Epson WorkForce DS-570W

WorkForce DS-570W

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The wireless document scanner that's the intelligent choice for document management!


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WorkForce DS-570W is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid performer but has a frustrating flaw I use this for day to day scanning to pdf for my business as well as archiving. The unit is well designed and has a small footprint allowing it to fit in easily on a desk. The buttons on the front have limited functionality, an LCD interface would be much more useful. The unit performs well and at less than 300 ppm dpi scans quickly for both single an double sided scans. Output quality is excellent and the software features such as edge removal are useful and work well. The paper feed is very reliable. The wireless connectivity was easy to set up and has worked flawlessly. Now for the fly in the ointment, the software times out after 15 minutes whatever the hardware settings on the machine are - AAAAGHHHH!!!! I had intended to use the scanner in another room but because the software has to be continuously restarted from the PC this is impractical. So think about how you intend to use this scanner before purchasing.
Date published: 2020-07-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent enough scanner let down by third rate software I spent about 15 minutes writing a review of this scanner a few months ago, which the utterly professional Epson site managed to lose. This time I'm just going to hit the high and low lights. I can't comment on value for money because the review guidelines prohibit mentioning price. That's not at all ridiculous. Much. Suffice it to say, although I did not consider the scanner to be cheap, I would buy it again. The scanner is relatively small (see below) and has robust build quality. I've had it since October 2018 and have had zero mechanical problems with it. It has a top fed automatic document feeder which can take 50 pages according to the specs. In reality, with 20 to 30 you're on safe ground, more than that can be a problem depending on paper thickness. I have no complaints about this. Scans are double sided, which is brilliant and one of the main reasons that I bought it. The speed at 200 to 300 DPI is excellent, even when outputting to a PDF file for which you've requested optical character recognition (OCR) to turn the contents into editable text. With the lower paper tray extended fully to receive pages that have passed through the scanner, it's about 50cm (1' 7.5") front to back. You'll probably need about 32cm (just over 1") of width for it, and the height when the back of the sheet feeder is fully extended is about 32cm as well. You need to be careful with the front paper tray, as the "tongue" at the end of it (for want of a better word) and the fold up clip that stops the paper from flying onto the floor is not particularly robust. If the entire unit is on a desk, that's not a problem. If you have the unit mounted on a shelf as I do, you need to be careful not to knock it. Connection is by either wireless connection or USB cable. Wireless has never worked reliably enough for my liking, though I have had it work; it would simply drop out occasionally for a day or two before suddenly coming back on line for reasons best known to itself. Since the scanner is right next to the only computer I scan on I'm happy enough to use the USB cable. Image quality for documents like copies of letters, receipts, etcetera is excellent. Image quality for photographs is mediocre. (Which is slightly surprising since the quality of scans of magazines is very good, though the photos in the magazines do lose something in the translation. Not to the extent that scans of actual photos do.) For any photo which has less than perfect colour tone, the scanner will make the tone worse and highlights and shadows will often be clipped to within an inch of their life. I have another Epson scanner to handle those; a dedicated photo model which is excellent. Trust me when I tell you that if photos are your goal, the 570 is not for you. Now to the REAL negatives. The software that comes with it, notably the ostensible "Document Capture Pro", is third rate garbage in my opinion. I don't know what's supposed to be "Pro" about it. By default it gives you no option to specify the file name for a scan. You have a ridiculously small number of "one size fits none" options such as a timestamp, which will be the timestamp of the scanning time. Now tell me Epson, since this is "Pro" software, if you were a business which had to scan invoices or orders, would you want the file to show the date that you scanned it, or the date of the invoice? In the original version of Document Scan Pro there was one option in Detailed Settings ("Add or edit pages after scanning") which prevented the software from automatically saving the document under a completely useless and irrelevant name in a folder that you don't have a chance to specify (unless you want every document in the same default folder which, hint hint, organised people generally don't). But wait! While that DOES give you the chance to specify the file path and file name, (a) The folder browser is one of those half baked jobs where you don't have a text box to paste in the path, and (b) The file name is a maximum of 30 characters. If you use YYYY_MM_DD_ format to put a USEFUL timestamp as part of the file name, there go 11 of those 30 characters. In my view this is pathetic, but not quite as pathetic as the fact that when I made the mistake of allowing Document Capture "Pro" to update itself, I couldn't find a way to specify the target path or filename at all. I therefore uninstalled the upgrade and went back to the original, as un-"Pro" as it is in my view. Epson needs to get out of the computer labs and see how the software is used in the real world IMHO, because this just simply isn't good enough.
Date published: 2020-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great product, especially wifi I really like that this scanner is able to scan to wifi and I don't have to be near the computer
Date published: 2020-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Scanner with super speed and quality output Very happy with my purchase so far. Easy to install..Very fast...and very good quality
Date published: 2020-03-28
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