Epson WorkForce 845 All-in-One Printer
I operate a small home business. Easy hookup. Software installation takes a bit of time, but it is a matter of just waiting for everything to complete.Works flawlessly as a network printer using the RJ45 connector, linked to several other computers.
Nice big total 500 sheet paper trays that are configurable to allow for different papers each tray. The trays fed nicely with two-sided gloss 50 lb paper, as well as, the lighter regular paper.
Touchscreen works beautifully without any hard presses. Menu on screen is common sense, easy to understand by anyone without reading a manual. Much easier to use than even its predecessor WF 600, which was not user friendly when using the menu.
It's tall, but the actual footprint on the desk is not dissimilar from most printers. Scanner does a great fast job.
Prints on the machine are great once you set up the preferences for the print, and there are many possibilities. However, Normal print on regular paper is disappointing with any photo or graphics, which is dull, and in my case, has a visible pixel line every inch. This is the case even after doing a lengthy alignment, and with a good nozzle check. This only appears in the Normal setting... disappointing. It is not that fast compared to the WF 600 that I just junked, in any print setting... disappointing, but not a deal breaker.
Comes with 127 oversize cartridges, which is good and will last a couple of weeks until I can order some more.
I have not tried the Fax. I can print emails without being connected to the computer, apparently. I have not tried it, yet, or found a reason, yet, for this feature, in my business.
March 22, 2012
Extra-high capacity ink is great. This printer can go months between black refills, even when used several times daily. The remote and wireless printing functions are also excellent. They have also added the feature where you can fax wirelessly. Epson has truly thought of everything, and they continue to add new features with firmware updates. Love this printer.
June 26, 2013
still not working
I have down loaded and still not printing. My wifi on the printer is on but, it's not connecting some how?
June 25, 2013
This is a great printer overall, however it has caused me major problems when I went to Win8'. The abbey fine print program must be removed in order for it to work with win 8 or office 2013, this severely limits the use of the scan feature and makes it unusable
June 23, 2013
USB cord not included
Setting up this machine was a pain. There is no means of connecting to your computer included in the box. This makes setup a real problem if you're not already set up for wireless or happen to have a USB cable lying around.
I found the wireless printing setup easy but still can't get it to recognize the scanner which you think would go hand-in-hand.
Further, if you have Office 2013 do not allow the included ABBYY software to sync with it because it will cause office to quit working. If you already made that mistake, the problem is easily resolved by uninstalling ABBYY and just unclicking the Sync box upon re-installation.
June 13, 2013
excellent printer works well easy to maintain. works well on the network
June 13, 2013
Epson 845 printer
This printer has all the bells and whistles one could ask for. Colors of scans and photo prints are excellent and beat some of the really pricy scanners out there.
The extra high capacity ink cartridges mean changes of cartridges less often and are more economical than the regular ones.
One issue is that photos on memory cards cannot be deleted which is a feature available on previous Epsons with a card reader. PLEASE FIX THIS!!
June 13, 2013
This is my second Epson Workforce printer. I am very pleased both with the machine, it's operation and with the technical support staff.
It is compact, versatile and user friendly.
June 10, 2013
My new Epson 845
This unit was a great deal for myself! Works really fast and very professional on all of it's componets!
June 4, 2013
Does it all
Want a machine that does it all?
this is the printer for you
June 2, 2013