HP Photosmart 6520 e-All-in-One Printer
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HP Photosmart 6520 e-All-in-One Printer

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  • Gain a premium printing experience and standout versatility to do more—without a PC. From the e-All-in-One's vibrant, 3.45-inch (8.7 cm) gesture-enabled touchscreen, print lab-quality photos and everyday documents, scan directly to email,[13] make quick copies, and connect to Web content.[5] Print from virtually anywhere with HP ePrint.[1] Send prints directly to your printer—without a network—using wireless direct printing.[6] Adjust settings to save energy and paper with the HP Eco App.
  • Experience premium photo printing with this e-All-in-One's 3.45-inch (8.7 cm) gesture-enabled touchscreen & automatic photo paper tray with peek window. Print from virtually anywhere with HP ePrint,[1] share wirelessly,[7] and scan & copy with ease.

Ideal for

  • Printing lab-quality photos and everyday documents, scanning or copying from an intuitive touchscreen, and printing from virtually anywhere.[1]

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Printer specifications

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  • Print, scan, copy

Print speed, black (ISO, laser comparable)

  • Up to 12 ppm

Print speed, color (ISO, laser comparable)

  • Up to 8.5 ppm

Print speed, black (draft)

  • Up to 22 ppm

Print speed, color (draft)

  • Up to 22 ppm

Print speed

  • Either after first page or after first set of ISO test pages. For details see: http://www.hp.com/go/printerclaims

Printer page yield

  • Approximate yield. Actual yield depends on printer and specific use. See http://www.hp.com/go/pageyield for more information

Resolution (black)

  • Up to 1200 x 600 rendered dpi (when printing from a computer)

Resolution (color)

  • Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color (when printing from a computer on selected HP photo papers and 1200 input dpi)

Monthly duty cycle

  • Up to 1000 pages

  • Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output. This value provides a comparison of product robustness in relation to other HP LaserJet or HP Color LaserJet devices, and enables appropriate deployment of printers and MFPs to satisfy the demands of connected individuals or groups.

Recommended monthly page volume

  • 100 to 300

Print Technology

  • HP Thermal Inkjet


  • 3.45" (8.76-cm) diagonal touchscreen CGD

Number of print cartridges

  • 4 (1 each black, cyan, magenta, yellow)

Replacement cartridges

  • HP 564 Black Ink Cartridge (~250 pages); HP 564 Cyan Ink Cartridge (~300 pages); HP 564 Magenta Ink Cartridge (~300 pages); HP 564 Yellow Ink Cartridge (~300 pages); HP 564XL Black Ink Cartridge (~550 pages); HP 564XL Cyan Ink Cartridge (~750 pages); HP 564XL Magenta Ink Cartridge (~750 pages); HP 564XL Yellow Ink Cartridge (~750 pages). [For ink volume and page yield information, visit http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies].

Compatible ink types

  • Dye-based (color); pigment-based (black)

Print languages

  • HP PCL 3 GUI

Automatic paper sensor

  • Yes

Paper trays, standard

  • 1 plus automated 5 x 7-in photo tray

Paper trays, maximum

  • 1 plus automated 5 x 7-in photo tray


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Mobile printing capability

  • HP ePrint; HP wireless direct printing; Apple AirPrint™

  • Apple AirPrint™: Supports iOS 4.2 devices iPad®, iPhone® 4, iPhone® 3GS, iPod touch® 3rd and 4th generation capable of multi-tasking. Works with HP ePrint-enabled printers and all-in-ones. AirPrint™ and iOS 4.2 or later devices require an 802.11 wireless network connection to the printer. Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from the access point. AirPrint and the AirPrint Logo are trademarks of Apple® Inc. iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple® Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. HP ePrint: Requires an Internet connection to the printer. Feature works with any connected Internet- and email-capable device. Requires HP Web Services Account Registration. Print times may vary. For a list of supported documents, and image types, see http://www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. And for additional solution see http://www.hp.com/go/mobile-printing-solutions.

HP ePrint capability

  • Yes

Connectivity, standard

  • 1 USB 2.0; WiFi 802 b/g/n

Network ready

  • Standard (built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/n)

Minimum system requirements

  • Windows 8, Windows 7: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer; Windows Vista: 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer; Windows XP Service Pack 3 or higher (32-bit only): any Intel® Pentium® II, Celeron® or compatible processor, 233 MHz or higher, 750 MB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer 6 or higher. Windows 8: hp.com/go/Windows8

  • Mac OS X v10.6, Lion, Mountain Lion; Intel® Core™ Processor; 1 GB HD; CD-ROM/DVD or Internet; USB

Compatible operating systems

  • Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (Service Pack 2)* or higher (32-bit only); Mac OS X v 10.6, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion

Memory specs

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Memory card compatibility

  • Secure Digital, MS Duo

Memory, standard

  • 128 MB

Memory, maximum

  • 128 MB

Paper handling

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Paper handling input, standard

  • 80-sheet input tray, 20-sheet photo tray

Paper handling output, standard

  • 20-sheet output tray

Duplex printing

  • Automatic (standard)

Envelope input capacity

  • Up to 5 envelopes

Borderless printing

  • Yes (up to 8.5 x 11 in, 216 x 297 mm)

Finished output handling

  • Sheetfed

Media sizes supported

  • Letter, legal, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in, No. 10 envelopes

Media sizes supported

  • A4; B5; A5; A6; DL envelope

Media sizes, custom

  • 3.5 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in

Media types

  • Paper (brochure, inkjet, plain), photo paper, envelopes, labels, cards (greeting), transparencies

Recommended media weight

  • 16 lb

Supported media weight

  • 16 to 80 lb

Media weights by paper path

  • Tray 1: A4, HP envelopes: 75 to 90 g/m², HP cards: up to 200 g/m², HP photo paper: up to 300 g/m², Tray 2: photo paper: up to 300 g/m²

Scanner specifications

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Scanner type

  • Flatbed

Scan file format


Scan resolution, hardware

  • Up to 1200 x 2400 dpi

Scan resolution, optical

  • Up to 1200 dpi

Scan size (flatbed), maximum

  • 8.5 x 11 in

ADF Capacity

  • None

Copier specifications

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Copy resolution (black text)

  • Up to 600 dpi

Copy resolution (colour text and graphics)

  • Up to 600 dpi

Copy reduce / enlarge settings

  • 25 to 400%

Copies, maximum

  • Up to 50 copies


  • Yes, eFax® (Web-based fax service requires an Internet connection to the printer and registration with third-party service)

Fax resolution

  • Up to 200 x 200 dpi

Power & operating requirements

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  • Input voltage: 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)

Power consumption

  • 18 watts (Printing), 4.8 watts (Ready), 1.4 watts (Sleep)

  • Power requirements are based on the country/region where the printer is sold. Do no convert operating voltages. This will damage the printer and void the product warranty.

Energy efficiency

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified

Operating temperature range

  • 41 to 104ºF

Operating humidity range

  • 20 to 80% RH

Dimensions & weight

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Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 17.32 x 21.73 x 6.3 in

Maximum dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 17.32 x 22.24 x 17.17 in


  • 13.67 lb

Package weight

  • 17.08 lb

What's included

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What's in the box

  • HP Photosmart 6520 e-All-in-One; HP 564 Black Ink Cartridge; HP 564 Cyan Ink Cartridge; HP 564 Magenta Ink Cartridge; HP 564 Yellow Ink Cartridge; Software CD; Reference Guide; power cord. [For ink volume and page yield information, visit http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies].

Cable included

  • No, please purchase USB cable separately.


  • World-class service and support. One-year technical phone support; one-year limited hardware warranty. Access to 24/7 award-winning support services through http://www.hp.com/support

Software included

  • HP Photo Creations

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Customer ratings and reviews for HP Photosmart 6520 e-All-in-One Printer

Rated 5 out of 5 by Outstanding! Unpacking and setup took about an hour or so. After installing software, you have to use touchscreen on printer to setup wifi password for your internet router. I used the cd to install on other computers I have here with no problem. Color printing, 4x6 photos are quick. even black and white on plain paper is fast. I like the fact that the printer holds both photo paper and plain paper in seperate slots in paper tray. this comes in handy when you want to print either and don't have unload one type and load the type of paper you want to print on. December 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by So far, so good Fairly easy set up, I have been able to use it with both desk top and laptops(3) in household quite easily. The "scan" and 2-sided print functions have been most helpful. December 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Small, Quiet Printer I now have 2 HP printers. My 6500 is used for general faxing, scanning and printing mostly black products. The Photosmart 6520 does all of my photo printing which is easy to use and the pictures are amazing without using photo ink. My only regret was I programmed printing envelopes and cannot find in the manual letting me make the correct settings. A good quiet and fast printer for my personal use. December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great features,easy to use This product is great, I love it. It is super easy to use and teh quality of the picture printing is excellent. Would buy it again and would recommend to friends and family. December 28, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by No real problems My complait is you dont have the paper catcher shown as a seperate part to the printer. Then after set up, I had no letter typing program on Windows 7 that would have HP steps for easy printing selection for photo feed and paper feed. I manage to develope 3 steps to do this but can never print buy selecting the printer Icon. I called HP and basicly receive "We can't help you" Robert December 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reliable My HP 5180 served me faithfully for the past six years and would probably go on for another, but I needed a printer that would print on both sides of the paper. My new HP 6520, which I just put up and running, is a mechanical marvel. I don't know how HP can continue with their improvements and still keep the price so low. December 25, 2012

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Owner support

Warranty information

This product is covered by the standard HP warranty

Support information

Support for this product is provided by HP Customer Care

Returns & exchange information

The HP Home & Home Office Store will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 21 days after delivery

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Special features


Wireless networking included

Duplex Printing

Automatically print on both sides of the page

Individual Inks

Replace only the individual ink cartridge that runs out

HP ePrint

This product has HP ePrint features

Web connected w/apps

Web apps that you can access on your printers control panel

Wireless direct print

Print on the go with the wireless direct feature


eFax Online fax service

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