Unlike Epson’s new Workforce Pro machines, the Workforce WF-7525 uses older technology, with an engine seen in several of the Stylus printers and all-in-ones. The big difference here is that the machine can print, copy and scan pages from 15 x 10cm up to A3 .
As you might expect, given that its scanner as well as its print engine can handle A3 paper, this is a big machine. Massive. Styled conventionally in black plastic, it has Epson’s signature, fold-over Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) tray and a well-balanced lid to its big flatbed scanner.
The control panel is well-organised, with sections devoted to Photo, Copy, Fax, and Scan. In the middle is a 63mm LCD display, a square of navigation controls and assorted function buttons.
To the left of the paper trays are sockets for memory cards, including CompactFlash, and a USB socket, which can also link to PictBridge cameras. The twin paper trays and the output support are all telescopic, so only need to be extended from the front of the machine when using larger paper. The top tray can handle paper down to 15 x 10cm photo blanks.
As well as USB and 10/100 Ethernet connections, the EpsonWorkforce WF-7525 supports Wi-Fi connection and WPS setup for quick installation. Support software includes Presto! PageManager for document handling and OCR.
Hinge up the main scanner section and you have easy access to the four ink cartridges in the print head carrier. The machine can use Apple or Stag series cartridges, for standard or high yield applications.