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Epson WorkForce 40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Epson WorkForce 40. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and design are generally positive. The price and performance also get good views, but opinions about the paper handling and reliability are different. Some have doubts about the multifunction and noise.

usability, performance, price, design, durability

noise, multifunction

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson WorkForce 40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Susan Silvius (

Workforce 40 Color Printer


Aimed at small-office users, the Epson WorkForce 40 color inkjet printer gets two things right: It achieves impressive speeds (at least, it did in some of our tests) and it's inexpensive to purchase. Unfortunately it gets many other things wrong--it...

Very fast text speed Connectivity includes Wi-Fi and ethernet

Subpar print quality; expensive inks Expensive inks

The Epson WorkForce 40's extreme print speeds are impressive. But for its small-office audience, the expensive ink, disappointing print quality, and design hassles make it a dubious choice

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Susan Silvius (

Epson WorkForce 40 Color Printer Printer Review


Very fast text speed ; Connectivity includes Wi-Fi and ethernet

Subpar print quality; expensive inks ; Expensive inks

The pricey inks produce fuzzy text and grainy prints--hardly a good deal for a small office.

Mar, 2009

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Epson WorkForce 40


If you're in the market for a shared home or small office document printer, the WorkForce 40 makes an excellent choice. It has the speed to keep up with the demands of most small office environments, yet is available at a very reasonable price. The...

38ppm draft output27ppm laser quality outputBuilt-in Ethernet and WifiBuilt-in double-sided printingHigh quality photo printing

The Epson WorkForce 40 inkjet printer is Epson's latest edition to their...

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (

Another Dead Workforce 40


I did not buy from New egg but Fry Electronics.

Fast Printing,Good Price,Ink cartridges reasonably priced

I have owned two workforce 40 printers. The setup is a little aggravating but livable. The worst thing is the quality of this printer I have had two of them to die within a 6 month period. Given I am in College and do alot of printing but nothing...

Jan, 2011

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Security is a pain


I reached a point when I was deciding between delivering this printer to our garbage can or downgrading our wireless home network to WEP (which is virtually useless as far as security goes). Then I realized that I could plug the printer directly into...

Same as other reviews

Incompatible with modern wireless security standards (e.g. WPA2)

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (



If you see random stuff being printed in the middle of the night, it's probably someone nearby who gained unauthorized access to your network because you used to use WPA2, but then downgraded to WEP to accommodate this printer.

Nothing was missing from the box

Per the included Network Installation Guide, this printer supports either WEP or WPA-PSK. Do you use something else (e.g. WPA2 which is actually secure)? If so, look elsewhere

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (

Nice Small Business Printer


I purchased this printer to replace a "dead" Canon. I chose this Epson because it is more geared to basic business printing needs than the photo printer it replaced. So far I'm not disappointed...

Small footprint ; WiFi, Ethernet and USB connectivity ; Reasonable ink prices ; Separate ink tanks ; Excellent price from Newegg

Noisy when printing ; Manual duplex only

Oct, 2010

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EPSON WorkForce 40 Up to 38 ppm 5760 x 1440 dpi Wireless InkJet Workgroup Color Printer


Not worth the non-discounted price. Good value at the discounted price.

Fast printing ; Excellent image quality ; Wireless is convenient

From what I found in my short search, the configuration tools are Windows-only. I had to pull out the ol' dual-boot to get it up and running ; This thing is VIOLENT. It prints fast, but it prints loud and hard

May, 2010

Consumer review (

Workforce 40 Epson


I had bought a Kodak all in one printer to save ink...What a piece of junk! The scanner was horrible...It didn't save on ink and the software was many megabytes large but totally elementary and offered very few options...Thank goodness for Epson!

Very easy to set up...extra large black ink cartridge...and plenty of documentation as well as easy updates for drivers etc. Looks real good too! Also as usual Newegg made the whole order process painless and offered many printer choices which made my...

None so far...and I don't anticipate any...This is a beautifully designed and well powerful machine that can print a whole office load of work without a hitch

Apr, 2010

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Know what you want ot print before you buy!!!


I bought ink after market because of the price, approx $6.00 per color good deal just do a google search. So before you buy this printer know what you want to print, if you want good quality photo, buildt in networking + wireless, cheap ink...

I read many reviews first and this was the best printer with all the features I would need ; I use this printer for printing my DVD case covers for clients, printing invoices to customers and some proofs ; Yes this printer makes noise because it is...

Wireless (see Pros)

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

Show the world what your business is made of with WorkForce, Epson's the 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. Better for your business and your bottom line, the Epson WorkForce 40 printer blazes through critical documents at speeds about two times faster than those of competitive printers. Delivering laser quality text and brilliant color photos, it's the perfect addition to your business team. In fact, with Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking built in, you can easily share the WorkForce 40 with anyone in your office. And, with its small, compact design, it fits in even the smallest of spaces. Best of all, this budget-conscious performer offers an extra high-capacity black ink cartridge for high-volume printing at a price that's sure to please.


Energy Star certified: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):4.5
Power consumption (typical):16

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


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

Input Capacity

Input capacity for envelopes (primary tray):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", 8.5" x 14"


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Type: None


Type:Print server

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

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4
Envelopes sizes:10, C6, DL
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
Wi-Fi: Yes


Power consumption (standby):4.5
Power consumption (typical):16

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Maximum Resolution:5760 x 1440
Number of print cartridges:4


Connectivity Technology:Wired / Wireless
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):38ppm
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:Workgroup printer


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


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Sound Emission

Print noise level:41
Printing noise level:41

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista, XP, XP Professional x64, 2000\nMac 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

Network ready: Yes
Networking features:10/100 Mbps
Power Requirements:120 VAC +/- 10% 50 – 60 Hz 0.4 – 0.2 Amp
Print technology:Inkjet
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g / 802.11n