Scanners A4 Document Scanners Epson WorkForce DS-520

Epson WorkForce DS-520 Duplex Sheet-fed Document Scanner

Greater Reliability with Effortless File Management

The Epson WorkForce DS-520 delivers superb reliability and scanning performance, all in a highly compact package.

    • Duty cycle up to 3,000 pages per day
      Scan speed up to 30ppm/60ipm (300dpi)
      One pass duplex scanning
      Ultrasonic Double Feed Detection
      Optional Network Interface Unit

High Reliability & Durability
The DS-520 scanner is designed to deliver a high daily duty cycle of 3,000 pages, and it comes with two key technologies that provide the reliability and durability needed by businesses:

Separation Roller
This device reliably separates and feeds each page into the scanner, ensuring stable and continuous scanning for large batch requirements.

A3 Scanning Without Carrier Sheet
A3 size documents can now be scanned without a carrier sheet. Simply switch the scanner to non-separation mode, and with the automatic stitching function in Epson Scan, both halves of the image will be reproduced as an entire image.

Easy File Management
The DS-520 comes bundled with professional software that allows you to easily manage your scanned files.  The software provides quick access to post-scan destinations, including scan-to-print, email, Windows™ Public Folder, FTP, Web Folder, and scan to cloud services such as Microsoft® SharePoint Server, Evernote®, Google® Drive™ and SugarSync. Document Capture Pro (for Windows) allows assigning of up to 30 customisable jobs to the Network Interface Unit for push scanning.

* Document Capture Pro (Windows), Document Capture (Mac OS X)

Presto! BizCard 5
Presto! BizCard is a business card management application which helps you convert important information on business cards via OCR and imports the data into a digital database.

Epson OCR Component
This OCR add-on allows you to create searchable PDF files, automatically straighten and orientate your documents based on character recognition.

High Speed Duplex Scanning
The DS-520 utilises LED technology and is always ready with zero warm up time. Coupled with its high capacity 50-sheet Automatic Document Feeder, it performs speedily at 30ppm/60ipm at 300dpi for both colour and monochrome, resulting in significant improvements in office productivity.

Optional Network Support
With the optional Network Interface Unit connected through its USB port, the DS-520 scanner can be shared with multiple users across your network.  Users with Document Capture Pro(for Windows) can assign up to 30 customisable jobs to the Network Interface Unit for push scanning.

Automatic Size Recognition
Place documents of different sizes ranging from A6 to Legal in the middle of the feeding tray and the DS-520 will automatically detect and scan everything in the correct size, all in a single batch.

ISIS Driver Support
The DS-520 comes with support for the web-downloadable, open standard ISIS driver, allowing quick and easy integration with existing ISIS users.

Powerful and Comprehensive Epson Scan Features
The Epson Scan suite of functions includes numerous useful and innovative capabilities including the following highlights:

PDF/A-1b (ISO) Compliant Files
Archive your digital documents for long term storage and visual reproduction with embedded fonts.

Power Off Timer Setting
Save power consumption by programming the scanner to Power Off after being idle for a set time.

Colour Enhancement & Colour Dropout Remove or enhance the visibility of ink signatures such as “Confidential” and “Urgent” stamps. Users can pick one of the preset colours (red, green, blue, pink, purple, yellow, orange, or all colours except black), or use the customised settings to dropout or enhance up to 5 colours of your choice with a single scan.


Scanner Type: A4 sheet-fed, one-pass duplex colour scannerSensor Type: CISLight Source: RGB LEDOptical Resolution: 600 x 600 dpiOutput Resolution: 75 – 1,200 dpi (in 1 dpi increments)Scanner Bit Depth (Colour): 48-bit input, 24-bit outputScanner Bit Depth (Grayscale): 16-bit input, 8-bit outputScanner Bit Depth (Black & White): 16-bit input, 1-bit outputMax Document Size: 215.9 x 914.4mmOutput File Formats: JPEG, TIFF, Multi-TIFF, PDF, BMP
Document Capture Pro (Win): JPEG, BMP, PDF, Searchable PDF, TIFF, Multi-TIFF, PNG, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX

Scan Speed:

ADF Monochrome (Simplex / Duplex): 200 dpi: 30ppm / 60ipm
300 dpi: 30ppm / 60ipm
600 dpi: 22ppm / 44ipmADF Colour (Simplex / Duplex): 200 dpi: 30ppm / 60ipm
300 dpi: 30ppm / 60ipm
600 dpi: 7.0ppm / 14ipm

ADF Specifications:

Scanner Type: A4 Sheet-fed, one-pass duplex colour scannerOptical Sensor: CISLight Source: RGB LEDOptical Resolution: 600 x 600 dpiOutput Resolution: 75 – 1,200 dpi (in 1 dpi increments)Min Document Size: 52.0 x 50.8mmMax Document Size: 215.9 x 914.4mmSupport Paper Thickness: 50 – 209gsmADF Capacity: 50 sheetsAutomatic Duplex Scanning: YesDaily Duty Cycle: up to 3,000 pages / dayMulti-feed Detection: Ultrasonic Sensor


Standard: USB 2.0Network: Ethernet with Optional Network Interface Unit

Supported OS and Applications:

Supported OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012
Mac OS X 10.6.x or laterScanner Driver Compatibility: TWAIN, ISISBundled Applications: Epson Scan, ISIS Driver (Web Download), Document Capture Pro (Win), Document Capture (Mac), Epson OCR Component (Win), Presto! BizCard 5

Dimensions and Weight:

Dimensions (W x D x H): 297 x 152 x 154 mmWeight: 2.59kg


Options: Network Interface Unit - B12B808461
Carrier Sheet(3,000 scans) - B12B813431 Roller Assembly Kit: 100,000 scans - B12B813561


*1 Scanning resolution as defined by ISO14473.

*2 Based on A4 sized scans.