Epson's WorkForce 840 All-in-One Printer is a $299 (as of May 16, 2011) color inkjet multifunction printer (print/copy/scan/facsimile ) for small offices. At the cost, MFPs tend to offer a full variety of features. From the WorkForce 840's instance, highlights contain abundant paper handling plus a touchscreen control panel. When paired against semi well-equipped machines, the Epson WorkForce 840 drops short of this HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus in rate and overall print quality. For its own part, the Lexmark Pinnacle Pro901 includes lower paper capability, however supercheap black ink and a last-minute guarantee.
It's possible to join the Epson WorkForce 840 via USB, ethernet, or even Wi-Fi, and the machine is easy to install. Note that in the event you elect to get"first time" set up, you will need to wade through a great deal of dialog boxes which measure you through skinning, removing tape, hooking up wires, and so on. The walkthrough is helpful if you do not understand how to finish the procedure on your own; but bypass it if you do.
The Epson WorkForce 840 includes a 3.5-inch colour LCD surrounded by a touchscreen control panel whose amber-lit controls appear contextually--which is, only when required. This attribute is well done, though we occasionally missed the tactile feedback that buttons provide. Also on board include CF, MS, SD, and XD memory card slots, in addition to a USB/PictBridge port for offloading scans or even for printing straight from cards.
2 250-sheet input trays provide an outstanding quantity of capacity. Automatic duplex (two-sided) printing is encouraged on both PC and Mac. The A4 scanner includes a 30-sheet ADF, and it can duplex-scan mechanically.
Scanning in the Epson WorkForce 840 to a pc carries a few qualifications. On the PC, there may be a slight delay at first: You can scan via any connection, but depending on network rates, the Epson WorkForce 840 might not comprehend all of networked PCs instantly, or each user may have to establish the Epson Scan usefulness at first to be recognized. Mac 0S 10.4 or 10.5 users may scan from the computer or through the control panel on both the community and USB. On Mac 0S 10.6, you are able to scan out of the pc and via the control panel via USB only, because of an incompatibility using Epson's network scanning program. Epson states this issue is going to be fixed with new products launching later this year, but alas, not using the Epson WorkForce 840 or other products introduced.
However, in our tests, the following Epson MFP, the Epson WorkForce 520 was faster; the Epson B-510DN is the fastest inkjet of any sort that we've tested to date. Still, the WorkForce 840 prints quite quickly at default configurations on paper. Monochrome pages of largely plain text depart the printer at a fast 11.6 pages per minute on the PC and at 11.1 ppm on the Mac. In the PC, the WorkForce 840 published a snapshot-size photo on letter-size plain paper in 12 minutes, which turns out to some zippy 5 ppm. Once you change to Epson's own photograph paper and nicer settings, however, the unit slows down considerably, to 69 seconds or 0.86 ppm to the exact same snapshot photo, and it took over 2.5 minutes (0.4 ppm) to print a full-page photograph on the Mac. Scans emerged slightly faster than in an average-speed MFP.
The Epson WorkForce 840's output quality fell somewhat short on plain paper. Black-ink text samples appeared dim but soft-edged--clearly the outcome signal of a inkjet, albeit a pretty good one, instead of a laser. Color graphics look somewhat pale and pinkish. On Epson's own glossy picture paper, graphics improved markedly, looking smooth and natural. Color copies and scans seemed accurate, though we watched some moiré in line patterns.
Ink costs for the Epson WorkForce 840 are reasonable to pretty inexpensive. Each shade costs $15.19 and lasts 470 pages, and that works out to 3.2 cents per page each. A four-color page could cost 14.4 cents. The $28.49, 945-page extra-high-capacity black cartridge lowers the price for monochrome pages to 3 cents per page, while each color prices $18.04 and continues 755 pages (2.4 cents per page). A four-color page costs 10.2 bucks.
If you do a lot of printing to get work, however you want the extras of a multifunction printer along with also the superior photo representation of an inkjet, the Epson WorkForce 840 can be a fantastic match since it can provide all of the above. Though plain-paper print quality remains a shortcoming of all Epson printers, yet this device handles it quite well.
OS Compatible Systems :
Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8.1 32-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit, macOS 10.14.x, macOS 10.13.x, macOS 10.12.x, Mac OS X 10.11.x, Mac OS X 10.10.x, Mac OS X 10.9.x, Mac OS X 10.8.x, Mac OS X 10.7.x, Mac OS X 10.6.x
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