HP Envy 5530: Flat Combi Printer in the Test

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 multifunction device HP Envy 5530. Thus, the device can also accommodate at sites that do not offer much room for improvement – such as shelves. However, the construction has the disadvantage that little space is provided for the cartridge insertion. In the test, we have to force the combi-cartridges into the intended holders with determination.

Equipment – including duplex unit

Despite the flat housing makes HP the Envy 5530 under a duplex unit, with which both sides of a sheet can be automatically printed. The deficiency: In duplex mode, the multifunctional device significantly reduces the font image. As connections are USB and WiFi 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 abundant 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 dominates both Apple AirPrint and HP ePrint-own service and understood the manufacturer’s own apps such as HP Printer Control. It can print not only from the smartphone or tablet, but can also scan the mobile device – and also in WiFi Direct mode.

Consumption – full side prices

The HP Envy 5530 comes in XL variants. Despite the higher filling capacities, the multifunctional device comes at not very cheap price: We calculate 5.2 cents for the black and 7.5 cents for the colored sheet. For this, the combi printer is quite simple in the power consumption: In operation without WLAN, it goes back in the quiescent mode to 1.0 watts. If he is connected to the home network, he 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.

Quality in printing, scanning and copying

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. The multifunctional device produces color documents with text, graphics and images in a beautiful quality. Also on our test photos can not be much around. 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-function device is not tested in the test. This is a compromise that you must take for the flat construction. Achieved the model in text printing with 1:01 for ten pages still a thoroughly agreeable time, take ten colored pages from Acrobat comparatively long 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 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 prices 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 certainly be seen. The touch screen, the duplex unit and the good output quality 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.


HP Envy 5530 (Rating: 4,37)


USB, card slot, WiFi 802.11n


Flatbed scanner, screen, duplex printing, borderless printing, direct printing


HP Photo Creations, HP Update Help


Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Mac OS

Faxing without PC possible



HP Envy 5530 (Rating: 4.61)

Print (b / w): 1 page text, quality mode / 10 pages text, normal mode / graphics, normal mode / graphics, quality mode

0:43 / 1:01 / 0:26 / 1:14 minutes

Print (color): 10 pages PDF / A4 photo, normal mode / A4 photo, photo paper / randl. Photo (10 x 15 cm)

5:20 / 1:10 / 2:42 / 1:19 minutes

Scanning: color, text, preview, grayscale

0:21 / 0:09 / 0:21 / 0:09 minutes

Copy (b / w): 5 pages, 1 page

1:38 / 0:29 minutes

Copy (color): 1 page

0:46 Minutes



HP Envy 5530

Quality (40%)


Speed ​​(20%)


Handling (15%)


Features (15%)


Service (10%)


Appreciation / depreciation

0.25 (Apple AirPrint, GoogleCloudPrint, HP ePrint, app, WiFi Direct)


Satisfactory (2,91)

Price-performance ratio



HP Envy 5530

Power consumption: Off / Sleep mode / Operation

0.0 / 1.0 / 14.0 watts

Side cost: black and white / color

5.2 / 7.5 cents per side



HP Envy 5530

Test category

Multifunction devices

Multifunction device manufacturer


Internet address of HP

our site

Price (suggested retail price)

119 euros

HP’s technical hotline


Warranty of the manufacturer

12 months


HP Envy 5530

Printing technology / number of printing inks / number of cartridges

Inkjet / 4/2

Driver version: printer / scanner

6.2.9200.20.562 / 30.0.1044.40289



HP Envy 5530


Print (b / w): text, quality mode / text, normal mode / graphics, normal mode / graphics, quality mode

Very good / good / good / goodgut

Print (color): PDF, normal mode / A4 photo, normal mode / A4 photo, quality mode / randl. Photo (10 x 15 cm), high quality mode

Very good / very good / good / goodgut

Print: Color chart (hits)

10 of 24

Scan: Screen

very sharp

Scanning – hits: colorless / too light / too dark

4/6 /

Scanning – Color Stitch: Red / Green / Blue / Yellow


Scanning: Total impression


Copy (b / w)


Copy (color)



Software: Printer / Scanner

good Good

Transport lock / manual: detailed / German / printed / as PDF

No / yes / yes / yes / no

Control panel / cartridge replacement / colors individually interchangeable / space requirement / processing / paper transport / max. Paper stock

Very simple / still simple / no / 2462 cm² / good / good / 100 sheets



12 months

Service-Hotline / German-speaking / available (hours) / continuous / accessible via e-mail

01805/652180 / yes / 9.5 / yes / yes

Website / English / Manual download / drivers and firmware / support programs

our site / Yes / Yes / Yes / Yes