Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4530
This printer was/is a waste of my time and energy. Had it less than 9 months and now it will not even power on. I will NEVER by another Epson product I will stick with Brother from now on!
This product had good reviews so I purchased on that basis. Cartridge replacement is always a significant factor in these decisions for me and Epson is a plus here. I love being able to print wirelessly from both my Apple devices and my MacBook - that`s not Epson specific I know. Some of the set up instructions weren`t clear as I`d never set up a MFP to operate on wifi before. i.e. It would be good to make clear that it was not necessary to do anything in terms of physically connecting the printer to my Mac .... and that the Bonjour password was referring to my wifi network password. It would also help if the rear paper feed function was explained a bit as I`m still getting a paper jam message when I use normal A4 paper in rear feeder when I air print from camera roll on devices. I think I need to be using glossy photo paper - have been to place of purchase but they could not help. On line support could be a bit better. All in all though - a good sturdy operator.
The printer work well until the yellow ink started to leek on every page that was printed now I don`t know what to do.
Simple and not complicated to operate. It is everything I ever wanted in a All-In One printer at a very reasonable price. Not the chespest; if that's what you want, look for Dell printers and find yourself getting your Ink Cartidges from only Dell. This is a truely 5 star printer.
Replacing my faithful Pixma 870 ( I removed a paper jam with too much vigor ), my new WP4530 runs more quickly and has a more "tinny"sound ( crisper clicks and clacks ). On my iMac, I like that WP4530 copies/prints/faxes/scans in duplex but can selectively do so single-sided if desired. Conversely, my Dell Win7 is set to single-sided functions but can selectively function double-sided. Whereas my Pixma 870 provided screen icons for all functions, I don't yet understand how to fully operate WF4530 from my iMac.
iMac set-up very fast and straight-forward. Set-up on my Dell Win7 using Epson's instructions was arduous. Finally I let the Win7 installation wizard handle it - much easier and more satisfactory.
I chose WF4530 over another Canon printer believing that printing cost per page ( ink consumption ) to be less with Epson. Time will tell.
At $190, WF4530 presents a very good value for personal use. I use my MFP only a few times a week but am very thankful that I have it.
I bought this printer specifically to work with Apple devices in our house. The setup of this printer was excellent. No CD installation and no direct connection to a printer or LAN required. I just had to plug it into a power outlet, find the home Wifi network, enter the password, and we could print from our devices within 10 minutes of unboxing. Unfortunately, the mechanical parts of the printer doomed it. We are very light users - I don't think more than 100 pages in four months of use. In the first month or so, the main paper feeder tray stopped feeding. It jammed every time. I'd clear it and it would do it again. This forced us to use the alternate feeder in the back. Now, that feeder jams every time. We can no longer print. The only utility I can get now is to use it as a scanner. It's printing life is gone and I'm not even through the initial ink cartridges. More waste for our landfills now. Very irritating.
I already had an Epson NX515 which was SUPERFAST! It was simply the best... until I started school. My teachers give out tons of handouts and sitting there all day scanning page after page was a drag. Until I got this thing - what a lifesaver. It will scan single, double side from a feeder on top, as well as scanning on the bed. I already loved the amazing speed and quality of Epson, so this was incredible. With the new update, I am also able to print directly from my iPad, which is super. I save all my scans to Dropbox, then open them in Notability and take all my notes there. Never have to bring anything to school because I have it all. It's truly awesome (and big! :b)
I chose this printer since it was an all in one and had the best ppm and ink usage out there....
I've always purchased Brother's All in one printers and although I've had some problems with some, they normally run great in all aspects.
The functionality between Mac and windows is always great with the brother, thing that I cant say about the Epson. If you own a Mac, dont buy this printer, they did not spend much time developing a user friendly software to run all the utilities.
Scanner STINKS!!! 6 pages took me about 15 minutes to scan in color!! Horrible...
I do have to say, it does print pretty fast, but then agian if I just wanted a printer I would have bought only a printer!! Very disappointed! Worst thing is I purchased 2, one for home and the other for my office.....
Just the perfect machine for home or machine use... I can print from any of my devices and easy to use and setup...
Ink is not expensive either... overall I give it a 4 starts