HP DesignJet T520 (36 inches) Large Format Printer

Achieve fast and professional results with the award-winning HP DesignJet T520 36-in Printer, easy-to-use, compact, 4-colour, and A1/914 mm printer with WI-FI connectivity. Ideal for the small design studio in the AEC, CAD, GIS, Retail and Education markets, the HP DJ T520, combines feature-rich functionality and convenience to print from virtually anywhere.

Deliver architectural designs, line drawings, maps, photos and presentations without sacrificing quality, on-the go, with market leading, web-connected HP DesignJet Printers and HP Click printing software, HP Mobile Printing and HP Smart app. Users can connect to the printer while on the road, in the studio, or at the office and help boost productivity.

The HP DesignJet T520 36-in Printer is an ideal replacement for the HP DesignJet 510 printer, with improved printing economy, ease-of-use, print speed, and image quality. View specific improvements here:

HP DesignJet T520 Printer Series vs. HP DesignJet 510
HP T520
610 mm or 914 mm
HP 510
Ink cost per copy, colour & B&W Up to 30% lower
Ink cost per copy on GIS & rendered prints Up to 5%
Pages printed without replacing a roll 2 x more pages
Line drawings speed (on A1/D). Printed Fast Mode, HP Bright White Inkjet Paper (Bond) and Original HP inks. 35 sec 90 sec
File processing memory 8 GB 16MB
HP Embedded Web Server, HP Easy Print Care/Printer Utility and HP Web Jetadmin Yes No
Colour touchscreen with intuitive operation or print previews Yes No
Plug and Print directly from USB drive (TIFF, JPEG and PDF) Yes No
Line accuracy /- 0.1% /- 0.2%
Resolution 2400 x 1200 1200 x 600
Number of ink cartridges 6 4

At Design Supply, an HP Gold Partner and a DesignJet Graphics Specialist, we work closely with HP to provide the best solutions available to get the job done for your business and maximize your opportunities. With over 27 years of experience in the large format printer market, we offer expertise and knowledge in tailoring the exact solution for your specific application.

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The HP DesignJet T520 36-in Printer produces 2400 x 1200 dpi resolution and prints line drawings in 35 seconds/page or 70 A1 prints an hour. The HP DJ T520 Printer features 1 GB standard memory. The HP DJ T520 Printer accepts media thickness up to 11.8 mil. The embedded Web server features basic security and job accounting features including a password administrator to enable/disable network/cloud.

The HP DesignJet T520 36-in Printer features the new HP 711 printhead and new Original HP 711 Vivera inks. The new HP 711 printhead is designed to last the life of the printer. HP 711 inks use pigment black and dye-based colours to produce a wide colour gamut, sharp lines and text, smooth colour transitions, and smudge-resistant prints. HP 711 inks are mounted on the printhead carriage and are easy to replace. HP 711 colour inks are available in 29-ml individual cartridges and three packs and HP 711 black ink is available in 38-ml and 80-ml cartridges.

HP media compatible with the DesignJet T520 36-in Printer include HP Bright White Inkjet, HP Coated, and HP Heavyweight Coated papers and HP Everyday Adhesive Matte Polypropylene. There are multiple third-party media compatible with the HP DJ T520 Printer and our media specialists at Design Supply have the expertise to help you determine the best solutions for your particular printing needs.

Optional accessories for HP DesignJet T520 36-in Printer includes additional 36 inch spindles to accommodate for different media usage, such as technical paper and photographic paper, conveniently ready to load. An HP Jetdirect ew2500 802.11b/g Wireless Print Server is also available for the HP DJ T520 Printer.

Count on dependable support to create the best image possible from HP and Design Supply. For added peace of mind, HP Designjet printers feature a 12-month warranty. HP Care Pack Services, an extensive portfolio of installation and post warranty on-site support services are available to help you enhance your printing and imaging environment, protect your IT investment and grow your business. Ask us at Design Supply, and we can tailor the best solution possible for your needs.

If environmental factors are a consideration in your purchase of a large format printer, rest assured that HP incorporate a number of environmental initiatives into the design and manufacturing of HP DesignJet printers, cartridge, printheads, and media, as well as the recyclability of these components. HP Eco Solutions and HP Planet Partners programmes address energy usage, recycling, and renewing issues for printers, cartridges, printheads and media. HP even provide the HP Carbon Footprint Calculator for Printing to help you evaluate the energy consumption, paper use, carbon output and associated monetary costs of your printing.


The HP DesignJet T Series ePrinters won the BLI Buyers Lab “Wide Format Technical Printer Line of the Year” award in 2013. Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the leading global provider of information and testing services to the digital imaging industry. HP ePrint & Share received the BLI Buyers Lab “Outstanding Achievement in Innovation” in 2011.

Downloadable HP DesignJet T-Series Brochures


HP DesignJet T520 (36 inches)


Discover how simple large format printing can be with the DesignJet T520 36-in Printer. The intuitive, full-colour 109 mm (4.3 inches) touchscreen simplifies navigation and allows users to access and print files right from the printer. Complete work quickly and accurately with True Print Preview designed to help print what’s needed on the first try, saving time and supplies. Secure your investment with this easy to update Web-connected printer, and receive software and firmware updates automatically, every six months.

Process complex files at high speeds thanks to 1 GB RAM and H-GL/2 technology. Print half size technical documents with the A4/A3 input tray or up to 914mm, with convenient front-loading paper rolls. Install the HP DesignJet T520 36-in Printer where it’s most convenient and connect everyone in the studio, thanks to built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.

Whether printing to the HP DesignJet T520 36-in Printer from your laptop, Apple or Android smartphone or tablet the HP DJ T520 has a solution for you. Print from virtually anywhere with HP DJ T520, which includes mobile printing capability with direct print for mobile apps for iOS, Android and Chrome OS, email printing with HP ePrint and HP Smart app for iOS and Android. Additionally, a raster driver for MacOS and Windows is included, and Apple AirPrint, HP Print Services Plugin for Android and HP Print for Chrome app for Chrome OS are available for the HP DJ T520 Printer. Access and print large format projects away from the studio, automatically save copies to the cloud, access from virtually anywhere, and email projects to the HP DJ T520 Printer.


For over thirty years, HP has been transforming the way design professionals in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Geospatial and Graphics markets operate. In the late 1970’s, HP developed the first pen plotter and HP-GL graphics language, now the industry standard. In the early 1990’s, HP invented inkjet technology and applied it to DesignJet printers, making large format printing in black-and-white easy, fast and affordable. HP continued to innovate, and introduced colour, faster printing speeds, and the ability to print high resolution images and complex files in large format in the same decade. In the new millennium, faster printing speeds and sunlight-resistant UV inks were introduced, allowing Print Service Providers and Graphics Designers to create applications for both indoor and outdoor use. Photographers began to adopt HP large format printing to replace silver halide, demonstrating HP’s ability to deliver superior image quality with prints lasting up to 200 years. In 2010, with the rise of mobility and globalisation, HP launched its first generation of ePrinters with web-connectivity features and the first multifunction large format ePrinters with copying, scanning and printing in a single device. HP have shipped over 3 million Designjet printers around the world and are the leader in the market with the widest range of large format printers for design professionals, whether single or multi-user environments.

The HP DesignJet T Series Printers feature HP thermal inkjet technology and use a number of advanced HP proprietary technologies to achieve incredible accuracy, sharpness and superior colour fidelity. The HP DesignJet T520 24-in Printer features HP Scalable Printing (SPT), the HP 711 printhead and HP Vivera inks, and ColorPRO Technology.

HP Scalable Printing Technology (SPT) allows HP DesignJet T Series and Z Series printers to deliver higher quality at higher speeds with more ink colours. HP SPT is the result of HP’s investment of $1.4B and four years of research and development. SPT printheads were first introduced in 2005, and incorporate fluidic design and electronic control features required to meet the demands of commercial and industrial inkjet printing. HP thermal inkjet printheads are produced on a silicon wafer using SPT integrated circuit manufacturing processes customized for HP inkjet applications. SPT offers higher density circuitry that can place more electronic functionality on the printhead than was possible in previous generations of HP thermal inkjet printheads. Each SPT-based printhead incorporates electronic circuits that process input and output signals, manage power, control the drop generators and measure the printhead temperature. Ink channels, drop generator chambers and nozzles for the printheads are built tighter across the surface of the silicon wafer and the manufacturing techniques for SPT produce complete, integrated printhead structures with features that are defined and aligned together with sub-micron precision.

The HP DesignJet T520 36-in Printer uses the HP 711 printhead which features automatic self-maintenance and nozzle substitution routines to provide flawless image quality, lower running costs and more efficient ink usage during installation and cleaning routines and is designed to last the life of the printer. The HP 711 printhead represents a significant advance in printing performance compared to the HP 11 printhead used in the HP 510 Printer, with four times as many nozzles per colour and twice as many nozzles per inch (1,200 vs. 600). The HP Designjet T520 ePrinter Series is twice as fast as the HP 510 Designjet Printer. The HP 711 printhead is part of a module that integrates the four-colour HP Thermal Inkjet printhead with ink delivery systems for the four Vivera inks. The HP 711 ink cartridges are mounted on the printhead carriage and scan with it across the paper. The HP 711 printhead features 1200 nozzles per inch, and 1376 nozzles per colour. The ink drop size ranges from 5.5 picoliters (cyan, magenta and yellow) to 12 picoliters (black). To ensure dependable and consistent image quality every time, the drop-ejection performance of every nozzle is periodically and automatically tested with an Optical Drop Detector.

The HP DesignJet T520 36-in Printer features HP Vivera inks with the HP 4-ink writing system, designed and engineered together to provide high print quality, high reliability, and long life for HP 711 printheads. HP Vivera colour inks are aqueous dye-based (cyan, magenta, and yellow) for the best range of colour across a range of printing materials and to produce colours optimised for technical graphics and CAD applications. Precision colour-to-colour alignment in the HP 711 printhead and dye-based HP 711 colour inks deliver sharp colour lines and text, a wide colour gamut with smooth colour transitions. HP Vivera pigment-based black ink delivers sharp black lines and text with maximum black optical density. HP 711 inks are fast-drying and smudge-resistant and produce superior lines and text and smooth colour transitions in images, renderings and illustrations. HP 711 ink cartridges are mechanically-keyed and colour-coded to ensure they are inserted into the proper ink slot. Ink cartridges are easily removed by a simple push-to unlock/pull-to-remove motion and installed by pushing them into their slot until the lock.

HP DesignJet printers are part of the HP Eco Solutions programme, aimed at energy usage, carbon footprint, recycling and environmental considerations. HP Designjet printers meet strict energy efficiency guidelines without sacrificing performance or your productivity. HP Designjet printers are ENERGY STAR compliant to help you keep your energy costs down. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. HP also aims to make it easy for you to reduce the carbon footprint of your printing.

HP DesignJet printers are designed for recyclability. HP Planet Partners programme is for recycling your HP DesignJet ink cartridges. All HP print cartridges returned go through a multiphase recycling process where they are reduced to raw materials. These materials can then be used to make new metal and plastic parts and products. No HP print cartridges returned and recycled through HP Planet Partners are sent to landfill. Most HP DesignJet printheads can also be returned through the HP Planet Partners programme. When it’s time to upgrade or dispose of your HP DesignJet printer, HP offers several environmentally sound options for renewing or disposing of your unwanted hardware. HP Trade-in, HP Buy-back, and HP Planet Partners recycling programmes are all viable options. Design Supply will be able to help you decide which option is best for you.




  • HP DesignJet T520 36-in Printer: CQ893C
  • 1 x Printhead
  • Introductory ink cartridges
  • Printer stand
  • Quick reference guide
  • Setup poster
  • Power cord
  • One-year limited hardware warranty. Warranty and support options vary by product, country and local legal requirements

Software included

  • HP Click Printing
  • HP DesignJet Utility for Mac and Windows

Drivers included

  • Raster driver for Mac OS X and Windows

Mobile Printing:

  • Direct print for mobile apps for IOS, Android and Chrome OS
  • Email printing with HP ePrint and HP Smart app for iOS and Android

Printing Paths

  • Windows and Mac printer drivers, Apple AirPrint, HP Print Service Plugin for Android, HP Print for Chrome app for Chrome OS


  • HP DesignJet 520 36-inch Spindle: B3Q37A
  • HP Jetdirect ew2500 802.11b/g Wireless Print Server: J8021A


  • HP 711 38-ml Black Ink Cartridge: CZ129A
  • HP 711 29-ml Cyan Ink Cartridge: CZ130A
  • HP 711 29-ml Magenta Ink Cartridge: CZ131A
  • HP 711 29-ml Yellow Ink Cartridge: CZ132A
  • HP 711 80-ml Black Ink Cartridge: CZ133A
  • HP 711 3-pack 29-ml Cyan Ink Cartridges: CZ134A
  • HP 711 3-pack 29-ml Magenta Ink Cartridges: CZ135A
  • HP 711 3-pack 29-ml Yellow Ink Cartridges: CZ136A
  • HP 711 Designjet Printhead Replacement Kit: C1Q10A

Original HP large format printing materials:

  • HP Bright White Inkjet Paper 914 mm x 45.7 m : C1861A
  • HP Coated Paper 914 mm x 45.7 m: C6020B
  • HP Heavyweight Coated Paper 610 mm x 30.5 m: C6030C
  • HP Clear Film 914 mm x 22.9 m: C3875A

Service and Support:

  • HP Network Installation Service: UC744E
  • HP Monthly Next Business Day Onsite Support: U9MQ4E
  • HP 2 year Next Business Day Onsite Support:U6T82E
  • HP 3 year Next Business Day Onsite Support: U6T83E
  • HP 4 year Next Business Day Onsite Support: U6T85E
  • HP 5 year Next Business Day Onsite Support: U6T86E
  • HP 1 year Post Warranty Next Business Day Onsite Support: U6U05PE
  • HP 2 year Post Warranty Next Business Day Onsite Support: U6U07PE

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