The Xerox WorkCentre 6515/DN and the Epson WF-C5790 are both color multifunction printers designed for small workgroups offering fast color printing, scanning, copying, and faxing as well as a variety of helpful features. One is a color laser printer; the other a color inkjet printer. Put aside your preconceptions, and check out how these two printers compare.
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-5790
Let’s start with the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 all-in-one color printer that prints, copies, scans, and faxes. As an inkjet printer, the Epson WF-C5790 offers affordable color thanks to its Replaceable Ink Pack System. The standard version retails for $299. A special “Supertank” version goes for $899 and includes two years of ink in the box.
The Epson WF-C5790 uses Epson PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology, which gives it its speed and precision. It uses pigment inks and has a print resolution of 4800dpi. Ethernet, USB, WiFi, and remote connectivity make the Epson WF-C5790 a flexible choice for any office. Epson PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology has another benefit: energy savings. Since the printer doesn’t need to heat up before printing like the Xerox WorkCentre 6515/DN, it is very economical to operate.
As far as print speed goes, the Epson WF-C5790 prints at up to 24 ISO pages per minute. The first page out time is practically nothing since it doesn’t need to warm up. In contrast, the Xerox WorkCentre 6515/DN is often still warming up while the Epson WF-C5790 has already finished printing.
Xerox WorkCentre 6515/DN
The Xerox WorkCentre 6515/DN starts at $499 and uses LED laser technology. Like the Epson WF-C5790, the Xerox WorkCentre 6515/DN prints in color, scans, copies, and faxes. It also offers Ethernet, USB, wireless, and remote connectivity. Designed for workgroups of 2 to 7, the Xerox WorkCentre 6515/DN has a print resolution of 2400 dpi.
The Xerox WorkCentre 6515/DN prints as fast as 30 ISO pages per minute, which is faster than the Epson WF-C5790 at 24 pages per minute. However, in practical use, there’s really not much of a difference in speed, especially when you factor in the printers’ first page out times. For example, the video below shows the two printers printing the same 4-page document side-by-side. Which one is faster? You be the judge.
See the speed comparison for yourself here: