Touted to be the world’s smallest all-in-one inkjet printer, the Epson Me Office 535 looks good at first sight. The compact dimensions make it easy to move around and dock to any workstation. The paper input tray is at the rear, while at the front are an adjustable tilted panel with the coloured display and physical control keys that makes operating this printer really easy.
The Me Office quickly follows printing commands. Bu it printed just seven monochrome A4 sheets in a minute, compared with Epson’s claim of 30ppm on Draft mode. However, we would not recommend you to use the draft mode while printing as the prints looked completely washed out.
The company claims this is printer is ideal for photo printing too. To its credit, the printer can read from the memory card slot in the front and display images on its small coloured display.
Copy and scanning features can be directly operated from the display panel itself. By simply navigating through the controls we were able to select the number of copies along with the option to choose between B&W and colour prints. Interestingly, the prints obtained from this printer are smudge and water-proof. So even if by mistake someone spills water on your coloured print, just let it dry and the print will be intact.
For directly scanning from the PC or printer, one has to launch the Epson Scan software first. But the results were just about average.
There were a few let downs though: often the results while printing and copying were dark blacks and then the printer kept prompting – ‘Connection error – Check the connection’.