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Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4535 DWF Printer Review
Here at Which Printer we like to focus on Laser printers, but as the Inkjet Epson Workforce Pro WP4535 strives to perform like one, we will review it here. The WP4535DWF is a multi-function machine that can print, scan, and copy, with the added bonus of a fax machine.
Print quality is excellent even on standard copy paper, except for when printing documents and images with a high percentage ink coverage using very thin paper. The paper will struggle to absorb the ink and will wrinkle. Therefore you are best to use 100gm thickness paper for this type of printing. It is also worth mentioning that because this printer is designed for business it does not have a borderless feature. However it does produce good photographic results using the pigment inks supplied (photo paper can be used).
There is also an automatic duplex printing feature allowing you to scan and print double sided documents. The automatic document feeder scanner with a 4,800x1,200dpi resolution produces true results with accurate colours. The copy quality is also excellent and fast, taking just 10 seconds for a standard duplication! The lid is also flexible allowing easy magazine and book scanning.
The WP4535 has WiFi, Ethernet and USB connections, making it a network printer, as well as support for Apple AirPrint using the ePrint application (App).
The machine features a 2.5 inch colour screen with surrounding buttons for menu navigation. Sadly there are no memory card slots, but there is a Pictbridge port. The paper input tray will take a whole ream of A4 paper, and the output tray will hold around 300 sheets. A much higher capacity than many laserjet printers at the same price point!
This Workforce uses larger ink tanks that the usual Epson desktop inkjet printer. They come in three different capacities, Extra High Capacity T7011-7014, Eithel Tower T7021-7024, and Original Big Ben T7031-7034. They are front mounted and easy to install.
The print quality of this Epson nears the quality of a good laser printer and offers many useful features, making it a sensible choice for a working office. Print and copy speeds are good, and it is relatively cheap to run. Compatible cartridges are not yet available, however refillable ones with auto reset chips are. The only question in our eyes is the durability and service life of this machine.
Refillable Cartridges with auto reset chips for use with Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4015DN / 4025 / 4035 / 4025DW / 4515DN / 4525D/ 4525DNF / 4535DWF / 4545 DTWF printers!