Can text documents or only photos be printed on the HP Envy 4520 printer

by Jane on April 26, 2017

The HP Envy 4520 Wireless Printer has been a popular inexpensive choice for photo printing. But some people have questions on whether this model can print text. Maybe this is because the company specifically calls the 4520  a photo printer and on top of this every picture show of this model shows it printing out a photo (like the one below).

Can it print text documents

Yes, besides being able to print board-less pictures of your family vacation the HP Envy 4520 can also print text. You will be able to print PDF files, MS word doc, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, webpages, etc. Basically, you will be able to print pretty much anything you need for school or work.

If you need to print on both sides of the paper it also provides two-sided duplex printing capabilities. The maximum paper size this model can handle is 8.5 x 14 inches.

Other features and specifications

All-in-one: Prints, scans, copies.

Printer technology: Inkjet

Dimensions: 17.52″ x 14.45″ x 5.02″

Weight: 11.9 lbs.

Wireless printing from mobile devices (iPhone, Android, tablets, laptops, etc.).

Supports both Windows and Mac

Maximum speed black photos 9.5 per minute.

Maximum speed color photos 6.8 per minutes.

Maximum speed black text 20 pages per minute.

Maximum speed color text 16 pages per minute.

Network: WIFI

USB: Yes

Would we recommend the HP Envy 4520 printer?

Whether or not we would recommend this model would completely depend on the needs of the person asking. Yes, we do believe this expensive model does hold value at its price point for both printing photos and text documents.

As we mentioned, this is a all-in-one printer which also works as a scanner and photo copier as well. Functioning as copier it is a bit slow but OK if you have the time to wait. As a scanner, we would rate it mediocre at best.

We would not recommend this model for a school or business needing to print out a high volume of pages. But if print speed is not a huge issue for you and are looking for an inexpensive model that provides the ability to print photos and text documents then we would recommend this for home use and possible school and business if printing volume will be low.



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