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HP ENVY Pro 6455 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Updated Mar 10, 2022 at 01:18 pm
HP ENVY Pro 6455 Picture
6.4
Family
4.2
Small/Home Office
6.2
Student
5.1
Black & White
6.6
Photo
This printer was replaced by the HP ENVY 6455e
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is an all-in-one budget printer that performs similarly to other budget-priced printers in the ENVY Pro lineup. It comes with both a flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder, so you'll be covered whether you need to scan a single sheet or a stack of papers. Unfortunately, it has a very low page yield, meaning you don't get many pages out of it before you need to go out and buy new cartridges. It prints monochrome and color documents very slowly, so you'll be waiting a few minutes to get your long assignments in hand. While photos look pretty good, most colors look off from their originals, so you might not like how your photos look.

Our Verdict

6.4 Family

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is mediocre for home use. It has good photo printing quality, but most colors are noticeably different from the originals. Also, it has a very low page yield, so even though the cartridges are cheap, you'll need to buy new ones often. On the plus side, it has good scanning features, with a flatbed and sheetfed scanner.

Pros
  • Has an automatic document feeder.
  • Flatbed has good resolution and color depth.
  • Good photo printing quality.
Cons
  • Disappointing color accuracy.
  • Low page yield with black and color cartridges.
  • Prints very slowly.
4.2 Small/Home Office

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is bad for home offices. It has an extremely low page yield, so you may need to regularly buy new cartridges if you print a lot. It also prints black and color documents very slowly. While it has a sheetfed scanner, it doesn't support duplex scanning, so you need to manually flip double-sided documents.

Pros
  • Has an automatic document feeder.
Cons
  • Low page yield with black and color cartridges.
  • Prints very slowly.
  • Doesn't support duplex scanning.
6.2 Student

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is mediocre for students. It yields a very low number of pages, and even though the cartridges are cheap, costs can add up quickly over time as you replace them regularly. Also, the printing speed for black and color documents is very slow, which can be annoying if you're in a rush before classes. On the plus side, it has very good scanning features, and you can easily connect to the printer wirelessly.

Pros
  • Has an automatic document feeder.
  • Flatbed has good resolution and color depth.
Cons
  • Low page yield with black and color cartridges.
  • Prints very slowly.
5.1 Black & White

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is a poor choice 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 documents very slowly. Lastly, even though it has a sheetfed scanner to easily scan multiple pages at once, it doesn't support duplex scanning, so you need to manually flip double-sided documents.

Pros
  • Has an automatic document feeder.
Cons
  • Low page yield with black and color cartridges.
  • Prints very slowly.
  • Doesn't support duplex scanning.
6.6 Photo

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is okay for printing photos. While it produces photos with good quality, most colors, especially dark blues, look very inaccurate. On the plus side, it takes a reasonable amount of time to print a 4" X 6" photo.

Pros
  • Good photo printing quality.
  • Supports most common photo sizes.
Cons
  • Disappointing color accuracy.
  • Prints very slowly.
  • 6.4 Family
  • 4.2 Small/Home Office
  • 6.2 Student
  • 5.1 Black & White
  • 6.6 Photo
  1. Updated Dec 22, 2021: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Feb 08, 2021: Fixed error that listed Display Screen overall score as N/A. This score was changed to 0.
  3. Updated Oct 07, 2020: Review published.
  4. Updated Aug 12, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality

Overall, the HP ENVY Pro 6455's plastic body feels sturdy. Its power cord is removable, meaning you won't have to replace the entire printer if just the cord breaks. The input tray has width sliders to adjust to the size of different papers, but it can't extend for larger papers, like Legal or Tabloid. Unfortunately, the cartridge bay doesn't have a slow close dampener, so the lid slams shut if you don't guide it down slowly. Also, the flatbed scanner's lid doesn't have extendable hinges, meaning you can't scan thicker items like textbooks or spiral notebooks properly.

Design
Dimensions
Height 6.7" (17.0 cm)
Width 17.1" (43.5 cm)
Depth 14.2" (36.1 cm)
Height When In Use
7.4" (18.8 cm)
Width When In Use
17.1" (43.5 cm)
Depth When In Use
21.5" (54.7 cm)
Weight
13.7 lbs (6.2 kg)
6.5
Design
Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
Expected
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 requires some maintenance, like most inkjet printers. There's a risk of the printheads clogging, but you can run the built-in tasks for printhead alignment and printhead cleaning to help fix this. The input tray's sheet rollers are easy to access from the underside of the printer, but you need to lift the printer or flip it over to reach them. It's also easy to remove the cartridges as you simply need to unclip and pull them out, but the printer needs to be on when you change them. Unfortunately, since the page yield is low, you'll be buying and changing the cartridges often, especially if you print many pages a day.

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

This printer doesn't have a display screen. Instead, there are buttons with LED lights that you press to start different actions, like copy or print. There's also a multi-color light above the output tray to indicate status, along with a small light on the right side of the output tray. You can adjust the light brightness within the HP Smart app's settings, but you can't turn it off completely, which may be annoying in a dark room.

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
2.92 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
62 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Purchased One Worked
Ink Type
Dye And Pigment
High Yield Cartridge
Yes

This printer has a terrible cartridge system. It doesn't print many pages with either the black or tri-color ink cartridge, 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. This printer accepts third-party remanufactured cartridges, but using them may void the warranty.

7.0
Design
Scanner Features
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Flatbed Extendable Hinges
0.00" (0 mm)
Automatic Document Feeder
Yes
ADF Capacity
35 pages
Scan Speed
3 PPM
Duplex Scanning
No
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
No
Copy
Yes
OCR Included
Yes (Software)

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 has a flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder, so you can easily scan all of your documents and photos, whether it's just one sheet or a stack of pages. It has OCR technology, meaning you can save your document as a searchable PDF. It lets you search, copy, and edit the text in your image. There are a few mistakes, but it's mostly with special characters.

9.0
Design
Scanning Resolution And Color Depth
Max Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Max Scan Color Depth
24 Bit

The HP ENVY Pro 6455's default scan resolution is 300DPI, creating slightly blurry scans as seen in the image sample above. However, you can set the maximum resolution much higher, so your scans will look sharper if you adjust the settings first.

Design
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
Photo (8" x 10") Yes
Max Paper Weight
300 g/m²
Design
In The Box

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

Design
Battery
Advertised Battery Life
N/A
Tested Charging Time
N/A
Document
5.6
Document
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

This printer'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. If you want a printer that comes with a two-year subscription to HP's Instant Ink and has a lower cost-per-print, check out the HP ENVY 6075.

6.1
Document
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
6 PPM
Color Document
4 PPM
Photo Printing Time
62.0 s
Single Page Out Time (Black Only)
12.0 s
Duplex Printing
Automatic
Input Tray Capacity
100 pages

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 prints slowly, especially black-only and color documents. Also, it takes a fair amount of time to print a photo.

Document
Document Sample
Color Ink Needed for Black & White
No

The printer doesn't let you print in black and white if the color cartridge is empty, but it does let you print if you remove the empty cartridge entirely.

Photo
7.5
Photo
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
Yes

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

The scanned images provided above are for reference only, and they look a bit worse than the actual physical photos due to the scanning and uploading process. The score is based on the actual physical photos.

5.1
Photo
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
9.87

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 prints most colors inaccurately. Most colors are noticeably different from the originals, and it struggles especially with reproducing dark and light blues.

5.5
Photo
Color Gamut

The HP ENVY Pro 6455's color gamut is sub-par. The zig-zag line is lost across the photo, and it only slightly shows up in the light blue to green and the yellow to red areas. It means the printer struggles to reproduce very saturated colors. While colors fade away nicely to white at the top, they don't transition soon enough to black at the bottom. Also, the transitions between colors aren't smooth, meaning color gradients (like a sunset) will look grainy and choppy.

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
10
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App
Mobile App Yes
App Name HP Smart
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Yes (Android and iOS)
PDF
Yes (Android and iOS)
Microsoft Office Files
Yes (iOS Only)
Text Files (TXT)
Yes (iOS Only)
Webpages (HTML)
Yes (iOS Only)

Using the HP Smart app, you can perform maintenance tasks like aligning and cleaning printheads, and you can order new cartridges. You can also scan documents from your device's camera and print photos and PDF files from an Android or iOS device. However, if you want to print Microsoft Office, TXT, or HTML files, you can do it only from an iOS device.

Mobile App And Connectivity
OS Compatibility
Windows Fully
macOS Fully
Chrome OS Fully

While you need to manually install drivers on Windows to print and scan from the HP ENVY Pro 6455, you don't need them for macOS or Chrome OS. The HP Smart app is also available for Chrome OS if you want more features.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the HP ENVY Pro 6455 in white. This printer also goes by other names depending on the region and retailer, like the HP ENVY Pro 6458 and the HP ENVY Pro 6420. There are also some other models, like the HP ENVY Pro 6475 and the HP ENVY 6452, that look identical aside from some minor color and spec differences. Also, it's been replaced by the HP ENVY 6455e, which is nearly identical but comes with a six-month subscription to HP Instant Ink. All of the different models are listed in the table below.

Model Body Color Notes
ENVY Pro 6455 White/Gray  
ENVY 6455e White/Gray Comes with six-month
subscription to HP Instant Ink
ENVY Pro 6458 White/Gray Costco exclusive
ENVY Pro 6475 Black and White  
ENVY Pro 6452 White (no gray)

Lower capacity input tray
(80 pages)

ENVY Pro 6420 White/Gray Europe

If you come across a HP ENVY Pro 6455 that's different from ours, let us know in the discussions. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Printers

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is similar to most other HP ENVY Pro all-in-one printers with its low page yield and expensive cost-per-print. What makes it stand out among other HP budget-friendly options is that it has both a flatbed scanner and a sheetfed scanner. However, there are better options in the same price range with higher page yield and faster printing speed, like 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 and the HP ENVY 6055 perform very similarly overall. The few differences are that the 6455 has an automatic document feeder, so you don't need to manually place and scan each sheet of a document onto the flatbed. The 6055 has a flatbed scanner only. It does yield slightly more pages, but it isn't enough to make a huge difference in cost-per-print.

HP ENVY 6055e

The HP ENVY 6055e and the HP ENVY Pro 6455 are two very similar inkjet printers, but the 6055e performs better overall. The 6055e is a better option for photos since its cost-per-print is lower, and produced images don't have as much banding in them. Also, it has a slightly higher page yield, and it comes with a free six-month subscription to HP Instant Ink. However, if having a sheetfed scanner matters to you, the 6455 may be a better choice since it has an automatic document feeder, whereas the 6055e only has a flatbed scanner.

HP ENVY 6455e

The HP ENVY 6455e is the replacement model of the HP ENVY Pro 6455. They're the same printer, but the 6455e comes with a free six-month HP Instant Ink subscription. Otherwise, there are a few performance differences. The 6455 yields slightly more black pages, giving it a lower cost-per-print, and it's also much faster at printing photos. Also, the 6455 has better color accuracy, but the difference likely won't be very noticeable.

HP DeskJet 3755

The HP DeskJet 3755 and the HP ENVY Pro 6455 are both all-in-one color inkjet printers that are great for printing photos. The DeskJet is a compact printer with a sheetfed scanner. It prints nicer-looking photos with good detail, though there's a bit of banding in the gradients. On the other hand, the ENVY has a flatbed scanner for fragile and thicker items, a slightly higher page yields at a lower cost-per-print, and faster printing speeds.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 and the HP ENVY Pro 6455 are both all-in-one inkjet printers, but the 8025 performs much better overall. The 8025 yields much more pages, its cost-per-print is significantly cheaper, and it prints much faster. Additionally, it has an Ethernet port and built-in fax. On the other hand, the 6455 produces better-looking photos, but it produces much less accurate colors.

HP DeskJet 4155e

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is a much better family printer overall compared to the HP DeskJet 4155e. The 6455 has a cheaper black-only cost-per-print thanks to its higher page yields, and it prints faster. It also prints much better-looking, properly centered photos with finer details. On the other hand, the 4155e is HP+ enabled, which gives you six free months of HP's Instant Ink subscription, and it can also properly hold legal-size paper in its output tray while the 6455 can't.

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 and the HP OfficeJet Pro 8025e are both all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the 8025e is a better printer overall. It prints more pages before its ink runs out, giving it a much lower cost-per-print. Also, it can print on legal-size paper, and it comes with six free months of HP's Instant Ink subscription. On the other hand, the 6455 has better photo quality, but its contrast and color accuracy aren't as good as the 8025e.

HP DeskJet Plus 4155

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 and the HP DeskJet Plus 4155 perform similarly, but the 6455 is better overall. The 6455 can print double-sided sheets automatically, meaning you won't have to flip over your sheets manually. Also, it prints nicer-looking photos with more accurate colors, though the accuracy is still pretty disappointing.

HP ENVY Photo 7855

The HP ENVY Photo 7855 performs better than the HP ENVY Pro 6455. The 7855 has a higher page yield and a lower cost-per-print, and it prints faster and produces much better-looking photos. It also offers more connectivity options and supports legal-sized paper, which you may need for your office tasks. That said, the 6455 is a bit more compact and feels better built. 

Canon PIXMA TR4520

The Canon PIXMA TR4520 and the HP ENVY Pro 6455 are both all-in-one budget printers. The Canon yields more color pages and has better photo printing quality. It also supports legal-sized paper and comes with an outstanding mobile app. On the other hand, the HP has a higher black page yield, and it feels better-built overall.

HP OfficeJet Pro 6978

The HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 and the HP ENVY Pro 6455 are both all-in-one inkjets, but the OfficeJet performs better overall. The OfficeJet prints more pages before its cartridges run out of ink, meaning it costs cheaper per print, and it's faster at scanning double-sided documents since it can automatically duplex scan in two passes. It prints nicer-looking photos with better color accuracy, and the colors have a high contrast that makes them a lot more vibrant.

HP ENVY Inspire 7255e

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 and the HP ENVY Inspire 7255e are both all-in-ones designed for home use, but the 7255e is better overall. The 7255e can print more pages before its cartridges are empty, meaning you won't replace them as often. If you print lots of photos at home, you'll be more satisfied with this model since its photos look sharper, and it can print a wider range of colors. It doesn't have an ADF like the 6455 does, so you're better off with that model if scanning features are what you value most.

HP DeskJet 2755e

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 and the HP DeskJet 2755e are similar family printers, but the 6455 is better overall. The 6455 is a better choice if you want to print photos since it produces photos that don't have as much banding and graininess as the pictures from the 2755e do. It's also a better choice for black-and-white documents since it yields more black pages, resulting in a lower cost-per-print. Also, the 6455 can print double-sided sheets automatically, while you need to manually flip them on the 2755e.

HP ENVY 6075

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 photos faster. The 6455 also has both a flatbed and a sheetfed scanner. 

HP ENVY Pro 6475

The HP ENVY Pro 6475 and the HP ENVY Pro 6455 are almost identical. The main differences are their color and that the 6475 comes with two years of subscription to HP's Instant Ink service. 

Epson Expression Premium XP-6100

The Epson Expression Premium XP-6100 performs better than the HP ENVY Pro 6455 for most uses. The Epson prints faster, yields more pages, and has a lower cost-per-print for black-only documents. It comes with an outstanding mobile app and allows you to print directly from a USB drive or an SD card. It also supports legal-sized paper, which can be useful for some people. That said, the HP has a sheetfed scanner while the Epson only has a flatbed, making it easier to scan multiple pages on the HP.

HP ENVY Photo 7155

The HP ENVY Photo 7155 and the HP ENVY Pro 6455 are both all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the 7155 is better for families and student use. The 7155 has a display screen and can print directly from SD cards, supports printing on legal-size paper, prints faster overall, and has better cost-per-print and page yields. On the other hand, the 6455 has an ADF to easily scan multi-page documents.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 is an overall better all-in-one color inkjet printer than the HP ENVY Pro 6455. The OfficeJet's page yields and cost-per-print are significantly better. Also, it prints faster and prints on legal-size paper. Its ADF can duplex scan, and the OfficeJet has faxing capabilities, an Ethernet port, and can print via USB flash drives.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015e is much better than the HP ENVY Pro 6455. While the OfficeJet is designed for office use, it's still the better option for regular use as well. It has a much higher page yield, meaning you won't need to buy new cartridges as often. It prints much faster and holds more paper in its tray. Also, photos look more detailed, and colors look truer to the originals.

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