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WorkForce ES-50 Portable Document Scanner

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The lightweight portable scanner for fast scanning on the go.

The fastest and lightest mobile single-sheet-fed document scanner in its class1, the WorkForce ES-50 features fast speeds ― scanning a single page in as fast as 5.5 seconds2. This small, portable scanner accommodates extra-long pages, ID cards and more. Epson® ScanSmart Software3 enables you to easily scan, review and save important files, while the Automatic Feeding Mode makes it easy to combine multi-page scans into one file. With Nuance® OCR included, you can create searchable PDFs and editable Word and Excel® files. Windows® and Mac®compatible, the scanner also includes a TWAIN driver. And, no batteries or external power are required when it’s is connected to a computer via the USB port.

  • Model: B11B252201
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WorkForce ES-50 Portable Document Scanner is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 40.
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  • Scan to the cloud4 — scan files directly to online storage accounts with the included software
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac — works with your existing system; TWAIN driver included
  • Included TWAIN driver — compatible with virtually any software
  • Automatic Feeding Mode — combine multi-page scans into one file; scanner automatically accepts each new sheet as it’s inserted

Eco Features

  • RoHS compliant
  • Recyclable product5
  • Epson America, Inc. is a SmartWaySM Transport Partner6
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For more information on Epson's environmental programs, go to www.epson.ca/environment

What's in the box:

  • WorkForce ES-50 Document Scanner
  • Start Here poster
  • USB cable
  • Maintenance sheets

Specifications Scanner:

Scanner Type: Mobile, Sheet-fed 1-pass color scannerOptical Resolution: 600 dpiHardware Resolution: 600 dpiMaximum Resolution: 1200 dpiColour Bit Depth: 16−bit inputGrayscale Bit Depth: 8−bit outputOptical Sensor: Colour Contact Image Sensor (CIS)Light Source: 3-colour RGB LEDScanning Speed: 10 ppm (300 dpi Black-and- White, Colour, Gray 1-sheet scan speed)2


Operating Systems:
  • Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) SP1
  • Mac OS X® 10.11.x – macOS® 10.15.x
  • Software requires Internet connection for download and installation.
  • Humidity: Operating: 10 – 85% (no condensation)Dimensions: Product in Package: 13.3" x 5.6" x 2.6"
    Product Only: 10.7" x 1.9" x 1.4"Weight: Product Only: 0.59 lb
    Product in Package: 1.2 lbWarranty: One-year limited warranty in the U.S. and Canada

    Scan Features:

    Buttons: Scan Start/Stop


    Standard Connectivity: USB 2.0

    Scanner Details:

    Included Software: Epson Scan 2, Epson ScanSmart with Nuance OCR engine requires Internet connection for download and installation.Daily Duty Cycle: Up to 500 pages


    Power Consumption:
    • Operation: 2.1 W
    • Sleep: 0.4 W
    • Ready: 1.1 W
    • Off: 0.1 W
    Power Requirements: 5 V DC (USB Bus)
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from junk! bought brand new tried to install on chromebook com to find out it not compatible!! shocker!! total wast of time !!
    Date published: 2021-05-01
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fine...while it worked. I bought this scanner a bit over a month ago to make to scan receipts. it seemed to work as advertised, however, I plugged it in this morning and nothing. it loads the document, but the scan button no longer functions. I have tried the recommended troubleshooting suggestions without success.
    Date published: 2020-12-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Scanner is fragile trash. Customer service useless I bought this scanner 5 weeks ago. It already has a problem. I spent way too much for this to be nothing but a toy. I brought the scanner in to Geek Squad. They say the scanner's cable doesn't connect securely to the scanner. Epson's customer service won't take Geek Squads word at it. I guess they view the cost of a replacement cable for their defective one as not worth the cost of keeping their reputation. Stay away from this toy. It's useful, but not sturdy and Epson doesn't want to make things right when it stops working. (I used it about 5 times before it stopped working.)
    Date published: 2020-03-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Blank Scan out of box Bought this at Best Buy. Spent a full night trying to get it to scan. All scans show up blank. Not a single scan has worked. Returned.
    Date published: 2019-12-31
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a well made product Bought this product from Office depot. First scanner did not work right out of box. Contacted Epson and they sent a new scanner. Second scanner worked for one month and now does not capture an image when it scans. An all around poor product.
    Date published: 2019-12-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't work I can't get it to connect to a Macbook pro. The closest I've come to an answer is that it "may not work through a USB hub." This makes it little more than a paperweight if you have a new macbook that doesn't have any direct USB2 connections.
    Date published: 2019-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product I really liked how this epson workforce ES-50 works, it is an excellent document scanner, lightweight, portable, fast and very effective. It doesn't take a big scaner to work and do the job well like this scaner that is small but I like it because it can be stored anywhere !! The configuration of the scanner is very easy, you just have to connect the scanner to the computer with the USB cable, download the software, and connect to the internet or if it is used on the cell phone, you just download the application and you have to be both connected to the same wireless network and go! I really liked this scanner is super practical, excellent quality, durable and can be taken anywhere and can even be used at home and at work, it is a very good size that can even fit in my bag! it's very fast!! In addition when you scan an image or a document you can see and save it on your hard drive or in the Dropbox !! In addition you can improve the color, the brightness and contrast are also adjusted.I highly recommend this scanner for anyone needing a portable scanner to quickly and reliably scan receipts, photographs or other documents. I like it because I can do all my work very fast and it helps me save time!
    Date published: 2019-08-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick and Efficient! I have had this device for about a month now and I have used it to start breaking down my insane pile of paper in my office. It is so FAST and EASY to use. Plug it in, download the drive from the link, and push a button. Easy as 1.2.3. Initially I was worried that this scanner would be able to handle what I was going to throw at it, but it did with flying colors. The images pop up on the computer and allow you to decide where they go, or send them to the cloud. Such a convenient scanner and takes up minimal space anywhere you put it. You can even take it on the go! Its a great product. This is a review for the Epson WorkForce ES-50 Portable Document Scanner that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.
    Date published: 2019-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use I am all about saving space and making things easier. So I definitely wanted to try a portable scanner because I can store it in a drawer when I am not using it. It was very easy to use. It took me all of fifteen minutes from the time I took it out of the box to the time I scanned the first paper. It really is very straight forward in getting it set up and using it. I would highly recommend this to someone who has a home office and doesnt have a lot of space. This is a review for the Epson WorkForce ES-50 Portable Document Scanner that I received free of charge to do a beta test and review.
    Date published: 2019-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helping me to convert all my paper to digital fast and easy I was tired of having paper copies of my lesson plans everywhere so I scanned and made all of my work digital. The wireless capability allowed me to go around my room or work whenever I had an instance without worrying about being attached to my computer. IT allowed me to get my scanning done while monitoring my class. As an art teacher some of my examples aren't typical sizes and this portable scanner worked well in the various paper sizes. The auto detect was great in that it recognized both my black and white documents AND my colored photos. The set up had my images all going to the same place immediately which was also super helpful.
    Date published: 2019-07-10
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    1 As compared to competitive personal mobile single-sheet-feeding document scanners priced under $300 USD in the U.S. and Canada, as of May 2018. Excludes other Epson scanners.

    2 At 300 dpi, based on 8.5" x 11", 1-sheet scan speed.

    3 Epson ScanSmart supports Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) SP1 and Mac OS X® 10.11.x to macOS® 10.14.x.

    4 With Epson ScanSmart Software installed on the connected Windows PC or Mac. Internet connection required. Supports Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) SP1 and Mac OS X 10.11.x to macOS 10.14.x.

    5 For convenient and reasonable recycling options, visit www.epson.ca/recycle

    6 SmartWay is an innovative partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that reduces greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and improves fuel efficiency.

    7 Peak daily duty cycle is the highest recommended number of scanned sheets per day. For best results, do not exceed the peak daily duty cycle. Calculations based on a scanning speed of 10 ppm and an assumed daily use time.

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