Epson WorkForce Pro WF-C879R

Energy efficient multifunction printing in the office
Ideal for environments that demand high productivity and expanded connectivity, the WorkForce Pro WF-C879R colour multifunction printer, powered by PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology, offers environmental benefits throughout. Its Replaceable Ink Pack System delivers up to 86,000 pages (black) and up to 50,000 pages (colour), without needing to change consumables which means fewer interventions.
  • Lowest power consumption in its class
    Heat-Free Technology means energy use is kept to a minimum
  • Fast first page out time (FPOT)
    No warm up time means a FPOT of 4.8 secs
  • High scan speeds
    100ppm single-pass duplex ADF
  • Lower your environmental impact
    Low energy consumption reduces CO2 footprint, no ozone gas emissions
  • Low running costs
    Benefit from a low Total Cost of Ownership

Features & Benefits


Low environmental impact
In addition to speeding up printing, the lack of heat needed by the inkjet technology also helps to cut the environmental impact of print by providing a low power solution with fewer supplies. The high ink yield means less waste from supplies, and you can rest assured from a lack of toner dust and ozone gas emissions.

High productivity
A fast First Page Out Time (FPOT) of 4.8 secs from ready mode and a fast duplex scan speed of 100ppm help to keep productivity high. A maximum paper capacity of 1,330 sheets means less time spent refilling.

Built for business
It’s compatible with a wide-range of solutions. Boost productivity and monitor print usage via server-based Epson Print Admin; control, analyse and manage your printer fleet with Epson Device Admin; or manage advanced push scan functions with Document Capture Pro. Benefit from our partner solutions like Nuance, PaperCut and Y Soft that can be adapted to meet specific business needs.

Low running costs
High ink yields lower the need to order and replace supplies frequently, and help to deliver predictable print costs and a competitive Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Also, inkjet technology with fewer replacement parts, lowers the costs of servicing and intervention.



Printing Technology:
PrecisionCore Heat-Free 4S printhead 4-colour inkjet

Minimum Ink Droplet Size:
3 droplet sizes, as small as 3.7 picoliters

Maximum Print Resolution:
4800 x 1200 optimised dpi

ISO Print Speed:

  • Black: 26 ISO ppm
  • Colour: 25 ISO ppm

2-Sided ISO Print Speed:

  • Black: 16 ISO ppm
  • Colour: 16 ISO ppm

Maximum Draft Print Speed:

  • Black: 35 ISO ppm
  • Colour: 35 ISO ppm


Ink Type:
DURABrite Pro pigment ink

Ink Palette:
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black

Ink Configuration:
4 individual ink packs

Replacement Ink:

  • T05A High-capacity Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
  • T05B Extra High-capacity Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Ink Yield Information:

  • T05A High-capacity Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow (ISO pages – Black: 20,000 Colour: 20,000)
  • T05B Extra High-capacity Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow (ISO pages – Black: 86,000, Colour: 50,000)

Fade Resistance / Print Longevity:
Up to 118 years


Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 – macOS 10.15.x
  • Linux
  • Citrix
  • Android
  • iOS

Server Systems:

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012


  • Operating: 10° to 35° C (50° to 95° F )
  • Storage: -20° to 40° C (-4° to 104° F)


  • Operating: 20 – 80%
  • Storage: 5 – 85% (no condensation)

Sound Level:

  • Power: 6.6 B(A)
  • Pressure: 49 dB(A)


  • Printing: 24.4″ x 37.0″ x 29.9″
  • Storage: 24.4″ x 29.6″ x 28.0″

166.7 lb

PIN number certification for job release, user control access, printer and network settings via Web Config using printer’s IP address, SSL/TLS security, IPsec, TPM


ISO Copy Speed:

  • Black: 22 ISO cpm
  • Colour: 21 ISO cpm

Copy Quality:
Colour/Black-and-White: Text/Text and Image Standard/Best, Photo, Barcode

Copy Quantity:
1 — 999 (PC-free)

Maximum Copy Size:
11.7″ x 17″

Copy Features:

  • Auto 2-sided
  • Preview
  • Resize
  • Collate
  • Adjustable Copy Density


Scanner Type:
Colour flatbed/Auto 2-sided ADF

Photoelectric Device:
Colour CIS line sensor

Optical Resolution:
600 x 600 dpi

Hardware Resolution:
600 x 600 dpi

Maximum Resolution:
9600 x 9600 dpi interpolated

Colour Bit Depth:
30-bit colour input/24-bit colour output

Scan Bed Size:
17″ x 11.7″

Scanning Speed:
50 ppm simplex/100 ppm duplex

Automatic Document Feeder

150 pages

Paper Weight:
Single Side: 38 – 128 GSM, Doubleside: 50 – 128 GSM

Scanning Speed:
50 ppm simplex/100 ppm duplex


Fax Settings:
Black-and-white and colour

Fax Speed:
Modem: 33.6 Kbps — as fast as 3 sec per page

Up to 550 pages

Speed Dials:
200 (max.)
1 standard SuperG3 card support, 2 optional SuperG3 Fax cards support


  • PC-Fax
  • Auto Redial
  • Address Book
  • Delay Send
  • Broadcast Fax
  • Fax to Email
  • 2-sided Fax


Standard Connectivity:

  • SuperSpeed USB (compatible with USB 3.0 specification)
  • Wireless LAN IEEE (802.11 b/g/n/a/ac)
  • Wired Ethernet (1000 Base-T/100 Base-TX/10 Base-T)
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Extended Connectivity:
    • Up to 2 Ethernet ports support
    • Up to 3 SuperG3 Fax cards support

Network Protocols:
TCP/IP v4/v6

Network Printing Protocols:
IPP, LPD, Port 9100, WSD

Network Management Protocols:

WLAN Security:
WEP 64/128-bit, WPA PSK (AES), WPA2 Enterprise, WPA3 Enterprise

Mobile Printing Solutions

Epson Connect:
Epson Email Print, Epson iPrint Mobile App, Epson Remote Print

Apple AirPrint, Fire OS

Paper Handling

PC-Free Paper Support:
3.5″ x 5″, 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″, Letter, Legal, 11″ x 17″, A3, A4, A5, A6, B5

Paper Sizes:
3.5″ x 5″, 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″, 8″ x 10″, 8.5″ x 11″, 8.5″ x 14″, A3, A4, A5, A6, B4, B5, half letter, executive, 11″ x 17″, 13″ x 19″, user definable (3.5″ – 47.2″ in length)

Maximum Paper Size:
13″ x 47.5″

Paper Types:

  • Plain paper
  • Epson Bright White Pro Paper
  • Epson Presentation Paper Matte
  • Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
  • Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte Double-sided
  • Epson Photo Paper Glossy
  • Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
  • Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
  • Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
  • Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster

Envelope Types:

  • No. 10
  • plain paper
  • bond paper
  • air mail

Paper Weight:
64 – 255 GSM, 64 – 150 GSM duplex

Input Paper Capacity:
250 sheets plain paper, Rear feed: 150 sheets (1,900 sheets total with three optional 500-sheet paper trays), 15 envelopes

Printer Details

5″ colour touchscreen with tilting feature

Printer Language:
Epson ESC/P-R, PCL 5 emulation, PCL 6 emulation, Adobe PostScript 3 emulation

Software Included:
Epson printer driver, PCL 5 driver emulation, PCL 6 driver emulation, Adobe PostScript 3 emulation, Document Capture Pro

Monthly Duty Cycle:
Up to 75,000 pages/month (Recommended monthly page volume: up to 10,000 pages)

Special Features:
Built-in HDD

Optional convenient manual stapler up to 20-sheet capacity


Rated Voltage:
AC 100 – 240 V Universal (Automatic)

Rated Frequency:
50 – 60 Hz

Power Consumption:

  • Approx. 50 W ISO 24712 (Standalone copy printing)
  • Approx. 25 W (Standby)
  • Approx. 1.1 W (Sleep)
  • Approx. 0.15 W (Power off)
  • ENERGY STAR qualified
  • Typical Energy Consumption (TEC): 0.3 kWh

Rated Current:
2.2 A – 1.0 A