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HP DesignJet T520 36-in Printer

  • This printer has been discontinued. Please shop for associated supplies.
  • Line drawings: 35 sec/page on A1/D, 70 A1/D prints per hour
  • Dye-based; 4 ink system
  • Media handling: Sheet feed, roll feed, input tray, media bin, automatic cutter
  • Fast Ethernet (100Base-T),Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified, Wi-FiSee all Specs
Designed to fit your office—and the way you work—this compact printer makes it easy to print architectural designs, maps, photos, and presentations with sharp detail up to 2400 dpi. Print easily from a smartphone or tablet with HP Mobile Printing.[2]
Small AEC teams who need to print large-format documents and CAD drawings, print remotely, and network a small office.
Print everything you need from architectural designs to presentations—in large format or half size. This compact large-format printer enables easy and convenient HP DesignJet quality printing up to 36 inches.

OFFICE-READY—Fits the way you work

Achieve accurate lines, sharp details up to 2400 dpi from the first print with a long-life printhead. The professional look and feel of this printer is designed to complement your workplace. Produce a range of applications including architectural designs, maps, photos, and presentations. Take advantage of the most affordable[1], compact 36-inch HP DesignJet Printer.

EASY—Convenient printing

Easily print project sets and PDF documents with HP Click printing software. Move this printer any time, any place—with Wi-Fi connectivity, all you need is a power plug.[2] The intuitive, full-color touchscreen simplifies navigation and printing. Easily set up your printer and connect everyone in your workgroup, thanks to built-in Wi-Fi.[2]

TRUSTED—HP DesignJet quality and reliability

Get HP DesignJet quality in small-format sizes—print half-size technical documents with the A4/A3 input tray. Access and print projects when you're away from your work place, using HP Designjet ePrint & Share.[1] Join the hundreds of thousands of users who trust HP DesignJet T520 Printers for outstanding print quality.[3] Email projects to your HP Designjet T520 ePrinter and print, via its Web connectivity features.[1]

Technical details

Functions

Print

Print Speed - Color (draft)

Mechanical printing time.

Resolution (black)

Up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi from 1200 x 1200 input dpi and Optimization For Photo Paper selected

Resolution (color)

Up to 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi

Print Technology

HP Thermal Inkjet

Number of print cartridges

4 (cyan, magenta, yellow, black)

Compatible ink types

Dye-based (C, M, Y); pigment-based (K)

Print languages

HP-GL/2, HP-RTL, JPEG, CALS G4

Mobile Printing Capability

Direct print from mobile apps on iOS, Android and Chrome OS; email printing with HP ePrint and HP Smart app for iOS and Android.

Connectivity, standard

Fast Ethernet (100Base-T); Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified; Wi-Fi

Connectivity, optional

Compatible HP Jetdirect print servers

Network ready

Standard

Minimum system requirements

Mac OS X v 10.6: Mac computer with Intel® Core™ Processor; 1 GB RAM; 2 GB available hard disk spaceMicrosoft® Windows® 7: 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor (1 GHz); 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit); 1 GB available hard disk space; Windows Vista® Ultimate/Business/Home Premium: 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor (1 GHz); 1 GB RAM; 1 GB available hard disk space; Windows® XP Professional/Home (SP3 or higher): Intel® Pentium® family or AMD K6™/Athlon™/Duron™ family (1 GHz); 512 MB RAM; 1 GB available hard disk space

Compatible operating systems

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate/Professional/Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate/Business/Home Premium, Windows XP (32-bit, 64-bit) Professional/Home, Windows Server 2008 (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2003 (32-bit, 64-bit); Mac OS X v 10.6, v 10.7, v 10.8; Citrix XenApp; Citrix XenServer

Memory, standard

1 GB

Memory, maximum

1 GB

Hard disk

None

Non-printable area (cut-sheet)

0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 x 0.2 in

Guaranteed minimum line width

0.0028 in (ISO/IEC 13660:2001(E))

Line accuracy

±0.1%

Maximum optical density (black)

8 L* min/2.10 D

Finished output handling

Sheet feed; roll feed; input tray; media bin; automatic cutter

Media sizes supported

Input tray: A4, A3; manual feed: A2, A1, A0

Media types

Bond and coated paper (bond, coated, heavyweight coated, recycled, plain, bright white), technical paper (natural tracing, vellum), film (clear, matte), photographic paper (satin, gloss, semigloss, premium, polypropylene), self-adhesive (adhesive, polypropylene)

Media sizes, standard

8.3 to 36-in wide sheets; 11 to 36-in rolls

Roll maximum output

150 ft

Roll external diameter

3.9 in

Media thickness

Up to 11.8 mil

Power

Input voltage (auto ranging): 100-240 V (±10%), 50/60 Hz (±3 Hz), 1200 mA max

Power consumption

< 35 watts (printing), < 0.3 watts (standby)

Operating temperature range

41 to 104ºF

Mechanical print time, color line drawing, draft mode, plain

35 sec/page

US D color line drawings/hr, draft mode, plain

70 D prints per hour

Mechanical print time, b&w line drawing, draft mode, plain

70 D prints per hour

Warranty

One-year limited hardware warranty

Software included

HP Click, HP DesignJet Utility for Mac and Windows

What's in the box

HP DesignJet T520 36-in Printer; printhead; introductory ink cartridges; printer stand; quick reference guide; setup poster; startup software; power cord

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This product can only be shipped via FedEx Freight Economy. Please expect a 3-6 day delivery schedule (could be longer for AK/HI). Due to the size of the product, it cannot be returned.

HP DesignJet T520 36-in Printer is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by BusDriverNICK from Excellent Product I purchased this a few months ago and am 100% satisfied...Great product, easy to use and excellent quality!
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by yurko from Not yet fully functional Not yet fully functional, despite 4 tech support sessions. The tech support person has been very helpful, but she has not yet been able to help us get landscape printing to work with our Mac based software.
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Billr423 from Great plotter! I bought this two weeks ago, and I am happy to have it. Wondering how to sync it with my computer.
Date published: 2019-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bell Office Furniture from Great Features Easy Set Up, Clean prints , Fast. Can be used for multiple plotstyles
Date published: 2018-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by ACT INC from Good printer, easy to work and it has become a nice addition to all the supporting equipment in our operation.
Date published: 2018-06-13
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I keep getting a &quot;There is a problem w/ the printer or ink system. Turn priner off, then on,. If problem persists, contact HP.&quot; Replaced black a second time, as that was the one indicated w/ an issue on this screen, but same issue. Suggestions?

Asked by: DerekK
Our apologies for the issues with this HP product! Please visit our HP Support Page for help resolving this technical issue. Online Support: For technical support with this product, visit HP Customer Support at http://support.hp.com. Social Media Support: To find solutions, ask questions, and share tips, join us on the HP Support Community at community.hp.com, on Twitter at twitter.com/HPSupport, and on Facebook at facebook.com/HPSupport.
Answered by: HP Team Rahmique
Date published: 2023-10-27

I love the ability to print posters and large format prints in-house, but after 2 years, the cut feature is causing severe problems. The cutter stops then blocks the print head. Even &quot;fixing&quot; the problem, it only cuts occasionally. Is there a true fix?

Asked by: Museum of North Texas
Hi and thanks for your question! Please visit our HP Support Page for help in resolving this technical issue. Online Support: For technical support with this product, visit HP Customer Support http://support.hp.com. Social Media Support: To find solutions, ask questions, and share tips, join us on the HP Support Community at community.hp.com, on Twitter at twitter.com/HPSupport, and Facebook at facebook.com/HPSupport.
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-27

Can Mylar film [4 Mil] be used on this plotter?

Asked by: KBinOhio
Thank you for your question! The HP DesignJet T520 36in has been discontinued. However, this printer is compatible with Bond and coated paper (bond, coated, heavyweight coated, recycled, plain, bright white), technical paper (natural tracing, vellum), film (clear, matte), photographic paper (satin, gloss, semigloss, premium, polypropylene), self-adhesive (adhesive, polypropylene).
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-27

can i get the software for this printer for windows 11?

Asked by: Tempo
The printer software, or drivers, will be available at this link: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-designjet-t520-printer-series/5263079/model/5263085
Answered by: HP Team Grant
Date published: 2023-05-30
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Return and exchange information
HP.com will not accept returns due to the product’s size.