The HP ENVY 6055 all-in-one printer is okay for home use. It has excellent color accuracy and good photo printing quality, but it's not very versatile for other types of uses. It has a really low page yield, whether you're printing in color or black-only, so printing isn't cost-effective over time as you regularly need to buy new cartridges. It only has a flatbed scanner and doesn't support duplex scanning, so scanning double-sided documents may take some time. It doesn't have a display screen, and instead, it has touch-sensitive buttons to control the printer's actions. Lastly, it has an okay build quality, and the compact size won't take up much space on your desk.
The HP ENVY 6055 is okay for family use. It has good photo printing quality and excellent color accuracy, ideal for printing family photos. Unfortunately, it has a really low page yield, so you may need to replace the cartridges regularly if you print often. It has a flatbed scanner with a high resolution, but it doesn't have a sheetfed scanner.
Bad for home office use. The HP ENVY 6055 has a really low page yield, so you need to change the cartridges often. It also prints pages slowly, and it doesn't offer much in terms of scanning features because it only has a flatbed scanner. It doesn't have an Ethernet port, but you can connect to it wirelessly through Wi-Fi.
The HP ENVY 6055 is disappointing for students. It has a low page yield, so if you print a lot, you need to buy new cartridges regularly and the costs could add up. You can connect to it wirelessly through Wi-Fi, but you can't print from a USB or SD card. It also has a flatbed scanner with a high scan resolution.
Poor for black and white printing. The HP ENVY 6055 has a low black page yield, and since the cartridge doesn't last very long, you may have to buy new cartridges often. Luckily, you can buy high-yield cartridges if you want to get a higher page yield. Unfortunately, it prints black and white documents slowly.
The HP ENVY 6055 is good for printing photos. It has excellent color accuracy, and it prints photos with good quality and lots of fine details. You can print 5" x 7" and 4" x 6" photos, but you can't print 2" x 3" photos.
This printer has an okay build quality. The plastic body feels solid, and the power cable is removable in case you need to replace it. The input tray has a slider to adjust the width for photos, but it doesn't extend for legal-size paper, and there's no dedicated photo tray. It's easy to remove the cartridges, as you only need to unclip them, but the printer needs to be on when you want to replace the ink. You can access paper jams by lifting the flatbed scanner, which could fall fast and hard if you don't guide it back down slowly. Unfortunately, the scan lid doesn't raise enough for thicker items like books. Lastly, the printer offers audible feedback when it's finished a task, which is a nice feature.
The HP ENVY 6055 printer is fairly compact and doesn't take up much space on a desk.
The HP ENVY 6055 doesn't have a display screen. Instead, there are five touch buttons that light up in different colors, and you can complete different tasks with these buttons, such as starting a copy session or canceling a printing job. There's also a display for the number of copies needed when you copy a document. The printer has various indicator lights to notify you if there's a printing error or if it ran out of paper and ink, and there's a Wi-Fi status light.
The HP ENVY 6055 has a terrible cartridge system. Both the black and color cartridges don't last very long, and you need to replace them often. However, this printer still has a higher page yield than the HP ENVY 5055. Also, there are high-yield cartridges you can buy if you want to get a higher yield. If you prefer something with a higher page yield, then check out the Canon PIXMA TR7020.
The printer accepts third-party cartridges as well, but using them may void the warranty.
The HP ENVY 6055 has mediocre scanning features. It only has a flatbed scanner and it doesn't support duplex scanning, so if you need to scan double-sided documents, you have to scan each side manually. If you want a similar printer with a sheetfed scanner, then check out the HP ENVY Pro 6455.
The HP ENVY 6055 has a disappointing cost-per-print. The ink cartridges are cheap, but because they have such a low page yield, you have to buy new ones regularly if you print often, and the costs can add up quickly. You can sign up for HP's Instant Ink subscription so you automatically receive new cartridges when you run out of ink. There's also an HP ENVY 6075 variant, which comes with 2 years of subscription to the ink delivery service.
Keep in mind that even if you print only in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridges for servicing tasks, so you'll likely still need to replace them eventually.
The HP ENVY 6055's printing speed is slow, similar to the HP ENVY 5014. It doesn't print color or black and white pages very fast, and it takes a while to print a photo. The output tray holds up to 25 sheets of paper at once.
The HP ENVY 6055 has excellent color accuracy. It works very well if you're printing color presentations, but it may not be good enough for work that requires perfect color accuracy.
The HP ENVY 6055 has good photo printing quality. The colors are well-defined, and there's a lot of detail. Sadly, tones are flat and blacks aren't deep. There's also a bit of banding in the grayscale, but it's not very noticeable in the photos.
These results are based on the actual physical photo and not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not be representative of the printer's photo print quality.
The HP ENVY 6055 has one input tray that supports most common paper sizes, excluding legal size. Sadly, you won't be able to print 2" x 3" photos.
This printer has decent connectivity options, exactly like the HP ENVY 5055. Sadly, you can't print from a USB or SD card, and it doesn't have an Ethernet port. On the upside, you can connect it to your computer wired through a USB connection or wirelessly through Wi-Fi.
The HP Smart app has decent features. You can perform maintenance tasks, such as cleaning printheads, and you can order new cartridges. You can also scan documents from your device's camera and print photos and PDF files.
We tested the HP ENVY 6055 all-in-one printer in white, which is the only color available. It's available in the United States and it's sold as the HP ENVY 6032 in Europe. There's also the HP ENVY 6075 printer, which is the same printer but with black accents, and it comes with a 2-year subscription to HP's ink delivery service. If you come across an ENVY 6055 that's different from ours, let us know in the discussion and we'll update the review.
The HP ENVY 6055 is good at printing photos, but it isn't very versatile compared to other printers in its price range, such as the Canon PIXMA TS6320. It has excellent color accuracy and better photo printing quality than the HP ENVY Photo 6255. Also see our recommendations for the best HP printers, the best home printers, and the best photo printers.
The Canon PIXMA TS5320 is overall better than the HP ENVY 6055. The Canon yields more pages at a lower cost-per-print, and, unlike the HP, it supports Bluetooth printing. On the other hand, while the HP's photo printing quality isn't as good, its color accuracy is significantly better.
The HP ENVY 6055 is a bit better overall than the HP DeskJet 3755. The 6055 has a slightly higher page yield, so printing is more cost-effective over time. The 6055 also has better color accuracy, slightly better photo printing quality, and it features a flatbed scanner with a higher scan resolution. However, the 3755 has a small display screen and it has an automatic document feeder.
The HP ENVY Photo 6255 is better for most uses than the HP ENVY 6055. The 6255 has a higher page yield, so even though the cartridges are more expensive, printing is more cost-effective over time. However, the 6055 is better for printing photos because it has better color accuracy and much better photo printing quality.
The Canon PIXMA TR4520 is better for most uses than the HP ENVY 6055. The Canon has a higher color page yield, a sheetfed scanner, better photo printing quality, and the companion app offers more features. However, the HP has a higher black page yield and much better color accuracy.
The HP ENVY 6055 is better than the HP ENVY 6075. The ENVY 6055 has a higher page yield, a lower cost-per-print, and it prints color documents and photos significantly faster. However, the ENVY 6075 comes with a 2-year HP Instant Ink subscription, while you need to sign up for it with the ENVY 6055.
The HP ENVY 6055 is better than the HP DeskJet 2722. The ENVY 6055 has much better build quality, a lower cost-per-print, significantly faster printing speed, and much better photo quality. However, unlike the ENVY 6055, the DeskJet 2722 has a display screen, and it's slightly smaller so it should fit better in tight spaces.
The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 and the HP ENVY 6055 are both reasonable family printers. The ENVY 6055 has a higher page yield, a lower cost-per-print, a faster printing speed, and better photo printing quality. On the other hand, the DeskJet Plus 4155 has a sheetfed scanner and it can print legal-sized paper, which may be important for you, especially if you intend to use it for office use as well.
The HP ENVY Photo 7855/7858 is overall better than the HP ENVY 6055. The 7855/7858 has a higher page yield, a lower cost-per-print, a sheetfed scanner, a fax feature, a faster printing speed, and more connection options. If you intend to print photos, the 7855/7858 is still a better choice since it has excellent photo quality, and its color accuracy is nearly as good.
The HP ENVY 6055 and the HP OfficeJet 250 are both fairly compact all-in-one printers. The ENVY 6055 has a flatbed scanner, and it's a better choice if you want a printer that produces good-looking photos with excellently accurate colors. However, you should go with the HP OfficeJet 250 if you only need a sheetfed scanner and you prefer a lower cost-per-print.