We were looking to upgrade our printer when Epson asked if we would like to review their WorkForce WF-2750DWF printer. It was an all in one printer like our previous one but with the added benefit of an auto feeder for documents and looked like it would be a perfect upgrade, we couldn’t wait to get it set up.
The Epson WorkForce WF-2750DWF was very simple to install straight out of the box. The printed sheet of instructions in multiple languages was very easy to follow with clear, simple directions and once turned on, you simply tell the printer via the bright LCD screen that you want to connect via WiFi. As one would expect, you can either type in your passcode manually, use the ‘WPS’ button on your router or better still, you can have your home computer send the setup details straight to the printer. If you would prefer to use a USB cable to connect to your computer, the printer has the necessary inputs but a cable isn’t provided in the box.
The printer, once setup and running, is also very easy to manage using the supplied software. It will make sure that the firmware for the printer is up-to-date, along with the software and drivers.
The Epson WorkForce WF-2750DWF is not only a printer, but also incorporates a scanner. Not just a regular one-sheet-at-a-time flatbed scanner, but a top loading auto document feeder too. This means that not only can you get great resolution scans for say, photographs or smaller items using the flatbed, but larger documents like multi-page contracts, bills etc can be put in the auto feeder and then left alone to scan. The printer is also capable of double sided scanning and printing, saving paper in the process. With the 150 page drawer cartridge, loading new paper when it runs out is also a breeze.
One thing I had trouble with though was the settings for the flatbed scanner. For some reason, no matter what combination of scan settings I used (resolution, file type), I could not get it to auto detect the size of the item I was scanning using the supplied software. I had to do a preview scan and then resize the image to only the section I wanted to scan before scanning it at the resolution I wanted. I was in effect, scanning each item twice to get my finished scan. I’m sure that this can be fixed with a setting that I am missing, but all in one printers that I have used before automatically detected the size of the item on the scanner glass very easily.
The ink cartridges used in the Epson WorkForce WF-2750DWF are also individual colours instead of being one black and one multi colour cartridge. This means that if one of the colours is running low but the others are fine, you only need to replace that one colour and not sacrifice what is left in the other colours. The cartridges are available in standard or XL sizes too, saving you more money if you buy the XL ones. The quality of the ink is also excellent and they are water, smudge and highlighter resistant and are laser-like in the finished product for a fraction of the price.
For the price, the Epson WorkForce WF-2750DWF is packed full of features but simple enough to use for the home user or even a small business. It even has a phone line input so you can use it as a fax machine! Coupled with the array of editing software provided, which includes a great photo book creator, you can’t go far wrong with this great piece of kit.
The Epson WorkForce WF-2750DWF has an RRP of £100.00
Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.