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HP DeskJet 2755e Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed May 14, 2021 at 11:10 am
HP DeskJet 2755e Picture
5.7
Family
3.1
Small/Home Office
5.8
Student
4.4
Black & White
6.0
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

5.7 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.
3.1 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.
5.8 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.
4.4 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.
6.0 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.
  • 5.7 Family
  • 3.1 Small/Home Office
  • 5.8 Student
  • 4.4 Black & White
  • 6.0 Photo
  1. Updated May 10, 2022: Added mention of a Walmart-exclusive variant to the Differences Between Variants box.
  2. Updated Feb 23, 2022: Reshot and updated the In Use photo.
  3. Updated Feb 17, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  4. Updated May 14, 2021: Review published.
  5. Updated May 06, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
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.

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 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.

9.0
Design
Scanning Resolution And Color Depth
Max Scan Resolution
1,200 DPI
Max Scan Color Depth
24 Bit
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/m²
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
5.2
Document
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
15.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
16.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.154 US$/print
Color Printing
0.270 US$/print
Photo Printing
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 Sample
Color Ink Needed for Black & White
No
Photo
6.5
Photo
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
No

The photo printing quality on the HP DeskJet 2755e is just okay. There's a lot of vertical banding present across many areas, especially in gray areas. It's also very grainy. If you're looking for a printer that produces photos with better quality at a similar price point, consider the Canon PIXMA TS3520.

These results are based on the actual physical photo, not the scanned image provided for reference above, which may not represent the printer's photo print quality.

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.

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 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 2742e

The HP DeskJet 2755e and HP DeskJet 2742e are nearly identical all-in-one printers designed for family use; however, the 2755e performs marginally better since it has a slightly higher color page yield and slightly lower cost-per-print. Also, the 2755e prints higher quality photos as the photos from the 2742e come out on an angle. However, neither printer can automatically print double-sided, so you need to manually flip over your page each time.

Canon PIXMA MG3620

The Canon PIXMA MG3620 and the HP DeskJet 2755e are simple family printers with flatbed scanners, but the Canon is better overall. The Canon has a higher page yield, a much lower cost-per-print, a faster printing speed, and much better photo printing quality. It can also print borderless photos and can also automatically print double-sided sheets, while the HP requires you to manually flip over pages. However, the HP has a display screen and Wi-Fi Direct.

Canon PIXMA TS3520

The Canon PIXMA TS3520 and the HP DeskJet 2755e are both all-in-one color inkjet printers, but the Canon is better for photos and families, 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 produces much better-quality photos. Its 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 black text document cost-per-print.

Canon PIXMA TR4520

The HP DeskJet 2755e and the Canon PIXMA TR4520 are both compact all-in-one units, but the Canon performs better overall. It has a high-resolution flatbed scanner with an automatic document feeder (ADF), and it can perform duplex printing automatically whereas the HP lacks an ADF, and you'll have to flip pages over manually to print double-sided. Additionally, the Canon has higher page yields, a lower cost-per-print for color documents, and prints higher quality photos. On the other hand, the HP has a slightly faster print speed for photos. 

HP DeskJet 2755

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 2722

The HP DeskJet 2722 and the HP DeskJet 2755e are nearly identical, but the 2755e comes with a free six-month subscription to HP Instant Ink. They both have a flatbed scanner, decent connectivity options, and use the same HP Smart app. Otherwise, the 2755e has a faster photo printing speed and a slightly higher color page yield. On the other hand, the 2722 has a higher black page yield and better photo printing quality.

HP ENVY Pro 6455

The HP ENVY Pro 6455 and the HP DeskJet 2755e are similar family printers, but the 6455 is better overall. The 6455 is a better choice if you want to print photos since it produces photos that don't have as much banding and graininess as the pictures from the 2755e do. It's also a better choice for black-and-white documents since it yields more black pages, resulting in a lower cost-per-print. Also, the 6455 can print double-sided sheets automatically, while you need to manually flip them on the 2755e.

Epson EcoTank ET-3760

The Epson EcoTank ET-3760 is much better than the HP DeskJet 2755e, especially since it uses a supertank. Instead of disposable cartridges, the Epson has four refillable ink tanks that yield many pages, which helps to keep the 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. Also, the Epson's photo printing quality is better, so you may prefer this option for printing pictures.

HP OfficeJet Pro 9015

The HP OfficeJet Pro 9015 and the HP DeskJet 2755e are for different uses. The 2755e is a budget family printer for occasional printing and scanning, so it lacks many office-oriented features the 9015 has. The 9015 has an automatic document feeder and a duplex scanning feature, a much faster printing speed, and an Ethernet port. The 9015 has a much higher page yield since it's used for offices that print a lot of documents frequently; this results in a much lower cost-per-print. Also, it supports duplex printing, so you don't need to flip over each page yourself like on the 2755e.

Canon PIXMA TR7520

The Canon PIXMA TR7520 is better for home office use than the HP DeskJet 2755e. It yields significantly more black and color pages, so you won't need to replace the cartridges as often, keeping the cost-per-print significantly lower. Also, it has an automatic document feeder to process multi-page documents. The Canon also supports automatic duplex scanning, so you don't need to manually flip over each page like you do on the HP. Also, the Canon has much better photo printing quality, making it a better choice for photos.

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