Hands-On Test Report, Photos, and Video: Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-4630 A4 All-in-One

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 represents the best of A4 color inkjet All-in-Ones in virtually every manner: 1) notable build quality for the price; 2) state-of-the-art image quality; 3) outstanding ink durability, capacity, yields and Cost per Page; 4) generous and competitive feature set; 5) a variety of mobile- and remote-print and scan solutions; and 4) exceptional value.

Its feature set is typical of contemporary All-in-Ones (not a bad thing) and includes a 3.5″ color touch screen, full-color capability in all modes (print, copy, scan, fax), Wi-Fi direct printing, 802.11b/g/n wireless networking, wired Gigabit Ethernet networking, Epson Connect mobile- and remote-print and scan, and Kindle Fire, Apple AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print mobile printing. It also features optional high-capacity 786XL high-capacity ink cartridges that are each rated to yield up to 2,600 black and 2,000 color ISO pages . There’s a single 250-sheet paper tray, plus a rear-mounted 80-sheet feeder for a total media capacity of 330 sheets. A WorkForce WF-4640 model ($399.99) has three media trays for a total capacity of 580 sheets.

Key Specification

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 as tested. Click to view a gallery of photos and screen captures taken during this Hands-On Test.

Imaging Technology: PrecisionCore MicroPiezo electric ink-jet printing technology
Functions: Print/Copy/Scan/Fax
List Price:  $299.99; currently on sale for $199.99 at Epson’s Web site
Availability: Epson direct, online, and retail
Introduction Date: September 2014
Maximum Monthly Volume: 30,000 pages
Recommended Monthly Page Volume: Up to 2,000 pages

Technology: PrecisionCore 4S print head, 4-color inkjet
Maximum Print Resolution: 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi
ISO Print Speed: 20 ppm (black); 20 ppm (color)
2-Sided ISO Print Speed: 11 ppm (black); 11 ppm (color)

ISO Copy Speed: 19 ppm (black); 19 cpm (color)
Maximum Copy Size: 8.5″ x 14″ (PC-free)
Copy Features: Automatic Duplex Scan and Print; Preview, Re-size; ID Copy; Collate; Adjustable Copy Density; Remove Punched-Hole Marks; Remove Shadows

Scanner Type: Color A3/8.5″x14″ flatbed; automatic duplexing ADF
Photoelectric Device: Color CIS line sensor
Hardware Resolution: 1,200 x 2,400 dpi
Maximum Resolution: 9,600 dpi interpolated
Scanner Bit Depth: 48-bit color input; 24-bit color output
Scan Destinations: PC; WSD PC; Cloud (including email); flash-memory device; password protected PDF

Duplexing Automatic Document Feeder
Original Capacity: 35 sheets
Original Sizes: 8.5″x11″; 8.5″x14″; A4; A5; B4; B5

Fax Settings: Black-and-white and color walk-up fax; PC fax
Fax Speed: Modem: 33.6 Kbps – as fast as 3 seconds per page
Memory: Up to 550 pages
Speed/Group Dials: Up to 200

Media Handling
Sizes: 4″×6″ (102×152 mm); 5″×7” (127×178 mm); A6 (4.1″×5.8″ [105×148 mm]); A5 (5.8″×8.2″ [148×210 mm]); B5 (7.2″×10.1″ [182×257 mm]); Executive (7.25″×10.5″ [184×267 mm]); Letter (8.5″×11″ [216×279mm]); A4 (8.3″×11.7″ [210×297mm]); Legal (8.5″×14″ [216×356 mm]);  16:9 wide (4″×7.1″ [102×181 mm])
Weights: 17 lb. (64 g/m2) to 68 lb. (256 g/m2)
Media Input Capacity: 250 sheets of plain paper; 80-sheet rear tray; 10 envelopes; 20 sheets of photo paper

Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n); Wi-Fi Direct
Wired: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet

Electrical Requirements and Energy Consumption
Power Requirements: 100-240VAC Universal (Automatic); 50 – 60 Hz; 0.8A
Power Consumption: ~ 20 W (Max.) ~7.5 W (Standby); ~ 1.8 W (Sleep); ~0.3 W (Power off); Energy Star-qualified

Printing: 18.1″ x 25.8″ x 15.1″ (W x D x H)
Storage: 18.1″ x 16.6″ x 13.5″ (W x D x H)

Weight: 31.3 lb

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