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4 people found this helpful
on January 15, 2014
Easy to install yeah right, it took me a good 2 hours to figure out what was wrong with the installation.
There are couple things you need to keep in mind before buying the printer. First is that it does NOT come with a USB Printer Cord. I only mention this because there is an option in the installation that allows to install the wireless capabilities using the USB Printer Cable. You can purchase the USB Printer Cable on Amazon for like $5.
Printing from a tablet, Smartphone, or computer wirelessly works like a charm. Epson WorkForce2540 features Epson Connect, which is an Epson iPrint easy way to print from a tablet or Smartphone. The app provides tons of features like printing a web page, or printing from Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive or Microsoft SkyDrive. You can scan from the printer to the phone, tablet, PC, email, online, file, pdf, image etc. Check for printer ink levels, order ink.
I looked if the Epson iPrint is available for the Kindle, but it seems that it only finds Epson Print app in the Amazon Appstore. The Epson Print App on Amazon is not as advanced as the Epson iPrint app on Google Play.
Installation on Asus TF300T
Easy and quick, all you do is go to the Google Play, search for the Epson printer app, and the first app that it shows is an Epson iPrint to install that application. After installing the application make sure to go into settings and pick the printer before printing anything. Keep in mind that for this to work your tablet has to be connected to the network.
Installation on Samsung Galaxy S4 (Not the mini one)
Easy and quick, just go to Google Play, search for the Epson printer app, it will show up with name Epson iPrint, download and install the app. After the installation is completed, run the app, go to setting and pick the printer in the settings. Keep in mind that you have to be connected using Wi-Fi to the network to print.
If you have Google Chrome installed there is an option to print using the Google Cloud Print which comes in handy at times. I really like this feature.
Installation on Windows 7 64 Bit
I thought that I will flip during the installation. I am running Windows 7 64 bit, and I have followed the instructions provided and the CD installation. Everything worked fine until it came to the Epson Net Configuration. I have selected to install the printer wirelessly and when the software asks to pick the printer to install it would suddenly stop working, and just crash each time. So I tried the steps two more times, but then I gave up on the CD.
I figured that the drivers on the CD might be old, so I grabbed new drivers from Epson website but that did not work as well. However, when I was waiting for the installation to pass I just used the Wi-Fi button on the printer to set up the printer on the network. All I had to do is find the network and put in the password, that was easy. So now I had the printer on the network, but I was not capable of printing from my computer since it failed the Epson Net Config installation.
Then I went to Start ->Devices & Printers -> and clicked on Add a Printer. I was happy thinking that it will work, but it gave an error stating " Windows can't open Add Printer. The local print spooler service is not running. Please restart the spooler or restart the machine". Restarting your computer does not work here, all you have to do is the following steps.
Step 1. Click Start in search type in Run press enter
Step 2. When the Run window opens up type in services.msc press enter
Step 3. Scroll down to Print Spooler and double click it.
Step 4. Change the Startup Type to Automatic
Step 5. Click the Start button, and wait till the Start button becomes grayed out (or when Service Status states Started)
Step 6. Click Ok to save settings
Now you can restart your computer, but it is not necessary. So from there I went to Devices & Printers and clicked Add a Printer which worked. It found the printer, and the installation went smoothly. The printer is on the network now.
Quick and easy. The printing of text is really good, and I actually recommend using a mid graded paper and not the cheap paper that you can see thru. I printed with cheap paper and the text did not look as good as it looks on the good quality paper. The picture quality is awesome on a good quality paper, but on the cheap paper it looks very bad.
So the design of the printer is not bad, I like it. The OK button inside of the button that allows to move left, right or up and down is ok, but it's the button that gives the capabilities to move up, down, left or right feels like it is about to pop out; it feels really flimsy.