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Even as all-in-one inkjet printer prices go down, they seem to continue gaining new features. The HP Photosmart 6520 is a great example, with a very affordable price, but advanced features like cloud printing and Wi-Fi support. It has print speeds of up to 22 pages per minute, and even the HP 6520 printer ink supplies are affordable.
The machine can handle printing, scanning, copying, and faxing, though its paper handling is a bit limited. The input paper capacity is only 80 sheets, with a 20-sheet output tray. The lack of an automatic document feeder, on the other hand, is somewhat expected for such a compact device. Dimensions for the unit are 6x17x15 inches, so it is small enough for most home users without getting in the way.
One of the features that make the 6520 very easy to use is its 3.45-inch touchscreen display, which makes navigating menus and controlling features a snap. The inclusion of Apple's AirPrint protocol makes it easy to print from devices like iPhones and iPads, and HP's ePrint allows users to print from just about any device that can send an email. Although the unit includes Wi-Fi, it doesn't have an ethernet port, which is a strange omission, but probably won't affect many potential buyers.
HP 6520 ink cartridges are separated into cyan, magenta, yellow, and black supplies, which should result in less wasted printer ink, as they can be replaced separately. In addition to the standard Photosmart 6520 ink cartridges, there are high-capacity supplies available with more than double the page yield. Some vendors also offer remanufactured HP 6520 ink for around half the cost of OEM versions.
The 6520 is actually a very impressive all-in-one inkjet for the price, with a great touchscreen control panel and solid performance. If buyers don't mind the lack of wired networking, it is a great value, especially with its affordable Photosmart 6520 ink.
HP Photosmart 6520 Instructional Video
A video demonstrating the HP Photosmart 6520 ink cartridge replacement process.
HP Photosmart 6520 Instructional Video Transcript
The HP Photosmart 6520 has ISO speeds of 12 pages per minute in black and 8.5 pages per minute in color, and it can scan and copy in addition to producing beautiful color photos. With support for wireless networking, duplex printing, and mobile cloud printing, users have a lot of options.
With the printer powered up, raise the access lid from the handles on both sides. Notice this will also raise the scanner glass. The cartridge carrier will move into view in a few moments.
Choose the Photosmart 6520 ink cartridge you need to replace, and find the small handle at the front of the cartridge. Press backward on the handle, then lift it out of the machine.
Get your new HP 6520 cartridge ready to install by removing it carefully from the box and the plastic bag. Remove the tape strip at the top of the cartridge before you install, and also press the small handle to free it from the orange plastic protector right before installation.
Slide the new 6520 cartridge into place at a slight downward angle, then press down from the top to lock it into place. Close the access lid to complete the process.
You are now ready to resume printing with your HP Photosmart 6520 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.