HP ENVY Pro 6455 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Updated Mar 18, 2021 at 01:22 pm
HP ENVY Pro 6455 Picture
6.8
Family
3.8
Small/Home Office
5.6
Student
5.0
Black & White
7.5
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is an all-in-one printer that performs like most models in HP's ENVY lineup. It's rather compact and feels fairly well-built overall. However, its cartridge system yields a very low number of pages, so you may have to buy new cartridges quite often, resulting in a disappointing cost-per-print. Printing speed is also an issue, as it doesn't even print 10 pages per minute. On the plus side, it has excellent color accuracy and decent photo printing quality. It also has very good scanning features with both a flatbed and a sheetfed scanner. That said, it doesn't support duplex scanning so you have to manually flip double-sided documents. Lastly, you can connect to it over Wi-Fi, but it doesn't support Bluetooth, 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. However, 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
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Decent photo printing quality.
  • Very good scanning features.
Cons
  • Low page yield with black and color cartridges.
  • No support for external storage devices.
  • Prints very slowly.
3.8 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
  • Very good scanning features.
Cons
  • Low page yield with black and color cartridges.
  • Prints very slowly.
  • Doesn't support duplex scanning.
5.6 Student

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 is disappointing 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
  • Very good scanning features.
Cons
  • Low page yield with black and color cartridges.
  • No support for external storage devices.
  • Prints very slowly.
5.0 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
  • Very good scanning features.
Cons
  • Low page yield with black and color cartridges.
  • Prints very 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 and produces photos with decent printing quality overall. Colors tend to be well-defined, even though some appear faded and blacks aren't very deep. It takes a little over one minute to print a single 4" X 6" photo, which is reasonable.

Pros
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Decent photo printing quality.
Cons
  • Prints very slowly.
  • 6.8 Family
  • 3.8 Small/Home Office
  • 5.6 Student
  • 5.0 Black & White
  • 7.5 Casual Photo
  1. Updated Mar 18, 2021: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  2. Updated Feb 08, 2021: Fixed error that listed Display Screen overall score as N/A. This score was changed to 0.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
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 them. 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, like 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)

This printer 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 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. 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, like 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

This printer 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 very 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 double-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

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.

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.

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, especially black-only and color documents. It also takes a fair 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 details and well-defined. However, the tone seems faded, and it doesn't produce deep blacks. There's also some banding in the grayscale.

These results are based on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not be representative of the printer's photo print quality.

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

This printer supports most common paper sizes. However, 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

This printer 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 like cleaning printheads, and you can 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. This printer is sold as the HP ENVY Pro 6458 at Costco and as the HP ENVY Pro 6420 in Europe, but we expect our results to be valid for these as well. There's also the HP ENVY Pro 6475, which appears to be the same printer but with different colors. The HP ENVY 6452 also appears to be the same printer, but it's all white with no gray border around the scanner, and its input tray capacity is 80 pages instead of 100. If you come across a 6455/6458/6420/6475 that's different from ours, let us know. You can see our unit's label here.

Model Body Color Notes
ENVY Pro 6455 White/Gray  
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)

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. What makes it stand out among 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 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 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.

HP DeskJet Plus 4155

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 performs slightly better overall than the HP DeskJet Plus 4155. The 6455 feels better-built, has better photo printing quality, and prints a little faster. However, the 4155 has a display screen, although it's small, and supports legal-sized paper, which some people may prefer.

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. It prints faster and has much better photo printing quality. It also offers more connectivity options and supports legal-sized paper, which some people may find important. That said, the 6455 is a bit more compact and feels better-built. 

HP OfficeJet Pro 8025

The HP OfficeJet Pro 8025 and the HP ENVY Pro 6455 are both family printers that perform reasonably well. The 8025 has a much higher color page yield and a lower cost-per-print for photos and color documents. It also prints faster and has an Ethernet port, which can be useful for small businesses. On the other hand, the 6455 has much better color accuracy and prints photos of better quality.

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 the fact that the 6475 comes with two years of subscription to HP's Instant Ink service. 

Canon PIXMA TR4520

The Canon PIXMA TR4520 and the HP ENVY Pro 6455 perform similarly, with a few differences here and there. 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 better color accuracy, and it feels better-built overall. They both have a flatbed and a sheetfed scanner, which is great.

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 photo a bit faster. The 6455 also has better scanning features, with both a flatbed and a sheetfed scanner. 

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 better photo printing quality and color accuracy. It also has a sheetfed scanner while the Epson only has a flatbed, making it harder to scan multiple pages at once.

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