Comparing Epson WorkForce WF-3620 and HP OfficeJet Pro 8710

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Epson WorkForce WF-3620

HP OfficeJet Pro 8710

Is the price difference of $30 worth it?

It depends on what you need from a Inkjet Printer. We'll break it down for you.
Comparison summary:
Advantages of Epson WorkForce WF-3620:
  • It is $30.89 cheaper
  • It is quieter.
Advantages of HP OfficeJet Pro 8710:
  • It prints faster in black-and-white
  • It prints faster in color
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 can send scans to email, while Epson WorkForce WF-3620 can't.
  • It can combine scans into searchable PDFs, Epson WorkForce WF-3620 can't combine scans into PDFs.
Alright, now let's go into details.
6 differences we consider important:
  • Epson WorkForce WF-3620 has a 2.7'' Color Touch LCD Display, HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 has a 2.6'' Color Touch LCD Display.
    LCD status displays are very useful. Your printer can tell you if ink is low or paper is jammed.Touchscreen displays give you significant control over your printer, often allowing you to send emails or create PDFs from scanned files.
  • Epson WorkForce WF-3620 is quieter.
    When printing, HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 has a loudness of 63 dB (decibels), while Epson WorkForce WF-3620 measures at 48 dB.
    How loud is that? We made a decibel chart for you to reference.
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 prints faster in black-and-white (22 vs 19 PPM)
    In black-and-white, HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 prints at 22 pages per minute (PPM). Epson WorkForce WF-3620 measures at 19 PPM.
    HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 would take about 04:33 to print 100 pages, Epson WorkForce WF-3620 would take 05:16.
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 prints faster in color (18 vs 10 PPM)
    In color, HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 prints at 18 pages per minute (PPM). Epson WorkForce WF-3620 measures at 10 PPM.
    HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 would take about 05:33 to print 100 pages, Epson WorkForce WF-3620 would take 10:00.
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 can send scans to email, while Epson WorkForce WF-3620 can't.
    This refers to the printer's ability to send a scan directly to an email recepient without having to use a computer.
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 can combine scans into searchable PDFs, Epson WorkForce WF-3620 can't combine scans into PDFs.
    This is a very important feature for those who plan to scan a lot of multi-page documents. A printer will combine the pages into a single PDF file. So instead of receiving a dozen pictures, you get one PDF. Going a step further, certain printers use embedded OCR Software (convert image to text) to create searchable PDFs. This way allows you to do computer wizardry with the resulting scan file, such as copy, paste, search, edit, etc.
8 similarities we think are important to mention:
  • Both printers can print over Wi-Fi
    Printing over Wi-Fi is a very common feature, available even in most budget models.
  • Both printers can print from mobile
    In most cases, if a printer supports wireless printing, it also supports Wi-Fi printing.
  • Both printers support two-sided printing
    Automatic duplex printing (also known as two-sided printing) refers to a printer's ability to print on both sides of the paper, without having to manually flip it.
  • Both printers have a built-in scanner & copier
    Scan and copy technology have a large hardware overlap. If a printer supports scanning, it will likely support copying.
  • Both printers can scan/copy custom-sized documents (built-in flatbed scanner).
    Flatbed scanners allow scanning documents one by one. Unlike ADF scanners, you can only scan one page at a time. However, flatbed scanners allow you to scan custom-sized documents, like passports, drivers licenses, etc. Flatbed scanners also tend to produce higher quality images.
  • Both printers can scan/copy stacks of documents (built-in ADF).
    ADF, or Automatic Document Feeder allows a printer to scan or copy a stack of pages. This feature is so important that even the cheapest printers try to include it. Technically speaking, ADF is not a feature of the printer - it is a feature of the scanner or copier.
  • Both printers support two-sided scanning (duplex ADF scanner).
    A two-sided (duplex) ADF scanner allows scanning a stack of documents on both sides.
  • Both printers are energy star qualified.
    Energy Star is a set of standards that aims to reduce energy consumption of various devices. An Energy Star Qualified printer consumes less electricity to operate and is more environmentally friendly.
Printing
Print Speed Print speed measures how many pages a printer can print in one minute—in pages per minute, or PPM. This is a manufacturer reported number, so keep in mind that it’s in their best interest to report th ... Show more
Black: 19 ISO ppm Color: 10 ISO ppm
22 ppm in mono/18 ppm in color
Auto-Duplex Printing Duplex printing refers to the printer’s ability to print on both sides of a sheet of paper, or double-sided. When a printer is auto-duplex capable, it can print double-sided automatically. Manual dupl ... Show more
Yes
Yes
source: hp.com
Borderless Printing Border-less printing (aka edgeless printing, bleed printing) is an ability to print without no margins. This is most commonly used to print posters and leaflets.
No
Yes
source: hp.com
Print Speed - Black
19 pages per minute
22 pages per minute
source: hp.com
Print Speed - Color
10 pages per minute
18 pages per minute
source: hp.com
Resolution Resolution, measured in maximum Dots Per Inch or dpi, indicates the relative quality of the print you receive. The more dpi, the sharper the print and the better the quality. Dots per inch quite liter ... Show more
4800 x 1200 dpi
Black = 1200 x 1200 rendered dpi Colored = 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi
Print Resolution (DPI, Black) DPI (dots-per-inch) is the simplest way to measure quality of print. Dots per inch quite literally means the number of dots of ink in one square inch of print area. Higher DPI means better print quali ... Show more
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1200 x 1200
source: hp.com
Print Resolution (DPI, Color) When printing in Color, DPI of 600 is good for simple graphics and DPI of 1200 is good for photos.
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4800 x 1200
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Duty Cycle Duty cycle measures the maximum number of pages a device can print per month. It can range from 5,000 pages for low end, personal printers to 100,000 or more for high-tech office printers. If you prin ... Show more
20,000 pages
25,000 pages
First Page Out (Black) When printing in black-and-white, how long does it take for printer to print out first page? This number is particularly important when frequently printing small number of pages.
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9 seconds
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First Page Out (Color) When printing in color, how long does it take for printer to print out first page? This number is particularly important when frequently printing small number of pages.
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10 seconds
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Scan, Fax, and Photocopy

The four main functions of printers are: printing, scanning, photocopying, and faxing. Either your device will be print only, print/scan/copy, or an all-in-one printer that does printing, scanning, copying, and faxing. Note that scanning and copying almost always come together, since the hardware for these features overlaps significantly. Generally speaking, all-in-one printers are larger, so those with space constraints may find this to be an inconvenience. Additionally, printers with a fax feature are typically more expensive. It would be wise to only consider this feature if you plan to fax often. If not, you’ll be satisfied with a print/scan/copy device.

Scanning Does this printer include a scanner?
Yes
Yes
source: hp.com
What Kind of Scanner If the printer comes with scanning capabilities, there are two possible methods to scan documents: on a flatbed scanner or through a feeder. A flatbed scanner is a sheet of glass on top of the scanner ... Show more
Flatbed
Flatbed
Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) The automatic document feeder, or ADF, is a tray that automatically feeds paper into the printer usually for scanning, copying, and sometimes faxing (if the printer has the fax feature). Once a job is ... Show more
Yes
source: epson.com
Yes
source: hp.com
Duplex ADF Scanner A printer with Duplex ADF Scanner allows you to scan both sides of paper without having to manually flip it.
No
Yes
source: hp.com
ADF Capacity Maximum number of pages that can fit into ADF tray for scanning/copying
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50
source: hp.com
Flatbed Scanner
Yes
source: epson.com
Yes
source: hp.com
Scan Resolution Measured in DPI (dots per inch). Higher resolution means better scan quality.
1200 x 2400
source: epson.com
1200 x 1200
source: hp.com
Scan to Email Can this printer send scan results to an email?
No
Yes
source: hp.com
Scan to PDF Does this printer allow combining multiple scanned pages into a PDF?
No
Yes
source: hp.com
Scan to Searchable PDF Some printers have embedded OCR software that allows converting scans to searchable PDF documents.
No
Yes
source: hp.com
Scanner Features Do you plan to scan documents, and if so, what do you want to do with your scan? Scan to email allows you to scan a document and email it to yourself or someone else. Scan to image or PDF allows you t ... Show more
  • Optical resolution up to 2400 dpi
  • Color CIS line sensor
  • Hardware resolution: 1200 x 2400 dpi
Scan File Type supported by Software
Photocopying Can this printer be used as a photocopier?
Yes
Yes
source: hp.com
Copy Speed (Black) Measured in Pages per Minute
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30
source: hp.com
Copy Speed (Color) Measured in Pages per Minute (PPM).
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27
source: hp.com
Faxing Does this printer include the ability to send/receive faxes?
Yes
Yes
source: hp.com
Color Fax Does the printer allow sending/receiving faxes in color?
Yes
source: epson.com
Yes
source: hp.com
Fax Memory If printer runs out of pages or ink, it will hold received fax messages in memory. This number indicates how many pages printer can hold.
180
source: epson.com
100
source: hp.com
Max Number of Fax Broadcast Locations Some faxes have the ability to send to multiple destinations at the same time. This number indicates maximum number of destinations that a printer can send to simultaneously.
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20
source: hp.com
Connectivity
Network Connectivity Network printers can be wired or wireless. A printer with a wired network connection uses an Ethernet cord that connects directly to your router. A wireless printer connects to your home or office Wi- ... Show more
Yes
Hi-Speed USB, Wireless (802.11 b/g/n), Wired Ethernet (10/100 Mbps), Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
Ethernet, WiFi
Can Print Over Wi-Fi
Yes
source: epson.com
Yes
source: hp.com
Can Connect with an Ethernet Cable Ethernet cable is that long cable you plug in your router.
Yes
source: epson.com
Yes
source: hp.com
Can connect with a USB cable
No
Yes
source: hp.com
Can Print from Mobile
Yes
source: epson.com
Yes
source: hp.com
Supports AirPrint AirPrint allows you to print directly from certain Apple devices, such as an iPhone/iPad.
Yes
source: epson.com
Yes
source: hp.com
Wifi Direct Wi-Fi direct allows your Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as your smartphone, computer, or tablet, to connect to your printer without using a wireless router or network. You can connect to your printer dir ... Show more
Yes
Yes
source: hp.com
Cable Connectivity Outside of Wi-Fi, there are a number of ways a device can connect to a printer. If the printer is not wireless, you’ll have to connect to your printer via USB cable. Some people prefer using the wired ... Show more
USB Cable
Phone Cord
Print from Mobile You may also be able to print directly from your smartphone or tablet through features like AirPrint and Google Cloud Print, or from a brand-specific mobile app like Brother’s iPrint&Scan app. If you ... Show more
  • Epson Email Print
  • Epson iPrint Mobile App
  • Epson Remote Print
  • Kindle Fire
  • Apple AirPrint
  • Google Cloud Print
HP ePrint; Apple AirPrint Mopria certified; Wireless Direct Printing
Bluetooth Bluetooth is an alternative to Wi-Fi as a way to connect your printer to your computer, phone, or other device wirelessly. Some printers have built-in Bluetooth capabilities, though most printers are ... Show more
No
No
Print Directly from Media Printing directly from media, such as a memory card, USB hard drive, slides, or negatives, allows you to skip the middleman and print documents or images without uploading them to a computer first.   ... Show more
  • Memory card
  • USB stick
Memory card
35mm Film If you are an avid photographer using film cameras, being able to print directly from film is advantageous. Also, being able to upload your film photos to a computer keeps a copy of them safer in the ... Show more
No
No
Optical Drive Print If you are creating a CD or DVD, you likely want to create a customized cover for it. Being able to stick a disc in the drive and have a cover directly on it is useful. However this a fairly niche fea ... Show more
No
Yes
LCD

Printers with an LCD screen/display give you the option to control some settings directly on the printer, such as a one-touch print, scan, copy, or fax. You may also be able to adjust print quality, preview the print job, and/or view connection settings. Some screens are programmed to offer setup instructions for easy installation. For those who are not particularly tech savvy, this could be helpful.

LCD Screen Display Does the printer have an LCD display screen to preview the print job and settings?
Yes
source: epson.com
Yes
source: hp.com
Colored Display
Yes
source: epson.com
Yes
source: hp.com
LCD Screen Size If the printer has an LCD screen, what is the size of that screen?
2.7 inches
2.6 inches
Touch Screen Commands Does the printer feature a touch screen for easy command input?
Yes
source: epson.com
Yes
source: hp.com
Software Platform
Memory Capacity Internal memory, storage, or memory capacity in a printer will all mean the same thing—the amount of print data the printer can store in the print queue. When you send multiple documents to the printe ... Show more
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128 MB
PictBridge If photos are one of your main print jobs, you may have a camera that is PictBridge compliant. PictBridge is built-in software that allows you to print directly from your camera. The camera is connect ... Show more
No
No
Cartridges
Cartridge Model The ink cartridge for an inkjet printer is the component that contains the ink that is deposited onto the page when printing. Different brands, as well as different printers within each brand, will us ... Show more
Black Ink 252XL (T252XL120) Cyan Ink 252XL (T252XL220) Yellow Ink 252XL (T252XL420) Magenta Ink 252XL (T252XL320)
HP 952
Cartridge Yield Number of pages that can be printed before the ink cartridge runs out
5,500 pages
1,600 pages
Ink Service An alternative to buying brand new ink cartridges is using an ink refill service, which is much better for the environment. Some brands offer their own ink service, such as Epson Ecotank or HP Instant ... Show more
DURABrite Ultra pigment ink
HP Thermal Inkjet
Physical Features
Weight

26 lbs
 

25 lbs
 
source: hp.com
Dimensions
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Portability If you need to print on-the-go, such as at a tradeshow or while traveling, you’ll need a printer that is considered portable. These smaller, typically battery-powered devices are easy to carry and wor ... Show more
No
No
Noise Level How loud a printer can be is measured in the standard sound unit called decibels, or dB. The higher the dB rating, the louder the machine is. Also, the closer you are to the machine, the louder it wil ... Show more
48 dB
63 dB
Paper
Paper Handling Not all printers can handle all sizes of paper. If you plan to print photos, envelopes, labels, or other variations from the typical 8.5x11" letter paper, you’ll need a printer that has settings to su ... Show more
  • 3.5" x 5"
  • 4" x 6"
  • 5" x 7"
  • 8" x 10"
  • 8.5" x 11"
  • 8.5" x 14"
  • A4
  • A6
  • Half letter
  • Executive
  • User definable (3.5" – 47.2" in length)
  • A4
  • A5
  • A6
  • B5 (JIS)
  • Envelope (DL, C5, C6, Chou #3, Chou #4)
  • Card (Hagaki, Ofuku Hagaki)
Paper Types Not all printers can handle all types of paper. To print with different paper weights and styles, such as glossy photo paper or thicker card stock, your printer must have settings that support that pa ... Show more
  • Plain paper
  • Epson Bright White Paper
  • Epson Presentation Paper Matte
  • Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
  • Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte Double-sided
  • Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
  • Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
  • Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
Plain Paper, HP Photo Papers, HP Matte Brochure or Professional Paper, HP Matte Presentation Paper, HP Glossy Brochure or Professional Paper, Other Photo Inkjet Papers, Other Matte Inkjet Papers, Other Glossy Inkjet Papers, Inkjet Hagaki, Plain Paper, Thick, Plain Paper, Light/Recycled
Number of Trays How many paper trays does the printer have?
2
250 sheets
1
Paper Tray Capacity Paper tray capacity indicates the maximum number of sheets of paper that fit in the tray or document feeder. The main tray will likely hold the most paper; the printer may also have one or more backup ... Show more
250 sheets
250 sheets
Other Info
Details
  • Epson strongly recommends the use of Genuine Epson inks for a quality printing experience. Non Epson inks and inks not formulated for your specific printer may cause damage that is not covered by the Epson warranty.
  • Get Performance Beyond Laser with the WorkForce WF-3620, powered by Precision Core
  • Save time - Professional-quality prints with speeds of 19 ISO ppm (black) and 10 ISO ppm (color)
  • Save up to 40 percent lower printing cost vs. color laser
  • Print anywhere, anytime - from iPad, iPhone, tablets and smartphones; includes wireless and Wi-Fi Direct
  • Do more - auto 2-sided print, copy, scan and fax; plus 35-page Auto Document Feeder
  • Never run out of ink again - Printer features Amazon Dash Replenishment which, after activation, keeps track of your ink usage and orders more from Amazon when you are running low.
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  • Main functions of this HP color photo printer: copy, scan, fax, wireless printing, AirPrint, two-sided duplex printing, color touchscreen, Instant Ink ready so you'll never run out of ink, and more
  • Mobile printing: print from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet with the free HP ePrint app, easily print from your iPhone with AirPrint
  • This full-featured all in one wireless color printer delivers professional-quality color for up to 50% lower cost per page than lasers
  • Help protect information and access to confidential print jobs with HP JetAdvantage Private Print
  • Choose an ink replenishment service - Save up to 50% with HP Instant Ink or Save 10% on all reorders with Amazon Dash Replenishment. With Dash Replenishment, your printer detects when you are low and places a smart reorder. No subscription fees.
  • Easily manage all your tasks and access shortcuts—just tap and swipe the 2.65-inch touchscreen. Fast print speeds: Up to 22 pages per min black, up to 18 pages per min color
  • Paper sizes supported: Letter; Legal; Government Legal; Executive; Statement; 3x5 in; 4x6 in; 5x7 in; 13x18 cm; 8x10 in; 10x15 cm; L; Photo 2L; Envelope (#10, Monarch, 5.5bar); Card (3x5 in, 4x6 in, 5x8 in)
  • One-year limited hardware warranty; 24-hour, 7 days a week Web support
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Brand
EPSON
HP
Power Consumption For the energy conscious, or those looking to cut down their power bill, the amount of power your printer consumes may be a concern to you. At different stages, such as in standby mode, while actively ... Show more
  • Operational/Printing = 17 W
  • Ready = 7.3 W
  • Sleep = 1.6 W
  • Power-Off = 0.4 W
  • 1.3 watts sleep mode
  • 7.2 watts standby mode
  • 35 watts operation mode
Energy Star Qualified Energy Star is a set of standards that aims to reduce energy consumption of various devices. If a device is Energy Star qualified, it will consumer less energy to operate and is more environmentally f ... Show more
No
Yes
source: hp.com
Release Date
2014
4 Apr 2016
Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty
1-Year Limited Warranty
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Color Mouse over a color for a picture
Black
Black
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
96 / 100
Rank: #12 out of 195.
98 / 100
Rank: #3 out of 195.
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Key features
  • All-in-one printer which functions as a copier, scanner and faxing machine.
  • 6.4 dB sound level
  • 35-page Auto Document Feeder
  • Mobile printing solutions for Epson Connect

Epson WorkForce WF-3620 is a very popular option on the higher end of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling inkjet printers and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Brother J5830DW or Canon Pixma G6020 .

Epson WorkForce WF-3620 was released in 2014. There are dozens of newer inkjet printers on the market. Show newer Inkjet Printers

Epson WorkForce WF-3620 is $80.45 more expensive than the average inkjet printer ($168.55).

Key features
  • A printer that functions as a scanner, copier and fax machine.
  • Wireless printing
  • AirPrint
  • Two-sided duplex printing
  • Color touchscreen
  • Instant Ink enabled
  • Mobile printing

HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 is a very popular option on the higher end of the price range. It has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as HP OfficeJet 250 or Brother MFC-J5930DW .

HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 was released in 2016. There are dozens of newer inkjet printers on the market. Show newer Inkjet Printers

HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 is $111.34 more expensive than the average inkjet printer ($168.55).

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