Pros

  • Very good print, scan, and copy quality

Cons

  • Skimpy paper handling
  • Pricey inks
  • Manual duplexing works only on the PC

Manufacturer’s Description

Printers & All-in-Ones Epson printers and all-in-ones deliver amazing quality, blazing-fast speed, and exceptional reliability at home or in the office.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number CN731A#B1H
Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
Display & Graphics
Display Screen Type LCD
General Information
Manufacturer Epson Corporation
UPC Code 10343877092
Manufacturer Part Number C11CA78241
Brand Name Epson
Product Name WorkForce 520 Multifunction Printer
Marketing Information

Printers & All-in-Ones Epson printers and all-in-ones deliver amazing quality, blazing-fast speed, and exceptional reliability at home or in the office.

Product Model 520
Product Type Inkjet Multifunction Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.epson.com
Product Line WorkForce
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • WorkForce 520 Multifunction Printer
  • 2 x Black Ink cartridges
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • Instruction Manual
  • CD-ROM Containing Drivers and Bonus Software
  • Telephone Cord
  • Power Cable
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
Ethernet Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 11.9"
Width 18.1"
Depth 21.3"
Weight (Approximate) 260.8 oz
Color Black
Form Factor Desktop
Faxing
Fax Color Color
Fax Memory Capacity 180 pages
Warranty
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Media Handling
Media Size A5 - 5.83" x 8.27", A6 - 4.13" x 5.83", B5 - 6.93" x 9.84", Half-letter, Executive - 7.24" x 10.51", Custom Size, 8.50" x 11", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.50" x 44", 3.50" x 5", Envelope No. 10, A4 - 8.27" x 11.69"
Standard Input Media Capacity 100 sheets
Number of Input Trays Supported 1
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 1
Borderless Printing Yes
Media Handling 1 x Input Tray 100 Sheet, 1 x Automatic Document Feeder 30 Sheet
Media Type Plain Paper, Bond Paper, Envelope, Air Mail Paper, Photo Paper, Glossy Paper, Premium Paper, Semi-gloss Photo Paper, Presentation Paper, Matte Paper, Bright White Paper, Matte Scrapbook Paper
Maximum Input Media Capacity 100 sheets
Maximum Print Size - 8.50" x 44"
Scanning
Color Depth 48-bit
Interpolated Resolution 9600 x 9600 dpi
Scan Color Color
Scanner Type Flatbed
Optical Resolution 1200 dpi
Hardware Resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi
Power Description
Standby Power Consumption 4 W
Operating Power Consumption 15 W
Technical Information
Platform Supported PC, Mac
Maximum Print Resolution 5760 x 1440 dpi
Number of Colors 5
ISO Color Print Speed (ppm) 5.4
Color Cartridge Type Individual Color Cartridge
Print Color Color
ISO Mono Print Speed (ppm) 15
Multifunction Devices Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner
Copier
Copier Type Flatbed
Copy Color Color
Number of Copies 99
Maximum Document Reduction 25%
Maximum Document Enlargement 400%

Performance

Macworld Labs (Quality)
Print quality: Text Very Good
Print quality: Color photo Very Good
Print quality:PDF Very Good
Scan quality: Color photo Very Good
Scan quality: Line art Very Good
Copy quality Good
Macworld Labs (Speed)
Print speed: Text 5.3   ppm
Print speed: Color photo 190.24   seconds for 8X10 photo
Print speed: PDF 247.88   seconds for 4-page PDF
Scan speed 1 92.8   seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi
Scan speed 2 174.8   seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi