Pros Prints nice documents if you use high settings. Customer service polite.
Cons HUGE scans. If you scan documents to email - forget it. Ten pages at 200 dpi is over seven mgs. It has caused nothing but problems for my business. May work with Mac - but just for photos. Mac or PC - can't email a readable file.
Summary What home office doesn't scan and email documents? If they're one page - maybe okay. It picks up a background on text documents and produces file sizes that are not email compliant. I don't care if you use a PC or Macintosh - impossible. We tried three different computers - with different operating systems. Called Customer Service and they agreed - this is not good for documents. Many reviewers have misled tons of people. Did they just use it for photos? NOT FOR HOME OFFICE. Tiny cartridges run out of ink so quickly.
Pros Eprint from anywhere, wireless in the home, Wifi direct for my visitors, easy way to print from iPhone, ipad, iPod's, and android phones. Print apps that keep the kids busy and wife happy, cheap ink (564 = $10-$12), separate photo paper tray
Cons The photo black doesn't last as long as normal black, but once I printed all the photos from my phone that I've been sitting on for ever, the photo printing tapered off to make a better balance with the other ink consumption.
Summary I would recommend this printer ten out of ten times for home use. I think its function is boundless with its built in and downloadable print apps. The kids print coloring pages from Crayola, Disney, nickelodeon, DreamWorks, National Geographic and more. My wife prints recipes, weekly and monthly calendars, check lists, coupons, and daily word games. I print daily news stories from USA today, New York times and others, I print crosswords, origami and paper airplanes to play with the kids. All of these apps are from the printer via the print apps, no computer needed. The ease at how I was able to print from our phones and tablets take the old "copy, scan, print, fax" into doing way, WAY more with my printer then I ever thought I would. I have it set into my home network so my desktop, laptop, ipads and other tablets could print from it wirelessly, but I also have wireless direct turned on. Basically it creates its own network for my friends and family to connect to so they can print their photos or whatever they want from their devices too when they come visit. I actually downloaded eprint on my mother-in-laws phone so she can print photos to our printer without needing to come over to our house at all.
Pros Don't know because it never worked.
Cons It's never worked, right out of the box. Ink cartridge errors, and paper jams.
Summary It never worked. Installing the 5 ink cartridges seemed simple, but the unit kept producing a cartridge error. I removed an reinstalled all of the cartridges four times, on the 4th try the error went away.
Before the forth time I used a razor to shave off bits of the orange covers that snap off. The covers left tiny bits of residue that may have been the problem. Who knows.
But now the unit paper jams. I can not get the unit through initialization because of the jams.
Insult to injury, I'm using HP paper.
Pros print quality appears decent
Cons printer disconnects from wifi network every few minutes & has to be manually reconnected (turn printer wifi off and then back on). A long discussion thread on the hp website addresses the issue and offers a bastardized solution to disable sleep mode.
Summary terrible wifi only printer. no option for connecting an ethernet cable to deal with above issue. Although above mentioned discussion thread (http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Printer-Networking-and-Wireless/HP-7520-loses-wi-fi-connection-What-can-I-do/td-p/2179509/page/8) was started in November 2012 and has 77 messages, no proper solution is being offered by HP. The solution listed above makes the display stay on continuously (sure to shorten printer lifespan and waste power).
Pros Photos are awesome. Ink is cheap.
Cons Purchased 3. First one returned because of connectivity issues. Second seemed to work fine, connected easily and all was well. Then jamming started. Every other print job jammed. Third does not connect at all and will not print from mobile devices.
Summary Guess I am done with HP 7520 and I am very disappointed too. I love the photos and that is truly the only thing I use a printer for. Luckily I purchased from Best Buy with warranty so have never had a problem returning them. I wish there was a really good photo all in one on the market that was wireless and connected seamlessly.
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