HP Photosmart 7520 review

Photo-orientated multifunction printer

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The HP Photosmart 7520 is a superb all-round multifunction printer, combining the stellar image printing we've come to expect from a Photosmart with features and qualities more commonly associated with Officejet printers, such as fax, ADF scanning, big paper tray and fast text printing. It also offers comprehensive mobile and web printing options.

We liked

Photo printing is near faultless. Colours are vivid, colour ramps smooth and consistent and skin tones accurate. It does a great job of printing default-quality prints on regular paper too.

Its text printing rivals an Officejet for both speed and quality, and its feature set is comprehensive.

We disliked

There's very little to dislike here. Some may bemoan the lack of Ethernet connectivity, but you can connect to your network through Wi-Fi, or print wirelessly from a direct connection.

The catch tray is flimsy, and not up to the build quality of the rest of the printer, and we wish the scanner lid hinges could accommodate scanning from thicker documents.

Final verdict

HP's Photosmart 7520 is a stellar printer for home use, but it's also more than capable for home office and small office use.

If you're looking for a quality printer that's great for both text and photo printing, look no further. This one's a prince among inkjets.

Tech Specs

Product TypeInkjet Multifunction Printer
Maximum Photo Print Speed16 Second
Green CompliantYes
Wireless LANYes
Standard Input Media Capacity145 sheets
ISO Color Print Speed (ppm)10
ISO Mono Print Speed (ppm)14
Maximum Mono Print Speed (ppm)14
Maximum Color Print Speed (ppm)10
Product FamilyPhotosmart
ISO Mono Copy Speed (cpm)7.5
ISO Color Copy Speed (cpm)7
Maximum Print Resolution9600 x 2400 dpi
Brand NameHP
Form FactorDesktop
Print ColourColour
Duplex PrintingAutomatic
Media SizeA4, A5, A6, B5, C6 Envelope, DL Envelope, A4 - 210 mm x 297 mm, A5 - 148 mm x 210 mm, A6 - 105 mm x 148 mm, B5 - 176 mm x 250 mm, C6 Envelope - 114 mm x 162 mm, DL Envelope - 110 mm x 220 mm, 300 mm x 100 mm, 130 mm x 180 mm, 100 mm x 150 mm, 216 mm x 297 mm
Multifunction DevicesCopier/Fax/Printer/Scanner
Duty Cycle1250 pages per month
Recommended UsePhoto Print
Optical Resolution1200 dpi
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR, WEEE, REACH
Copy ColorColour
Scan ColorColour
Fax ColorColour
Maximum Copy Resolution600 dpi
Number of Input/Multipurpose Trays Installed2
Number of Input Trays Supported2
Maximum Input Media Capacity145 sheets
Wireless Print TechnologyApple AirPrint
Country of OriginChina
Height220 mm
Width454 mm
Depth455 mm
Media TypePlain Paper, Brochure Paper, Inkjet Paper, Photo Paper, Envelope, Label, Greeting Card, Transparency, Borderless Media
Colour Depth48-bit
Copier TypeFlatbed
Product Model7520
Product NamePhotosmart 7520 e-All-in-One Printer
Product LinePhotosmart
Scanner TypeFlatbed
Screen Size10.9 cm (4.3")
Image SensorCIS
Manufacturer Part NumberCZ045B#BEV
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.hp.com/uk
Marketing Information

Enjoy HP's premier home printing experience. Print photos, copy and scan, fax and access web content via the large colour touchscreen, or print from virtually anywhere - at home or on the go - with wireless and mobile printing.

The HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One is ideal for home users wanting a premier home printing experience with lab-quality photos and the versatility of advanced paper handling, scan-to-email, fax and mobile/wireless printing.

Number of Copies99
Platform SupportedMac, PC
Package Contents
  • Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One Printer
  • 1 x Black Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Photo Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Cyan Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Magenta Ink Cartridge
  • 1 x Yellow Ink Cartridge
  • Software CD
  • Reference Guide
  • Power Supply
  • Power Cord
  • Phone Cord
  • Two-Sided Printing Accessory
  • Limited Warranty1 Year
    Standard Memory128 MB
    Transmission Speed4 sec/page
    Weight (Approximate)8.61 kg