updated 10:50 am EDT, Tue May 12, 2009
Epson WorkForce 310
Epson has added to its WorkForce line of business inkjet printers with a new model aimed at small businesses. The WorkForce 310 incorporates fax, copy and scanning functions, as well as built-in Ethernet connectivity. The unit is said to print up to twice as fast as competing models, at 16ppm in black and 5.6ppm in color, judging by the new ISO/IEC 24734 standard. The standard is aimed at providing a consistent benchmark for comparing the speed of models from different manufacturers.
The printer holds two black cartridges, as well as individual cartridges for each color. The 310 also features a 30-sheet document feeder with support for double-sided printing, though paper must be flipped manually. The Ethernet port allows connection to a router for the sake of device sharing.
The WorkForce 310 is set to cost $150, but can currently only be pre-ordered through Amazon, Best Buy and Fry's Electronics. The product should reach wide distribution in June.