.60%
80,000 pages1,000.781,782.398.78%
90,000 pages1,888.891,019.897.92%
100,000 pages3,112.9101,094.296.92%
110,000 pages3,112.9112,087.397.22%
120,000 pages3,112.9122,226.597.45%
130,000 pages3,613.1131,022.597.24%
140,000 pages4,160.2142,013.997.07%
150,000 pages4,160.2148,728.897.20%

Total Consumables and Packaging Waste Generated* (in grams, at 10,000-page intervals)

 Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 DTWFKonica Minolta C224e% Less Waste Advantage Epson vs. Konica Minolta
10,000 pages00NA
20,000 pages00NA
30,000 pages0282.0100.00%
40,000 pages01,139.2100.00%
50,000 pages02,768.1100.00%
60,000 pages523.93,052.682.8%
70,000 pages529.86,001.891.2%
80,000 pages530.27,833.493.2%
90,000 pages1,025.67,833.486.9%
100,000 pages1,533.29,457.483.8%
110,000 pages2,270.110,024.677.4%
120,000 pages2,270.110,594.078.6%
130,000 pages2,788.212,236.877.2%
140,000 pages3,318.015,754.178.9%
150,000 pages3,318.016,708.380.1%
160,000 pages3,318.016,708.380.1%
170,000 pages3,827.718,512.679.3%
180,000 pages3,827.719,082.179.9%
190,000 pages4,335.319,368.577.6%
200,000 pages4,335.322,317.780.6%
210,000 pages5,594.224,336.377.0%
220,000 pages5,594.225,290.577.9%
230,000 pages5,594.225,290.577.9%
240,000 pages5,594.225,859.478.4%
250,000 pages6,104.230,498.380.0%
260,000 pages6,878.030,787.577.7%
270,000 pages6,878.031,079.477.9%
280,000 pages7,390.232,991.777.6%
290,000 pages7,914.334,235.176.9%
300,000 pages8,655.034,516.874.9%

Are 23% quieter than lasers and copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to 23% quieter than lasers and laser copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

In accordance with BLI standard methodology, all devices were tested for noise emissions over a range of typical office activities for a period of three minutes. A four-page ISO test document was sent to print in simplex mode and then the device was left in an idle state for one minute; the same job was sent as a duplex job and the device spent one more minute in an idle state, after which the test was repeated for the duration of the three-minute period. Noise emissions were measured using an Extech sound level datalogger.

dBAEpson WorkForce Pro WF-5690 DWFEpson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 DWFHP LaserJet Pro 400 Color M451dnHP LaserJet Pro MFP M476dnBrother MFC-9330CDWBrother HL-3140CWSamsung Xpress C1810W
Average44.5340.4548.1244.6349.4248.7744.46
dBAEpson WorkForce Pro WF-8590 DWFEpson WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 DTWFCanon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2225iCanon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235iHP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color MFP M775dnKonica Minolta bizhub C224eXerox WorkCentre 7225
Average40.1236.5540.8537.3347.4844.5542.00

The table below shows only the calculations for the key results from the data above.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorReduction
WF-R8590 vs. HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 M775dn (average noise in dBA)36.5547.4823.02%
WF-5620 vs. Brother MFC-9330CDW (average noise dBA)40.4549.4218.15%

Are built for business

In independent tests Epson’s WorkForce Pro [WF-5620] is rated [Excellent] for [Reliability].

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015.

 WF-5620 & WF-5690WF-8590WF-R5690WF-R8590
ReliabilityExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
MultitaskingGoodGoodGoodGood
Administrative utilitiesFairFairFairFair
Feedback to workstationsVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Ease of network setupGoodGoodGoodGood
Print driversVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Colour/black print qualityGood/very goodGoodGood/very goodGood
Colour/black copy qualityGoodGoodGoodGood
Colour/black print productivityVery goodVery goodVery goodGood
Colour/black copy productivityVery goodVery goodVery goodGood
Scan functionsGoodGoodGoodGood
Ease of useVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Feature setVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Ink yieldVery goodExcellentExcellentExcellent

Are highlighter resistant unlike our inkjet competitors

Independent tests show that – unlike our inkjet competitors – prints from Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are highlighter resistant.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

This test measures the amount of colourant transferred from a printed to an unprinted area when briefly contacted by two types of highlighter (alkaline and acid). Density readings are taken for each highlighter before and after vertically crossing five printed parallel horizontal bars to determine the amount of black ink transferred. The sample is allowed to dry for one hour before the test is performed. One sample is tested at default quality.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitor
WF-5620 DWF tested with an alkaline highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.033
WF-5620 DWF tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.020.056
WF-5690 DTWF / WF-R5690 DTW tested with an alkaline highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.029
WF-5690 DTWF / WF-R5690 DTW tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.054
WF-8590 / WF-R8590 DTWF tested with an alkaline highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.029
WF-8590 DTWF tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.020.054
WF-R8590 DTWF tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.020.053

Are up to 40 times more water-fast than competitors' inkjets

Independent tests show prints from Epson’s WorkForce Pro range are up to 40 times more water-fast than competitors’ inkjets.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

This test measures the amount of colourant transferred from a printed to an unprinted area when a drip of distilled water is allowed to run across five parallel bars. Five density readings are averaged for two separate drips. The sample is allowed to dry for one hour before the test is performed. One sample is tested at default quality.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitor
WF-5620 DWF average of two drips compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.0040.1640
WF-5690 DTWF / WF-R5690 DTWF average of two drips compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.0060.12220.33
WF-8590 / WF-R8590 DTWF average of two drips compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.0090.12213.55

Can reduce wasted supplies

Comparison based on the number of laser toner cartridges required by the HP LaserJet Pro 400 M475 Series to print the equivalent yield of the WorkForce Pro RIPS WF-R5690DTWF ink supply units.

WorkForce Pro WF-R5690DTWF Black Colour (CMY)
Yield of ink supply unit (pages) 75000 50000
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color MFP M475 Series Black Colour (CMY)
Yield of toner cartridge (pages) 4000 2600
Equivalent number of toners 19 58

Up to 92% fewer CO2 emissions

Up to 92% fewer CO2 emissions from raw materials sourced and manufactured to produce RIPS consumables than those of comparable laser products*.

About BLI

Buyers Laboratory (BLI) is the imaging industry’s leading independent authority and provider of competitive intelligence, testing and reviews on multifunction (MFP), copier, printer, scanner and software solutions and products. For over 50 years, BLI has been the leading source for unbiased and reliable intelligence for the global digital imaging industry.

BLI has tested several models from Epson’s WorkForce Pro range, over a two-month period running from April 2015. The results and their proof points are explained here.

Are up to 3.5 times faster than lasers and colour copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to three and a half times faster than lasers and colour copiers for first page out.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, FPOT (First Page Out Time) from overnight sleep, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

FPOT is from overnight sleep where the device sits idle overnight and the time in seconds is measured including warming up, processing, imaging and delivery of a single-page test file to the tray.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes faster
WF-R8590 vs. colour copiers competitive average13.0543.913.36
WF-R8590 vs. small/mid workgroup colour laser competitive average13.0528.292.17
WF-8590 vs. small workgroup colour laser/LED competitive average13.0528.292.17
WF-5620 vs. small workgroup colour laser/LED competitive average20.1625.131.24
WF-5690 / WF-R5690 vs. small workgroup laser/LED competitive average11.4443.913.84

Are up to twice as fast as competitors' inkjets

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to twice as fast as competitors’ inkjets for first page out.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, FPOT (First Page Out Time) from overnight sleep, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

FPOT is from overnight sleep where the device sits idle overnight and the time in seconds is measured including warming up, processing, imaging and delivery of a single-page test file to the tray.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes faster
WF-8590 vs. inkjet competitive average13.0524.791.90
WF-5620 vs. inkjet competitive average20.1624.621.22
WF-5690 / WF-R5690 vs. inkjet competitive average11.4424.792.16

Are up to 1.5 times faster than colour lasers and colour copiers - for print jobs of a few pages

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to one and a half times faster than colour lasers and copiers – for typical business print jobs of just a few pages.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, FSOT (First Set Out Time) against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

FSOT is defined as the length of time in seconds the device takes to produce pages, measured from the initiation of the print job to the complete exit of the last page of the first test set. See www.iso.org and reference ISO standard 24734 to view the 4-page test pattern.

Models chosen by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

The table below shows only the calculations for the key results from the data above.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes faster
WF-5620 vs. Samsung Xpress C1810W (simplex)17.0329.591.73
WF-5690 vs. Samsung Xpress C1810W (simplex)16.9129.591.75
WF-5620 vs. Brother HL-3140CW (simplex)17.0327.141.59
WF-5690 vs. Brother HL-3140CW (simplex)16.9127.141.60
WF-5620 vs. Brother MFC-9330CDW (duplex)26.6349.571.86
WF-5690 vs. Brother MFC-9330CDW (duplex)26.4449.571.87
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (duplex)26.6331.471.18
WF-5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (duplex)26.4431.471.19
WF-8590 vs. Konica Minolta bizhub C224e colour copier (duplex)19.0933.481.75
WF-8590 vs. Xerox WorkCentre 7225 colour copier (simplex)15.121.681.44
WF-8590 vs. HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color M775dn colour copier (simplex)15.120.461.35
WF-8590 vs. HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color M775dn colour copier (duplex)19.0924.611.29

The results for the WF-5690 also apply to the WF-R5690 as they have the same print speeds.

Can cut intervention time by up to 98%

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS models cut time spent on interventions by up to 98% compared to lasers and laser copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen were the closest direct competitors from the selection of machines identified by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

ComparisonCompetitorEpson% reduction
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn total intervention time in minutes over 40,000 impressions480100.00%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn total intervention time in minutes over 80,000 impressions1011.598.51%
WF-R8590 vs. Konica Minolta bizhub C224e total intervention time in minutes over 75,000 impressions90.594.44%
WF-R8590 vs. Konica Minolta bizhub C224e total intervention time in minutes over 141,000 impressions16381.25%

This does not include operator time required to attend to the device, determine supplies out, order/obtain supplies, return to the device, all of which will add further time per intervention.

Is reliability certified

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are ‘Reliability Certified’.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015.

  • WF-5620, WF-5690, WF-R5690 were tested to 22,500 impressions without a misfeed and no service calls
  • WF-8590 was tested to 37,500 impressions
  • WF-R8590 was tested to 75,000 impressions

Save up to 100 minutes of worker time compared to colour lasers and copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models can save up to 100 minutes of worker time on interventions compared to colour lasers and copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against key competing laser copiers, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen were the closest direct competitors from the selection of machines identified by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

Compared to the HP LaserJet Pro MFP M476dn, the:

  • WF-5690 saves 30.5 minutes of worker time over 40,000 impressions
  • WF-R5690 saves 48 minutes of worker -time over 40,000 impressions
  • WF R5690 saves 99.5 minutes of worker time over 80,000 impressions

Compared to the Konica Minolta C224e, the:

  • WF-8590 requires 6.5 minutes more of worker time over 75,000 impressions
  • WF-R8590 saves 8.5 minutes of worker time over 75,000 impressions
  • WF-R8590 saves 13 minutes of worker time over 141,000 impressions

These figures do not include operator time required to go to device, determine supplies out, get supplies, return to device which will all add further time per intervention: BLI estimates that this may roughly double these figures.

Save up to €4.6m per month

By moving to Epson’s WorkForce Pro models, businesses in Western Europe could save up to €4.6 million Euros per month.

Calculated based on IDC data on print volume and number of companies in Western Europe, BLI data on time saved on WorkForce Pro RIPS model interventions, and average hourly labour cost from Eurostat.

  • According to IDC (“Western Europe Inkjet and Laser Installed Base, Page Volume, and Supplies 2014-2018 Forecast and Analysis” – reports for printers and MFPs used), 35,947,777,104 pages is the total monthly print volume generated by printers within the 21-44ppm speed bracket in Western Europe
  • The number of companies of 100-499 employees according to IDC was calculated (using the “Historical Peripherals Installed Base - France, Germany, UK - 2011” report) and applied to the above report to estimate the print volume for this segment
  • This implies a total monthly print volume amongst companies of 100-499 employees, using the target range of machines, of 7,750,196,798 pages
  • Using the BLI data (up to 100 minutes of worker time can be saved per 80,000 pages printed), this could equate to 9.64M minutes/161K hours per month that could be saved by moving from lasers to RIPS
  • Using the average hourly EU18 hourly labour cost (wages and salaries plus non-wage costs, mainly social contributions payable) of €28.50 (according to Eurostat data), the potential monthly saving to the industry can be calculated as €4.6M

Save up to 4.5 times more prints with Epson's WorkForce Pro RIPS than colour lasers and copiers

In independent tests you get up to 4.5 times more prints with Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS models than colour lasers and copiers

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

Number of impressions based on an average of one cartridge bag per colour (or two cartridges per colour for competitors) using the ISO 24712 five-page colour test pattern. Compared with A3-size colour laser copiers in this class.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes more
WF-R5690 vs. laser competitive average (CMY average)62239.719323.33.2
WF-R5690 vs. laser competitive average (Black)86106269093.2
WF-R8590 vs. A3 colour copiers competitive average (CMY average)88211193234.6
WF-R8590 vs. A3 colour copiers competitive average (Black)86194269093.2

Save up to 17 times more prints than competitive colour inkjets

In independent tests you get up to 17 times more prints with Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS models than competitive colour inkjets.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

Number of impressions based on an average of one cartridge bag per colour (or two cartridges per colour for competitors) using the ISO 24712 five-page colour test pattern and based on the black ink yields. Compared with A4-size all-in-ones.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorTimes more
WF-R5690 vs. inkjet competitive average (CMY average)62239.7433214.4
WF-R5690 vs. inkjet competitive average (Black)86106518616.6

Can use up to 95% less energy usage than lasers and copiers with Epson WorkForce Pro RIPS

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models use up to 96% less energy than lasers and laser copiers.

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS models use up to 95% less energy than lasers and laser copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

In BLI’s research devices were tested in default mode in simplex and duplex modes, following BLI’s proprietary standard energy consumption text methods.

Energy consumption calculated in wH for 5 minutes printing, compared to laser printers and copiers.

 Five minutes printing
DeviceMono simplexColour simplexMono duplexColour duplex
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-8590 DWF3.1643.1432.2752.284
Konica Minolta bizhub C224e38.60341.88333.27335.134
Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2225i40.14837.60536.6739.173
Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i55.29251.79451.56852.004
Xerox WorkCentre 722530.57133.78829.95230.789
HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color MFP M775dn43.10942.76238.93236.993

In BLI’s research devices were tested in default mode in simplex and duplex for some models only (as the Brother HL-310CW and Samsung Xpress models lack a duplex mode), following BLI’s proprietary standard energy consumption text methods.

 Five minutes printing
DeviceMono simplexColour simplexMono duplexColour duplex
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 DWF1.821.811.271.27
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5690 DWF2.042.031.481.49
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 DWF2.142.151.541.53
HP LaserJet Pro 400 Color M451dn30.4330.8821.4022.02
HP LaserJet Pro MFP M476dn31.0528.4922.3423.55
Brother MFC-9330CDW28.6529.2519.1119.46
Brother HL-3140CW28.2128.21No duplex option
Samsung Xpress C1810W29.1830.23

The table below shows only the calculations for the key results from the data above.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorReduction
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono simplex)1.8231.0594.14%
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451dn (colour simplex)1.8130.8894.14%
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono duplex)1.2722.3494.32%
WF-5620 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (colour duplex)1.2723.5594.61%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono simplex)2.1431.0593.11%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro 400 M451dn (colour simplex)2.1530.8893.04%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (mono duplex)1.5422.3493.11%
WF-R5690 vs. HP LaserJet Pro M476dn (colour duplex)1.5323.5593.50%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (mono simplex)3.16455.29294.28%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (colour simplex)3.14351.79493.93%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (mono duplex)2.27551.56895.59%
WF-8590 vs. Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235i (colour duplex)2.28452.00495.61%

Save up to 99% less waste than lasers and copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro RIPS models produce up to 99% less waste than lasers and copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen were the closest direct competitors from the selection of machines identified by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

To assess the comparative amount of waste materials generated over the course of the run, BLI assessed all consumables waste including toner/ink cartridges, imaging units, waste toner bottles, and any maintenance kit items required, with all items being retained, weighed and photographed. All toner/ink cartridges were run to exhaustion or until image quality was deemed to have dropped below a standard acceptable for external use.

Total Consumables and Packaging Waste Generated* (in grams, at 10,000-page intervals)

 Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R5690 DTWFHP LaserJet Pro M476dn% Less Waste Advantage Epson vs. HP
10,000 pages09,227.0100.00%
20,000 pages018,489.7100.00%
30,000 pages030,334.0100.00%
40,000 pages040,470.6100.00%
50,000 pages498.952,316.099.05%
60,000 pages498.963,291.299.21%
70,000 pages1,000.771,692.798.60%
80,000 pages1,000.781,782.398.78%
90,000 pages1,888.891,019.897.92%
100,000 pages3,112.9101,094.296.92%
110,000 pages3,112.9112,087.397.22%
120,000 pages3,112.9122,226.597.45%
130,000 pages3,613.1131,022.597.24%
140,000 pages4,160.2142,013.997.07%
150,000 pages4,160.2148,728.897.20%

Total Consumables and Packaging Waste Generated* (in grams, at 10,000-page intervals)

 Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 DTWFKonica Minolta C224e% Less Waste Advantage Epson vs. Konica Minolta
10,000 pages00NA
20,000 pages00NA
30,000 pages0282.0100.00%
40,000 pages01,139.2100.00%
50,000 pages02,768.1100.00%
60,000 pages523.93,052.682.8%
70,000 pages529.86,001.891.2%
80,000 pages530.27,833.493.2%
90,000 pages1,025.67,833.486.9%
100,000 pages1,533.29,457.483.8%
110,000 pages2,270.110,024.677.4%
120,000 pages2,270.110,594.078.6%
130,000 pages2,788.212,236.877.2%
140,000 pages3,318.015,754.178.9%
150,000 pages3,318.016,708.380.1%
160,000 pages3,318.016,708.380.1%
170,000 pages3,827.718,512.679.3%
180,000 pages3,827.719,082.179.9%
190,000 pages4,335.319,368.577.6%
200,000 pages4,335.322,317.780.6%
210,000 pages5,594.224,336.377.0%
220,000 pages5,594.225,290.577.9%
230,000 pages5,594.225,290.577.9%
240,000 pages5,594.225,859.478.4%
250,000 pages6,104.230,498.380.0%
260,000 pages6,878.030,787.577.7%
270,000 pages6,878.031,079.477.9%
280,000 pages7,390.232,991.777.6%
290,000 pages7,914.334,235.176.9%
300,000 pages8,655.034,516.874.9%

Are 23% quieter than lasers and copiers

In independent tests, Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are up to 23% quieter than lasers and laser copiers.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against a selection of competing machines, as commissioned by Epson.

Models chosen by Epson based on data from IDC on the top selling five models globally, in the 11-20ppm A4 category and the segment 2 A3 category, using only one of each engine type, with the addition of an A3 device from HP.

In accordance with BLI standard methodology, all devices were tested for noise emissions over a range of typical office activities for a period of three minutes. A four-page ISO test document was sent to print in simplex mode and then the device was left in an idle state for one minute; the same job was sent as a duplex job and the device spent one more minute in an idle state, after which the test was repeated for the duration of the three-minute period. Noise emissions were measured using an Extech sound level datalogger.

dBAEpson WorkForce Pro WF-5690 DWFEpson WorkForce Pro WF-5620 DWFHP LaserJet Pro 400 Color M451dnHP LaserJet Pro MFP M476dnBrother MFC-9330CDWBrother HL-3140CWSamsung Xpress C1810W
Average44.5340.4548.1244.6349.4248.7744.46
dBAEpson WorkForce Pro WF-8590 DWFEpson WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 DTWFCanon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2225iCanon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235iHP LaserJet Enterprise 700 Color MFP M775dnKonica Minolta bizhub C224eXerox WorkCentre 7225
Average40.1236.5540.8537.3347.4844.5542.00

The table below shows only the calculations for the key results from the data above.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitorReduction
WF-R8590 vs. HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 M775dn (average noise in dBA)36.5547.4823.02%
WF-5620 vs. Brother MFC-9330CDW (average noise dBA)40.4549.4218.15%

Are built for business

In independent tests Epson’s WorkForce Pro [WF-5620] is rated [Excellent] for [Reliability].

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015.

 WF-5620 & WF-5690WF-8590WF-R5690WF-R8590
ReliabilityExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
MultitaskingGoodGoodGoodGood
Administrative utilitiesFairFairFairFair
Feedback to workstationsVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Ease of network setupGoodGoodGoodGood
Print driversVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Colour/black print qualityGood/very goodGoodGood/very goodGood
Colour/black copy qualityGoodGoodGoodGood
Colour/black print productivityVery goodVery goodVery goodGood
Colour/black copy productivityVery goodVery goodVery goodGood
Scan functionsGoodGoodGoodGood
Ease of useVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Feature setVery goodVery goodVery goodVery good
Ink yieldVery goodExcellentExcellentExcellent

Are highlighter resistant unlike our inkjet competitors

Independent tests show that – unlike our inkjet competitors – prints from Epson’s WorkForce Pro models are highlighter resistant.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

This test measures the amount of colourant transferred from a printed to an unprinted area when briefly contacted by two types of highlighter (alkaline and acid). Density readings are taken for each highlighter before and after vertically crossing five printed parallel horizontal bars to determine the amount of black ink transferred. The sample is allowed to dry for one hour before the test is performed. One sample is tested at default quality.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitor
WF-5620 DWF tested with an alkaline highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.033
WF-5620 DWF tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.020.056
WF-5690 DTWF / WF-R5690 DTW tested with an alkaline highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.029
WF-5690 DTWF / WF-R5690 DTW tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.054
WF-8590 / WF-R8590 DTWF tested with an alkaline highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date00.029
WF-8590 DTWF tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.020.054
WF-R8590 DTWF tested with an acid highlighter, compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.020.053

Are up to 40 times more water-fast than competitors' inkjets

Independent tests show prints from Epson’s WorkForce Pro range are up to 40 times more water-fast than competitors’ inkjets.

As tested by BLI, over two months to April 2015, against all competitive machines tested at time of publication.

This test measures the amount of colourant transferred from a printed to an unprinted area when a drip of distilled water is allowed to run across five parallel bars. Five density readings are averaged for two separate drips. The sample is allowed to dry for one hour before the test is performed. One sample is tested at default quality.

ComparisonEpsonCompetitor
WF-5620 DWF average of two drips compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.0040.1640
WF-5690 DTWF / WF-R5690 DTWF average of two drips compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.0060.12220.33
WF-8590 / WF-R8590 DTWF average of two drips compared to the average for inkjet devices tested to date0.0090.12213.55

Up to 92% fewer CO2 emissions

Up to 92% fewer CO2 emissions from raw materials sourced and manufactured to produce RIPS consumables than those of comparable laser products*.

  1. All manufacturers’ specifications and performance data was collated from publicly available information as of April 2014 including but not limited to manufacturers’ own brochures and websites.
  2. VAT and delivery charges are not included in the pricing calculations. Prices are subject to change due to market conditions.
  3. The competitor cost per page (CPP) was calculated from the black, cyan, magenta and yellow consumables average selling price divided by the manufacturers’ published yields officially disclosed in publicly available information as of April 2014. The average selling price of the competitors’ consumables was obtained from the IDC EMEA Consumables Tracker (Data H2 2013) in Euros (£). The average selling price was calculated by dividing the revenue by the units.
  4. The Epson cost per page (CPP) was calculated from the black, cyan, magenta and yellow consumables RRP divided by the published yields officially disclosed in publicly available information as of April 2014.
  5. All consumables yields and pricing data incorporated within the calculations are based on the manufacturers’ own genuine ink or toner.
  6. For the purpose of fair comparison and accurate data reporting, the yield data was taken from the highest-yield consumables available at the time of publication which has been determined according to ISO standards. The comparison excludes combo packs, multipacks and photo black cartridges used in photo inkjet printers. This data is publicly available.
  7. The countries included in the comparison for the purposes of the above IDC Trackers are the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.
  8. *Based upon the extraction and processing of raw materials and supplies fabrication. As tested by Epson methodology: 1.Calculation is only CO2 emission as global warming environmental burden. 2.The results of calculation is based on self-declaration (third-party verification is not received). 3.We use the coefficient of CO2 (kg- CO2 /unit) published in JEMAI database 'LCA Pro'.