HP ENVY Photo 7155 All-in-One Printer
HP ENVY Photo 7155 is an All-in-One Inkjet Printer to take care of all your office’s important needs. Start printing, scanning, and copying while enjoying cheap and automatic ink ordering because the printer is ready for the HP Instant Ink Program.
Enjoy high-quality printing with a maximum resolution of 4800 x 1200 dpi. You can even enjoy productivity improvements with ISO print speeds of up to 14 ppm in black and 9 ppm in color. Automatic duplexing is also available for double-sided printing and you can use a 125-sheet main tray or a 15-sheet photo tray depending on the type of media you want to use.
You will find it very easy to make settings wherever you want thanks to USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity. When connected to a network, you can connect directly to the printer from a mobile device, making it easy to print photos directly from your smartphone. For scanning and copying, the printer is equipped with an 8.5 x 11.7-inch flatbed with 1200 dpi optical resolution.
In addition, the printer also offers a 2.65-inch touch screen for intuitive control and an SD card slot for printing directly from and scanning to portable storage devices. Below are the results of our complete tests so that you find what you are looking for.
The HP ENVY 7155 is a compact printer that is very similar to the ENVY Photo 7855, but they are shorter due to the lack of an Automatic Document Feeder.
- Height: 6.3″ (16.0 cm)
- Width: 17.8″ (45.2 cm)
- Depth: 16.1″ (40.8 cm)
- Weight: 15.4 lbs (7.0 kg)
Build & Design Quality
Overall, ENVY Photo 7155 feels sturdy, well-built, and has a decent design. Raising the scanner base gives you access to the ink cartridge, even when the printer is dead, and also gives you access to clear paper jams.
But there are some problems with the design. The main input tray cannot be removed, making it difficult to load paper because the space is quite narrow. Additionally, even though the tray has a wide sliding bar, the tray does not have a long bar, which can eventually cause interference during print jobs. But there is a separate tray for photo paper located above the main input tray.
The scanner lid also does not have extendable hinges for thicker documents, and when lifting the scanner lid from the side, there is a high probability that the scanner will come with it.
The console display of the ENVY 7155 is sub-par. Although the menus are easy to navigate, the display itself isn’t very good. The viewing angle is poor and cannot be tilted or rotated for better visibility.
Pressing one of the icons in the top bar only lowers another menu, so you must press the appropriate icon a second time to access the actual settings menu. Also, accessing the settings menu sometimes feels slow and unresponsive.
ENVY 7155 also has a bad cartridge system. It does not have a photo ink cartridge even though it is a printer intended to print photos, and only has one color cartridge. The page yield is black and the color is low, so the cartridge needs to be replaced quite often.
Furthermore, the printer continues to print blank pages even when it is completely out of ink. On the bright side, there are high-yield cartridges and you can also subscribe to the HP Instant Ink service. The printer accepts third-party cartridges, though using them can void the warranty.
ENVY 7155 has mediocre scanning features. Scan resolution and color depth are fairly standard, but because it only has a flatbed, scanning multiple pages or double-sided documents can be rather tedious and time-consuming.
ENVY 7155 has a decent printing speed. They take a long time to print almost anything, whether it’s a black document, a color document, or a photo. Luckily, the input tray can hold up to 125 sheets of paper, so you can let it run for a few moments before having to reload. However, the output tray can only hold up to 25 sheets.
Photo Printing Quality
This is the good side. ENVY 7155 has exceptional photo print quality. The color temperature seems to be on the warm side because there is a slight reddish tone to all images. Yellow looks bright and the color is clear, but there are some color lines on the grayscale.
For color accuracy, ENVY 7155 is very good, although there are still some inaccuracies with most colors, with dark green and dark blue worse. This should be good if you print casually, but it might not be good enough for professionals who need accurate color reproduction.
Cost Per Print
The cost per print from ENVY 7155 is okay. Even though the price of the cartridges is quite reasonable, you end up having to replace them often because the results are low, more expensive over time. This applies to black and color printing only.
Remember that even if you only print in black, most inkjet printers continue to use color cartridges for service tasks, so you might still need to replace them eventually.
To handle paper, ENVY 7155 supports the most common paper sizes up to standard legal sizes. The main input tray has a slider to accommodate different widths, but it is not too long, which can cause interference during print jobs because the printer might not be able to reach the sheet of paper.
Also, the input tray is only long enough for letter-size paper and there are no extensions, so legal-sized paper finally hangs over the edge of the input tray.
The HP ENVY 7155 has great connectivity options. The printer has an SD card reader; located on the front left side of the printer and there is a round cover that protects the port. But it’s a pity that it doesn’t have an ethernet port, and while there is mention of Bluetooth support, it can only be used to set up a printer, not to do print jobs.
Mobile Print App
The HP Smart App is feasible. This allows you to print photos and documents directly from the application, and you can also quickly scan documents using your smartphone’s camera, even at a maximum resolution of 300dpi.
Additionally, you can send mobile faxes from the application and manage ink subscriptions if you subscribe to HP ink delivery services.