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Wireless, Fast, and Great Color,
This review is from: Epson WorkForce All-In-One Wireless Color Inkjet Printer WF-2540, Black (Office Product)
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I'm not quite sure what else you could be looking for that you won't find with the WF-2540? Epson has made a top of the line, ink jet multi-function printer, perfect for a small office or home use that gives you wireless connectivity.
The Epson Workforce has it all, a flatbed scanner, copier functions, the ability to connect wirelessly from you PC, Laptop and Ipad, and a speedy printer that does not sacrifice quality. I've put this printer through it's paces already. I've been scanning in a lot of old photos so that I can share these old photos with other family members. I've been scanning in photos from the 1910's through the 2000's, and the scanner is quick, provides great quality and the Epson software that comes with the WF-2540 allows me to crop, fix red-eye and enhance some of these older photos so that they really pop. This has been a huge undertaking that the Epson printer has made much easier.
While scanning the photos I've found some wonderful pics of my parents as kids and wanted to print them out. Using generic Staples brand inkjet photo paper, the Epson provides great photo quality prints. I've framed a few of them and no one has any clue that I've given them a copy run off of a home inkjet printer!
I like too that the printer takes seperate ink cartridges for each color instead of the old HP tri-color carts I was used to. So if Cyan runs out, I simply replace the cyan cartridge. I don't have to toss out the unused Magenta and Yellow ink. In this economy every penny counts!!
Highly recommended, this is a slick, fast, quiet and great looking printer that packs the same punch as a printer twice it's price.
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Initial post: Jan 3, 2013 7:39:37 PM PST
Paul B. Schlosberg says:
Graboidz thank you for your review of the Epson WR-2540. I am probably going to buy this tomorrow. I bought the HP 8500 a while ago, though happy with the performance, i am VERY UNHAPPY with the fact that I have to replace all the color cartridges to the tune of about $90 even if I just want to print in black and white. This is quite disturbing that a company of HP's so-called credibility would intentionally rip people off this way. I doubt if this Epson will be able to replicate the 8500's speed on printing black and white, essentially laser-like speed. However, I may buy it anyway, simply its economy. You said that the printer takes seperate cartridges for each color, does this hold true for black as well? Most of my printing is black and white, but I also need the possibility for color every once in a while, which is why I bought the 8500 and got rid of my small office laser.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 4:57:54 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 4, 2013 4:58:57 AM PST
Paul, yes the black is a seperate cartridge. The Epson's speed, especially printing in B/W is pretty solid as well. HP makes a great product, but they've priced themselves out of the game for me too. I'll actually go for a Brother or Epson printer as they provide the same quality of an HP, and the pricing is a lot easier on the wallet.
Posted on Aug 9, 2013 8:02:20 AM PDT
Inga Magi says:
Hello! While scanning photos, did you use the auto-feeder? Or did you do them one-by-one. I also have many old photos I want to scan, so an auto-feeder would really help the process.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2013 8:12:25 AM PDT
Hi Inga. I would actually just place the photos on scan bed, and did not use the auto feed. But, what I found helpful, is that I could place 2, 3 and sometimes 4 individual photos on the scan bed at a time, and each would then scan in as a seperate picture. Just make sure to leave a 1/4" or so between photos so that they will scan as seperate images, and that should save you some time.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2013 8:16:19 AM PDT
Inga Magi says:
Ok, great! Thanks for the feedback!
Posted on Mar 6, 2014 11:46:56 AM PST
Hello printer users. Question: if my Magenta cartridge runs out, can I still print a document in black/white? While this seems like stupid question, I unfortunately have an HP 6700 today, and can't do this.
Thanks in advance!
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 6, 2014 11:58:35 AM PST
Hey Ben, yes you can still print without the Magenta. I've been going without a yellow for a couple weeks now.
Posted on Mar 9, 2014 10:05:02 PM PDT
David, I too scan old photos. Your review has really helped me in choosing the next printer I will probably buy, which will be an Epson. I have had nothing but HP and the 1st couple I had were workhorses, they never ran out of ink and worked for ever, not anymore...HP printers are awful and I'll never buy another one. Thank-you!
Posted on Mar 9, 2014 10:16:02 PM PDT
I have a question...is the scanning software easy to use?