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The following is an unedited press release, shown as received from the company represented. We've elected to present selected releases without editorial comment, as a way to provide our readers more information without further overtaxing our limited editorial resources. To avoid any possible confusion or conflict of interest, the Imaging Resource will always clearly distinguish between company-provided press releases and our own editorial views and content.

Epson's Workforce 520 All-in-One. Photo provided by Epson America Inc. PRESS RELEASE: Epson WorkForce 520 All-in-One Delivers Superior Performance, Speed and High Image Quality for Small Business

LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 4, 2010 – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing desktop printing solutions, introduced the world’s fastest all-in-one in its class1 - the Epson WorkForce® 520. With professional image quality, built-in Wi-Fi®, a 30-page automatic document feeder and the ability to scan directly to PDF and e-mail, the WorkForce 520 is specifically designed to provide small business owners with a superior, affordable all-in-one printing solution.

“Small business owners and independent contractors understand that time is money, and having an all-in-one like the WorkForce 520 to minimize time spent on daily operating tasks is crucial so they can focus on other projects that contribute to the success of their business,” said Robynne Lee, product manager, Consumer Ink Jets, Epson America, Inc. “By combining the world’s fastest print speeds, built-in wireless printing and scanning, and high performance features, we’ve designed an impressive all-in-one that keeps pace with small business needs.”

The WorkForce 520 delivers fast ISO PPM print speeds of 15 ISO PPM black and 5.4 ISO PPM color2. ISO PPM speeds are based on a new international standard for measuring print speed, which is designed to give consumers an “apples-to-apples” speed comparison across all printer manufacturers as well as true performance.

With Epson’s exclusive fade3, smudge- and water4-resistant DURABrite® Ultra inks, the WorkForce 520 produces professional output at incredible speeds to increase efficiency in the workplace. It provides small business owners and professionals who work from home with superior performance while quickly producing high-quality text, graphics and marketing materials.

The WorkForce 520 delivers high-performance 2400 dpi scanning, including direct scan-to-PDF for archiving important documents and scan-to-e-mail to easily send invoices or proposals. It also offers standalone color and black and white copying, and the capability to fax documents directly from a computer5.

Epson's Workforce 520 All-in-One. Photo provided by Epson America Inc. Click for a bigger picture!

Epson's Workforce 520 All-in-One.
Photo provided by Epson America Inc.

Additional Epson WorkForce 520 Features:

  • Five individual ink cartridges for replacing only the color that is needed

  • Produces approximately twice as many prints with two black cartridges6

  • Saves up to 50 percent of paper supply with manual, two-sided printing7

  • Uses up to 70 percent less energy than a laser printer when printing daily jobs8

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified

  • Epson MicroPiezo® print head technology with smart nozzles delivers ink droplets in as many as three sizes, some as small as three picoliters, delivering sharp, laser-like quality text while optimizing print speeds

Pricing and Availability

The Epson WorkForce 520 ($129.99*) is currently available through major computer, office and electronic superstores, a variety of retail stores nationwide, mail order, PC manufacturers, the Internet, and Epson’s own retail site, www.epsonstore.com. For more information, please see the Epson WorkForce 520 fact sheet.

About Epson America Inc.

Epson America, Inc. is a leading provider of an extensive range of printers, 3LCD projectors, scanners and point-of-service printers that are renowned for their high quality, functionality, innovation and energy efficiency. Epson America is a U.S. affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation, which employs more than 70,000 people in 106 companies around the world. Seiko Epson is committed to its ongoing contributions to the global environment and for the second year in a row has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria.

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Specifications are subject to change without notice. Epson, Epson Stylus and MicroPiezo are registered trademarks, Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark, and Exceed Your Vision is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. DURABrite is a registered trademark of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

  1. Fastest in its class; 50% faster than the competition printing black text in default, single-side mode, in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Compared to ink jet all-in-ones priced at $199 or less, as of September 2009, based on independent testing.

  2. ISO PPM is based on the new international standard for measuring print speed. Black and color print speeds are determined in default, single-side mode in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on system configuration, software, and page complexity. See www.epson.com/printspeed for details, including complete ISO reports.

  3. Display permanence based on accelerated testing of prints displayed under glass in indoor display conditions; album permanence based on accelerated testing of prints in dark storage conditions. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, temperature, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee the longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or UV filter or properly store them.

  4. Water resistance on Epson Glossy Papers, Epson Matte Papers and plain papers, when using genuine Epson inks.

  5. For sending faxes only.

  6. Two Black cartridges allow about twice as much black printing as compared to printing with a single Black cartridge.

  7. Some applications and/or functions, like two-sided printing, may not be supported by Mac.

  8. Compared to the best selling monochrome and color multifunction laser printers available for $499 or less as of January 1, 2009. Actual power savings will vary by product model and usage.

*Estimated street price

(First posted on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 15:18 EDT)

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