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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb - bargain office printer at this price!, 27 April 2013
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This review is from: Epson WorkForce WF-3540DTWF 4-in-1 A4 Printer with Direct Wifi Fast Duplex Printing and Dual Trays (Accessory)
Unbelievable, 100 for an office printer packed with this many features? It's an absolute no-brainer! Easy to change carts for a change (use refillables and save yourself a packet) and the dual-250 sheet dual front paper trays are a real bonus, as well as a single-sheet rear feeder.

The whole thing is reassuringly well built and gives the impression it will last well, and although you're not likely to go wandering around with it very much - it's a hefty piece of kit - the neat cut-outs at the sides of the base make handling this printer much easier.

The mains cable with dog-leg plug for the back of the printer is a neat touch too, you can push the printer further back which will save you a couple of inches of desk space. One review I read elsewhere criticised the text quality but I can't tell the difference between this and my mono laser printer! Photos are superb, as good as the 200 canon printer it is replacing which I had nothing but trouble with, and all in all this is an excellent printer, cannot hardly fault it at all.

Just one little glitch - the inexplicable omission of A5 size on the paper sizes menu! There is an A6 size quoted as 105 x 148mm (which is of course actually A5 size), but it prints out A6 size. Setting a user-defined size of 105 x 148mm also printed out the smaller A6 size for some bizarre reason but it's only needed for printing packing slips so I got around it by using 5 x 7 inch which is close enough for the purpose. Strange one though but no big deal, otherwise an excellent all rounder.
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Initial post: 28 Apr 2013 21:50:54 BDT
coolcity says:
My mistake, A5 size is of course 210 x 148mm.

One little foible has raised it's head. For some bizarre reason the 2nd paper tray does not reduce down to A5 size, though the first one does. Very strange decision on the part of Epson. Since I print 2 different letterheads on A5 paper it's a bit of a blow to me personally, the plan of course being to place one of each type in each paper tray. Seems the 2nd tray is designed as an overflow to be used when the first one runs out, but that doesn't make any sense to me. Why not just have the one tray and double the size of it?

Posted on 8 Jan 2014 11:07:38 GMT
Your review answered my question, I wanted to use a separate tray for envelopes and one for correspondence.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2014 11:30:11 GMT
Thanks for your reply.

The trays are not really suitable for envelopes, certainly not small ones. Ideally you need a rear feeder for envelopes in my experience. There is a manual rear paper feed tray but that too isn't any use for anything small - I had a lot of problems trying to run through 4 x 6 inch photo paper, again it's designed for at least A5 size so that would be no good for small envelopes.

I also print envelopes though not an awful lot, most of my outgoing items are parcels so in the end I bought a Brother label printer and now print out address labels instead, though of course it's more expensive to do so. The other option is to use sheets of labels.

Other than that though I still like this printer a lot and am still using compatible carts with no problems at all. It's still a fantastic printer for the price. Just a shame about these shortcomings.
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