Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a program on behalf of HP and received an HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One printer and an HP Instant Ink package as part of my participation.
It’s a new year and you’re trying to save money and use coupons more. You plan out your shopping trip and go to print your coupons but you find you are out of ink for your printer. Or when you kids need to print that important report for school and of course they waiting until late Sunday night to print it and yup, you’re out of ink. HP has you covered with their HP Instant Ink Program. With this great program HP sends you ink BEFORE you run out. I am so excited to be able to share not only this program with my readers but also one of their awesome printers, the HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer which is one of their Instant Ink compatible printers. You need an Instant Ink compatible printer to be able to use the Instant Ink program.
The HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer is so easy to set up and I was ready to get printing in a few minutes. I took the printer out of the box, plugged it in, and followed the instructions. The printer printed an alignment page to get the settings right. I scanned the alignment page after it printed and I was good to go.
The first time I set up the printer wasn’t to use it at home or for this review. I was volunteering at my daughters’ school for the PTO and we needed to scan and print some forms for a fundraiser we were doing. We were in a portable in the back of the school and going up to the front office and back was getting to be a pain. Especially because teachers were also copying and printing at the same time so it was taking forever to get what we needed do. I decided to run home and grab my new HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer. When I got to school and set the printer up at first I was worried because I realized I didn’t have internet access, access to the school’s network, or even a cable to connect my computer to my printer. That’s when I remembered that the HP ENVY 5530 could connect to my computer wirelessly by itself. It was so easy to turn on the printer’s own wireless, get it’s password, and then connect my computer just like you would connect to a wifi network. Easy peasy and I was up and printing in minutes. The other PTO members were amazed that my printer could connect this way, too.
Here are some of the specs for this amazing printer that not only prints, but also copies and scans, too!
- Prints up to 8.8 ISO ppm* in black, up to 5.2 ISO ppm* in color- . Maximum print speed up to 21 ppm* in black and up to 17 ppm* in color.
- Built-in wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
- Color resolution up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi (1200 input dpi)
- Memory card slot – Lets you expand the printer’s memory (card not included).
- Wireless printing capability – Using HP ePrint or Apple® AirPrint for direct printing from a compatible device.
- Copies up to 6 cpm* in black, up to 4 cpm* in color (laser comparable speeds) – So you can easily make copies of documents. Maximum copy speed up to 21 cpm* in black and up to 17 cpm* in color.
- Copy resolution up to 600 x 600 dpi in black, up to 600 x 1200 dpi in color
- 24-bit flatbed scanner with 8.5″ x 11.7″ scan area and HP Printer Control lets you scan to your mobile device.
- 2.7″ color touch screen
- 100-sheet input tray
- HP Live Photo
- USB 2.0 connectivity
I love how easy the HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer was to set up. It walks you through everything and was easy to bring back home and set up in my own house with my home network, too. I accidentally loaded a piece of paper that was a little crinkled in the printer and it jammed but even getting out the jammed page was easy. Normally opening up a printer to find a jammed page can be intimidating but it was really easy to find the page and get it out.
I really love that I don’t have to worry about running out of ink anymore with the HP Instant Ink Program. Once my printer was set up I simply went to HP Instant Ink to open a new account, entered the code that came with my Instant Ink Enrollment Kit, and followed the sign up directions. With the Instant Ink program you can save up to 50% on original HP Ink.
HP Instant Ink has 3 different plans to choose from and the savings can really add up. You can choose from 50 pages per month, 100 pages per month, or 300 pages per month. That’s right, you don’t pay for the ink you use, you pay per page you print. You can change your plan easily by logging into your account and if you go over your allotted monthly prints they just charge your account. For example on the $4.99 per month plan that I am on I can print up to 100 pages per month. If I go over they will charge me only $1 for every 20 more pages I print. If you don’t use up all of your prints for the month you can roll over some of your prints, too, so you won’t lose them.
The HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One Printer connects to the internet so the Instant Ink program can monitor your ink levels (both black and colored inks) and send you new Original HP Ink BEFORE you run out! No more running out of ink right when you need it most. No more having to remember to get ink, remembering what model ink number you need to get, running to stores hoping they have what you need, or wasting gas to get to the store! I love that! And when you receive the new ink cartridges you also receive a mailer to mail back the used cartridges so HP can recycle them.
Easy to set up and easy to use printer- CHECK!
Money saving ink program so you never run out of ink- CHECK!
PLUS keep your eye out for my upcoming post about about some more exciting features from HP:
Savings Center to help save you money- CHECK!
Great apps with printable pages for every member of the family- CHECK!