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Epson WorkForce WF-7525 Printer
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|Connectivity Technology||Memory Card Slot; Ethernet; WiFi; PictBridge||Memory Card Slot; Ethernet; WiFi||USB, WLAN and WiFi||USB, WiFi|
|Horizontal Resolution||1,200 dots_per_inch||1,200 dots_per_inch||1,200 dots_per_inch||1,200 dots_per_inch|
|Ink Colour||Multicoloured||Single Colour Cartridges||Assorted||Single Colour Cartridges|
|Item Dimensions||55.9 x 41.8 x 36.5 cm||48.6 x 56.7 x 41.8 cm||39 x 37.7 x 17.7 cm||39 x 30 x 15 cm|
|Item Display Weight||20 kg||—||5 kg||—|
|Item Weight||18.9 kg||21.7 kg||5 kg||3.9 kg|
|Max Printspeed Black White||34 pages_per_minute||18 pages_per_minute||34 pages_per_minute||33 pages_per_minute|
|Max Printspeed Colour||34 pages_per_minute||10 pages_per_minute||18 pages_per_minute||15 pages_per_minute|
|Printer Technology||inkjet colour||Inkjet||inkjet colour||inkjet colour|
|Scanner Type||Flatbed + Sheetfeed||Flatbed + Sheetfeed||Flatbed||Flatbed|
It’s hard to find the combination of both A3+ printing and A3 copying, scanning and faxing in one device on the market today. That’s why Epson has added A3+ all-in-ones to its range for the first time. The WorkForce WF-7525 adds duplex to this mix and helps make the most of limited resources so the user can present their business in the best possible light. It’s ideal for users such as graphic designers, architects and engineers and represents the perfect blend of affordability, reliability and speed.
It’s hard to find the combination of both A3+ printing and A3 copying, scanning and faxing in one device on the market today. That’s why Epson has added A3+ all-in-ones to its range for the first time. The WorkForce WF-7525 adds duplex to this mix and helps make the most of limited resources so the user can present their business in the best possible light. It’s ideal for users such as graphic designers, architects and engineers and represents the perfect blend of affordability, reliability and speed.See all Product description
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Bought to replace my HP Business Inkjet 2800DT, and the 2 printers couldn't be more different. I owned the 2800 from new for about 5 years, and it was always slow, clunky and noisy. It repeatedly developed personality disorders, ranging from deciding that cartridges or printheads were expired or out of date (which they weren't) to refusing to print parts or often all of a drawing. The final straw was it's decision that it wanted to be a black and white printer in the future (I assume for artistic reasons, but it never really communicated all that well so I'm left with guesswork on that one). At £500, a very expensive and cumbersome paperweight.
The Epson Workforce 7525 has been in my office for about 3 hours now, and so far has vastly exceeded my expectations. Installation was easy and trouble-free, it looks good, and it seems to do everything pretty well. It's a shy little thing, doesn't like to shout about what it's doing like all my previous A3 printers did. It just prints quietly and quickly and with good quality results. I haven't tried photo printing yet, but I don't expect I'll be disappointed.
For an A3 multifunction printer, it's also pretty compact. It's hardly any bigger than my OfficeJet 7310, which is currently cowering in the corner of the office, clearly hoping I won't be disposing of it in favour of my shiny new toy. There's a good chance it's fears are justified... From what I see online about the cost of cartridges for the Epson, I think it's going to be a pleasant surprise in terms of running costs. Replacing the OfficeJet's cartridges costs around £70-80 for the black and colour cartridges, and they don't last all that long.
Cons - so far, not much. It has had one paper jam on an A3 print, although again access to the inside of the printer to retrieve the misfed sheet was a lot easier than most printers I've had, and this may be improved with better quality paper anyway. I also had a couple of issues getting it to print directly from my CAD software (bits of drawings not printing properly), but this was cured easily by disabling bidirectional support (I've had similar issues with other printers in the past).
It took me a while to decide to buy this printer, but so far I'm very glad I did. I did consider the Brother alternatives, but was discouraged by the print quality I've seen from some of these owned by friends. HP produce an A3 multifunction inkjet, but with only an A4 scanner, and from reviews I've read their A3 printers are still noisy things. I should mention that this review is not meant to be a wholesale slating of HP printers - I have a DesignJet which is a thing of beauty and always performs faultlessly, and to be fair the OfficeJet has been trouble-free during it's life (apart from the thirst for ink and the cost of replacing the cartridges). It's just that this printer seems to deliver so much more than I could have expected for the price. This is one thing that seems to vary hugely for this printer, depending on where you look for it. I can't see any reason to pay for a laser printer while something like this is around. Good deals are available, that's what t'internet is for....
Want an A3 printer? Buy this one.
My main pre-purchase concerns about the WF-7525 were the lack of a vertical back paper feed and the capability of the cassette to reliably feed envelope stacks and thick paper (strangely, few reviews cover this function for any printer). I was also a little concerned about print quality, based on one or two reviews.
No problem with print quality: normal mode provides acceptably clear, crisp text. Examined under a magnifying glass, letter edges are slightly less sharp than print from my Canon MX860 but the difference is minimal and to the naked eye results are excellent. Finer settings approach laser quality but are slower. Photo prints are also outstanding - though not quite as good as the Canon: colour is ever-so-slightly muddier and less vibrant (might be correctable using printer settings), and fine detail, especially in darker areas, is less well defined. This is true for plain paper at normal quality and glossy photo paper at best quality. However the differences are marginal and unless you are unusually demanding or a professional photographer prints are more than acceptable for most business or personal use. This is also a speedy printer, much faster than my Canon, although pre-print processing can take up to twenty seconds.
The scanner is good and the scan/copy functions work well. I have always liked the Epson scanner software, which I missed when I migrated to Canon.
Lack of a vertical back feed is more problematic. I bought the machine knowingly, but I suspect this compromise will niggle in the months to come. The ability to slot in the odd-sized envelope or card stock for a one-off job, without needing to change the media in a cassette is a real boon that I will miss. My related concern - the cassette's ability to feed thick paper and envelopes - is an issue. Thankfully it will feed envelopes OK but thick paper is a problem. You can lie to the printer - for example tell it you are using glossy photo paper (no problems with this, incidentally, even the thicker ones) when in fact you are using artistic greeting card paper, though I am not entirely sure if this helps. You can find out from the Epson Web site what weights their various paper options are then make equivalent substitutions, but some may fail to print. My Canon will happily print a very thick art paper through the vertical back feed, but the same paper repeatedly jammed in the Epson. I can get around the issue by a more careful choice of paper, but it's none the less disappointing. I wonder why so few reviews address this function - surely I am not the only one who creates greeting cards?
I used to be a loyal Epson fan, but I was proselytized to Canon some five years ago. I was surprised to note how little the printer menus and interface has changed since then, especially for core functions. They are workmanlike and do the job efficiently enough, but the interface is unappealing and some functions are a bit tedious and clunky. Going through the menus I was also reminded of the nozzle check, cleaning and realignment procedures that used to be a regular routine with my previous Epsons but virtually disappeared with my Canon machines. I have not had the WF-7525 long enough to know how much of an issue this will be, but I suspect it may be an unavoidable consequence of pigment-based inks.
Setup was reasonably straightforward, but I am computer-savvy. The "start here" setup guide is inadequate and in places confusing; a novice might encounter problems. My network has a Vista PC and four Macs (3 Lion, 1 Snow Leopard). I manually added the printer to my network from the printer control panel, using the simple WiFi Setup Wizard. The WiFi setup options appear after the ink cartridges are installed, but the setup guide does not clearly explain what to do with them. As usual, when adding the printer to the Macs, they picked it up and automatically installed the drivers. Which is just as well, since the installation disk was not recognised by the first Mac I tried, so I didn't bother using it on the others (I subsequently discovered it worked OK on the other three). The disk worked fine on the Vista PC; I ignored the "start here" guide and just followed the prompts in the software. After installation I upgraded the printer firmware (also inadequately explained), though I have no idea what functionality the new firmware adds, since Epson didn't say - no doubt the information is buried somewhere in their site, but I haven't time to look.
I give the machine itself eight or even nine out of ten, but the setup instructions and software only get two.
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