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

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UPC: 886112774059   Part: CX017A#B1H


  • 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™, Mopria-certified

  • 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 Great Deal for Price This printer has met or exceeded my expectations. Prints duplex, single side, PICTURES look great without special PHOTO Ink. I don't understand all the whiners regarding INK.....do you think the manufacturers make their money on a $119 printer?? It's the INK. Geeesh. So buy OEM ink - or use the HP Rewards offer, save up to 10% and FREE next day delivery on ink. As for the PICTURE tray complaints I've seen...mine works just as advertised, I suspect any complaints there are USER related. GREAT DEAL FOR THE PRICE. July 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Useless Photo Printing-Tray does not work Printer will not pull photo paper from the right tray. If you contact HP they tell you to keep pushing the photo tray in and hope it connects. Took me 30 minutes to print two photos and only one worked. This printer is OK for regular printing but otherwise totally useless fro photos. July 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Could have been a great printer :( Bought this printer because of it's features: 1. Wireless (not really - requires no more than 3-5 ft. from modem. Might as well use the ether cable!) 2. Duplex printing (works well if you can get it to print.) 3. Sleep mode - (this is the worst) goes to "sleep" after 15 min. Computer can no longer "find" the printer and tells me the printer is off line. Unable to print. Then the printer has to be rebooted, the MacBook Pro has to be re-booted and then it might print, if it can find the wireless network. 4. Does print very well for photos - if all the devices can find each other. 5. Prints wirelessly from my iPhone & my iPad, if the printer isn't asleep. (It's always asleep, so the printer has to be rebooted.) Can not recommend. Really not wireless, and the sleep issue is unresolvable, per the manufacturer. A week after I bought the printer, I called tech support, and they said just keep it turned off until you need it. What a ridiculous software design! Seriously - at least give us a larger window to keep the printer "awake"!!! 30 min or 60 min while we're working on a project. VERY POOR DESIGN. Fatal flaws, and I love HP printers, but this one is a huge disappointment. The printer isn't near any cordless phones or microwaves or anything metal. My printer is only 15 ft. or so from the modem, so it only has "2" out of 5 bars on the wireless connect test. Very sad. July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very happy with this printer I am very much a senior citizen. When the printer arrived, I could hardly wait to unpack and set it up. I thought I would have to call one of the boys to help me, however, I was able to accomplish the Job myself in short time. Setup worked like a charm. I was amazed. We do have wifi here in the house. IPad prints just fine as well as laptop. Makes sharp copies also. July 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Worst business expense EVER Out of the box this guy hogged ink. Maybe 10 (simple text non photo like a receipt) pages and then the ink cartridges needed to be replaced. I don't print a lot so I figured maybe it is what it is? Until the black stopped printing altogether. Cleaned print head, adjusted alignment, tech support, blah blah blah. Warranty is one year. I had for a year and 1 month. It would cost more to get repaired than to buy a new one and get another year warranty, although I could have bought 1 1/2 with the money I spent on ink alone the year I had it. I was not offered an extended warranty when I purchased but could spend $20 more on a new one and get 2 yrs covered. (So mine would been fixed for free had this been an option) that's only more frustrating? Kinkos is cheaper at $1 a page for my printing needs. Maybe I just got a dud? Or do people have to pick up 2nd jobs to pay for their printing? Teardrops on my printer. : ( July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Good I am very pleased with my printer. July 20, 2014

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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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