HP Envy Photo 7155 All-In-One Printer (Full Review)
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The HP Envy Photo 7155 All-In-One Printer prints well overall and is quick enough to compete in this generally slow category of home and small office printers. It is a step down from the HP Envy Photo 7855, the flagship model in the photo-focused HP Envy all-in-one (AIO) range.
The Envy 7155 competes directly with the Editors’ Choice Canon Pixma TS9120 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One but falls short in terms of functionality and print quality, particularly for photographs. However, the Envy 7155 is less expensive to operate with a membership to HP’s Instant Ink program than the Canon TS9120, making it a logical substitute for families and home-based offices on a budget.
The HP ENVY Photo 7155 is a good option for families and photo printing. The photographs seem colorful, and it has outstanding color fidelity, but if you print a lot, it can get fairly pricey because the single-color cartridge runs out so rapidly.
In terms of black-and-white and color papers, it doesn’t perform all that well because it produces very few pages and prints slowly. The scanner doesn’t allow duplex scanning and doesn’t have an automatic document feeder, which might be a problem for offices that need to process many pages or double-sided papers. On the plus side, it has excellent connectivity choices and high-yield cartridges are readily accessible if you frequently print large quantities.
HP Envy Photo 7155 All-In-One Printer
- 90-Day Warranty
- Thermal Inkjet
- High Print speed
- All-In-One Wireless Printer
The two-tone Envy 7155 (Which opens in a new window) resembles the HP Envy 7855 but lacks the automated document feeder (ADF) for feeding multipage documents to the scanner. It has a gunmetal-grey chassis and a matte-black scanner lid.
ADFs are uncommon on consumer-level photo printers like this, though. None of the Canon Pixma TS series photo printers, including the TS9120, have one, and you have to upgrade to the Envy 7855 from an HP Envy Photo model to acquire one. You’ll need to upgrade from the Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One to the XP-830 Small-in-One to receive an ADF from an Epson photo-centric AIO.
In any event, carefully consider if you require an automatic document feeder (ADF). Feeding numerous sheets to a scanner one at a time can be tiresome and time-consuming, but an ADF increases the printer’s size overall.
In comparison to the Envy 7855, which measures 7.6 by 17.9 by 19.8 inches and weighs 17 pounds, the Envy 7155, for example, measures 6.3 by 17.9 by 16 inches (HWD) and weighs 14.3 pounds.
In all respects, the Canon TS9120 is considerably smaller and weighs about the same. The Brother MFC-J775DW is another choice, this time in the entry-level, office-focused category. Despite having an ADF, it is also noticeably smaller than the Envy 7155.
The HP Envy 7155 All-in-One Printer, like the Envy 7855 and the HP Envy Photo 6255 All-in-One Printer, can accommodate up to 140 sheets of paper, with 125 sheets of regular paper in the main input tray and 15 sheets of premium snapshot-size photo paper in a small tray on top.
The maximum monthly duty cycle for the 7155 is 1,000 pages, and the 7855 and 6255 both propose a maximum monthly duty cycle of 300 to 400 pages. Duty cycle specifications for Canon’s consumer-grade machines are no longer available because the company no longer publishes them. The Brother MFC-J775DW has a monthly duty cycle of 2,500 sheets (Opens in a new window).
Connectivity features include dual-band Wi-Fi, USB direct connection to your PC, and Wireless Direct, HP’s version of Wi-Fi Direct. You can use Wireless Direct to connect the two if you have a wireless printer and a mobile device.
A peer-to-peer networking protocol, without connecting them to a router. Apple AirPrint and Mopria are two examples of third-party connectivity applications, while HP also includes its print program for printing emails and attachments. A slot beneath a thin cover on the left-front side of the Envy 7155’s chassis allows you to print pictures and other documents directly from SD cards.
The Envy 7155’s 2.7-inch capacitive touch display panel, which is the only control panel aside from a few buttons like Home, Back, and Wi-Fi, allows users to print from SD cards and cloud services, make copies, scan to a network drive, and conduct several other walkup operations. It is made largely to print snapshots before doing anything else (printing document pages, making copies, scanning documents, etc.), and its feature set is surprisingly extensive.
Text And Graphics, Good Photos
Overall, the output quality was good but far from flawless. In my tests, text, and graphics came out okay, while images turned out okay for a four-ink printer but not the greatest among consumer-grade photo printers.
Until font sizes reached lower than around s, even points or so, text appeared to be crisp, clear, and generally easy to read. So, besides papers requiring tiny fonts, the Envy 7155’s text output should be suitable for all purposes.
I printed full-page Microsoft Excel graphs and charts, as well as PowerPoint handouts, and they all looked nice, though I did notice some banding in some of the dark gradients and backdrop fills. These errors weren’t overtly ugly, and they didn’t make the documents useless. Still, they were occasionally rather obvious, so you probably wouldn’t want to use them in marketing or impressing documents.
Inkjet printers produce excellent photos, and it stands to reason that inkjet printers labeled as “photo” printers have even better shots. When using HP’s premium photo paper, which is specially developed for photo printing, the Envy Photo 7155 produces high-quality prints.
However, the Envy 7155’s photographs appear a little flat and lackluster compared to some of its five- and six-ink rivals (such as the six-ink Canon TS9120 and the five-ink Epson Expression Premium ET-7700 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer).
To see the changes, the typical user may need to compare images from these different printers side by side, but they are present. However, many home users still consider the Envy 7155’s photographic output above average.
Cost Per Photo
For this printer, HP provides two options to purchase Ink. One option is to buy the cartridges individually as needed, which will cost you an ongoing 10 cents for monochrome pages and 16.4 cents for coloring pages. This strategy could cost you one or more of your children’s educations if you print many pictures and colorful documents.
It’s a little more challenging to calculate the cost per page for the Canon TS9120 due to its six-ink configuration. Still, it’s at least a few cents less for black and color pages, just like all of Canon’s photo-focused Pixma TS series models and most other consumer-grade photo printers.
With HP’s Instant Ink service, which lets your printer check the ink levels in your cartridges and place orders for replacements when they run low you only pay 3.5 cents per page if you choose the highest subscription tier.
And that is for each page, whether in color or black and white, regardless of its size or the degree of ink coverage. In other words, the price of an 8.5 by 11-inch photo is equivalent to that of a plain text page with less than 5% black ink coverage.
Instant Ink is a fantastic deal if you intend to use the Envy 7155 primarily for photo printing. However, Epson’s Expression Premium ET-7700, a five-ink photo printer in that company’s now famous EcoTank super tank line, competes with it.
You should be aware of the Epson Ecotank, even if it is unlikely that it would print images, especially large ones, as cheaply as the Envy 7155 equipped with Instant Ink, and the printer itself is substantially more expensive. It prints black-and-white and coloring pages for less than one cent as an EcoTank model, and its five inks give slightly better r pictures.
If you intend to print many images and papers (more than a few hundred), you ought to take the Epson ET-7700 into account. The Envy Photo 7155 is one of HP’s Envy Photo models, and when used with Instant Ink, they all provide high-quality prints at some of the lowest running costs in the industry.
- Outstanding color accuracy.
- Reasonable photo printing resolution.
- A flatbed scanner with good color depth and resolution.
- Cartridges require frequent replacement.
- Expensive over time.
4.3 out of 5 Stars
HP rates the Envy 7155 at 14 pages per minute (ppm), which is 1 ppm and 2 ppm slower than the Envy 6255 and Envy 7855, respectively. I used a typical Intel Core i5 testbed PC running Windows 10 Professional to test the Envy 7155 through USB.
It produced a 12-page monochrome text document using Microsoft Word at 11.7 mph, 1.3 ppm slower than its rated speed and 2.3 ppm slower than the Envy 7855. The Envy 7155 came in slightly below the Canon TS9120 by 0.5ppm, though not by much.
Additionally, the Envy 7155 test unit outperformed the Brother MFC-J775DW by 3ppm in the test’s text section. It’s unusual for office-focused AIOs with similar equipment to perform better than their photo-focused rivals.
I merged the results from printing our color Acrobat, Excel, and PowerPoint documents with full-page embedded graphics and business charts and graphs with those from printing the 12-page Word test document in the next round of tests. The Envy 7155 printed all 26 pages of our test papers at a speed of 3.8 ppm in this instance, which is slow but not the slowest I’ve encountered.
However, it is 0.8ppm slower than the Brother MFC-J775DW, 0.8ppm slower than the HP Envy 7855, and 0.9ppm slower than the Canon TS9120, making it the slowest of the group. With a name like “Envy Photo,” it goes without saying that we’re interested in how quickly and beautifully the Envy 7155 prints images (which we examine below).
It took 44 seconds for each of our two 4-by-6-inch photos, which were incredibly vibrant and detailed. This is 12 seconds slower than the Canon TS9120 and four seconds slower than the HP Envy 7855 sibling.
The HP ENVY has a good resolution, especially for smaller print sizes. It supports a range of photo sizes up to and including 8″ x 10″, including 4′ x 6″, 5″ x 7″, and more. Additionally, it prints on a range of paper types, including ordinary printer paper, matte paper, and glossy paper for photos.
The Canon Pixma TS9120 Wireless With intuitive features like the 5.0 inches LCD touchscreen and enhanced user interface, Bluetooth printing, & document removal reminder, it’s clear to see why the Pixma TS9120 makes printing a breeze.
This device provides users with a simple setup thanks to its user-friendly app and an LCD touchscreen. However, the execution is lacking. The prints have color casts that shade the entire image, oversaturated colors, and decreasing quality as the print size rises. Even worse, this model has one of the highest anticipated costs per print.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the HP Envy Photo 7155 print documents?
With this device, you can print documents and pictures.
Is the HP Envy Photo 7155 an inkjet printer?
Black HP – ENVY Photo 7155 Wireless All-In-One Inkjet Printer with 5 Months Instant Ink Included.
How do I connect my HP Envy 7155 printer to WIFI?
Windows 11 and Windows 10 with version 1809 or later support HP Smart. To complete setup and support, download the HP Smart app.
· Install printer drivers and software.
· Register your printer and create an HP account.
· Install cartridges, load paper, and connect your printer to Wi-Fi.