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HP DeskJet 2755e Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed May 14, 2021 at 11:10 am
HP DeskJet 2755e Picture
5.9
Family
4.8
Small/Home Office
5.9
Student
5.1
Black & White
5.8
Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP DeskJet 2755e is an all-in-one budget printer designed for home use. Unfortunately, it has a very low page yield, so printing in black or color ink isn't cost-effective. It's also very slow at printing, and it can't automatically print double-sided sheets, so you need to manually flip over each page when prompted and then continue the print job. It has bad color accuracy, and the photo printing quality is only mediocre, which isn't ideal if you intend to print many pictures.

Our Verdict

5.9 Family

The HP 2755e printer is mediocre for family use. It doesn't yield many pages, which results in a high cost-per-print for both black and color prints. It prints very slow, and it can't automatically print double-sided documents. On the plus side, it has a high-resolution flatbed scanner and incredible color accuracy, but its photo printing quality is only mediocre.

Pros
  • Decent range of connectivity options.
  • High-resolution flatbed scanner.
  • Can print on 300 g/m² cardstock.
Cons
  • Terrible color accuracy.
  • Can't automatically print double-sided.
  • Very low page yield.
  • Disappointingly high cost-per-print.
4.8 Small/Home Office

The HP 2755e printer is terrible for small or home offices. It doesn't yield many pages, resulting in a disappointingly high cost-per-print. It doesn't have an automatic document feeder, automatic duplex printing or scanning, and it's very slow at printing.

Pros
  • Decent range of connectivity options.
  • Can print on 300 g/m² cardstock.
Cons
  • Can't automatically print double-sided.
  • Very low page yield.
  • Disappointingly high cost-per-print.
  • Very slow printing speed.
5.9 Student

The HP 2755e printer is inadequate for students. Because of its terribly low page yields, you need to replace the cartridges often, which causes a very high cost-per-print. It's very slow at printing documents, it can't automatically print double-sided sheets, and it doesn't support Bluetooth printing. On the bright side, it does have other wireless connectivity options.

Pros
  • Decent range of connectivity options.
  • High-resolution flatbed scanner.
  • Can print on 300 g/m² cardstock.
Cons
  • Terrible color accuracy.
  • Can't automatically print double-sided.
  • Very low page yield.
  • Disappointingly high cost-per-print.
  • Very slow printing speed.
5.1 Black & White

The HP DeskJet 2755e is bad for black and white printing. It has a terribly low black page yield, resulting in a very high cost-per-print, and there's no automatic document feeder to process multi-page scans. Also, it's very slow at printing, and it can't automatically print double-sided documents, so you need to manually flip over each page before the other side can print.

Pros
  • Decent range of connectivity options.
  • Can print on 300 g/m² cardstock.
Cons
  • Can't automatically print double-sided.
  • Very low page yield.
  • Disappointingly high cost-per-print.
  • Very slow printing speed.
5.8 Photo

The HP 2755e printer is just okay for casual photos. It has incredible color accuracy, but its photo printing quality is mediocre. Images have a lot of graininess and banding present. Also, since the page yield is so low, its cost-per-print for color prints and photos is very high.

Pros
  • Decent range of connectivity options.
  • Can print 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" photos.
  • Can print on 300 g/m² cardstock.
Cons
  • Terrible color accuracy.
  • Very low page yield.
  • Disappointingly high cost-per-print.
  • Images are grainy and have a lot of banding.
  • 5.9 Family
  • 4.8 Small/Home Office
  • 5.9 Student
  • 5.1 Black & White
  • 5.8 Photo
  1. Updated Sep 08, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  2. Updated Aug 30, 2022: Added mention of the Brother MFC-J1010DW as an alternative with an automatic document feeder.
  3. Updated Aug 25, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  4. Updated May 10, 2022: Added mention of a Walmart-exclusive variant to the Differences Between Variants box.
  5. Updated Feb 23, 2022: Reshot and updated the In Use photo.
  6. Updated Feb 17, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  7. Updated May 14, 2021: Review published.
  8. Updated May 06, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
5.0
Design
Build Quality

The HP DeskJet 2755e has a disappointing build quality and design. It doesn't have a paper tray; instead, it has a rear feeder that can hold a maximum of 60 pages. Paper jams are a bit tough to reach since you need to fit your hand through the small front compartment, which may be difficult if you have large hands. Also, the flatbed scanner lid's hinges can't extend to scan thick items. Its plastic body feels solid, and the power cord is removable, making it easier to replace if necessary.

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)

Update 02/23/2022: The In Use photo was reshot because the initial one didn't have the output tray fully extended, and the cartridge panel was opened when it should be closed.

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" (3.1 cm)
Touchscreen No

The HP DeskJet 2755e has a very small LCD screen. It's hard to see while seated, and there's no way to tilt it to make it more visible. However, it has okay viewing angles from the side, and it's easy to read when standing and looking directly down at it. There are seven physical buttons for Power, Cancel, Resume, Info, Color Copy, and Black Copy.

2.8
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
1
Black Cartridge Model
HP 67 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
5.51 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
104 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 67 Tri-Color
Tested Color Page Yield
2.97 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
63 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Purchased One Worked
Ink Type
Dye And Pigment
High Yield Cartridge
Yes

The HP DeskJet 2755e yields a terribly low number of pages for both black and color prints, so you need to replace the cartridges very often. Also, there's just one color cartridge, so you need to dispose of the entire cartridge even if only one color is running low. Fortunately, there's a high-yield cartridge size available that should last you longer, although we haven't tested it. Note that this is an HP+ enabled printer that accepts original HP cartridges only. While the printer accepts third-party remanufactured HP cartridges, using them may void the warranty.

6.2
Design
Scanner Features
Scanner
Flatbed
ADF Capacity
N/A
Scan Speed
2 PPM
Duplex Scanning
No
Max Flatbed Scan Size
8.5" x 11"
Max ADF Scan Size
No ADF
Flatbed Hinge Adjustability
0.00" (0 mm)
Fax
No
Copy
Yes
OCR Included
Software

The HP DeskJet 2755e has a flatbed scanner with high resolution and color depth; however, the lid's hinges can't extend to scan thick items. There's no automatic document feeder, and it can't automatically process double-sided scans, so scanning long, double-sided sheets is tedious since you need to manually flip over each sheet and scan them individually on the flatbed. If you need a printer with an ADF, check out the Brother MFC-J1010DW.

5.0
Design
Scan Quality
Max Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Max Scan Color Depth
24Bit
Design
In The Box

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

Design
Battery
Advertised Battery Life
N/A
Tested Charging Time
N/A
Document
6.0
Document
Black & White Documents
Color Ink Needed For Black & White
No
7.0
Document
Color Documents
5.2
Document
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
15.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
16.99 US$
Black-Only Printing Cost
0.154 US$/print
Color Printing Cost
0.270 US$/print
Photo Printing Cost
0.739 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

It has a disappointing cost-per-print. Although the cartridges are relatively cheap, the very low page yield means you need to replace the cartridges often. This printer is an HP+ enabled printer with a six-month subscription to HP Instant Ink, which sends you ink whenever your printer detects that the cartridges are running low.

Keep in mind that even if you print only in black, most inkjet printers continue using the color cartridge for servicing tasks, so you may still need to replace it eventually.

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

The HP DeskJet 2755e is very slow at printing black-text documents and color prints. While it isn't very fast at printing photos, the speed is reasonable. The printer can print double-sided sheets, but it can't do it automatically. The printer should prompt you to turn over the sheet once the first side is printed.

Document
Document Printing Sizes
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
Max Paper Weight
300 g/m²
Photo
5.5
Photo
Color Gamut
4.9
Photo
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
10.16

It has bad color accuracy. Most colors look different from their originals, especially blues and natural colors, so pictures of the sky, the trees, and people will look a bit off.

6.5
Photo
Small Details
Max Print Resolution (DPI)
1200 x 1200
7.0
Photo
Photo Printing Sizes
Glossy Paper (4" x 6") Yes
Glossy Paper (5" x 7") Yes
Glossy Paper (8" x 10") Yes
Glossy Paper (8.5" x 11") Yes
Glossy Paper (13" x 19") No
Borderless Printing
No
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 2755e 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 DeskJet 2755e is compatible with HP Smart. It has decent features, like letting you print PDFs and photos, manage your Instant Ink subscription, order new ink, and perform maintenance tasks. You can also scan from the printer's flatbed or by using your device's camera; however, the maximum resolution is 300 DPI. Note that the Private Pickup feature on the app isn't supported on the HP DeskJet 2755e.

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

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The HP DeskJet 2755e is sold at Walmart as the HP DeskJet 2752e. Aside from the model name difference, they seem to be identical.  This model is an updated version of the HP DeskJet 2755. It's identical, but the 2755e comes with a free six-month subscription to HP Instant Ink and supports HP ePrint. You can see the label of our unit here.

Compared To Other Printers

The HP DeskJet 2755e is a budget model designed for home use. Like most family printers in its price range, it has a terrible page yield and a high cost-per-print. Unfortunately, produced images are grainy and have lots of banding present. Also, most colors look off from their originals, so your photos won't look the way they're supposed to.

For other options, see our recommendations for the best inkjet printers, the best all-in-one printers, and the best home printers.

HP DeskJet 3755

The HP DeskJet 2755e and the HP DeskJet 3755 are both all-in-one inkjet printers. The main difference is that the 3755 is a much more compact model with a sheetfed scanner only, whereas the 2755e has a flatbed scanner. The 2755e has slightly higher page yields, but the 3755 prints better photos with more accurate colors and finer details.

HP DeskJet 2742e

The HP DeskJet 2755e and HP DeskJet 2742e are nearly identical all-in-one printers designed for family use. The only notable difference is print quality. The 2742e produces much higher-quality black and color documents, and it also prints more detailed photos.

HP DeskJet 4155e

The HP DeskJet 2755e and the HP DeskJet 4155e are both all-in-one inkjet printers with near identical features and performance. The only difference is that the 4155e has an automatic document feeder to process multi-page documents faster.

Canon PIXMA TS3520

The Canon PIXMA TS3520 is better than the HP DeskJet 2755e for most uses. The Canon's scanner has extendable lid hinges to accommodate thicker objects, a feature that the HP lacks, and it also produces higher-quality scans. The Canon prints better quality documents and photos as it has a wider color range and can reproduce finer details.

Canon PIXMA MG3620

The Canon PIXMA MG3620 is much better than the HP DeskJet 2755e for most uses. The Canon has a higher page yield, a much lower cost-per-print, and faster printing speed. It can also print borderless photos and automatically print double-sided sheets, while the HP requires you to flip over pages manually. The Canon prints higher-quality documents and photos, and its scanner picks up significantly more fine details.

Epson Expression Home XP-4100

The Epson Expression Home XP-4100 is much better than the HP DeskJet 2755e for most uses because it produces higher-quality documents and photos, prints faster, and its ink cartridges yield more pages, resulting in a lower cost-per-print. However, the Epson requires more maintenance as its printheads clog very quickly, even if you print regularly.

Canon PIXMA MG2522

The Canon PIXMA MG2522 is better than the HP DeskJet 2755e for most uses. The Canon produces better scans with more fine details and prints higher-quality documents and photos. Its ink cartridges also yield more prints, leading to a lower print cost. However, the HP supports wired and wireless connectivity, while the Canon only supports a wired USB connection. The HP has a mobile app you can use to print, scan, and perform maintenance tasks, which the Canon lacks.

Epson EcoTank ET-3760

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 is much better than the HP DeskJet 2755e. Instead of disposable cartridges, the Epson has four refillable ink tanks that yield many pages, making its cost-per-print much lower than the HP's. What's more, the Epson prints much faster and automatically prints double-sided sheets, unlike the HP. The Epson also produces higher-quality photos and documents.

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