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Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Review updated Nov 08, 2022 at 02:23 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Nov 08, 2022 at 02:23 pm
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The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is an all-in-one inkjet printer that uses a four-cartridge system with Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black ink. It has a scanner with an automatic document feeder, duplex scanning capability (two passes), and a built-in optical character recognition feature (OCR). Its connectivity options include Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet, and it supports Apple AirPrint, Mopria Print Service, and USB flash drives. This printer is sold as the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4833 or Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4834, depending on the retailer. There's a variant called the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4820, which performs similarly but has a smaller 35-sheet feeder and doesn't support duplex scanning. It also has a single 250-sheet input tray, whereas the WF-4830 has two, holding a total of 500 sheets of paper.

Our Verdict

N/A Family

The Epson WF-4830 is great for family use. It has a feature-rich scanner that produces high-quality scans, making it a good option for digitizing old family photos. It prints black and color documents well, and printed photos look detailed, albeit slightly grainy. Its black page yield is low, meaning you'll have to replace the cartridge often, but the cost-per-print remains low, thanks to the relatively inexpensive cartridge price. Its wide connectivity options include USB, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet, and it can print directly off a USB flash drive.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low cost-per-print.
  • Produces very detailed photos.
  • Prints reasonably accurate colors.
  • Wide connectivity options include support for USB flash drive.
Cons
  • Low black page yield.
  • Photos look grainy.
  • Slow color document printing speed.
N/A Small/Home Office

The Epson WF-4830 is good for use in a small or home office. It feels very well-built and has many scanning features, including an automatic document feeder that can perform duplex scanning. Additionally, it has wide connectivity options, like an Ethernet port and a USB port for printing directly from a USB key. It prints black documents quickly but is a little slow with color documents. Unfortunately, its black ink cartridge doesn't last long, so you'll have to replace it often.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low cost-per-print.
  • Automatic feeder with duplex scanning.
  • Large input tray capacity.
  • Prints black documents quickly.
Cons
  • Low black page yield.
  • Slow color document printing speed.
N/A Student

The Epson WF-4833 is great for students. It has wide connectivity options, including USB, Wi-Fi, and support for USB flash drives. The scanner has an ADF to process multi-page documents, and its lid hinges can extend to accommodate thick items like textbooks. It doesn't take long to warm up and get a page out, and although it's a little slow to print color documents, black documents come out quickly. It doesn't yield many black pages, but the cost-per-print remains low because the cartridge is relatively cheap.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low cost-per-print.
  • Wide connectivity options include support for USB flash drive.
  • Prints black documents quickly.
Cons
  • Low black page yield.
  • Slow color document printing speed.
N/A Black & White

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4833 is great for black and white printing. It prints high-quality black-only text documents and does so quickly at 19 pages per minute. However, its black page yield is low, meaning you'll have to replace the cartridge fairly often. That said, the cost for black-only printing remains low because the ink cartridge is cheap, and you can also get XL ink cartridges that'll last longer.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low cost-per-print.
  • Automatic feeder with duplex scanning.
  • Large input tray capacity.
  • Prints black documents quickly.
Cons
  • Low black page yield.
N/A Photo

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4833 is good for photo printing. Its cost-per-print for photos is low as the ink cartridges are fairly cheap, and it prints decently fast, taking less than a minute to produce a 4" x 6" photo. Its color range and accuracy are okay; good enough for casual photos but not for professional-level photography. Also, while it can print very fine details, printed photos look grainy with some banding present. It supports most paper sizes up to 8.5" x 11" and borderless printing.

Pros
  • Feels very well-built.
  • Low cost-per-print.
  • Produces very detailed photos.
  • Prints reasonably accurate colors.
Cons
  • Photos look grainy.
  • N/A Family
  • N/A Small/Home Office
  • N/A Student
  • N/A Black & White
  • N/A Photo
  1. Updated Nov 08, 2022: We've updated the review with more information regarding the variants in the Differences Between Variants box and added text to the Small Details box.
  2. Updated Aug 29, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  3. Updated Aug 22, 2022: We've retested the Epson iPrint mobile app. We mistakenly stated that you can print Microsoft Office files, Text files, and Webpages (HTML) on iOS and Android devices; you can only print these files from Android devices. The score remains unchanged.
  4. Updated Jul 04, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  5. Updated Apr 06, 2022: The 'Duplex Scanning' test now includes a more detailed result explaining the duplex scanning process. No text in the review has changed.
  6. Updated Feb 24, 2022: Fixed an error with the MSRP. Cost-per-print graph was updated.
  7. Updated Feb 14, 2022: Retested Color Accuracy test with new ink. Also, added extra information about how the ADF scans.
  8. Updated Jan 26, 2022: Reshot and updated the 'In Use Picture'.
  9. Updated Jan 05, 2022: Fixed error with Max Paper Weight test result.
  10. Updated Dec 14, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  11. Updated Oct 29, 2021: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  12. Updated Nov 13, 2020: Review published.
  13. Updated Nov 06, 2020: Early access published.
  14. Updated Nov 02, 2020: Our testers have started testing this product.
  15. Updated Oct 26, 2020: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  16. Updated Oct 14, 2020: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830. There's an Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4820 variant, which lacks duplex scanning capability and has smaller input capacities, as it only has one 250-sheet paper tray and a 35-page ADF, while the WF-4830 has two 250-sheet input trays and a 50-page ADF. There's also the Epson WF-4833 and the Epson WF-4834, which are Walmart-exclusive models and identical to the WF-4830.

Model Input Capacity ADF capacity Select Retailer
WorkForce Pro WF-4830 500 50 -
WorkForce Pro WF-4820 250 35 -
WorkForce Pro WF-4833 500 50 Walmart US
WorkForce Pro WF-4834 500 50 Walmart Canada

You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Printers

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is a good all-in-one inkjet printer with a feature-rich scanner and wide connectivity options. However, its black page yield is a little low, especially for a printer in its price range, and while it produces great quality documents, it isn't as good as some cheaper printers.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best home printers, the best office printers, and the best inkjet printers.

Brother MFC-J4335DW

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 and the Brother MFC-J4335DW are both all-in-one inkjet printers. The Brother is better overall as it produces higher-quality documents and scans, and its cost-per-print is much lower due to its significantly better page yields. However, the Epson has more features, like duplex scanning, a larger input tray capacity, and support for USB flash drives.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7840

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7840 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are very similar all-in-one inkjet printers. The main difference is that the WF-7840's cartridge system has a higher page yield for color documents, and its flatbed scanner is bigger, supporting up to 11" x 17" sheets. 

HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9025e is better than the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 for most uses. The HP produces higher-quality black and color documents, and its cartridges yield significantly more prints, making its cost-per-print much lower. The HP can scan double-sided sheets in a single pass, whereas the Epson can only do it in two passes. However, the HP has slower scan speed, and its scan quality is much worse than the Epson's.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e [8022e, 8028e, 8035e]

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is better than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e for most uses. The Epson has better black page yields and a lower cost-per-print for black-only documents. It also has a better scanner that produces higher-quality scans, processes sheets faster, and can perform duplex scanning. The HP produces better quality black and color documents but doesn't print as quickly as the Epson.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-3820 are very similar overall. The main difference is that the WF-4830 can automatically scan double-sided sheets, which the WF-3820 can't do, and it produces better-quality scans. The WF-4830 also has a larger input tray capacity so you don't need to refill it as often.

Brother MFC-J6945DW

The Brother MFC-J6945DW and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 are both all-in-one inkjet printers. The Brother has much better page yields for both black and color documents, resulting in a significantly lower cost-per-print. However, the Epson produces better-quality scans and prints sharper-looking documents. The Epson is also a little better for photo printing as it has better color accuracy and is able to produce finer details.

Epson Expression Premium XP-7100

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is a better printer overall compared to the Epson Expression Premium XP-7100. The WorkForce WF-4830 feels better built, can fax, has better page yields at a better cost-per-print, and prints much faster. The WF-4830 produces higher-quality documents, but it isn't as good for photos as it has a narrower color range.

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. The Brother produces better quality scans, but it scans much slower, and unlike the Epson, it doesn't support duplex scanning. The Epson also prints faster and has a much larger input tray capacity.

Epson WorkForce WF-2850

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 performs better than the Epson WorkForce WF-2850. While it's much bulkier, the WF-4830 has a dedicated paper cassette, so your paper won't collect dust and debris like it does on the WF-2850. The WF-4830 has more office features, like automatic duplex scanning, faster printing speed, and Ethernet connectivity. It also has a higher page yield, resulting in a lower cost-per-print, and produces better quality scans and prints sharper-looking documents. The WF-4830 has better color accuracy, but its color range isn't as wide as the WF-2850.

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Test Results

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Build Quality
Type All in One

The Epson WorkForce WF-4830's build quality is excellent. It has a sturdy-feeling plastic body, with two paper trays to accommodate different paper sizes and easy access to paper jams and ink cartridges. The scanner lid stays fully open on its own, meaning you don't have to hold it, and its hinges extend to accommodate thicker items on the scanning bed, like textbooks and magazines.

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Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
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Drum Unit
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Like most inkjet printers, the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4833 requires some maintenance as the printheads can clog if you don't use it for a long time. There are a few maintenance functions built-in to help resolve this issue, like head cleaning, nozzle check, and head alignment. You'll have to replace the ink cartridges fairly often as they have low page yields, though you can get XL cartridges that'll last longer. The printer needs to be on to change the cartridges, but the process is easy, and the printer will let you know if you installed them properly. You can access the sheet rollers via a panel on the back to remove paper jams. The two input trays hold a total of 500 sheets of paper, so you won't have to refill them all that often. You can see the user's manual here. There's a removable maintenance box that stores ink flushed during the printhead cleaning at the right rear corner of the printer, which you need to replace when it's full.

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Display Screen
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Display Screen Size
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The display is excellent. It's responsive, and the settings menu is user-friendly. Visibility is good whether you're sitting or standing, and you can also tilt the panel to make it easier to see. However, it's much harder to see from the sides.

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Cartridge
Technology Inkjet
SuperTank
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Photo Cartridge
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Color Yes
Number Of Color Cartridges
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Black Cartridge Model
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Tested Black Page Yield
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Color Cartridge Model
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Third Party Cartridge
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Ink Type
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High Yield Cartridge
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The cartridge system is only alright. The black cartridge runs out quickly; however, the color cartridge's yield is good, meaning you won't have to replace them as often unless you print a lot. 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 it's out of black ink. There are high-capacity Epson T822XL cartridges available if you want to increase the yield, which might be cheaper in the long run and more environmentally friendly.

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Scanner Features
Scanner
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ADF Capacity
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Scan Speed
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Duplex Scanning
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Max Flatbed Scan Size
Locked
Max ADF Scan Size
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Flatbed Hinge Adjustability
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Fax
Locked
Copy
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OCR Included
Locked

The Epson WF-4833 has a feature-rich scanner. Its automatic document feeder can perform duplex scanning, making the task of scanning long, two-sided documents hassle-free. To scan double-sided sheets, the printer does two passes. The flatbed scanner lid stays fully open on its own, so you don't need to hold it, and its lid hinges extend to accommodate thicker items, like a textbook or thick document. The Epson WF-4820 variant also has an ADF but doesn't support duplex scanning, and its feeder can only hold 35 sheets. Its built-in OCR (Optical Character Recognition) lets you scan documents and save them as a PDF so that you can perform quick keyword searches, though it makes frequent mistakes. If you need a larger flatbed scanner, check out the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7840.

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Scan Quality
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The scan quality is great. Scanned documents look clear with very little noise; however, colors look lighter than the originals, and fine details, like the lines in the graphs, look pale. The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4820 variant will perform similarly.

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

Design
Battery
Advertised Battery Life
N/A
Tested Charging Time
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Document
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Document
Black & White Documents
Color Ink Needed For Black & White
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Black and white documents look great. Text looks very sharp, but there's a lot of grain in the colored areas, and you can clearly see the halftoning (dots) in the 'Sample' text. The printer uses some blue ink to print black and white documents if you select the 'Black and White' option in the print settings, as you can see a light blue tint in this image.

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Document
Color Documents

The Epson WF-4833 prints color documents well. Although the colors look a little pale, and there's some coloring in the grays, the documents look clear, with lots of fine details.

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Ink Subscription
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The cost-per-print is great. The overall maintenance cost remains relatively low over time, but color printing can get expensive if you print a lot.

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Printing Speed
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Black Only Text Document
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Single Page Out Time (Black Only)
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Duplex Printing
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The Epson WorkForce WF-4834 prints black documents quickly, but it's slow to print color documents. Its photo printing speed is decent and about the same as most inkjet printers. There are two input trays; each tray holds 250 sheets of paper. The Epson WF-4820 variant has only one 250-sheet input tray.

Document
Document Printing Sizes
Letter (8.5" x 11") Locked
Legal (8.5" x 14") Locked
Tabloid (11" x 17") Locked
A6 (105mm x 148mm) Locked
A5 (148mm x 210mm) Locked
A4 (210mm x 297mm) Locked
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If you want a printer-only unit that performs similarly but can print on sheets as large as 13" x 19" A3+ format, check out the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310.

Photo
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Color Gamut

The Epson WorkForce WF-4833 has an okay color gamut. Except for greens, it prints most bright, saturated colors well. However, it struggles with dark blues and greens, as well as light blues and pinks. Unfortunately, there's a lot of grain and banding when transitioning from one color to another. The Epson WF-4820 variant will perform similarly.

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Color Accuracy
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The color accuracy is okay. It's 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. It especially struggles with blue tones.

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Small Details
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This printer is outstanding at producing fine details. You can clearly see the Tokyo Tower's structure in the sample photo, even the individual metal bars at the top. However, the use of halftones (dots) to produce the different shades and colors is visible and affects the overall print quality.

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Photo Printing Sizes
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Borderless Printing
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Mobile App And Connectivity
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Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
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USB Input To Computer
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Bluetooth
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Wireless Yes
Wi-Fi via Router
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Wi-Fi Direct
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External Storage Support
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Apple AirPrint
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Mopria Print Service
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The Epson WF-4833 can print directly off a USB flash drive. The USB port is on the front left side of the printer.

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Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App
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App Name Locked
iOS Locked
Android Locked
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
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PDF
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Microsoft Office Files
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Text Files (TXT)
Locked
Webpages (HTML)
Locked

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. This printer is also compatible with Epson's Smart Panel app, which provides easier access to functions like ID Scan and Preset Scan. However, it can't convert Text, HTML, and Office files, which the Epson iPrint app can do.

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