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Epson WorkForce DS-520

Epson WorkForce DS-520
Brand: Epson
Category: Document Scanners
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Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Features 5 / 10
  • Performance 5 / 10
  • Usability 6 / 10

The fast, versatile scanner for efficient document management.

The fast, efficient WorkForce DS-520 color document scanner is the perfect choice for business document management. With speeds up to 30 ppm/60 ipm1, this powerful, compact performer also features TWAIN and ISIS® drivers for seamless compatibility with the document management software you choose. Quickly scan stacks of pages, including folded sheets and business cards. A 50-page Auto Document Feeder and reliable double-feed detection save time. Plus, users can scan to searchable PDFs2 or directly to the cloud3. Whatever the task, it’s simple — even color and image adjustments. And, the optional network interface connects up to 100 workstations for maximized workgroup productivity.

Model: B11B234201
Resolution: 600 dpi
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 8 CompatibleWindows 7 CompatibleApple Mac Compatible
  • Fast scan speeds— up to 30 ppm/60 ipm1; scans both sides in just one pass (duplex)
  • Compatible with popular third-party document management software— TWAIN and ISIS drivers (ISIS available by web download)
  • Save time with reliable performance— three sets of rollers for dynamic skew correction, plus ultrasonic double-feed detection to prevent paper jams
  • Easily scan stacks of documents— robust design with 50-page Auto Document Feeder (ADF)
  • Save on office space— compact scanner fits in any environment
  • Scan to searchable PDFs2— scan and edit documents; save scanned documents as PDF files; also features OCR capabilities
  • Easily share or store directly to popular cloud services— scan to SharePoint®, Evernote®, Google Drive™, OneNote® and more3; PC and Mac® compatible
  • Advanced color and image adjustments and more— Color Enhance, Color Dropout, automatic paper size detection and other innovative features
  • Tackle any task with versatile paper handling capabilities— scan folded pages, rigid ID cards, stacks of business cards and single sheets
  • Share scans remotely with optional network interface— each member of the team can access high-performance scanning for critical project needs

This 30ppm sheet-fed duplex scanner offers powerful imaging features and simple integration into your document management systems with Document Capture Pro solutions.

High-speed scanner

The DS-520 has a compact footprint and high-speed scanning of up to 30ppm / 60ipm, even at 300dpi in both colour and monochrome. This, combined with hardware JPEG compression, makes large scan jobs faster to process. With the optional Network Interface Unit, it is ideal for sharing across office and department networks.

Document workflow

Epson Document Capture Pro and Document Capture Pro Server1 make it easy to integrate this business scanner into your document management system, speeding up workflow and enabling you to capture, convert and distribute scanned information into your document repositories. In addition, barcode recognition and Zonal OCR helps automate large document processes, such as file naming and folder creation. It’s easy to integrate thanks to TWAIN, ISIS and WIA driver support.


Epson’s scanning software offers a wide range of advanced document imaging features, including multi-document size detection, text enhancement and automatic de-skew to improve efficiency and increase productivity.

Optional Network sharing

Add the optional Network Interface Unit to easily integrate into your company environment. Combined with Document Capture Pro/Pro Server1, the networked model increases employees productivity with customisable PushScan functions from the scanner panel such as scan-to Microsoft SharePointTM and cloud services.


General Specification

Technology 1 line CMOS Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Light Source ReadyScan LED technology
Document feeding mode ADF
Optical Resolution (dpi) 1200
File Formats JPEG, TIFF, multi-TIFF, PDF, searchable PDF, secure PDF, PDF/A
Grayscale mode 8-bit
Color mode 24 bit
Dimensions (WxDxH) 297‎ x 152 x 154 mm (Width x Depth x Height)
Weight 2.5 kg
Interface USB 2.0
Recommended Daily Volume 3,000 Pages per day
OS Support Mac OS 10.5.8 or later, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003 (32/64bit), Windows Server 2008 (32/64bit), Windows Vista, Windows XP
Bundled Software Epson Document Capture Pro (Windows only), Epson Scan, Presto! BizCard 6 (Win), Presto! BizCard 7 (Mac)


Ultrasonic paper jam detection Yes
Long Paper Mode Yes
Card Scan Yes

Scan Size

ADF Minimum 53.34 x 73.66
ADF Maximum 215 mm x 914 mm (Horizontal x Vertical)
ADF Capacity 50 sheets
Paper Thickness and Weight Auto loading: 50 - 210 g/m²

Scanning Speed

ADF Speed (ppm) ADF Speed pages per minute 30 PPM


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