The HP ENVY 6055 is okay for home use, but it's not very versatile otherwise. This all-in-one printer has excellent color accuracy and good photo printing quality. However, its page yield is extremely low, whether you're printing in color or black-only. Because of that, printing isn't cost-effective over time as you regularly need to buy new cartridges. Additionally, it only has a flatbed scanner and doesn't support duplex scanning, which can be problematic for offices needing to process long double-sided documents. That said, it has reasonable build quality, and its compact size shouldn't take up much space.
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.
The HP ENVY 6055 is a bad choice for small offices. It prints very slowly, and it yields an extremely low number of pages, so printing isn't cost-effective over time. Additionally, it doesn't offer much in terms of scanning features as it only has a flatbed scanner. On the plus side, its build quality is reasonable, and its compact size doesn't take up much space.
The HP ENVY 6055 is inadequate for students. It yields a very low number of pages, so you may have to buy new cartridges quite often, and the cost could add up quickly. It also prints very slowly, which may be problematic if you're in a rush. On the plus side, its flatbed scanner has a high scan resolution, and you can easily connect the printer wirelessly through Wi-Fi.
The HP ENVY 6055 is a bad choice for black and white printing. At only six pages per minute, the printing speed for black-only text documents is very slow. Additionally, the printer yields an extremely low number of black pages, resulting in a higher cost-per-print as you may need to replace the cartridge quite often. That said, it's possible to buy high-yield cartridges to get a higher page yield if you want.
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 HP ENVY 6055 has a reasonable 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; however, it doesn't extend for legal-size paper, and there's no dedicated photo tray. It's also easy to remove the cartridges, as you only need to unclip them. 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 audio feedback when it finishes a task, which is a nice feature.
The HP ENVY 6055 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 allow you to complete different tasks, like starting a copy session or canceling a print job. There's also a display for the number of copies needed when you scan 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, so you need to replace them often. That said, this printer still has a higher page yield than the HP ENVY 5055. There are high-yield cartridges available if you want to increase the yield. If you prefer a printer with a higher page yield, then check out the Canon PIXMA TR7020. The printer accepts third-party cartridges, 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 cost 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 two 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 cartridge for servicing tasks, so you'll likely still need to replace it eventually.
The HP ENVY 6055 prints black and color documents very slowly, with a printing speed similar to the HP ENVY 5014, and it takes more than one minute to print a single 4" x 6" photo. The output tray holds up to 25 sheets of paper at once.
The HP ENVY 6055 has excellent color accuracy. While it may not be good enough for work that requires perfect color accuracy, it works very well if you're printing color presentations.
The HP ENVY 6055 has very good photo printing quality. The colors are well-defined, and there's a lot of detail. However, tones are flat, and blacks aren't deep. There's also a bit of banding in the grayscale, though it's not very noticeable.
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. It can't 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, like cleaning printheads and 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. You can see our unit's label here.
The HP ENVY 6055 is good at printing photos, but it isn't very versatile compared to other printers in its price range, like the Canon PIXMA TS6320. It has excellent color accuracy and better photo printing quality than the HP ENVY Photo 6255, but it's also among the worst printers we've tested in terms of page yield. For more options, check out our recommendations for the best HP printers, the best home printers, and the best photo printers.
The HP ENVY Pro 6455 and the HP ENVY 6055 perform very similarly overall. The 6455 has better scanning features, with both a sheetfed and a flatbed scanner and an automatic documents feeder. On the other hand, the 6055 has slightly better photo printing quality. Both printers have the same page yield and connectivity options.
The Canon PIXMA TS5320 is slightly better than the HP ENVY 6055 overall. 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 Photo 6255 is slightly better for most uses than the HP ENVY 6055, but the 6055 is better for printing photos. The 6255 has a higher page yield, so even though the cartridges are more expensive, printing is more cost-effective over time. On the other hand, the 6055 has better color accuracy and much better photo printing quality.
The HP ENVY 6055 and the HP ENVY 6075 are quite similar overall. The ENVY 6055 has a slightly higher page yield, a lower cost-per-print, and it prints color documents and photos a little bit 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 Photo 7155 performs better than the HP ENVY 6055 for most uses. While the 6055 has better photo printing quality, the 7155 has a higher page yield and a lower cost-per-print for black pages, color pages, and photos. Also, the 7155 prints faster, holds more pages in its input tray, and supports printing off an SD card.
The HP ENVY 6055 performs a little bit better overall than the HP DeskJet 3755. The 6055 has a slightly higher page yield, so printing is a little more cost-effective over time. It also has better color accuracy, slightly better photo printing quality, and features a flatbed scanner with a higher scan resolution. That said, the 3755 has a small display screen and features an automatic document feeder, which is useful if you scan many pages at once.
The HP ENVY Photo 7855 is overall better than the HP ENVY 6055. The 7855 has a higher page yield, a lower cost-per-print, and a faster printing speed. It also features a sheetfed scanner and has more connection options. If you intend to print photos, the 7855 is still a better choice since it has excellent photo quality, and its color accuracy is almost as good as the 6055.
The Canon PIXMA TR4520 performs slightly better as a home printer 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 DeskJet Plus 4155 and the HP ENVY 6055 are both reasonable choices for family printers. The ENVY 6055 has a slightly higher page yield, a lower cost-per-print, 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 Canon PIXMA TR7020 performs slightly better than the HP ENVY 6055 for most uses. The Canon yields more pages and has a better cost-per-print. Additionally, it features a sheetfed scanner and a display screen, and it supports Bluetooth. That said, the HP has much better color accuracy and it prints a little bit faster.
The HP OfficeJet 250 performs slightly better than the HP ENVY 6055 for most uses, but the 6055 is a better choice for printing photos. The OfficeJet 250 yields more pages and is more cost-effective. It features a display screen and has a sheetfed scanner, which is great if you want to scan a lot of pages at the same time. On the other hand, the 6055produces good-looking photos with more accurate colors. It has a flatbed scanner that allows you to scan delicate documents or bulkier items.
The HP ENVY 6055 performs better than the HP ENVY 5014. The 6055 has a slightly higher page yield, so it's more cost-effective over time, and it has better photo printing quality. However, the 5014 has a display screen, making it easier to navigate menus, and it prints legal-size paper.
The HP ENVY 6055 performs a bit better than the HP DeskJet 2722 overall. The ENVY 6055 has much better build quality, a lower cost-per-print, 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.