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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is fairly compact and doesn't take up much space on a desk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|ENVY Pro 6455||White|
|ENVY Pro 6458||White||Costco exclusive|
|ENVY Pro 6475||Black and White|
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.
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.
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.