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Epson WorkForce GT-1500

Epson WorkForce GT-1500
alaScore 84

415 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 415 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and value for money are also appreciated.

usability, value for money, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Scanners the Epson WorkForce GT-1500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Epson WorkForce GT-1500


The Epson WorkForce GT-1500 ($349.99 direct) represents a new direction for Epson. As the name implies, this scanner is office-centric rather than photocentric, and it's aimed at small offices rather than any of Epson's usual target markets: home...

Low price for a flatbed document scanner. Scans directly to searchable PDF files

Automatic document feeder (ADF) scans one side of the page only. Manual duplex feature is hidden and somewhat cumbersome. Slow

The Epson WorkForce GT-1500 is a bit slow, but it's affordable enough to make it an attractive choice if your small office needs a document scanner that includes a flatbed.

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Review: Epson WorkForce GT-1500 document scanner


Easy to use and simple in its focus, the GT-1500 does an adequate job of photo- and document-scanning.

The GT-1500 can quickly scan multiple sheets at a time thanks to an automatic document feeder (ADF) capable of holding as many as 40 sheets, as large as 8.5 by 14 inches. Although you’re limited to a maximum scanning resolution of 600 dpi when using...

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This scanner is amazing.


I have been using an HP scanner for years. It has worked well but I had no idea how much better technology had gotten. I OCRed a 90-page document in about 10 minutes. Absolute accuracy! Beyond expectations. Excellent document feed. I am impressed.

Effortless software installation ; Fast, accurate and easy to use ; Half the price of my previous scanner

None so far


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Excellent scanner


This scanner has paid for itself many times over in saved time and work.

Great fast document scanner and does decent color scans as well. A bargain for the price

does not scan double-sided, but scanners that can reliably scan double-sided cost a lot more than this one

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Great Scanner. Very short life.


Is it designed to die?

Great and fast scanner and good bundled software, but its interface is somewhat rigid and limiting. My $80 Canon (no ADF)interface is many times over more user friendly than the Epson's

It dies before 15 months. One worked hard and lasted 13 months. We replaced it with the same model. The cost had gone up almost 50% on most sites. It died after 14 months. No guarantee available. Poorly designed single roller invites skew feeding

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Amazon review summary for Epson WorkForce GT-1500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 137 user reviews of Epson WorkForce GT-1500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Scanners on

usability, value for money, size, design

78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Epson B11B190011 WorkForce GT-1500 Document ScannerEpson Workforce GT-1500 B11B190011 Document Imaging Scanner (White)

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Epson GT 1500


I really like this scanner. I previously had a 2480 for home use and now the GT 1500 with ADF is great for the office. The scan speed is pretty good and scan quality is great. The bundled software works very well. Using the OCR scan to PDF so you have...

None so far

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good document scanner


A common complaint is this is not a duplex scanner. Actually, for a $200 scanner, duplex scans are quick and easy, but the documentation does not tell you how to do them. Here's the trick. When you click "scan" the "file save settings" dialog box pops...

ADF scanner with flatbed option for things that won't go through an ADF. For most documents, I use "office mode," PDF output with high compression, 300dpi (200 is only slightly faster, slightly smaller file size, but noticeably worse image quality),...

I have absolutely no complaints about the scanner, but the documentation is terrible (hence 4 not 5 eggs). The on-line help has no index or TOC, although it does have a search function. The information it gives is sometimes wrong, or at least seems to...

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So far so GOOD


Just got it up and running but have been pleased with it so far. Setup was easy but took a few minutes to figure out how to send scans to email. Now it seems easy.

Easy To Setup","Good Resolution

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Epson WorkForce GT-1500 Scanner


Purchased the Epson Perfection V500 Office Scanner, new and old legal size documents got stuck ¼ of the way in document feeder, returned immediately back to PC Connections for a full refund. Then purchased the Epson WorkForce GT-1500 Scanner from PC...

size & weight, Easy Installation/Good Instructions, compatibility, value for money, easy to use

Product Specifications

Get superior image quality and enhanced productivity from the WorkForce GT-1500 color document imaging scanner. This easy-to-use scanner offers the versatility you need to electronically archive important documents or share records with your workgroup. And, with 1200 x 2400 dpi resolution, it delivers truly amazing quality, so you can capture every detail all with easy, one-touch scanning. This powerful performer makes it easy to scan stacks of records, applications and forms. Use the high-capacity automatic document feeder to quickly scan a variety of sizes up to 8.5x14. The WorkForce GT-1500 speeds through scans up to 20 pages per minute, giving you more time to tackle other tasks. And, it not only offers greater productivity, it ensures more efficient operation. With innovative ReadyScan LED technology, there's no warmup time required. Best of all, this earth-friendly LED technology does not include any mercury, and it reduces power consumption.

Dimensions & Weight



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


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7


Color Depth:48-bit color
Document Feeder Type:Autoload
Grayscale Depth:16-bit (64K gray levels)
Input Type:Color
Interface Type:Hi-Speed USB
Max H-Optical Resolution:1200dpi
Max Supported Document Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Supported Media Size:Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max V-Optical Resolution:2400dpi
Media Feeder Type:Autoload
Type:Flatbed scanner

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3 - 10.5 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional / Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition