Epson WorkForce 500 is a All-in-One Printer features Maximum Print Resolution 9600 x 9600 dpi interpolated; ISO Print Speed black 4.2 ISO ppm, color 4.2 ISO ppm; 4″ x 6″ borderless photo in as fast as 26 seconds; scaner Optical Resolution 1200 dpi; 2.5″ tilt LCD; Fax Speed Modem: 33.6 Kbps — as fast as 3 sec per page; Hi-Speed USB 2.0. The Epson WorkForce 500 measures 18.1″ x 18.9″ x 10.6″ (W x D x H) and weighs 16.8 lb.
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Epson WorkForce 500 User Reviews
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“I am very happy with this purchase. We have used all the features except for the photo one and they have all worked very well. The printing is quite clear and as fast as my previous printer, the fax works well(both ways) and we have made great use of the copier function. “ – by John A. Lichty
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“I was pleasantly surprised to find that this printer was so good for the amount I paid. Yes, you could get a quieter, fancier, and faster all-in-one but not for this price. I have not used the fax, but have used the scanner and it is quite good. The printer prints better photos than my photo printer at home that was intended for printing photos.” – by Kathleen Solter
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“Very happy with this purchase. Item came on time and works great. Only thing i have noticed so far is that it don’t come with any good software for working with documents of pictures.” – by Addicted2Games
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“Cartridges did arrive within three days and set up was a breeze. But the cartridges did not have much ink. You will need to supply a USB cord. Print quality is superior to any I’ve seen in this price category. New cartridges will cost you $53.00-63.00 a set (4 minimum/5 maximum). Highly recommended.” – by J. Michael Nace
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“The Workforce 500 is an amazing product.I’m very please with it’s performance.The only drawback is the ink use. One reason I bought it is that I have had an Epson printer in my office for around 8 Yrs., and it was real easy on the use of ink.I also found out that if you use a DSL router for your computer and phone it limits the fax line use. this machine would be handier if it also had a phone added to it like some fax machines.” – by Dennis W. Sitherwood
It’s Everything We Hoped For, | Rating:
“We’ve had it a month or so, don’t use it often, but we’ve been more than happy with every feature we’ve used: fax, copier (both text and color photos), and printer. Much to our surprise, we were able to hook it up without help; it’s that easy. This is only the second printer we’ve ever had, so I’m not an experienced reviewer, but my family really likes it and would recommend it. “ – by Sewermouse
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“This is a nice, well-built and good-looking multi-function printer and at < $100 you can't beat the price. It is no more noisy than any other I have used. In fact, other than when the paper feeder is loading it is very quiet and smooth. Print quality is excellent but I haven't had it long enough to see how well the standard ink cartridges last. " – by Ken W.
Reasonably priced and everything works well, | Rating:
“I’ve tested all four functions: printing, copying, faxing and scanning and all seem to work well. I’m particularly impressed with the vibrant colors of prints when done on photo grade paper. Faxing was fairly easy, with just a few steps for the initial setup, then it’s merely a matter of hitting the fax button, choosing color or B&W, entering the phone number and pressing send. The scanner preformed well, producing high enough resolution for my needs. The copy function also worked well, creating copies that riveled those done at a copy shop. “ – by Tara T.
Epson WorkForce 500 Reviews
Epson WorkForce 500 Brochure & User Guide
Epson WorkForce 500 Features
Show the world what your business is made of with the WorkForce 500, Epson’s new all-in-one engineered for the small business and home office. This powerful performer delivers laser quality text, as well as vibrant color photos. Not only that, it can copy, scan and fax documents with ease. Versatile and flexible, the WorkForce 500 is built to keep up with you and your business, while making you look your very best.
Get five machines in one to print documents, make copies, scan, fax, or print brilliant photos. It’s your personal business center and photo kiosk — all in one compact machine. The small footprint saves space, while built-in productivity features save time. Easily copy, scan and fax stacks of documents using the 30-page automatic document feeder. Or, use the built-in memory card slots and 2.5-inch color LCD to view, crop, rotate and print photos without using a computer. WorkForce 500 lets you do more in less time with print speeds up to 33 ppm in black and color.
The WorkForce 500 is not only flexible and versatile, it also produces professional-looking output. Thanks to Epson’s patented ink jet technology, it delivers crisp, laser-quality text, eye-popping color graphics and vibrant photos that rival those from a photo lab. What’s more, revolutionary DURABrite® Ultra Ink offers brilliant results on plain and photo paper, plus prints that are smudge, fade and water resistant, and highlighter-friendly. Whether your next print job is a business proposal, a convincing bar graph or photos for your client, WorkForce 500 can get the job done, while making you look your best.
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The new international ISO print speed standard
Print speed is critically important when buying a printer or all-in-one. But how do you compare print speeds when different manufacturers measure in different ways? Now you can. Much like the “MPG” ratings on new cars, there’s now a new industry standard for measuring print speed, which allows for an “apples-to-apples” comparison between different printer models and brands. The International Organization for Standardization (widely known as ISO) developed this industry approved and internationally accepted standard, specifically for ink jet printers and all-in-ones. It measures “out of the box” (default) print speeds using “real world” printing scenarios, so you can be sure you’re getting a product that performs at the speed you need.
Engineered for small business and home office
Epson understands that small businesses develop ideas and opportunities fast — that’s why the WorkForce 500 all-in-one was built with your printing, copying, scanning and faxing needs in mind. You’ll not only appreciate its ability to print high quality documents fast, but also the convenient, built-in features that maximize productivity. Quickly fax important documents with the robust memory and speed dial storage. Use the included OCR software to turn documents into editable text and easily digitize those meeting notes. Or, use the scan-to-PDF function to share various forms and documents. The WorkForce 500 uses up to 3x less power than a laser printer2 and has built-in double-sided printing3 so you can save paper. What’s more, individual ink cartridges allow you to replace only the color that you need. And, the quick-drying formula lets you handle documents and photos right away — no drying time needed! Bottom line — the WorkForce 500 offers convenient features that will take your productivity to the next level.
* Get five machines in one — Print, copy, scan, fax and photo; OCR and creative software included
* Print photos without a computer — Built-in memory card slots, PictBridgeTM and 2.5-inch LCD
* Do more in less time — Copy, scan or fax stacks of documents with built-in, 30-page ADF
* Enjoy your own personal photo lab — Automatically correct under- or over-exposed photos
* Send faxes fast, even in color — Fax in as fast as 3 sec per page; store up to 60 speed dials and receive up to 180 pages in memory; also faxes legal size
* Protect important documents — Smudge, fade and water resistant, highlighter friendly documents rival those from a laser printer and photos rival those from the lab
* Do more with useful software included — OCR and creativity software to create flyers, brochures, calendars and more
* Replace only the color that you need — Easy-to-use, individual ink cartridges
* Print more, change cartridges less often — High-capacity Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow ink cartridges available
* Get product protection you can count on — 1-year limited warranty and quick product exchange
* Save time — Print speeds up to 33 ppm in black and color1
* Save energy — Uses up to 3x less power than a laser printer2
* Save paper — Built-in double-sided printing3
1 Draft pages per minute (ppm) speeds measured after first page, based on black and color text patterns in Draft Mode on plain paper. Additional print time will vary based on system configuration, software application and page complexity. See www.epson.com/printspeed for more information about print speeds.
2 Compared to competitive monochrome laser printers at $199 and under available as of March 2008. Based on Epson testing of power estimated to be used during an eight-hour day.
3 Some applications and/or functions, like double-sided printing, may not be supported by Mac®.
What’s in the Box
WorkForce 500 all-in-one, documentation kit containing CD-ROM with drivers and bonus software, free sample paper pack with offers, power cord, telephone cord, one 69 Standard-capacity Black ink cartridge, three 69 Standard-capacity ink cartridges — Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
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