The Bottom Line
The WorkForce makes quick work of all its print jobs, including photo printing. It produces good quality photo prints that come out dry (great for impatient little fingers that can't wait to handle them). Its Wi-Fi network connection feature means that it can be kept anywhere in the house.
- All-in-one is convenient for both home and work uses.
- Wireless means it can serve multiple computers in all parts of home.
- Network installation is an easy process.
- Photo printing is good quality.
- Prints quickly.
- Stops working when one of its four ink cartridges empty.
- Compact all-in-one design offers many functions useful for the home office and family office.
- Color printer
- Photo printer with some photo enhancement capabilities
- Scanner converting to several formats
- Copier with document feeder
- Photo card reader
- Uses four DURABrite ink cartridges.
- Typically Retails for $199.99.
Guide Review - Epson WorkForce 600 - All-in-One Printer Fax Scanner Copier
The Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection means it can be used by all the home's computers through a wireless network. Some families may find it convenient to keep it in a central location for all to use. For work-at-home moms with small home offices, simply being able to move it across the room, rather than within a wire's length of the computer, frees up space.
The wireless connection was easy to set up following the installation software's prompts, but more importantly it connected with no problem to my router, which is on a different floor behind a brick wall. (Not all wireless devices work as well in my house.)
As for print quality, I was quite pleased, especially with the photos. I'm picky about photo print quality, but this is the first home-office printer that I found satisfactory enough to print family photos. I was initially disappointed when printing with the standard photo settings, but when I changed to the high quality setting the quality improved significantly.
As a parent of school-age kids, one little feature I loved was the ability to print graph or lined paper at the touch of a button. Handy when someone needs a specialized type of paper.
My only problem with the WorkForce came when one of the four color cartridges emptied. It was necessary to change it immediately for the printer to continue to work. This made printing out something where skewed color didn't matter, like an Internet map, impossible. (For me this was a problem because one of the cartridges I received with the printer was defective, so until I purchased a new one, the printer was useless.) However, it did give multiple warnings that the ink was low.