Written on: 13/06/2012 by skote (22 reviews written)
I bought this printer from Staples as a home office printer. I wanted something that could print black and colour, scan, print photos occasionally and send faxes to those still trapped in the 1980's. Having had Epson and other printers at home and work in the UK, I had enjoyed my last Epson purchase more than any other, but hated the software integration in MacOS. I decided to give Epson another try, bought the Epson Workforce 545, and I have to say I am impressed. Printing and scanning from MacOS Snow Leopard and Lion, Windows 7 and an iPad has been effortless.
The printer was fairly cheap and the ink is not too expensive for an inkjet. It seems to lat fairly well too, once you get past the initial minimum fill cartridges supplied with the printer. Overall print quality is good rather than excellent, but printing is quick, and this printer is at the lower end of Epson's range. I am on a budget and when buying this printer factored in the cost of ink.
Network setup was also effortless. I have given the printer s static IP address on my network and by both wired and wireless networking it works faultlessly.
Recently, due to business developments, I have had to correspond a great deal by letter and have had to scan many documents. I have given this printer an absolute hammering, scanning, faxing, printing colour and black & white on various paper types. It has performed very well and hasn't so far even needed a nozzle clean or a realignment - somteing that with other manufacturers I have had real problems with.
Do I like it? Yes. Would I buy Epson again based on this purchase? Yes.