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Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Review updated Nov 01, 2023 at 03:39 pm
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 Picture
8.0
Family
7.8
Small/Home Office
8.4
Student
8.1
Black & White
7.9
Photo

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is an all-in-one inkjet printer. It uses a four-cartridge system with Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black ink, and it's compatible with Epson's T822 and T822XL ink cartridges. It has Wi-Fi, USB, and Ethernet connectivity, and it can print directly off a USB flash drive. Scanner features include an automatic document feeder, fax functionality, automatic duplex scanning, and optical character recognition (OCR).

This printer has a variant, the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4820. It performs identically to the WF-4830; however, it has a smaller 35-sheet document feeder and a single 250-sheet input tray, and it doesn't support duplex scanning. The WF-4830 is available at Walmart as the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4833 in the US and Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4834 in Canada.

Our Verdict

8.0 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, as replacement cartridges are inexpensive. 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.
7.8 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 a wide range of 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.
8.4 Student

The Epson WF-4833 is great for students. It has a wide range of 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.
8.1 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.
7.9 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.
  • 8.0 Family
  • 7.8 Small/Home Office
  • 8.4 Student
  • 8.1 Black & White
  • 7.9 Photo
  1. Updated Nov 01, 2023: We've updated the review to improve clarity and readability.
  2. Updated Oct 25, 2023: Added mention of the HP Smart Tank 5101 as an alternative with a better page yield in the Cartridge section.
  3. 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.
  4. Updated Aug 29, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  5. 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.
  6. Updated Jul 04, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  7. 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.
  8. Updated Feb 24, 2022: Fixed an error with the MSRP. Cost-per-print graph was updated.
  9. Updated Feb 14, 2022: Retested Color Accuracy test with new ink. Also, added extra information about how the ADF scans.
  10. Updated Jan 26, 2022: Reshot and updated the 'In Use Picture'.
  11. Updated Jan 05, 2022: Fixed error with Max Paper Weight test result.
  12. Updated Dec 14, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  13. Updated Oct 29, 2021: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  14. Updated Nov 13, 2020: Review published.
  15. Updated Nov 06, 2020: Early access published.
  16. Updated Nov 02, 2020: Our testers have started testing this product.
  17. Updated Oct 26, 2020: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  18. Updated Oct 14, 2020: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830. This printer has a few variants; you can see them in the table below.

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 a wide range of 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.

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-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 8135e/8139e

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is better in practically every way than the HP OfficeJet Pro 8135e/8139e, though it is a bulkier appliance. The Epson feels more robust, is easier to maintain, and has a less clunky interface and a scanner that can automatically process two-sided pages.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

perceptual testing image
Design
8.5
Design
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.

Design
Dimensions
Height 12.9" (32.8 cm)
Width 16.7" (42.5 cm)
Depth 15.2" (38.5 cm)
Height When In Use
14.2" (36.0 cm)
Width When In Use
16.7" (42.5 cm)
Depth When In Use
16.5" (42.0 cm)
Weight
26.9 lbs (12.2 kg)
7.0
Design
Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
Expected
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

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.

8.5
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
4.3" (11.0 cm)
Touchscreen Yes

The display is excellent. It's responsive, and the interface is user-friendly. Visibility is good from above and below, but it's much harder to see from the sides. You can tilt the panel upwards to make it easier to see when standing above the printer, though the tilt range is limited.

6.5
Design
Cartridge
Technology Inkjet
SuperTank
No
Photo Cartridge
No
Color Yes
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
Not Found At Time Of The Review
Ink Type
Pigment
High Yield Cartridge
Yes

The cartridge system is okay. The black cartridge runs out quickly; however, the color cartridge's yield is good. 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 one is empty. You also 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. If you want a printer that yields more prints, check out the HP Smart Tank 5101.

9.2
Design
Scanner Features
Scanner
ADF + Flatbed
ADF Capacity
50 pages
Scan Speed
18 PPM
Duplex Scanning
Automatic (Dual-Pass)
Max Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Max ADF Scan Size
8.5" x 14"
Flatbed Hinge Adjustability
0.51" (13 mm)
Fax
Yes
Copy
Yes
OCR Included
Built-in

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. If you need a larger flatbed scanner, check out the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7840.

The built-in OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature lets you scan and save documents as searchable PDFs, but it makes frequent mistakes.

8.0
Design
Scan Quality
Max Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Max Scan Color Depth
24Bit

The scan quality is great. Scanned documents look clear with very little noise; however, colors look lighter than the originals, and fine details are sometimes faint or completely absent.

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
N/A
Document
8.0
Document
Black & White Documents
Color Ink Needed For Black & White
Yes

Black and white documents look great. Text looks very sharp; however, there's a lot of grain in the colored areas, and the halftones (dots) are very visible in some places. The printer uses some blue ink to print black-and-white documents if you select the 'Black-and-White' option in the print settings. You can see in this image that there's a light blue tint.

8.0
Document
Color Documents

The Epson WF-4833 prints color documents well. Text and fine elements look clear; however, the colors are a little washed out, and there's some coloring in the grays.

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

The cost-per-print is great. Although you have to replace the ink cartridges relatively often, they aren't overly expensive, so your maintenance cost will remain relatively low over time.

8.1
Document
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
19 PPM
Color Document
8 PPM
Photo Printing Time
57.0 s
Single Page Out Time (Black Only)
8.1 s
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
500 pages

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 only has one 250-sheet input tray.

Document
Document Printing Sizes
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
Max Paper Weight
256 g/mยฒ
Photo
6.5
Photo
Color Gamut

The Epson WorkForce WF-4833 has an okay color gamut. Except for greens, it reproduces bright, saturated colors fairly well. However, it struggles with dark blues and greens, as well as light blues and pinks. Unfortunately, color transitions look very grainy.

6.7
Photo
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
6.63

The color accuracy is okay. It's good enough for a splash of color on a report or to print out family photos, but it isn't ideal for professional work that requires near-perfect accuracy. Blues and yellows are the most inaccurate, and skin tones look overly warm.

9.0
Photo
Small Details
Max Print Resolution (DPI)
4800 x 2400

This printer reproduces small details remarkably well. Fine elements and distant objects are easily identifiable. The only complaint is that the halftones (dots) are very prominent and soften the edges of objects.

9.5
Photo
Photo Printing Sizes
Glossy Paper (4" x 6") Yes
Glossy Paper (5" x 7") Yes
Glossy Paper (8" x 10") Yes
Glossy Paper (8.5" x 11") Yes
Glossy Paper (13" x 19") No
Borderless Printing
Yes
Mobile App And Connectivity
9.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
Yes
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Wireless Yes
Bluetooth
No
Wi-Fi via Router
Yes
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
External Storage Support
Yes
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes

The Epson WF-4833 can print directly off a USB flash drive. The USB port is on the front left side of the printer.

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

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 access to functions like ID Scan and Preset Scan. However, it can't convert text files, Word documents, and webpages, which the Epson iPrint app can do on the Android version. On iPhones and iPads, you can print these files from whichever app you use to view them.

Mobile App And Connectivity
OS Compatibility
Windows Fully
macOS Fully
Chrome OS Fully

You don't need to install drivers on Chrome OS and macOS devices to use the printer, but you do on Windows devices. You can download the drivers here.