WorkForce WF-2540 All-in-One Printer

by Epson

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Price Best Price: $60.00
Best Price: $100.00
Best Price: $150.00
Best Price: $190.00
Pros
  • Very good output quality
  • Full connectivity (USB, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet)
  • Impressive speed and print quality
  • Prints on specially coated CD and DVD media
  • Easy-to-use touchscreen control panel
  • Good color output quality
  • Sleek new design
  • Improved controls
  • Nice output quality
Cons
  • Ink is expensive
  • Slow scan speeds and higher-quality print speeds
  • Output tray does not retract automatically and is awkward to reinsert manually
  • A printer this expensive should have cheaper inks than it does
  • User guide is available online only
  • CD/DVD printing process can be complex, and documentation can be confusing
  • Pricey toner
  • No automatic two-sided printing
  • Some of the inks are a bit pricey
At A Glance

The WorkForce WF-2540 color inkjet multifunction has some nice features and good output quality, but ink costs are high, and it slows considerably when scanning, or when printing at higher-quality settings.

Canon's new Pixma MG6320 raises the bar for printer design. It's significantly easier to use than its predecessors, has automatic duplex printing, and produces nice output. Ink costs for some cartridges are higher than average.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number C11CC36201 C11CD29201 CF147A#BGJ  

Requirements

Operating System Compatibility Macintosh OS X 10.5 (Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.7 (Lion)|Macintosh OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)|Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise|Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic|Microsoft Windows 7 Professional|Microsoft Windows 7 Starter|Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate|Microsoft Windows 8|Microsoft Windows 8 Desktop|Microsoft Windows Vista|Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64 bit)|Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic|Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32 bit)|Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)|Microsoft Windows XP|Microsoft Windows XP Home|Microsoft Windows XP Professional Macintosh OS X 10.5 (Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.7 (Lion)|Macintosh OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)|Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows 8|Microsoft Windows Vista|Microsoft Windows XP Macintosh OS X 10.5 (Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.7 (Lion)|Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise|Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic|Microsoft Windows 7 Professional|Microsoft Windows 7 Starter|Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate|Microsoft Windows Server 2003|Microsoft Windows Server 2008|Microsoft Windows Vista|Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64 bit)|Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic|Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32 bit)|Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)|Microsoft Windows XP|Microsoft Windows XP Home|Microsoft Windows XP Professional|Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition Macintosh OS X 10.5 (Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)|Macintosh OS X 10.7 (Lion)|Microsoft Windows 7|Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise|Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic|Microsoft Windows 7 Professional|Microsoft Windows 7 Starter|Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate|Microsoft Windows 8|Microsoft Windows 8 Desktop|Microsoft Windows RT|Microsoft Windows Vista|Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64 bit)|Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic|Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32 bit)|Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)|Microsoft Windows XP|Microsoft Windows XP Home|Microsoft Windows XP Professional

General Information

UPC Code 884116098195 12502635710 886112381165 13803148404

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces USB 2.0 USB USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps 10/100 Mbps 10/100 Mbps  
Wireless connection 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n
PictBridge   Yes    

Scanning

Scanner Type Flatbed with ADF Flatbed with ADF   Flatbed

Faxing

Fax page memory capacity   180.0    
Maximum Fax Speed   33.6 Kbps    
Transmission Time (Per Page)   3 seconds    

Dimensions

Width   15.4  inches    
Depth   13.3  inches    
Height   7.5  inches    
Weight   21.5  pounds    

Warranty

Warranty information   1 Year    

Media Handling

Standard Number of Input Trays   2.0    
Standard Input Sheet Capacity   100    
Optional Trays Available   0.0    
Automatic Duplexer   Standard    
Media Sizes Accepted   Legal|Letter  inches    
Paper Handling Support   CD/DVD/Blu-ray|Envelopes|Iron-On Transfers|Labels|Photo Paper    
Automatic Document Feeder   1.0    
ADF Sheet Capacity   30.0    

Storage Media

SD card   SD Card|SDHC Card|SDXC Card   Mini SD Card|SDHC Card|SDHC Memory Card
Memory stick   Memory Stick Duo   Memory Stick Duo|Memory Stick PRO Duo
Compact flash   Yes   Yes

Platform Support

Printer languages supported   GDI/Host-based    

Printer Type

Number of Colors   4.0    
Colors Available   Cyan|K (Black)|Magenta|Yellow    

Cost Per Page

Plain Text Page (Highest yield vendor ink)   4.6  cents per page    
4-color page (cheapest vendor ink)   13.4  cents per page    

Vendor Rated Speeds

Monochrome print speed   14.0   ppm    
Color print speed   11.0   ppm    
Color 4x6 photo speed   12  seconds    

Performance

Macworld Labs (Speed)

Print speed: Text

ppm

6.6 9.7 8.6 7.7
Print speed rating: Text

Good Very Good Fair Good
Print speed: Color photo

seconds for 8X10 photo

330.78 75.0 70.69 102.44
Print speed rating: Color photo

Fair Superior Good Very Good
Print speed: PDF

seconds for 4-page PDF

262.78 155.0 66.31 258.2
Print speed rating: PDF

Good Good Good Good
Scan speed 1

seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi

104.6 42.9   35.3
Scan speed 2

seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi

217.5 76.0   67.0
Scan speed rating

Poor Very Good   Very Good

Macworld Labs (Quality)

Print quality: Text

  Very Good    
Print quality: Color photo

  Superior    
Print quality:PDF

  Very Good    
Scan quality: Color photo

  Superior    
Scan quality: Line art

  Good    
Copy quality

  Superior