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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Epson Work Force 7010

Be warned this is a large printer, that is to be expected when you see that it can print large format paper but it was still a bit surprising to get it out of the box and see how big it really is.
22 x 16.3 x 10.4 inches ; 27.1 pounds

Installation on my network through Ethernet went well.  My only caution on that is that the first screen that identifies the printer shows the printer greyed out.   I discovered that you just push through, hitting next and finally it all installs and lets you print a test page.   The first test page took several minutes.   After that the test pages from the other two computers were quite prompt.

I installed the software on an Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP machines.  All worked fine, saw the printer and printed out beautifully.  I printed out some photos on glossy paper and they were also beautiful.  I know from past experience that Epson printers actually do print out better on Epson brand paper but I was more than happy with the results from the Canon brand paper I already have.

I have had the Epson multi-cartridge printers before and it is cheaper to use.   When you run out of magenta, you replace the magenta cartridge rather than an entire multi-colored cartridge.   The cost of operation is definitely better with this printer. 

Overall it is a nice printer, the two trays and network ability mean it would function quite well in an office setting.  The price and the operating costs mean it is a good value for the money.

I recommend it. 

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