Epson WorkForce ES-50 A4 Portable Document Scanner, Black

Epson WorkForce ES-50 A4 Portable Document Scanner

Epson WorkForce ES-50 A4 Portable Document Scanner, Black

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Scan quickly, anytime and anywhere

The ES-50 is a durable ultra-compact mobile scanner weighing only 270g with a slimline design including a length of only 27.2cm. It’s ideal for making document scans where space is limited, or where the scanner needs to be stored away when not in use, or you can even take it on the road when needed. To reduce the clutter and to decrease set-up time, the supplied USB cable carries both data and power – meaning ES-50 powers directly from the USB port of a laptop or computer.

Easy to use

Epson’s ScanSmart software makes it easy for anyone to scan. It offers a step-by-step process for saving files to laptops, computers, email or cloud accounts. Users can save and send files in common formats like PDF, JPEG, TIFF and many more. This includes using Optical Character Recognition (OCR). to create searchable PDF files and editable Office documents.


With the ES-50 you can capture high resolution documents in colour and monochrome with absolute ease. When it comes to media it’s highly versatile with the ability to handle card and paper between 35 and 270 gsm. That includes A4 pages, invoices, receipts, business cards and plastic cards. You can even scan long paper up to 1.8 metres.

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Speed (300dpi) 5.5 secs/page 4 secs/page 5.5 secs/page 4 secs/page 25ppm/50ipm
ADF capacity (sheets) 1 1 1 1 20
Connectivity USB 2.0 Micro-B Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, USB 2.0 Micro-B, USB 2.0 Micro-B Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, USB 2.0 Micro-B, Micro USB3.0
Duplex scanning No No No No Yes (1-pass)
Daily duty cycle (sheets) 300 300 300 300 500
Included software ScanSmart ScanSmart ‘Document Capture Pro, Epson Scan 2 Document Capture Pro, Epson Scan 2 Document Capture Pro, Epson Scan 2
Internal battery No Yes No Yes No
Compatibility Windows / Mac Windows / Mac Windows / Mac Windows / Mac Windows / Mac
Weight 0.27kg 0.3kg 0.27kg 0.3kg 1.1kg
Dimensions mm (wxdxh) 272x47x34 272x47x34 272x47x34 272x47x34 288x89x51

Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 27.2 x 4.7 x 3.4 cm; 270 Grams
Brand: Epson
Model: B11B252401
Colour: Black
Batteries Included: No
Manufacture: Epson
Dimensions: 27.2 x 4.7 x 3.4 cm; 270 Grams

9 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Just put a document in the slot and hey-presto it’s a pdf on your PC.
    I don’t file invoices, petrol receipts etc. any more. I put them through the slot.
    Doesn’t do double sided or multiple sheets but that’s not to be expected of a scanner about 2″ square and A4 wide.

  2. RamonitCornett says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersThis product is fantastic when it works properly but I have found that I often have to clean the inside as it starts to show a line down every copy – can be frustrating when I have a lot of paperwork to scan but otherwise it does what is says – lightweight and easily portable which is ideal!

  3. LisetteM74 says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersI purchased the ES-580W and it’s a lovely looking device, and smaller than I thought it would be. I’ve actually put it on the front room next to a vase as I like looking at it. I often go to court to defend my data protection rights and this process generates a lot of paperwork. I’ve been using the Canon imageFormula P-150 for many years but I had so many issues with double-feeds that I have to feed each page in one by one. It did a good job though. So, the main criteria for this scanner was that it needed to have the technology to prevent double-feeds. I also liked the idea of scanning directly to USB without having to use my PC.

    I had it up and running within minutes and I was scanning to USB. I was a bit concerned at first because it started beeping every time I pressed a button on the screen and that would have done my head in but fortunately there’s an option to set the sound to zero. I’ve also figured out how to set my user settings — 600dpi, colour, PDF, single document, duplex. When I get any post now, all I need to do is turn it on, scan the letter to USB and shred it. It took about 10 minutes to scan a 30 page document and I think it is the saving to USB process that is slows it down. It’s not an issue though for someone who is used to scanning page by page. My mission now is to scan in everything stored in my three drawer metal filing cabinet.

    My only niggle so far is that the touch screen is a bit sensitive and therefore, difficult to scroll. For example, when I try to scroll down the menu I often select an option by mistake. This is not a big issue though as I’ve now saved my settings.

  4. EleanorGUR says:

     United Kingdom

    I was a bit worried about other reviews claiming the feed was unreliable but in the end I found it to be okay. I found paper fed properly so long as it was inserted perpendicular to the scanner.

    The software is really intuitive and has all the necessary features. Great for occasional scanning, get a higher end with auto feed if you’re doing lots of scanning.

  5. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Mostly this is a great scanner. It’s small, works well, runs off the USB port and the software is good at picking up a date if there is one printed on the document.

    I have two gripes.

    Firstly the power cable has to be plugged in on the right, which is annoying for me as I’m right-handed, want the scanner on my right to feed documents, and my PC is under my desk on my left., and it’s not really long enough to tuck out of the way.

    Secondly I wish the software could be a bit more flexible about setting the default name – I’d like just the date it displays. It also is a little annoying it always opens a window on the folder it’s just saved the document into, and that the software window closes when I’ve saved a document. I’d like it to stay open ready to scan the next one, though I suspect that when I’ve caught up my scanning that will be less of an annoyance.

    But if you want to scan documents this is a great bit of kit. Far better than using my old flat-bed printer/scanner/copier to take scans.

  6. Chris Beardsley says:

     United Kingdom

    The best scanner I’ve ever had, simple to set up, easy to use and unbelievably quick. Battery and portability are a must for me, as I live in a campervan full time, easily the best thing I’ve bought, to help keep that paperwork at bay! Now it’s scan and shred!

  7. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersI Purchase this product to scan my document when I’m on the go. Pairing it to my iPhone was quite easy, by download the epson document scanner app, which guides you step by step. Scanned quality is rich and that is what I need when importing into other applications. Could not find any fault so I’ll give it a 5 star rating. Very please.

  8. Anonymous says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersA good piece of equipment on the go and handy. Best for mobile office.Very easy to use and the quality of scanned items are good. Only down side is the battery life which only survive around 30 scans. But it is compensated by the charging options which included normal power banks.

  9. Maggie says:

     United Kingdom

    Golden Review Award: 4 From Our UsersSome have said it’s scan time is slow, not the case, a few seconds per page.
    I had a little trouble installing the software, but once rebooted it worked a treat. There are options to save as a PDF with password protection and once setup, you can plug this in, press a button and then continue scanning by inserting new pages. Once you’re done, you press the button again and then the software asks you where to save your document.

    Simple, great quality, totally portable and excellent. Worth getting a case for it but it’s superb!