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HP DeskJet 2755 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Oct 08, 2020 at 10:39 am
HP DeskJet 2755 Picture
6.0
Family
2.6
Small/Home Office
5.4
Student
4.3
Black & White
6.7
Casual Photo
This printer was replaced by the HP DeskJet 2755e
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP DeskJet 2755 is an unremarkable printer. It's best suited for family use, as photos are passable enough for a scrapbook, while color accuracy is excellent. However, it's a disappointing choice for students and a bad choice for office use. It has a poor page yield, whether you're printing in black or color, which means you'll have to replace the cartridges often. On the upside, the cartridges are quite affordable. The build quality is disappointing, and those with large hands might struggle to change the ink cartridges. Printing speed is also very slow, regardless of what you're printing. There's a flatbed scanner, which is great if you need to copy old fragile photos, but it lacks an automatic document feeder.

Our Verdict

6.0 Family

The HP DeskJet 2755 is unremarkable for family use. While its color accuracy is excellent, photo quality is only passable. Unfortunately, the two cartridges' yield is quite low, and they need replacing often. On the upside, they're quite affordable. There's a flatbed for scanning fragile photos, but the hinges don't extend to accommodate thicker books or manuals. Also, it lacks an automatic document feeder and duplex scanning. Not only that, but you can't print off an SD card or a USB flash drive.

Pros
  • Affordable cartridges.
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Third-party cartridge support.
Cons
  • No automatic document feeder.
  • Slow printing speed.
  • Disappointing build quality.
  • Tri-color cartridge.
2.6 Small/Home Office

The HP DeskJet 2755 is a very bad printer for small or home offices. Its cartridges have an incredibly low yield and need to be changed often. Thankfully, the cartridges are quite affordable. While it has a sturdy build, the design makes it difficult to access paper jams and ink cartridges. Also, the display screen is very limited and doesn't have any tilt or swivel mechanisms. The scanner lacks an automatic document feeder and duplex scanning capability.

Pros
  • Affordable cartridges.
  • Third-party cartridge support.
Cons
  • Disappointing cost-per-print.
  • No automatic document feeder.
  • Slow printing speed.
  • Low page yield.
  • Disappointing build quality.
5.4 Student

The HP DeskJet 2755 is an inadequate printer for students. Its cartridges have a low page yield and need to be replaced often. On the upside, the cartridges are quite affordable. Print speed is quite slow, regardless of what you're printing. It has a flatbed scanner, but it lacks a sheetfed scanner.

Pros
  • Affordable cartridges.
  • Third-party cartridge support.
Cons
  • Slow printing speed.
  • Low page yield.
  • Tri-color cartridge.
4.3 Black & White

The HP DeskJet 2755 is a poor choice for black and white printing. The black cartridge has a poor page yield and will need replacing often, but thankfully, the cartridge is quite affordable. The overall printing speed for black and white documents is also quite slow. There's a flatbed scanner, but no automatic document feeder.

Pros
  • Affordable cartridges.
  • Third-party cartridge support.
Cons
  • No automatic document feeder.
  • Slow printing speed.
  • Low page yield.
  • Disappointing build quality.
6.7 Casual Photo

The HP DeskJet 2755 is an adequate printer for casual photos. It has excellent color accuracy, but its photo printing quality is only passable. Unfortunately, its color cartridge has a low yield and needs replacing often. Also, the design is disappointing, as those with large hands will likely struggle to change the ink cartridges. On the upside, the cartridges are quite affordable.

Pros
  • Affordable cartridges.
  • Excellent color accuracy.
  • Third-party cartridge support.
Cons
  • Slow printing speed.
  • Can't print 2" x 3" photo paper.
  • Disappointing build quality.
  • Tri-color cartridge.
  • 6.0 Family
  • 2.6 Small/Home Office
  • 5.4 Student
  • 4.3 Black & White
  • 6.7 Casual Photo
  1. Updated Oct 08, 2020: Review published.
  2. Updated Sep 11, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

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Design
5.0
Design
Build & Design Quality

The HP DeskJet 2755 all-in-one printer has a disappointing build quality. The entire body is made of plastic, which feels solid and sturdy. The power cord is removable, which is great in case it ends up getting damaged. That said, the cable sticks out of the middle of the back of the printer, instead of the more common backside corner. Also, the scanner's hinges can't extend to accommodate larger books or manuals. Because of this printer's compact size, those with large hands might struggle to access paper jams or the print heads. Also, it lacks photo and paper trays, and its flimsy rear page feeder can only hold 60 pages at a time. Finally, the printer needs to be on to access the ink cartridges.

Design
Dimensions
Height 6.1" (15.5 cm)
Width 16.7" (42.5 cm)
Depth 12.0" (30.5 cm)
Weight
7.9 lbs (3.6 kg)

The HP DeskJet 2755 is a fairly compact printer that doesn't take up much space on a desk or shelf.

3.0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
1.2" (3.2 cm)
Touchscreen No

The HP DeskJet 2755 all-in-one printer has a poor display screen. It's a very small LCD screen with seven physical buttons next to it. There are no tilt or swivel functions, which means viewing angles are bad when you're seated.

Design
In The Box

  • Power cord
  • 1x HP 67 Black ink cartridge
  • 1x HP 67 Tri-Color ink cartridge
  • Reference guide

2.6
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
1
Black Cartridge Model
HP 67 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
5.85 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
111 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 67 Tri-Color
Tested Color Page Yield
2.4 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
61 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Yes
High Yield Cartridge
XL
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP DeskJet 2755 has an awful cartridge system. It has only two cartridges: one black, and one tri-color. They also have a very low yield, meaning you'll have to replace them often. It does accept third-party cartridges, but using them may void the warranty.

6.2
Design
Scanner
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Scan Sheetfed
No
Automatic Document Feeder
No
Duplex Scanning
No
Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 Bit
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
No
Copy
Yes

The HP DeskJet 2755 all-in-one printer's scanning features are passable. It has a flatbed that can scan at a high resolution, which is great for copying old photos, but the lid's hinges don't extend to allow you to scan thicker items like books or manuals. Also, it lacks a sheetfed scanner, meaning you'll have to load each page individually.

Printing
5.3
Printing
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
15.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
16.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.144 US$/print
Color Printing
0.279 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.739 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

The HP DeskJet 2755's cost-per-print is disappointing. While the ink cartridges are affordable, they need replacing often, which will increase costs over time. You can subscribe to optional HP Instant Ink, which automatically sends you new ink when you run out. If you're looking for a similarly priced printer with a significantly cheaper cost-per-print for color documents and photos, check out the Canon PIXMA TS3520.

Keep in mind that even if you only print in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridges for servicing tasks, so you'll likely still need to replace them eventually.

4.4
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
4 PPM
Color Document
3 PPM
Photo Printing Time
67.0 s
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
11.9 s
Duplex Printing
Manual
Input Tray Capacity
60 pages

The HP DeskJet 2755 has poor printing speed. It's very slow regardless if you're printing black or in color, and it takes over a minute to print a photo. The output paper tray can only hold 25 sheets of plain paper, while the input tray can only hold 60, meaning you'll be refilling it often.

8.6
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
7.92

The HP DeskJet 2755 all-in-one printer's color accuracy is excellent for most casual printing, but there are still some noticeable differences, so it may not be accurate enough for professional environments.

6.3
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
No

The HP DeskJet 2755 has passable photo printing quality. There's a lot of banding and color in the grayscale, and there's some graininess. If you want better photo quality, check out the HP ENVY 6075 or the HP DeskJet 2722.

Printing
Printing Size
Letter (8.5" x 11") Yes
Legal (8.5" x 14") Yes
Tabloid (11" x 17") No
A6 (105mm x 148mm) Yes
A5 (148mm x 210mm) Yes
A4 (210mm x 297mm) Yes
Photo (2" x 3") No
Photo (4" x 6") Yes
Photo (5" x 7") Yes

This printer has one input tray that supports most paper sizes. That said, it can't print 2" x 3" photos.

Mobile App And Connectivity
7.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Connectivity
Ethernet
No
USB Input To Computer
Yes
Bluetooth
No
Wi-Fi via Router
Yes
Wi-Fi Direct
Yes
External Storage Support
No
Apple AirPrint
Yes
Mopria Print Service
Yes

This printer has decent connectivity options. You can connect to it via Wi-Fi or USB. Unfortunately, there's no Bluetooth support, and you can't use an Ethernet cable. Also, it doesn't have external storage support, meaning you can't print from an SD card or USB flash drive.

7.0
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App For Home Use
Mobile App Yes
App Name HP Smart
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Yes
PDF
Yes
Microsoft Office Files
No
Text Files (TXT)
No
Webpages (HTML)
No

The HP 2755 is compatible with the HP Smart App. You can scan with your phone's camera or print PDFs and photos directly from your mobile device. You can also buy new ink cartridges and perform maintenance tasks from the app.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the HP DeskJet 2755. There's a variant called the HP DeskJet 2752, which is a Walmart exclusive that offers two months of free ink through HP Instant Ink subscription. Note that this model has been replaced by the HP DeskJet 2755e, which is nearly identical but comes with a six-month subscription to HP Instant Ink. You can see our unit's label here.

Compared To Other Printers

The HP DeskJet 2755 is an unremarkable all-in-one printer. It's the baseline model in the DeskJet series and the step-up model, the HP DeskJet 3755, can produce higher quality photos. Like other printers in this lineup, the overall cost-per-print isn't very good, and you have to replace the cartridges often as they have a low yield. For other options, see our recommendations for the best photo printers, the best cheap printers, and the best all-in-one printers.

HP ENVY 6055

The HP ENVY 6055 is a slightly better printer than the HP DeskJet 2755. The ENVY's cost-per-print is marginally cheaper and it has superior color accuracy. That said, the DeskJet has a small display screen and overall may represent a better value for some people.

HP DeskJet 4155e

The HP DeskJet 2755 and the HP DeskJet 4155e are all-in-one color inkjet printers that perform unremarkably well for family use. The 4155e has an automatic document feeder, and it comes with six free months of HP's Instant Ink subscription. On the other hand, the 2755 prints photos much faster. While both produce amazingly accurate colors for casual use, they print photos with only mediocre quality and a lot of banding.

HP DeskJet 3755

The HP DeskJet 3755 is a slightly better all-in-one printer than the HP DeskJet 2755. The 3755 is smaller and lighter, and it feels better built overall. It has superior photo printing quality, and, despite its compact size, it has a sheetfed scanner. On the other hand, the 2755 has a flatbed scanner and a much higher scan resolution.

HP DeskJet 2755e

The HP DeskJet 2755e is nearly identical to the HP DeskJet 2755, but there are a few performance differences, and it comes with a free six-month subscription to HP Instant Ink. Otherwise, the 2755 yields slightly more black pages resulting in a slightly lower cost-per-print, but the difference is marginal. The 2755e has better color accuracy, but its photo printing quality is the same as the 2755. Note that neither printer can automatically print double-sided documents.

HP DeskJet 2722

The HP DeskJet 2755 and the HP DeskJet 2722 perform similarly. They have a similar design, display screen, and scanner, but the 2722 yields slightly more pages than the 2755, which gives it a marginally lower cost-per-print. The 2722 also has better photo quality. On the other hand, the 2755 prints faster, especially for photos.

Canon PIXMA TS3520

The Canon PIXMA TS3520 and the HP DeskJet 2755 are all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the Canon is better for family and casual photo printing use, while the HP is better for students. The Canon has a higher color document page yield at a significantly lower cost-per-print, and it prints much better-looking photos. The flatbed scanner lid's hinges can raise for scanning slightly thicker objects. On the other hand, the HP has a better black page yield and half the black text document cost-per-print, and it produces much more accurate colors.

HP DeskJet Plus 4155

The HP DeskJet Plus 4155 is a slightly better all-in-one printer than the HP Deskjet 2755. The 4155's photo quality is a bit better, and it has an automatic document feeder. On the other hand, while the 2755's cost-per-print and cartridge system are nearly identical to the 4155's, the printer itself is generally available at a cheaper price. However, neither printer supports automatic double-sided printing, which might be a dealbreaker for some.

HP ENVY 6075

The HP ENVY 6075 is better than the HP DeskJet 2755. The ENVY feels better built, its photo quality is higher, and its cost-per-print for black cartridges is slightly lower. It also prints black-only text documents slightly faster and it can hold more pages in its input tray. However, the DeskJet has a slighter lower cost-per-print for color cartridges and it's faster at printing photos.

HP ENVY 5014

The HP DeskJet 2755 is a slightly better printer than the HP ENVY 5014. The 2755's cost-per-print for color documents and photos isn't as expensive. That said, the ENVY has a much better display screen, and its photo printing quality is superior.

HP ENVY 5055

The HP ENVY 5055 is a slightly better printer than the HP DeskJet 2755. The ENVY has a much better display screen, and its photo printing quality is better. That said, the 2755 is slightly cheaper when it comes to printing color documents and photos, and is generally available at a cheaper price.

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