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HP CQ890C Designjet T520 24-in large format e Printer

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Category of printer:

  1. This printer is categorized as an entry level printer for the user who has low volume of print outs
  2. It is available in two sizes that would be the 24 inches and the 36 inches
  3. If you print volume is high then this machine may not be able to keep up with the speed required for volume prints
  4. Typical Prints speeds that are achievable are 35 seconds for an A1 print (color/mono)

Build Quality:

  1. The build quality of this printer is a combination of plastic and metal components.
  2. The machine is light weight and easy to transport from one location to another.
  3. At the outset it does feel a little too plastic however upon reviewing the video below it does not affect the performance of the machine.
  4. If your looking for something extremely rugged or in conditions which are harsh this may leave you wanting more.
  5. The touch screen is great and its very responsive to the touch.

Technological Advances:

  1. There are numerous technological advances that the T520 Desingjet has to offer.
  2. WiFi Connectivity this is the only printer in the CAD and Reprographic range that offers full WiFi connectivity
  3. This means in a fully WiFi connected office there is no need for any pesky wires to be running about.
  4.  This allows users the freedom to send jobs over their wireless network and even through the cloud for cloud printing
  5. Job Processing is also good with its 1 gb ram for fast data processing
  6. It is important to note that the T520 is the only large format plotter available with this ram capability.
  7. A plotter that is equipped with this amount of ram means that the processing is faster.
  8. One thing to note is that print speed should be calculated by job processing + actual print speed which i will write about later.
  9. The screen is equipped to let users clearly see what is being printed, in the preview screen
  10. Bypass tray is equipped to handle A4 and A3 print out capability
  11. This means you can seamlessly print A4 and A3 drawings without the stress of changing the roll that has been loaded.
  12. DPI: 2400 x 1200 optimized dpi meaning that fine lines and details are clearly and easily distinguished
  13. Connectivity is done through Ethernet, WiFi and USB so you will have many options to choose between connections

Ink Consumption:

  1. The HP Designjet T520 is unique in its method of deploying inks..very unique indeed.
  2. Unlike most large format plotters that pumps the inks through the internal tubes.
  3. This plotter does not do so, what it in fact does is a direct from ink tank to print head to paper configuration
  4. This means inks doesn’t run through any unnecessary tubing which allows for evaporation.
  5. Less evaporation and no maintenance ink tank means that your consumables to buy are much less
  6. The ink tanks however are smaller in capacity roughly about 38ml for a black cartridge and 29ml for the color
  7. The good thing however is that there are only 4 colors to print CMYK.
  8. This means that unlike most other HP and Canon plotters you only need to purchase 4 ink cartridges.
  9. This makes it a very efficient machine when it comes to printing, though you may need a set of cartridges around as a spare in case of running out.
  10. Print head which is an expensive component of a plotter this machine promises a long print head life with no print head change over the natural lifetime of your printer.

Customer questions & answers

Q: Does this printer come with ink or do I need to purchase it separately?
A:  It comes with printer. If you want to purchase more ink, it is better to order from

Q: What's the maximum size I can print with this?
A: 24" wide 150'

Q: Does this printer also have a scan capability, or is it print-only?
A: No. just printing.

Q:Can this printer print banners?
A: You can print banner using polypropylene paper (normal and adhesive).

Q: Where Is the best price for HP large format  Designjet T520 ?

Compatible cartridges: CZ129A HP 711 38-ml Black; CZ130A HP 711 29-ml Cyan;CZ131A HP 711 29-ml Magenta;CZ132A HP 711 29-ml Yellow;CZ133A HP 711 80-ml Black;CZ134A HP 711 3-pack 29-ml Cyan;CZ135A HP 711 3-pack 29-ml Magenta;CZ136A HP 711 3-pack 29-ml Yellow

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HP DesignJet T520 ePrinter/Plotter (24 inch) Specs


  • Printer Type
    24" large-format printer - ink-jet - color
  • Manufacturer


  • Type
    power supply
  • Nominal Voltage
    AC 120/230 V
  • Frequency Required
    50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption Operational
    35 Watt
  • Form Factor


  • Mobile Printing Capability
    HP ePrint


  • Inkjet Technology
    HP Thermal Inkjet
  • Ink Palette Supported (Colors)
    4-ink - cyan, magenta, yellow, pigment black
  • Minimum Ink Droplet Size
    12 pl (black), 5.5 pl (color)
  • Ink Cartridge Configuration
    4 cartridges (1 each: cyan, magenta, yellow, black)
  • Technology
  • Print Speed
    Up to 0.6 min/page - black draft - ANSI D (22 in x 34 in)
    Up to 0.6 min/page - color draft - ANSI D (22 in x 34 in)
  • Built-in Devices
    cutter, touch screen
  • Connectivity Technology
  • Interface
    USB, LAN
  • Language Simulation
    CALS G4, HP GL/2, HP RTL, PCL 3
  • Type
    large-format printer
  • Min H-Document Size
    8.25 in
  • Max H-Document Size
    24 m
  • Max V-Document Size
    18 in
  • Media Type
    bond paper, coated paper, film, glossy paper, glossy photo paper, heavy-weight coated paper, matte film, photo paper, plain paper, recycled paper, satin photo paper, semi-gloss photo paper, vellum paper
  • Media Sizes
    A1 (23.4 in x 33.1 in), ANSI D (22 in x 34 in), Roll (24 in x 150 ft)
  • Min Media Weight
    60 g/m²
  • Max Media Weight
    280 g/m²


  • Voltage Required
    AC 120/230 V
  • Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep
    0.3 Watt
  • Frequency Required
    50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption Operational
    35 Watt


  • Pricing Type
    GSA Trade Compliant
  • Microsoft Certifications
    Compatible with Windows 7
  • TAA Compliant


  • Networking
    Print server
  • Data Link Protocol
    Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
  • Connectivity Technology


  • Installed Size
    1 GB
  • Max Supported Size
    1 GB


  • ENERGY STAR Certified


  • Max Resolution B/W
    2400 x 1200 dpi
  • Max Resolution Color
    2400 x 1200 dpi


  • Service & Support
    Limited warranty - 1 year
  • Service & Support
    Limited warranty - 1 year


  • Min Media Size (Custom)
    8.25 in
  • Max Media Size (Custom)
    24 in x 18 in
  • Media Thickness Range
    up to 0.0012 in
  • Media Weight
    60 g/m² - 280 g/m²
  • Media Type
    Plain paper, photo paper, glossy photo paper, bond paper, recycled paper, film, coated paper, heavy-weight coated paper, semi-gloss photo paper, matte film, vellum paper, satin photo paper, glossy paper
  • Media Sizes
    A1 (23.4 in x 33.1 in), ANSI D (22 in x 34 in), Roll (24 in x 150 ft)


  • OS Required
    Apple MacOS X 10.6, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenServer, Linux, Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (32/64-bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bits), Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition x64 Edition SP3, Microsoft Windows XP Professional 64-bit Edition SP3


  • Copier Type


  • Sound Emission (Idle)
    16 dBA
  • Sound Emission (Operating)
    48 dBA
  • Min Operating Temperature
    41 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F
  • Humidity Range Operating
    20 - 80%


  • Media Type Class
    film / transparencies, other, photo paper, plain paper
  • Media Size Class
  • Large Format Printer Size


  • Brand
  • Product Line
    HP DesignJet
  • Model
    T520 ePrinter
  • Localization
    English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Country Kits
    Canada, United States, Latin America
  • Packaged Quantity
  • Compatibility
    Mac, PC


  • Connector Type
    4 pin USB Type B, RJ-45
  • Type
    LAN, USB 2.0
  • Total Qty


  • Type
  • Functions
  • Printing Technology
  • Printing Output Type


  • Width
    38.9 in
  • Depth
    20.9 in
  • Height
    36.7 in
  • Weight
    74.96 lbs


  • Width (Shipping)
    44.2 in
  • Depth (Shipping)
    22.7 in
  • Height (Shipping)
    24.6 in
  • Weight (Shipping)
    110.23 lbs


  • Inkjet Technology
    HP Thermal Inkjet
  • Color
  • Photo Printing Capability
  • Minimum Ink Droplet Size
    12 pl (black), 5.5 pl (color)
  • Ink Palette Supported (Colors)
    cyan, magenta, yellow, pigment black
  • Ink Cartridge Configuration
    4 cartridges (1 each: cyan, magenta, yellow, black)


  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities


  • Max Speed
    0.6 min/page
  • Media Size
    ANSI D (22 in x 34 in)
  • Output Quality
    black draft, color draft


  • Interface
    LAN, USB


  • Type
    1 year warranty


  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year


  • Operating System
    MacOS X 10.6, Windows 7/Vista, Windows XP SP3
  • Processor Type
  • Processor Speed
    1 Hz
  • Min RAM Size
    1 GB, 512 MB
  • Min Hard Drive Space
    1 GB, 2 GB


  • Manufacturer


Model NumberCQ890C
Printer Functions Print
Type DesignJet
Color Black
Connectivity USB, Ethernet & Wi-Fi
Weight 50.00 kg
Printhead C1Q10A HP 711 Designjet Printhead Replacement Kit
Compatible cartridges CZ129A HP 711 38-ml Black; CZ130A HP 711 29-ml Cyan;CZ131A HP 711 29-ml Magenta;CZ132A HP 711 29-ml Yellow;CZ133A HP 711 80-ml Black;CZ134A HP 711 3-pack 29-ml Cyan;CZ135A HP 711 3-pack 29-ml Magenta;CZ136A HP 711 3-pack 29-ml Yellow
Dimensions (W, H, L ) in cm 112.3 x 62.6 x 57.7
Warranty 1 year warranty