CES: Epson unveils two do-it-all printers for small business market

Two additions to the Epson WorkForce line of multifunction printers add print, scan, and fax functionality to your SMB arsenal.

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Epson WorkForce 840 Epson

LAS VEGAS--At CES 2011, Epson adds two new all-in-one devices to its WorkForce line of multifunction printers. The WorkForce 840 and the WorkForce 60 are aimed directly at the consumer with a small business at home who needs a device to handle high-output printing, scanning, and fax functions.

Epson WorkForce 60 Epson

First up is the Epson WorkForce 840. Carrying design details over from previous models like the WorkForce 610, the 840 has an impressive 7.8-inch touch-panel display, a two-sided 30-page auto-document feeder for scanning large stacks of paper, a built-in memory card reader on the front with USB-key support, and a 500-sheet paper input tray.

And where many vendors will try and cheat you out of a full-capacity ink cartridge to start, Epson actually includes a high-capacity cartridge so you can hit the floor printing. The WorkForce 840 will be available this month for $299.99

For those small businesses that don't necessarily need the all-in-one power of the 840, Epson offers the WorkForce 60 single-function inkjet printer. We don't see many single functions on the market anymore, but the WorkForce 60 is worth a look.

For $130, you get wireless connectivity, a 250-sheet paper input tray, and individual ink cartridges so you don't have to buy an entirely new cartridge every time an individual color runs out. Expect a full review on both the Epson WorkForce 60 and the Epson Workforce 840 on CNET soon.