Not long ago, using an ink jet printer to handle the daily printing requirements in a busy office, studio, or copy center was not an option. Ink jet printers were much slower and the cost per page was much higher than for similar-priced laser printers. However, Epson’s new WorkForce Pro 4540 All-in-One ink jet printer ($350, street price) claims to be able to outgun competitively-priced laser and ink jet printers in both print speed and cost-per-page, and it also boasts 2-sided printing, scanning, copying, faxing, and advanced support for wireless and mobile printing. But does it live up to its claims? And will owners really able to achieve a lower cost-per-page without sacrificing performance, print quality, or durability?
To find out, I ran the WP-4540 through a variety of print and copy speed tests (all based on the ISO 24734 standard) as well as customized font and image quality comparison tests. The proof is in the printing, so check out the HD video above and then decide for yourself if the WP-4540’s high performance, business-friendly features, and incredible speed are what you’re looking for in a new office printer.
EPSON WORKFORCE PRO WP-4540 ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER ($260 STREET PRICE)
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