Epson WorkForce 1100 Wide-Format Color Inkjet Printer (C11CA58201)
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- Print standard-size documents,index cards,stationery or large spreadsheets with prints up to 13 x 19 inches
- This powerful performer boasts maximum print speeds of 30 ppm black/17 ppm color and laser quality speeds of 13 ppm black/5.5 ppm color
- Protect important documents with instant-dry ink for smudge,fade and water resistant prints,highlighter-friendly too
- You can save up to 50% of your paper supply with manual,two-sided printing
- Dual Black ink cartridges included
- High-capacity black,cyan,magenta and yellow ink cartridges available
- Wide-format prints
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Epson Workforce 1100 Color Inkjet Wide Format Printer
From the Manufacturer
Engineered for business. — One printer for impressive brochures, everyday projects and spreadsheets up to 13" x 19", the WorkForce 1100 has what it takes to make your business look its best. With maximum speeds of 30 ppm black and 17 ppm color, plus laser quality speeds of 13 ppm black and 5.5 ppm color, the WorkForce 1100 moves at your busy pace. It speeds through laser quality text up to 2x faster than leading competitive ink jet printers.1 And, prints are smudge, fade and water resistant, so you can print documents for immediate distribution. The WorkForce 1100 even offers convenient, two–sided printing,2 so you’ll save 50% of your paper supply. And, with dual Black3 ink cartridges, you can print more and change cartridges less often. Engineered to be fast and efficient, this high performance printer brings quality without compromise to your business team.
One printer for everyday projects, large-size prints and more
The WorkForce 1100 makes it easy to take on any task. Print standard–size documents, index cards, stationery or large spreadsheets. Delivering prints up to 13" x 19", this versatile performer gives you the flexibility to print virtually any project. And, you can print photos on either matte or glossy paper. The choice is yours!
Professional quality without compromise
Print proposals with crisp, sharp text and brochures with professional quality color. With the WorkForce 1100, you always get exceptional quality, without sacrificing speed. This powerful performer boasts maximum print speeds of 30 ppm black/17 ppm color and laser quality speeds of 13 ppm black/5.5 ppm color. And, it delivers laser quality black text up to 2x faster than leading competitive ink jet printers.1
Protect important documents
While many competitive inks often take several minutes to dry, prints made with instant–dry DURABrite® Ultra Ink allow you to share documents and photos immediately after printing. Prints are smudge, fade and water resistant. And, they’re highlighter friendly too. Now, it’s easier than ever to protect important documents.
Smart ink system
Individual ink cartridges give you better control over ink usage. Replace only the cartridge you need. The WorkForce 1100 comes with dual Black cartridges,3 so you can print more and change cartridges less often. Best of all, with DURABrite Ultra Ink, only one set of cartridges is necessary to print top quality documents or photos. There’s no need to spend additional money on optional photo inks. And, high–capacity cartridges are available to accommodate high–volume printing needs.
Save energy, save paper
Saving is easy with the WorkForce 1100 — you save money and paper. In fact, with manual, two–sided printing,2 you’ll save up to 50% of your paper supply. And, you’ll save energy too because the ENERGY STAR® qualified WorkForce 1100 uses up to 70% less power than a laser printer.4
Product protection you can count on
The WorkForce 1100 comes with a 1–year limited warranty, which includes quick product exchange, so you can rest easy knowing you have dependable service and support. And, when you register your product, you get access to an exclusive web site for business templates, "how–to" tutorials, other useful resources, and exclusive offers.
Advanced MicroPiezo® print head technology
Exclusively from Epson, advanced MicroPiezo print head technology, ensures sharp, accurate ink placement, while optimizing print speeds. With "smart" nozzles, this powerful technology delivers droplets in as many as 5 sizes, some as small as 3 picoliters. So, you get laser quality text – fast! And, each print is made to last.
Be more informedThe new international ISO print speed standard
Print speed is critically important when buying a printer or all-in-one. But how do you compare print speeds when different manufacturers measure in different ways? Now you can. Much like the "MPG" ratings on new cars, there's now a new industry standard for measuring print speed, which allows for an "apples-to-apples" comparison between different printer models and brands. The International Organization for Standardization (widely known as ISO) developed this industry approved and internationally accepted standard, specifically for ink jet printers and all-in-ones. It measures "out of the box" (default) print speeds using "real world" printing scenarios, so you can be sure you're getting a product that performs at the speed you need.
- Get more done — up to 2x faster than leading competitive ink jets, when printing laser quality text1
- Wide–format prints — view every detail with large prints up to 13" x 19"
- Speed through critical documents — maximum print speeds of 30 ppm black/17 ppm color; laser quality speeds of 13 ppm black, 5.5 ppm color (letter size)
- Protect important documents — instant–dry ink for smudge, fade and water resistant prints; highlighter–friendly too
- One printer for everyday projects, large–size prints and more — print index cards, documents, stationery and spreadsheets
- Dependable — engineered for reliable paper feeding
- Individual ink cartridges — replace only the color you need
- Print more, change cartridges less often — Dual Black ink cartridges included,3 High–capacity Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow ink cartridges available
- Save energy — uses up to 70% less power than a laser printer4
- Save paper — save up to 50% of your paper supply with manual, two–sided printing2
- Product protection you can count on — 1–year limited warranty; access to exclusive templates, tutorials and offers with product registration
- Weight and Dimensions (WxDxH) — Weight: 26.3 lb, Storage: 24.3" x 12.7" x 8.5", Printing: 24.3" x 31.4" x 16.4"
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What’s in the Box
WorkForce 1100 color ink jet printer, instruction manual, CD–ROM with drivers and bonus software, power cord, 5 DURABrite Ultra ink cartridges: two 68 High–capacity Black ink cartridges, three 68 High–capacity color ink cartridges: 1 Cyan, 1 Magenta, 1 Yellow
WorkForce products — Engineered for business
Show the world what your business is made of with WorkForce, Epson’s exclusive line of printers and all–in–ones that are engineered for better business productivity. Get laser quality output at laser fast speeds for prints that reflect your success.
- Uses up to 70% less power than a laser printer4
- Save up to 50% of your paper supply2 with manual, two–sided printing
- ENERGY STAR qualified
- Designed to be recyclable5
- Printing black text in default mode compared to ink jet printers priced at $129 or less as of January 2009.
- Some applications and/or functions, like two-sided printing, may not be supported by Mac.®
- Two Black cartridges allow about twice as much black printing as compared to printing with a single Black cartridge.
- Compared to the best selling monochrome and color multifunction laser printers available for $499 or less as of January 1, 2009. Actual power savings will vary by printer model and usage.
- See our website for convenient and reasonable recycling options at www.epson.com/recycle
Epson and MicroPiezo are registered trademarks, Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and Better Products for a Better Future is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. DURABrite and WorkForce are registered trademarks of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks. Copyright 2009 Epson America, Inc. 7/01
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Top customer reviews
Understanding the limitations of a four-color printer, I was still disappointed with and ultimately returned this printer. Its failings, in my experience, can be summarized by two phrases: "ink-sucking" and "clog-o-rama."
For years, I nursed along a series of ancient Epson 740 printers, which--when they worked--produced remarkably smooth and bright output on any paper. The 740 is a scrappy, hardworking printer, but its printhead was prone to clogging frequently and randomly, and cannot be user replaced. Running the print driver's head-cleaning routine sucked a lot of ink and didn't always work, but by using refilled ink cartridges I was still able to print for about one-fifth the cost of people using newer printers. Unfortunately, the 740s eventually all gave up the ghost and it was time to buy a replacement.
I'd been wanting large-format output on my next printer for a long time, and the Workforce 1100 fulfilled not only that requirement (and my four-color preference) but had a very reasonable purchase price.
This large printer has a solid, sturdy feel for the price, and installation of its software on OS X went quickly and smoothly. (As other reviewers have noted, it is odd that a printer apparently targeted at business users has no built-in networking option, though you may be able to share it from the computer it's hooked to via USB with the help of printer sharing features on OS X or Windows.)
The trouble began when I actually started printing. The output looked good at first--about the same as my old 740s, but with the added bonus of large-format output. But after literally only about fifty pages, rows on the printhead started to clog, requiring multiple ink-wasting cleaning cycles and the replacement of ink cartridges just to continue the cleaning process. And just like the old 740s, the Workforce 1100 pumps ink through all the printhead colors when cleaning--not just the one that's clogged. It eventually unclogged via cleaning cycles, but reclogged soon after.
I apparently naively thought that 15 years of research and development on printing by Epson (since the time they'd made my earlier printer) would have resulted in a cure for the frequent clogging and heavy ink consumption that I knew was part of owning the older Epson printer. But I'm beginning to think it's less of a technical hurdle to be overcome by Epson than a designed-in strategy for selling ink--lots of ink. In my experience, the number of estimated pages of color printing listed on this printer's box is laughably optimistic.
Well, Epson: "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." I packed the Workforce 1100 back in its original box and sent it back for a refund just before the official return period ended. I am now an HP printer owner and have had none of the problems I experienced with the 1100, let alone all those years with the 740s.
If you still want to take your chances on this printer, I strongly suggest you keep the original box close at hand, as well, and keep an eye on the calendar so you don't miss the chance to return it in case you find, as I did, that the specs that look so good on paper end up not looking so good on a desk heaped with expensive ink cartridge empties.
It has been six months since I got this Epson Workforce 1100 printer and I'm ready to pack it up, drive to an Epson Store, and return it by smashing it down on their front door step. You remember that Discount Tire commercial where the old lady returns a tire through the store's front window, well that is my feeling now with my Epson 1100 after six months of use.
First of all, I decided to try the Epson 1100 after years of using an HP wide format printer. I've got to say that the HP CP1700 was a workhorse that did have its own 'I gotchas', but were nothing in comparison to what I've experienced with this Epson. Did I say yet that I would never/ever get another Epson printer in any shape or form? Well consider it said! I'm probably going back to HP or Canon.
Here is my list of complaints:
1) Never/ever get a printer where you cannot easily remove and clean the print heads. One cannot really remove the print heads in the Epson as they are designed to be a permanent fixture. 'WHEN' they clog and they WILL, it is a nightmare in trying to unclog them, if you are even able to, by some stroke of luck. The kiss of death is when you go on vacation for a week or better. If the print heads are not used on a constant basis, the ink will dry on their face thus clogging them. All the cleaning cycles does is force more ink onto them, thus you burn through a ton of ink, which is very expensive and no guarantee that all the print heads will clear themselves. With an HP, you easily remove the print head, clean it off with a damp cloth or soak it, and you're done and back to printing, but not with an Epson.
2) This 1100 'BURNS' through ink! It is unbelievable as to how much ink it goes through as compared to an HP. The marketing claim/ploy that they tell you in that you use their bigger ink cartridges, plus you use two black ones, is nothing but marketing B.S. This thing drinks ink like a 'sailor on shore leave'! If you use official Epson ink, be prepared to spend and spend and spend on ink. You really need to hook up I.V. bags of ink to this thing to keep up with it!
3) Lets talk about 'duplex' printing. You read the marketing literature and it says in print that it does two sided printing. This leads you to believe that it does automatic duplex printing, which was one of my requirements for buying the thing. Come to find out, it does NOT do automatic duplex printing. When you read the 'fine print', you find out it will do the 'odd' pages first, stop, and wait for you to turn the printed paper over, reinsert it all back into the paper hopper, and then hit a button on your computer screen that it's ready to print the even pages this time around. Welcome to the Epson style of two sided printing! Another load of marketing B.S.
4) The Epson engineers who designed this one are either really brain damaged or geniuses as to another way to sell you more ink cartridges. This Epson portrays a screen that tells you what your ink levels are. It gives the impression of them going down as you print. Soon enough, your printer will stop and the ink screen will indicate that one of your cartridges needs replacing. You replace the cartridge and it goes through this long initialization cycle before it will start printing again. Just for giggles and laughs, I broke open a few of those 'empty' ink cartridges and found about 25% of the ink still in them. Talk about a rip off!!!
The buy in price for this unit is very enticing. But once you are hooked, be prepared to spend, spend, and spend on supplies and getting it fixed, because of the clogged heads. As I said before, never another Epson for me of any kind!
Fast forward one year to May 2012, and I'm on my second Epson 1100 since I wrote the above. I know I swore that I wouldn't buy another, but I had a deadline and I had all this third-party ink inventory invested, so I got another one on the cheap. With regard to the clogging head problem, DO NOT leave the printer in idle mode. When not using, turn the printer OFF. This will move the print heads and park them down into the ink pad(s), which saves the print heads from drying out.
Also, everyone be aware that Epson has programmed into this unit an 'end of life' count down. Once you hit a certain number of print(s) threshold, the unit will convey an error message to you that the ink pads need replacing. The not so funny aspect of this is that 'you' cannot replace the ink pads yourself, but you have to take the unit to an Epson authorized service center to have it done professionally. Guess what, the cost for doing the servicing is more than what the unit costs new. How is this for an example of a programmed self-destruct by a company so to force you to buy again on their terms? Oh, after a little while of the warning message, the unit actually shuts itself down for good and will not work again. It basically commits programmed suicide! The code they say to reset the 'counter', supposedly after you replace the print pads, doesn't work.
After belonging to the exceptional (seriously wonderful) Epson Yahoo group, I realized I was going to stop trying to save this printer. Maybe someone else is more "hands on".
At the prices being asked on Amazon today (2/9/13) PLEASE think many, many times before purchasing this printer.
Now,.... you're on your own.