I need a decent AIO printer for my home office. I wanted something similar to an old Canon AIO
that lasted for many years.
After searching for several hours I found the HP Envy 4520. This model seemed to have everything
I wanted. A black and tri-color cartridge, instead of four, five, or six seperate color tanks. The
compact dimensions were perfect for a shelf next to my computer table. Finally, Amazon had an
astounding number of reviews (almost 3,900) with an overall 4 out of 5 star rating.
Perhaps the unit I received was defective, but it had to be returned. After playing with all the software
and touchscreen settings I managed to produce acceptable prints. I could never create a decent PDF
with the scan function. Copying was the worst. A very clear black and white document produced
copies that were grainy and distorted.
I don't print, copy, or scan a lot in my home office. Since I don't print photos, all I need is a good
AIO, it doesn't have to be great!
I'm very disappointed that the Envy 4520 had to be returned. I prefer a two cartridge AIO (black and
tri-color) like my old Canon printer. Since I had such bad luck with the HP printer, I need guidance
or suggestions before trying again.