HP ENVY 6075 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Dec 02, 2020 at 10:29 am
HP ENVY 6075 Picture
6.6
Family
2.7
Small/Home Office
5.2
Student
4.3
Black & White
7.7
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP ENVY 6075 All-in-One Printer is adequate for family use. It has excellent color accuracy and very good photo quality, and it has decent connectivity options and mobile app support. It also comes with two years of HP's Instant Ink subscription. Both color and black cartridges run out quickly and you may need to replace them often, resulting in a high cost-per-print. It has a flatbed scanner with good resolution and color depth, but its hinges can't lift high enough for textbooks or thick documents. Also, there's no sheetfed scanner, so if you need to scan multi-page documents, you need to do it manually. On the plus side, it's small and compact, so it should fit well in tight spaces.

Our Verdict

6.6 Family

The HP ENVY 6075 is adequate for family use. It has very good photo printing quality and excellent color accuracy, which is ideal for family photo albums. Sadly, the page yield is very low, so you may need to replace the cartridges often. It has a flatbed scanner with a high resolution and color depth, but it doesn't have a sheetfed scanner.

Pros
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Very good photo printing quality.
  • Decent connectivity options.
  • Good scan resolution and color depth.
Cons
  • Only okay build quality.
  • Terrible page yield.
  • High cost-per-print.
  • Slow printing speed.
2.7 Small/Home Office

The HP ENVY 6075 is awful for small or home offices. Both the black and color cartridges run out quickly so you may need to replace them often. It has a flatbed scanner, but sadly it lacks an automatic document feeder with duplex scanning, and it can't perform faxes. On the plus side, it has decent connectivity options and a mobile app.

Pros
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Decent connectivity options.
Cons
  • Only okay build quality.
  • Terrible page yield.
  • High cost-per-print.
  • Slow printing speed.
5.2 Student

The HP ENVY 6075 is disappointing for students. Both the black and color cartridges run out quickly so you may need to replace them often, which adds up quickly if you print a lot. Also, the first page takes a while to come out, and the subsequent pages don't get much faster. On the bright side, it has a great flatbed scanner with good resolution and color depth.

Pros
  • Decent connectivity options.
  • Good scan resolution and color depth.
Cons
  • Only okay build quality.
  • Terrible page yield.
  • High cost-per-print.
  • Slow printing speed.
4.3 Black & White

The HP ENVY 6075 is bad for black and white printing. It prints black and white documents very slowly. Also, it has a terribly low page yield, resulting in a very high cost-per-print since you may need to replace them so often. Luckily, high-yield cartridges are available and should last longer, but we haven't tested them.

Pros
  • High-yield cartridges available.
Cons
  • Only okay build quality.
  • Terrible page yield.
  • High cost-per-print.
  • Slow printing speed.
7.7 Casual Photo

The HP ENVY 6075 is good for casual photos. It has excellent color accuracy and very good photo quality. Although blacks aren't very deep and there's some banding, photos look detailed. It can print 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" sized photos, but it can't print 2" x 3".

Pros
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Very good photo printing quality.
  • Good scan resolution and color depth.
Cons
  • Only okay build quality.
  • Terrible page yield.
  • High cost-per-print.
  • Slow printing speed.
  • 6.6 Family
  • 2.7 Small/Home Office
  • 5.2 Student
  • 4.3 Black & White
  • 7.7 Casual Photo
  1. Updated Feb 08, 2021: Fixed error that listed Display Screen overall score as N/A. This score was changed to 0.
  2. Updated Dec 02, 2020: Review published.
  3. Updated Nov 26, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
6.5
Design
Build & Design Quality

The HP ENVY 6075 has okay build quality. It provides easy access to paper jams, and the cartridge bay stays open on its own, but the printer needs to be on to replace the cartridges. The power cable is removable, which is great if you need to replace it. While its plastic frame feels high quality, some of its parts feel flimsy and fragile, especially the scanner hinges. Sadly, there's no dampening mechanism for the cartridge bay cover, so it slams down fast if you don't guide it back down. Also, the scanner lid hinges don't lift enough to accommodate a textbook or thick document.

Design
Dimensions
Height 5.2" (13.2 cm)
Width 17.0" (43.3 cm)
Depth 14.0" (35.5 cm)
Weight
11.6 lbs (5.3 kg)

The HP ENVY 6075 is fairly compact and doesn't take up much space on a desk.

0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen No
Display Screen Size
N/A
Touchscreen No

The HP ENVY 6075 doesn't have a display screen. Instead, it has six touch-sensitive buttons that light up in different colors. Also, the number of copies is displayed on the panel when you copy a document. Above the output tray, a multi-color indicator light lets you know if there's an error while performing a job.

Design
In The Box

  • Power cord
  • 1x HP 67 Black
  • 1x HP 67 Tri-Color
  • User manual

2.3
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
1
Black Cartridge Model
HP 67 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
6.21 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
117 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 67 Tri-Color
Tested Color Page Yield
2.62 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
59 prints
Third Party Cartridge
No
High Yield Cartridge
XL
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP ENVY 6075 has an awful cartridge system. Its page yield for both black and color documents is very low, so you need to replace them often. On the upside, high-yield cartridges are available and should last longer, although we haven't tested them. The printer accepts third-party cartridges as well, but using them may void the warranty. If you want a printer with a higher page yield, check out the HP OfficeJet 250.

6.2
Design
Scanner
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Scan Sheetfed
No
Automatic Document Feeder
No
Duplex Scanning
No
Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 Bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
No
Copy
Yes

The HP ENVY 6075 has mediocre scanner features. It only has a flatbed scanner. If you need to scan multi-page documents often, you need to do it manually, which can be tedious and time-consuming. Also, the scanner lid hinges don't lift enough to accommodate a textbook or thick document.

Printing
5.4
Printing
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
15.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
16.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.137 US$/print
Color Printing
0.288 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.772 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

The cost-per-print is disappointingly high. The very low page yield means you need to replace the cartridges very often, which becomes expensive quickly. Luckily, it comes with a two-year subscription to HP Instant Ink, so you automatically receive new cartridges when you run out of ink. If you want a printer with a much lower cost-per-print, check out the Canon PIXMA G3260.

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.

4.9
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
6 PPM
Color Document
3 PPM
Photo Printing Time
98.0 s
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
29.8 s
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
100 pages

The HP 6075's printing speed is very slow for all types of document, with photos taking over a minute and a half. The paper tray holds 100 plain paper or 10 envelopes at once.

8.6
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
8.02

The HP ENVY 6075 has excellent color accuracy. While it may not be accurate enough for professional fields needing exact color reproduction, it's great for casual photos or printing out a color presentation.

7.8
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

It has very good photo printing quality. Pictures are fairly detailed, but they have a slight blueish tone and blacks aren't very deep. There's some banding present in gradients, but it shouldn't be noticeable otherwise.

Printing
Printing Size
Letter (8.5" x 11") Yes
Legal (8.5" x 14") No
Tabloid (11" x 17") No
A6 (105mm x 148mm) Yes
A5 (148mm x 210mm) Yes
A4 (210mm x 297mm) Yes
Photo (2" x 3") No
Photo (4" x 6") Yes
Photo (5" x 7") Yes

The HP ENVY 6075 has one input tray that supports most common paper sizes, but it doesn't support legal, tabloid, or 2" x 3" photos. Its output tray can hold up to 25 sheets.

Mobile App And Connectivity
7.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
No
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Bluetooth
No
Wi-Fi via Router
Yes
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
External Storage Support
No
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes

The HP ENVY 6075 has decent connectivity options. It doesn't have an Ethernet port and doesn't support external storage devices like USB thumb drives and SD cards, but you can connect it directly to your computer via a USB cable or print directly over Wi-Fi.

7.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App For Home Use
Mobile App Yes
App Name HP Smart
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Yes
PDF
Yes
Microsoft Office Files
No
Text Files (TXT)
No
Webpages (HTML)
No

The HP smart app has decent features. You can print, scan, and copy directly from your mobile device, as well as check ink cartridge levels, perform maintenance tasks, and order new cartridges.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the HP ENVY 6075 in white with black accents, which is the only color available. There's a variant called the HP ENVY 6055, which is sold in white only, and it doesn't come with 2 years of HP's Instant Ink subscription. You can see the label of our unit here.

Compared To Other Printers

The HP 6075 is a good all-in-one printer for printing photos, but it isn't an ideal option for any other use. The color accuracy is excellent and the photo quality is good, but it yields significantly fewer pages than other printers in its price range. For more options, check out our recommendations for the best inkjet printers, the best all-in-one printers, and the best home printers.

HP ENVY 6055

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.

HP ENVY Photo 7855

The HP ENVY Photo 7855 is better than the HP ENVY 6075. The 7855 yields more pages, prints significantly faster, and supports Bluetooth and printing off external storage devices. However, the 6075 is much better built and its color accuracy is slightly better.

HP ENVY Pro 6455

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 and the HP ENVY 6075 are two family printers that perform somewhat similarly. They both yield a very low number of pages, resulting in disappointing cost-per-print. Their printing speed is almost the same, though the 6455 prints photo a bit faster. The 6455 also has better scanning features, with both a flatbed and a sheetfed scanner. 

HP DeskJet 2755

The HP ENVY 6075 is better than the HP DeskJet 2755. The ENVY feels better built, its photo quality is higher, and its cost-per-print for black cartridges is slightly lower. It also prints black-only text documents slightly faster and it can hold more pages in its input tray. However, the DeskJet has a slighter lower cost-per-print for color cartridges and it's faster at printing photos.

Canon PIXMA TR4520

The Canon PIXMA TR4520 is better than the HP ENVY 6075. The Canon produces nicer-looking photos, it prints faster, and it has an automatic document feeder. Also, it has a higher page yield for color documents, which results in a lower cost-per-print for color documents and photos. On the other hand, the HP has better color accuracy and a higher page yield for black cartridges.

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