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Epson-workforce-520.22690335
5.2 out of 10

Epson WorkForce 520

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Overall 1
1.0

Ink guzzler unreliable printer

diwanh, CNET
14 March 2014
  • Summary: This is the worst printer I have ever used in my life. I am even ashamed to say that once (very long time ago) I used to work for Epson. If there was an ink guzzler tax then this would definitely qualify for it. Also, I gave up on trying to connect using wireless as it never seems to work. I replaced all the ink cartridges and now I get bands which I could not get rid of even after cleaning the heads 10 times.
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Overall 1
1.0

"Ink guzzler unreliable printer"

diwanh, CNET
14 March 2014
Overall 2
2.0

Terrible

James, Amazon
13 December 2013
  • Summary: It requires all 5 ink cartridges to be inserted in order to work (can't have just one black in, you need two). It eats up ink extremely fast. Epson has lost my confidence.
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Overall 2
2.0

Almost as good as not owning a printer at all

George Haskell, Amazon
5 December 2013
  • Summary: Anytime I want to spend a couple of hours feeling frustrated and unproductive, I can always try to use my Workforce 520. I am an average kind of user. I expect that using a printer ought to be kind of like driving a car: after a bit of training I expect to put the key in, start it up and drive. This has been true for most of the printers I have owned. Not so for the Workforce 520.
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Overall 2
2.0

DOES NOT WORK WITH APPLE, and maybe not with anything else either

Lesly Buer, Amazon
5 December 2013
  • Summary: This is the worst printer. I have to turn it on and off between every single print job for it to work. Plus, the scanning is just awful. It creates HUGE documents (like 10MB), when other scanners turn the same product into 150 KB. I've messed with the settings as much as I can, and it just will not produce reasonable sized documents. Plus, if you run out of ANY ink cartridge, the printer will not work. If you run out of yellow ink, it will not print black.
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Overall 2
2.0

Most expensive free printer I've ever had

Marisa G "m.g.", Amazon
20 November 2013
  • Summary: This printer "runs out" of ink way too often to be work it. I've had this printer for 3 years and I've replaced the ink countless times. We weren't even using it for almost a year because I refused to keep spending money on ink. Don't even consider buying it.
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Overall 1
1.0

"Pros' reviews misled me to buy this ugly product."

AnotherBusinessUser, CNET
9 July 2013
  • Pros: Fairly good print for $$ spent but requires ONLY original cartridges to keep up with quality. Good speed of print but requires longer time to warm up
  • Cons: Without using curse words? Uh, I'll try my best - this devised use LOTS of my nerves! ADF cant grab single page - 80% of time jams paper. Uses ink quickly. Takes forever to start scanning/printing the 1st page.
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Overall 1
1.0

Pros' reviews misled me to buy this ugly product.

AnotherBusinessUser, CNET
9 July 2013
  • Summary: Expert reviews misled me to think this is good device - I can't stand it because it jams paper all the time, even premium quality paper, many times colors woudn't be adjacent making printed pages go straight to recycle bin. I would strongly recommend keeping away from buying this model - shame on you, Epson - you totally failed my trust.
  • Pros: Fairly good print for $$ spent but requires ONLY original cartridges to keep up with quality. Good speed of print but requires longer time to warm up
  • Cons: Without using curse words? Uh, I'll try my best - this devised use LOTS of my nerves! ADF cant grab single page - 80% of time jams paper. Uses ink quickly. Takes forever to start scanning/printing the 1st page.
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Overall 2
2.0

JUNK JUNK JUNK

Scott Walmsley "Moptop", Amazon
31 January 2013
  • Summary: Although the print quality of this machine is quite good, it does no good whatsoever if the paper will not feed. After spending almost $60. on new ink cartridges the printer will not accept the paper no matter what type it is. I keep getting a frustrating message that it is "out of paper" although the load tray is full. This is the second Epson I have owned that has the same issue.
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Overall 1
1.0

"Sorry excuse for an all in one printer."

brian1892, CNET
22 January 2013
  • Pros: It is disguised as an all in one printer
  • Cons: bad print quality, slow, loud, ink hungry, cannot print black and white with black ink - It needs all the color inks
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