If you are searching for a great printer with high quality and speed but priced low then Work Force 520 will be ideal for your office. For a price of 130 dollars this printer has all essential elements and is saves your money per page cost. It includes wireless connection enabling you to use the printer at anywhere you like.
The appearance of Work Force 520 is appealing and powerful. It contains five colour cartridges which includes two black colours. Without much effort, the cartridges fell into their respective slots. Apart from wireless connection, it also has an USB and Ethernet. The buttons of the control panel are easy to locate and on establishing proper connection, the green light glows.
The small LCD screen serves the purpose of printing. The set up was simple except for few slips that lasted for some minutes.
Copying and Faxing was great with this printer. The functions of the feeder were without error. You can gain all information about the subject of printing via the LCD screen.
The printer produced little sound while working on ‘draft mode’ only and in all other modes the noise was minimal. It accommodates another additional feature of scanning and saving the document. Another interesting element is the fine reader which is in built is capable of converting the scanned document into text format and also the text can be converted into various other desired formats.
The speed of Workforce 520 was amazing when compared with its low price. May be some models of Canon could overtake 520 on its speed when tested with graphics plus text document. When tested for printing picture or photo the speed reduced significantly and it proved to be very slow among all other inkjet printers. Again that is not relevant if you are not going to print wide range of photos on your printer.
The printer produced little sound while working on ‘draft mode’ only and in all other modes the noise was minimal. It does scanning and saving the document. Another interesting feature is the fine reader which is in built is capable of converting the scanned document into text format and other formats also.
When tested for scan and copy the Epson 520 produced inconsistent results. It was highly capable and speedy in scanning text document but it was very slow when it scanned colour photo. All these factors can be ruled out if you see the quality of the picture printed. The print quality was great with this low price excellent printer. The workforce 520 varied with quality in setting of different modes on testing. Hence, it is essential to know, that on photo mode it was able to print images with finer quality.
Most importantly, the cost per page is not eating your hard earned money with this printer. The price works out to be much cheaper than many other models and brands of similar price.
On the whole, workforce 520 will be the best choice for small home business or office which prints lot of documents daily. The only drawback observed with this printer was its slow performance in scanning and printing photos. It does not support memory card element. But that can be overruled with its low price and high quality print outs with all in built features.