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Epson Workforce DS 520

Epson Workforce DS 520
alaScore 89

8 reviews

Aug, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Epson Workforce DS 520. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Epson Workforce DS 520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Epson Workforce DS 520 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the usability.


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This summary is based on the products: Epson WorkForce DS-520 ScannerEpson WorkForce DS-520 Scanner

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Epson WorkForce DS-520 Color Document Scanner


The Epson WorkForce DS-520 Color Document Scanner offers a 50-sheet automatic document feeder, a capable scan utility, and fast speed.

Fast. Good text recognition. Excellent document management. Automatic document feeder. Duplex (two-sided) scanning.

Fared only moderately well with business cards in our tests.

If you're thinking about getting the Epson WorkForce DS-520 Color Document Scanner, you should also consider both the Epson DS-510 and the Canon DR-C225. Both will give you better OCR accuracy than the DS-520, with the Epson DS-510 offering a little...

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, White
Scan type:ADF + Manual feed scanner / Sheet-fed scanner
Scanner Type:ADF + Manual feed / Sheet-fed / Sheet-fed scanner

Energy Management

Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100-240
Power consumption (off):0.4
Power consumption (standby):16 / 7
Power consumption (typical):18
Power supply type:AC

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Standard input capacity:50

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 85
Storage temperature (T-T):-25 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-25 - 60

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Epson® Scan\nEMC Captiva ISIS\nDocument Capture Pro OCR\nNewSoft™ Presto!® BizCard OCR
Cables included:USB

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:50 - 130 / 50 - 209
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A3, A4, A5, A6 / A4,A5,A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5 / B5, B6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A3 / A4
Scanning media types supported:Business Card, Plastic Card


Daily duty cycle (max):3000 / 4000
Light Source:RGB LED
Maximum duty cycle:100000
Scan file formats:JPG,PDF,TIFF
Sensor Type:CMOS CIS
Supported network protocols:TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, SNMP, SLP

Ports & interfaces

Optional connectivity:Ethernet
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0 / USB 3.0


Input frequency:50/60
Input Voltage:100-240
Power consumption (off):0.1 / 0.4
Power consumption (standby):16 / 7
Power consumption (typical):17 / 18
Power supply type:AC


Color scanning:No / Y / Yes
Duplex scanning:Y / Yes
Enhanced scan resolution:1200 x 1200
Film scanning: No
Gray scale levels:16
Input color depth:30 / 48
Input colour depth:48
Maximum scan size:8.46 x 36 / 8.5 x 240 / 8.5 x 36
Optical scanning resolution:600 x 600
Output color depth:24
Output colour depth:24

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.98 / 6.65
Height:6.06 / 6.1 / 6.93
Weight:5.51 / 5.73 / 8.16