Summary: One of the ten canons attributed to Thomas Jefferson is, "Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you." Heed his warning, dear reader, before you drop $80 on this piece of crap. I would have liked to get a somewhat more expensive printer from a name I trust, but all I really wanted was something to print things out during the summer since I was too lazy to traverse the twenty minutes to my office. This thing seemed quite the solution.
Summary: First, this prints and scans fine. I haven't tried the fax. But here are some pretty big fails: 1. Won't stay connected to my router; I had to hard-wire it (though I can still print from a wireless device). 2. Goes through ink FAST, and replacement cartridges are EXPENSIVE ($13 for a standard black ink cartridge). 3. You can't use the scanner function when black ink needs to be replaced. 4. Can't use the autofeeder with the "scan" function. Worth the $90?
Summary: We have had the printer for about 6 months. The quality of the print outs is fine. Nothing wonderful, but certainly reasonable for the price. My issue is with the replace ink software code. The printouts were working just fine, no fading at all, and we got the alarm to replace the ink. We did it. Then after 5 pages the alarm came up again. As last time, the actual printouts were just fine. No fading or skipping.
Summary: We got this to replace a Canon (low end unit like this) that lasted 3 years and maybe printed 200 pages in its life time before it stopped feeding paper. We mainly used it to scan, which it did very well. We use a 20 y.o HP laser (that won't die) for normal printing - about 100-200 pages a month. Unless you are in the top 1%, you don't want to use an inkjet for regular printing. We do about 20 scans a week, about 2-5 pages per scan.
Summary: If you are only printing, and not printing too much, this printer should be just fine. If you are printing more than a dozen or two pages a day, this printer is just not adequate - it's just too slow. The scanner is painfully slow. And if you want to use the document feeder, prepare to be frustrated - it stinks. Constant jams and mis-feeds. Complete and utter frustration with this aspect of the machine.
Summary: Inks only last about 80 pages on an 70% covered color print. That's roughly 50 cents per page. Say buying the XL cartridges would give you 2x the printing...that's 25 cents per page. Most printing places charge you 20 cents per color page or less.
Summary: This printer is very fussy about ink cartridges --I have never had this much trouble with a printer before. It has just stopped in the MIDDLE of a 30 page job and told me the black ink cartridge isn't "recognized". This has happened over and over and over again. I think I will just go back to an HP --it was noisy, but always worked. I have never been irritated enough with any product to write a negative review, but these chronic problems have pushed me over the edge!
Summary: I previously owned a Canon printer that suddenly broke down. I came to Amazon and saw the reviews for the Epson WF-2540 and figured it seemed like a safe buy. My primary computers are Macs (Macbook Pro and iMac) and I followed all the instructions to set up my wireless network with the printer. So far, so good. Since then, I can't even begin to describe to you my frustration with this printer.
Summary: The first printer jamed shortly after I put it into use and technicians were unable to repair it. I received a new unit which is working properly only to find out if one of four color cartridges run out of ink it will not print until a new cartridge is installed. It will not even print black. So be sure to have plenty of all colors ink on hand or you are out of luck printing. I think this is a design fault.