Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Updated Oct 29, 2021 at 01:07 pm
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 Picture
8.3
Family
7.8
Small/Home Office
8.2
Student
7.7
Black & White
7.9
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is an all-in-one inkjet printer with outstanding scanning features. It feels excellently well-built and provides easy access to paper jams through a removable panel in the back. It has a high-resolution, flatbed scanner, an automatic document feeder that performs duplex scanning, and you can also copy and fax. Although the back page yield is disappointing, the cost-per-print is still impressive thanks to the relatively low cartridge price, and you can also purchase high-capacity cartridges, which will last you longer.

Our Verdict

8.3 Family

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is great for family use. It has an outstanding flatbed scanner to digitize old photos in high resolution. It produces accurate-looking colors, and printed photos have a good amount of detail with minimal grain or banding. However, there may be some fading in darker areas of images. Although the black page yield is disappointingly low, the cost-per-print remains quite low, thanks to the relatively inexpensive cartridge price.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low cost-per-print.
  • Very good color accuracy.
  • Exceptional scanner features.
Cons
  • Disappointing black page yield.
  • Dark areas in photos look faded and present banding.
7.8 Small/Home Office

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 performs very well in a small or home office setting. It feels excellently well-built, and it has outstanding scanning capabilities, including an automatic document feeder that can perform duplex printing. You can also perform copying and faxing tasks. Additionally, it has a good variety of connectivity options, like an Ethernet port and a USB port for printing directly from a USB key. It has a very good print speed, though the first page takes a bit long to come out. Although the black page yield is disappointing, the cost-per-print is still low.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low cost-per-print.
  • Exceptional scanner features.
Cons
  • Disappointing black page yield.
8.2 Student

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is great for students. It has a wide range of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi Direct and mobile app support for printing directly from a mobile device. It has an outstanding scanner, and you can raise the scanner lid's hinges to fit thicker items such as textbooks. The first page takes a bit of time to come out, but subsequent pages are much faster. Although the black page yield is disappointingly low, the cost-per-print remains low thanks to the relatively inexpensive cartridge price.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low cost-per-print.
  • Very good color accuracy.
  • Exceptional scanner features.
Cons
  • Disappointing black page yield.
7.7 Black & White

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is good for black and white printing. It feels excellently well-built, and it has an outstanding flatbed scanner with an automatic document feeder that can perform duplex scanning. It prints black-only text documents quickly though the first page takes a bit of time to come out. Though the black page yield is disappointing, the cost-per-print remains low, and you can purchase high yield cartridges, which will last you longer.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low cost-per-print.
  • Exceptional scanner features.
Cons
  • Disappointing black page yield.
7.9 Casual Photo

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is very good for casual photo printing. It feels excellently well-built, and it prints good-quality photos with accurate-looking colors. However, black areas in photos appear a bit faded, and darker areas have some banding. On the upside, it can print most photo sizes except for 2" x 3".

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low cost-per-print.
  • Very good color accuracy.
  • Exceptional scanner features.
Cons
  • Dark areas in photos look faded and present banding.
  • 8.3 Family
  • 7.8 Small/Home Office
  • 8.2 Student
  • 7.7 Black & White
  • 7.9 Casual Photo
  1. Updated Nov 13, 2020: Review published.
  2. Updated Nov 06, 2020: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
8.5
Design
Build & Design Quality

This printer has excellent build quality. It's made of sturdy-feeling plastic that feels durable, and it has two paper trays to accommodate different paper sizes. It provides easy access to paper jams and ink cartridges, but the printer needs to be on to replace the cartridges. The scanner lid stays fully open on its own, and its hinges lift high enough to fit thicker items on the scanning bed. Also, the right rear corner houses a removable maintenance box that stores ink flushed during the print head cleaning. Once the maintenance box is full, it needs replacing.

Design
Dimensions
Height 12.9" (32.8 cm)
Width 16.7" (42.5 cm)
Depth 15.2" (38.5 cm)
Weight
26.9 lbs (12.2 kg)
8.5
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
4.3" (11.0 cm)
Touchscreen Yes

It has an excellent display screen. Its LCD touchscreen is responsive and easy to use, and it has good visibility whether you're sitting or standing. You can also tilt the display panel vertically to help you see the screen even better. However, the viewing angle isn't as good from the sides.

Design
In The Box

  • User manual
  • Installation CD
  • Detachable power cord
  • Epson Starter Cartridges T822
    • 1x T822-I Black
    • 1x T822-I Cyan
    • 1x T822-I Magenta
    • 1x T822-I Yellow

6.5
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
3
Black Cartridge Model
Epson T822
Tested Black Page Yield
19 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
361 prints
Color Cartridge Model
Epson T822 C/M/Y
Tested Color Page Yield
12 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
255 prints
Third Party Cartridge
No
High Yield Cartridge
XL
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830's cartridge system is only alright. The black cartridge yields a disappointing amount of pages, meaning you have to replace it quite often. However, the color cartridge's page yield is good and shouldn't need changing as often, depending on how much you print in color. Although having three color cartridges means you can change the empty ones without needing to replace them all at once, the printer doesn't let you print in color if any are empty. Likewise, you can't print in color if the black cartridge is out of ink. On the upside, there are high-capacity cartridges available, which will last longer.

9.9
Design
Scanner
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Scan Sheetfed
Yes
Automatic Document Feeder
Yes
Duplex Scanning
Yes
Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 Bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
Yes
Copy
Yes

The scanning features are outstanding. The scanner has a good maximum scan resolution and color depth, and its automatic document feeder can perform duplex scanning, making the task of scanning long, two-sided documents hassle-free. It also has copy and fax capabilities. The flatbed scanner lid stays fully open on its own, and its hinges lift high enough to scan larger items, like a textbook or thick document. If you need a larger flatbed scanner, check out the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7840.

Printing
8.2
Printing
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
19.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
34.45 US$
Black Only Printing
0.055 US$/print
Color Printing
0.135 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.359 US$/print
Ink Subscription
No

Its cost-per-print is great. The costs remain relatively low over time, but it may quickly add up if you print in color often.

7.8
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
19 PPM
Color Document
8 PPM
Photo Printing Time
57.0 s
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
14.0 s
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
500 pages

Although the first page takes some time, the subsequent pages get faster, especially for black-only documents. According to the Epson website, each paper tray holds 250 pages.

7.9
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
9.03

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is very good at printing accurate-looking colors. They look good enough for a splash of color on a report or to print out family photos, but you may be disappointed if your work or hobbies depend on exact color reproduction.

7.6
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

The photo printing quality is good. Although blacks look a bit faded and banding is present on dark areas, images have good detail.

These results are based on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not be representative of the printer's photo print quality.

Printing
Printing Size
Letter (8.5" x 11") Yes
Legal (8.5" x 14") Yes
Tabloid (11" x 17") No
A6 (105mm x 148mm) Yes
A5 (148mm x 210mm) Yes
A4 (210mm x 297mm) Yes
Photo (2" x 3") No
Photo (4" x 6") Yes
Photo (5" x 7") Yes
Mobile App And Connectivity
9.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
Yes
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Bluetooth
No
Wi-Fi via Router
Yes
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
External Storage Support
Yes
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes

Although you can't print via Bluetooth, you can print directly from external storage devices such as a USB key.

10
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App For Home Use
Mobile App Yes
App Name Epson iPrint
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Yes
PDF
Yes
Microsoft Office Files
Yes
Text Files (TXT)
Yes
Webpages (HTML)
Yes

The Epson iPrint app lets you print, scan, and copy from your smartphone. You can also perform maintenance tasks like checking ink levels, head cleaning, and alignment, and you can purchase ink directly from the app.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

There are a few variants of the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830. The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4820 has smaller input capacities, as it only has one paper tray and the ADF has a 35-page capacity, while the WF-4830 has two high-capacity input trays, and the ADF can hold 50 pages. There's also the Epson WF-4833 and the WF-4834, which appear to be identical to the WF-4830 but are available at certain retailers only. You can see the label of our unit here.

Compared To Other Printers

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is a versatile inkjet printer. It produces accurate-looking colors, and its photo quality should be decent enough for reports or casual photos. The scanner features are exceptional, especially if you need to scan double-sided documents often. However, its cartridge system isn't as good as other printers with much higher page yields.

Check out our recommendations for the best home printers, the best office printers, and the best inkjet printers.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is a slightly better printer than the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820. The WF-4830 feels better built, and it has outstanding scanning features, and its automatic document feeder can automatically scan double-sided sheets. It also produces higher quality photos and has a much larger input capacity since it has two trays. However, the WF-3820 produces more accurate-looking colors.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e are all-in-one color inkjet printers meant for office use, but the HP performs better. The HP has a much better page yield and cost-per-print for both black and color documents, warms up faster to print the first page, and prints color documents more quickly. On the other hand, the Epson produces better-quality photos with more accurate colors and prints black-only text documents faster.

Canon PIXMA TR8620

The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is better for casual photo prints, while the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is better for small or home offices. The Canon has better color page yields, a cheaper color document and photo cost-per-print, produces significantly better-looking photos, and can print via Bluetooth. On the other hand, the Epson has better black page yields, a cheaper black text document cost-per-print, and it prints much faster. Also, it produces significantly more accurate colors, and its automatic document feeder can duplex scan.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7840

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7840 is slightly better than the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830. The WF-7840's cartridge system has a higher page yield for color documents, and its flatbed scanner is bigger. However, the WF-4830 feels better built and has better photo printing quality.

Brother HL-L2350DW

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 and the Brother HL-L2350DW are printers designed for different uses. The Epson is an all-in-one inkjet unit with a high-resolution flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder. It can print good-quality photos with accurate-looking colors, and it has faxing capabilities. On the other hand, the Brother is a monochrome, laser printer with no scanner. It has an excellent print speed and outstanding cost-per-print, so it's a good choice if you're looking for black and white only printing. 

Brother MFC-J995DW

The Brother MFC-J995DW is a better printer than the Epson WorkForce WF-4830. The Brother has an outstanding ink cartridge system that provides much higher page yields and a significantly lower cost-per-print for both black and color documents. However, the Epson feels better built, and it produces more accurate-looking colors. 

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the HP performs better for black and white document printing while the Epson performs better for photo printing. The HP has substantially higher page yields for both black and color documents, a much lower cost-per-print overall, and a faster printing speed. On the other hand, the Epson produces slightly higher-quality images with more accurate-looking colors. Both printers have outstanding scanning features, and both can perform automatic duplex scanning and faxing tasks. 

Epson EcoTank ET-3760

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are both all-in-one printers, but the EcoTank features a SuperTank cartridge system. This system yields an exceptional amount of pages for both color and black-only text documents, and the cost-per-print is incredibly low overall. However, the WorkForce Pro produces much higher quality photos with much more accurate-looking colors, and it has an automatic document feeder that can perform duplex scanning. 

Brother MFC-J4335DW

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 and the Brother MFC-J4335DW are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the Epson is better suited for scanning or photo printing tasks, and the Brother is better for printing black-only text documents. The Epson produces higher-quality photos with more accurate looking colors. It also has an automatic document feeder that can perform duplex scanning, which the Brother can't perform. Alternatively, the Brother has a significantly lower cost-per-print overall and excellent page yields for both black and color documents, and it takes less time to warm up and produce the first page of a document. 

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are similar all-in-one inkjet printers designed for home or small office use, but the Epson performs much better overall. The Epson has better black page yields and a lower cost-per-print for black-only documents. It also has better scanning features, including an automatic document feeder that can perform duplex scanning, and it can fax. On the other hand, the HP has slightly better page yields for color documents and a slightly faster print speed for photos.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the Epson is much better overall. It has an excellent cost-per-print for both color and black-only documents, and the design and build quality feel much better. The Epson also prints higher-quality photos with better color accuracy. On the other hand, the HP is much more compact than the Epson, so it'll fit in smaller spaces such as dorms. 

Epson EcoTank ET-2720

The Epson EcoTank ET-2720 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are all-in-one inkjet printers, but the EcoTank features a SuperTank cartridge system for outstanding page yields for both black and color documents and an incredibly low cost-per-print overall. Alternatively, the WorkForce Pro produces much higher quality photos with much more accurate-looking colors. It also has many more scanning features including an automatic document feeder that can perform duplex scanning. 

Canon PIXMA G7020

The Canon PIXMA G7020 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the Canon features a SuperTank cartridge system, which results in outstanding page yields for both black and color documents and an incredibly low cost-per-print overall. Conversely, the Epson has a significantly faster print speed. It also has better scanning features, since its automatic document feeder can perform duplex scanning. 

Epson EcoTank ET-4760

The Epson EcoTank ET-4760 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the EcoTank has a SuperTank cartridge system, which allows for outstanding page yields for both black and color documents and an incredibly low cost-per-print overall. On the other hand, the WorkForce has better scanning features, a touchscreen display, and it prints much higher quality photos with much more accurate-looking colors. 

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 is a better office printer than the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830. The HP has an exceptionally low cost-per-print and a much higher page yield for both black and color documents, and it prints photos and color documents faster. However, the Epson has better photo quality, and its colors are more accurate-looking.

Epson WorkForce WF-2860

The Epson WorkForce WF-2860 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are both all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the WF-4830 is a better printer overall. The WF-4830 has better page yields and a better cost-per-print for both black and color documents. It prints faster, and it produces somewhat better-looking photos with more accurate-looking colors. Its automatic document feeder can duplex scan, and it can print directly from flash drives.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3720

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is better than the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3720. The WF-4830 feels better built, it can perform duplex scanning, photos come out at a higher quality, and it also has two paper trays instead of just one. On the other hand, the WF-3720 takes less time to warm up and produce the first page, and it has a higher page yield for color documents.

Epson Expression Premium XP-7100

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is a much better printer overall compared to the Epson Expression Premium XP-7100. The WorkForce feels better built, can fax, has better page yields at a far better cost-per-print, prints much faster, and produces significantly more accurate colors. However, the Expression can print directly from SD cards.

Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850

The Epson EcoTank Pro ET-5850 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the EcoTank performs better overall. It uses a SuperTank cartridge system, which results in outstanding page yields for both black and color documents and an incredibly low cost-per-print overall. It also has a faster print speed, and it produces higher quality photos with more accurate-looking colors. On the other hand, the WorkForce has a better build quality, and its touchscreen display is more responsive. Both printers have exceptional scanning features, and both have automatic document feeders that can perform duplex scanning. 

Brother MFC-J6945DW

The Brother MFC-J6945DW and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the Brother performs better for printing black-only text documents, while the Epson is better for photo printing. The Brother has incredible page yields for both black and color documents, and an exceptionally low cost-per-print overall. It also has a larger flatbed scanner than the Epson. On the other hand, the Epson produces higher quality photos with more accurate-looking colors, and it has a slightly faster print speed for photos and text documents. 

Canon PIXMA TS9520

The Canon PIXMA TS9520 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are similar all-in-one inkjet printers, but the Epson performs better overall. It feels better built, and it has higher page yields for black-only documents and a lower cost-per-print for black only text documents. It also produces more accurate-looking colors. The scanning features are fantastic thanks to its automatic document feeder that can perform duplex scanning, and the Epson has faxing capabilities. Conversely, the Canon has a higher color page yield and a lower cost-per-print for color documents and photos, and it produces much higher quality photos. 

HP ENVY Photo 7855

The HP ENVY Photo 7855 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the HP is better for printing photos, while the Epson is better suited for a variety of tasks. The HP prints excellent, much better-looking photos with vivid reds, high contrast, and significantly more accurate-looking colors, and it can print via Bluetooth and directly from SD cards. On the other hand, the Epson has higher page yields and a lower cost-per-print, it prints much faster overall, and its automatic document feeder can duplex scan.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 are both very good office printers; however, the HP is slightly better. It has a much higher page yield for both black and color documents and a lower cost-per-print overall, and it's a bit faster at printing color documents. However, the Epson has better color accuracy, better build quality, and its companion app is slightly better.

Epson EcoTank ET-4700

The Epson EcoTank ET-4700 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are both all-in-one inkjet printers. The EcoTank features a SuperTank cartridge system, so it has significantly better page yields for both black and color documents and a much lower cost-per-print overall. On the other hand, the WorkForce can perform automatic duplex scanning and faxing tasks, and it prints much higher-quality photos with more accurate-looking colors. 

Canon MAXIFY GX7020

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 and the Canon MAXIFY GX7020 are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the Canon performs better thanks to its SuperTank cartridge system. It has a substantially higher page yield for both black-only and color documents, an outstanding cost-per-print overall, and a much faster print speed for color documents and photos. On the other hand, the Epson produces higher quality photos with more accurate-looking colors. 

Epson WorkForce WF-2830

The Epson WorkForce WF-2830 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are both all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the WF-4830 is a significantly better printer overall. The WF-4830 has much better page yields and a much lower cost-per-print, it prints much faster, and it produces better-looking photos with much more accurate colors. It also has an automatic document feeder that can duplex scan. Additionally, it has an Ethernet port, and it can print directly from USB flash drives. On the other hand, the WF-2830 is more compact, and it doesn't need a lot of overhead clearance to use the scanner, so it's a good choice for tight spaces. 

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3730

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is better than the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3730. The WF-4830 has better scanner features since its automatic document feeder can perform duplex scanning. Also, it has a better color accuracy, photo printing quality, and a lower cost-per-print. However, the WF-3730 is quicker at printing photos, and it takes less time for its first page to come out.

Canon PIXMA TS6320

The Canon PIXMA TS6320 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the Epson performs better for black and white printing, while the Canon is better for photo printing. The Epson has a better page yield for black-only documents and lower cost-per-print for black-only documents, and it also has outstanding scanning features including an automatic document feeder that can perform duplex scanning. On the other hand, the Canon produces higher-quality photos, higher page yields for color documents, and it has a faster print speed for photos. 

Canon PIXMA TS8320

The Canon PIXMA TS8320 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the Epson performs better overall. It has better scanning features, including an automatic document feeder that can perform duplex scanning, and it can also fax. It has a higher black page yield, a lower cost-per-print for black-only text documents, and a better printing speed. On the other hand, the Canon produces higher quality photos, and it has a higher page yield and lower cost-per-print for color documents. 

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