Looking to upgrade your office printer this year in Canada? Need an A3 printer that does it all affordably, reliably, and with outstanding results? Then look no further than this list of the best A3 colour multifunction printers for Canadian businesses in 2021.
The printers listed here represent the next generation of multifunction printers for businesses. They’re all powered by Epson PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology and are innovative ink-based alternatives to colour laser printers. Yes, they are business inkjet printers, and they are amazing!
Epson WorkForce Enterprise WF-C21000 A3 Colour MFP 100 ppm
Who says laser printers are the only choice for speed? The Epson WorkForce Enterprise WF-C21000 A3 colour multifunction printer has a print speed of up to 100 ISO pages per minute and is the fastest on our list. Heat-Free Technology results in a fast page out as the printer does not need to warm up before printing as with laser printers.
The Epson WorkForce Enterprise WF-C21000 has a print resolution of 2400 dpi, a paper capacity of up to 5,350 sheets (with optional 3,000-sheet tray), and a max paper size of 13” by 19”. It prints, scans, copies, and faxes over the network or via the cloud and has a monthly duty cycle of 100,000 pages.
The Epson WorkForce Enterprise WF-C21000 A3 multifunction printer uses DuraBrite Pro pigment inks in T02Y Ultra High Capacity ink cartridges with page yields of 50,000 black and colour ISO pages. This keeps ink costs low and minimizes interventions.
This multifunction printer includes standard USB, wireless, Ethernet, NFC, and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity as well as extended connectivity options for up to 2 Ethernet ports and up to 3 Super G3 fax cards. Advanced security features help ensure confidentiality as print jobs and faxes are sent to the printer.
Because the Epson WorkForce Enterprise WF-C21000 A3 colour multifunction printer is a member of the Epson WorkForce Enterprise family, optional stapler and booklet finishers are available for it (sold separately).
The Epson WorkForce Enterprise WF-C21000 A3 MFP also has the lowest power consumption in its class compared to similarly featured 45 ppm or faster color multifunction printers based on industry available data as of October 2019. This business network printer operates off of a standard 110-volt outlet, so there’s no need for special electrical work.
Epson WorkForce Enterprise WF-C20600 A3 Colour MFP 60 ppm
Another WorkForce Enterprise printer to consider is the Epson WorkForce Enterprise WF-C20600 A3 colour multifunction printer. The Epson WorkForce Enterprise WF-C20600 is also fast with a print speed of up to 60 pages per minute. This enterprise inkjet multifunction printer shares many of the same features as the WF-C21000 A3 printer discussed above including the same paper and ink capacity, 2400 dpi print resolution, optional finishers, low power consumption, extended connectivity options, and advanced features. The main difference is that it is slower at 60 pages per minute versus 100 pages per minute for the WF-C21000.
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C879R A3 Multifunction Colour Printer 25 ppm
Next up, we have the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C879R which is part of the WorkForce Pro HC (High Capacity) family. The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C879R A3 MFP is ideal for cost-conscious workgroups in Canada requiring a fast, reliable, low-hassle workhorse.
At 26 black and 25 colour ISO pages per minute, the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C879R is a fast business inkjet printer that prints, scans, copies, and faxes. It uses Epson’s Replaceable Ink Pack System rather than ink cartridges with page yields of up to 86,000 black and 50,000 colour ISO pages. It also offers the lowest power consumption in its class compared to similarly featured 35 ppm or less colour multifunction printers based on industry available data as of June 2019.
The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C879R comes standard with a 250-sheet paper tray and a 150-sheet rear feed. Three optional 500-sheet paper trays are available (sold separately) to bring the total paper capacity up to 1,900. It offers USB, wireless, and Ethernet connectivity.
Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C8690 A3 Colour MFP with PCL/PostScript
Another outstanding value for businesses in Canada is the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C8690 A3 colour multifunction printer with PCL/PostScript. This WorkForce Pro business inkjet printer has a 24 ppm print speed for both black and colour and a 4,800 dpi. It uses 4 large individual ink cartridges with page yields that vary based on capacity. The extra high capacity ink cartridges yield up to 11,500 black and 8,000 color ISO pages.
Like all of the Epson printers listed here, the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C8690 is powered by Epson PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology. It prints, scans, copies, and faxes, includes advanced security features, and prints A3 sized pages. The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C8690 uses up to 85 percent less energy than similarly featured 30 ppm or less A3 color laser printers priced at $2,499 USD as of December 2017.
The Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C8690 comes with a 250-sheet paper tray and an 80-sheet rear feed. Three optional 500-sheet paper trays are available.
Epson WorkForce ST-C8000 Colour MFP Supertank Printer
The 25 ppm (black and colour) Epson WorkForce ST-C8000 colour MFP A3 printer is one of Epson’s “Supertank” models offering cartridge-free printing and very low per page printing costs — about 2 cents per colour ISO page. The Epson WorkForce ST-C8000 comes with two years of ink in the box and is refillable via low-cost, mess-free replacement pigment ink bottles. Replacement ink bottles have a page yield of 7,500 pages for black and 6,000 pages for colour.
The Epson WorkForce ST-C8000 colour MFP A3 printer is the perfect size for desktop use. With its high speed USB, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet connectivity options, it can be placed virtually anywhere. Like all of the A3 printers listed here, the Epson WorkForce ST-C8000 prints, scans, copies, and faxes over the network, from mobile devices, or via the cloud.
The Epson WorkForce ST-C8000 has a total paper capacity of 550 sheets across two 250-sheet paper trays and a 50-sheet rear feed. Heat-free Technology means the Epson WorkForce ST-C8000 offers fast first page out and low energy costs. This WorkForce printer has a print resolution of up to 4,800 dpi.
Epson WorkForce EC-C7000 A3 Colour Multifunction Printer
Another fast 13” by 19” colour multifunction printer for businesses in Canada is the Epson WorkForce EC-C7000. This WorkForce printer has up to 4,800 dpi print resolution and reaches 25 ISO pages per minute for black documents and 12 ppm for colour. It prints, scans, copies, and faxes. The Epson WorkForce EC-C7000 uses large ink cartridges. The extra high capacity black ink cartridge yields up to 2,200 black ISO pages while the extra large capacity colour ink cartridges yield up to 1,100 ISO pages.
The Epson WorkForce EC-C7000 A3 colour MFP offers comprehensive security features and low energy costs. It comes with two 250-sheet paper trays.
Which A3 Multifunction Colour Printer is Best for Your Canadian Business?
As you can see, Epson manufacturers several excellent A3 multifunction printers with varying features, capacities, and price ranges. We can help you determine the best Epson business inkjet printer for your office’s typical use cases. We offer comprehensive service plans to businesses in the Greater Toronto Area. Whether you’re looking for a low monthly payment or want to purchase a printer outright, we can help. Contact us today to discuss your printing needs.