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Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed Feb 02, 2022 at 11:58 am
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 Picture
6.2
Family
5.7
Small/Home Office
6.1
Student
6.8
Black & White
7.7
Photo
Type Printer Only
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 is a printer-only model that can print up to 13" x 19"–size sheets. It feels remarkably sturdy and well built, and it's easy to access potential paper jams and replaceable components like the maintenance box and ink cartridges. It prints black text documents impressively quickly and produces great-quality photos with good detail and decently accurate, vibrant colors. It has a satisfactory color gamut, although there's some noise in color gradients, and blacks have a reddish tone. Unfortunately, its page yields are inadequate, especially for a large-format printer, meaning you'll need to replace the cartridges frequently. Additionally, its cost-per-print is fairly high, and it's especially bad if you mostly print in color. It's also much slower when printing color documents or photos.

Our Verdict

6.2 Family

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 is mediocre for family use. Its black-only cost-per-print is bit high, and it's even more expensive when printing in color, so you can expect to pay quite a bit for ink over time if you print essays or projects often. It also doesn't have a scanner, so you can't digitize cherished photos or important documents. On the bright side, it prints detailed, great-quality photos, and it produces vibrant colors with decent accuracy.

Pros
  • Great-quality photos with vibrant colors.
  • Decent color accuracy.
  • Superb mobile companion app.
Cons
  • Mediocre cost-per-print for black prints.
  • No scanning features.
  • Can't print directly from external storage.
5.7 Small/Home Office

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 is a sub-par printer for small or home offices. It has an awful black page yield, meaning you'll often have to replace the black cartridge if you print lots of long documents and spreadsheets. It also doesn't have any scanning features, so you'll need a dedicated scanner to digitize documents. On the bright side, it can print on large 13" x 19" sheets using its rear feeder, while its two input trays support up to 500 wide-format 11" x 17" sheets, helping minimize paper refills. It prints impressively quickly and gets single-page prints out in a decently short time, and you can connect it to your network to print via Wi-Fi or Ethernet.

Pros
  • Great overall printing speed.
  • Supports up to 13" x 17" sheets.
Cons
  • Awful black page yield.
  • Mediocre cost-per-print for black prints.
  • No scanning features.
  • Cartridge replacement procedure requires multiple steps.
6.1 Student

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 is not bad for student use, but it isn't the best option. The cost-per-print for black pages is a bit high, and it's especially bad for color documents. This makes it expensive to maintain in the long term. It also doesn't have a scanner, so you can't easily digitize notes. The connectivity options are great, but it can't print directly from external storage or via Bluetooth, which may be inconvenient for you depending on your needs. On the bright side, it gets short print jobs out decently quickly, so you won't have to wait, and it supports up to 13" x 19" sheets if you need to print wide-format media.

Pros
  • Decently quick to print out short documents.
  • Supports Wi-Fi Direct and printing via Wi-Fi networks.
Cons
  • Awful black page yield.
  • Mediocre cost-per-print for black prints.
  • No scanning features.
  • Can't print directly from external storage or via Bluetooth.
6.8 Black & White

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 is alright for black & white printing. It prints impressively quickly, so you won't have to wait around too long for even the longest print jobs, and it gets single-page documents out in a decently short time. It feels outstandingly well built and sturdy, and it has plenty of maintenance tasks to keep the printheads in good shape. The page yield is awful, but fortunately, it's compatible with higher-yield XL and XXL cartridges.

Pros
  • Prints impressively quickly.
  • Decently quick to print out short documents.
  • Compatible with XL and XXL cartridges.
Cons
  • Awful black page yield.
  • Mediocre cost-per-print for black prints.
  • No scanning features.
7.7 Photo

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 is good for photo printing as it produces great-quality photos with lots of detail and vibrant colors. Its color accuracy and color gamut are decent overall, more than enough for casual photo prints, though there's a reddish tone to deep blacks and some grain in gradients. It supports formats from 3.5" x 5" to 13" x 17", and supports borderless printing up to 11" x 17" sheets. However, the cost-per-print for photos is high, so you'll likely pay lots over time, especially if you print large-format color photos.

Pros
  • Great-quality photos with vibrant colors.
  • Decent color accuracy.
  • Supports up to 13" x 17" sheets and borderless printing up to 11" x 17".
Cons
  • Noticeable grain in photos, and bright areas are too bright.
  • Disappointingly high photo cost-per-print.
  • 6.2 Family
  • 5.7 Small/Home Office
  • 6.1 Student
  • 6.8 Black & White
  • 7.7 Photo
  1. Updated May 03, 2022: Initially, the color cartridge price was the 4-pack price (CMYK) instead of the 3-pack price (just CMYK). We updated the review with the right price and reran the Cost-Per-Print calculations to reflect the change.
  2. Updated Feb 02, 2022: Review published.
  3. Updated Jan 27, 2022: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
9.0
Design
Build Quality

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310's build quality is outstanding. It's a large printer made of a very sturdy-feeling plastic, with feet that help keep the printer body stable. There's easy access to potential paper jams via a removable panel at the rear of the printer, while the maintenance box, which collects extra ink used during printing and maintenance, is easily accessible inside the printer body. The printer lid for accessing the internal components stays open on its own and closes slowly if let go while closing, thanks to a lid dampener. Additionally, the output tray is motorized and automatically slides out when receiving a print job, but since it doesn't slide out the entire way, you need to manually pull it out more for larger print jobs.

Design
Dimensions
Height 11.7" (29.6 cm)
Width 20.2" (51.3 cm)
Depth 15.7" (39.8 cm)
Height When In Use
17.1" (43.5 cm)
Width When In Use
20.2" (51.3 cm)
Depth When In Use
35.4" (89.8 cm)
Weight
29.5 lbs (13.4 kg)
7.0
Design
Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
Expected
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The Epson WF-7310 requires typical inkjet printer maintenance. Like all inkjet printers, there's a risk of clogging the printheads if the printer is left unused for months. However, there's an extensive list of built-in maintenance tasks, including printhead nozzle check, printhead cleaning, and printhead alignment, which helps keep the printheads in working order. There's also an ink cartridge replacement routine, paper jam removal help, as well as paper guide cleaning, which cleans the paper feeders. Additionally, you can easily access the sheet roller for maintenance via the rear panel.

Because the WF-7310's black cartridge yields a very low number of pages before running out, you'll need to replace it frequently if you print in black often. This can be tedious as you not only need to turn the printer on, but you also have to go into the settings and set the printer to cartridge change mode before the printer lets you replace the cartridges. Fortunately, you at least won't need to refill the paper as often since it has two separate paper cassettes with a combined 500-sheet capacity.

7.0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
2.4" (6.1 cm)
Touchscreen No

The Epson WF-7310 has a decent display screen. Its interface is easy to navigate, letting you easily perform print and scan tasks and adjust the settings. However, the printer might not register your actions if you press the buttons too quickly. You can easily see the screen's contents when either standing or sitting, but you have to stand right in front of it to see properly since visibility is worse when looking at it from the sides. You can also adjust the display tilt by tilting the entire control panel it's built into.

5.9
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
3
Black Cartridge Model
Epson 812 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
9 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
171 prints
Color Cartridge Model
Epson 812 C/M/Y
Tested Color Page Yield
10 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
212 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Purchased One Worked
Ink Type
Pigment
High Yield Cartridge
Yes

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 has a middling cartridge system. The printer yields an awful number of black pages, meaning you'll have to replace the black cartridge often if you print frequently in monochrome. The color page yield is decent, but you'll likely need to replace the color cartridges just as often if you intend to frequently use the printer for large-format color prints. There are high-capacity 812XL black, cyan, magenta, and yellow cartridges available, rated to yield 1,100 black pages and 1,100 color pages before running out. There's also an extra high-capacity 812XXL black cartridge available that's rated at 2,200 black pages. The printer requires you to turn the printer on and select the "Ink Cartridge(s) Replacement" option in the Settings menu when replacing the ink cartridges. Otherwise, the printer asks you to close the lid if you open it without first selecting the proper options, which can be tedious.

During our tests, this printer didn't properly recognize our magenta third-party cartridge even though our other cartridges worked fine. However, we could print properly after placing the original initial magenta cartridge back in. Epson's official webpage states that they continuously issue firmware updates which might cause once-functioning third-party ink cartridges to stop working. Using third-party supplies could void your warranty.

0
Design
Scanner Features
Scanner
No
Scan Flatbed
No
Flatbed Extendable Hinges
N/A
Automatic Document Feeder
No
ADF Capacity
N/A
Scan Speed
N/A
Duplex Scanning
No
Flatbed Scan Size
N/A
Fax
No
Copy
No
OCR Included
No Scanner

The Epson WF-7310 doesn't have a scanner. If you want a similarly-priced printer with a flatbed scanner and an ADF, check out the Brother MFC-J4535DW.

0
Design
Scanning Resolution And Color Depth
Max Scan Resolution
N/A
Max Scan Color Depth
N/A
Design
Printing Size
Letter (8.5" x 11") Yes
Legal (8.5" x 14") Yes
Tabloid (11" x 17") Yes
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
Photo (8" x 10") Yes
Max Paper Weight
256 g/m²

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310's upper paper tray supports a wide variety of paper sizes, from 3.5" x 5" up to 11" x 17" sheets, as well as various media types, including plain paper, photo paper, and even cardstock. However, its lower paper tray only supports plain paper, from 7.2" x 10.1" up to 11" x 17" size. If you want to print on large-size 13" x 19" A3+ paper, you need to use the rear feeder, which can hold only one sheet at a time.

Design
In The Box

  • Start Here guide
  • Detachable power cord
  • CD-ROM with driver and software setup
  • French stickers (Canadian model only)
  • DURABrite Ultra Ink initial cartridges:
    • 1x black
    • 1x cyan
    • 1x magenta
    • 1x yellow

Design
Battery
Advertised Battery Life
N/A
Tested Charging Time
N/A
Document
6.7
Document
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
19.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
38.95 US$
Black Only Printing
0.117 US$/print
Color Printing
0.184 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.487 US$/print
Ink Subscription
No

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 has an okay cost-per-print overall. The cartridges are relatively inexpensive, but you need to replace them frequently because the printer yields a sub-par number of pages before the cartridges run out of ink. It's a bit better for black-only printing than it is for color printing, so you'll likely be paying lots in upkeep costs if you intend to print large-format color documents.

8.0
Document
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
23 PPM
Color Document
8 PPM
Photo Printing Time
61.0 s
Single Page Out Time (Black Only)
12.1 s
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
501 pages

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 has great printing speeds overall. It prints black-only text documents impressively quickly, so you can get longer reports and spreadsheets out without having to wait. However, color documents and photos are much slower to print by comparison. Additionally, expect double-sided documents to take noticeably longer, even if you're only printing in black and white. On the bright side, the WF-7310 doesn't take too long to get one-page documents out, so it's a decent choice if you frequently queue short print jobs.

The two front input trays hold 250 pages each for a total of 500 pages, while the rear feeder can hold only a single sheet of paper.

Document
Document Sample
Color Ink Needed for Black & White
Yes

The Epson WF-7310 lets you print temporarily in black and white if one color cartridge runs out. If you try to "replace" the empty color cartridge by removing it and immediately placing that same empty cartridge back inside, the printer will no longer let you print at all. On the flip side, you can't print anything if the black cartridge is empty.

Photo
8.0
Photo
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

The Epson WF-7310 prints very good-quality photos with a good amount of detail and vibrant colors. However, it tends to blow out highlights, so bright sections of photos look brighter than they're meant to, and fine details within can get lost. There's also quite a bit of grain that gives the effect of blurriness, especially if you view the photo up close, but it, fortunately, isn't noticeable from afar. We base these results on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not represent the printer's photo print quality.

The WF-7310 supports borderless printing for up to 11" x 17"–size sheets.

7.0
Photo
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
6.13

The Epson WF-7310 produces decently accurate colors. It has a difficult time reproducing blues accurately, but most colors look only slightly different than the way they're meant to appear. The WF-7310 prints casual photos just fine, but it isn't suited for color-critical work like professional-grade prints or reproductions.

7.0
Photo
Color Gamut

The Epson WF-7310 has a decent color gamut overall. The telltale zig-zag line is visible across most of the photo, but there's a lot of grain in the transition between colors which adds a noticeable amount of noise. While the transition to white near the top is well-identified, the transition to black near the bottom gains a reddish tone, and the blacks extend a little too far up into the greens and yellows. This means you'll likely notice imperfect transitions in bright-to-dark gradients.

Mobile App And Connectivity
8.0
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
No
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes
10
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App
Mobile App Yes
App Name Epson Smart Panel
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Yes (Android and iOS)
PDF
Yes (Android and iOS)
Microsoft Office Files
Yes (Android Only)
Text Files (TXT)
Yes (Android Only)
Webpages (HTML)
Yes (Android and iOS)

The Epson WF-7310 is compatible with the superb Epson Smart Panel app. You can use it to print photos and documents, print or upload scanned media, perform maintenance tasks, and monitor ink levels. You can also access Class to print assignments or scan documents from Google Classroom, and there's easy access to the Epson Creative Print app and Epson Gallery website for artistic prints or printing on different media formats. Although you can't print Word documents or text files directly from the app on iOS, you can still do so via Apple AirPrint.

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

The Epson WF-7310 is compatible with all commonly-used desktop operating systems. On Windows, you need to install the printer drivers, but you don't need an app to use all the printer's features. On macOS and Chrome OS, you don't need to install any apps or drivers. On macOS, you can use AirPrint, and on Chrome OS, you can just print directly.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 in black. There are no other variants available. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Printers

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 is designed for small or home offices, but it isn't great for that use. The cartridge system is sub-par, and its cost-per-print is disappointingly high compared to other wide-format printers we've tested. However, compared to them, it prints faster and produces great-quality photos. Additionally, it supports borderless printing for up to 11" x 17"–size sheets, and it can also print on media as large as 13" x 19".

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best 11x17 printers, the best office printers, and the best photo printers.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7840

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 is a print-only unit, while the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7840 is an all-in-one model. Both printers can print up to 13" x 19" sheets, with borderless printing support for up to 11" x 17" sheets. The WF-7840 is a better printer overall thanks to its much better page yields and significantly cheaper cost-per-print, and it can print directly from USB flash drives. Also, it has a flatbed scanner and duplex-scanning ADF to easily digitize different types of media. On the other hand, the WF-7310 prints documents faster, and it's better for photo printing as it produces much better-detailed photos.

Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830

The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4830 is an all-in-one model better suited for printing standard, Letter-size sheets, while the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 is a print-only unit that can print on sheets as large as 13" x 19". The WF-4830 is a much better printer overall, with a higher black page yield, a significantly cheaper cost-per-print, and support for printing directly from USB flash drives. You can also use it to digitize different types of media with its flatbed scanner and fast duplex-scanning ADF. On the other hand, the WF-7310 prints much better-looking photos, it has a wider color gamut, and it feels more solid and well built.

Canon MAXIFY GX7020

The Canon MAXIFY GX7020 is an all-in-one printer model that uses a supertank ink system, whereas the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 is a print-only unit that can print up to 13" x 19"–format sheets. The Canon is a significantly better printer overall, with far superior page yields and a substantially cheaper cost-per-print, and it's much faster to get out short print jobs. Also, it has a flatbed scanner, and its duplex-scanning ADF is quick to digitize double-sided work documents. Also, it has built-in fax and can print directly from USB flash drives. On the other hand, the Epson prints much better-looking photos, prints black text documents faster, and feels better built.

HP PageWide Pro 577dw

The HP PageWide Pro 577dw is an all-in-one model that uses PageWide technology to print like a laser printer, whereas the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 is a print-only unit that supports wide-format sheets. The HP is a better printer overall thanks to its far superior page yields, significantly cheaper cost-per-print, and far faster overall print speeds. Additionally, you can use its duplex-scanning ADF and flatbed to make quick work of digitizing various media types, and you can print directly from USB flash drives. The Epson supports up to 13" x 19"–format sheets, supports borderless printing, and prints much better-looking photos.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-7310 are both printer-only models that support up to 13" x 19" sheets. The Epson is a better printer for small or home offices thanks to its substantially faster printing speeds, allowing it to print even the longest documents without having to wait long. On the other hand, the Canon is far better for photo printing, as it produces much better-detailed photos and significantly more accurate colors, and its color gamut is far wider, able to precisely reproduce a greater number of colors. It also has a much better color page yield, allowing you to go longer periods without replacing the cartridges.

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