HP ENVY Photo 6255

HP ENVY Photo 6255 Review, Setup, Driver and Software

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Here is a review of one of the most used and popular officejet printers made by HP. Here, you are expected to get all the details about the HP ENVY Photo 6255 ranging from its setup to printing inks included.

HP ENVY Photo 6255 Price

The price of HP ENVY Photo 6255 on Amazon ranges from $38 to $76 as at this time. That is some massive reduction in its initial price when newly released. However, buyers can still pay up to $150 for this printer in some locations.

HP ENVY Photo 6255 Unboxing – What’s in The Box

What buyers are expected to find in the box include HP ENVY Photo 6255 All-in-One Printer, HP 64 Setup Black Instant Ink Ready Cartridges (~185 pages), HP 64 Setup Tri-color Instant Ink Ready Cartridges (~120 pages), No CD Flyer, Ink Caution Flyer, Power Cord, Setup card, Getting started guide, Instant Ink Flyer and Media Pack.

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HP ENVY Photo 6255 Ink

Compatible ink types for this printer are Dye-based (color) and pigment-base (black).

HP ENVY Photo 6255 Driver and Software

The included software and driver for this printer are HP Printer Software, HP Update, Shop for Supplies Online, HP Photo Creations. However, this software can be downloaded from the HP store if need be.

HP ENVY Photo 6255 Setup

Very easy and straight forward to setup. Moreover, all the setup information is included in the manual.

HP ENVY Photo 6255 Full Specs and Features

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Functions – Print, Scan, Copy, Web, Photo

Copies, maximum – Up to 50 copies

Power – Input voltage: 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)

Power consumption – 13.95 watts (printing), 3.60 watts (ready), 0.93 watts (sleep), 0.20 watts (off)

Energy efficiency – ENERGY STAR® qualified

Operating temperature range – 41 to 104ºF

Operating humidity range – 20 to 80% RH

Dimensions (W X D X H) – 17.87 x 6.34 x 16.14 in

Dimensions Maximum (W X D X H) – 17.86 x 19.82 x 6.13 in

Weight – 14.30 lb

Package weight – 18.92 lb

Cable included – No, please purchase USB cable separately

Warranty – One-year limited hardware warranty

First page out (ready) black – As fast as 17 sec

First page out (ready) color – As fast as 20 sec

Resolution (black) – Up to 1200 x 1200 rendered dpi (when printing from a computer)

Resolution (color) – Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color (when printing from a computer on selected HP photo papers and Print in Max dpi)

Monthly duty cycle –Up to 1000 pages

Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output. This value provides a comparison of product robustness in relation to other HP LaserJet or HP Color LaserJet devices, and enables appropriate deployment of printers and MFPs to satisfy the demands of connected individuals or groups.

Print speed, black (ISO, laser comparable) – Up to 12 ppm

Recommended monthly page volume – 300 to 400

Print Technology – HP Thermal Inkjet

Display – 2.2” (5.58 cm) Capacitive touchscreen monochrome graphics

Number of print cartridges – 2: 1 black, 1 Tri-color (cyan, magenta, yellow)

Replacement cartridges – HP 64 Black Ink Cartridge (~200 pages); HP 64 Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~165 pages); HP 64XL Black Ink Cartridge (~600 pages); HP 64XL Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~415 pages). Average based on ISO/IEC 24711 or HP testing methodology and continuous printing. Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors.

Dynamic security – Dynamic security enabled printer. Intended to be used with cartridges using only HP original electronic circuitry. Cartridges with modified or non-HP electronic circuitry may not work, and those that work today may not work in the future.

Compatible ink types – Dye-based (color); pigment-based (black)

Automatic paper sensor – Yes

Print speed, color (ISO, laser comparable) – Up to 8 ppm

Paper trays, standard – 2 (Main and Photo Trays)

Paper trays, maximum – 2 (Main and Photo Trays)

Mobile Printing Capability – HP ePrint; Apple AirPrint™; Mopria™-certified; Wireless Direct Printing

Connectivity, standard – 1 USB 2.0 client ; 1 Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, dual band wifi 2.4/5Ghz, BLE

Minimum system requirements – OS X v10.10 Yosemite, OS X v10.11 El Capitan, OS X v10.12 Sierra, 1 GB HD, Internet

Microsoft® Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Microsoft® Internet Explorer. Windows Vista®: 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) processor, 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Microsoft® Internet Explorer 8. Windows® XP SP3 or higher (32-bit only): any Intel® Pentium® II, Celeron® or 233 MHz compatible processor, 850 MB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Microsoft® Internet Explorer 8. Windows Vista x64 has been removed from support on the CD & Web packs. Windows Server support is provided via the command line installer and supports Win Server 2008 R2 and higher.

Compatible operating systems – Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows XP (32-bit) (Professional and Home Editions); OS X v10.10 Yosemite, OS X v10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra; Linux

Memory card compatibility – N.A.

Memory, standard – 256 MB DDR3

Supported network protocols – IPv4, IPv6, Bonjour, Custom Raw Port/Port9100, mDNS, Embedded Web Server, Wireless Network Supported,SLP, WS-Print, Wireless b/g/n, WEP/WPA (AES), SNMP, Internet Printing Protocol, Bluetooth LE

Duplex printing – Automatic

Envelope input capacity – Up to 5 envelopes

Borderless printing – Yes (up to 8.5 x 11 in, 216 x 297 mm)

Finished output handling – Sheetfed

Media sizes supported – A4; A5; B5; DL; C6; A6

Media sizes, custom – 3.85 x 8.5 to 5 x 12.2 in

Media types – Plain Paper; HP Photo Papers; HP Matte Brochure or Professional Paper; HP Matte Presentation Paper; HP Glossy Brochure or Professional Paper; Other Photo Inkjet Papers; Other Matte Inkjet Papers; Other Glossy Inkjet Papers, Plain Paper, Light/Recycled

Recommended media weight – 18 to 22 lb

Supported media weight – 16 to 80 lb

Media weights by paper path – Tray 1: A4: 75 to 90 g/m²; HP envelopes: 75 to 90 g/m²; HP Photo Paper: up to 300 g/m²; HP 10 x 15 cm photo paper: up to 300 g/m²

Scanner type – Flatbed

Scan file format – RAW, JPG, PDF

Scan resolution, hardware – Up to 1200 dpi

Scan resolution, optical – Up to 1200 dpi

ADF Capacity – No ADF

Digital send file Formats – PDF; BMP; PNG; TIF; JPG

Copy speed color (draft) – up to 18 cpm

Copy resolution (black text) – 300 x 300 dpi

Copy resolution (colour text and graphics) – 600 x 600 dpi


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