Epson Workforce WF-3620DWF Tested

Epson sees the multifunction device Workforce WF-3620DWF in the business environment. The test investigates whether it is well-looked after.

On ink in the office, Epson has been around for quite some time. With the Epson Workforce WF-3620DWF multifunction device, the manufacturer continues to follow this path consistently. The combineret prints, scans, copies and faxes. Office-oriented is the flexibility in terms of black cartridge, since it gives it in different filling quantities.

Consumption – cheap in text print

With the XXL version of the black cartridge you come to a text page price of 1.8 cents, and so on so follow up costs that the Epson WorkForce WF-3620DWF a color laser counterpart makes perfect competition. Also for the three color cartridges, there are tanks with high ink capacities. We calculate 6.4 cents for the colored page – this can be quite impressive. At the same time, we can not put much effort into the power consumption of the Epson-Kombis. With 1.6 watts in quiescent mode, it proves to be a satisfied energy user. Even with WLAN enabled, the value increases only marginally to 1.7 watts. Switched off, the device separates from the mains clean, so that our meter goes to 0.0 watts – very laudable.

Good office equipment

How much the Epson WorkForce WF-3620DWF is tailored to office use, is also reflected in the facilities. In addition to the automatic document feeder for a maximum of 35 sheets, it also holds a paper cassette for up to 250 sheets. There is also a single sheet feed for special media such as thick paper. As connections to find Ethernet, USB , USB host and WLAN. The wireless interface is additionally available as a WiFi direct version, to connect mobile devices directly to the multifunction device and thus save the detour via a router. The duplex unit of the Epson Workforce WF-3620DWF takes automatic two-sided printing. Anyone who wants to output documents directly on the device can do this via the memory card slot. The stand-alone functions can be controlled via the integrated touchpanel. However, we find the pressure point as a low-reaction test. If the finger command is activated, the combiner unit navigates quickly through the menus. Especially for office, the integrated fax is often important. In addition, the device also understands the mobile printing via Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Epson Connect or via app.

Print speed – fast with texts

The working speed of the Epson Workforce WF-3620DWF also focuses on office use.Thus it provides in the text print brisk times in the printing as our ten pages Grauert-Brief in 40 seconds show. The brake is then used to clean the multi-purpose device when special media such as photo paper and high resolution come into play. We are waiting for our A4 test picture for a good three minutes. Even an edgeless photo in the format 10 x 15 centimeters takes a long time with 2:25 minutes. For this, the scans agree: They vary between 6 seconds for the gray balance scan and 9 seconds for the reading of a color chart.

Quality – fine text prints

The strength of the Epson Workforce WF-3620DWF is unambiguous when dealing with texts – whether you print or copy them. In both cases, the multifunction device produces fine letters that are easy to read. The latter is also due to the pigmented inks, which remain fairly smear on the paper. They produce slightly dark colors, which, however, are harmonious in themselves. However, special nuances, such as skin tones, are not one of the strengths of the model. Overall the ink application is also correct in color printing. Copies the device without shrinking it. Again, the colors are right, even if bright details in the color copy are slightly under – such as colored background in graphics. Our testcans have a clear reddish in the color analysis and also a bit too strong blue. For this, we perceive its sharpness to the depth as high.

Conclusion – good assistant in the office work

A multifunction device, which is well-kept in the small office. The Epson Workforce WF-3620DWF delivers the performance that is important in the professional environment, both in terms of equipment and speed and quality. You get sharp texts, can print sheets with printed front and back automatically and have many connectivity options including WLAN and WiFi Direct. At the same time, the follow-up costs for the inks as well as for electricity remain pleasingly low. The Epson model can be used for tasks like the occasional photoprint, but it is not one of its strengths.

TEST RESULT (NOTES)

Epson Workforce WF-3620DWF

Quality (40%)

2.39

Speed ​​(20%)

2.28

Handling (15%)

2.58

Features (15%)

2.35

Service (10%)

3.49

appreciation

0.20 (GoogleCloud Print, Apple AirPrint, Apps, Epson Connect)

devaluation

()

Testnote

Good (2.30)

Price-performance ratio

inexpensive

EQUIPMENT

Epson Workforce WF-3620DWF (Rating: 2.35)

connections

USB, card slot, Ethernet, Wifi 802.11n

Extras

Document feeder, 2nd paper tray, flat bed scanner, screen, duplex, borderless, direct printing

software

Presto Pagemaker SE, Epson Scan, Epson Network Utility

driver

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Mac OS

Faxing without PC possible

Yes

 

SPEED

Epson Workforce WF-3620DWF (Rating: 2.28)

Print (b / w): 1 page text, quality mode / 10 pages text, normal mode / graphics, normal mode / graphics, quality mode

0:15 / 0:40 / 0:10 / 0:17 minutes

Print (color): 10 pages PDF / A4 photo, normal mode / A4 photo, photo paper / randl. Photo (10 x 15 cm)

2:16 / 0:21 / 3:01 / 2:25 minutes

Scanning: color, text, preview, grayscale

0:09 / 0:06 / 0:07 / 0:07 minutes

Copy (b / w): 5 pages, 1 page

0:26 / 0:14 minutes

Copy (color): 1 page

0:16 Minutes

CONSUMPTION

Epson Workforce WF-3620DWF

Power consumption: Off / Sleep mode / Operation

0.0 / 1.6 / 17.0 watts

Side cost: black and white / color

1.8 / 6.4 cents per page

 

GENERAL DATA

Epson Workforce WF-3620DWF

Test category

Multifunction devices

Multifunction device manufacturer

Epson

Internet address of Epson

www.epson.de

Price (suggested retail price)

230 euros

Epson’s technical hotline

01805/234120

Warranty of the manufacturer

12 months

TEST RESULTS

Epson Workforce WF-3620DWF

quality

Print (b / w): text, quality mode / text, normal mode / graphics, normal mode / graphics, quality mode

Good / very good / good / goodgut

Print (color): PDF, normal mode / A4 photo, normal mode / A4 photo, quality mode / randl. Photo (10 x 15 cm), high quality mode

Good / kind / good / satisfying

Print: Color chart (hits)

13 of 24

Scan: Screen

sharp

Scanning – hits: colorless / too light / too dark

1/5/3

Scanning – Color Stitch: Red / Green / Blue / Yellow

6/2/4/3

Scanning: Total impression

Good

Copy (b / w)

satisfying

Copy (color)

Good

handling

Software: Printer / Scanner

good Good

Transport lock / manual: detailed / German / printed / as PDF

No / yes / yes / yes / no

Control panel / cartridge replacement / colors individually interchangeable / space requirement / processing / paper transport / max. Paper stock

Simple / easy / yes / 2514 cm² / good / good / 251 sheets

service

warranty

12 months

Service-Hotline / German-speaking / available (hours) / continuous / accessible via e-mail

01805/234120 / yes / 9.5 / yes / yes

Website / English / Manual download / drivers and firmware / support programs

Yes / yes / yes / yes