Epson Workforce 845 Printer Review

If you are looking for a workhorse for your home or small office, this printer fits the bill. It handles printing, copying, scanning and faxing with ease. The Epson Workforce 845 is a  heavy duty workhorse — offering a 30-page document feeder and with dual 250-sheet paper trays. It has automatic two-sided duplexing, built-in Wi-Fi, and memory card slots. It is rated as one of the speediest printers in its class, so you won’t have to wait around for your print job to finish.

The 7.8” tiltable LCD touch screen is responsive and the interface is easy to use. It’s speedy and uses four-color individual ink cartridges and extra high-capacity cartridges which saves on ink costs.

The included fax is much easier to set up than many other all-in-ones. It works seamlessly with my magicJack, so I can fax without having the cost of an extra phone line.

One of the best features is that it has an AirPrint utility lets you print seamlessly from your iPhone or iPad. It also has Epson iPrint for printing to other mobile devices. All worked with a glitch.

The printer comes with its own IP address, so you can print to it from any Internet connected computer. You can customize the address to make it easier to remember. Thankfully, there is an approved sender’s list so your printer will only receive print jobs from approved people…no spam.

At 17.6” x 14.5” x11.8” (W x D x H) the printer is large, as might be expected from its dual high-capacity paper trays, but because it is taller than most, it still has a fairly small footprint.

The Epson 845 comes with a Quick Guide that actually is a mini user guide about 40 pages long. That alone is refreshing as most printers come with little or no instructions.

I do a lot of printing and in months of testing I found that the Epson Workforce 845 has superior performance. As for the drawbacks – I am happy to say that I didn’t find any and that is something that rarely happens!

The Epson Workforce 845 is a great all-around printer for anyone who does a lot of printing. It is great for small businesses including home businesses.

Manufacturer: Epson

Type:  All-in-One
Retail price: $199.99 — lower prices can be found online — A lot of Bang for your Buck.

8 Comments

bob crouch 30-10-2012, 12:32

your sept. issue stated that the epson 845 was priced at $199.00 less $60.00. epson does not knoe anything about this. i would like to purchase one. can you help me. many thanks. bob crouch

Sandy Berger 30-10-2012, 15:05

Bob,

I guest that rebate program is over, so I have removed it from the post. I find, however, that this printer can be found for quite a bit less than retail. Start at Amazon and I’m sure you can find a good price.

Jan Lurgio 22-01-2013, 08:17

I am confused about faxing. when I put the paper in is it suppose to face up or face down. thanks Jan

Sandy Berger 22-01-2013, 09:44

Most printers have a small icon that shows which way the paper should face for faxing. On the 845 the paper goes face up.

Diane Spivey 25-07-2013, 16:45

Since this printer has two paper trays, when the top tray runs out of paper, will the printer “automatically”
switch over to the bottom tray? If not why not? If not, what is the purpose of having two paper trays?
(I could find no information about this in the user’s guide.) Thank you.

Sandy Berger 30-07-2013, 11:24

Diane,
The paper trays do not automatically switch over. They are made to handle two different types or sizes of paper. For instance, I often create brochures that I like to print on better paper. I keep that paper in tray two while I keep the cheaper paper that I use for everyday printing in tray one.

chuck 31-01-2014, 15:56

Hi Sandy:

Just got this workforce all in one; just wondering if you might know how to customize the fax cover letter? Thanks so much.

Sandy Berger 03-02-2014, 12:18

You can set up a fax cover sheet if you start the fax from the computer. Check out the user’s manual for details. Here is a link to the user’s manual.
https://files.support.epson.com/htmldocs/wf845_/wf845_ug/index.html

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