HP Envy Photo 7855 All-in-One Printer Review

By | April 6, 2021

The HP Envy 7855 can print, scan, copy, and fax. It is the perfect choice for homeowners who wish to save money on printing photos. The all-in-one printer has a wide range of connectivity technologies and provides stunning, true-to-life photos in less than 5 cents.

The printer can be used to print from or scan to an SD memory card or a USB thumb drive. It can also be used in connection with HP’s ePrint, which enables you to email files and images as attachments to a unique address. Using this, the printer then prints the email and files, even if you are not around the printer.

The HP Envy 7855 is well-equipped for use both at home and in the office since it can provide high-speed text and photo printing. It provides high print quality and consists of a fast document feeder. Made from recycled printers and other electronics, it can cover all your printing needs.

HP ENVY Photo 7855 All in One Photo Printer

HP ENVY Photo 7855 All in One Photo Printer


  • Size: 17.87 x 7.6 x 19.33 in
  • Color: Black
  • Print speed of 15 pages per minute
  • Automatic Duplexing
  • Inkjet Technology
  • Suitable for printing paper (plain), labels, glossy photo paper, back print film
  • Auto Document Feeder
  • Ethernet Networking
  • Connectivity via Wi-Fi, USB, and Bluetooth
  • Separate Photo Tray
  • Print from USB Drive
  • Color Touchscreen
  • Operating System: Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows


  • All-in-one unit: Print, Scan, Copy, and Fax
  • High-print quality
  • Wireless
  • Ease of use
  • Price
  • Fast output - text and photo printing, multi-page copying
  • Borderless photo printing
  • Dual ink cartridges
  • Multiple connectivity technologies


  • Ink costs higher than claimed - poor efficiency
  • No physical function buttons
  • Slightly noisy
  • Slow speed for certain prints and files


The Envy 7855 is matte black with glossy-black highlights and an extended output tray. The design is clean and uncluttered with a 2.65-inch touch screen set in the tilt-up front panel. There are no physical buttons, so you must use the touch screen for navigating through printer functions. You need to swipe your hand to conveniently move through menus. The panel has a smooth plastic face with a single power button.

The printer has a paper capacity of 125 sheets and a 15-sheet photo tray. Its auto-duplexer feature is suitable for two-sided printing and with the 35-sheet automatic document feeder, you can scan, copy, or fax multipage documents up to legal size.

Automatic Document Feeder

The 35-page ADF allows you to make multi-page copies. If you wish to make single copies or scan a photo, you need to lift the lid and ADF to access the scanner glass. Please note that the hinges of the lid have no resistance and so you must lift the lid at 90 degrees or provide support for as long as you will be using the scanner.

Print Speed

The HP Envy Photo 7855 delivers high-speed printing, outlasting all other devices in this category when it comes to black and white pages. It prints 15 pages per minute. As you move to a document of text and color graphics, the speed reduces to 10 pages per minute.

The automatic duplexer makes two-sided printing easier. This helps to save both time and costs since you don’t need to manually turn pages over and use lesser quantities of paper.

Ink Options

The Envy 7855 makes use of two ink cartridges, a black cartridge and a tri-color cartridge of dye-based inks - cyan, magenta, and yellow.

HP offers its customers an ink replenishment service. You can subscribe and save up to 50% with HP Instant Ink. As soon as your subscription is activated, the printer measures ink levels and orders replacements when you start to run low on the ink levels. There are no subscription fees and you can cancel the same anytime.

Copy and Scan Speed

The HP Envy 7855 makes copies of a one-page text document in approximately 15.7 seconds. The ADF further enhances performance making single-sided text copies at a lightning-fast speed of 7.2 pages per minute.

The unit’s scanning speed is fairly decent. It takes around 14.5 seconds to make a 300-dpi gray-scale PDF.

Print Quality

The printer delivers high-quality text documents. Graphics have rich colors, deep and dark shades, and smooth textures.

You can print a 4x6 photo size with borderless printing. Photo prints on glossy paper appear well saturated with sharp fine details and accurate colors.

Ideal for Photos

The quality of photo printing is top-notch. You can print your memories to create albums, collages, frames, etc. Graphics quality is good for schoolwork and general business use.

Setup and Startup Time

Setting up the printer is easy. Once you receive the order, you just need to take out the printer from the package and remove the cardboard in the ink tanks. Use the start button on the front panel to turn the unit on, select a language and country using the touch screen and follow the instructions that follow to download the software and set the printer with your computer.

The Wi-Fi setup process is simple. Just follow the instructions on the touch screen and in just a few minutes, you’re all set to start printing.


As far as connectivity is concerned, the printer includes USB, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Ethernet options. The HP Envy Photo 7855 gives you the power of printing in the palm of your hand. It supports reliable wireless connectivity and lightning-fast setup with dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart.

You can print from anywhere on-the-go using your mobile device. You can use the HP Smart App to scan documents with your camera and print from social media or the cloud, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud.

In addition to dual-band Wi-Fi and USB connections, the front panel offers an SD card slot and USB port to view, edit, and print directly from the color touchscreen using dedicated paper trays that automatically adjust to match print settings and paper type.

Operating System

The printer is compatible with all computer systems and devices operating on Linux, Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.

Bottom Line

The HP Envy 7855 is a fully-featured high-quality document delivery printer. It provides enough speed to manage a variety of home and home office jobs. The all-in-one printer takes care of most tasks very well and the ink costs can be reduced with the HP Smart Ink subscription plan.

The Envy 7855’s versatile printing and convenient auto document feeder make it a winner against several other photo-centric printers available in the market.

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