Review: Epson B-510DN Inkjet Printer

PCWorld: Review – Epson B-510DN Inkjet Printer

According to this review, the B-510DN, reviewed working with a Mac, delivers high speed and uses cheap ink.

“Epson’s B-510DN color inkjet printer could be the first crossover success, besting its own cohort (as well as many lower-end color lasers) in speed and cost per page. All this talent comes at a high initial price, but if you need speed, volume, and economy, plus good photo printing, this printer is well worth considering.

The B-510DN’s design is efficient rather than aesthetic. The front ink-cartridge bay makes replacing consumables a snap, but it protrudes awkwardly from the unit’s face. The control panel is simple, with a two-line monochrome LCD and a few buttons whose purposes are clear even without word labels. The front input tray holds 500 letter/legal sheets and has a 170-sheet output tray on top. A rear input takes envelopes and the like (or another 150 sheets of paper). The B-510DN can connect via USB or ethernet. Automatic duplexing is standard. On the Mac platform, driver glitch means that Mac OS X 10.6 users must select the paper size and type manually in their application–just for the first time duplexing is used. Epson says a fix is due by September.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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