Inkjet, laser - I don't know if I have a particular care one direction or the other. Being able to print photos, thus inkjet, would be a nice bonus, but it's so rare that it wouldn't even be a big deal to instead just go to a Target or a drug store.
But overall device cost, plus overall printing cost, plus print speed - I don't demand the best in each category, but a great compromise between all of them is definitely ideal.
Network capability: demand.
Scan function: if it can scan photos, wonderful. I DON'T expect one to have the ability to scan film negatives, but it would be oh so nice. At the same rate, I cannot imagine one with that feature would do the negatives any justice.
More ideal: multi-page document scanning ability.
Duplex printing and scanning: very awesome, would love. In fact, I might just say: demand.
Overall printing ability: as awesome as possible for an attractive price.
With that said, does the following, with the deals mentioned, actually happen to match all of that?
It's not found on that page, but found in the ad:
$50 off (in addition to the already stated sale price), simply by bringing in "a printer" to recycle.
Am I reading that right: I could bring in any junker of a printer, and get an instant $50 off that specific Epson printer? So, all said and done, I could have that printer for $140 before tax?
If all that is indeed correct, is this one of those: if this is the type of thing you are looking for, you would be stupid to pass up this deal?
PC Mag seems impressed with it's slightly-snazzier brother, the WF Pro 4540. Epson states they are essentially identical overall, but the 4540 has three paper trays, and appears to have a larger (touch) menu, whereas the 4530 looks like a smaller screen with more buttons (i.e. appears to not have touch).
In comparison, Amazon has the 4530 for $190 as well, and the 4540 for $250.
Are there other models I should be looking at, however, even if it means spending, say, $170 as opposed to the $140 after all the deals at Best Buy?