Monday, 12 November 2012

Epson WorkForce 545 Wireless All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer, Copier, Scanner, Fax, iOS/Tablet/Smartphone/AirPrint Compatible (C11CB88201) Review

Engineered for Business. The Workforce 545 brings your home office the World's Fastest print speeds in its class, plus all the tools you need to take on any project. It boasts a 250-sheet paper tray. And, you can save on ink, with available Extra High-capacity ink cartridges. Get up to 40%less printing costs than color lasers, you can even save time with speeds of 15 ISO ppm (black) and 7.2 ISO ppm (color). Use the 30-page ADFto quickly copy, scan or fax stacks of originals. Easily share your all-in-one with built-in wired and wireless networking. Or, use Epson Connect to print from popular mobile devices. This powerful product is built to help you keep your business running at full speed.Compatible Operating Systems Windows: Windows 7, Vista, XP, XP x64, Mac: OS X 10.4.11, 10.5.8, 10.6.x, 10.7.x.Rated Voltage : 100 to 120 VAC.

Product Features

  • World's fastest all-in-one
  • 15 ISO ppm black, 7.2 ISO ppm color
  • 250-sheet paper tray
  • Low ink cost
  • Extra-high capacity ink available
Epson Outdid Themselves!
Let me start by saying I got this printer in November, so I've used it for about two months before writing this review.

I work in the IT industry and I have personally owned or used hundreds of printer brands/models. I have owned wireless all-in-one devices from various big brands including HP, Lexmark, Epson, and Brother. While most of them are comparable I have to give Epson the nod here. They really outdid themselves with this model. It is a full multi-function device, providing document/photo printing, copier and fax functions, wirelessly - and all at reasonable price.

What's in the box?
* Epson Workforce 545 printer
* Power Cable
* Telephone Cable
* Installation CD
* User Guide
* One each of Epson black, magenta, cyan, and yellow ink cartridges.

Set up is a breeze. Install the ink cartridges, then simply power it up and follow the menu to join it to your wireless network, or if you prefer, connect it via USB cable (NOT included) to your PC. The printer is compatible with Apple AirPrint and Google CloudPrint.

The printer tray holds 250 pages, much more than some other models. Some folks may not care about that, but to me its a big deal. I hate having to feed the printer every couple of days because its out of paper.

Its print production is rated at 15 pages per minute (black) and 7.2 ppm in color. Copier speed is 12 ppm/5.5 ppm black/color. It's optical scan resolution is 2400 dpi. For sheer speed, the 545 is great for this type of device.

It is an average size for this family of devices, 17.6" wide x 14.2" deep x 9.1" high.

The included cartridges are the 126 model standard Epson cartridges. They also sell a model 127 which is higher capacity. The color cartridges are separate instead of combined, always a nice feature compared to throwing out a tri-color cartridge just because one of the three colors is empty.

After using the product for a couple of months, I can say I really love it. It is one of the best all-in-one devices I've used. I've had no jams, no memory issues or other system hang ups (which I have had with some HP devices), and in general its really a nice product.

Color photos are very nice quality and the ink does come out dry, whereas on some HPs I end up having to put the photos aside for a minute to completely dry. Not a big deal, but just noting it.

The warranty from Epson is one year, which includes phone support.

I would highly recommend the Epson WorkForce 545.

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