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.
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 use this printer for my small business and for personal use. I purchased it because of the features and the size. Also the inkjet replacement cartridges seemed to be reasonably priced. Unlike other users I did not have issues with the wireless set up. My issues is in it's performance and reliability. Print quality has not been good and now after about 7 months I cannot even get it to turn on. It does not seem to be well made. I have been troubling shooting as to whether any of these issues have to do with something on my end: It sits on a small file cabinet… could that not be stable enough? Do I not have the proper surge protector? I am frustrated. This is the second printer that has been a big headache. I am wonder if laser are more reliable and better constructed? Would love it if someone could give me an opinion on this. I am looking for something reliable.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Chicago Joe
from Chicago, IL
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Another fortunate user...
Easy To Use
Great Print Quality
Bought this with a new computer in December, 2013, as they were offering it cheaper than anyone else and it had all the features I was looking for plus some I wasn't.<br />The initial setup was not intuitive but, after a false-start I got everything working fine. The printer is not in the same room as the computer since I wanted it to be easily accessible to everyone in the household and this was the way it was setup and configured for use with all the computers here. I did the wifi setup and then setup on each computer (Macs) with the HP software. Lastly was the iPhones (4s & 5) & (older) iPads.<br />No problems printing, even thought it might be weeks between jobs.<br />Scanning is great -- double-sided scanning is possible through the software on your computer: it was easy and flawless. You can scan to SD cards, over wifi to Mac and to email via ePrint -- I've used them all and they work great. Uses separate color carts so you can replace ONLY the black is at runs out.<br />No strange noises. No periods of inability to use do to any weirdness. No problems at all to speak of. After having signed up for the ePrint I was concerned about more spam but that hasn't happened either. The only feature we don't use is the various printables that HP offers through their service (coupons, coloring things for kids, newspapers) -- though I did print the weather out once.<br />I would recommend this to my mother if she needed a new printer.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
The software is completely unreliable and HP cannot support it. Without the software,the printer is little more than a boat anchor. I guarantee that you will regret this purchase! Go check the Hp user forum, there are comments about all there printers not being installable and few resolutions. I would not only not recommend this to friend, but probably not to an enemy.