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Looking for a versatile and networked wide format printer? Consider the HP DesignJet T520

Posted by Liz 21/03/2018 0 Comment(s) Prizma,HP,

One of our greatest priorities here at Prizma Graphics is to provide the wide format printing solutions that represent the best match for our customers’ needs, in relation to both print quality and volumes.


Let’s imagine, for example, that you are responsible for a design studio, engineering or architectural practice and are seeking a compact and versatile printer capable of producing as many as 70 A1 CAD technical prints per hour, as well as maps, in-house posters and colour presentations.


We have a printer that perfectly fits this brief – and it’s called the HP DesignJet T520.


What makes the T520 stand out?


The HP DesignJet T520 is available in A1 24” and A0 36” variants, both of which represent the ideal office-ready and easy-to-use solution for wide format printing.


This in-demand compact and standalone printer’s many eye-catching features include the ability to print a single A1 CAD technical drawing in just 35 seconds, as well as a stand and media bin for catching prints as they are automatically cut.


The T520 uses four colour inks – cyan, magenta, yellow and black – and incorporates a single roll feed for paper weights from 60gsm to 280gsm. There’s also a multi-tray for A3 and A4 cut sheets with paper weights of between 60gsm and 220gsm.


With a print resolution of up to 2400dpi, 1GB of memory for faster processing speed and a Wi-Fi connection that becomes usable when you place the printer anywhere within reach of your office Wi-Fi signal, the T520 is a formidable contemporary printer for CAD, maps, presentation prints and in-house posters alike.


A sophisticated printer for 21st-century requirements


Other perks of the HP DesignJet T520 that help to make it among the premier wide format printing solutions presently offered by Prizma Graphics include its full-colour touchscreen that simplifies navigation, as well as HP Click software for the easy printing of project sets and PDF documents.


You are also likely to appreciate the HP-GL/2 printer language that is advantageous when printing technical drawings and business graphics, given that it transfers large objects faster while requiring less disk storage space.


The T520 even enables you to print from your smartphone or tablet with HP Mobile Printing, in addition to printing emails with HP ePrint.


Which papers from our range do we recommend?


The exact paper that you are most advised to use with the HP DesignJet T520 naturally depends on the specific application you have in mind.


For CAD monochrome and line colour printing with light solid colour fill, for example, we would point you in the direction of our 80gsm or 90gsm inkjet plotter paper – the latter of which is also available in a 594mm width for printing to standard A1 size, meaning no need to trim. These are both high quality plotter papers that will give consistent results for light colour solid fill as well as line colour printing. And at a very affordable price.


Our 112gsm tracing paper is another recommended option for those seeking such results. With it’s smooth and uniform makeup, lay flat qualities and excellent transparency, this is often the paper of choice for architects and engineers for applications such as CAD overlays, design layouts and final drawings.


Alternatively, if you intend to produce presentation prints and in-house posters within the capabilities of the four ink cartridges, you may wish to investigate such possibilities as our 100gsm and 120gsm matt coated inkjet papers, or 165gsm and 180gsm matt poster papers. These heavier weight coated papers cope perfectly with the higher ink loads required for full colour prints with vivid colours and superb contrast, and also dry instantly to allow immediate handling. For an alternative, high quality finish and the same instant drying qualities, consider our Satin Photo Paper in, for example, 190gsm weight which will enable you to achieve sharp, brilliant images and fantastic colour contrast.



A top-selling and renowned wide format printer


With both versions of the HP DesignJet T520 in stock right now here at Prizma Graphics and available for next-day delivery, there may have never been a better time to take a closer look at this highly-rated office printer’s many benefits. One of our customers has already done so, and has found the HP T520 the perfect solution for his plotting requirements :


Graham 15/04/2018
We are a small architectural practice and our Designjet 130 which had provided many years of reliable service decided it really had had enough and just wanted to retire. We have some very simple specific requirements when it comes to plotting - in house, low usage, low maintenance, simple to use, mostly basic black and white with some colour but occasionally presentation to a high standard. Sizes varying from A3-A1.
It appeared the T520 would be an ideal replacement and with that we sent out some preliminary enquiries to various suppliers. Prizma Graphics were not a company I had really come across before but they responded in a very positive manner answering any queries quickly and keeping in touch. Whilst prices in this particular market are very keen this combined with Prizma Graphics excellent level of customer service convinced us to proceed with the order. To date I have not been disappointed with both their continued level of support and the performance of the plotter.

Remember that when it comes to all things wide format printing solutions, there’s really no need to trust any online store other than Prizma Graphics! 

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