Epson WorkForce 520 Printer Reviews and Specs

Description

Easily accelerate office productivity with the WorkForce 520, the world’s fastest all-in-one1, which features ISO print speeds of 15 ISO ppm (black) and 5.4 ISO ppm (color)1. Quickly connect and print wirelessly from multiple computers with Easy Epson Wi-Fi with “n” compatibility1. Use the 30-page Auto Document Feeder to easily copy or scan stacks of documents. The Super G3 fax ensures high-speed faxing in color or black and white, while instant-dry DURABrite® Ultra Ink delivers smudge, fade and water resistant documents that you can handle immediately after printing.

Reviews

1. Epson WorkForce 520 Review by PrinterComparison.com

In May, Epson announced that its latest addition to the WorkForce SMB lineup, the WorkForce 520, was the fastest all-in-one printer in its class. Today, we are publishing our full review of this speedy little printer with a rundown of the specifications, build and design information, performance evaluations, ink costs and more.  Find out now if the WorkForce 520 is not only the fastest all-in-one in its class, but the best in its class to boot!

2. Epson WorkForce 520 by Cnet

The $130 Epson WorkForce 510 is a direct replacement for the WorkForce 310 we reviewed last year, but it adds wireless printing for the same price. The 510 isn’t perfect, and this certainly isn’t a device for high-volume photo prints, but its fax and copy functionality in addition to a 30-page auto document feeder (ADF), wireless printing, Ethernet networking, and a five-ink cartridge bay earn the WorkForce 510 our recommendation for a small office with light printing duties.

3. Epson WorkForce 520 by Pcmag

When I reviewed the Epson WorkForce 310 All-In-One  last year, it stood out for offering a full set of office-centric features at a notably low price. That was enough to make it an Editors’ Choice and a great fit for micro and home offices with light duty printing needs. This year’s WorkForce 520 ($129.99 direct), delivers the same full set of office-centric features and adds WiFi at the same price. (Despite the jump in model number, Epson says it’s the direct replacement for the 310.)

Specs

  • Part Number: 0010343877092

General

  • Copier Type Digital
  • Fax Type Plain paper
  • Printing Technology Ink-jet – Color
  • Display 2.0
  • Office Machine Features Scan to e-mail
  • Width 18.1 in
  • Depth 21.3 in
  • Height 11.9 in
  • Weight 16.3 lbs

Copying

  • Max Document Enlargement 400.0 %
  • Max Document Reduction 25.0 %
  • Maximum Copies 99.0
  • Copying Features Fit to page

Printing

  • Inkjet Technology Epson Micro Piezo
  • Max Printing Resolution up to 5760 x 1440 dpi (mono) / up to 5760 x 1440 dpi (color)
  • Max Printing Speed up to 15.0 pages/min (mono) / up to 5.4 pages/min (color)
  • Ink Cartridge Configuration 4 cartridges (1 each: cyan, magenta, yellow, black)
  • Ink Palette Supported (Colors) cyan, magenta, yellow, black
  • Color 4-ink
  • Minimum Ink Droplet Size 3 pl
  • Ink Type Epson DURABrite Ultra inks
  • Color Management Features Adobe RGB,
    Epson Vivid Color,
    Windows Image Color Management (ICM)

Scanning

  • Scan Element CIS
  • Optical Resolution 1200 x 2400 dpi
  • Interpolated Resolution 9600 x 9600 dpi
  • Color Depth 24.0 bit
  • Color Depth (Internal) 48 bit

Fax Machine

  • Compatibility Super G3
  • Max Transmission Speed 33.6 Kbps
  • Total Memory Capacity 180.0 pages
  • PC Faxing Yes

Fax Machine Features

  • Error Correction Mode (ECM) Yes
  • Remote Fax Retrieval (Polling) Yes
  • Features Color faxing

Document & Media Handling

  • Max Original Size Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
  • Original Type Sheets
  • Document Feeder Capacity 30.0 sheets
  • Max Copy Size 8.5 in x 44 in
  • Supported Media Type Envelopes,
    Photo paper,
    Plain paper
  • Standard Media Capacity 100.0 sheets
  • Document & Media Handling Details ADF – 100.0 sheets,
    Input tray – 30.0 sheets
  • Speed Details Printing : up to 5.4 pages/min – B/W,
    Printing : up to 15.0 pages/min – Color

Finishing Equipment

  • Collator None
  • Stacker None
  • Stapler None
  • Binder None

PC Connectivity

  • PC Connection Availability Yes
  • PC Connection IEEE 802.11b,
    IEEE 802.11n,
    Hi-Speed USB,
    Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX,
    IEEE 802.11g
  • Operating System Support MS Windows XP 64-bit Edition,
    MS Windows Vista,
    Apple Mac OS X 10.6.x,
    MS Windows XP,
    Apple Mac OS X 10.5.x,
    Apple Mac OS X 10.4.11,
    MS Windows 7
  • Software Included EPSON Scan,
    ABBYY FineReader,
    Epson Easy Photo Print

Power

  • Power AC 120 V ( 0.8333333 Hz )
  • Power Consumption Operational 15.0 Watt
  • Power Consumption Sleep 4.0 Watt

Miscellaneous

  • Consumables Included 1.0 x Cartridge ( Magenta ) – Epson 125,
    2.0 x Cartridge ( Yellow ) – Epson 125,
    1.0 x Cartridge ( Black ) – Epson 125,
    1.0 x Cartridge ( Cyan ) – Epson 125
  • Microsoft Certifications Compatible with Windows 7
  • Compliant Standards FCC Part 15 B,
    CISPR 22 Class B,
    CSA 22.2 No. 60950,
    UL 60950

Environmental Standards

  • ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
  • Service & Support Details Limited warranty – 1 year

Environmental Parameters

  • Sound Emission 39 dB (operating)
  • Humidity Range Operating 20 – 80%

One thought on “Epson WorkForce 520 Printer Reviews and Specs

  • August 3, 2011 at 4:14 pm
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    This is my third Epson printer. It provides decent quality of printing documents. Recommended!

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