Summary: This little gem is no longer sold by HP, so I came to Amazon to purchase one. The new one was $100 more than I originally paid and so I purchased this used model. I kept my fingers crossed hoping it would be okay. The seller included the cables and a printer cartridge and I plugged it in. Unfortunately, no CD with the driver was included.
Summary: Do not buy this printer....after my experience I'm going to stop buying from HQ altogether. I installed a fresh brand new cartridge and for some reason it kept seeing it as empty. HQ has some sort of proprietary memory in the printer that prevents printing if it deems the cartridge is empty (even when it's not).... Very angry. This is a brand new cartridge, but the stupid proprietary software is preventing any printing at all, all it does is blink.
Summary: As long as I keep it well inked, it runs smoothly and it is certainly easily handled. Every two weeks when I have housecleaning, I close the door and it peacefully goes asleep until the door is opened once again and it awaits another signal.
Excerpt: It can be compacted when you fold the paper tray in. The print quality is also pretty good, most of my documents come out crisp and do not smear. The only downside is that it turns on easily and puts a pop-up on every time you turn it on. So when I accidently bump the on button a big box pops up and it takes about half a minute before you can turn it back off. The HP Deskjet 1520 is a good buy for home use and provides good quality printing.
Summary: Hello. I write this message to warn everybody about buying this printer. I purchased this machine at Walmart for $15 dollars when my old printer was stolen. The price of both cartridges (black and tritone) is around $30, twice the price of the machine. HP is getting rich by selling these expensive cartridges. Don't by this printer; don't let corporate HP steal your hard earned money.