Pros

  • Economical inks
  • Very fast at printing text, copying, and scanning

Cons

  • Middling text quality at default settings
  • High-yield inks offer little savings
  • No automatic duplexer

Manufacturer’s 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 and 5.4 ISO ppm . 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.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.epson.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number C11CA78241
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 884962408049
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection Yes
Scanning
Scanner Type Sheetfed
Platform Support
Printer languages supported GDI/Host-based
Cost Per Page
Plain Text Page (Highest yield vendor ink) 2.4 cents per page

Performance

Macworld Labs (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality:PDF Good
Scan quality: Color photo Good
Scan quality: Line art Good
Copy quality Fair
Macworld Labs (Speed)
Print speed: Text 10.3   ppm
Print speed: Color photo 152.46   seconds for 8X10 photo
Print speed: PDF 248.29   seconds for 4-page PDF
Scan speed 1 48.5   seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi
Scan speed 2 94.5   seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi