The HP Photosmart 7520 is an all-in-one inkjet printer with scan and copy functions, an automatic document feeder, built-in faxing, and Wi-Fi networking. It works with both Windows and Mac OS. Individual cartridges for each color let you change only the ones that are empty. The capacity of the main paper tray is 125 sheets, a typical size. It also has a separate tray for snapshot-size photo paper. There's an automatic document feeder to let you copy or scan a stack of pages in one operation. The printer has a medium-size 2.1-inch display screen that can preview photos to be printed from a memory card.
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HP continues to have the largest market share in this category. With a plethora of products announced throughout the year, its offerings satisfy all types of consumers.
Features & Specs - HP Photosmart 7520
Built-in fax For an all-in-one printer, a built-in fax modem that lets you fax what you've scanned without the need for assistance from the computer's own communication hardware.
Memory-card reader Indicates whether the printer has a built-in memory-card reader. If so, this feature lets you print image files from a digital camera's memory card without using a computer. You can also transfer the files to a computer.
MS (Memory Stick),SD (Secure Digital),MMC (MultiMedia)
LCD viewer Printer has a built-in LCD screen for viewing and editing images from a memory card. The screen is small, usually only 1 to 3.5 inches, and editing capability is very limited.
Individual color tanks Some inkjet printers use a separate tank for each color. Others have tri-color cartridges with three colors in one. Individual tanks let you replace only the color that runs out rather than tossing a tri-color cartridge that may have some ink left.
Individual color tanks
Can print if color empty Can still print (usually in black and white only) if color ink cartridge runs out. May require changing a setting.
Can print if color empty
Auto-duplexing Can print automatically on both sides of the paper.
PictBridge This feature allows direct printing (without the use of a computer) from any brand of digital camera to any brand of printer. It relies on a USB connection.
Networking The ability to connect to a home network for printing from a computer either via an Ethernet or a WiFi connection. Ethernet is the common wired network and WiFi is the wireless format commonly found in laptop computers.
I bought this printer especially to print photos, along with routine text printing. I continue to be extremely disappointed in its ink problems. All was well until I began to replace ink cartridges. EVERY time I replace, I have severe printing problems. I cleaned print heads before it was a month old. With each replacement, I have to remove the cartridges and clean again. Prints are often streaked, or one color dominates. I very much regret buying this printer.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Elk Grove, CA
Easy To Use
Great Print Quality
I don't know why others have had issues with this printer. The connectivity works great, installing ink or paper is easy. I have printed photos from afar onto this printer using the apps. Maybe I was just lucky and got a good one. Always have bought HP and not had any problems. Purchase new ones for the improved photo quality, or connectivity.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Former HP Customer
from New Jersey
Don't Buy the HP 7525 Printer
Wifi Not Reliable
The HP 7525 has given me nothing but frustration. The initial set up was difficult, but I was eventually able to get several laptops connected and printing. The next day no one in my house was able to print and the printer status was offline. The printer reported that it was connected to the network with a valid IP address, but none of the computers could connect to the printer. I made several calls to the HP Support line, but they could not fix the problem. I was using the USB cable to print until I could find time to return the printer to Costco. Suddenly the black ink stopped working. I noticed on the HP Support forum that others have had this problem as well. I called HP and they walked me through cleaning the printer heads. After reinstalling the printer head the printer reported a failure in the printer's ink system. It is unbelievable how bad this product performs and HP should recall this defective product. I am waiting for them to replace the printer under the warranty. <br /><br />Please take my advice and don't waste your time buying this printer.