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Epson B500DN

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Epson B500DN. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the size and usability. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas views about the paper handling and print quality are different. Some have doubts about the design and noise.

performance, price, usability, size

noise, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Epson B500DN is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Epson B500DN from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People really like the price.


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

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : John Breeden II (

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

Sep, 2009


Expert review by : Simon Williams (

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...

Jul, 2008

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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.

Sep, 2008

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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...

Aug, 2008

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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

Jun, 2009

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


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Epson B

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:150
Standard input capacity:650

Media Formats

Standard media sizes:DIN A4


Internal memory:32


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


Type: None


Type:Print server

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35

Paper Handling

ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Non-ISO print media sizes:Executive, Legal, Letter
Standard tray media types:Envelopes

Print Technology

Color: Yes
Maximum duty cycle:20000
Maximum Resolution:5760 x 1440


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
Total Media Capacity:650sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):91
Time to first page (black, normal):3


Type: None

Sound Emission

Operating acoustic emission:55.3
Standby acoustic emission:12.6

System Requirements

Compatible operating systems:-Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2003/XP x64/Vista x64/Server 2003 x64\n-Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 Platinum

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxDxH):18.9 x 16.5 x 12.3
Duplex printing: Yes
Ink drop:3,0 pl
Interface:USB 2.0
Print technology:Inkjet

Weight & Dimensions