Epson WorkForce 520 Multifunction Printer

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Epson Artisan 837 Multifunction Printer

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Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4590 Network Multifunction Color Printer

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Stylus NX430

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Price Best Price: $315.00
Best Price: $500.00
Pros
  • Very good print, scan, and copy quality
  • Low ink costs
  • Large control panel
  • ADF and automatic duplexing
  • Nice text output
  • Easy-to-use LCD and touch panel
  • Great text and photo output
Cons
  • Skimpy paper handling
  • Pricey inks
  • Manual duplexing works only on the PC
  • No duplex scanning
  • No manual duplexing support for the Mac
  • Short 90-day warranty
  • Slow
  • Except for high yield cartridges, ink is costly
  • No duplexing support on the Mac
At A Glance

This home unit is compact and simple, and it produces excellent output. Pricey inks and no duplexing restrict it to low-volume use.

Specs

Pricing

Part Number CN731A#B1H C11CB20202 5781B002 C11CB22201

Interfaces/Ports

USB Yes Yes Yes Yes
PictBridge   Yes    

Display & Graphics

Display Screen Type LCD LCD LCD LCD
Screen Size   3.50  " 2.50  " 3.50  "
Touchscreen   Yes    

General Information

Manufacturer Epson Corporation Epson Corporation Epson Corporation Epson Corporation
UPC Code 10343877092 10343882478 10343882980 10343882973
Manufacturer Part Number C11CA78241 C11CB20202 C11CB31201 C11CB32201
Brand Name Epson Epson Epson Epson
Product Name WorkForce 520 Multifunction Printer Artisan 837 Multifunction Printer WorkForce Pro WP-4590 Network Multifunction Color Printer WorkForce Pro WP-4540 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.

Rated #1 in photo quality, Artisan 837 offers premium performance plus the World's Fastest 4" x 6" photo print speeds, high-speed faxing and a 30-page Automatic Document Feeder. Get 4" x 6" photos in as fast as 10 seconds. Speed through everyday projects. With a 7.8" touch panel and 3.5" LCD, the Artisan 837 gives you all the tools you need. Use the Automatic Document Feeder to quickly copy, fax and scan stacks of originals. Print, scan, and access memory card slots from any room with Wi-Fi CERTIFIED n wireless networking and built-in Ethernet networking. Or, use Epson Connect to print directly from your smartphone, iPad, tablet and more.

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.

At twice the speed of inkjets and featuring among the fastest auto two-sided print speeds, plus automatic two-sided copying/scanning/faxing, this ultra-efficient all-in-one delivers professional quality output at half the cost of color laser printing. Boasting two-sided print speeds of 9.2 ISO ppm (black) and 7.1 ISO ppm (color), it's sure to move at your busy pace. Offering remarkable productivity, it features a 330-sheet paper capacity and a 20,000-page duty cycle. Use its 30-page two-sided auto document feeder to quickly copy, scan or fax one-sided or two-sided documents. Best of all, it offers low-hassle, extra-large, easy-to-install cartridges, with a high-yield of 2400 pages black, 1200 pages color. Built-in wireless networking makes it easy to share your all-in-one with others. And, direct mobile printing ensures you'll be able to print and scan from virtually any room.

Product Model 520 837 WP-4590 WP-4540
Product Type Inkjet Multifunction Printer Inkjet Multifunction Printer Inkjet Multifunction Printer Inkjet Multifunction Printer
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.epson.com http://www.epson.com http://www.epson.com http://www.epson.com
Product Line WorkForce Artisan WorkForce Pro WorkForce Pro

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
  • Artisan 837 Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Light Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Light Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • Set Up and Instructions Manuals
  • Software and Driver CD
  • 6' Power Cable
  • 6' Telephone Cord
  • Free Sample Paper Pack
  • WorkForce Pro WP-4590 Network Multifunction Color Printer
  • 1 x Black DuraBrite Ultra Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan DuraBrite Ultra Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta DuraBrite Ultra Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow DuraBrite Ultra Ink Cartridge
  • Instruction Booklets
  • Software and Driver CD
  • Power Cord
  • 1 x 80 Sheet Input Tray
  • WorkForce Pro WP-4540 Multifunction Printer
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • Instruction Manual
  • Software and Drivers CD
  • Sample Paper Pack
  • Telephone Cord
  • Power Cable

Network & Communication

Wireless LAN Yes Yes   Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n IEEE 802.11b/g/n   IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet Fast Ethernet Fast Ethernet Fast Ethernet
Ethernet Yes Yes Yes Yes

Physical Characteristics

Height 11.9" 7.8" 15.1" 18.2"
Width 18.1" 18.3" 18.1" 18.1"
Depth 21.3" 25.8" 25.7" 25.7"
Weight (Approximate) 260.8  oz 398.4  oz 486.4  oz 582.4  oz
Color Black Blue, Black    
Form Factor Desktop Desktop Desktop Desktop

Faxing

Fax Color Color Color Color Color
Fax Memory Capacity 180 pages 180 pages 180 pages 180 pages

Warranty

Limited Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 3 Year 1 Year
Additional Warranty Information  

Lifetime Phone Support

Plus second-business-day shipping

 

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" A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A6 - 4.13" x 5.83", Letter - 8.50" x 10.98", Half-letter, 3.50" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Legal - 8.50" x 14", Executive - 10.51" x 7.24", Envelope No. 10 A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", B5 - 6.93" x 9.84", A6 - 4.13" x 5.83", Half-letter, Executive - 7.24" x 10.51", Letter - 8.50" x 10.98", 3.50" x 5", A5 - 5.83" x 8.27", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Custom Size, Envelope No. 10 A4 - 8.27" x 11.69", A5 - 5.83" x 8.27", A6 - 4.13" x 5.83", Half-letter, Executive - 10.51" x 7.24", Letter - 8.50" x 10.98", Legal - 8.50" x 14.02", 3.50" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Custom Size, B5 - 6.93" x 9.84"
Standard Input Media Capacity 100 sheets 140 sheets 330 sheets 580 sheets
Number of Input Trays Supported 1 2 3 3
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed 1 2 2 3
Borderless Printing Yes Yes    
Media Handling 1 x Input Tray 100 Sheet, 1 x Automatic Document Feeder 30 Sheet 1 x Automatic Document Feeder 30 Sheet, 1 x Input Tray 120 Sheet, 1 x Photo Tray 20 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 30 Sheet 1 x Duplex Automatic Document Feeder 30 Sheet, 1 x Input Tray 250 Sheet, 1 x Feeder 80 Sheet 1 x Automatic Document Feeder 30 Sheet, 2 x Input Tray 250 Sheet, 1 x Feeder 80 Sheet, 1 x Output Tray 150 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 Plain Paper, Photo Paper, Inkjet Paper, Bright White Paper, Glossy Paper, Premium Paper, Semi-gloss Photo Paper, Matte Paper, Air Mail Paper, Bond Paper, CD/DVD, Presentation Paper, Envelope Air Mail Paper, Bond Paper, Plain Paper, Bright White Paper, Brochure Paper, Presentation Paper, Premium Paper, Matte Paper, Photo Paper, Glossy Paper, Semi-gloss Photo Paper, Iron-on Transfer Plain Paper, Bright White Paper, Brochure Paper, Flyer Paper, Matte Paper, Premium Paper, Presentation Paper, Glossy Paper, Semi-gloss Photo Paper, Photo Paper, Iron-on Transfer, Bond Paper, Air Mail Paper, Envelope
Maximum Input Media Capacity 100 sheets 140 sheets 580 sheets 580 sheets
Maximum Print Size - 8.50" x 44" Legal - 8.50" x 14" - 8.50" x 44" - 8.50" x 44"

Scanning

Color Depth 48-bit 48-bit 48-bit 48-bit
Interpolated Resolution 9600 x 9600 dpi 9600 x 9600 dpi 9600 x 9600 dpi 9600 x 9600 dpi
Scan Color Color Color Color Color
Scanner Type Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed
Optical Resolution 1200 dpi 4800 dpi 2400 dpi 2400 dpi
Hardware Resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi   2400 x 1200 dpi 2400 x 2400 dpi
Maximum Scan Size       A4 - 8.27" x 11.69"

Power Description

Standby Power Consumption 4 W 4.50 W    
Operating Power Consumption 15 W 23 W 16 W 16 W
Off-Mode Power Consumption   300 mW 200 mW 200 mW

Technical Information

Platform Supported PC, Mac PC, Mac PC, Mac PC, Mac
Maximum Print Resolution 5760 x 1440 dpi 5760 x 1440 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi 4800 x 1200 dpi
Number of Colors 5 6 4 4
ISO Color Print Speed (ppm) 5.4 9.1 11 11
Color Cartridge Type Individual Color Cartridge Individual Color Cartridge Individual Color Cartridge Individual Color Cartridge
Print Color Color Color Color Color
ISO Mono Print Speed (ppm) 15 9.6 16 16
Multifunction Devices Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner Copier/Fax/Printer/Scanner
Maximum Photo Print Speed   10 Second    
Duplex Printing   Automatic Automatic Automatic

Copier

Copier Type Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed Flatbed
Copy Color Color Color Color Color
Number of Copies 99 99 99 99
Maximum Document Reduction 25% 25% 25% 25%
Maximum Document Enlargement 400% 400% 400% 400%
Maximum Color Copy Speed (cpm)   38    
Maximum Mono Copy Speed (cpm)   38    
ISO Mono Copy Speed (cpm)       16
Maximum Copy Resolution       1200 x 600 dpi
ISO Color Copy Speed (cpm)       11

Memory

Memory Card Supported   Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital, Memory Stick, CompactFlash (CF)    
Memory Card Slot   Yes    
Standard Memory       128 MB
Maximum Memory       128 MB

Fonts & Emulation

Language Emulation   ESC/P AirPrint, PCL 5, PCL 6, Epson ESC/P Raster, PostScript 3 Epson ESC/P Raster

Reliability

Duty Cycle     25000 pages per month 20000 pages per month

Processor & Chipset

Processor Speed       333 MHz

Performance

Macworld Labs (Quality)

Print quality: Text

Very Good Good Very Good Good
Print quality: Color photo

Very Good Good Superior Very Good
Print quality:PDF

Very Good Very Good Good Very Good
Scan quality: Color photo

Very Good Very Good Good Very Good
Scan quality: Line art

Very Good Good Fair Fair
Copy quality

Good Good Very Good Very Good

Macworld Labs (Speed)

Print speed: Text

ppm

5.3 7.4 6.0 4.8
Print speed: Color photo

seconds for 8X10 photo

190.24 63.9 239.0 213.0
Print speed: PDF

seconds for 4-page PDF

247.88 131.1 376.0 332.0
Scan speed 1

seconds for 8 x 10 color photo at 600 dpi

92.8 39.5 35.4 96.2
Scan speed 2

seconds 4 x 6 color photo at 1200 dpi

174.8 85.4 76.3 203.5
Print speed rating: Text

  Good Good Fair
Print speed rating: Color photo

  Superior Fair Fair
Print speed rating: PDF

  Very Good Fair Fair
Scan speed rating

  Very Good Very Good Poor