Epson WorkForce Pro 4540 All-in-One Review (Interactive Video)
INTERACTIVE VIDEO: The above video allows you to stop and select additional information about the printer and the testing procedures I used as the movie progresses. For example, when the print speed tests start, you can click on an icon in the right sidebar that leads you to more information on the ISO 24734 print speed standard. Then during the image quality segment you can view an enlarged Delta E test chart from the color accuracy test, or a more detailed side-by-side photo print comparison. For more information on this interactive video player and MeBoxMedia technology, visit Me!BoxMedia.
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 4-min Interactive video above (Or watch a non-interactive version in full screen on YouTube.) 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 ($350 STREET PRICE)
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And if you’re curious about what comes in the box of the Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4540–or how to remove it from the box with the least amount of effort, be sure to watch the High-Definition unboxing video below: