The HP DeskJet 2755e is a budget all-in-one inkjet printer designed for home use. It's part of HP's 2700e all-in-one series and the same printer as the HP DeskJet 2755, except that it comes with a six-month subscription to HP Instant Ink, a service that sends you ink whenever your printer detects that the cartridges are running low. It has Wi-Fi and USB connectivity, supports Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service, and is compatible with HP's Smart mobile app. It only has a flatbed scanner with no automatic document feeder or fax functionality and uses a two-cartridge system with a black and tri-color ink cartridge.
There are many variants in HP's DeskJet 2700e all-in-one printer series. All of the variants have the same features and performance as the DeskJet 2755e we tested; the model number simply changes slightly depending on the region and retailer. You can see all the variants in the Differences Between Variants section below.
The HP 2755e is inadequate for family use. Its ink cartridges yield very few pages, resulting in a lot of maintenance and a high cost-per-print for both black and color prints. It also prints very slowly and can't automatically print double-sided. The quality of printed black documents is only passable as it has trouble reproducing fine details, and printed photos look grainy with inaccurate colors. It has a scanner but lacks an automatic document feeder, and the scan quality is disappointing, so it isn't ideal for digitizing photos. On the upside, it has a decent number of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi and USB, and it supports Apple AirPrint and Mopria Print Service.
The HP 2755e printer is bad for small or home offices. Its ink cartridges don't yield many pages, resulting in frequent maintenance and a high cost-per-print. It also prints slowly, and the print quality isn't great as it has trouble reproducing fine details. It only has a flatbed scanner with no automatic document feeder, duplex scanning capability, or fax functionality.
The HP 2755e is inadequate for students. It's a fairly compact model that fits easily into tight spaces and has a decent number of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi and USB. However, you need to replace the cartridges often because they run out quickly, resulting in high maintenance costs. It also prints slowly, can't automatically print double-sided sheets, and the quality of printed documents isn't good as it has trouble reproducing fine details. The scanner produces low-quality scans, and its lid hinges can't extend for thick items, making it hard to scan textbooks.
The HP DeskJet 2755e is a poor option for black-and-white printing. It has a 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 can't automatically print double-sided documents, so you need to manually flip over each page before the other side can print.
The HP 2755e printer is inadequate for photo printing. It can only reproduce a narrow range of colors and has trouble printing fine details. Images also have a lot of graininess and banding present. Additionally, you need to replace the ink cartridges often because they run out quickly, making your maintenance cost very high. It can print on glossy paper and supports various sizes up to 8.5" x 11", but it doesn't support borderless printing.
We tested the HP DeskJet 2755e (26K67A). It's part of HP's DeskJet 2700e all-in-one printer series and an updated version of the HP DeskJet 2755. It's identical in features and performance to the 2755; however, it comes with six months of free ink through HP+, HP's ink subscription service. There are many variants in the 2700e series. They're all identical in feature and performance; the model number simply changes depending on the region and retailer. You can see the variants in the table below.
|HP DeskJet 2710e||Europe||26K72B|
|HP DeskJet 2720e||Europe||26K67B, 297W8A|
|HP DeskJet 2721e||Europe||26K68B, 297W9A|
|HP DeskJet 2722e||Asia||26K69B, 297X0A|
|HP DeskJet 2723e||NA/Walmart, Staples||26K70B, 297X1A||Black Friday model|
|HP DeskJet 2734e||NA/Best Buy, Target||26K72A||Black Friday model|
|HP DeskJet 2742e||North America||26K69A, 26K70A, 26K71A|
|HP DeskJet 2752e||NA/Walmart||26K68A|
|HP DeskJet 2755e||North America||26K67A|
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The HP 2755e printer is a budget model with the same features and performance as the HP DeskJet 2755. It has a very low page yield compared to most printers in its price range, and it also produces lower-quality photos due to its narrow color range and poor color accuracy.
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.
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.
The HP DeskJet 2755e and the HP DeskJet 3755/3772 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.
The HP ENVY 6055e and the HP DeskJet 2755e are all-in-one inkjet printers that perform very similarly, The ENVY 6055e is a little better in terms of document printing quality and speed, but only marginally. Feature-wise, the DeskJet 2755e supports automatic duplex printing and borderless printing, which the 2755e lacks. The 2755e has a display, but it's very small and doesn't significantly improve the user experience.
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.
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.
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.
The HP DeskJet 2755e is entirely plastic and feels solid overall. However, some parts feel a little more flimsy, like the scanner lid, which, with pressure applied (when fully open), causes the plastic around the back of the printer to lift from the body. The power cord is removable, making it easier to replace if necessary. There's no paper try; instead, it has a rear feeder that holds 60 sheets of paper. You can access the ink cartridges and paper jams through the front panel, but there isn't much space to maneuver, so maintenance can be hard if you have large hands.
This printer requires a fair amount of maintenance. Its black and tri-color cartridges run out quickly, meaning you'll have to replace them often, and like all inkjet printers, the printheads can clog if you don't print for an extended period. A few maintenance functions are built-in to resolve any clogging issue, like printhead alignment and cleaning. You can access the ink cartridges by pulling down the front panel; the printer must be on when changing the cartridges. Once you put in a new cartridge, the printer will automatically align the printheads and print a test page that you need to scan afterward. You don't need the HP Smart app to perform maintenance tasks. Paper jams are accessible through the same front panel, but as mentioned in the build section, there's very little space, meaning it may be challenging for people with large hands. The rear feeder only holds 60 sheets of paper, so you must refill it regularly. You can see the user's guide here.
This printer 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 is 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. The five LED indicator lights show the Power, Ink (low level), Resume, Wi-Fi, and Info.
This printer 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 replace the entire cartridge even if only one color runs out. 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.
The HP DeskJet 2755e has a basic flatbed scanner with few features. 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. Also, the lid's hinges don't extend to accommodate thick items like textbooks. To use its optical character recognition feature, you must scan and save the document as a searchable PDF through HP's app. The character recognition works well and gets most things right; mistakes are mostly due to special characters. If you need a printer with an ADF, check out the Brother MFC-J1010DW.
The scan quality is disappointing. Although text looks clear, the scanner doesn't pick up finer details, which isn't ideal for digitizing photos. It also makes colors look washed out. If you need a printer with better scan quality, check out the Epson Expression Home XP-5200.
The print quality of black-and-white documents is mediocre. It produces text and finer details clearly; however, vertical lines are present in the print, and the colored areas look grainy. The printer doesn't allow you to print if the color cartridge is empty, but you can work around this issue by removing the color cartridge completely.
The print quality of color documents is decent. Text appears sharp, and the colors look good. However, finer elements are barely visible, and numbers with a red background are hard to see. There are also some vertical lines present.
Although the ink cartridges are relatively cheap, the cost-per-print is high because the cartridges run out quickly and need regular replacement. This model is essentially the same printer as the HP 2755, except it comes with a six-month subscription to HP Instant Ink, a service that sends you ink whenever your printer detects the cartridges are running low. It's worth noting that if you accept the offer and subscribe to the service, you can no longer use third-party cartridges in the future, even if you cancel your subscription.
This printer is very slow at printing black and color documents. It isn't very fast at printing photos, but the speed is reasonable, just a little slower than most inkjets. The printer can print double-sided sheets but can't do it automatically, meaning you'll have to flip the pages manually when prompted. The output tray holds 25 sheets of paper.
The color gamut is sub-par. The printer's narrow color range causes a significant loss of finer details, making some areas look like a single block of color. Color transitions look grainy, and there's some banding in the greens and blues.
This printer's color accuracy is bad. Most colors look different from their originals, especially blues. Also, the color temperature is overly warm.
The HP DeskJet 2755e is okay at reproducing small details. Some finer elements come through clearly, but a lot of them aren't visible due to the halftones (dots), especially distant objects.
This printer supports Bluetooth for setup purposes only; you can't use it to print.
This printer is compatible with HP Smart. It has decent features, like printing PDFs and photos, managing your Instant Ink subscription, ordering new ink, and performing maintenance tasks. You can scan from the printer's flatbed or by using your device's camera, but only at a maximum resolution of 300 DPI. Note that the HP DeskJet 2755e isn't eligible for the Private Pickup feature.
You must install drivers through the HP Smart app on Windows devices to use the printer. You can print without installing any drivers on macOS; you just need drivers if you want to scan. Chrome OS doesn't need any drivers. The HP Smart app on Chrome OS will simply give you the same functionalities as the Android phone app.