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The HP Photosmart 5520 e-All-in-One takes the features of previous models in its line, such as the 5510 series, and adds extras like duplex printing to make it even more versatile. As a multifunction color inkjet printer, it can also scanning and copying, with a focus on high-quality photo output as well. HP 5520 printer ink is affordably enough to keep running costs down, though its upfront price is a bit higher than previous models.
As wireless networking becomes increasingly common in the home and the workplace, having a printer that integrates into an existing setup is a must. The 5520 not online includes built-in support for 802.11n with backwards compatibility for older standards, but it includes HP's ePrint technology, which allows printing from practically any web-connected device. Apple's AirPrint standard is also included for easy printing from these devices.
The color touchscreen interface measures 2.65 inches diagonally, and acts somewhat like a tablet or smartphone. It is even possible to download free apps for tasks like printing coupons, puzzles, and more. The machine's dimensions are 5.6x17.5x21.5 inches and it weighs 11.12 pounds. Some of the small downsides of the device are the limited paper capacity of only 80 sheets and the lack of a wired ethernet port. The device also lacks a PictBridge USB port on the front, but memory card slots are included.
When it comes to printer ink, the prices for Photosmart 5520 ink cartridges are fairly economical for an inkjet. It uses separate HP 5520 ink cartridges for the three colors and black, reducing wasted ink, as each color of Photosmart 5520 ink only needs replacing when it is completely empty.
With the addition of duplexing, the 5520 may be a better buy than its predecessors, but for buyers who don't care about this feature, the higher price may be unjustified. Still, its low price and inexpensive HP 5520 ink make it an excellent value.
HP Photosmart 5520 Instructional Video
An instructional video showing the HP Photosmart 5520 ink cartridge replacement process.
HP Photosmart 5520 Instructional Video Transcript
The HP Photosmart 5520 is a fairly basic all-in-one inkjet printer, but its affordable price makes it very appealing. It includes wireless support, but lacks an ethernet port for wired networking. Its cloud printing features will be very enticing for smartphone and tablet users.
Plug the machine in and power it on before starting the replacement process, then raise the top panel from below the scanner lid. After several seconds, the cartridge carriage will slide toward the center.
Press back on the front handle of the Photosmart 5520 ink cartridge you wish to replace until you feel it release, then lift it out of the opening.
Prepare the replacement HP 5520 ink cartridge by first taking it out of its box, then carefully opening and removing the plastic bag. Before you install the cartridge, remove the yellow tape at the top by pulling it free, then remove the orange plastic protector by prying the cartridge’s small handle away from it.
Insert the 5520 cartridge into the opening, with the front tilted downward, then press on the top of the cartridge until it snaps into place. Lower down the top cover carefully.
You are now ready to resume printing with your HP Photosmart 5520 printer.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.