Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R4640 EcoTank All-in-One Review

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R4640 EcoTank All-in-One Review

Epson WorkForce ProWF-R4640 EcoTank All-in-One Review Accompanies ink for up to 20,000 pages in both shading and highly contrasting. Low cost per page for substitution ink. 580-sheet standard paper limit. 35-sheet duplexing ADF. Auto-duplexer. Interfaces by means of Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi Direct. Great content quality in our tests. 

High in advance cost for the printer. Somewhat beneath normal representation in testing. 

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R4640 EcoTank All-in-One Review
Main concern 

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R4640 EcoTank All-in-One expenses a considerable measure, yet accompanies a tremendous measure of ink, and extra high-limit ink tanks are extremely inexpensive. 

One of the perpetual grievances we get from our perusers is the high cost of ink. With its EcoTank printers, for example, the WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank All-in-One Printer and now the WorkForce Pro WF-R4640 EcoTank All-in-One ($1,199), Epson puts a high sticker cost on the printers, yet incorporates a huge measure of ink. Extra ink is accessible in amount for a minimal effort for every page. The WF-R4640 is the top of the line multifunction printer (MFP) model in Epson's EcoTank inkjet arrangement, and these models can spare your business a great deal of cash after some time because of the printer's low running expenses, however just in situations where your organization's print volume is sufficiently high. 

Outline and Features 

The R4640 can print, duplicate, fax, and sweep. It is extensive for an inkjet MFP, measuring 20.2 by 26.1 by 25.8 inches (HWD) when open for printing, and it measures 52.5 pounds. Paper limit is 580 sheets, split among two 250-sheet plate in front and a 80-sheet feeder toward the rear. On top is a 35-sheet duplexing programmed archive feeder (ADF) for two-sided checking, replicating, and faxing. 

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R4640 EcoTank All-in-One Review

Setup is a touch not quite the same as for customary inkjets, as a result of the ink tanks, which are very sacks than tanks, comparative in feel and idea to IV liquid packs. After you shake every sack around 20 times, you put them in bayous on either side of the printer—the dark tank on the left, the three shading packs to one side. You press the fasten on top of every sack into a repository until the pack is gotten and bolted into spot. 

The setup procedure is less demanding than the one for the other EcoTank printer we've tried, the Epson ET-4550, in which you need to really empty the ink from jugs into the printer's tanks. 


The WF-R4620 can interface with a PC through USB 2.0, to a wired LAN by means of Ethernet, to a neighborhood by means of 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, or to an immediate shared association with a PC or cell phone by means of Wi-Fi Direct. It backings printing from the Epson iPrint application for iOS or Android, and Epson Email Print and Epson Remote Print, which both permit clients to naturally print to the R4640 by sending it records by means of email. Epson gives you the choice of having an email location relegated to the printer amid the setup process, which you can change a deliver more to your enjoying. 

Printing Speed 

I timed the Epson WF-R4640 on our business applications suite (utilizing QualityLogic's equipment and programming for timing), at a rankling 10.3 pages for each moment (ppm), adequately coordinating the velocity of the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 (10.2ppm) and a touch quicker than the Editors' Choice HP Officejet Pro X576dw MFP, which we timed at 9.5ppm. It's path speedier than the other EcoTank MFP we've tried, the Epson ET-4550, which we timed at 3.8ppm. 

The WF-R4640 found the middle value of 46 seconds in printing out 4-by-6-inch photographs, while the Epson WF-4630 arrived at the midpoint of 0:41 and the HP X576dw found the middle value of 0:26 on the same test. 

Epson WorkForce ProWF-R4640 EcoTank All-in-One Review

Yield Quality 

General yield quality in our tests was a touch beneath normal for an inkjet, with content on the high side of normal, somewhat not very impressive design, and normal photographs. Content quality is fine for standard business reports, yet perhaps not for ones like resum├ęs with which you're trying to make a decent impression. 

Perceive How We Test Printers 

Representation in testing were by and large very much immersed, with brilliant hues. A few foundations indicated gentle banding (an example of weak striations). Thin, hued lines were scarcely unmistakable in a few test outlines. The photographs are all generally the quality you would anticipate from drugstore prints. 

Running Costs 

By ordinary measure (Epson's costs and yields for its most astounding limit ink tanks), the WF-R4640's running expenses are low, at 0.9 pennies for each monochrome page and 2.4 pennies for each shading page. Yet, this is just for substitution cartridges; for the starting buy, you are paying a premium for the printer in addition to the ink. The ink itself that accompanies the printer is worth $480, so the printer's quality is $720, taking into account Epson's immediate cost of $1,199.99 for the R4640. This is $320 more than the rundown cost for the non-EcoTank adaptation of the printer (the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R4640, which we have yet to survey). 


The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R4640 EcoTank All-in-One is an imposing MFP, an inkjet with laser-class pace befitting its PrecisionCore print innovation. It accompanies enough ink to last up to 2 years, and the printer has a 2-year standard guarantee. With the WF-R4640, you make a powerful in advance venture, yet in the event that you print in high volume you could spare a considerable measure of cash with this EcoTank arrangement. The option is an ordinary (ink cartridge) inkjet, particularly a laser-class model, for example, the Editors' Choice HP Officejet Pro X576dw MFP or the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630. The HP X576dw, assembled to stay a workgroup in a little to average size business, has specs practically identical to those of the WF-R4640, and every one of the three printers are mischievous quick. 

In case you're not certain the amount of utilization you would escape the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-R4640 EcoTank All-in-One, and whether it would legitimize its high in advance expense, you could either get a lower-end EcoTank model like the Epson WorkForce ET-4550, another laser-class inkjet like the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630, or the higher-end decision, the Editors' Choice HP Officejet Pro X576dw MFP. The two last printers offer at a moderately low value and have low per-page expenses contrasted and typical inkjets. Be that as it may, in the event that you know you'll print enough volume after some time to make up for the printer's high beginning cost, the WF-R4640 can drastically cut down your running expenses for whatever length of time that you possess the print