Two sided printing, scanning, copying at an extremely fair price...
30 August 2011
Summary: The only two models I considered were the Epson Workforce 840 and the HP 8500A Plus. My top priorities were speed, laser like text quality, ink that won't smudge (pigment based) if I use a highlighter on color or black, two sided scanning/copying and printing, and ink that was not too expensive.
Summary: Setup was a snap and everything worked on my wireless network without any problems at all. Paper trays are large enough to handle large print jobs and the convenience of two trays allow photo paper and letter to be ready when needed.
Summary: I have owned several HP officejet printers for the home office (over the last 17 years), before the all-in-one, I had a few of the print/fax HP models. The HP printers have been solid mechanically but have alwasy fallen short on the s/w side.
Summary: I purchased this just a few days ago and have been very please with it so far. My main reason for purchasing it was that I wanted a solid all-in-one device that had an automatic document feed (ADF) on the scanner.
Summary: The installation process for this printer was clunky and did not work for me. The root issue was a simple thing (I am an experienced computer user and it still got me)... the drivers on this new printer did not work with Windows 7 and I had to pull fresh from Epson's site (this is 2011 not 2010...
Summary: To start with I'll address the speed issue since that is the focus of my review title. I purchased this for two reasons: First, I wanted a good multifunction printer that could also print excellent photos. Second, I wanted the print speeds that this printer advertises.