Summary: This really applies to the 830 epson. Not a bad printer except that black and white printing uses all of the color ink cartridges. Epson claims this is a feature to help 'render the blackest blacks'. There is no way to set the printer to print grey scale only. This feature sucks up expensive color inks even when just printing black and white. When a color cartridge goes dry the printer stops working until you replace the $25 cartridge.
Excerpt: Still having problems with printer. Don't know if my ccomputer causing problems. I have a few days to make a finally decision. I have used Epson for the last several years with little problems but this is getting hard to cope with. I need a fax and scanner and hope I can get them to work.
Pros: Durable construction, Easy To Set Up, Reliable
Summary: This printer has some really great features but, unfortunately, there are a few things I wish were done differently. Here's how I would rate the various parts: - Printer = 5 stars - Scanner = 4 stars - Fax = 3 stars - Interface panel = 2 stars - Wireless = 2 stars The touch panel interface is nice, but the manufacturer needs to re-examine the layout and choices. Had run out of color ink and had a very hard time getting it to allow an incoming fax.
Summary: Update - 1/6/2012 - A recent firmware release fixed a number of items that I mentioned in my initial review. I'm in the process of investigating all of the changes (I wish that Epson published release notes!) and will rewrite the inaccurate sections when I've finished. I've noticed three changes: The printer can now print a fax receipt after each transmission...the inability to do so was a deal killer for me.
Summary: All the rave reviews about ease of setup, and speed of this printer are right on. If you plan to use both paper trays for plain paper, you're in luck. If, however, you want to use one tray for envelopes, or an odd-sized paper, look elsewhere. Oddly, Epson has set this printer up so that only one of the two trays can be used for alternate paper sources, such as envelopes or smaller photo paper. This is Tray 1.
Summary: " I had some instalation issues but epson customer service tech support did a good job helping me on the phone. Its been advertised that the printer will print 15ppm black/white , but thats NOT the case. every 3 or 4 pages the printer is stoping because it got warm and the it continues again. In my case I wanted to print about 22 pages and it took about 10 / 11 min... For a home office its ok.
Summary: " My WorkForce 845 has all the features I need and I'm excited about having it in the office. It prints clearly and the document scans look good. It jammed the first time I used the document feeder to scan an multi-page document, but the papers were dog eared and I'm not ready to blame the printer for it. The biggest problem has been connecting the scanning feature to the scanning software on my computer.