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Epson Workforce 610 All-in-One Printer

Epson has garnered significant attention for its line of photo printers, which deliver high-quality photographic output and reliable performance. The company is less known for building small-business printers, but the Workforce 610 should change that perception.

This machine delivers a ton of features in an attractive, black package and features wired (10/100) and wireless (802.11b/g) Ethernet networking in addition to the ubiquitous USB 2.0 connectivity. A 1,200-by-2,400 dpi scanner is built in, enabling it to work as a copier and fax machine (in concert with the integrated 33.6Kbps modem). A 30-sheet document feeder folds neatly out of the way when not needed (and keeps dust bunnies from taking up residence inside the mechanism).

Flash memory slots enable you to print photos directly from Compact Flash, MMC, xD-Picture, and Sony Memory stick cards, as well as most SD flavors (except the new SDXC format). There’s also a USB port for connecting a USB flash drive. One important feature you won’t find is an automatic duplexer; you’ll have to manage the process manually if you want two-sided prints (Epson’s printer driver provides on-screen assistance).

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