The HP LaserJet Enterprise M577dn and the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 offer fast print speeds, full colour printing, and 4-in-1 (print, scan, copy, and fax) functions. Both offer automatic duplex printing, advanced security features, and mobile printing options. However, the HP LaserJet Enterprise M577dn has a faster print speed and costs about thirteen hundred dollars more than the Epson WF-C5790. Are the differences — primarily a 16 ISO pages per minutes difference — worth paying that much more? Here’s how the Epson WF-C5790 and the HP LaserJet Enterprise M577dn compare.
Epson WF-C5790 MFP @ $389.00 CAD
Powered by PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology, the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C5790 multifunction printer is inkjet-based and available in two models: a refillable “supertank” model with two years of ink included in the box or a Replaceable Ink Pack System model that uses large, replaceable ink packs with ISO page yields of up to 10,000 pages.
The print quality on the Epson WF-C5790 is outstanding and goes up to 4800 dpi. It uses Epson DuraBrite Ultra pigment ink that offers beautiful colours and longevity and dries instantly. The Epson WF-C5790 is ideal for offices that print up to 2,500 pages per month.
As an all-in-one colour printer, the Epson WF-C5790 is a printer, scanner, copier, and fax machine. It includes cloud support for printing and emailing documents as well as mobile printing. It is open platform ready and supports PCL and PostScript. The Epson WF-C5790 features a variety of security features including PIN number certification for job release, SSL/TLS security, IPSec, and more. A 4.3-inch colour display touchscreen is user friendly and easy to navigate.
The Epson WF-C5790 offers a fast first page out and an ISO print speed of up to 24 pages per minute (black and colour). Because it is heat-free and Energy Star qualified, it offers lower energy costs than comparable colour laser printers.
HP LaserJet Enterprise M577dn @ $1700.00 CAD
The HP LaserJet Enterprise M577dn colour laser printer is also a multifunction printer offering a wide range of desirable features in an office photocopier. It uses individual color toner cartridges with an ISO page yield of up to about 9,500 pages.
The HP LaserJet Enterprise M577dn has a print resolution of up to 3,600 dpi and a recommended monthly page volume of between 2,000 to 7,500 pages per month. Its first page out speeds are as fast as 5.5 seconds for black, and 6.8 seconds for colour. This means the printer must warm up for before printing begins.
As a multifunction printer, the HP LaserJet Enterprise M577dn does it all: prints, scans, copies, and faxes. It offers mobile and cloud printing, multiple print languages, and a wide range of advanced security features. This printer features a large, 8-inch colour touchscreen.
With a print speed of 40 ISO pages per minute, the M577dn is faster than the Epson WF-C5790 — by about 16 ISO pages per minute. While this seems like a big difference, the M577dn’s warmup time comes into play. For typical office print jobs of just a few pages, these two printers actually get the job done about the same time. The HP will be faster for larger print jobs.
See the speed comparison for yourself here, 4 Page First Page Out Speed Test