Summary: With a suggested price of USD 599 in the US, the B-510DN is on the high-end of the Epson ink jet printers. A similar printer, the B-310N, has a suggested price of USD 399, but it lacks the B-510DN’s automatic duplexer and doesn’t accept the high-yield cartridges, which effectively increases the cost of consumables.
The cost of consumables is where the Epson B-510DN really shines. The automatic duplexer saves on paper and the high-yield ink cartridges keep ink costs down.
Conclusion: At the beginning of my testing, I was very impressed with the B-510dn based on the quick print speeds (beats almost all the office AIO inkjets I've tested at 18 ppm), ease of use and never ending standard capacity ink cartridges. I didn't test the high capacity cartridges but Epson advertised a cost per page of four cents and I believe it.
Pros: Impressive print speeds, Low cost per page, Ease of use
Review of Epson B-510DN Business Color Ink Jet Printer
9 August 2010
Conclusion: The Epson B-510DN Business printer should be your first choice if you’re in the market for a workhorse for your business. The cost per print is very low, and even the cartridges themselves are low priced for the size of them and for the capacity. The printer itself is nicely made, but it’s really big, you’ll need a lot of space for it, but most business class printers are so it’s to be expected I guess.
Pros: Fast printing, Double sided printing included, Ethernet, Fairly quiet, Big paper tray, Large capacity ink cartridges, Low cost per print
Cons: Print quality could be better, No wi-fi, Big and heavy
Conclusion: Setup is simple: The ink cartridges, each about the size of a drugstore paperback, slide into slots behind a door at the printer's front left; flipping a lever locks them into place. The maintenance box fits behind another door at bottom right. The main input tray or drawer holds a whole ream (500 sheets) of paper, a welcome difference from those puny consumer inkjets.
Summary: The Epson B-510DN could become the first crossover colour inkjet printer success, outperforming the other members of its cohort - along with many lower-end colour lasers - in print speed and cost per page.
Excerpt: Epson's B-510DN inkjet is designed compete with serious colour laser printers, with a 10/100 Ethernet port, automatic duplexer and maximum duty cycle of 20,000 pages in a month. At just 0.5p per mono page and 2.5p per page of mixed black and colour printing using high yield cartridges, it costs less to run than any other colour printer we've reviewed in recent memory.