Epson WorkForce DS-520 A4 Colour Sheetfed Scanner


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Product Overview

Epson WorkForce DS-520 in More Detail

With a 30ppm duplex capacity, the DS-520 from Epson is the ideal scanner for a busy professional environment, well-suited to the rigors of document management and capturing high definition prints.

High Volume Productivity

The DS-520 efficiently and effectively assumes the scanning responsibilities of a busy professional environment without compromising scan quality. The 30ppm scanning capability helps to produce a large volume of both colour and mono scans. In-built JPEG compression technology makes it possible for the unit to accurately perform large jobs without losing clarity.

Controlled Performance

The intuitive design of the DS-520 makes it simpler to integrate the unit into the office document management system. Utilising Epson Document Capture Pro and Document Capture Pro Server technologies, it is possible to speed up workflows. The barcode recognition functionality and Zonal OCR software helps to automate large jobs – naming files and creating folders. The optional Network Interface Unit combined with Document Capture Pro can further simplify the scanning process, improving output and productivity.

Image Optimisation

The DS-520 incorporates a number of tools to enhance images and text. Producing images of high clarity and accuracy, detailed scans are efficiently supported. This is hugely beneficial for professional environments scanning highly detailed prints, looking to retain total clarity.

What's in the Box?

What's in the Box?

  • Driver and utilities (CD)
  • Main unit
  • Power cable
  • Setup guide
  • USB cable
  • Warranty document
Detailed Specification

Detailed Specification


Product Group Output A4


Double Sided Scan Automatic
Scan Method 50 Sheet ADF
Scan Speed 30ppm Scan Speed
Scanner Type Sheetfed Scanner
Scanning Resolution 600 dpi x 600 dpi (Horizontal x Vertical)
Scanning Speed Colour:􀀀30􀀀Pages/min measured with Size: A4 , Resolution: 200 / 300 dpi, Monochrome:􀀀60􀀀image/min - Colour:􀀀60􀀀image/min measured with Size: A4 , Resolution: 200 / 300 dpi


Interface Type(s) USB
Panel Lock with password Yes (with Document Capture Pro solutions)
Panel type 5-line LCD with Push Scan features

Media Handling

ADF Maximum Document Size 215 mm x 914 mm (Horizontal x Vertical)
ADF Paper Setting Capacity 50 Sheets
Output Formats JPEG, TIFF, multi-TIFF, PDF, searchable PDF, secure PDF, PDF/A
Paper Formats A3 with stitching function, A4, A5, A6, B5, B6, Letter, Postcard, Business cards, Plastic cards, Legal, Executive

Barcodes & Labels

Barcode 8715946544878

Duty Cycle

Reliability Daily Duty Cycle 3,000 Pages


Mono or Colour Printer Colour
Technology Sheetfed Scanner
Electrical Standards Energy Star Compliant
Energy Use 18 W, 16 W (standby)
Noise Level Operation: 62 dB (A)
Product dimensions 412mm (W)‎ x 278mm (D) x 284mm (H) Weight 2.43kg
Product Type Scanner


Advanced document integration E-mail, FTP, Microsoft SharePoint®, Print, Web folders, Network folders
Color Depth Input: 48 Bits Color / 16 Bits Monochrome, Output: 24 Bits Color / 8 Bits Monochrome
File compression features Hardware JPEG compression, TIFF Compression (JPEG(7) , CITT G4, LZW), PDF Compression

In the Box

In The Box Driver and utilities (CD), Main unit, Power cable, Setup guide, USB cable, Warranty document

More Features

Features Skip blank page, A3 stitching, Punch holes removal, Pre-defined scanning settings, Automatic area segmentation, Automatic de-skew, Automatic multi-document recognition, Dual Image Output (Windows only), Auto-rotation, Text enhancement, Unsharp Mask (USM), Descreening, Automatic Folder Creation, Barcode Recognition, Manual / Automatic Job Separation, Full Zonal OCR
Light Source ReadyScan LED technology
Ultrasonic Sensor Yes
Questions & Answers

Customer Questions & Answers

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  • Can this scanner be networked and used by more than one user's PC? Thanks

    Unfortunately, this is not a networkable scanner and so will not have those capabilities.

    On 16/08/2017 14:32:15
  • Is this scanner suitable for scanning photos - i.e. without damaging the photo by leaving marks. Andrew

    We wouldn't recommend a sheetfed scanner for scanning photographs as the document has to physically pass through the scanner. Have a look instead at our Flatbed Scanners which use a flat glass panel without physically moving the photograph and are far more suited to this task.

    On 13/03/2017 11:16:03
  • Can this scanner scan directly to share file

    The DS-520 will scan to the following destinations. E-mail, FTP, Microsoft SharePoint®, Print, Web folders, Network folders

    On 07/02/2017 21:42:56
  • Can I plug this scanner into an iMac?

    Unfortunately the Epson WorkForce DS-520 does not support Mac and only supports Windows.

    On 31/01/2017 12:05:34
  • Will this scanner scan to share point and one drive?

    The Epson WorkForce DS-520 colour sheetfed scanner can scan to sharepoint, Dropbox, Box and OneDrive.

    On 20/09/2016 10:39:15
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All print speeds, running cost calculations and consumable life cycles are MANUFACTURER ESTIMATES based on 5% per page coverage. Images are used for illustration purposes only

Running Costs

-All consumable life cycles are manufacturer estimates based on 5% coverage per A4 page

*Estimation based on toner/ink cartridges only and excludes long life components such as image drums and fusers.

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