Disclosure: This product was sent to us free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, as per my disclaimer, this review represents our honest opinion of the product.
Price: £100.00 (currently £69.99 on Amazon)
Manufacturer’s Description: Small business and home office users should look no further than this compact 4-in-1. The WF-2750DWF boasts double-sided, business-quality printing and individual inks for cost savings. It also features Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct® and is compitable with Epson Connect1 to ensure quick and easy mobile printing.
Review: First impressions of this Epson printer were positive, and after a few days use I haven’t been disappointed. It is jam packed with features, works seamlessly with our devices, and prints good quality documents quickly.
I work from home as a web developer & designer in addition to blogging, and so Epson contacted me to see if I would like to test out this printer, which is aimed at small business and home office users. It is perfect for me as I do still need to print documents ocassionally, and I also have to scan documents fairly frequently.
The printer came well packed in a sturdy box, complete with a clear to follow set up guide, info & safety booklets, power cable, starter ink cartridges, and a few CDs with drivers & software. It was fairly quick to set up, and I haven’t had any hitches at all. It has a black & white display screen and a panel of buttons to control it.
This work horse not only prints, but also scans, copies and faxes documents. We haven’t tested the fax capability (I don’t have anyone to fax!) but it’s good to know it’s there as I know there is that possibilty that I will need to use it, as a self employed person.
For scanning, you can use either the flat bed scanner, or scan up to 30 pages in the automatic document feeder. I’ve had this functionality on an all-in-one printer before, and know that it’s really handy for scanning or copying multi page documents. There’s nothing more irritating than manually swapping out page after page in a flat bed scanner.
The Epson WF-2750DWF has wifi connectivity, which means that it connects to your home network – including AirPrint compatibility for iOS devices. This is great for so many reasons; you don’t have to keep the printer right next to your computer anymore, taking up valuable desk space, and you can connect to and print from any of the devices on your network. Being able to print emails and documents directly from our phones, laptops, and my iPad Pro is really handy.
Remote Printing via Epson Connect was really easy to set up and handy to have, I tested it by emailing a pdf and it didn’t take long at all before I had a printout of the email and file in my hands.
It does duplex (two-sided) printing and I’ve tested it with documents, emails & photos. All were printed quickly and looked great. A front loading paper tray takes a decent amount of paper so you won’t be needing to refill it constantly for medium usage.
I used generic & inexpensive photo paper that we had in the house already, and printed with the default “photo on glossy paper” settings for two photos of the girls, and was pleased with the result. For a home printer it was good enough quality to print & frame as a gift.
This printer uses each ink colour seperately which is great as you need only replace the colour used up; for instance if you print mainly black and blue you can just replace the ink cartridges used by that printing as the other colours will run out slower. They are really easy to install, simply slotting into place with a click.
The printer came with some software that allowed me to easily update the firmware and use various utilities on my Mac to manage the printer – including viewing ink levels, cleaning the printheads, and so on. For scanning, you can either use the Twain scanning software bundled with the printer, or on a Mac it works fine with Image Capture.
One nice feature is Scan to Cloud which will allow me scan documents directly to the cloud (I chose my Dropbox account) which I can then access easily on all my devices. This would be really handy if you are aiming for a paperless office – scan any letters straight to the cloud to save hanging onto the paper copies.
Overall I have been very pleased with this printer. It might not be the most sleek or modern looking device, but it is easy to use, packed with features and prints at a speedy 33 pages per minute for monochrome documents. You certainly get a lot for your money, espeically at the price point it is available for online.