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Epson WorkForce 30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 458 reviews of Epson WorkForce 30. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the print quality and design. The usability and price also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the durability. Many are less positive about the paper handling and reliability.

performance, price, usability, design, print quality

noise, reliability, paper handling

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson WorkForce 30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 249 user reviews of Epson WorkForce 30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the size and print quality. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive comments about the paper handling and design.

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72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson WorkForce 30 Color Inkjet Printer (C11CA19201)Epson WorkForce 30 Color Inkjet Printer (C11CA19201)

Jul, 2018

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Epson WorkForce 30


The Epson WorkForce 30 Ink Jet Printer is another one of those “50-50” printers, in that, half of consumers who bought this model were satisfied, while the other half of consumers were not. Most dissatisfied consumers had been expecting excellent...

Unique- requires TWO black cartridges to maximize printing speedFast- prints black text up to 38 ppm and color text up to 20 ppmMedium Quality- printing results usually depends on the situationDecent- model isn't the best, but for the price it beats...

If you need an affordable printer to get the job done fast, then the...

May, 2009

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Worked right out of the box!


Bought it in order to print postage and as my four-in-one will not accept any envelope and eats labels. It's very fast, even in quiet mode. The draft mode will ease the ink usage, but every printer that I've owned has been a guzzler.If you're looking...

Jan, 2013

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Love it


It's worth paying a little more for the printer. Especially when having to replace the ink cartridges. If you know where to look its a lot cheaper for the ink then most other printers around.

Love this printer, Epson printers have always worked well for me. Does double sided printing


Dec, 2012

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Unimpressive low-quality Epson


I purchased this printer several years ago for around $30 on sale from a retailer, and for that price, it has been a successful printer, lasting for nearly 3 years, through several moves and tough print jobs. However, I would not recommend purchasing...

Lasted a reasonably long time, decent print quality for light use

Ink expensive and not long-lasting. Stopped working after light use over a course of several years. Questionable construction quality

Jul, 2012

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Epson Workforce 30


bought to replace older printer, I wanted a simple printer for small documents and photos to print. When you print it has the usual printer noise's, nothing loud.For the price and usage this is a great product!

plain simple to use printer, liked the dual black ink's and separated color cartridges. Fast printer

none yet

Jun, 2012

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worst one yet


I've bought a lot of products from this website,and this will be my LAST one. They all work great for a week....a month... and then they go bad. Poor printout quality - they get you thinking its a good product, then they go bad. No more for me.

Nov, 2011

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Ok printer


Nothing wrong with this printer once you get past the feeling of cheapness. The plastic is thin and it feels to be fragile but after you print a few things out you will be amazed at the quality of the printout for the price.

Jul, 2010

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WOW Now thats fast!


A bit clunky while printing. But great speed and print quality. Workforce 30 was less cost than to buy new ink for my old printer.

Jun, 2010

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Very Good Printer


Chose this printer because the Epson Stylus 60 finally kicked the bucket after many years of good service. I chose to slow down the printing from the default extra fast printing so as to keep this printer running as long as my previous Epson. It really...

Apr, 2010

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Excellent Printer for the Price


Excellent print quality both color graphics and text. Text alone is almost laser quality. FAST except when you choose higher quality printing modes. I haven't tried any photos yet.NO PAPER FEED PROBLEMS (I use well known brand multipurpose 20 lb...

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

Show the world what your business is made of with WorkForce, Epson's line of printers and all-in-ones, engineered for the small business and home office. Get laser quality output at laser fast speeds for prints that make you look your best. A powerful, high performance printer, the Epson WorkForce 30 blazes through critical documents at speeds about two times faster than those of competitive printers. And the results are always impressive. Delivering laser quality text and brilliant color photos, it's the perfect addition to any home office. With its small, compact design, it fits in even the smallest work area. And, with dual black ink cartridges, this budget-conscious performer is ready to handle all your high-volume printing projects.


Energy Star certified: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):15

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson WorkForce

Input Capacity

Maximum input capacity for envelopes:10
Standard input capacity:100

Media Formats

Standard media sizes:3.5" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.5" x 11",\n8.5" x 14"


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Type: None


Type: None

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 40

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive
Standard tray media types:Envelopes, Glossy paper, Photo paper, Plain paper

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):15

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Compatible ink types, supplies:DURABrite Ultra
Maximum Resolution:5760 x 1440
Number of print cartridges:5


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Max H-Resolution B/W:5760dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:5760dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):38ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):20ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1440dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1440dpi
Media Type:Envelopes / Glossy photo paper / Plain paper / Presentation paper / Semi-gloss photo paper
Output Type:Color
Total Media Capacity:100sheets
Type:Personal printer


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):38
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):20


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Print noise level:39
Printing noise level:39

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista, XP, XP Professional x64, 2000 Mac OS X 10.3.9, 10.4.11 & 10.5.x
OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 / Apple MacOS X 10.4.11 / Apple MacOS X 10.5.x / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxDxH):17 x 20.1 x 11.9
Print technology:Inkjet

Weight & Dimensions