Summary: Have had 2 previous epson all in one printers that lasted 5 years plus each but this machine (workforce 845) was a total waste of money. Started mulfunctioning after a year. Did not live up to expectations or what epson drummed it up to be. Never had a printer used solely in the house sporadically go bad after one year. I will be leary of another epson printer umless these issues are corrected.
Pros: looks good
Cons: not economical on ink. paper jam issues when there is no paper jam. lots of technical issues. cheap construction
Summary: If you are printing documents with pictures in them I do not recommend you get this printer. I did see this issue in other reviews for this printer. I based my decision on the overall 4 star rating, the majority of ratings for this printer did not mention picture issues. This is not a 4 star printer by any means.
Pros: It's ok, prints text fine, easy enough to setup. I like the big screen.
Cons: When printing pictures embedded in a word document it prints lines in the pictures on quality print. Big 1/4 inch lines on normal print.
Excerpt: The printer works fine for an ink jet, but as far as color scanning/scan quality goes, this was not satisfactory. Used for business, this was not efficient. The scanned documents were blurry and once the settings were adjusted to prevent this, each page took 3-4 minutes to scan in. It won't work for our purposes, but may be better for someone who does not need to scan large documents.
Summary: All in all, I would not recommend this printer unless you are only using plain paper.
Pros: Easy on ink and quiet operation.
Cons: Printer keeps jamming when trying to print Avery business card stock. Front of the card will print fine but the back is off line. When using plain paper it is fine. Printer will also jam with card stock.
Excerpt: Sure it's fast - but not at high-quality. So high-quality copies were as slow as our old HP. There are two trays, only one lets you put special size paper in it (envelopes) and the trays seemed flimsy and fragile. I'm sure the overall cost of ownership is lower, but we ended up buying the new imaging drum for our old HP workhorse to keep in the office and sent the new Epson home w/ someone who needed it.
Wanted to like it, but flimsy and eventually broke
Ashton Pitts "ashtonpitts", Amazon
29 December 2011
Summary: I researched and researched. On the stats, this Epson 845 seemed liked the best, so I bought it. 1.5 months into owning it, the bottom paper tray stopped feeding paper. This ended up being a blessing in disguise (thanks to J&R Music whom I bought it through via Amazon). Epson of course said I had to pay for shipping for it to be repaired and be without it for 2-3 weeks.
Summary: After my HP OfficeJet died after 6 1/2 years, I began doing an in-depth analysis of all mid-range All-In-Ones multi-function printers that met my wish list. There was a tie between the Epson Workforce 875, the Canon Pixma line of AIO's, and the HP AIO's. I decided to go with the Epson because of the features, the reviews, and the price. It's only been 4 hours but I've decided to return it.
Summary: " The 845 was easy to set up, but has some compatibility issues with Macs. Everything went great with the wireless set up, but I had to connect the 845 to the Mac with a USB cable to allow scanning to the Mac. I can't print pdf files. The 845 simply cancels the print job citing a Library Error. Other than that, the speed and quality of the printing or excellent. Loaded with a lot of great features especially for PC users.