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HP DesignJet T520 ePrinter Inkjet Large-format Printer

HP DesignJet T520 24" A1 ePrinter CQ890A

  • Description

    T520 with architectural rendered BIM image

    The HP Designjet T520 24-in A1 printer is ideal for Architectural / AEC applications. Although similar in appearance to the Designjet T120 it has several distinct differences & it also available in a larger format 36-in A0 Variation.

    Significantly the Designjet T520 can print at up to 70 A1 Prints per hour in fast mode compared to the T120's 40 A1 per minute

    If you create Architectural renders or heavy graphics it also has the advantage of 2400dpi compared to the T120 at 1200dpi & to cope with these larger files sizes it comes with 1GB memory as standard, the T120 has 256MB which can not be upgraded. Additionally if you are upgrading from an older Designjet then you may well be using HPGL/2 which is included on the T520 but isn't available on the T120. Finally the Designjet T520 comes with the optional stand as standard and a clear plastic dust cover over the roll.


    This four colour CAD plotter is capable of delivering high quality Graphics as well as quick mono plots and at a fraction of the cost of older HP Designjet Models. It is ideal for printing CAD / Construction drawings.


    T120 Wi-fi ready

    Convenient Connectivity - With  Fast Ethernet (100Base-T), certified Hi-Speed USB 2.0 & Wi-Fi all as standard.

    MOBILE - Easily print from smartphone or tablet 

    •Print straight from your Apple® or Android™  smartphone/tablet wherever you are with HP  Mobile Printing
    •If you’re on-the-go, attach your document to an email & send it direct to your printer via HP ePrint.


    T120 control PanelIdeal for users who wish to plot A1 A2 or even A3 wide format drawings and have the versatility to be able to print A4 word docs as well via the  handy rear mounted sheet tray which holds up to  50 sheets.

    T120 Roll Feed


    Media loading choices include an online 50 meter front loading roll feed, A3 - A4 cut sheet tray and manual bypass, with a diverse choice of medias.

    Media can be upto 280gsm from the roll or Sheet feed and manual loading of larger sheets up to 220gsm. NB - if using heavier rolls then maximum roll diamter is 100mm, therefore a 30mtr roll of 230gsm is appropriate.


    T120 t520 ink bay

    Ink Cartridges can be quickly replaced from the front and simply slide in to place. with a choice of an 80 ML High-Capcity cartridge or 38 ML Black and with Cyan, Yellow and Magenta in 29 ML which can be purchased in singles or a multi-buy pack of three of each colour.

    Ink levels are displayed on the control screen and on your desktop.

    T120 Stand



    The stand is included with the T520 but is purchasable as an option with a T120 (RRP £149 + VAT). It is supplied with a woven print catcher as displayed




  • Key features

    • Web connectivity & Wi-Fi certification
    • Up to 24-inch / 610mm or 36-inch 914 mm wide
    • Built-in media tray, Front roll and single sheet
    • 35 sec/page on A1, 70 A1 prints per hour
    • Print resolution of up to 2400 dpi
    • 1 GB RAM
    • 4 new Original HP inks and New long-life printhead
    • Original HP-GL/2 technology, HP-RTL drivers for Windows (optimized for AutoCAD® 2000 & higher); HP PCL 3 GUI driver for Mac OS X
    • Basic security and job accounting features from embedded web server (password administrator to enable/disable network, cloud)
    • Colour touchscreen with useful user animations
    • True print preview from the driver
    • Email projects to your printer and print
  • Specification

    Compatible operating systems

    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 v10.6, v10.7, v10.8; Citrix XenApp; Citrix XenServer; Linux (see http://www.hplip.net)
    Dimensions and weight
    Minimum dimensions (W x D x H) T520 914mm: 1292 x 530 x 932 mm
    T520 610mm: 987 x 530 x 932 mm
    Weight T520 610mm: 34 kg
    T520 914mm: 39.2 kg


  • What's in the box?

    HP Designjet T520 610 mm (24-in) ePrinter, printhead, spindle, introductory ink cartridges, printer stand, quick reference guide, setup poster, startup software, power cord, HP Designjet Utility for Mac and Windows®, HP Designjet ePrint & Share for Windows®, One-year limited hardware warranty

    FREE ROLL of Paper from plot-IT - Shipped from our warehouse

  • Our Opinion

    Great value with benchmark features, if your looking for a CAD plotter for a small design team then this is the product for you, the added advantage of the media tray makes this plotter a very functional device giving you great flexibilty.

    For busier design teams then a step up to the T790 maybe prudent with bigger ink cartridges teh T790 is cheaper to run and for customers whom use vectorworks or whom require the printing of higher volumes of PDF's then the Postscript Option of the T790 does give you an advantage.

    However, for first time wide format adoptees or users who are upgrading from an HP Designjet 500, 450, 600, 700 or older designjet you will see a huge gain, with more memory, quicker processing, longer length rolls which are top loading and most importantly a lower cost per page!

    Currently our top choice product!



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    HP DesignJet T520 24" A1 ePrinter CQ890A Brochure