HP Envy Inspire 7955e All-in-One Printer Review
Most families need computer or mobile device printing. A simple inkjet printer for around $100 will likely disappoint in print quality, speed, and functionality. You can acquire a high-end printer for over $600, but that may be too expensive. However, a mid-range printer like the HP Envy Inspire 7955e may suit your budget and home printing demands. It prints, scans, and copies, so this inkjet printer is worth considering. It may not have the print quality or speed for your home office, but it will satisfy a regular family’s printing needs.
The printer prints 10 pages per minute on average. This isn’t quick, but slower printers can print text and digital photos. A family that prints fewer than 300 pages per month may effortlessly print wirelessly from their desktops or mobile devices using the HP Envy Inspire 7955e.
HP Envy Inspire 7955e All-in-One Printer Specification
|Color or Monochrome||Color|
|Maximum Standard Paper Size||Letter|
|Connection Type||USB, Wi-Fi|
|Number of Ink Colors||4|
|Monthly Duty Cycle (Recommended)||300 to 400 pages per month|
|LCD Preview Screen||YES|
|Automatic Document Feeder||YES|
|Scanner Optical Resolution||1,200 pixels per inch|
- Full-color and B&W printing
- Fully functional printer, scanner, and photocopier.
- The first six months feature free ink cartridges.
- AirPrint and wireless printing
- Uses ink cartridges instead of tanks
- Low-speed printing
- Paper tray with limited capacity
- Digital photo prints are decent but not photo lab-quality.
Printing is good.
As expected, the HP Envy Inspire 7955e has several functions, including two-sided printing. The printer has a 2.7-inch full-color touchscreen. The 125-sheet paper tray holds letters or legal paper. A second 15-sheet tray holds picture paper or envelopes. If you wish to print two-sided, choose thicker paper than 20-pound multipurpose paper to avoid ink bleeding. Photocopier and scanner with 1200 dpi resolution and JPG, BMP, TIFF, PDF, and PNG file storage. The maximum photocopy resolution is 600 dpi. The packaging contains the printer, power cable, HP 64 Black, and Tri-Color ink cartridges. You’ll need a USB cord to print without WiFi on your Windows PC or Mac. The HP Smart mobile app gives you the most control over wireless printing from your smartphone or tablet. The printer supports Apple AirPrint (Mac, iPhone, or iPad) and Bluetooth wireless printing from Android devices without the software. The printer lacks a memory card slot and a USB connector for printing from external media.
The HP Envy Inspire’s smooth, off-white body and light beige accents make it beautiful but useful. It suits most home offices. All-in-one printers are taller than print-only models but not as noticeable. It weighs 18 pounds and measures 18.1 by 15.1 by 9.2 inches. Its 2.7-inch color touchscreen makes using features without a phone or computer easy. The copy button is quite handy. A color copy starts with one touch, scanning, and printing. HP has been creating printers since before the internet. That means tiny details are flawless. The device’s instructions make ink cartridge installation simple. The printer has markings and instructions for loading paper, flatbed and feeder scanning, and adjusting guidelines for different paper sizes. When inserting paper, symbols of papers and envelopes remind you to print side down. This is crucial for photo and specialty paper.
The HP Envy Inspire 7955e prints well on high-quality HP paper. It’s hard to tell in the shot above, but the printed photo matched the screen. On multifunctional paper, details are clear. Whites and blacks are brighter and more realistic on high-brightness picture paper. Photo paper produces more vibrant colors, whereas cheaper sheets provide correct tones with less brightness. Photo paper sizes 5-by-5, 4-by-6, and 5-by-7 are accepted in a specialized tray. The primary paper tray can handle 8.5-by-14-inch legal, letter, envelope, and other sizes. Even on normal paper, the ink dries quickly and doesn’t spread. I printed everything on my first try without changing settings, and it looked fantastic. Even in gray, document fonts remain bright and readable. Banding and other difficulties were absent. The HP Envy Inspire 7955e prints 15 black-and-white pages per minute (PPM), sufficient for home and office use. Up to 10 PPM color speed. Speed and quality should be sufficient unless you wish to sell your prints.
Installing software and configuring this printer were simple. I linked an iPhone, iPad, Windows PC, Android phone, Chromebook, and MacBook in minutes. It doesn’t get easier. I unpacked and powered the HP Envy Inspire 7955e. The package told me to install the program. After signing in or creating an HP account, the app showed me how to add ink cartridges and connect to the printer from my phone. You can connect using a USB cable (not provided), but Wi-Fi is better because you can position the printer wherever. I placed this silent printer in the spare bedroom because I had additional space. The program is great, and most things operate automatically. Borderless printing is easy to activate on Android or a PC, but not on the iPhone. I anticipated edge-to-edge printing from Windows, macOS, or Android.
Should you buy this printer?
A great, cheap all-in-one printer is the HP Envy Inspire 7955e. Setting up to print photographs, documents, scan, or fax is easy and works with all your devices. The ink comes in black and tri-color cartridges. The best value comes from using about the same quantity of cyan, magenta, and yellow in your color prints. HP printers are energy-efficient and eco-friendly, which is important. If you like certain colors, a printer with primary color ink cartridges is more efficient. I prefer green-and-blue nature images with red highlights. As predicted, cyan and yellow ran out sooner than magenta. A small item might pile up over time. The HP Envy Inspire 7955e is a great printer that may be what you need.