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HP ENVY Pro 6455 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Oct 07, 2020 at 08:09 am
HP ENVY Pro 6455 Picture
6.8
Family
3.9
Small/Home Office
5.6
Student
5.1
Black & White
7.5
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 all-in-one printer is an okay budget option. It uses a two-cartridge system with a black and tri-color cartridge, and like most printers in HP's ENVY lineup, it has an extremely low page yield. It's not the best choice if you need to print a lot because you'll need to replace the cartridges often. It has good scanning features, as it has a sheetfed and flatbed scanner, but it doesn't support duplex scanning. The color accuracy is excellent, and its photo printing quality is decent if you need to print casual photos. It's fairly well-built, and you can connect to it over Wi-Fi or through a wired connection to your computer. However, it doesn't have Bluetooth support, and you can't print directly from a USB stick or SD card.

Our Verdict

6.8 Family

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is okay for home use. It has excellent color accuracy and decent photo printing quality, making it a good choice for printing those cherished family photos. Sadly, it has a very low page yield, so even though the cartridges are cheap, you'll need to buy new ones often. Fortunately, it has good scanning features, with a flatbed and sheetfed scanner.

Pros
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Decent photo printing quality.
  • Good scanning features.
Cons
  • Low page yield with black and color cartridges.
  • No support for external storage devices.
  • Prints pages slowly.
3.9 Small/Home Office

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is bad for home offices. It has an extremely low page yield, so you'll need to regularly buy new cartridges if you print a lot. It also prints pages slowly. It has a sheetfed scanner, but sadly, it doesn't support duplex scanning.

Pros
  • Good scanning features.
Cons
  • Low page yield with black and color cartridges.
  • Prints pages slowly.
  • Doesn't support duplex scanning.
5.6 Student

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is disappointing for students. It has a really low page yield, so you need to buy new cartridges regularly if you print a lot. It has good scanning features, and you can connect to it wirelessly through Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, you can't print directly from a USB stick or SD card.

Pros
  • Good scanning features.
Cons
  • Low page yield with black and color cartridges.
  • No support for external storage devices.
  • Prints pages slowly.
5.1 Black & White

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is poor for black and white printing. It has a low black page yield, so the cost of buying new cartridges can quickly add up over time. It also prints black and white pages slowly. It has a sheetfed scanner, making it easier to scan multiple pages at once, but it doesn't support duplex scanning.

Pros
  • Good scanning features.
Cons
  • Low page yield with black and color cartridges.
  • Prints pages slowly.
  • Doesn't support duplex scanning.
7.5 Casual Photo

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is good for printing casual photos. It has excellent color accuracy, but it may not be good enough for professional photo publishers. The photo printing quality is decent, but some photos lack tone. Sadly, it prints photos very slowly.

Pros
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Decent photo printing quality.
Cons
  • Prints pages slowly.
  • 6.8 Family
  • 3.9 Small/Home Office
  • 5.6 Student
  • 5.1 Black & White
  • 7.5 Casual Photo

Test Results

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Design
6.5
Design
Build & Design Quality

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 has an okay build quality, with a plastic body that feels solid. It's easy to remove the cartridges, as you just need to unclip them, but the printer needs to be on when you change cartridges. The input tray has an adjustable slider for photos instead of a dedicated tray, so you need to remove large-sized paper if you want to print photos. Sadly, the slider doesn't extend for legal-sized paper. You can access paper jams by lifting the scanner flatbed, which could fall quickly if you don't guide it back down properly. There's audible feedback and LED lights to notify you of the status, such as when it's done printing or there's an error.

Design
Dimensions
Height 6.7" (17.0 cm)
Width 17.1" (43.5 cm)
Depth 14.2" (36.1 cm)
Weight
13.7 lbs (6.2 kg)

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is fairly compact and doesn't take up much space on a desk.

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

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 doesn't have a display screen. Instead, there are buttons with LED lights that you press to start different actions, such as copy or print. The LEDs show the number of pages you need to copy during a copying job. There's also a light that changes color based on the status of the printer, such as if there's an error or when it connects to Wi-Fi.

Design
In The Box

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

2.9
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
1
Black Cartridge Model
HP 67 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
6.53 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
124 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 67 Tri-Color
Tested Color Page Yield
2.77 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
62 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Yes
High Yield Cartridge
XL
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 has a terrible cartridge system, similar to the HP ENVY 6055. It doesn't print many pages with either the black or tri-color ink cartridges, and you'll need to replace them often if you print regularly. It continues printing a few blank pages even after it runs out of ink.

It accepts third-party cartridges as well, but using them may void the warranty.

7.9
Design
Scanner
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Scan Sheetfed
Yes
Automatic Document Feeder
Yes
Duplex Scanning
No
Scan Resolution
1200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
No
Copy
Yes

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 has good scanning options. It has both a flatbed and sheetfed scanner, but it doesn't support duplex scanning, so you need to manually flip pages if you need to scan doubled-sided documents. Sadly, the scanner lid doesn't raise high enough for larger items like books.

Printing
5.6
Printing
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
15.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
16.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.129 US$/print
Color Printing
0.274 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.739 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

The HP ENVY Pro 6455's cost-per-print is disappointing. Due to the extremely low page yield, you need to buy new cartridges regularly if you print a lot, and even though they're cheap, costs add up quickly over time. You can sign up for HP's Instant Ink subscription, which automatically sends you new cartridges when you run out.

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.

6.0
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
6 PPM
Color Document
4 PPM
Photo Printing Time
62.0 sec
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
14.0 sec
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
100 pages

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 prints slowly, similar to the HP ENVY 6055. It takes a decent amount of time to print a photo. The output tray has a capacity of 25 pages.

8.6
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
7.92

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 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.

7.4
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 has decent photo printing quality. The colors are full of detail and well-defined. However, the tone seems faded, and it doesn't produce deep blacks. There's also some banding in the grayscale.

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 6055 supports most common paper sizes. Even though the manufacturer's specs state it has an input tray capacity of up to 100 pages of legal-sized paper, the input tray's slider doesn't extend to that size.

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 Pro 6455 has decent connectivity options. You can connect it to your computer through a wired connection, or wirelessly through Wi-Fi. Sadly, you can't print from a USB stick or SD card, and it doesn't have an Ethernet port.

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 perform maintenance tasks such as cleaning printheads, and you can also order new cartridges. You can also scan documents from your device's camera and print photos and PDF files. However, you can't print Microsoft Office files from the app.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the HP ENVY Pro 6455 in white, and it's sold as the HP ENVY Pro 6458 at Costco. It's sold as the HP ENVY Pro 6420 in Europe, and we expect our results to be valid for it. There's also the HP ENVY Pro 6475, which appears to be the same printer but with different body color. If you come across a 6455/6458/6475/6420 that's different from ours, let us know. You can see our unit's label here.

Model Body Color Notes
ENVY Pro 6455 White  
ENVY Pro 6458 White Costco exclusive
ENVY Pro 6475 Black and White  

Compared To Other Printers

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is similar to most other HP ENVY all-in-one printers with its low page yield and excellent color accuracy, but what makes it stand out among the other HP budget-friendly options is that it has a sheetfed scanner. However, there are better options in the same price range with higher page yield, such as the Epson Expression Premium XP-6100. See our recommendations for the best photo printers, the best printers for home use, and the best all-in-one printers.

HP ENVY 6055

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is better for the most part than the HP ENVY 6055, but they're very similar overall. The 6455 has a sheetfed scanner, while the 6055 has better photo printing quality. Both printers have the same page yield and connectivity options.

HP DeskJet Plus 4155

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is better overall than the HP DeskJet Plus 4155. The 6455 feels better-built, it has better photo printing quality, and it prints pages faster. However, the 4155 has slightly better color accuracy and a display screen, although it's small.

HP ENVY Photo 7855/7858

The HP ENVY Photo 7855/7858 is better than the HP ENVY Pro 6455. The 7855 has a higher page yield and lower cost-per-print, it has much better photo printing quality, and there are more connectivity options. However, the 6455 feels better-built and it has slightly better color accuracy.

Canon PIXMA TR4520

The Canon PIXMA TR4520 is better overall than the HP ENVY Pro 6455. The Canon has much better photo printing quality, a higher page yield, a display screen, and a fax feature. However, the HP has much better color accuracy and prints faster.

Epson Expression Premium XP-6100

The Epson Expression Premium XP-6100 is better for most uses than the HP ENVY Pro 6455. The Epson has a much higher page yield, so the cost-per-print over time is lower. You can also print directly from a USB drive or SD card. However, the HP has much better photo printing quality and color accuracy, and it also has a sheetfed scanner.

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