Nice product, but not great at printing solid colors.
M. M Roberts "mac", Amazon
15 September 2011
Summary: I am a graphic designer and was looking to replace my 10-yr-old HP Deskjet when I purchased the Epson Workforce 840. There are a lot of things to like about this printer -- it was easy to set up, very user-friendly, and prints very fast. I have a Mac and had no problems whatsoever scanning from this machine -- I just used the Image Capture software that comes on my computer and it was very easy, and scans are fast.
Summary: I agree with many of the comments from other reviewers about positive features and qualities of this printer. We bought two initially for our home network, with five heavy users. The cost of ink is leading us to switch one of them to a Canon, and reserve the Epson for special projects/two-sided printing. This printer will not work if any of the cartridges are empty; will not even print B/W if cyan is low.
OUTSTANDING functionality. Not so stellar print quality.
The Rothwells, Amazon
28 April 2011
Summary: It is hard to give this printer a bad review because the functionality is amazing. I absolutely loves the "no hands" two sided printing. The dual trays are awesome for a small office. We leave one loaded with printer paper, and the other loaded with business sized envelopes. It saves a lot of "steps." However, the print quality is definitely less than stellar. I have tried aligning the print heads along with various other "tricks.
Cons: I'm not sure how you can consider this for home business/office use when it can't handle Legal size paper for printing or scanning. That seems like a major drawback to me and I don't see how it can win an Editor's choice award without that capability.
Summary: BACKGROUND: The Epson Workforce 840 is my first Epson printer - all of my previous printers have been from HP. While this is my first personal multi-function printer, I have used commercial grade units at work. I am an advanced user of technology products, and I can usually get things to work with the help of Google. SETUP: The 840 is really easy to get up and running. The eight step "Start Here" guide worked exactly as written.
Good for Windows users. Not so good for Mac users.
Kevin Nicholls "jaded, aging hipster", Amazon
16 March 2011
Summary: For the sake of comparison, I have a Canon PIXMA MX870 multifunction inkjet with wireless connectivity that I'm using as a benchmark on the Epson WorkForce 840, since they're competitive products in the same segment. While Epson touts how much space you save on your desk with the 840, the space hasn't disappeared, it's simply gone up. The 840 is surprisingly tall. So much so that using it in an enclosed space may be difficult.
Have a work around, now. (formerly Good for PCs, Bad for Macs)
Gertrude, the Innocent "Live well, laugh loud..., Amazon
6 March 2011
Summary: Mac work around for wireless printer function: 1. Install drivers -- if you are using it, you already have done this step. 2. You need the information about your network connection. Settings > network settings > network connection > print report. From this report you need the IP address. (It won't be just 192.168.0.1) 3. Go to system preferences (under the apple, top left corner). 4. Select: Print & Fax. 5. Under the printer list, select the + key. 6.
Summary: I bought this all-in-one for a home office. I'd hoped it would be versatile enough to handle printing and scanning. It does - sort of. I'm not entirely unsatisfied but it's not the solution I'd hoped for - and didn't find out until I'd unpacked the thing, plugged it in and started into the manual. I use a Mac and have the Epson connected to my home network via WiFi. Turns out that via WiFi on my Mac I can't choose or use paper tray 2.