Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4540 Review: First Look

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Epson introduced the brand new WorkForce Pro lineup, focused on expanding its business solutions by delivering ink cost savings up to 50 percent compared to a color laser printer this past fall.

Today, we’ll be taking a look at the flagship model in this new lineup, the WorkForce Pro WP-4540 All-in-One, featuring plenty of business centric features including print, scan, copy and fax functionality as well as print speeds up to 16 ppm, a 30-sheet ADF, front side USB port, wireless connectivity and the highest paper capacity in its class at 580-sheets.

Want to know more? Check out our hands-on first look where we’ll go over build, design, specifications and more with plenty of photos from our lab.

Build and Design
The WorkForce Pro WP-4540 has a new look and feel compared to the traditional WorkForce lineup thanks to the stacked paper trays and large 5.8-inch touchscreen. The body is done almost completely in a matte black with a few touches of glossy black paneling. The approximate dimensions come in at 18 x 17 x 17-inches when in storage, but the device can expand out to about 18 x 26 x 18-inches when you are printing.

The 30-sheet automatic document feeder sits on top of the scanner lid and allows users to copy, scan or fax double-sided documents up to 8.5 x 14-inches in size. The 48-bit flatbed scanner has a maximum scan size of 8.5 x 11-inches with a scan resolution up to 9600 x 9600 dpi interpolated.

The control panel offers business users a 5.8-inch smart touch panel with a 3.5-inch LCD along with an alphanumeric key page, three device keys and five quick keys. The front side USB port is located just beneath the control panel.

The WorkForce Pro WP-4540 features a 4-color DURABrite Ultra pigment ink system with new extra large 676XL ink cartridges with an average yield of 2400 pages black and 1200 pages color.  Access the stationary cartridges by flipping open the front panel.

The paper capacity for the WorkForce Pro WP-4540 is a whopping 580-sheets, touted by Epson as the highest in its class when it was released a few months back. There are two 250-sheet paper trays found on the front of the device and an 80-sheet rear folding tray found behind the ADF. Between the three trays, the WorkForce Pro WP-4540 can accommodate a variety of media up to 8.5 x 44-inches in size.

All connections are found on the back of the device. The WorkForce Pro WP-4540 gives businesses a plethora of connections choices including Hi-Speed USB 2.0, Ethernet and Wi-Fi.

WorkForce Pro WP-4540 Specifications:

  • 4-in-1 inkjet: print, scan, copy and fax
  • Print speeds: up 16 ppm in black, 11 ppm in color
  • Print resolution: up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi
  • 5.8-inch smart touch panel with 3.5-inch LCD
  • 30-sheet duplexing ADF
  • Automatic duplexing
  • Epson Connect, Mobile Printing Apps
  • Front side USB port
  • Paper capacity: 580 sheets
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, Ethernet, Wi-Fi
  • Operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X
  • Energy Star qualified, RoHS compliant
  • 1-year limited warranty

Pricing and Availability
The Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4540 All-in-One is available now through Epson and authorized retailers for the suggested retail price of $399.99. As of this writing, Epson has the WorkForce Pro WP-4540 on sale for $299.99.

Supplies and accessories are also available through Epson. A set of 676XL replacement cartridges will set a user back $111.96.

The Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4540 comes with a 1-year limited warranty.


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