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Epson - WorkForce WF-100 Mobile Wireless Printer - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 616 reviews

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Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such an ingenious idea for professionals on the go

    Posted
    AlyKatAndyEsq

    I'm an attorney and travel out of town about three times a week to client meetings, court, site inspections, etc. and often times I find that I need to have something printed on the spot and fast. If I'm not at a hotel or business center, it can be challenging to find somewhere to print, and even then I have to pay to have them print something. In a pinch I've had to go to UPS or Kinko's to print out one document. Not only is this a hassle, but a waste of time. I knew there had to be a better solution to my problem, so I started researching portable printers. A colleague recommended the Epson Workforce WF-100 Mobile Wireless Printer and after researching comparable models from different companies, I decided the Epson Workforce seemed to be the best choice. Let me tell you, I was NOT disappointed!! I absolutely love my Epson Workforce portable printer. It is small and lightweight and fits right into my briefcase, purse or book-bag. What's even better is that it comes with a rechargeable battery built in it so that I'm not fumbling around with extra cords. It also prints on legal size paper with no problem. I really like that the printer also works with Wi-fi or if you know that you will be in an area without Wi-fi, like your car or for me the courthouse, you can use the USB cord to connect to the printer from your computer. I not only use the printer for work purposes, but I can send pictures from my iPhone or iPad and it will print those as well with great photo quality. This beats printing out pictures at CVS or Costco any day! All-in-all, I have no complaints about the Epson Workforce WF-100, and am very satisfied with my purchase. In fact, I've told multiple people at my law firm, and was able to convince my boss to purchase a few for other colleagues to take with them when they travel out of town for work. In a paperless age, being able to pull up documents on a computer or iPad is helpful, but if you need a client to sign a document right there, or forgot an important document that needs to be handed into the court or passed out at a business meeting, the option of printing it right on the spot is such a lifesaver. I've also told other business professional friends that are always on the go, and they love the idea of this printer, and some have purchased it as well. I've always been impressed with Epson's ingenuity, and once again they have not ceased to amaze me. For the size, weight, efficiency, quality, wi-fi/USB connectivity capability and user-friendly features, you are not going to find a better portable printer than the Epson Workforce WF-100! Sure there may be cheaper ones on the market, but don't forget, you get what you pay for. Do yourself a favor and get it right the first time with the Epson printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy WIFI link; great quality prints

    Posted
    HappyAppy
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I needed a mobile printer that would print by a direct WIFI connection from my iPhone or iPad, or Windows laptop. The WIFI direct connect instructions made this possible. NOTE: only 4 connections are available by the printers direct WIFI connect. Otherwise, you may also connect and print through your network WIFI. As an attorney, I do not always have access to a Courthouse's WIFI, and thus needed the direct connect option. There is also direct email option that you can do on initial set up. This works great with the local network WIFI or direct USB connection. It's really delayed if you opt to send it when the unit is utilizing its AP option over the Internet. Quality of printed paper is superior. It prints fairly fast and is relatively quiet, which is a necessity in a courtroom. It has a 20 paper feed, which is better than most mobile printers. It feeds paper easily. It comes with a black cartridge and color cartridge, as well as an installed maintenance cartridge with an additional maintenance cartrige. I purchased an additional set of ink cartridges at time of purchase. The maintenance cartridges must be purchased from EPSON and cost $6.99. It won't run if either ink cartridge is empty or if the maintenance cartridge is full, so stock up. It comes with an internal battery as well as working off the AC adapter. From my review of other products, often times the battery pack is not included. The internal self-charging battery is an added benefit if you must print in the absence of an available electric outlet. It does come with a USB connection that will charge the battery. NOTE: the battery will not charge while the unit is in use. The initial battery charge on set-up takes approximately 2.5 hours, so it's the first step. Using an iPhone or iPad, it is possible to edit and print documents from Word, and utilizing the Cloud and Document Pro 7, print directly to the printer. It makes changing and printing contracts or wills away from the office a spot-on process for clients. I have read that it prints approximately 100 sheets per cartridge. I cannot confirm this as I have not printed as many pages. Most important, it's lightweight and well-designed, and AFFORDABLE!! Very pleased with this printer from EPSON!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW! Good things DO come in small packages!

    Posted
    tuffstuff504
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Where do I begin!? Don't let the small size fool you. It can print 4x6 photos to the Legal sized paper with ease. This is by far very portable. A competing Canon mobile printer is smaller than this unit, but the Epson outperforms it in my opinion, and here's why. This EPSON printer comes w/ a rechargeable battery built in. The Canon? It's optional! The HP competitor? It's OPTIONAL! Right out the box, you have the ability to print without being attached to power. That's huge for me because a MOBILE printer shouldn't have to be tied down to a power outlet . It saved my tail today because I was near no power and only had my laptop and the microUSB cable that came w/ the printer and the printing paper. Sure - wifi is good, but something direct and reliable, you can't go wrong w/ USB and this printer not only uses a MICRO-USB cord, it can RECHARGE ITSELF from Micro USB, too! (ONLY CHARGES WHEN PRINTER IS OFF).... another down fall, the battery is BUILT IN and NON-REPLACEABLE. So, unlike the competitors, w/ a replaceable battery, this one does not. The printer is no speed daemon. However, considering it's purpose, who's the complain!? This beats driving to a print shop ANY day and I don't have to rely on expensive Hotel printers anymore!! One other thing - there's a "Maintenance Box" in this machine, it absorbs "waste ink" from functions like cleaning printheads, borderless photos, and daily operation. It WILL become full. Fortunately, the tank is like a few bucks. It will absorb the waste ink instead of risking it leaking into your printer bag when transported. All in all, I like but I do worry about the printhead reliability as w/ past EPSONs I've owned - they've all had clogged heads eventually unlike my former HP Mobile OfficeJet where you get a new head w/ each ink cartridge change. All in all - a good value, portable and powerhouse for its size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Printer for a Someone Always on the Go!

    Posted
    TheDude

    While searching for a product that can help a road warrior like myself print documents on the fly as access to normal printers isn't always convenient. I decided to try this product and boy am I ever glad I did. It's been a huge addition to my business. Sure it's not the fastest printer around...but its about the convenience of a mobile solution as opposed to spending time transferring things in e-mails or on flash drives and then heading to the nearest FedEx for $30 print jobs. The re-chargeable battery eliminates the need for a power source (and it keeps the weight of the product fairly negligible for carrying in my briefcase). The ability to connect over wi-fi or utilize the USB cord is also something that surprised me. I haven't had the same wi-fi issues some of the other reviewers have had but admittedly so, the printer works best with the USB connection. I haven't had ink leakage as of yet, but then again, I'm constantly using it. I've been quite happy with the value of this printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Printer

    Posted
    drlove

    I'm a truck driver and there is a lot of paperwork involved in trucking. I receive load information and various permits by email. This printer eliminates the need to find a truck stop or other location to print the needed documents. It can be hard to find ink for this printer. I like that I can email documents to this printer for later and I really like that it will easily print envelopes of different shapes and sizes. Prior to using this printer I used and still use an Epson DS 30 portable scanner to efficiently keep track of this mountain of paperwork. Both are fine office machines. When combined with my laptop and my android they give me complete office capability any and everywhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice little printer - instructions confusing

    Posted
    Biggi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I like the printer. It is very difficult to follow the directions and I had to call Epson several times. The WIFI connection was supposed to take up to 60 + characters. This is not so, it takes only 8, I had 11 characters for my router. I changed my pass code to 8 characters. Unfortunately some of my other gadgets in the house like wireless security camera etc. would not work with the new code. To fix this problem I had to have 2 technicians (not a free service call) from the Internet Provider and Security Systems Company to come to my house to change the setting for the other gadgets to work again. I did not choose to take this route and reset my router to my 11. Now I use the printer only with USB connection cord which works for me. It works like a charm now. If you need Wi-Fi with this printer I would not recommend it. Perhaps the Wi-Fi might work with an I-Pad which I did try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Difficult printer to use

    Posted
    02Children
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    My office jet mobile Bluetooth printer started giving me problems after 2 years. Had to get another mobile printer to use with my tablet while in the car. Noone makes Bluetooth any longer. Best they could come up with was this Epson workforce 100, which has wifi direct, as well as hot spot compatability. It was near impossible to set up. I spent hours with the Geek squad, multiple calls to Epson support, calls to Verizon support since I couldn't get it to hook up with my hotspot. Noone seems to know very much about the printer. The most helpful was Verizon tier 2 support. It is possible that Epson support may have been able to assist me.....if I had been able to understand any of their tech support agents. There is nothing more frustrating than needing help and not being able to understand someone. For this reason alone, I will never buy another Epson product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great mini portable printer

    Posted
    Mellemms

    I would totally recommend this printer for students, but more so for college students. It's a portable printer so you're able to take it anywhere you'd like and share with friends. Some colleges make you pay for printing papers, but this printer would totally save your life. In a get-up and go society it's so convenient for you to have. I'm always using it to print bills, school assignments, e-mail, etc. The only downfall to having the portable printer is: the capacity it holds for ink is low. So I'm constantly running out of ink every 2 months or so. But its doable. And I've recently run into a second problem. The printer reads: "Maintenace box is at the end of its service life. Turn off and replace it. T2950" I've had it over 2 years so I guess you can say the Maintenace box life lasts 2 to 2 1/2 years. I don't know if that's normal or not but doesn't bother me much. But besides the ink running out so fast and the second problem, I need to overcome. It's the best printer ever!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for travel!

    Posted
    REFord
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I purchased this printer when I discovered that my 15-year old Canon notebook printer wasn't compatible with my new laptop. I purchased it to use at conferences so I didn't have to lug a big printer around. It connected easily to my laptop (once I took the time to read the instructions). I love the wireless capability and it works pretty quickly. The only downside I've seen so far is with the ink. Once the black ink tank was empty, I couldn't print at all, not even if I changed the font color. My old Canon could still print using just one tank or the other, Because the conferences I attend are usually quite a distance from an office supply store, this was quite an inconvenience to discover. Now I know to be better prepared! Overall, it's a great little printer for on the go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but worth it!

    Posted
    guerillaz12
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I got this printer because I was looking for a very small inkjet printer. This thing is probably the smallest out there! I have a very small desk that I can't crowd up and I needed something small. This fits the bill perfectly. It even folds up to use less space when not in use. I realize it is a mobile printer but it functions great at home if you just want a great printer that is small. The WiFi printing makes printing from any where a breeze and I installed the Epson app on my phone so I can print from there too. A small bit of advice is the install the drivers on the disc or from the Epson website as if you use the windows built in on, it has awful printing capabilities. MAKE SURE YOU INSTALL THE OEM DRIVERS! I hope this helps you justify the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best printer for your mobile device

    Posted
    Af88
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was looking everywhere for basic prints directly from my iPhone. I bought several printers only to end up returning them due to the fact I don’t use a desktop computer and can’t connect a printer without one! I asked for help from numerous associates from different retailers and I would again just return the product. I finally came across this printer and thought it was too good to be true... the set up was extremely easy but connecting my home WiFi to the printer was tricky. After the connect was linked everything else was so easy! Thanks goodness for this printer! It prints very fast and even faster when connected to its charger! My Fav purchase of 2018!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Epson

      Hi Af88, we are happy to hear you are enjoying your new Epson WF-100 mobile printer. We appreciate your business, and hope you enjoy the rest of your day! Cheers, Eddie – The Epson Team. Epson

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Be close to it

    Posted
    Zoey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I got this for a trade show, it does work good and I am glad I bought it - but here is my advice. Set it up BEFORE you go. We are so thankful we did. We needed It for the direct print option. it is not as easy as the ad says, you have to get the app on your ipad and set it all up before. So do all that first. And then we learned that you need to be very close to it to do the direct print. Outside of that it works good, we had no problems. it printed correctly , we used it for four days and only had to plug it in once and did not run out of ink.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mobile printer

    Posted
    LandscaperGary1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    As a small business owner in the turf and landscaping industry, my truck is my office. I wear many hats, including the sales to new clients. This printer is reliable, easy to use, somewhat durable and helps me to print professional , office quality estimates, invoices, contracts and emails on the spot. I can print from my laptop, tablet or phone. It only prints up to 200 color pages and 250 black and white, but I am okay with that being that it’s small and very fast for a mobile printer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small, easy to set-up, very practical, quality

    Posted
    24HrMobileBusinessman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Bought this printer to make it easier on myself for daily printing duties for my 24/7 business when driving to my office just doesn't make sense. So far I've been thoroughly impressed with it's size/weight, speed at connecting with direct connect (very nice feature that doesn't require an internet connection), and print quality from such a small portable printer. The battery seems to last a long time and start up time is quick. Best of all no messy wires to deal with! So far this printer has lived up to the reviews I read during my hunt for a portable printer, hopefully it continues to live up to those lofty expectations and continues to provide quality printing while on the move.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working, started, stopped again

    Posted
    MrTight
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Works fine when it would turn on. When it stopped turning on (yes, it was plugged in to a hot plug, it was charged, I tried pressing-and-holding the power button, etc. etc.), I packed it up to return while still in the warranty period, and it magically turned on. It worked for a couple more months and then it turned off again. Now it is out of warranty. I think I will go back to the portable Canon it replaced. I only used this printers on occasional road trips, so it is not like it was overworked.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Epson

      Hi, we're sorry for the disappointing experience you've encountered with your Epson printer. Your WF-100 includes free technical support for the life of your product. Please give us the opportunity to assist you by calling our Epson Advanced Support Team. We can be reached at 1-800-241-5794; Hours: Monday – Friday, 6am – 8pm PT. We're here to help.

      Sincerely,
      Stephan – The Epson Team Epson

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This is by far the worst printer

    Posted
    username
    • My Best Buy® Member

    For a $300 printer this thing is garbage, the ink last about 30 pages, it has a maintenance box that must be replaced almost as often as the ink cartridges, and every time I print something it has a feed error. It constantly has connection issues over wifi and the last I checked this is supposed to be a mobile solution printer. I am not impressed with the quality of product for the money I spent and I would not recommend this printer to my worst enemy, much less a friend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Epson

      Hi, we are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with your Epson printer. Your WF-100 includes a 1-Year Limited Warranty, plus free technical support for the life of your product. You may reach our Epson Advanced Support Team directly at 1-800-241-5794. Regards, Marina – The Epson Team. Epson

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Broken After One Month. Do Not Buy!

    Posted
    Johnny
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Best Buy was not helpful. AFTER A MONTH AND A HALF of mild use, something called the maintenance box reached the end of its service life and the printer stopped working. Originally, I spent $299 plus tax but opted out of the protection plan because it cost extra. Big Mistake! The customer service person at Best Buy said they could not help me but for me to contact Epson directly. But without the box, I would probably be out of luck. So I wasted over $300 and now I'm shopping for a new printer, but not at Best Buy!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Epson

      Hi Johnny, we appreciate your business and welcome the opportunity to assist you. The Ink Maintenance Box stores ink that gets flushed from the system during print head cleaning, and is available for purchase here: https://epson.com/Accessories/Printer-Accessories/Ink-Maintenance-Box-for-WorkForce-WF-100-T295000/p/T295000 If you need further assistance, please reach out to our Epson Support Team at (562) 276-4382; Hours: Monday – Friday, 6am – 8pm PT; Saturday, 7am – 4pm PT. We're here to help. Sincerely, Marina – The Epson Team. Epson

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mixed Review

    Posted
    GadgetGuy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I like EPSON printers, I own three others. But this mobile printer is not built as good as their All in One office models. A limit of 20 page sheet feeder, it tends to grab and wrinkle the first few pages when the paper feeder is "full". I am replacing a 15yr old Canon i70 which works flawlessly, but isn't supported anymore. Also, the Canon doesn't have the features of the newer printers, like wireless, direct connect and Apple Print. Overall, the EPSON has more features that I was looking for compared to other similar mobile printers on the market right now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Super small and light

    Posted
    2bavet
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Previous to this the only printer that was mobile wireless and battery was an HP 100 which I own. This is much lighter and faster than the HP. Unfortunately, I have yet to get the wireless part to work without a network. The battery is also quite a bit shorter lived. It says it can print up to 50 pages but since I turn it on and off multiple times daily It does not last a week with only printing about 20 pages per week. The HP easily lasted more than a week. If I can get the wireless part to work I will still be happy since I carry it on my back. Certainly batter life and weight are related.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Portable Printer

    Posted
    AggMom
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I needed something portable for my business and this, so far, fits the bill. My experience with Epson has been somewhat less than stellar, but I reasoned that since it wouldn't get the heavy demands that my desktop printer gets, I'd give it a shot - and I paid for the Geek Squad Product Replacement Plan. It is a bit time consuming (toggling with a tiny lever to input a password) to get the thing connected to a mobile hot spot, so be sure you connect it before you set out on any adventures. Other than that, it printed beautifully.

    I would recommend this to a friend