The HP Photosmart 7520 is a marked improvement over the 6500 series of all-in-one inkjet printers, with a larger input capacity, an ADF, and solid ISO speeds of around 14 pages per minute for black and 10 pages per minute for color. Low prices on HP 7520 printer ink still keep it very cost-effective, however.
The 7520 can handle faxing, copying, and scanning in addition to printing photos and text. It can only handle one task at a time, however, unlike many laser multifunction devices. The chassis is a little bulkier than some home users might be able to accommodate. It measures 9x18x18 inches, and weighs around 19 pounds before the Photosmart 7520 ink supplies are installed.
As with most of HP's current lineup, the 7520 includes support for ePrint cloud printing and apps, as well as AirPrint, which makes for simple printing from iOS devices. Both of these features work nicely over Wi-Fi, but it is worth noting that the machine does not include a wired ethernet port, so wireless is the only networking option.
The 7520 includes much better paper handling, with an input paper capacity of 125 sheets and an output tray that can hold up to 50 sheets at a time. The 25-sheet automatic document feeder is a nice bonus, without adding too much bulk, and automatic duplexing is supported as well.
Photosmart 7520 ink cartridges come in the standard cyan, magenta, yellow, and black configuration, and can be replaced individually. Both standard and high-capacity HP 7520 ink cartridges are available, so users can choose between a lower upfront price or a better cost per page for their HP 7520 printer ink.
Features like ePrint and AirPrint and its improved paper capacity make the Photosmart 7520 inkjet well worth considering, especially for such a low price. Its capacity might still be too low for high-volume users, however, and lack of an ethernet port could be a sticking point for a few potential buyers.
HP Photosmart 7520 Instructional Video
A video of the HP Photosmart 7520 ink cartridge replacement process.
HP Photosmart 7520 Instructional Video Transcript
The Photosmart 7520 is an all-in-one inkjet printer with wireless support for easy setup at home or in a small office. It can scan, copy, and fax, and includes an automatic document feeder for quicker scanning. The touchscreen interface makes it easy to navigate and control as well.
Make sure the machine is plugged in and powered on, then lift from the sides to raise the top cover. Notice that the cartridges slide toward the center to give you easier access.
Find the HP 7520 cartridge that is empty, and press the small handle at the front of the cartridge toward the back of the machine. It will release so that you can lift the cartridge out of the opening.
Prepare the new Photosmart 7520 ink cartridge by taking it out of its box, then remove it from the plastic bag. Find a yellow tape strip at the top of the cartridge and pull firmly to remove it. Press the small handle away from the orange protector to remove that as well.
You will need to insert the 7520 ink cartridge with the front angled downward, then you can press on the top until it clicks and locks into place. Slowly lower the access panel to avoid damaging the machine.
You are now ready to resume printing with your HP Photosmart 7520 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.
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