Epson WorkForce 500 All-in-One Printer

This product is discontinued

This product has been replaced with: Epson WorkForce 310 All-in-One Printer


Printing Technology

  • 4-color CMYK drop-on-demand MicroPiezo® ink jet technology

Ink Palette

  • Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black

Ink Cartridge Configuration

  • 4 individual ink cartridges

Ink Type

  • DURABrite® Ultra pigment ink
    (smudge, fade and water resistant, highlighter friendly)

Fade Resistance / Print Longevity

  • 3 droplets as small as 3 picoliters

Minimum Ink Droplet Size

  • 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi

Maximum Print Resolution

  • 9600 x 9600 dpi interpolated

ISO Print Speed

  • Black
    4.2 ISO ppm1
  • Color
    4.2 ISO ppm1

4" x 6" Photo

  • 4" x 6" borderless photo in as fast as 26 seconds1

Scanner Type

  • Color flatbed

Photoelectric Device

  • Color CIS line sensor

Optical Resolution

  • 1200 dpi

Hardware Resolution

  • 1200 x 2400 dpi

Maximum Resolution

  • 9600 x 9600 dpi interpolated

Scanner Bit Depth

  • 48-bit color / 24-bit output

Copy Quality

  • Color: Black/White, Draft: Normal

Copy Quantity

  • 1 – 99 (PC-free)

Maximum Copy Size

  • 8.5" x 11" (PC-free)

Copy Features

  • Fit to page, automatic reduction and enlargement (25 – 400%), Adjustable copy density

PC-free Printing

  • Print all photos, photo index sheet, color photo restoration, Auto Photo Correction

Auto Document Feeder

  • 30 sheets

Supported Digital Camera Technologies

  • Epson PRINT Image Matching®, Exif Print, DPOF

Direct Camera Connection

  • Front PictBridge™ port (print from digital cameras and mobile phones)

Color Preview Monitor

  • 2.5" tilt LCD

PC-Free Filters and Image Enhancements

  • Auto Photo Correction

PC- Free Paper Support

  • Plain (8.5" x 11"), Photo (4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8.5" x 11")

Fax Capabilities

  • Black-and-white and color

Fax Speed

  • Modem: 33.6 Kbps — as fast as 3 sec per page

Fax Memory (pages)

  • Up to 180 pages

Fax Speed Dials (max)

  • 60

Paper Sizes

  • 3.5" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.5" x 11", 8.5" x 14", A4, B5, A5, A6, half letter, executive, user definable (3.5"– 44" in length)

Borderless Photo Sizes

  • 3.5" x 5", 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 8.5" x 11", A4

Paper Types

  • Supports plain paper, Epson Bright White Paper, Photo Paper Glossy, Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss, Presentation Paper Matte, Premium Presentation Paper Matte, Premium Presentation Paper Matte Double-sided, and Matte Scrapbook Photo Paper (letter)

Envelope Types

  • No. 10, DL, C6; plain paper, bond paper, air mail

Input Paper Capacity

  • 100 sheets plain paper, 10 envelopes

Ink Cartridges

  • Recommended Ink Cartridges 4
    69 Black
    69 Cyan
    69 Magenta
    69 Yellow

  • Additional Ink Choices
    68 High-Capacity Black
    68 High-Capacity Cyan
    68 High-Capacity Magenta
    68 High-Capacity Yellow

Ink Yield Information

Weight and Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • Printing
    18.1" x 18.9" x 10.6" (W x D x H)
    18.1" x 16.1" x 9.3" (W x D x H)
    16.8 lb


  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows XP, Windows XP x64, Windows 2000,
  • Mac OS® X 10.3.9, 10.4.11, 10.5.x, and 10.6.x
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Software Included

  • Epson printer driver, Web to Page, Epson Scan, ArcSoft® Print Creations, ABBYY® FineReader®

Color Management

  • Auto Photo Correction, Epson Vivid Color™, Adobe RGB and ICM

Sound Level

  • 39 dB


  • Operating: 50 ° to 95 °F (10° to 35 °C),
    Storage: -4 ° to 104 °F (-20 ° to 40 °C)

Relative Humidity

  • Operating: 20 – 80% (RH)
    Storage: 5 – 85% (RH)
    (no condensation)

Safety Approvals

  • Safety standards UL60950, CSA C22.2 No. 60950
    EMI FCC Part 15 subpart B class B,
    CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 class B

Power Requirements

  • Rated voltage: 100–120 VAC
    Rated frequency: 50–60 Hz
    Rated current: 0.6 Amp

Power Consumption

  • Approx. 13 W ISO 10561 (Standalone copy printing)
    Approx. 3.0 W (Standby Mode)
    Energy Star ® compliant


  • One-year limited in the U.S. and Canada


  • 1 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. See for details, including complete ISO reports.

  • 2 Adapter required

  • 3 Ink fade resistance ratings based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty media, displayed indoors, under glass. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee the longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or properly store them. Visit for the latest information.

  • 4 We recommend that you use genuine Epson ink cartridges. The use of other products may affect your print quality and could result in all-in-one damage. Cartridge yields vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, paper type, frequency of use and temperature. For print quality, a small amount of ink remains in the cartridge after the “Replace cartridge” indicator comes on. To send faxes, print or copy requires the installation of functioning black and color ink cartridges. The all-in-one ships with full cartridges and part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the all-in-one. See for more information about cartridges.

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

  • Compared to competitive monochrome laser printers at $199 and under available as of March 2008. Based on Epson testing of power estimated to be used during an eight-hour day.