Epson WorkForce Pro WF-M5299 Review
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-M5299
With its low running expenses or more normal yield, the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-M5299 ($209.99) is a passage level monochrome inkjet printer that is situated to rival laser machines. Indeed, on account of its ink packs that can support up to 40,000 pages, its long haul costs destroy its laser rivalry. It's likewise armada prepared, reasonably estimated, and has an expandable paper-input limit. Each one of those advantages make it an extraordinary incentive for little to medium-size workplaces and workgroups, procuring it our Editors' Choice.
At 17.7 by 16.7 by 22.8 inches (HWD) and gauging 33.7 pounds, the WF-M5299 is a few inches greater and heavier than passage level contenders like the Brother HL-L2370DW, the Canon imageClass LBP251dw, and the HP LaserJet Pro M102w, just as our preferred medium-volume monochrome laser printer, the Brother HL-L6300DW.
You can design, screen, and create reports for the WF-M5299 from its inherent web server from your program over your system or the web. There's likewise a control board on the facade of the body that comprises of a bunch of route and different catches tied down by a 2.4-inch shading LCD, as demonstrated as follows.
Paper dealing with comprises of a 250-sheet tape in advance and a 80-sheet multipurpose plate that pulls up from the back, as demonstrated as follows.
On the off chance that 330 sheets from two sources aren't sufficient, you can expand input ability to 830 sheets with a discretionary 500-sheet plate ($199.99). The WF-M5299's greatest month to month obligation cycle is 45,000 pages, with a suggested month to month print volume of 2,500 pages. While that most extreme obligation cycle is noteworthy, the suggested volume is on the low side.
Dissimilar to most other inkjet printers, the WF-M5299 utilizes neither ink cartridges nor supplies that you fill from jugs. Rather, it gets its ink from an aluminum pack housed in a plate that slides in just beneath the fundamental paper plate.
For this situation, they come in three sizes running between 5,000, 10,000, or 40,000 pages.
Availability, Security, and Fleet Support
Standard availability comprises of Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct (for interfacing with cell phones sans a system) and associating with a solitary PC by means of USB 2.0. Outsider versatile arrangements incorporate Apple AirPrint, Fire OS, and Google Cloud Print, and Epson tosses in a couple of portable applications of its own, in particular Epson Email Print, Epson iPrint Mobile, and Epson Remote Print. You can likewise print from different cloud destinations from the control board, and from USB thumb drives by means of the port situated on the left-front side of the suspension.
Fundamental security incorporates verifying your print employments with PINs, or you can limit clients, gatherings of clients, or whole offices from getting to specific highlights or the printer itself. The safe online interface referenced before enables you to screen past or live utilization information and create comparing reports. The WF-M5299 is likewise good with MPS (oversaw print administration) programming applications from ECi (FMAudit), PrintFleet, and others. These applications gather, store, share, and examine basic armada utilization information.
The WF-M5799 likewise underpins Epson Open Platform (EOP), an endeavor grade application that enables you to incorporate WorkForce Pro printers with online report work processes and other undertaking applications.
Quick at the Cost
Epson rates the WF-M5299 at 24 pages for every moment, which is run of the mill for a section level monochrome machine. To evaluate how well it piles facing its opposition, I put it through some serious hardship utilizing our standard Intel Core i5 testbed PC running Windows 10 Professional over an Ethernet association. The WF-M5299 printed our 12-page Microsoft Word content test archive at the normal pace of 27.5ppm (pages every moment), or 3.5ppm quicker than its rating.
While this is a fair score for a $200 printer, about all contending monochrome laser machines referenced here beat it, some essentially, and the midrange Brother HL-L6300DW was almost twice as quick. The section level Canon LBP231dw and Brother HL-L2370DW beat the MF-M5299 by 2.6ppm and 5.5ppm, individually, and the HP M102w came in 12.3ppm more slow.
When I consolidated the above outcomes with those from printing our bright and complex Acrobat, Excel, and PowerPoint business records containing outlines, charts, and different business illustrations, the WF-M5299 dealt with a score of 16.9ppm. Here, our WorkForce test unit beat everything except the two Brother models in this gathering, with the M102w falling behind by more than 5ppm and the midlevel HL-L6300DW outpacing the WF-M5299 by 6.6ppm. Regardless, barely short of 17ppm is a profoundly good score for this segment of our tests.
Decent Monochrome Output
Like its laser partners, the WF-M5299 produces unblemished looking, exceptionally neat content down to the littlest point size that can be effectively perused without amplification. Its grayscale designs are satisfactory for most business applications, and the test photographs I printed were more than sufficient for recreating pictures inserted in pages, in-house reports and presents, and maybe for outside freebees. In general, I've no bad things to say about the WF-M5299's yield.
Phenomenal Running Costs
An unmistakable bit of leeway of utilizing an inkjet option in contrast to a section level or midrange laser printer is that the previous is typically more affordable to utilize. When you print a great many pages every month, the amount you pay to utilize a printer can be undeniably more significant than the amount you spend to purchase the machine itself. Much of the time, a printer with a spending value like this one will cost you more to use over the long haul. That is not the situation here. When you purchase Epson's 40,000-page ink pack, your expense per page will keep running about 0.8 pennies. None of the laser machines referenced here verges on having running costs that low.
The Value Is Black and White
There are a few reasons, for example, restorative HIPAA consistence, that lone laser yield will do. These days, however, for regular business use, inkjet machines can frequently represent a superior worth. The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-M5299 is more affordable to use than its monochrome laser partners, and its ink compartments can bolster upwards of 40,000 pages, which is an incredible accommodation highlight just as a cost reserve funds. Those advantages, matched with its brilliant yield, moderate cost, and business-accommodating highlights, settle on it an Editors' Choice.