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The HP Envy 7640 e-All-in-One Printer ($199.99) has a good set of features as an inkjet multifunction printer (MFP) suitable for either household or home-office use. The all-black Envy 7640 may not have the pizazz of some of the early consumer models in its line, like the HP Envy 120 ($789.99 at Amazon)(Opens in a new window) , but it makes up for that with its rich feature set.
Design and FeaturesThe printer measures 7.6 by 17.9 by 19.8 inches (HWD) and weighs 17 pounds. A 3.5-inch color touch screen is set in the tilt-up front panel. Paper capacity is 125 sheets, plus a 15-sheet photo tray. It has an auto-duplexer for two-sided printing, and a 25-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF) that allows you to scan, copy, or fax multipage documents.
The Envy 7640($245.90 at Amazon)(Opens in a new window) can print, copy, fax, and scan. It can print from or scan to a USB thumb drive or SD memory card. It comes with several HP Printables (aka, Web apps) such as DreamWorks, HP Calendar, HP Forms, and Awesome Airplanes. You can register the printer for free for HP's ePrint service, which lets you email files as attachments to a unique address that HP assigns to the printer, and the Envy will print out the email and files, even if you're on the far side of the world. The Envy can print from iOS and Android devices over a Wi-Fi connection, via HP's mobile printing app or (in the case of iPhones and iPads) via AirPrint.
This MFP is a step up from the HP Envy 5530 e-All-in-One , which focuses on home features and lacks fax capabilities, an ADF, and Ethernet. The Envy 7640 can connect via USB, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet. We ran our speed tests over an Ethernet connection with drivers installed on a PC running Windows Vista.
Print Speed On our business applications suite, I clocked the Envy 7640 (using QualityLogic's(Opens in a new window) hardware and software for timing) at a lackluster 2.3 pages per minute (ppm). This is just short of the 2.4ppm turned in by the Editors' Choice Canon Pixma MX922 Wireless Office All-In-One Printer ($397.12 at Amazon)(Opens in a new window) , a dual-purpose (home and home-office) MFP that despite its name has a feature set geared more strongly to home use. It is well off the pace of the 5.4ppm turned in by the Epson Expression Premium XP-820 Small-in-One Printer . It did manage to edge out the HP Envy 5530, which we timed at just 2ppm. The 7640 was much faster at photo printing on our tests, averaging just 39 seconds per print.
The printer uses just two ink cartridges, one black and one multi-color. Running costs are 5.8 cents per monochrome page and 14.9 cents per color page, but customers can save up to 50 percent by enrolling in the HP Instant Ink Program, a three-tiered plan in which customers pay a monthly fee to print a defined number of pages per month. The plans are based on the number of pages printed, not on the number of ink cartridges used. The three tiers offer up to 50 pages per month for $2.99, up to 100 pages per month for $4.99, and up to 300 pages per month for $9.99. The printer detects when you're running low on ink and automatically orders more. Unused pages are rolled over. If you need more than your monthly allotment, additional pages can be had for 15 pages per dollar in the basic plan, 20 pages per dollar in the mid-level plan, and 25 pages per dollar in the 300-page plan.
The Envy 7640's feature set is comparable to that of Canon Pixma MX922, with a good mix of home and business features. Neither of them is remotely fast at business printing. The Canon printed better photos, and because it's more than a year old it's available at a lower price, so it retains its Editors' Choice, but the 7640 is a worthy alternative.
HP's Envy line of MFPs has nicely matured since it was introduced in 2010. The HP Envy 7640 e-All-in-One Printer is not as stylish as the earliest models, but it has more substance. It's still ponderously slow, which could be an impediment in home-office use, and its photo quality is weak, a strike against it in photo-happy households. But it still has a solid range of features for both home and home-office use, and is worth considering for that dual-purpose role.
1. Turn off the printer using the power button.2. Search Windows for run, and click the Run Windows application in the list of results.3. Type services.msc in the Run window, and then press Enter on the keyboard.The Services menu opens.4. Right-click Print Spooler and select Stop.5. After the service has been stopped, close the service window and use Windows Explorer to browse to C:\Windows\System32\Spool\PRINTERS.6. Delete all files inside the PRINTERS folder.7. Restart your computer.8. Turn on your printer.9. Try removing the printer driver.
I followed steps you provided, but having issues while removing HP Printer driver in the Drivers tab. I get following printer error message dialogue box .. "Unable to remove HP ENVY 7640 series, x64, Type 3 - User Mode driver. The specified printer driver is currently in use" with an OK button
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The HP Envy 7640 e-all-in-one printer is a member of the HP Envy 7600 Series. It was released in 2014 and, since then, it has been discontinued. The HP Envy 7640 is identifiable by its model name on the front right corner of the control panel.
This HP printer is ideal for homes and small businesses because it is a low-cost and a low-maintenance option. This version of the HP Envy printer line includes improved print photo quality alongside the typical printing set up. Indeed, the printer is intended to be used alongside the HP Smart app to print photos remotely and from various devices. Its unique two-ink cartridge set up is meant to minimize ink usage and operator expenses as well.
HP's Envy 7640 sports a premium design, along with a handful of useful features, including a 25-sheet document feeder, fax support and the ability to print passport-size photos. It's also one of the first all-in-one printers that's eligible for HP's Instant Ink program, which allows consumers to pay for cartridges by subscription. However, the $149 all-in-one faces stiff competition from similarly priced competitors that offer better image quality and much faster scan speeds.
Designed for the home rather than the office, the HP Envy 7640 has a raven black exterior that makes it look at home in either the office or the living room. At 19.8 x 7.9 x 7.6 inches and 16.9 pounds, it takes up less space than the Epson XP-820 (19.1 x 16.8 x 10.4 inches, 21.5 pounds) and the Canon Pixma MG7520 (17.2 x 14.6 x 5.9, 17 pounds).
We particularly appreciated the Envy's large 3.5-inch touch screen, which is clear, bright and easy to use when paired with the printer's soft-touch navigation buttons. Since it lacks a dedicated numeric keypad, the Envy isn't the best choice for someone with heavy faxing needs.
The HP Envy 7640 has a print tray that pulls out like a drawer, which is very secure but not completely removable from the device. During testing, we often found it necessary to pull out the cartridge to properly straighten a bundle of paper. The paper tray on the Envy 7640 holds 80 sheets, not nearly as many as the Brother MFC-J55620, which can hold more than 200.
Before we began the installation process, we were impressed with HP's packaging for the Envy 7640, which features a protective plastic bag with reinforced handles to make it easier to get the printer out of the box. We are constantly trying to carefully lift printers from packaging without ripping their fragile embryonic bags, and so the pull handles were a welcome surprise.
Though the HP Envy 7640 delivered fast print speeds in our tests, it suffers from an annoying startup delay that we didn't see on its competitors. While configuring HP's all-in-one, we found that it would often take between 8 and 10 seconds from the time we started any print job on our computer until the device would say "Printing." All the other devices in our print tests would immediately indicate they were printing and start making the customary printing sounds. We tested this with two HP Envy printers and both did the same thing.
The HP Envy 7640 printed a single page of black-and-white text at the Normal setting in 12 seconds, 1 second faster than the category average and competitors like the Epson XP-820. However, the Canon Pixma MG7520 was 2 seconds quicker.
Unfortunately, the HP Envy 7640's scan and copy times were among the worst we've tested, often taking a minute or more than the competition. The device took a full 1:24 to copy a black-and-white page, more than a minute longer than the category average (22 seconds). By comparison, the Canon Pixma MG7520 finished in just 7 seconds. HP's all-in-one took a full 2 minutes to copy a color page, 42 seconds slower than the category average. 59ce067264