Although the Epson Expression Premium XP-520 is an all-in-one inkjet that can handle scanning and copying, its real focus is on high-quality photo output. It can print borderless photos up to 8x10 inches, and it can output 4x6 photos in as little as 20 seconds. Duplexing is included, as well as wireless networking support. Epson XP-520 printer ink comes in discrete colors to reduce waste, and is generally affordable as well.
Connection options abound, with a USB port for a direct PC connection, wireless support for sharing over Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi direct for printing from supported devices. It also supports Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print for easy printing from mobile devices. Memory card slots are also included. Some users may be a bit disappointed in the 1.44-inch LCD screen, however, as it can be difficult to read and to navigate menus.
When printing, the unit measures 5.4x15.4x19.8 inches, and it weighs only 21.5 pounds, even with all four of the Expression Premium XP-520 printer ink supplies installed. The input paper tray is limited to holding only 100 sheets at a time, and the output tray is limited to only 30 sheets. As a result, those who do more than light-duty printing should certainly look elsewhere.
For a photo inkjet model, the cost of Epson XP-520 ink cartridges is fairly reasonable. Each of the three color supplies is rated for around 300 pages, while the black and photo black Expression Premium XP-520 ink cartridges are rated for around 250 pages. Duplexing can help conserve paper, and several quality settings are available to help conserve Epson XP-520 ink when the highest quality isn't necessary.
Buyers looking for a robust all-in-one model will probably find some of the XP-520's features a bit lacking. Those who value high-quality photo printing and want an affordable option for basic copying and scanning, however, will be quite pleased.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.