With work from home pretty much standard these days, having a printer at home makes perfect sense. The inkjet HP Envy 6020 All-in-One Printer is pretty much what its name suggests, offering you both black-and-white and color prints, as well as functioning as both a copier and a scanner.
- Maximum input capacity of up to 100 sheets
- Supports two-sided printing
- Scan resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
The printer is easy to set up and use and is pretty much ready to use from the get-go after performing the alignment process. The Envy 6020 connects to your network via dual-band Wi-Fi — there’s no Ethernet port — and can be set up with your phone easily. You then finish setup with the HP Smart app (which you’ll need to download).
From there, the printer can be discovered on both Mac and Windows devices via the Wi-Fi network. You can also print stuff straight from your phone. iOS users can do it easy thanks to AirPrint support, but Android users will need to download the HP Print Service Plugin from the Play Store. Speed-wise, the printer was able to churn out 10 copies of a mostly black-and-white document (with smatterings of blue) in about 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Full color images take a while longer, depending on your printing setting.
Copying documents is also easy, just put your document on the scanner, and hit the black or color button. Tap multiple times to increase the amount of copies as required. Document scanning is done through the HP Smart app. The Envy 6020 comes with a color and black ink cartridges, and my advice is to purchase additional color cartridges. The bundled color cartridge only lasted four A4 color prints before I got notified that the printer was low on ink.
The HP Envy 6020 retails officially at S$139, but is a lot lower on Shopee or Lazada. We’ve seen it as low as S$128.20 on Shopee with free shipping. Lazada has it at S$128, but shipping ranges from an extra S$4 to S$6. Additional color cartridges will cost you about S$20, lasting for about 100 pages. Sadly, HP’s Instant Ink program, which sends you a cartridge before your printer gets low, is not available in Singapore.
Note: Review unit provided by HP.