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Epson B500DN

Epson B500DN
alaScore 79

28 reviews

Aug, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but opinions about the paper handling and print quality are different.

value for money, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson B500DN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 28 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Epson B500DN

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1 user review of Epson B500DN from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Printers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Epson B-500DN Inkjet Colour Printer 5760 x 1440dpi 37ppm (Mono) 32ppm (Colour) - 650 Sheets

Expert review by:

Epson B 500DN

 

The B-500DN is inexpensive and performs well for most office tasks. If you print photographs and use photographic paper, it's the obvious choice.

Extremely easy to install, good color accuracy

Text is not as sharp as a laser printer's output, speeds are slightly slower than most covered in this review

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Epson B-500DN review

 

While the D120 is a conventional budget inkjet aimed at business users, its big brother the B-500 is a more imposing machine that offers a serious challenge to the assumption that office users need a laser printer.

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Epson B-500DN Office Inkjet Printer

 

Epson continues to chip away at colour lasers with its latest office bound inkjet printer.

Epson's B-500DN proves that a business inkjet printer can be a direct rival to a colour laser, at the same price point. Although the asking price of £350 seems high for an inkjet, this is offset by extremely low running costs and the fact that you will...

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Epson - B-500DN

 

With new business-class inkjet printers from HP and Epson, there's a definite move to challenge the supremacy of the colour laser in the office. Epson's B-500DN is an industrial-strength inkjet, designed to be cheaper to run ...

Epson makes a good case for the B-500DN to be considered against colour office lasers. It costs roughly the same to buy, is much cheaper and easier to run, has a fair turn of speed, gives good text and graphics and excellent photos. It might look a bit...

Consumer review by:

A few shortcomings

 

If this printer had postscript it would be our best printer ever for the Mac. Next version of this model will have PS, so if you need PS you should wait.

Fast, economical, large paper tray

no postscript, very slow duplex

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Epson B500DN Printer

 

I had purchased Epson B500DN after reading the reviews online from a number of websites thinking it to be a very good rather the best and most cost efficient inkjet printer. It seems however it is not true. Although the printer speed is very nice but...

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Epson B-500DN

 

Cheap inks and easy to change

The print quality is not what it should be, speed on higher qulaity drops radically, and the margins required for printing means that the print area is greatly reduced

Product Specifications

The B-500DN's suitability for a broad range of printing applications is enhanced due to its high speed. Capable of producing mono or color prints at 37 pages per minute in draft quality, and up to 33 pages per minute at laser-like quality, the B-500DN is capable of handling the most demanding workloads. In line with other high-performance business printers, the B-500DN has two paper sources, which offer a combined capacity of 650 sheets of paper, and duplex printing is offered as standard. The printer is also equipped with high-yield individual ink tanks capable of up to 8000 pages between replacements, helping to ensure large print runs can be rapidly completed without interruption. Reliability is another key attribute of the B-500DN making it suitable for demanding business usage. Epson's Micro Piezo print head features an Auto Nozzle check system that ensures optimum performance every time. The printer also incorporates technology that prevents double feeding of paper helping to ensure continuous functionality. The B-500DN is made from high quality materials that allow a maximum print volume of 20,000 pages per month. The B-500DN supports a broad range of media from standard paper to art papers, card, and with Epson's Micro Piezo print head being a non-contact technology, the wear and tear caused by dirty or poor quality paper is eliminated. This makes the printer suitable for a broad range of business and public sector applications in addition to document printing including retail uses ranging from printing price labels to point of sale items, education uses such as printing art and design work and healthcare uses such as printing X-rays on paper. The use of Epson's DuraBrite Ultra Inks ensures an excellent quality of print even on plain paper and also means that print-jobs are water and smudge resistant, further expanding the printer's broad range of applications. The B-500DN is ideal for shared use amongst workgroups and within smaller businesses due to its network capability, which comes as standard. The printer can also be connected to individual computers or servers via high-speed USB 2.0.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19.3in
Height:12.3in
Weight:23.6lbs
Width:18.9in

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Epson
Model:500DN
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson B

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Type:Print server

Printer

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Duplex Printout:Duplex
Interface:Ethernet 10/100Base-TX / USB
Language Simulation:EPSON ESC/P / EPSON ESC/P 2 / PCL 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:5760dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:5760dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):37ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):37ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:1440dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:1440dpi
Media Type:Coated paper / Heavy-weight matte paper / Labels / Matte paper / Photo paper / Plain paper / Self adhesive photo paper
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):20,000 - 49,999 pages
Output Type:Color
Technology:Ink-jet
Total Media Capacity:650sheets
Type:Workgroup printer

Scanner

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