Summary: Prior to using this printer, I had an HP 940C. The time it takes to scan a doc to a PDF is painfully slow with the Epson. It is so slow that anything more than 3-4 pages, I will take the doc to my office and scan it there rather than wait for this printer. The problem is in the software not the printer. The printer faithfully does its job of scanning the pages, but the software takes forever to convert the scan to a PDF file.
Glaring problems prevent the Epson 645 from being recommended
Derek G, Amazon
21 February 2012
Summary: Epson created a compact, feature-filled printer with a small footprint, a LCD, and simple controls. It is quieter than competing brands and can be made quieter still if you want to sacrifice a little speed. Unfortunately there are some serious annoyances you will encounter as you operate this printer and they're bad enough to make you look to other brands. First, and there is no other way to say it, putting paper into this machine is an exercise in frustration.
Summary: Installation was simple & easy... NO bloatware with software which was nice. Set it up on three computers all wirelessly with no problems. Prints & Scans well & Easily. With Good quality Results, albeit a bit on the slow side. My complaint is ink handling...1) It the economy printing is pretty poor quality and hard to read so I end up using the full printing. 2) The cartridges don't last very long this way.
Summary: I resisted buying an all-in-one inkjet, concerned it just meant more things to go wrong in an already complicated piece of technology, and spent years getting by with copier and fax freeware. After trying this Epson Workforce printer, I have to admit I've been living wrong. Things I like are that the footprint is no larger than my old HP printer, alone.
Summary: " The machine is fast and efficient. The Mac software however has had no skill or care taken in creating it for the user experience. In many cases you cannot select B & W printing except through a torturous menu system. The scanner always defaults to the Flatbed and i cannot see a way of changing it to the ADF; this will become very irritating if you constantly are working with multiple copies. The user software interface is not intuitive at all.