When my printer died, I did a little research and then headed to the store and bought the HP Envy e-All-in-One printer. I was excited to have wireless printer and I had read that it was easy to set up on the Envy. I have 2 desktops in the house and wanted to be able to print from either room. I am loving the wireless printing feature!
Prints faster than my old machine. Can print 2 sided papers all by itself. Scans quickly and scanning software is simple. Set up wasn't too difficult. I installed the software (Note: on BOTH computers!), followed the prompts on the printer screen, and pressed the WiFi button on my modem to sync it all together.
Let's face it, ALL ink cartridges are smaller than they used to be and therefore go through a lot of ink! Since I hardly ever print in color, I didn't want a printer that has the cyan, magenta, yellow, black, etc. all separate. I only wanted 2 cartridges (black and tri-color) and that's exactly what I got with the HP Envy. It uses HP 60 ink. It came with 2 small cartridges and the black is almost gone after just a small amount of printing. I plan on buying the HP 60 XL ink to replace it when it's out.
It is a long/wide machine, but very compact in other ways. I like that it isn't but a few inches tall, as it fits on a shelf with enough clearance to open the scanner/copier lid. I like the touch screen screen and the menu is not overly complicated.
Wonderful upgrade for an all in one
I am so happy with my hp envy all in one printer. The set up was so easy I was worried i missed a step. With the wireless set up i don't have to worry about buying extra cords. With previous printers I would get home and realize that the USB or some other cord was not included . Not this one, it has everything ready to go. The paper tray doesn't really hold a lot so it's a little inconvenient but I can manage. The touch screen is so much better then the buttons on my old one. I love how it has so many options that you can use with an internet connection. Great product
Paper tray small
A well rounded printer, both for use with my IMac and IPad
My faith in HP has been restored after buying this printer. I was not too happy with my previous HP so I switched to Epson for a while. The ink cartridges it used were outrageous, so I decided to give HP another try after seeing this printer.
The reason I bought it was because it is so compact. It barely takes up any space, and yet it works like a full-sized printer. I understand the name Envy now as well, the design of this printer is amazing. It scans, it copies, it prints...and all wireless.
The wireless scanning feature works like a breeze, compared to some other printers I have had. The price is a little high on this printer. Many other models with the same capabilities are available at a much lower price, but this printer is worth the high price.
No hassle getting this printer to work straight from the box. Remember the times you had to connect your printer with a USB first...No more of that. take it out of the box, plug it in and it will find your Wi-Fi within a matter of minutes. The printer prints extremely fast and in great quality.
I have even used it to print post cards for Christmas on high quality photo printer, and they look just as good as if I had gone and printed them professionally. The scanning works great and so does the copying.
The copy quality is great and works very fast and seamlessly.
The paper use is great because this printer prints double-sided automatically. No need to go and turn the papers over manually, the machine takes care of everything. I am very happy with the amount of ink this printer uses. I print way less than I used to, but even then this printer does a great job at conserving ink.
Ease of Use
Very easy to use. There are many features I could probably read up on, but when it comes to the basics (printing, scanning and copying) this printer works straight from the box without even having to bother reading the manual.
The greatest feature is the fact that it works with my iPad. It even prints double-sided from my IPad. No need to go through a ton of settings, this works right away the first time and all the times after that. I have several computers at home and several Ipads, and they all works seamlessly with the printer without the need of passwords, settings...
This looks like a very sturdy, durable printer. The price is there to show it, but the materials used are quality and look great. I have only had it a few months, but I confident I will have it for many years.
The design of this printer does justice to its name. This is a printer to be envious off because it looks so modern and beautiful. No more chunky printers messing up my office decor, this printer looks streamlined and sleek. It takes up very little space and yet functions like its full sized counterparts. The most amazing part is the fact that the tray for catching printed pages comes out as soon as the printer is contacted it needs to start printing. it stays open until you take your finished pages and then everything closes again into a sleek rectangular. I also love the fact that the paper loads from the front and is hidden in a tray.
Almost Able to Print From My iPad via Air Print
Bottom-Line: Great printer, scanner, and copier, but printing with Air Print needs to be rethought.
One of the major complaints about the iPad when it was first introduced was that one could not print from it. *Apple* heard us and with the release of IOS (iPhone Operating System) 4.2 the company included *Apple Air Print* a technology that allows, or is supposed to allow the *iPad, iPhone, *or* iPod Touch* to print wirelessly from the device to an ever-increasing number of *Hewlett Packard* printers like the ***HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One D410a Inkjet Printer***.
The ***HP Envy 100 e-All-in-One D410a Inkjet Printer ***is a small footprint multifunction printing device (compatible with PC as well as Macintosh) that allows you to print, scan, copy all from one unit. The ***HP Envy 100*** has the added capability of printing photos directly from the unit and will accept input from all manner of removable and or portable memory devices including *SD Media, or **USB port* for connecting directly to a digital camera. All of these connections are situated on the front of the unit.
Unlike other AIO printers the ***HP Envy 100 e-AIO*** is a smaller than usual unit without an automatic document feeder. Gone as well are (4) cartridges, replaced by (2). The ***HP Envy 100 e-AIO*** also features a flatbed scanner, copy collating, two-sided printing, print up to legal size; and a slide-in 25-sheet input paper capacity. The ***HP Envy 100 e-AIO*** offers print and copy speeds up to 27 pages per minute (ppm) black, and up to 22 ppm color, with up to 4,800-optimized dpi color and laser-quality text.
**Wireless Printing & e-Print**
One of the selling points of the ***HP Envy 100 e-AIO*** is of course the ability of the iPad to print to the device either wirelessly (*Air Print*) or via e-Print. For me the first doesn't work, while the second mostly works; let me explain.
IOS version 4.2 shipped with *Air Print*, which allow the iPad to wirelessly "talk" to Air Print enabled printers like the ***HP Envy 100 e-AIO.*** While I could see the printer on the iPad from *Air Print* enabled applications like *Safari*, select the printer and the app stated that it was rendering a print job, yet nothing came out of the printer, ever!
I Google'd the issue and it turns out I am not the only one with the issue; it appears to be a wide-spread and caused by a combination of wireless access point (WAP)/ Router, printer, and iPad compatibility. I tried all of the steps outlined in numerous BLOG's on the issue and I have yet to resolve it; (heavy sigh!).
On the other hand, *e-Print* works like a charm, most of the time. With e-Print the ***HP Envy 100 e-AIO*** is assigned an e-mail address to which one can forward e-mail's to be printed from iPad, iMac, iPod, or PC as long as the printer is connected to the Internet. This feature works reasonably well; it is supposed to be able to print attachments, but this is a hit or miss proposition; i.e. sometimes it works, sometime not, sometimes it print half a page. Overall, I am pleased with e-print, and of course since I cannot print to the ***HP Envy 100 e-AIO*** via *Air Print*, it is the only way I can print from the iPad.
Overall I like the ***HP Envy 100 e-AIO***, it is compact, easy to use, and has an aura of coolness that is hard to resist. Of course its inability to utilize Air Print and print wirelessly from the iPad is a big impediment considering it is what I bought the AIO for. However, since the e-print is working relatively well, I can excuse the minor, well okay, major bump in the road to iPad nirvana!
The built-in wired Ethernet capability, coupled with USB and wireless make the ***HP Envy 100 e-AIO*** a versatile, flexible unit that is ideal for a small home office setting and well as workgroup setting; however, with its multitude of family-centric HP Apps, the AIO seems to be geared towards the home user. If you or your small workgroup need a scanner/ copier/ printer, and need to print from your iPad is some form or fashion the ***HP Envy 100 e-AIO*** should be given serious consideration, just be aware of the wireless constraints!