HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer
The hassle-free way to turn your digital photos into lab-quality printsThe process of printing photos has changed radically now almost everyone has a smartphone with a quality camera and space for storing tons of pictures. And while no one misses the old days of shooting your snaps, taking the roll to a developer and waiting for your prints to come back, there's still something magical about holding and sharing photos... The HP ENVY 5530 is a compact printer designed to bring real photos back. It connects wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet or computer and produces borderless, lab-quality prints in moments. You can even print JPEGs direct from a memory card—so there really is no excuse for leaving all those photos unprinted on your phone. You can print regular documents too, of course, with the duplex function enabling you to print on both sides of the paper. Scanning and photocopying functions are also available. Set up is refreshingly straightforward. Simply pull it out of the box, switch it on and HP Printer Control will connect to your Wi-Fi network. That's all it takes. The cost of ink is something that you have to consider when buying a printer. Luckily, the HP ENVY 5530 has been built with economy in mind. You can choose to use high-capacity ink cartridges to get more for your money, or you can sign up to HP Instant Ink. This service enables your printer to automatically order more cartridges when your ink is running low. Price plans are based on the amount of pages you print each month, not the amount of ink you use, with savings of up to 70% possible. Verdict A great value all-in-one that comes up trumps with its photo prints and options. Economical with ink, too. SPECS FUNCTIONS Print, copy, scan, photo, web BORDERLESS PRINTING Up to 216x297mm DIRECT PRINTING Wireless, memory card slot DUPLEX PRINTING Automatic PRINT SPEED Up to 8.8 pages per minute (ppm) mono ISO, up to 5.2 ppm colour ISO PRINT QUALITY (BEST) Up to 120ox600 dpi (black), up to 4800x 1200 dpi (colour) CONNECTIVITY 802.lib/g/n WiFi, US8 2.0 PRINT CARTRIDGES black xi, tri-colour xi Duplex Printing This means that you can set the Envy 5530 to automatically print on both sides of the paper. Handy for printing event invitations or flyers. Wireless Direct Printing Don't have a home Wi-Fi network set up? Don't worry. Wireless Direct means you can print from a phone, tablet or computer with a Wi-Fi connection.