Hp Envy 5530: Flat Combi Printer In The Test

by | July 26, 2017

The HP Envy 5530 multifunction device is built flat and equipped with a touch screen. The test shows how it is used.

The flat design is the most striking feature of the HP Envy 5530 multi-functional unit. This allows the unit to be installed even in locations that do not provide a lot of air-for example in shelves. However, the construction has the disadvantage that there is little space for the insertion of the cartridges. In the test, we have to force the combi-carts with determination into the intended holders.

Equipment-Including Duplex Unit

Despite the slim chassis, HP’s Envy 5530 features a duplex unit that automatically prints the front and back of a sheet. The drawback: In duplex mode, the multifunctional device significantly reduces the font image. As connections are USB and Wi-Fi is provided. The combi printer can easily be integrated into the wireless network. One reason: It brings a touch screen, whose menu is clearly designed. Also at the pressure point we have nothing to complain about. The maximum capacity of the HP Envy 5530 is 100 sheets. This is not the most generous capacity, but is sufficient for the needs at home. This can not be said of the paper deposit however. It is designed for a maximum of 30 sheets-that is quite lean.The HP model does not use a fax function. There is also no automatic paper feed. The multifunction device is prepared for working from the mobile device. It is dominated by both Apple Airprint and HP’s own ePrint service, and is well-versed in its own proprietary apps such as HP Printer Control. It can print not only from the smartphone or tablet, but can also scan to the mobile device-and also in WiFi Direct mode.

Consumption-Rich Side Prices

The HP Envy 5530 comes in XL variants. Despite the higher filling capacities the multifunctional machine comes at not very cheap price: We calculate 5.2 cents for the black and 7.5 cents for the colored sheet. The combi printer is quite simple in the power consumption: In operation without WLAN, it goes back to 1.0 watts in the quiescent mode. If it is connected to the home network, it needs a little more energy with 1.7 watts.However, when the switch is pressed, it switches to 0.0 watts and thus separates cleanly from the power supply.

The HP Envy 5530 multifunction device uses pigmented black ink. This benefits the typeface. It is well readable and neat in the cover. For grayscale graphics, however, we see a very strong coverage. This is something to the detriment of details. Straight colored documents with writing, graphics and pictures produced the multifunction device in a beautiful quality. Also in our test photos can not be around much. The colors are bright and detailed. The scanning quality is convincing with sharp results. The HP Envy 5530 is only for the visual redness. The test copies convince in black and white and color.

Speed ​-Lame Scan Unit

The HP Envy 5530 multi-functional device is not tested in the test. This is a compromise that you must take for the flat construction. When 1:01 minutes for 10 pages, the model reaches a quite acceptable time, ten-color pages from Acrobat take a comparatively long time with 5:20 minutes. Correctly lame is the scan preview. Here an old HP phenomenon reappears. Because the preview takes as long as a full color scan. Thus the Kombigerät the Tempowerte messed up in the scanning, even if the time values ​​for the Graufstufen-and Textscans fail quite properly.

Conclusion: Chic Combination Unit For Your Home

Overall, the HP Envy 5530 is not suitable for fast work on throughput. For this it is too slow and in the side price too expensive. However, if you are looking for a versatile, multifunctional device that is to be used for occasional printing or scanning, the HP model can be viewed. The touchscreen, the duplex unit and the good quality of the output speak for the device. The flat design is elegant, but at the same time compromises in paper management and cartridge replacement. The purchase price is in order for what is offered.