HP - Photosmart 6520 Wireless e-All-in-One Printer - Black
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Inkjet printers are best for home or small business use
They offer excellent print quality for photos and documents and accept a variety of paper types and sizes.
Wireless and mobile printing capability
Connect this printer to your computer easily with built-in Wi-Fi. Plus, print from your smartphone, tablet and other mobile devices with the free HP ePrint app or Apple® AirPrint.
Scan documents to your computer, SD memory card or e-mail
Using HP Photosmart software to simplify tasks.
Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi (dots per inch) color resolution
High resolution for producing incredible quality and detail in documents and photos.
4 individual print cartridges are economical
Only replace ink cartridges (black, cyan, magenta and yellow) when a color runs out.
Standard paper handling
80-sheet input capacity. Also accommodates up to 40 transparencies, up to 40 label sheets, up to 20 photo paper sheets, up to 60 cards or up to 5 envelopes.
More connectivity options
Built-in memory card slot and 1 USB 2.0 port let you simply plug in your MS Duo, SD or MMC media card or computer and print.
More print, copy and scan solutions
Automatically print and copy 2-sided documents, scan photos and documents directly to your e-mail and more.
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- HP Photosmart 6520 Wireless e-All-in-One Printer
- 564 black, cyan, magenta and yellow ink cartridges
- Owner's manual
- Power cord
- Reference guide, HP Photo Creations software CD
- Mobile Device PrintingYes
- ENERGY STAR CertifiedYes
- Printer TypeAll In One
- ISO Color Print Speed8.5 pages per minute
- ISO Mono Print Speed12 pages per minute
- Product NamePhotosmart 6520 Wireless e-All-in-One Printer
- Model Number6520
- Color CategoryBlack
- Printer ConnectivityUSB 2.0, Apple AirPrint, HP ePrint
- Minimum System RequirementsPC: 1.0GHz 32- or 64-bit processor or Intel®, Pentium®, II or Celeron® processor; Windows XP (32-bit, SP3 or higher), Vista or 7; 2GB disk space; Mac: Intel® Core™ processor; OS X v10.6 or v10.7; 1GB HD; CD-ROM/DVD; USB port
- Product Height17.2 inches
- Product Width17.3 inches
- Product Weight13.7 pounds
- Automatic Reduction/EnlargementYes
- Tray Capacity80
- Duty CycleUp to 500
Regulatory & Listing
- EPEAT QualifiedNo
- Scanner TypeFlatbed
- Scanner ResolutionUp to 1200
- Compatible CartridgesHP 564, HP 564XL
- Ink Subscription Service AvailableNo
- Number Of Cartridges Required4
- Internal MemoryYes
- Memory Card SlotYes
- Maximum Document Length14 inches
- Maximum Document Width8.5 inches
- Supported Paper SizesLetter, legal, 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", #10 envelopes
- Paper HandlingUp to 80 sheets
- Maximum Number Of Copies50
- Copier Resolution (Black)Up to 600
- Copier Resolution (Color)Up to 600
- Printer Resolution (Black)Up to 1200 x 600
- Printer Resolution (Color)Up to 4800 x 1200
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year limited
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 year limited
Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 2781 reviews(2,781 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Easy to print the photos for the book I was makingPosted .
It has been easy to print my own photos of a mural I painted so I could put together a history of the project. The captions were easy to print. My husband finds it easy to print his articles and reports for his volunteer position. I am pleased at the printing whether using copy paper or photo paper.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Great for general use, photos are super greatPosted .
I had one befor in the 5500 series that worked easily and I could tell if I was running out of paper This series seems like it is harder to see what left for paper. I recently printed some photos which turned out beautifully. It seemed as though the printer continued to want to print photos and didn't change back to regular printing, or recognize that I didn't have photo paper in the machine. Overall, it serves my purpose right now. Ink seems to be used quickly. I have kept track of ink usage for years and I run out much quicker now? What's that all about? Am I paying more for less ink in the cartridges?I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Its a bit slow at printing, but pretty sharp imagePosted .
I like the ePrint option which is how I use it other than via Wi-Fi. I wish it was faster, but I guess that's based on how much more I want to pay. Overall I like the printer. Scanning is also pretty good as well as the touchscreen display!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Blacks print as gray & uses too much inkPosted .
First off, I read how this printer uses lots of ink so I purchased XL sized refills along with the printer as the printer was on holiday sale. For the low cost of printer, you'd think it was worth keeping even though it used lots of ink, but this is just a literal drain on resources. I printed 58 pages of which most were either B&W docs or printer cleaning cycles. I also printed about 10-12 4x6 photos. I first noticed the black quality was poor when I had a a photo (using HP advanced photo paper) which had a black and dark gray background curtain in it. See attached photo for example. The photo had no distinctions between the shadows and the color was terrible as it was darker gray around the edges of the photo and more muddy around the middle. So I thought the paper might be at fault, but it was a new pack opened no more than a week prior. Then I found the printer would not remain in borderless mode and needed changed for each new photo, and when printing borderless, it would still leave a white border on 2 sides of the photo, so I thought it was an alignment issue, but when I tried to align it it never achieved this. The top block of the diagnostic printout was always off a little bit and then I noticed an unprinted streak through the blocks at about 1/2 inch intervals so I tried running cleaning cycles and did so about 5 or 6 times before the starter ink ran out. There was plenty of black left but all the separate colors ran out simultaneously. Remember, I only printed 58 pages in total. This is a cheap printer with marginal performance in color photo printing, esp. the black colors and does not even come close to the printer from HP that I was replacing, a Photosmart 8250. That printer produced beautiful photos but I had two of those fail when left unused for a few months and then colors cross contaminated from some fault in the print head. I will be trying to repair one of those as this HP 6520 printer is totally unsatisfactory as a replacement for photo printing. It may work fine for ordinary paper printing but still uses way too much ink! I do not recommend it.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Huge DisappointmentPosted .
I got this printer on 05/24/14 and returned it on 05/28/14. The first one worked great for the first few days. Then when I went to scan some old pictures, it would scan the picture but it also scanned the white on the underneath of the lid. So of course when I went to print a 4x6 photo, there was a tiny picture in the corner and the rest of the 4x6 was blank. I was on the phone with HP support for an hour and nothing was accomplished. I took it back with no problem, but I had to get the same printer of course and that was another mistake. When I got the new one home, I went to set it up and the first thing that messed up was the cartridge holder. It wasn't lined up correctly, it was all the way over on the left side. So i put the ink in there like it was supposed to be and the alignment failed of course. I tested the alignment several times after and each time it failed. I'm so disappointed that this printer doesn't work like it should. Plus the print quality isn't the greatest. I'm going to see if they will take this one back so I can get a totally different one. I would not recommend this printer to anybody!No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Little PrinterPosted .
I had to replace my little hp F4180 All In One, which was a perfect little printer for my purposes. It just pooped out. They say printers only last about 3 years, so I should be happy mine lasted a bit longer than that. I just used it at home for printing off the internet or printing letters or sometimes photos and sometimes some scanning. This one is a little larger, but still a reasonable desk-top size, and it looks great--not like a monstrosity like some of them. It has been easy to work with so far. This review page did not give the option to select use BOTH for photos and documents, so I selected documents, but I've printed some 4x6 photos with free photo paper that came with the hp ink purchase, and the quality was surprisingly good! It doesn't give the resolution option (don't know why this is), but the photos I printed from my little digital camera (nothing fancy) came out great. Scanning is easy. Other printing like a webpage or a document is fine. It will also printed two-sided, which works great, and I use it a lot to save paper. It's pretty quick, too. It is supposed to consume less ink, so I hope that will turn out to be the case. We all are aware how expensive hp ink has been in the past. Also, you can see your ink levels by opening "Devices and Printers" then opening the "hp Assistant." Finding out my ink levels on my F4180 was such a hassle, and now it's easy. About the hookup, I had trouble getting the wireless connection working, so I just plugged in the cord and it worked immediately. If you're a techie, which I am not, you could probably have it up and running wirelessly in nothing flat. This printer does not have a document feeder, so if that's important to you, look for something else. The ink cartridges are easy to change. The colors can be changed out separately, so if you run out of blue or red, for example, just switch out the one that runs out. I'm sure this printer does more than I know it does, too, but it has been great for what I use it for so far. I hope this review helps you readers; I almost always read reviews before I buy something if they are available. I am budget conscious, yes, but more descriptively, VALUE conscious.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Printer HP6520 is an Ok printerPosted .
Printer HP6520 I enjoy the wireless ability after troubleshooting for several hours to trace down why my printer took so long to print. The physical setup was simple; however following the instructions on the installation disc was a bit confusing because some of the windows displays on the HP 6520 printer were not the same as mentioned on the instruction disc. Network wireless is just not as simple as it is made out to be. Some say just 20 minutes but really took at least an hour. For those who are not tech savvy, it would be best to have an experienced computer person alongside of you to answer the question where do I go from this point to that point. The touch panel is nice and displays colorful apps, more about this later. Paper Jams I now see why so many purchasers of this printer have the continuing problems of paper jams. The sheet pickup from the paper tray is designed to jam. I noticed that whenever I tried to add more paper to the paper tray, and the paper tray was not completely empty, the printer would jam. Looking into the paper tray I could see that the printer partially feeds a new paper sheet on to the rollers after each job is completed. When adding new paper to the tray, this partially fed paper then jams the printer by clumping up as the newly filled paper tray is pushed back into position. The clumped sheet has to be removed before the next printing job can start. On my previous HP C6820 printer, adding paper to a partially filled paper tray was no problem; however on this HP 6520, the design causes an immediate paper jam. The size of the paper tray holder only allows for about 50 sheets of paper which causes you to constantly fill the tray with more paper and, most likely, in the middle of a printing job. The design of the paper tray does not allow you to visually check how much paper is left in the tray without opening the tray, and thus causing another paper jam—pure frustration. Minor Annoyances The on/off switch is a small micro bar just above the written symbol for on/off. Unless you are looking for it you cannot see it. Most printers have a larger and lighted on/off switch. Also the lid edges to the scanner are so narrow, that sometimes when trying to lift the lid to scan you lift the top part of the printer and expose the inner workings and ink cartridges. Just a quarter of an inch more plastic around the edges would have prevented this problem. Another printer/sheet problem is that sometimes the printer will grab two or three sheets together in a lump and try to print on the top sheet only. If the print is successful all you can do is throw the other wasted sheets away. Do not try and put them back into the sheet holding tray, this will only cause another paper jam. Support My old HP printer after 5 years started crashing and paper jammed to a point I could not use it after a gear wheel broke; maybe a 20 cent part. I webbed HP printer support here in Phoenix and went down to the address listed on their web site only to find that they were not at the listed place any more. When I called the listed phone number on the web site the person said that they get many calls concerning HP, however they are not an HP office. I called a few other printer repair shops and they told me just to throw the HP printer in the trashcan and buy another printer. Web Connect Apps Read the fine print carefully before activating the apps. Yes, this printer has apps. Many of the apps automatically print 4 to 6 pages of information each week without your permission. What a waste of paper and valuable ink. Cartridges Probably the worst designed replaceable cartridges to date. Each slim ink cartridge, #564, has a large orange lever that has to be twisted off the cartridge to expose the ink before being placed into the printer. A couple of the levers in my first set of four cartridges were very difficult to twist off; one I thought I wasn’t going to get off and another cartridge almost flew out of my hand once the tab did come off. I recommend that when you are adding replaceable cartridges to your printer open each cartridge separately over the kitchen sink and then walk your open cartridge with a paper towel under it to the printer and install it. This will prevent you from having the ink cartridge drop or fly out of your hand and land on the floor and permanently stain the floor. The amount of force required to force the orange lever off the cartridge is ridiculous. All my previous ink cartridges had a simple lift off foil tab to expose the ink. Copying/Scanning This printer copies each sheet of paper very fast, as least twice as fast as my older HP C6820. Printing from the computer is also faster and colors are good. Have not tried the scanning into the computer yet.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I like itPosted .
I took the step of purchasing this printer because previously I had fallen for the cheap printer/expensive ink ploy that we all know so well. Tired of paying $30 for a color cartridge, and then being forced to throw half the ink away when the black portion was gone, I looked for a printer that would do things differently. I asked the salesperson point blank: which company is known for its low-priced ink? Answer: HP. I looked at the model below this printer in price, but the salesperson was not able to easily demonstrate the cruder-looking touch screen, so I rejected that model, and went to this one on sale, which, indeed, is easy to understand, I was steeled for all sorts of problems with setup, having read other reviews, but there were no problems at all. The wireless works easily. I like how I don't have to carry the laptop into the office to print. I'm only a light user, though, so I can't say how durable it is yet. Yesterday the printer spit out a printed document before I even realized it was done warming up. To me it's fast, much faster than my old all-in-one. The scanner actually works, too. And you have the option of telling it to only use black ink for copies. And the ink cartidges--yellow, blue, magenta, and black can be separately replaced when they are actually empty and do cost less than I was used to. I do not use it for photo printing, so cannot speak to that. Looks good on the desk. I like the paper drawer it has. So far so good.I would recommend this to a friend
Q: QuestionInk CartridgesThe Best Buy Salesperson did mention that this printer just comes with "starter ink" so I want to be able to purchase replacement cartridges for my gift recipient. In seeing what is out there, does this printer have 4 cartridge slots or 5? (I see that some printers have a photo black slot as well as a regular black slot) Thanks!
Asked by Wendy.
- A:Answer 4 cartridge slots, 3 color 1 black. We've printed @ a dozen photos &about the same number of pages of coupons, ink levels are down just a fraction - think the enclosed cartridges will last a while.
Answered by bellers
Q: QuestionDoes this come with a USB cable ?Was wondering if I have to buy a USB cable separately? I know it is wireless but since I'm buying for a gift for an elderly couple, I'd rather just wire it in. I have a wireless printer but the connection is spotty at times. I'd rather the gift recipient not have to worry about the connection. Thanks!
Asked by Wendy.
- A:Answer A USB Cable is not included.
Answered by bellersf
Asked by Gin.
- A:Answer It is an inkjet printer. Inkjets use ink cartridges, where a laser printer uses toner.
Answered by Wendy
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer This HP Printer is compatible with the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system directly out of the box with the installation disk that ships with the printer.
Answered by HP Team
Q: Questiontwo identical wireless printers in one areaIf I have two of these printers (exact same printers) within wireless range of my computer, will I be able to specify which printer I send my stuff to?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer Yes, each printer will have a different name/address.
Answered by CommunityAnswer
Q: Questionpaper tray questionHow muh 8x10 paper will this printer hold? It appears it doesn't hold very much or i'm loading it wrong. Seems like the photo tray has to come all the way out to load paper & it doesn't appear to hold much paper. Am i loading it wrong?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer Holds about 1/3 standard pack of paper. To fully load it is easiest to pull tray out, however I have had no issues loading with tray in place.
Answered by tarm1094
Q: QuestionAirprint Included?The description says it is Airprint capable. Does that mean it includes what is needed to print directly from an iPhone or iPad? Or does it mean that it can have an Airprint box connected to it?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer AirPrint is built in. You will need to install the free app on your iPhone or iPad. You will be assigned an email ID to enter in order to send pictures from your device. I tried it right after I got the printer, and it worked fine and was easy to do.
Answered by Anonymous
Q: QuestionWhy is my HP 6520 printer using so much ink?My old HP printer....the black ink would last at least a year(using grayscale) and the color almost 2 years.....I have had this printer less than 6 months..... I do not print as much as I use to and I have already gone thru the ink that came with the printer PLUS I am already getting low on the colored/black ink that I installed!!!!!!!!! There is no way I have printed 600 to 800 pages....the only reason I bought a new printer is because the old printer was not compatible with new computer......help please!!!!!!!
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer Can't respond to why you are using so much black ink on the newly-installed cartridge. The cartridges included with all new printers contain a minimal amount of ink -- usually just enough to last a few days with normal usage. That way, you have to turn around and buy a new supply of replacement cartridges. If you are not buying the high-capacity cartridges, you should look at doing so. They are more money up front, but the cost-per-page is usually significantly less than with the standard capacity ones.
Answered by Gabbygab