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WORKFORCE WF-2538/2548



The multifunction WorkForce WF-2538 and WF-2548 allow you to print, scan, copy and fax with low cost ink cartridges and enjoy high durability.

Exceptional printing capabilities come with full suite of Epson Connect services, allowing you to print web pages, important documents and photos wirelessly from compatible devices such as iOS and Android.

WorkForce WF-2538


WorkForce WF-2548

Wi-Fi & Ethernet





Wi-Fi Ethernet


Ultra Compact All in One

Print, copy, scan and fax all your documents with one single printer and save unnecessary cost.

Low Cost Ink Cartridges

Enjoy affordable individual ink cartridges that come with exceptional low cost for black ink cartridges and ensure long uninterrupted printing.

Wireless Printing with Epson Connect

Integrated wireless connectivity for easy shared and mobile printing.


WORKFORCE WF-2538/2548

The all-in-one WorkForce printers are designed to give you more with less; more functions and features that come with low cost.

Scan, copy and fax your documents with an impressive colour print speed and affordable individual ink cartridges, saving you unnecessary cost.

Ultra Compact All in One

Print, copy, scan and fax your documents with the WorkForce printers that come with wireless printing capabilities and save unnecessary cost and time.

Low Cost Individual Ink Cartridges

Built for optimum affordability, the WF-2538 and 2548 printers come with impressive print quality and efficiency. With the option of 190XL high-capacity black ink cartridge that reduces the replacement times of consumables, the WorkForce printers let you indulge in uninterrupted printing and efficiency at its best.

Wireless Printing with Epson Connect

With Epson Connect, printing documents or photos from anywhere in the world would be wireless and effortless.

iPrint lets you print directly from smart devices. You can also scan

to your device to send as an email, or upload to cloud services such as, Dropbox, Evernote ® or Google ® Doc ™ .

• Email Print

Print to any Email Print enabled Epson printer from any devices or PC

with e-mail access. Email Print features a unique e-mail address assigned

to your printer. Simply send your mail to that e-mail address, and your

document will be automatically printed. Customise your print settings

conveniently at Epson Connect portal using your registered login account.

• Remote Print Driver

Print to a compatible Epson printer anywhere in the world using a

Windows PC with the Remote Print driver installed or from an IOS or

Android device with iPrint 3.0 and simply print via internet connectivity

as if your printer is connected to your device, it is as easy as clicking on

File/ Print.

Scan to Cloud* Scanned files can be uploaded directly to Cloud services

without the hassle of going through a PC, making storage and sharing

easy. Scanning directly to an email right from your printer can also

be done with this feature.

Other mobile solutions:

• Apple ® AirPrint ™ enables easy wireless printing from your iOS devices.

• Google Cloud Print ™ allows you to print with Gmail™ or Google Docs account either from your smart devices or Google Chrome Browser on PC.

*Applicable to WF-2548 only


WF-2538 and 2548 can be shared within your work group with its Wi-Fi/

Ethernet* function, increasing efficiency and productivity.

*Applicable to WF-2548 only

Smooth Operation with Integrated 2.5" Colour

LCD Panel*

Enhance efficiency with a built-in 2.5" colour LCD panel, providing versatile functions and viewing purposes that include PC-less photo printing,

Scan-to-Cloud function and viewing job statuses.

*Applicable to WF-2548 only

Faxing Made Easy

Sending and receiving fax is now a breeze with 30-page automatic document feeder (ADF), Broadcast Fax and PC-fax function that allow you to send multiple documents simultaneously through your computer. The

WorkForce printers feature a 180-page fax storage memory, ensuring that all your incoming faxes will be received securely.

Smudge, Fade and Water Resistant Prints with

Epson DURABrite

Ultra Ink

Epson DURABrite ink is ideal for workgroups that require volume printing with fast performance and high reliability. Superior print quality is now possible with this smudge, fade and water resistant ink that can be replaced easily, as and when needed for different colours.

Easy to Use

WF-2538 and 2548 come with a rear feeder tray capable of supporting various types of media, including labels, thick paper, envelopes and special photo paper. Additional features include:

• ID Copy

Impeccable copy feature that makes it easy to print out both sides of an ID card onto a single sheet of paper with ease.

• Scan to USB*

Convenient scanning feature that enables printing and scanning straight to USB without the hassle of going through a PC.

*Applicable to WF-2548 only

Maximise Productivity with Fast Prints

With a print speed of up to 34 pages per minute (ppm) and laser quality print outs at 9ppm, waiting time will be significantly reduced. Printing quick reference documents has never been easier and more efficient.

Small Footprint

The WorkForce printers not only work well, but also fit comfortably in your office. They sport a compact design and footprint that can be easily integrated into small desktops.

Minimise energy costs with these Energy Star certified printers that have up to 70% lower power consumption than conventional lasers without compromising high productivity.

*Results based on Epson internal testing conducted using US-equivalent

120V models.

For more information on Epson’s environmental programme, visit


190/190XL ink

Epson individual ink cartridges are designed specifically to work with your Epson printer to ensure long uninterrupted printing.

Epson Ink Tank System Printers M100/M200

Epson M100/M200 printer features a mono ink tank system with high speed and laser-like quality printouts.


WORKFORCE WF-2538/2548



Print Method

Nozzle Configuration

Print Direction

Maximum Resolution

Default Black Resolution

Minimum Ink Droplet Volume

Print Speed

Max Draft Text - Memo A4 *1 (Bk/Cl)

ISO Default - ISO 24734 (Bk/Cl)

Max Photo Draft - 10x15cm/4x6in *2


Copy Speed

Max Draft Text - Memo A4 (Bk/Cl)


Copy Mode

Maximum Copies from Standalone


Scanner Type

Sensor Type

Optical Resolution


Maximum Scan Area

Scanner Bit Depth Colour


Black & White

Scan speed

(300 dpi) Monochrome / Colour

(600 dpi) Monochrome / Colour

(1200 dpi) Monochrome / Colour


Maximum Document Size

Paper Type

Paper Thickness

Paper Capacity

Fax Function

Type of FAX

FAX speed (data transfer rate)

FAX transmission speed

FAX resolution Black & White


Error Correction Mode

Fax Speed Dials (max)

Automatic redial

Page memory

Other Fax details

Printer Interface




Epson Connect Features

Other Mobile Solutions

Paper Handling

Paper Feed Method

Number of Paper Trays

Paper Hold Capacity Input capacity

Output capacity

Paper size

Maximum Paper Size

Print Margin

Noise Level

PC Printing / PGPP Best Photo*



PC Printing / Plain Paper Default*



Electrical Specifications

Rated Voltage

Rated Frequency

Power Consumption

Energy Star certified

Printer Software

Operating system compatibility

On-Line Guide

Epson Genuine Ink Cartridges

T190 Ink Series

T190XL Ink






WF-2538 WF-2548

On-demand ink jet (piezoelectric)

180 nozzles Black, 59 nozzles, each colour (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow)

Bi-directional printing, Uni-directional printing

5760 x 1440 dpi (with Variable-Sized Droplet Technology)

360 x 360 dpi

3 pl

Approx. 34 ppm #1 / 18 ppm #2

Approx. 9.0 ipm / 4.7 ipm

Approx. 27 sec per photo (W/Border), Approx. 38 sec per photo (Borderless)

Dimensions & Weight


Weight: 5.8 kg (12.8lb)



Approx. 34 cpm / 18 cpm

25-400%, Auto Fit Function

Standard copy mode, with Borderfree


Flatbed colour image scanner


1200 dpi x 2400 dpi


216 x 297 mm (8.5 x 11.7")

48-bit internal, 24-bit external

16-bit internal, 8-bit external

16-bit internal, 1-bit external

2.2 msec/line , 7.0 msec/line

2.4 msec/line , 12.7 msec/line

8.5 msec/line , 25.4 msec/line

Legal Size

Plain Paper

64 - 95 g/m 2

30 sheets (64 g/m 2 )

Walk-up black-and-white and colour fax capability

Up to 33.6kbps

Approx. 3 sec / page

Standard (8pels/mm x 3.85lines/mm), Fine (8pels/mm x 7.7lines/mm),

Photo (8pels/mm x 7.7lines/mm with error diffusion)

Fine (200x200dpi), Photo (200x200dpi)

CCITU/ITU Group3 fax with Error Correction Mode

60 Names & Numbers


Page memory Up to 180 pages (ITU-T No.1 chart)

PC Fax (Transmission), Broadcast Fax (Mono only), Group Dial (Up to 30 groups), Delay Send

High-Speed USB 2.0

IEEE 802.11b/g/n


Epson iPrint, Email Print,

Remote Print Driver

Apple ® AirPrint ™ , Google Cloud Print ™


Epson iPrint, Email Print,

Remote Print Driver, Scan to Cloud

Friction feed


100 sheets, A4 Plain paper

20 sheets, Premium Glossy Photo Paper

30 sheets, A4 Plain paper (Default Text)

A4, A5, A6, B5, 10x15cm(4x6"), 13x18cm(5x7"), 9x13cm(3½x5"), Letter(8½x11"), Legal(8½x14"),

Half Letter(5½x8½"), 13x20cm(5x8"), 20x25cm(8x10"), 16:9 wide size, 100x148mm,

Envelopes: #10(4 x9½"), DL(110x220mm), C6(114x162mm)

8.5" x 44"

0mm top, left, right, bottom via custom settings in printer driver *3




Weight: 5.9 kg (13.0lb)









*1 Print speed (Pages Per Minute) is calculated

when printed on A4 plain paper in the fastest

mode. Print speed may vary depending on

system configuration, print mode, document

complexity, software, type of paper used

and connectivity. Print speed does not include

processing time on host computer.

5.0 B(A) (Colour)

36 dB(A) (Colour)

5.7 B(A) (Colour)

43 dB(A) (Colour)

* ISO7779 for MFPs

AC 100-240V Universal

50~60 Hz

9.0W (Standalone Copying), 4.5W (Ready Mode)

2.2W (Sleep Mode), 0.3W (Power Off Mode)


10W (Standalone Copying), 5.0W (Ready Mode)

2.4W (Sleep Mode), 0.3W (Power Off Mode)

Windows XP/XP Professional x64 Edition/Vista/7/8

Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.x, 10.7.x


Page Yield *4


380 (Composite)


Order Code







Black text


Black text and graphics


Photo 4R

(4 x 6")

*2 When printed on Epson Premium Glossy

Photo Paper.

*3 Otherwise 3 mm top, left, right, bottom.

*4 In accordance with ISO 24711/24712. Actual

yields will vary considerably for reasons

including images printed, print settings,

temperature and humidity. Yields may be lower

when printing infrequently or predominantly with

one ink colour. A variable amount of ink remains

in the cartridges after the “replace cartridge”

signal. Part of the ink from the first cartridges is

used for priming the printer. Ink is used for both

printing and print head maintenance. All inks are

used for both black and colour printing.

© 2012 Epson Singapore Pte Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Reproduction in part or in whole, without the written permission from Epson, is strictly prohibited. EPSON and

EXCEED YOUR VISION are registered trademarks of

Seiko Epson Corporation. All other products names and other company names used herein are for identification purposes only and are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Epson disclaims any and all rights in those marks. Print samples shown are simulations only. Specifications and product availability are subject to change without notice and may vary between countries. Please check with local

Epson offices for more information.


Key Features

  • Print, scan, copy & fax
  • Low-cost ink cartridges
  • Wireless & ethernet connectivity
  • High print speed
  • Compact design
  • Energy Star certified

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Frequently Answers and Questions

What is Epson Connect?
Epson Connect is a suite of services that allows you to print, scan, and share documents wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
What is the print speed of the WF-2538 and WF-2548?
The WF-2538 and WF-2548 have a print speed of up to 34 pages per minute (ppm) for black text and 18 ppm for color documents.
Can I print from my smartphone or tablet?
Yes, the WF-2538 and WF-2548 support wireless printing with Epson Connect, allowing you to print from your smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi.
What are the ink cartridge options for the WF-2538 and WF-2548?
The WF-2538 and WF-2548 use individual ink cartridges, and you can choose between standard and high-capacity cartridges.
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