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HP DeskJet 2755 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Updated Oct 01, 2021 at 09:49 am
HP DeskJet 2755 Picture
5.5
Family
3.2
Small/Home Office
6.0
Student
4.5
Black & White
5.8
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 all-in-one printer is a compact model. It has a flatbed scanner to digitize photos and documents with a good amount of detail, but you need to increase the resolution to something higher than the default first. Unfortunately, the page yield for both black and color documents is low, meaning you'll need to replace the cartridges often. Like other similar budget printers, it has a high cost-per-print, a slow print speed, and you can't automatically print double-sided sheets. Also, its printed photos don't look good, and colors are inaccurate, too. This printer is now discontinued and is replaced by the HP DeskJet 2755e.

Our Verdict

5.5 Family

The HP DeskJet 2755 is disappointing as a family printer. The photo quality is unremarkable because of banding in gray areas and some graininess overall. While the ink cartridges are relatively cheap, their yield is quite low, so youโ€™ll have to replace them often. The flatbed scanner is suitable for digitizing old photos or documents, but you canโ€™t extend the hinges to scan thicker materials. You also can't print from external storage devices, and it lacks an automatic document feeder.

Pros
  • Affordable cartridges.
  • Third-party cartridge support.
  • High scanner resolution.
Cons
  • Bad color accuracy.
  • No automatic document feeder.
  • Slow printing speed.
  • Disappointing build quality.
3.2 Small/Home Office

The HP DeskJet 2755 is a terrible printer for small or home office use. The cartridges are affordable, but they have an incredibly low page yield and need frequent replacing. It lacks an automatic document feeder, meaning it canโ€™t perform duplex scanning tasks, and printing speeds are slow. Also, it can't perform automatic duplex printing, so you'll have to flip pages manually. Though the printer feels sturdy, it has a disappointing design that makes it difficult for users with larger hands to access paper jams or ink cartridges.

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.
6.0 Student

The HP DeskJet 2755 performs inadequately for student use. Its cartridges have a low page yield and need frequent replacing, so the cost quickly adds up despite the relatively affordable cost of the cartridges. The print speed is rather slow, and you'll have to wait a bit for the first page to print. On the bright side, it has a flatbed scanner to digitize notes and documents, and it offers a few wireless connection options.

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

The HP DeskJet 2755 is a poor choice for black and white printing. The black cartridge has a poor page yield, and you'll have to replace it often. The overall printing speed for black and white documents is also slow. Although there's a flatbed scanner, the printer lacks an automatic document feeder for duplex scanning tasks, and it can't perform automatic duplex printing, so you'll have to flip pages manually.

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

The HP DeskJet 2755 is disappointing for casual photos. Gray areas have banding, and there's some graininess to photos in general. The colors are inaccurate, with most colors looking different from their originals. While the printer feels sturdy, the overall build quality and design are disappointing as it's hard for users with larger hands to access paper jams or cartridges.

Pros
  • Affordable cartridges.
  • Third-party cartridge support.
  • High scanner resolution.
Cons
  • Bad color accuracy.
  • Slow printing speed.
  • Can't print 2" x 3" photo paper.
  • Disappointing build quality.
  • 5.5 Family
  • 3.2 Small/Home Office
  • 6.0 Student
  • 4.5 Black & White
  • 5.8 Photo
  1. Updated Mar 02, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  2. Updated Oct 08, 2020: Review published.
  3. Updated Sep 11, 2020: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
5.0
Design
Build Quality

The HP DeskJet 2755 has poor build quality. Though the plastic body feels solid and sturdy, the rear page feeder feels flimsy and can only hold 60 pages at a time. The power cord is removable but is positioned in the middle of the printer's back instead of in the corner, and it sticks out a little. It also lacks a front paper tray, and you can't raise the scannerโ€™s hinges to fit thicker materials like books or magazines. Additionally, the compact size might make accessing paper jams or ink cartridges difficult for some users with larger hands since the only way to access them is through the small compartment above the output tray. The printer must also 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)
Height When In Use
9.8" (24.8 cm)
Width When In Use
16.7" (42.5 cm)
Depth When In Use
21.5" (54.5 cm)
Weight
7.9 lbs (3.6 kg)
5.5
Design
Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
Expected
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit
3.0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
1.2" (3.2 cm)
Touchscreen No

The HP DeskJet 2755 has a bad display screen. The small LCD screen can't tilt or swivel, so you need to be standing up and looking down to see it properly. There are seven physical buttons to control the power, see printer information, resume and cancel print jobs, and begin black and white or color copying.

2.8
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
2.88 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
61 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Purchased One Worked
Ink Type
Dye And Pigment
High Yield Cartridge
Yes

The HP DeskJet 2755 has an awful cartridge system. The black and color inks run out very quickly, so you'll be replacing the cartridges often. It only has one color cartridge, which is wasteful since you need to replace the entire cartridge every time, even if only one color runs out of ink while the others are still full. It does accept third-party cartridges, but using them may void the warranty.

4.8
Design
Scanner Features
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
Yes
Flatbed Extendable Hinges
0.00" (0 mm)
Automatic Document Feeder
No
ADF Capacity
N/A
Scan Speed
2 PPM
Duplex Scanning
No
Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Fax
No
Copy
Yes
OCR Included
Yes (Software)

The HP DeskJet 2755 has a flatbed scanner only, so it'll take a long time to print many pages in a row since you need to scan each one manually. The lid's hinges can't lift, either, so you can't scan thicker items like books or manuals without the edges being black. On the bright side, its scanning software has OCR technology, which lets you save your scanned document as a Searchable PDF. This means you can search, copy, and edit the scanned text easily.

9.0
Design
Scanning Resolution And Color Depth
Max Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Max Scan Color Depth
24 Bit

The HP DeskJet 2755's default scan resolution setting is 75 DPI, creating unreadable scans as seen in the image sample above. That said, the maximum resolution you can set the printer to is much higher, so your scans will look much clearer if you adjust the settings first.

Design
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
Photo (8" x 10") Yes
Max Paper Weight
300 g/mยฒ
Design
In The Box

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

Design
Battery
Advertised Battery Life
N/A
Tested Charging Time
N/A
Document
5.3
Document
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 relatively affordable, they need frequent replacing, which will increase costs over time. You can subscribe to the optional HP Instant Ink service, 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.

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.

4.5
Document
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
5 PPM
Color Document
3 PPM
Photo Printing Time
67.0 s
Single Page Out Time (Black Only)
11.9 s
Duplex Printing
Manual
Input Tray Capacity
60 pages

The HP DeskJet 2755 has poor printing speed. Whether printing in black or color, it's very slow, and it takes over a minute to print a photo. Also, it can't print double-sided automatically; instead, it prints all the odd pages first, then you're prompted to flip over the stack in the right orientation and place it back in the input tray. Once you've clicked "OK," the even pages get printed on the other side of the sheets.

Document
Document Sample
Color Ink Needed for Black & White
No
Photo
6.0
Photo
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.

The scanned images provided above are for reference only, and they look a bit worse than the actual physical photos due to the scanning and uploading process. The score is based on the actual physical photos.

4.8
Photo
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
10.33

The HP DeskJet 2755's color accuracy is bad. Most colors look different from their originals, especially deep blues. While the difference might not be important for printing a photo for a recipe or a craft project, photography enthusiasts and professionals will want to at a different model.

5.5
Photo
Color Gamut
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

The HP DeskJet 2755 supports Bluetooth for setup purposes only; you can't use it to print.

10
Mobile App And Connectivity
Mobile App
Mobile App Yes
App Name HP Smart
iOS Yes
Android Yes
Photo (JPEG, PNG)
Android and iOS
PDF
Android and iOS
Microsoft Office Files
iOS Only
Text Files (TXT)
iOS Only
Webpages (HTML)
iOS Only

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.

Mobile App And Connectivity
OS Compatibility
Windows Fully
macOS Fully
Chrome OS Fully

If you want to scan on macOS, you can either install the drivers or download the HP Smart app. You can print without needing drivers or software, though. You don't need either on Chrome OS. For Windows, you need to manually install drivers to use the printer at all.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

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

Compared To Other Printers

The HP DeskJet 2755 is a compact, all-in-one inkjet printer. The HP DeskJet 2755 is the baseline model in the DeskJet series, and it's a compact all-in-one inkjet printer. However, some other models, like the HP DeskJet 3755, can produce higher quality photos, making it a better option for photo printing. 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.

See our picks for the best photo printers, the best cheap printers, and the best all-in-one printers.

HP DeskJet 3755

The HP DeskJet 3755 and the HP DeskJet 2755 are all-in-one cheap inkjet printers. The 3755 is a better choice for photos, thanks to its nicer-looking photos, more accurate colors, and wider range of colors. On the other hand, the 2755 can print more pages with color ink, keeping its cost-per-print lower. Also, the 2755 has a flatbed scanner that has a much higher scan resolution than the 3755's sheetfed scanner, which is better if you retouch and rescale photos often.

HP DeskJet 2742e

The HP DeskJet 2755 and the HP DeskJet 2742e are nearly identical inkjet printers with similar page yields, but the 2755 performs marginally better. The 2755's print speed is also a little bit faster than the 2742e. The 2755 prints higher quality photos as images from the 2742e come out slanted. Unfortunately, neither printer can automatically print double-sided, so you'll need to manually flip over your page each time.

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. It can also automatically print double-sided, which the 2755 can't. That said, the 2755 has a lower cost-per-print for color documents and photos.

HP ENVY 6055e

<p>The HP DeskJet 2755 and the HP ENVY 6055e are similar all-in-one compact printers though the 6055e performs slightly better. The ENVY has much better photo printing quality, especially since photos don't come out as slanted, and it does borderless prints. However, the 2755 has a marginally lower cost-per-print, and it has a display screen.

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 black-only 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.

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. Note that neither printer can automatically print double-sided documents.

HP DeskJet 4155e

The HP DeskJet 2755 and the HP DeskJet 4155e are both all-in-one color inkjet printers that perform poorly overall. However, the 4155e has an automatic document feeder, and you can optionally sign up for six months of free ink through HP's Instant Ink subscription. On the other hand, the 2755 prints photos much faster.

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. However, the 2755's cost-per-print and cartridge system are nearly identical to the 4155's, and neither printer supports automatic double-sided printing.

HP ENVY 6055

The HP ENVY 6055 is a slightly better printer than the HP DeskJet 2755. The ENVY 6055 feels solidly built, and it has a front input tray with an adjustable slider. It has a lower cost-per-print, faster printing speed, and better photo printing quality than the 2755.

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 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 has better page yields for color documents and a lower cost-per-print for color documents and photos. However, the 5014 has a faster printing speed for photos, higher photo printing quality, and a touchscreen. 

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.

HP ENVY Photo 7855

The HP DeskJet 2755 and the HP ENVY Photo 7855 are both all-in-one inkjet printers. The 7855 has a much lower cost-per-print, a faster print speed, and it has an automatic document feeder for duplex scanning. On the other hand, the 2755 is better suited to simple printing and scanning tasks since it only has a flatbed scanner, and it can't print as many pages as the HP.

HP Tango X

The HP DeskJet 2755 and the the HP Tango X are both home printers. If you need a scanner, the Deskjet 2755 is a better choice, thanks to its flatbed scanner. Also, it has a USB cable to plug it into your computer directly, while the Tango X offers wireless connection options only. On the other hand, the Tango X is a better option if you only need to print. It's more compact and yields more pages at a lower cost-per-print. Also, it prints slightly faster, and it comes with a linen cover to hide the printer when not in use and to keep dust out.

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