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EpsonWorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer
 
4.3

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (32)
  • Easy to use (32)
  • Fast print time (31)
  • Reliable (21)
  • Compact (16)

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (3)

Best Uses

  • Black & white documents (23)
  • Professional documents (13)
  • Graphics & charts (10)
  • Photos (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (27), Infrequent user (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (33), Business (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy setup and great on wi-fi

With the difficulties I experienced trying to set up my previous printer on my wireless network, from a different manufacturer, I was a little hesitant to go through the headaches. However, setting up...Read complete review

With the difficulties I experienced trying to set up my previous printer on my wireless network, from a different manufacturer, I was a little hesitant to go through the headaches. However, setting up the Epson Workforce 545 onto my network wirelessly was accomplished in about 15-20 minutes. It was easy to setup and has been working flawlessly for about a month from all three of our laptops. I downloaded and installed the free Epson iPrint app from the iTunes store and have print capability from all of our iPhones and my kid's iPod Touch. On my Asus Android tablet, I installed PrinterShare and it works quiet well with this printer. The Epson iPrint remotely shows the ink cartridge levels, allowing me to stay ontop of the ink levels.

I cannot speak for the printer's fax capability as I have not used it but copying and scanning appears to be okay.

If I had one complaint, the software/drivers that comes in the included CD was outdated and downloading and installing the updated software took the longest time during the install process. I had to do this for all three of my laptops and it became irritating.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fast with some reservations

I like this printer. I own a small business and don't need the color for business use. I like the speed and quality of the print. The paper tray is flimsy and unstable...Read complete review

I like this printer. I own a small business and don't need the color for business use. I like the speed and quality of the print. The paper tray is flimsy and unstable but it holds a lot of stock.

The downside is I can't print my checks! The top feeder doesn't take the stock like my Lexmark, so I can only print one time from a 3 check sheet. E.g., if I only need to print one check, the other two blank checks can't be used again. I don't want to print a bunch of blank checks and hand write in the info. So, not a perfect solution for my needs.

However, I have nothing but kudos for B&H. Class act.

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4.0

Great printer

By Flash

from Roselle n.j.

About Me Frequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable construction
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Print Time
  • Low Ink Consumption
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Black & white Documents
    • Graphics & Charts
    • Photos
    • Professional Documents

    Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

    This is a great printer for home & light office work

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    1.0

    caused big problems with Photo Shop

    By painter

    from Ellensburg WA

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Works With Mac Os X 104

    Cons

    • Hard Setup
    • Hard To Use
    • Large Footprint
    • Slow Print Time

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

      While the 545 printer works and scans with the Mac OS X 10.4, it has caused photo shop to crash repeatedly when launched. This problem may mean I have to replace my computer and up grade all programs. Something like this has a cascading effect that can cost thousands of dollars.

      Also it won't print legal sized documents like my old printer would.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Great Printer

      By Julie

      from Seattle

      About Me Infrequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable construction
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Print Time
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

          This is a great printer. Good price, Easy to set up. Very Happy with it.......

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          4.0

          Super Fast & Efficient for Price

          By DyessResidential

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

          Love if for my home office business as I can print wirelessly from my home computer or iphone. Machine is extremely versatile and works with every aspect of my business. I love the bottom tray feeder also as thing are less likely to get jammed from something falling into the feeder like my last printer. I highly recommend for the price and the level it performs at. Not sure what ink costs are like though.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          3.0

          Fast with some reservations

          By Talent Agent

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast Print Time

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

          • Black & white Documents

          Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

          I like this printer. I own a small business and don't need the color for business use. I like the speed and quality of the print. The paper tray is flimsy and unstable but it holds a lot of stock.

          The downside is I can't print my checks! The top feeder doesn't take the stock like my Lexmark, so I can only print one time from a 3 check sheet. E.g., if I only need to print one check, the other two blank checks can't be used again. I don't want to print a bunch of blank checks and hand write in the info. So, not a perfect solution for my needs.

          However, I have nothing but kudos for B&H. Class act.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          4.0

          Works fairly well, BUT . . .

          By Hal

          from Port Orange, FL

          About Me Infrequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Fast Print Time

          Cons

          • Hard Setup

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

            I'm using the printer with an iMac. After following the set up instructions religiously, found it necessary to contact HP Tech Support for help because the scanner would't work (other functions OK). Tech support had me download a scanner driver from their website and install that one. Finally got it to scan, but ONLY from the computer, not from the WF 545 panel. A friend of mine who is more computer savvy than me told me that he ran into the same problem with another iMac/Epsom printer combination.

            If manufacturers just included a complete users guide it would help a lot. The usual retort from tech support is "well, just download it on your computer and read it there." That's NEVER been satisfactory for me; I need prop up an instruction book beside the project and work with the equipment while I read. (Yes, I'm a senior, not a teenager - but we deserve some consideration too!!!)

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Good quality printer

            By JD

            from NJ

            About Me Infrequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

              Just got this printer for Christmas. Set up for air-print was simple. Great price but feels a little delicate. 1st print had some minor smuding but will let ink settle and see how it does.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              A great bargain

              By Pat

              from Oakland Gardens, New York

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Durable construction
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Print Time
              • Low Ink Consumption
              • Reliable

              Cons

              • USB cable not included

              Best Uses

              • Photos
              • Professional Documents

              Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

              I'm impressed by the capabilities of this fairly inexpensive all in one. Easy to get running, it delivers excellent quality printing straight off-and doesn't eat you alive when it comes to replacing cartridges. Combine this printer-and B&H's great staff helping you out-you'll be happy you purched this fine machine!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Great printer!

              By Andy

              from Rockford, IL

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Print Time
              • Great Price

              Cons

              • None so far

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

                I use for personal and business. It was easy to set up using a wireless network and works great with my I-pad. I like that you can scan multiple pages into 1 document using the paper feeder.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                very happy

                By jim

                from boston ma

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Durable construction
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast Print Time
                • Low Ink Consumption
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Black & white Documents
                  • Graphics & Charts
                  • Professional Documents

                  Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

                  I got the printer even faster than it was supposed to arrive. It is a great printer for the money. My wife uses it everyday for work. The ease to set it up and install was great.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  4.0

                  Great printer

                  By Orlan

                  from Texas

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast Print Time

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Black & white Documents

                    Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

                    Set up on the LAN quickly and without any problem. Fairly fast in printing. Overall, I am very favorably impressed

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    Nice gift for daughter

                    By BobT

                    from Ann Arbor, MI

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Print Time
                    • Low Ink Consumption
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Large Footprint

                    Best Uses

                    • Black & white Documents
                    • Graphics & Charts

                    Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

                    I purchased this printer for my daughter. I have the same version. The price was very attractive from B&H, the unit was shipped very quickly and I look forward to seeing my daughter's happy face at Christmas when she opens this printer.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Pr

                    By bo30090

                    from sf, ca

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

                    Bought it b/c of reviewers exp. + it was SO ON SALE
                    at B & H. Incrd. easy set up for wi-fi on MAC.
                    Fast wake up and fast, high quality printing, esp. pix printing. EZ to use scanner & fax, v. easy ink install. Page ct., so far above expect. I print 200+
                    per month, this model VG for our needs. Unsure of future ink costs.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    Satisfied

                    By mayorD

                    from Atlanta GA

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Black & white Documents

                      Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

                      I use this for my home business office and it is a great printer. Easy set up a big plus !

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Value

                      By Lenny

                      from Valencia CA

                      About Me Infrequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

                      Price was exceptional. Have only had for 1 week and have not used all the feature yet, but, so far, so good.... Lots of features, will need a few weeks to check it all out.. Easy to set up,, very nice printing!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      I would continue buying this brand

                      By Speedy

                      from Boca Raton, FL

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Durable construction
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Print Time
                      • Low Ink Consumption
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Black & white Documents
                        • Graphics & Charts
                        • Photos
                        • Professional Documents

                        Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

                        Great printer, easy to install like my previous Epson printers, and very functional; love it!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        Works Well with a MAC

                        By Roy

                        from Alexandria, VA

                        About Me Infrequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast Print Time

                        Cons

                        • Have Used Only Short Time

                        Best Uses

                        • Great For All Tasks

                        Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

                        Set up with USB cable was a snap. Loading 4 ink cartridges was straight forward. Getting it on the WiFi took several tries, but once linked survived power interruptions no sweat. Works great as a printer, fax and scanner. Have only used as a copier once, and it was fine. Changing paper sizes could be improved, but is only a minor drawback. Great office tool!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        PERFECT printer for our home

                        By DDB

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Auto feed
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Scanner
                        • Scan to PDF

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

                            I purchased the Workforce 545 because it came wireless ready and has an auto document feeder and scanner. My main goal is to scan all the pictures my wife tears out of magazines to my hard drive. The printer works great, and easily scans pages as PDFs right to my computer. It was easy to install, has a great look and great print quality,

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            3.0

                            okay for basic printing

                            By twf

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

                            I had a lot of problems with the wireless HP printer so I decided to try a different brand and this is the first time I am using an Epson. This printer is cheap -- can be good and bad. Easy on your pocketbook but very cheaply made. They skimped on the paper feed (there's only one roller to feed your paper), envelopes do not print properly (they get black ink on the edges and misalign because of the skimpy construction of the printer + you have to realign the paper feeder every time; no auto feed), the setup is mostly meant for Windows which means you have to weed through two online Mac drivers (a real pain). So, think twice and maybe spend an extra [$] to get a better printer than this one. I don't know how the ink cost compares yet ... haven't got to that point.

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                            5.0

                            "product does everything that it says"

                            By possum head

                            from ocala fl.

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Durable construction
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Print Time
                            • Low Ink Consumption
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Black & white Documents
                              • Graphics & Charts
                              • Photos
                              • Professional Documents

                              Comments about Epson WorkForce 545 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer:

                              GreatFor all around use haven't tried photos yet but I bet its great at that too.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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