• Economical inks
  • Very fast at printing text, copying, and scanning
  • Low purchase price


  • Middling text quality at default settings
  • High-yield inks offer little savings
  • No automatic duplexer

At A Glance

The WorkForce 520's speed and cheap inks address two small-office needs, but its text quality on plain paper falls short of another.

Manufacturer’s Description

Easily accelerate office productivity with the WorkForce 520, the world's fastest all-in-one1, which features ISO print speeds of 15 ISO ppm and 5.4 ISO ppm . Quickly connect and print wirelessly from multiple computers with Easy Epson Wi-Fi with n compatibility1. Use the 30-page Auto Document Feeder to easily copy or scan stacks of documents. The Super G3 fax ensures high-speed faxing in color or black and white, while instant-dry DURABrite Ultra Ink delivers smudge, fade and water resistant documents that you can handle immediately after printing.

Manufacturer’s Website

Epson WorkForce 520 All-in-One Printer

The Specs

Part Number C11CA78241
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP
General Information
UPC Code 884962408049
Ports and Connections
Wireless connection Yes
Scanner Type Sheetfed
Platform Support
Printer languages supported GDI/Host-based
Cost Per Page
Plain Text Page (Highest yield vendor ink) 2.4 cents per page


PCWorld Test Center (Quality)
Print quality: Text Fair
Print quality: Color photo Good
Scan quality: Text Good
Scan quality: Color photo Good
Scan quality: Line art Fair
Copy quality Good
PCWorld Test Center (Speed)
Print speed: Text 12.6   ppm
Print speed rating: Text Superior
Print speed: Color photo 1.6   ppm
Print speed rating: Color photo Good
Copy speed 7.3   ppm
Copy speed rating Superior

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