HP ENVY Photo 7855 All-In-One Printer
The HP ENVY 7855 setup is fairly straight forward. This HP printer brings a host of convenient features looking to capture what you need a printer to do today. If you’re in the market for a new printer, let’s take a look and see if the ENVY 7855 has what you need.
It is a compact desktop multi-function printer designed to do it all. While it’s certainly not an industrial workhorse, HP looks to show it understands the printing needs of the modern home. While most home users aren’t printing reams of paper daily, they do want the ability for multiple people to easily connect multiple devices for printing documents and photos.
The lower purchase price seems nice when it comes time to buy, but increased ink costs and potentially lower quality products increase the total cost of ownership overall. Manufacturers have compensated for this by cramming in lots of bells and whistles. Features that were once premium add-ons, like Wi-Fi support, integrated scanners, and touch screen displays, have gradually evolved into standard features at all but the lowest price points. This makes a very crowded, challenging market for All in one printers, where manufacturers have a difficult time getting their products to stand out above the crowd.
HP clearly wants to emphasize photo printing with the HP ENVY 7855 setup. Consumer photography has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. Most of us still remember the days of film cameras. Loading canisters, winding film, snapping a few shots, paying for development, and waiting anxiously to see if any shots turned out well seems downright archaic compared to the quality and convenience of modern digital cameras.
With all the fascinating new technology that gets released on a regular basis, it’s not often we take a look at the humble printer. While printers were once a significant investment that home users and businesses paid to maintain and repair, over time manufacturers have released significantly less expensive options. While this may simply be a result of reduced production costs, many suspect that the manufacturers decide to take a loss selling printers knowing they can still make a tidy profit with higher margin ink sales.