Epson Workforce WF-M1560 Review

Epson Workforce WF-M1560

Monochrome inkjet across the board printers are an uncommon breed, and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-M5694 ($399.99), equipped to little workgroups, is an invite expansion to this restrictive club. Utilizing Epson's PrecisionCore print-head innovation, intended to improve both speed and yield quality, the WF-M5694 is worked to clash with laser printers. In spite of the fact that it doesn't exactly satisfy the Editors' Choice HP LaserJet Pro MFP M426fdw, it conveys the majority of that printer's speed, and even a somewhat lower running expense, and is a decent decision for a workgroup, or a little or smaller scale office.

Structure and Features 

The WF-M5694$399.99 at Epson is a grayish machine, estimating 13.5 by 18.1 by 16.6 inches (HWD) when shut for capacity, and it gauges 31 pounds. You will most likely need to set it on its very own table. On the printer is a lawful size flatbed, in addition to a programmed archive feeder (ADF) that can hold up to 50 sheets. The ADF can check two-sided reports by examining one side, flipping the record over, and afterward filtering the other. A large number of the present across the board printers, including the HP M426fdw, can check the two sides of a two-sided archive in a solitary pass, significantly decreasing output times.

Beneath the flatbed is the front board, which is set at a plot for simple survey. It incorporates 4.3-inch shading contact screen from which you can without much of a stretch access menus to control MFP capacities, an alphanumeric keypad, and catches to dispatch sweeps or drop or interruption a vocation. Underneath the board is a USB thumb drive, from which you can print records, and you can sweep archives to it.

The WF-M5694 is fit for medium-obligation printing, with a 55,000-page most extreme month to month obligation cycle and a prescribed month to month print volume of up to 2,500 pages. It has an auto-duplexer for two-sided printing. Its 330-sheet standard paper limit is part between a 250-sheet fundamental plate and a 80-sheet sidestep feeder. You can include a second 250-sheet plate for a most extreme limit of 580 sheets. The HP M426fdw likewise has a 250-sheet principle plate and a marginally bigger 100-sheet multipurpose plate, yet takes a discretionary 550-sheet plate for a greatest paper limit of 900 sheets. It's additionally worked for fairly heavier-obligation printing, with a most extreme month to month obligation cycle of 80,000 pages.


The WF-M5694 offers a decent arrangement of association decisions, both wired and remote. It can associate with a PC by means of USB 2.0, or to a LAN through Ethernet or 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. It additionally underpins Wi-Fi Direct, which gives you a chance to make an immediate distributed association with a PC or cell phone. It comes up short on the close to handle correspondence (NFC) availability found in the HP M426fdw. The WF-M5694 supports printing from the Epson iPrint application (for iOS or Android), Google Cloud Print, Epson Creative Print, Epson Scan to Cloud, Epson Email Print, and Epson Remote Print.

The WF-M5694 accompanies a decent determination of printer drivers, including a widespread driver in addition to PCL and PostScript drivers. (Visual specialists and other people who depend on Adobe projects, for example, Illustrator by and large show signs of improvement yield quality with a printer that incorporates a PostScript driver.) I tried the WF-M5694 over an Ethernet association, with its drivers introduced on a PC running Windows 10 Professional.

Printing Speed 

I coordinated the WF-M5694 at 17.7 pages every moment (ppm), in printing the content just (Word) bit of our new business applications suite, inside scope of Epson's 20ppm evaluated speed. Its first-page-out time found the middle value of 9 seconds. In printing our full business suite, which incorporates PDF, PowerPoint, and Excel records notwithstanding the previously mentioned Word archive, the WF-2760 arrived at the midpoint of 13.5ppm.

We haven't tried some other mono inkjet across the board printers with our new suite, and along these lines can't legitimately contrast the WF-M5694's speed and that of the HP M426fdw, however put together their timings with respect to comparative test reports in every suite, the WF-M5694 turned in a truly good speed, apparently more slow than the M426fdw yet not by as much as you'd expect considering the last's 40ppm speed rating.

Yield Quality 

Generally speaking yield quality for the WF-6530 was a touch less than impressive for an inkjet multifunction printer, with normal photographs, and marginally inferior content and designs. Content ought to be fine for any business use, aside from those requiring exceptionally little text styles. I saw more debasement and broken sort than expected at little kind sizes (4 and 5 points) with a few of our test textual styles. With designs, slim lines were oftentimes lost, and the printer did ineffectively with slopes and separating between regions of comparative tone. With photographs, the prints would in general take a gander a ways off, yet impressive graininess was clear when I seen them from a foot or so away.

Running Costs 

In view of Epson's costs and yields for its best return ink cartridges, the WF-M5694's running expenses are 1.6 pennies per page, a piece lower than the HP M426fdw's 2.2 pennies per page.


Once, laser printers were lasers and inkjets were inkjets, with sensational contrasts between them. Today, there is substantially more equality, in speed, value, running expenses, and even paper dealing with. The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-M5694 is a genuine laser-class inkjet, and even undercut the HP M426fdw, our Editors' Choice small scale office mono laser, in expense per page. The WF-M5694's list of capabilities is to some degree lesser contrasted and that of the HP M426fdw, and missed the mark regarding that model's illustrations quality in our testing, however is still well worth considering, particularly in case you're an inkjet fan. This one truly can contend with lasers.


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