• Very fast text speed
  • Connectivity includes Wi-Fi and ethernet


  • Subpar print quality; expensive inks
  • Expensive inks

At A Glance

The pricey inks produce fuzzy text and grainy prints--hardly a good deal for a small office.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Epson WorkForce 40 printer blazes through critical documents at speeds about two times faster than those of competitive printers. Delivering laser quality text and brilliant color photos, it's the perfect addition to your business team. In fact, with Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking built in, you can easily share the WorkForce 40 with anyone in your office. And, with its small, compact design, it fits in even the smallest of spaces. Best of all, this budget-conscious performer offers an Extra High-capacity Black ink cartridge for high-volume printing at a price that?s sure to please.

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The Specs

Part Number C11CA27201
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 10343869066
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • Yes


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Good
Print quality: Grayscale photo Good
Copy quality n/a
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 18.4   ppm
Grayscale Glossy Output Quality n/a
Two-Page Excel Document (secs) 24.29
Sports Action Shot (secs) 59.14
Line Art Output Quality Fair
4 by 6 Grayscale Photo (secs) 9.09
Tested Color Speed (ppm) 5.1
Overall Scan Quality n/a
One-Page Webpage (secs) 14.56
Color Output Quality Fair
Ten-Page Word Document (secs) 42.35
300dpi Line Art Image (secs) 6.57
Tested Grayscale Speed (ppm) 6.6
Three-Page Word Document (secs) 18.45
Tested Glossy Photo Speed (ppm) 9.1
4 by 6 Color Photo (secs) 8.61