HP Photosmart 7520 review

Photo-orientated multifunction printer

HP Photosmart 7520 review
The HP Photosmart 7520 prints text as well as an Officejet

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.