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Epson-workforce-520.22690335
5.5 out of 10

Epson WorkForce 520

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Overall 4
4.0

High-maintenance paperweight

Indiana Joe, Amazon
28 January 2013
  • Summary: Pros: Scan and print quality were excellent when it worked. Networking was easy to set up and very reliable. Worked well with both Android and iOS using the iprint app. Cons: I got two years of light use out of it before the head went south and I started getting two pages between cleanings. Even before that it needed frequent interventions at the console to address trivial complaints and it couldn't fax properly to save its life.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ink Hog. Print stops when there's a near empty cartridge.

mim, Amazon
8 January 2013
  • Summary: Of all the color printers I've owned, this is the first one that stops you from printing if one cartridge empties. Even if you're printing black and white, but a color cartridge is out, you can't print black & white. It happens way too often, even when you don't print much color. Somehow, color ink gets used without color prining. BUT, conveniently the dialogue box that pops up has a button to purchase ink. DON'T BUY THIS PRINTER.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wireless connection doesn't work properly

Dr. R, Amazon
20 December 2012
  • Summary: If you use the wireless option, your computer will incorrectly report that the printer is offline or not turned on. The printer will be on and you can see that it is on. You can even use the scanner and fax when the computer incorrectly report that its offline. There is a way to tell it to go online, but it never goes online after you press the button. You have to reboot the computer to make it go online.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Great printer/scanner...INK HOG"

wizatlanta, CNET
30 August 2011
  • Pros: Does everything well. Good color, good speed, good scan qualities.
  • Cons: Ink goes thru this thing like water. I even use the high capacity cartridges and they just don't last. Draft quality print is too light to use and no settings to enhance it.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Cartridge usage is a profit scam"

macourt, CNET
23 May 2011
  • Pros: Reasonable price for all-in-one printer with WiFi.
  • Cons: This printer seems to use ink like it has a hole in the cartridge. I am constantly replacing the cartridges. I have had the printer 2 months and have replaced every cartridge at least once (already replaced black 3 times). I print an average of 2-5 bla
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Overall 4
4.0

A bit cheap and an ink glutton

Berel Frankl, Amazon
16 April 2011
  • Summary: The materials (primarily plastic) are cheap and poorly molded. Many parts are hard to adjust or move. The paper feed is undependable and often just doesn't work correctly. This printer consumes ink like a glutton at a free all-you-can-eat buffet. The only recommendable feature was its price (which proved that you get what you pay for).
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Overall 4
4.0

A great way to get you to buy ink cartridges

T. Simons, Amazon
16 February 2011
  • Summary: This printer's a great way to get you to buy extremely expensive ink cartridges -- if you buy from Epson, you'll end up paying about $50 per set of cartridges (1 black, 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 blue), or about $35 for the three color cartridges / $15 for a black-ink cartridge. If you aren't careful with your printer settings and your black-ink cartridge runs out, it'll use the color cartridges to "mix" black for you -- which seems like a great idea until you compare the cost...
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Overall 4
4.0

"So-So, wireless frequently gives communication error"

n8urgrl, CNET
10 January 2011
  • Pros: Inexpensive, with multiple features. Scanner works well but it must be connected by cable to the computer.
  • Cons: Frequent communication error and will not print documents sent wirelessly. Would I buy this printer again if I had it to do over? No, I'd buy something else.
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Overall 4
4.0

NOT RECOMMENDED

Nonie, Amazon
17 October 2012
  • Summary: VERY DIFFICULT TO SET UP. KNOWN INCOMPATABILITY PROBLEM, SAME AS THE PREVIOUS PRINTER. PAPER IS DIFFICULT TO INSERT IN THE BACK. NO TWO SIDED PRINTING. VERY DISAPPOINTED. DON'T KNOW WHY CNET GAVE GREAT REVIEWS.
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