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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Nov. 12, 2014 – Epson America, a leading provider of exceptional performing business imaging solutions, today announced the WorkForce® DS-520 sheet-fed scanner, the latest addition to its lineup of professional-grade scanning solutions. Boasting speeds of up to 30 ppm/60 ipm1 the fast and efficient DS-520 is the ideal solution for business users. The compact scanner features a robust software package, including Epson Document Capture Pro, advanced color and image adjustment capabilities and OCR. In addition, TWAIN and ISIS® drivers allow for seamless compatibility with the document management software users prefer, providing the versatility businesses require.

“Maintaining business workflow efficiently without sacrificing quality is always top-of-mind in today’s fast-paced workforce, and the WorkForce DS-520 has been designed to deliver on that goal without compromise,” said Heather Litus Johnston, product manager, Document Scanners, Epson America, Inc. “The DS-520 delivers a range of features to increase productivity for businesses, including speed, flexibility and professional imaging quality.”

Speed, Quality and Reliability

The WorkForce DS-520 is rated at up to 30 ppm/60 ipm since it scans both sides of one sheet in just one pass and holds up to 50 pages with its built-in ADF, making it ideal as a personal desktop scanner or a workgroup solution to share. With the ability to scan folded pages, rigid ID cards, stacks of business cards and single sheets, the DS-520 is well-equipped to quickly and effectively scan a wide-array of documentation with minimal user support. In addition, the scanner has three sets of rollers for dynamic skew protection with ultrasonic double-feed detection technology, which senses if more than a single page has been fed and automatically stops the feeding to avoid missing pages or jamming.

The WorkForce DS-520’s speed and compact size (standing at just 6.1” tall, 11.7” wide and 6” deep) does not sacrifice image quality. With innovative advanced color and image adjustment capabilities, users will have a simple-to-use and flexible solution for crisp, clean scans. The Color Enhance feature captures specific and continuously variable colors from the original document, successfully manipulating how the software captures and removes color from the original page; and Color Dropout removes any color from the scanned image. Users have the ability to isolate and save up to six different colors to capture or drop for each scan profile, simplifying the capture and maintenance of data for repeat use. The DS-520 also includes automatic paper size detection, hole-punch removal and automatic de-skewing.

Increased Efficiency and Productivity

Catering to modern business needs where access to editable, easily-searchable files is critical, the WorkForce DS-520 offers multiple options to automate workflow and increase productivity. Epson Document Capture Pro software for Windows or Mac® allows users to immediately scan to popular cloud services including Google Docs™, MS SharePoint®, and Evernote®2 with one touch, and easily access documents from multiple devices or share with others. Document Capture Pro also enables users to efficiently manage and route documents by scanning directly to email, FTP sites or any computer folder.

In addition, the scanner is enabled with TWAIN and ISIS drivers, permitting businesses to continue using the document management software of their choice to better fit their work environments and boost overall efficiency. Businesses will also benefit from leveraging an optional network module (sold separately), which can support up to 100 work stations with full scanner functionality.

Additional features of the WorkForce DS-520 include:

–       One-Touch Scanning – Front control panel with up to 30 user-definable scan jobs including scan-to-PDF and scan-to-cloud

–       Scan to searchable PDFs3 – scan and edit documents; save scanned documents as PDF files; also features OCR capabilities3

–       Robust Duty Cycle – Up to 3,000 sheets per day

–       Eco Features – Scanner is both RoHS compliant and recyclable4


Availability and Support

The Epson WorkForce DS-520 ($399.99 MSRP) is available now through distribution, value added resellers, and online. The scanner features a one-year limited warranty, along with optional extended warranties and overnight exchange programs. For more information about Epson scanners visit

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson’s lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving and high-precision technologies.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit:

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[1] Based on letter-sized scans at 300 dpi in Black-and-White, Grayscale or Color mode.

2 With Epson Document Capture software installed on the connected Windows PC or Mac.

3  Windows® only.

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