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Epson WorkForce 520
4.4 out of 10

Epson WorkForce 520

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Overall 6
6.0

Inconvenienced

Lisah C., Newegg
10 April 2011
  • Summary: I had a last minute job that I needed to run to and I needed to print something really fast. It WOULDN"T print because my magenta was out and the document was Word in black and white. :( No color means it shouldn't take the color to print.
  • Pros: This machine prints and scans really fast. The print quality was nice as well. I dont use the fax because I use an online fax and do not have a landline so I don't have a review on that.
  • Cons: When you first buy the machine and plug it up it goes through a testing procedure that literally uses half the ink in the 2 black cartridges. The ink set-up consists of 5 seperate ink cartridges 2-black,1-magenta,1-cyan,1-yellow. These cartridges are cheap around $15.00 so you get all excited up ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Epson Inkjet

Ruth R., Newegg
22 March 2011
  • Summary: I really like all the features this printer has to offer. However, how it handles the ink is a real negative for me. I liked the fact that it has the duel black cartridges, but not the fact that if one goes empty you can no longer print.
  • Pros: 1) The print quality is nice for an inkjet. 2) Unlike most inkjets I've owned in the past, the ink does not smear easily when highlighting. 3) I've never had an issue with the scanner. The scanned image has always been clear. 4) I've had not paper getting stuck or anything else go wrong. 5) Easy ...
  • Cons: My major complaint with this has to do with the ink. 1)Even if only ink is empty, you need to replace it before you can print. 2) You are unable to use any of the other features on the printer if the ink is empty. (This is extremely frustrating if all you want to do is scan something) 3) Again, I...
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Overall 6
6.0

Not as reliable as I had expected

Buzzkill, Amazon
26 July 2010
  • Summary: I bought this printer to replace an HP all in one that I finally had to replaces because HP did not update the drivers for Windows 7. Anyway it's a relatively inexpensive all in one which functions well and was easy to setup. Ink is expensive..
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Overall 6
6.0

Ludicrous cartridge management

Henry Bowman, Amazon
26 July 2010
  • Summary: The product description says: "And, dual Black cartridges mean you'll print more and change cartridges less often." Except that's expressly not true, because the printer stops dead if EITHER black cartridge is empty, forcing you to replace it before you can continue.
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Overall 6
6.0

Ok printer for the money I guess.

mjinak, Amazon
26 July 2010
  • Summary: I loved my last Epson all-in-one and it was less expensive than this one. But this one is just ok. It works ok but has some quirks and is flimsy. Biggest quirk, I keep having to hit the ok button to say I know it has the fax on auto.
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

dee, Amazon
26 July 2010
  • Summary: It's okay, but I am replacing ink all the time, and the scanner doesn't work
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Overall 6
6.0

Automatic document feeder is not industrial grade

L. Barber, Amazon
26 July 2010
  • Summary: For light office use, the automatic document feeder should be okay. But I started getting misfeeds after about 5,000 cycles, and their frequency has increased to the point where, after 15,000 cycles, the ADF has become unusable. (Of course, you get what you pay for.)
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Overall 6
6.0

It was good...then reliability raised its ugly head!

jonmat37, Amazon
25 July 2010
  • Summary: I've had the 520 for 15 months and it failed (warranty=12 months). Generally, I have not had the issues complained about in other reviews. It was easy to set up, printed well and fast, with several selections of print quality (if you want the ink to last longer, reduce the quality).
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent machine but seems to suck black ink fast

Lando, Amazon
25 July 2010
  • Summary: I just bought this printer maybe a month ago and I've printed perhaps a dozen pages at most, mostly text plus a few alignment pages and a test picture or two. I have it setup on a home network with one Windows XP machine and three computers running OSX (one PPC Leopard and two Intel Snow Leopard).
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