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The HP Photosmart 6525 all-in-one inkjet is a significant improvement over the 6510 and earlier models, with the inclusion of Wi-Fi, as well as mobile printing capabilities. Its ISO speeds are around 12 pages per minute for black and 8.5 pages per minute for color, and it can even fax without a phone line.
While most of the 6525's functions are fairly standard, it has a unique capability for faxing, which includes integration with the eFax web-based faxing service. This allows users to send and receive faxes even if they don't have a phone line, which becomes increasingly more common as the majority of the world switches to mobile phones. This can also save a lot of HP 6525 printer ink as it uses a digital workflow.
Speaking of mobile phones, the unit supports Apple's AirPrint for printing from popular Apple devices, and HP's ePrint can serve a similar function for a wider variety of devices, even allowing for cloud printing through email. The large touchscreen control panel offers ePrint apps as well, so that users can access and print photos and documents from Facebook, Flickr, and other sources with ease.
Paper handling is a bit limited. The small input paper tray can only hold a maximum of 80 sheets, which might seem limited even for some home users. The machine has a flatbed scanning platen, but doesn't include an automatic document feeder, so scanning, copying, and faxing must be done one page at a time.
The low purchase price wouldn't mean much if printer ink prices were high, but luckily, HP 6525 ink cartridges are quite affordable. Individual Photosmart 6525 ink cartridges are available in large capacities of up to 750 pages for each color and up to 800 pages for black. This makes the cost per page for Photosmart 6525 ink one of the lowest in its class.
If buyers are looking for an affordable and easy-to-use all-in-one inkjet, it is easy to recommend the 6525. The only downsides are its lack of an ethernet port and its limited paper handling, but the low price of HP 6525 ink will help make up for its few shortcomings.
HP Photosmart 6525 Instructional Video
This video demonstrates the replacement of an HP Photosmart 6525 ink cartridge.
HP Photosmart 6525 Instructional Video Transcript
With printing, scanning, and copying features, the HP Photosmart 6525 can handle a variety of tasks in a home office. It also offers borderless photo printing for enthusiasts, and the color touchscreen interface is easy to use. Its maximum speed of 12 pages per minute is a bit slow, but it makes up for it with excellent output quality.
Power on the 6525 before you begin, then raise up from below the scanner lid to open the access lid. Wait a few moments and the cartridge carrier will move toward the center for easier access.
Locate the empty HP 6525 ink cartridge you wish to replace and find the small handle on its front, then press backward on the handle to unlock the cartridge. With the cartridge released, just raise it up out of the opening.
Get the new Photosmart 6525 cartridge ready by taking it out of the box and the plastic bag carefully. Find the yellow tape at the top and pull firmly to remove it. Before installation, you must also remove the orange plastic protector by prying the cartridge away from it.
With the front of the new cartridge pointing downward slightly, lower it into the opening, then press down to lock it into place. You can then close the access lid.
You are now ready to resume printing with your HP Photosmart 6525 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.