C11CB32301BY | Print/Copy/Scan/Fax
Apple AirPrint allows full colour, top-quality printing from iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads directly from within many Apps available from the Apple App Store.
To take advantage of AirPrint, your compatible printer must be connected to the same wireless network as your iOS device or Mac computer.
AirPrint enables users to print wirelessly from within applications on Apple devices to AirPrint Compatible Printers connected to a wireless network. You can use your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to easily print via Airprint without the need to install drivers or configure the printer queue. Just tap 'print' and select your AirPrint compatible printer, and print!....It's that simple.
What You See is What You Print
If you can open it on your apple device, chances are you can print it with AirPrint and an AirPrint compatible printer. Airprint works with Safari, Mail, Photos, iWork, PDF's in iBooks and many third-party AirPrint compatible apps available from the app store.
There are also a wide variety of third-party apps available to enable wireless printing through Apple devices, even to machines that are not natively AirPrint compatible printers. By sharing a printer installed on an Apple Mac or Windows Pc over a wireless network any printer may be able to take advantage of the AirPrint features. (An additional third-party app may be required to be installed on the local machine)
*For full AirPrint support, a printer firmware upgrade may be required which is available directly from the relevant manufacturer website.
Please note. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the above information is correct at the time of publication, Printerland will not be held responsible for the content of any third-party software suggested on this site and usage of any such software is at the users own risk. Printerland is unable to provide support for Airprint compatible printer software and any such advice should be readily available from the relevant manufacturer or developer
The Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4545 DTWF is a high-yield business inkjet MFP, designed to compete against laser printers when it comes to print speed and outdo them on cost. It has a large 8.8cm colour touchscreen, a fax, both a duplex print engine and a duplex ADF and it can take up to 1,080 pages of A4 in its three input trays. It's not as big as most comparably specified laser MFPs, either, so you can sit it on a desk for use as a personal printer if required, as well as using it to serve a small office workgroup. Like most other modern network MFPs, the WP-4545 supports printing from Android and iOS smartphones and tablets via its Epson iPrint app and can be given its own email address using the Epson Connect service, so it'll print anything that's sent to it.
The easiest way to configure the MFP's wireless networking settings is from a PC using the driver software. You don't need a physical Ethernet or USB connection to do this; you're simply prompted to enable the MFP's Wi-Fi AutoConnect mode. You can alternatively use a Wi-Fi Protected Setup push-button process to link the printer to a WPS-compatible router, or you can manually select your Wi-Fi network's SSID and enter its password with the numeric keypad. A numeric keypad also appears on the touchscreen display, but the MFP's touchscreen is generally sluggish and a little unresponsive, so we'd advise using the physical button alternatives wherever available.
The 1,200x2,400-pixel CIS scanner isn't the MFP's strong suit, although it's good enough if you need to copy or archive business documents. Even small font sizes were captured sharply, although areas of fine detail in our reference photos looked rather fuzzy upon close examination. Colour reproduction, again in our photo scan tests, was also rather dull, and low-contrast tones weren't easy to distinguish from one another. Scan speeds from the flatbed platen were also surprisingly slow, with a 300dpi document scan taking almost a minute.
More usefully, the scanner has a duplex ADF capable of taking up to 30 pages. Less encouragingly, using it to scan a duplex sheet of A4 at 300dpi in colour took over a minute. Both flatbed and ADF scanners can be used to make photocopies. Both mono and colour copies were of excellent quality, and copies emerge fairly quickly: 11s for a mono page and 24s for colour. The ADF took two minutes to copy 10 single-sided pages.
Print speeds are rather more impressive than the WP-4545's scanning performance. Our colour document printed at 4.3ppm, while our mono text document printed at 15.2ppm. We don't advise using the MFP's draft mode, as it only boosts mono speed to 15.8ppm and produces very pale grey text. At full quality, 12pt mono text is as dark and sharp as any laser printer could produce. The challenging 8pt text in our mixed-colour business document actually looks significantly better than the same document from laser MFPs we've seen, largely thanks to the WP-4545's high print resolution. Images also look great, with smooth, even colour and shading. Photo printing is not this MFP's forte; it doesn't even have a borderless mode, and prints look a little flat. However, photo colours are surprisingly accurate. They take long enough to come out, though, with two 10x8in photos printing in just under seven and a half minutes.
Print costs are remarkably low, outclassing most other MFPs, both laser and inkjet, we've seen in the last year. This is, of course, a key selling point of Epson's WorkForce Pro range. A page of mono text costs just 1.1p, while a page of mixed black and colour printing is just 5.1p. Even the starter cartridges are generous: the MFP comes with a 1,200 pages worth of black ink and 800 pages of colour ink. This doesn't entirely negate the traditional inkjet problems of blocked nozzles and dried-out cartridges if you don't print regularly, but if you are a small or home office user who does a fair bit of printing, this is one of the most cost-effective ways to do it.
At £235, the MFP is a bit more costly than your average inkjet, but if you print in sufficient quantities it's well worth it; total costs of ownership of £769 for medium use over three years and £2,583 for heavy use are far cheaper than any comparable laser printer could achieve. If you're looking to scan at anything over 150dpi, though, you'll be disappointed by the speed of both platen and ADF scans.
Despite the absence of a borderless photo printing, sluggish touchscreen and, more importantly, slow scan speeds, if you've got lots of printing to do, this is one of the cheapest ways of doing it. This alone is enough to earn the Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4545 DTWF a Business Buy award.
|Speed Monochrome||Up to 16ppm Mono Print|
|Printer Resolution||4800 x 1200 dpi Print|
|Speed Colour||Up to 11ppm Colour Print|
|Double Sided Printing Unit (Duplex)||Yes|
|Double Sided Printing||Automatic Double Sided Printing|
|Product Group Output||A4|
|Copy Facility Present||Yes|
|Fax Speed||33.6Kbps Fax|
|Fax Facility Present||Yes|
|Interface Type(s)||USB, Network & Wifi|
|LCD Screen||3.5" Colour Screen|
|Memory (Maximum)||128MB RAM|
|Operating Systems Supported||Windows & Mac Compatible|
|Paper Handling Input 1||500 Sheet Input Tray|
|Paper Handling Input 2||80 Sheet Multi-Purpose Tray|
|Maximum Paper Weight||256 g/m2|
|Duty Cycle||20,000 pages per month|
|Mono or Colour Printer||Colour|
|Technology||Multifunction Inkjet Printer|
|Dimensions||461mm(W) x 420mm(D) x 420mm(H)|
|Product Type||Inkjet Printer|
|In The Box||Printer, power cable, software, instruction and notice sheets, warranty, initial ink cartridges (CMYK)|
**Page yields are declared by the manufacturer in accordance with ISO/IEC standards or occasionally estimated based on 5% per page coverage. Yields will vary greatly depending on image, area coverage, print mode and environmental conditions.
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