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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Feature-Packed, Simple Operation, & Great Photos

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    pauldar
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    Out of the box it took me approximately thirty minutes to set-up and download the printer software. Included with the printer is a six-foot,120v power cord, User Set-Up and Connection Guide, two (first-use) printing cartridges (*64 tri-color and *64 black), and five HP (4” x 6”) glossy photo papers. After connecting the printer directly to my laptop using Wi-Fi Direct (not through my network router) I selected five of my favorite pictures for photo printing. I anxiously waited as the printer queued-up. But, it only took about ninety seconds to print each 4” x 6” glossy photo. The professional quality of each printed photo, rich color, and striking detail blew me away. WoW! Hardware and Software Features of the HP ENVY Photo 7155 AIO: Two paper trays – one dedicated photo (top) and one for documents or large photos (bottom). * Through the HP App you choose which paper tray and size to use. * Photo tray is designed for three sizes, 4” x 5”, 4” x 6”, and 5” x 7”. * Document tray accepts both 8 1/2” x 11” printing and, or, large photo paper, and standard A4 envelopes. Duplexer – Allows for two sided printing and copying to save paper. * I can select this option through the HP software on my laptop, or, my mobile devices, smartphone or tablet, or, using the touchscreen display window on the printer. USB Port – On back of unit adjacent to the power plug is a USB Type 'B' Port. * To connect your device, you will need a USB Type 'A' to Type 'B' cable (not furnished) SD Card Slot – On front left of unit located in a compartment with round door. * Accepts both SDHC or SDXC memory cards. * I can view photos or documents directly from my SD card and print from the touchscreen display window. Touchscreen Color Display Window – Touch for basic menu options, Copy, Scan, Photo. * Scroll down each menu item for choices, selection, and details. * Has touch and illuminated Home, Help, and Return buttons. * Help has many useful 'How To Videos', Tips, Product Tour and Printer Information. * Swipe down from top of display window to open your Dashboard. * Here are Icons for Settings, Wireless Status and Connections, HP E-Print Set-Up for mobile devices, Wi-Fi Direct Status and Set-Up, Estimated Ink Cartridge Levels, and Environmental Settings as this HP ENVY Photo 7155 Printer is Energy Star Compliant (sleep time, one/two sided copies, etc.). Wireless Connectivity – Printer is dual radio band, 2.4 GHz and 5 Hz, for home network. * Wi-Fi home network connection allows for Internet access so I can print anything from Internet sites both social and educational, and from any location I am at. * Bluetooth for printing directly from my smartphone, tablet, or other mobile devices. * Printing, copying, and scanning can all be initiated from the HP software over Wi-Fi home network. * Wi-Fi Direct allows me to connect up to five specified devices without going through home network router for more 'family-control' purposes. Scanner – Using the HP downloaded software I can scan documents or photos easily. * I can scan using my computer, tablet, or smartphone, or, from an SD memory card. * Once I scan a document I can send it as an e-mail attachment or file it for later use. Printing – Super sharp color photos from PC, smartphone, or other mobile devices. * Laser-like caliber printing from black cartridge ink. The HP software allow you to set the quality, and, or greyscale, number of copies, etc. * TIP: Use quality printing and photo paper for best results – color pics printed out on the furnished, glossy, photo paper are spectacular. Illuminated On/Off Button – At left front of unit. Shuts unit off and wakes from sleep. * Printer automatically awakes from sleep-mode when printing task is in its queue. HP Software – Available for download at 123.hp.com or Apple Store. * For all mobile devices use HP ePrint for Android and IOS, Air Print. After using the HP ENVY Photo 7155 AIO, daily, for over a week, I am convinced that this printer is probably one of the most versatile you can buy for home network use at its price point. For me the best attributes are the Wi-Fi Direct connections and the double-sided copying. In the Wi-Fi Direct options in the Dashboard I changed the settings from 'automatic' to 'manual', which allows me to use a special password (no one else knows) to access this printer. I did this to keep my kids from printing numerous photos. I already have a Wi-Fi home network, laserjet (black ink, cartridge only printer). My kids would use all of my glossy photo paper and tri-color ink cartridge up in one day without this extra protection over my regular, Wi-Fi home network. I am still on Wi-Fi, just don't go through my home network router. I am no longer King-Of-My-Castle, but definitely King-Of-My-Printer. WooHoo! I highly recommend this feature-packed printer and especially for all its versatility for home use. It is an easy learning curve, and, fairly simple to operate. The Product Demo and 'How To Videos' gives me a visual Users' Manual on the printer that I can access anytime. Classes resume shortly, this would make a great gift for any college or serious high school student. It also is an outstanding purchase for anyone, who loves high quality photos, Mom, Dad, or Grandparents.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for photos, not good for paper prints

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    BeingHonest
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    **This printer was provided for an early review, thus as of the time of this review, some features may not work as it should. The Envy Photo 7155 lives up to its name, as your typical prints on paper will likely be envious of their photo counterparts, as they look much worse. As I’m told, this printer is optimized for photo prints, which turned out vibrant and crisp, but when printing on paper, the results are subpar with lines evenly spaced out throughout the print. There are ways to workaround that (described below), but you shouldn’t have to do it. Black and white texts prints are fast and sharp. Scanning speed is decent, but lacks all but basic post processing. You have two choices of software, HP Smart app or HP Print Assistant, each with their own quirks. I prefer the HP Print since it has more options for scanning. The other issues I’ve had with this printer is that it’s quite loud, shakes, and have a terrible touchscreen. It uses a tri-color cartridge, which will likely end up with one color running out first. IMO, a specialized printer that can’t do basic printing isn’t going to cut it, especially at this price point. Even my cheaper, 7 year old Epson printer outperforms this printer in almost every way. Good: -Text prints fast and clear -Photo prints looks great -Scan is decent -Design is nice Bad: -Prints on plain paper have lines throughout. -Loud and shakes while printing -Touch screen is small and unresponsive -Uses single cartridge for 3 colors -Post scan correction is lacking Setting up: Out of the box, the printer looked nice. It has the same color scheme as my HP Spectre laptop, which I appreciated. After powering it on, I was prompted to download the app to set up the printer. I ran into my first problem in that it didn’t detect my printer and I had to set it up manually using the printer’s screen. Not a big deal, it’s a few simple steps to setup the network, but the 2 inch touch screen is just awful to use. It’s so unresponsive to touch and scroll that it feels like using an old touch screen device from 10 years ago! After detecting my printer, I had a choice of either downloading the HP Smart app from the Microsoft store, just software and drivers, or just drivers for basic functions. First I installed the Smart app. The app allowed me to print either documents or photos, scan, and run maintenance and printer reports. I thought the app was too simple, especially for the scan option. I downloaded the HP Printer software and driver instead, and that gave me more options to play around with. Great, printer setup and ready to use. Printing, scanning, and copying: This printer is quite loud, making a lot of clicking and grinding sounds during operation. It also shakes badly while printing. Better to have a sturdy table or stand because this will shake the whole table like a mini earthquake. I had this on the same table as my desktop and immediately moved it. As the name implies, this printer’s strong point is that it’s optimized to print photos, and on that it met my expectations. A 4x6 printed relatively quick, and looks more vibrant and sharper than my previous printer, but it doesn’t have the same sheen. Darker colors will have a matte finish which is very noticeable in the light. I wouldn’t call it studio quality, but it’s passable. Now we get to my biggest issue with this, the printing on “plain paper.” When doing so, I would get equally spaced lines. If printing big blocks of color, these lines are even more noticeable. It looked as if the printhead was defective, but after changing them out, I still got the same results. The workaround is that I have to set it to best quality and choose a different paper type from within the printer settings. Doesn’t matter which one, as long as it’s not “plain paper.” However this will waste more ink and may over saturate the paper. I’m told that this is typical for this line of printers. On the other hand, text prints out fast and clear. Scanning takes about 15 seconds, but afterwards, the image processing were very limited with the only options to adjust are rotation, brightness, contrasts, and midtones. Without correction, scans tends to be faded and washed out. The auto exposure option didn’t look great either. My old Epson has a much better software for their scans. Copying has the same line issue as with printing on paper. It takes a bit longer than a typical copier. Black and white looks about as what you would get from a Xerox, while colors will look like a typical printout. *I’ve attached some printouts that I scanned back in. Notice the white lines every ¾ in. The scans are faded, but it’s more prominent in the actual prints. If you need an all-in-one printer, I can’t fully recommend this printer. It does one thing well, while lacking in the rest. Maybe if you only print photos, but even then there are other printers that can do that while being able to print nice color prints as well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality & easy-to-use. App is awesome

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    optimummind
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    I usually dislike inkjet printers but this Envy Photo 7155 All-in-One is a great printer that made me change my mind. There are several great things going for it. *Design. For a printer, I think it looks great! HP put some effort into it and made it NOT look like a run-of-the-mill generic printer. True to its Envy moniker, the printer is wrapped up in black and gold that gives the device a high-end and slick look. If you have a HP Envy laptop in black and gold, they would match up very nicely. *Ergonomics & Setup. This printer is very easy to setup and use. The top cover opens up smoothly to expose the Scanner glass and when one lifts up the top portion of the printer unit by grabbing the gold-colored handles, the inside of the printer is easily accessed. From in here, you install the two inkjet cartridges - one Black and one Tri-Color - and you can also remove any paper jams by pulling up on the gray-colored handle. The cartridges just pop-in and pop-out. The paper tray is also easy to use. Pull it out and in one section, you load the regular 8"x11" plain white papers. Inside the smaller upper tray, you put in the photo paper. The color LCD screen that displays all the printer functions and options is also very intuitively laid out and easy to find all the settings. The touchscreen isn't as responsive as a smartphone screen but it is good enough and definitely a nice feature to have. A helpful dedicated Back button makes it easier to navigate around. Once the cartridges are installed and the printer is powered on, instructions are displayed on the screen - one step at a time - that is very easy to follow. Using the "HP Smart" smartphone app, I had the printer quickly connected to my home Wifi network and ready to go. *Printer quality. The quality of both the Black & White and Color prints are fantastic~!! I was especially impressed how great my pictures I took on my Galaxy S8+ looked when printed out on the 4"x6" HP Advanced Glossy photo paper. I've used photo services from Costco, CVS, and Rite-Aid and they have nothing over the Envy 7715's photo quality. All the colors, shades, hues, and details were well-preserved and the photos looked sharp and vibrant. The photos looked just like it did on my Galaxy S8+'s photo gallery. As for regular black & white printouts, they look as crispy and finely detailed as my laserjet printer. No weird fuzzy & "smeadgy" edges. *Performance. Of course the papers don't print out as fast as laserjet printers but for a inkjet, it's pretty good and I'm frankly content and satisfied. Overall, I have no complaints about the printer. It is easy to setup, easy to use, and has an excellent companion smartphone app. I actually prefer sending the print command from the HP Smart app than from within Windows 10 because it is easier to understand my print options and is faster to execute a print job. Bravo to HP for creating an excellent printer that I highly recommend to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up, excellent quality, great features

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    MarilynB
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    This printer has printing, copying, and scanning capability. It can connect wirelessly to your network or you can print to it without connecting to a network using Wifi Direct. In addition, you can get the free "HP Smart" phone app which enables you to send photos directly from your phone to your printer. Another great feature is that it has the capability for you to send a document to print via your email by attaching the document and emailing it directly to the printer’s email address. You can also change the printer's email address to something easier to remember. A feature that I really like is adding your printer to HPConnected.com. You will need your Claim Code which can be found in one of the menu selections in the display on the front of the printer. Packaging: The printer came well packaged with Styrofoam molded to fit precisely around the edges to ensure the printer was not jostled during shipping. All of the moveable parts in the paper drawer were taped in place. Included in the package were the power cord, a small package of photo paper, a color ink cartridge, and a black ink cartridge, as well as set up instructions. Set up: It was a breeze to set up; much easier than my last printer. All you have to do is go to 123.hp.com and download the app and your computer will search for your printer. Since I had my other printer still turned on, the app found that printer first, so I turned off that printer and then the app found the 7155 printer immediately. During the set-up process, it calibrated my printer and also let me print out a 4x6 image from my computer. This step can be skipped if you don’t want to use your photo paper, but I didn’t skip it and the photo quality it printed was top quality. Paper: The printer has a main tray for copy paper and a 4x6 photo tray. There will be a small package of 4x6 glossy photo paper included with the printer to start off with. Printing via the printer’s private email address: To change the printer’s email address, first go into the display screen on the printer and turn on hpeprint under “Web Services Settings”, then print out the Web Services Summary. That will give you a copy of the original email address and the Printer Claim Code. The original email address will be a bunch of random letters and numbers and will end with “@hpeprint.com.” Next go onto your computer and go to the web site “hpconnected.com.” Create an account if you don’t already have one. (I did because my last printer also used HP Connected.) Then click to Add a Printer. It will ask you for the claim code, which should be on the paper you printed, but it it is not, you can use the set of letters and numbers shown before the “@hpeprint.com”. Then click to change the email address to something you can remember. Of course, you can just print the normal way by pressing the print icon on your computer and choosing your new printer, but occasionally you may need to email your document directly to your printer. I found this to be very useful with my last laptop, because it kept disconnecting from my old printer and I couldn’t print the normal way. Thankfully, that issue was resolved when I got a new laptop, but in the meantime, I just emailed whatever I wanted to print to my printer and it printed immediately. Scanning: When you scan, you have a choice of scanning directly to one of the computers on your network or you can scan to an SD card. Also, you can choose if you want the scan to be PDF or JPG. Copying: Lift the lid on the top of the printer, place a document on the glass, and choose “Copy.” You can choose black or color and you can also tell the printer how many copies you want. Ink: The printer takes one black and one color cartridge. Display: To use the many choice on the menu, either press one of the buttons for printing, scanning, copying, or apps. Also you can swipe down from the top to show more menu choices. Ink level, Web Services, and more!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Setup, Flexible Connectivity, Great Pics

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    TECHBEENGOOD
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    Reviewing the HP ENVY Photo 7155. I’m in love with any computer accessory that connects quickly to everything else I own, is easy to operate, and accomplishes the task without drama. In my family we want to print out photos of our grandkids from my wife’s iPad, our phones and our computer. I managed to get printouts of photos from 4 devices in the first hour, and it took that long because I wanted to try out various paper sizes to see how the HP 7155 handled its two paper trays. So, yeah, I’m in love with the new HP. And I haven’t even discussed the print quality. I know you really want to get a dedicated, very multi-colored cartridge printer for truly professional quality looking large photos. But, you’d struggle to find problems with the nicely detailed, very colorful, and properly contrasty pictures that pop out of the HP Envoy. My pictures look better than many prints I’ve done at the local pharmacy photo lab. B&W printouts of dense contract text on standard paper was easy to read, looked professional and printed out wickedly fast. The software for both my Mac computer and iOS devices was easy to use, was loaded with features and reliably accomplished every task. Print size was easy to control as was selecting the print tray. Just don’t forget to change it for your various projects. Use genuine photo paper for photo lab quality photos. Highly recommended. The combination of Easy Setup, Flexible Connectivity, Great Pics is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Multifunction Inkjet, But No Photo Envy

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    mikeheel
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    I was looking forward to the photo printing ability of the HP Envy Photo 7155 all-In-One Printer, but I ended up disappointed. After unboxing the printer, you remove a few pieces of tape, install the ink cartridges, and then use the app to complete setup with your Wi-Fi network. The setup process was quick and fairly painless. I immediately experimented with printing different types of documents, making single sheet copies, and printing photos. I was very pleased with every feature other than the photo printing. The first photo I attempted came out horribly botched. It looked like some sort of art experiment, and ink smeared inside the printer itself. Of course, it also got on my hands. I've dealt with a lot of printers, but this really surprised me. After cleaning it thoroughly and verifying that everything was properly setup, I ran a few more regular print jobs and then decided to try printing another photo. As with the first photo, this was an uncompressed jpeg from my Pixel phone. The second photo didn't look like an art experiment, but the finish on the glossy paper still wasn't good enough - even on the 5x7 sheet - that I'd want to show it to anyone. Maybe I got a lemon. I don't know. Anyway, despite the poor photo quality, everything else works great. I gave it three stars for all the good stuff, but I couldn't give it more because it has "Photo" in the name and, well, it doesn't live up to the name. In terms of quality inkjets, there are cheaper products that do the job, so I can't really recommend this one overall, at this time. But I will say again that it does a fine job with basic printing and copying. I just think you'll be able to get a better deal on another printer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great all in one printer

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    skylog
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    This full-feature and all-in-one home desktop printer checks all the boxes. I was looking to print, scan, and copy while also being able to print the occasional photo. This device does these things. In my experience, it does them well. Set-up is easy, having zero trouble with a Windows 10 installation, and the ability to use the device wirelessly is absolutely a great feature. There are many benefits, but simply having options with printer placement is worthy of praise. It seems a simple thing, and it is, but given space constraints that many have, me included, it is a nice solution to a problem. Further, this is my first experience with this technology in a printer and being able to print from my phone (there is an app download) is something I didn’t know I was missing. Printing documents is quick, faster than most people would ever need, and clear and the paper tray is large enough to limit the need for constant refills. An often forgotten, but nice feature. I have not printed a high number of photos, but my first tests produced wonderful looking results. I think the quality is on a level most people would appreciate. Scanning and copying both work as expected. The speed and resolution are both good and I was pleased with the results. Most of my use case is with documents, which looked great, but I think pictures would also be adequate depending on what one needs in terms of quality. Lastly, when thinking about printers, one must discuss ink. To start, it is nice that you only need two cartridges, as many printers use multiple for color needs. The printer ships with both a black and a color cartridge. They are slightly lower in capacity than that of the standard replacement options, but just slightly, and they are rated for ~185 (black) and ~120 color each. Going forward, there are options for standard or XL cartridges. This is nice to have options based on need. Finally, there is the HP Instant Ink program, which charges you a monthly fee for a set of cartridges that ship to your home. I have no experience with this service yet, and the need would depend on how much ink you use, but from my research, it seems as if people generally find it is a nice and very convenient service that saves them money. Again, nice to have options. Overall, I am quite pleased with this printer, from utility, to quality, to features, to price and to ink. I think most people would find it meets their needs (and more) and from a price to performance ratio (ink included) it is absolutely worth a look!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Convenient All-in-One Wireless Printer

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    I recently bought myself a new laptop. Surprisingly enough, I bought an HP despite only having owned Dells and a Samsung. I am very happy with it, but it only has 1 USB port. So I made a decision to purchase all Bluetooth-enabled peripherals. I started with a Bluetooth mouse. The next was to purchase a printer. I have always owned HP printers. It seemed even more logical to purchase an HP printer that would easily connect with my HP laptop. The HP Envy photo printer 7155 is one of the Envy 7100 series. The main functions of this HP color inkjet photo printer are copy, scan, and wireless printing. The wireless connectivity is WiFi and Bluetooth Smart. Opening up the box, the printer comes with a cord, User manual, Quick Setup directions, setup color and B&W cartridges, and 4x6 glossy photo paper. **Important to note: there is NO USB cable. Information is enclosed about the Instant ink plan 5-month trial that delivers ink for a low monthly price. Replacement cartridges are 64(XL). **Consumer Reports recently reviewed printers (September 2017, vol 82, issue #9). The articles states that though inkjet printers themselves may be a great price when you purchase them, the cost of the printer soars over time (3 and 5 years) due to the cost of replacement ink. The HP Envy 7640 was illustrated as an example. This printer set up easily and quickly. As part of the process, I used the HP Smart app I downloaded from 123.hp.com onto my desktop and created an account with HP Smart. (Minimum system requirements – Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7, Vista 32-bit, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), macOS 10.12 Sierra, X v10.11 El Capitan 10.10 Yosemite.) For those who want to print photos from social media, copy or scan to go from their smartphone, the HP Smart app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. Besides the Bluetooth capability and the connect-ability with the app, the strengths of this printer include the ability to share the printer with multiple devices on the network, a color touchscreen for commands and directions, and a front SD card slot. I found it incredibly easy to scan photos, edit them (crop, rotate) and save them without all the cables and many complicated steps. Though this all-in-one printer is pretty much self-directed, support is accessible at www.hp.com/support/ENVY7100.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Printer at Price Point

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    RalphHenry
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    This printer is very solid and would be great for a student due to its quality construction, all-in-one function and smaller size which provides better portability. Although it is compact it can copy, scan and print documents or photos – no fax ability but the need for faxing is shrinking. There is a black cartridge and one multicolor cartridge to install. I printed a photo and it was beautiful; by the way, I printed the photo directly from my phone using the HP Smart App. In addition to printing photos taken on the phone, this app also allows me to do a camera scan and to even print photos from my Facebook account using the phone. You can also change printer settings from the phone app – which is nice if you are remote from the printer. You will need to install the HP Print Service Plug-in on your phone, but it will be called out automagically for you to install. Color copies and scans were bright and colors were really great. It quickly is configured wirelessly and also has a USB port. In the front lower left is an SD card slot you might miss since it is behind a circular cover that you push in on one side to reveal the SD Card slot. I found the simplest way to install the printer on Windows 10 is to simply use control panel to display your printers and click add a printer. Although this printer is called the HP Envy Photo 7155, the only available drivers are for the 7100 series printers. I did notice some confusion here as HP has a few other printers that use designations like D7100 or C7100 but they are not this printer. At this time I could not find the drivers on the HP web site but the aforementioned method did find them, no problem. This is an early release of a brand new design printer so the web site is not quite fully functional yet. I should mention that you need to be sure to push the cartridges in all the way to get a solid 'click', if you are a little rushed you may think you have them in but you don't. Per normal HP high quality all the functions worked great and I feel this is a super printer at this price point and certainly like the integration with HP's phone app. Everything from the paper trays to the scanner bed to opening the cover to reveal the cartridges is very well designed and super solid. I loved this printer and plan to take it along for things like vacations at time share cottages since it is compact, rugged and does so much. I can take a photo on the beach with my phone and send it to the printer - nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome printer with aesthetics and performanace

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    TechNerd
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    I got the HP Envy 7155 just in time to start school. My older Envy 120 which still worked great but I wanted an upgrade but keep the same functionality of being able to scan and one touch copy. The Envy 7155 is an All-in-One printer meaning it should be able to do anything you need it to. When you first unbox the printer, you immediately notice the rose gold accent and the matte black scheme. My two favorite colors, coincidentally my 2009 Yamaha R6 is the same color scheme with the performance to rival any motorcycle, did I just compare the Envy 7155 to my Yamaha R6? Setup was pretty simple, I followed the on screen (built-in LCD) and put in my WiFi setting, after setting that up it prompted me for computers to go to the HP setup website and finished install on my laptop. For mobile devices you don't need to do that but you will need to install the HP Mobile printing app, which I already had from my Envy 120. The built-in LCD did have a little trouble recognizing my selections when i touch the language or inputted my WiFi setting. Otherwise the setup was very easy and intuitive. Printing performance is great, this thing is a beast when I printed full page picture of night sky I recently took. I was very surprised how fast it printed the full page picture. The blacks looked great, there was a bit of a moire pattern on the print but as a disclaimer I did went out of my way to print under the "DRAFT" setting when the print prompt settings came up. I also printed a past paper just to see how crisp and clean the text would come out and I'm very happy with the clean and on point text.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice printer

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    Please beware that I am not able to give a full review because of the cartridge error. First off, (I am not fully sure if this is the problem) make sure that that the setup is completed before putting in the cartridges. Also, make sure the cartridges included in the box state Start Up; make sure you have your phone available to download the app, HP Smart. This will assist you in connecting to the wifi and you can also print from the app. Once you download the app, open, and have ready when you turn on the printer. When you turn on the printer, if your wifi has a password, the blue light will blink. You have to manually add the wifi on the app. So because I have the cartridge error, I am unable to say how well the printer works using the app and the screen but I will say that printing is pretty fast and color is great. (I was able to print diagnostics and align the printer.) I am still a huge fan of HP but I really hope that they get rid of the start up cartridges. I would buy again and I will be contacting HP to see if they are willing to send another set of start up cartridges or help me bypass the error message.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up, good prints

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    bradcon
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    Printers have improved a lot since the last time I purchased one. Set up is so much easier now, and photo printing has improved greatly. I set this one up on three different platforms: an iPhone (initially), then a Mac Book Pro, and finally a Windows 10 laptop. My Chromebook is not supported. Setup on the iPhone was a breeze. You plug the printer in, tap two selections to choose your country and language, and the rest is handled in-app. In just a couple of minutes, I was printing a photo from my iPhone photos library through the app, and it came out looking nearly as good as a commercial print. Another nice improvement over my last version is the use of two trays: one for the photo paper and another for the regular paper. You no longer have to pull out your paper and swap when you want to print a photo or vice versa. The iPhone app also allows you to wirelessly scan to your device or automatically add the scan to an email as an attachment. Setup on the Mac was a little more complicated. You have download and install an application, then that application will download and install more software. If you just do it through system preferences, you'll be able to print but not scan. You have to use the app if you want all the features on a Mac. Windows 10 was much simpler. The printer wizard identified and installed drivers then automatically launched the app store, where one click installed the HP app. It's been a long time (maybe never) since I've had a "good" experience with a printer, but this was one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It does its job

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    neio11
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    HP Envy Photo 7155. I print black and white documents a lot and this printer does a pretty good job printing clear text and prints it quickly. I had some trouble with photo printing where it cuts off parts of the image but the print quality was pretty good. It was just like the prints from Walmart. That's pretty good right? I like the duplex printing capability but it does not have duplex scanning, no document feeder. This can also print from smart devices using Apple's Airprint or HP's ePrint. ePrint lets you email a document or photo directly to your printer. Convenient when you're away and you need to print. Just remember that the pages will on the floor when you get home because you forgot to extend the paper catcher. I used AirPrint and it just works. You can also use HP's HP Smart app that is available for both iOS and Android devices. Didn't care too much for the touchscreen because it is not very responsive. Pros: - Solidly built. No cheap plastics here. - Only 2 ink cartridges to deal with. - Prints from smartphones and tablets Cons: - Slow start-up. It takes about a minute until all mechanical noises stop and wifi status is ready. It does have a stand-by mode. - I was not able to print a picture on the 5x7 photo paper that came with it without parts of the image being cut off (using Apple devices). Colors was a bit off too. - If the paper catcher is not extended, all the printed pages ends up on the floor. - Size matters I guess. It has a big footprint, takes up a lot of space on the desk. - No document feeder - It's referred to as an All-In-One but it does not have faxing capabilities. Who still faxes anyways? - Touchscreen not so touchy, more like punchy Overall, I am pretty pleased with this printer. This is the newest printer in the 7100 series and I am sure there will be some future firmware and software updates that will make this printer better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wi-Fi Connected Printers Have Come A Long Way

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    Loomis1975
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    This printer works best as a wireless accessed device. A lot of the features are not available if connected to a PC with a USB cable. You can set this thing up with an Android or Apple Smartphone or any Wi-Fi connected PC or MAC. You visit 123.hp.com and go from there when setting up the printer. You also visit 123.hp.com from computers and smartphones to setup your connection to the printer and get software/apps to help you use the printer. Can setup an email address to simply email documents or photos to be printed by the printer. My wife setup her Google Drive as a "Printer App" on the printer, and you can print documents/photos directly from Google Drive at the printer if you wish, but it would be easier to do from a computer honestly. But the Google Drive setup does let you scan to Google Drive directly from the Printer Screen or through PC/phone Apps, which is the best use of the Google Apps integration. It does automatic double-sided printing, which I really like. The scan/copy function works well locally at the printer, and you can do basic scan to email as well. You can setup to use a ink-subscription based service with a monthly fee to print X number of pages a month, with a set overage fee for above that, and rollover pages that go to the next month. Think slightly older cell phone plans in concept. Can print photos and documents from the smartphone app. Only fancy feature I couldn't get to work was the HP Print Bot integration into Facebook Messenger, which would allow you to chat with the bot and print things from Messenger. It won't recognize the email name of the printer. All in all this works much better than any Wi-Fi or networked printer I have ever used. Prints nice photos too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy set up

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    GrandmaT
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    So far so good. Had to replace my older HPEnvy printer because it started producing wavy-lines and words and kept getting "printer head stalled" messages. Got fed up. Also had an HP printer prior to that one that went out. We don't print all that much either. Very frustrating since ink cartridges were at least half full. That said, I thought I'd take another chance on an HP printer. I have no idea how long this one will last, but so far, I like it. What it does that the old Envy did not is print two-sided without any manual intervention. It also lets me scan multiple pages into one document. I don't know about faxing. I haven't tried that. The initial supply of ink is still in the printer and I haven't had to buy any yet. I think we've printed 20-30 pages so far at least. I've seen other comments about initial ink not lasting more than a few pages. Printer was easy to set up and download the drivers. Probably took only 15 minutes to get it going. My husband who is not at all techy got the drivers downloaded on his desktop computer very quickly too. I didn't have to help him. I don't generally print photos so can't comment on those. Bought it mainly for printing docs, copying and scanning.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Relatively painless setup

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    Jules
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    Certain aspects of inkjet printers are consistent enough from product to product to facilitate a review - setup routine, print speed, form factor. In these respects this HP printer is better than many I've used over the years. I skipped the manual's setup procedure on the computer by not doing it through the HP software but rather through the printer's on-screen steps, which was very simple - the same as setting up any wireless device on my network. The printer detected the network right off, with the router in another room, even. The print speed seems the same as my older Canon MX inkjet, so no gain or loss there. The form factor is very much nicer than any I've used - it seems hefty, but is smaller than the Canon MX it is replacing. The internal design (ink bays and paper trays) seemed intuitive. I didn't have any trouble getting around in the paper trays, though they seem hidden at first. Installing the ink was straightforward. Two things that would really make this printer different is the life of the ink - it will take time and use to determine that - and functionality other than desktop use. Right away remote printing through email is functional, and I get a decent print of a photo on my Android phone using the HP app for that. With the app I also get printer monitoring capability. Since I use my phone more and more for device controls (streaming media devices and tv/audio control), this fits in well enough with my needs. So far, I like this printer (no frustration with it yet).but that is without the added layer of complications of proprietary printer software on my Windows computer. All my programs (Word, Photoshop, Acrobat, etc) print just fine natively and I don't need proprietary printer software gumming up the works and NAPS2 is a good, lightweight, open source scanning utility.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stupidly easy to set up

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    Empi
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    I hear a lot of complaints about how hard HP printers are to set up. I honestly don't know what they're talking about. This printer was ridiculously easy. All I had to do was download the HP Smart app, and after setting up the printer according to the instructions, the app led me through the whole process, including helping me connect the printer to wifi and setting me up with HP's Instant Ink. The Smart app does everything for you, which is good, because the printer's touchscreen is horrible. HP brags about its size and the fact that it's a color screen, but really it's still too small to be useful, and on top of that it's not very responsive. Navigating menus takes multiple attempts at swiping and also going back because the touchscreen incorrectly thought I selected something. From there, I only had to download printer drivers for my computers and I was good to go. HP's instructions in that sense are not helpful, as the Smart app leads you to believe that no driver download is necessary. Lastly, I set up the printer with Alexa support. This is mostly a gimmick for now, but with a lot of potential. You can ask the printer to print certain types of paper, such as lined or graph paper, your Alexa lists, and coloring pages. The downside is that you can't specify a particular type of coloring page. If HP adds support for that, or for printing documents by name, it would be much more useful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for a home office or college student

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    TechFan
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    This printer is perfect for someone who is in college or a small home office. It does lack the ability to fax, but in this day and age, you can snap a photo with your phone and email it, so that wasn't a big deal to me. You can however scan to your email address or computer and email it that way. To completely setup this printer you will need to have either a computer, tablet or smartphone. For some, this may not be preferred, but for me it went smoothly. There are apps built-in to the printer that will allow you to connect to stamps.com, print off mazes, to do lists, etc. It has its own email address so even when you are out and about you can print something via email. It comes with two small cartridges that were easy to install. This is definitely a small printer and would not really work well for medium to heavy use, but would be perfect for students or a small, home business. All in all, I really liked this printer. It also has the option of using HP's Instant Ink program that allows you to choose from three differently monthly plans, based on your usage and it will automatically ship to you replacement ink cartridges. The smallest plan is $2.99/month for someone who averages roughly 50 pages of printing per month. You can co up to 1500 printed pages per month for about $10. Not a bad deal to me as it would avoid the hassle of having to run to the store at the moment when I need to print something and for $3, I think its worth the investment in my time. You can cancel at anytime, so its worth the try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great replacement for a 5 yr old printer

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    tombesbuyrev
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    I purchased this printer after doing very little research, as my old ones print head went south and i had a need to print almost immediately. While the printer doesn't have fax capability, i realized that we never used it on the older printer, nor does it have the ability to put multiple sheets of paper on top and copy them all at once again never used it on the old printer. The printer does a great job of printing, both single sided and duplex, makes copies, and scans, prints photos and documents, envelopes and 4x6 photos too. The setup was easy, it did go along easier if first removing the older hp printer from windows (on second computer) , and works well on Windows, Linux, and Apple Macs, Iphones, and ipads. The Apple devices just saw the printer with no intervention needed from me, this was a welcome improvement fro the previous HP printer we had. While there are still some HP printers on the market with the fax and multiple copy features available that seemed to be reduced in price from a higher price, I did find in my limited research that they were the older models and many did not support Windows 10, not that they might not work with Win 10, (my older one wasn't supported with Win10 but seemed to work ok), but if you don't need the additional features, safer to buy a currently supported device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    HP printer does NOT work 50% of time with WI-FI

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    MaplewoodShop17
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    I bought this for the sole purpose of using it with Wi-Fi connection. I didn't want to plug in one more cord. I have an HP computer so it should work perfectly with it. Nope. It works until you shut it off and then next day it says it can't find connection. My wi-fi is always strong and works with everything except the printer. I'm not a novice at with printers/computers. I called HP too. I've learned once years ago that they cannot answer the simple questions. I've tried before and they did it again this time. I gave up. I won't buy HP again. 3 strikes and they're out. As elite plus member also very disappointed with lack of support. So, I'm using the cord and putting up with it yet again. I give it 2 stars for all the hassle and for it working mostly fine W/O wi-fi. Don't download app. I thought they asked for too much information including credit card upfront even if you don't plan to buy anything from them in the future.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      HP Team

      Hi there,

      I'm very sorry about the difficulties you've encountered with wireless connectivity. I would really like to help to fix this.

      I would suggest to follow the guidelines listed in an 'Offline Printer' document:
      - Windows: support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04249080
      - Mac: support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04249334
      As a supplement to that, this link will guide you through solutions for a wide range of other wireless issues:
      support.hp.com/document/c05368548

      If this doesn’t help, I hope that you'll consider allowing us an opportunity to rectify this. We would love a chance to make things better with the quality experience that we intended on providing from the start.

      Agata
      HP Care
      hp.com/support HP