HP DeskJet 3755 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Updated Mar 09, 2021 at 04:05 pm
HP DeskJet 3755 Picture
6.1
Family
3.6
Small/Home Office
5.1
Student
4.7
Black & White
7.5
Casual Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP DeskJet 3755 is a passable family printer. Its design and build quality are okay, and the fact that it's small and lightweight makes it an interesting choice if you don't have much space. That said, it yields an extremely low number of pages, whether you print in black or in color, and consequently, it has one of the highest cost-per-print we've tested. On top of that, it prints very slowly, and its scanner features are disappointing overall. On the plus side, it has impressive color accuracy and good photo printing quality.

Our Verdict

6.1 Family

The HP DeskJet 3755 is passable as a family printer. While it has good photo printing quality and impressive color accuracy, it has some important downsides when it comes to efficiency. Its extremely low page yield means you may have to replace cartridges quite often and results in a very high cost-per-print. It also lacks a flatbed scanner, so you may not be able to scan delicate documents or bulky items.

Pros
  • Good photo printing quality.
  • Great color accuracy.
Cons
  • Black and color cartridges yield extremely few pages.
  • High cost-per-print.
  • Disappointing scanner features overall.
3.6 Small/Home Office

The HP DeskJet 3755 is a poor printer for small or home offices. The black ink cartridge yields a very low number of pages before it has to be replaced, and constantly buying new cartridges quickly adds up. It's also very slow to print black or color documents. On the plus side, it has a sheetfed scanner that makes it easy to process a lot of pages at a time.

Pros
  • Sheetfed scanner with an automatic document feeder.
Cons
  • Black and color cartridges yield extremely few pages.
  • Very slow printing speed.
  • High cost-per-print.
5.1 Student

The HP DeskJet 3755 is disappointing for students. It yields very few black pages, so you need to replace the ink cartridge often, making the cost-per-print much higher over time. While you can add a splash of color to your assignments, the tricolor ink cartridge also doesn't last long. It's also slow to print off documents, which may be annoying if you're in a hurry. On the upside, you can connect it to Wi-Fi via your router.

Pros
  • Small and compact design.
  • Connects through Wi-Fi.
Cons
  • Black and color cartridges yield extremely few pages.
  • Very slow printing speed.
  • High cost-per-print.
4.7 Black & White

The HP DeskJet 3755 is a bad choice for black and white printing. The black ink cartridge doesn't yield a lot of pages before you need to replace it, and constantly buying cartridges quickly adds up. While there's a higher-yield cartridge available, it's advertised to yield around 300 pages, which may still not be enough if you're constantly printing off documents. This printer is also very slow to print black-text documents.

Pros
  • Sheetfed scanner with an automatic document feeder.
Cons
  • Very slow printing speed.
  • Black cartridge yields extremely few pages.
7.5 Casual Photo

The HP DeskJet 3755 is good for printing photos. It has impressive color accuracy, and the photo printing quality is good. That said, it has an extremely low color page yield, so if you print photos often, the cost of buying new cartridges may add up quickly. It's also very slow to print and takes more than 90 seconds to print only one 4" x 6" photo.

Pros
  • Good photo printing quality.
  • Great color accuracy.
Cons
  • Very slow printing speed.
  • High cost-per-print.
  • 6.1 Family
  • 3.6 Small/Home Office
  • 5.1 Student
  • 4.7 Black & White
  • 7.5 Casual Photo
  1. Updated Mar 09, 2021: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  2. Updated Jun 08, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
6.5
Design
Build & Design Quality

The HP DeskJet 3755's build is okay. This compact and light printer has a plasticky build that comes in three colorful variations. Its rear input tray can get stuck when sliding it back into the printer, and it doesn't detect the size of your paper when you place it there. The front-facing cover is branded with the HP logo. It houses the ink cartridges and gives you access to paper jams. If you need to change the ink cartridges, the printer has to be turned on.

Design
Dimensions
Height 5.6" (14.1 cm)
Width 16.9" (43.0 cm)
Depth 6.8" (17.2 cm)
Weight
5.4 lbs (2.4 kg)

The HP DeskJet 3755 is a very small and compact printer. Even though it has a sheetfed scanner, it's still smaller than many other printer-only options, like the Brother HL-L2370DW. You should have no problems storing it on your office desk or in your dorm room. That said, if you want something more mobile with a rechargeable battery, check out the HP OfficeJet 250.

3.0
Design
Display Screen
Display Screen Yes
Display Screen Size
1.1" (2.9 cm)
Touchscreen No

The HP DeskJet 3755 has a bad and rather limited display screen. It's easy to see when you're directly in front of it, but it becomes much harder when you're seated or looking at it from the side. There are eight physical buttons surrounding the screen such as starting and stopping, print tasks, Wi-Fi on/off, Wi-Fi Direct, color copy or black copy, and an information/status button. If you press the information/status button, it prints out the actual setup guide rather than showing it to you on the screen. If you have a bit more space on your desk and are looking for a printer with a better display screen, check out the HP ENVY Photo 6255.

Design
In The Box

  • HP DeskJet 3755 printer
  • User manual
  • Power cable
  • HP 65 Black cartridge
  • HP 65 Tricolor cartridge

2.5
Design
Cartridge
Photo Cartridge
No
Number Of Color Cartridges
1
Black Cartridge Model
HP 65 Black
Tested Black Page Yield
5.85 prints
Estimated Black Page Yield
111 prints
Color Cartridge Model
HP 65 Tricolor
Tested Color Page Yield
1.85 prints
Estimated Color Page Yield
42 prints
Third Party Cartridge
Yes
High Yield Cartridge
XL
Drum Unit

The HP DeskJet 3755 has a very bad cartridge system. It uses only one black and one tricolor cartridge. The black ink cartridge yields extremely few pages, and the tricolor cartridge even less, so you need to constantly replace them, which can quickly outweigh the base cost of the printer. While there are higher-yield cartridges available, it still won't be enough if you're printing off a lot of documents. You can use third-party cartridges in this printer, although it may void your warranty. If you need a printer with a higher page yield, check out the Xerox B210/DNI.

5.9
Design
Scanner
Scanner
Yes
Scan Flatbed
No
Scan Sheetfed
Yes
Automatic Document Feeder
Yes
Duplex Scanning
No
Scan Resolution
600 DPI
Scan Color Depth
24 bit
Flatbed Scan Size
Fax
No
Copy
Yes

The HP DeskJet 3755 has a sheetfed scanner only. This is good if you have many pages to copy at once, but you can't scan more delicate or bulky items. If you need a printer with a flatbed scanner, check out the Epson Expression Home XP-4100 or the HP DeskJet 2755.

Printing
4.3
Printing
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
15.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
16.99 US$
Black Only Printing
0.144 US$/print
Color Printing
0.405 US$/print
Photo Printing
0.849 US$/print
Ink Subscription
Optional

The HP Deskjet 3755 has a bad cost-per-print. While the ink cartridges themselves are reasonably priced, replacing them often can easily exceed the cost of the printer, especially since the black and tricolor cartridges run out very quickly. That said, HP does offer an optional ink subscription if you don't want to worry about running out of ink. If you want a similar printer with a higher page yield and a lower cost-per-print, check out the HP DeskJet Plus 4155.

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

4.4
Printing
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
5 PPM
Color Document
3 PPM
Photo Printing Time
97.6 sec
First Page Out Time (Black Only)
11.6 sec
Duplex Printing
Manual
Input Tray Capacity
60 pages

The printing speed is bad. It prints black-only text documents very slowly, and color documents are even worse. Printing one 4" x 6" photo takes over a minute and a half to finish. There's no automatic duplex printing either, so if you need to print double-sided documents, you have to do it manually. If you need a printer that can perform duplex printing, check out the HP ENVY 5055.

8.3
Printing
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
8.46

The HP DeskJet 3755 has great color accuracy. It should be more than adequate for adding a splash of color to documents, but users who need more precise color accuracy may still find the results disappointing. If you want another budget-friendly printer with better color accuracy, check out the HP ENVY 5014 or the HP DeskJet 2722.

7.6
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
No

The HP DeskJet 3755 has good photo printing quality and produces good detail. That said, darker areas may come out with a slightly green tone, and reds tend to be a little oversaturated. There's also a bit of banding in the grayscale. If you want a printer with better photo printing quality, take a look at the Canon PIXMA TS8220.

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

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

The HP DeskJet 3755 has one rear input tray that supports most paper formats.

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 3755 has decent connectivity options. If you want to use it wirelessly, you can hook it up to your Wi-Fi via your router or by Wi-Fi Direct. However, this printer doesn't have any external storage support, so you can't print anything from devices like a memory card. It also doesn't support Bluetooth, so you can't print or scan from mobile devices unless you use Apple AirPrint or Mopria Print Service.

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

This printer is compatible with the HP Smart app, available on both iOS and Android. You can manage your Instant Ink subscription, as well as scan and print directly from the app. You can also use it to scan with your camera, print off PDF files, or as a mobile fax to send scanned documents from your phone.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The HP DeskJet 3755 has a variant called the HP DeskJet 3752. While we haven't tested it, the 3752 seems to be identical to the 3755, but it's a Walmart exclusive. We expect our test results to apply to both models.

Compared To Other Printers

The HP DeskJet 3755 is a basic compact printer with limited features and performance. Compared to other printers we've tested, it yields an extremely low number of black and color pages, and consequently, it's also among the printers with the highest cost-per-print. Additionally, it prints much slower than most, whether you're printing in black-only, in color, or photos. On the upside, it has impressive color accuracy and good photo quality, even better than the HP ENVY Photo 7155. For more options, check out our recommendations for the best printers for students, the best photo printers, and the best home printers.

Canon PIXMA MG3620

The Canon PIXMA MG3620 and the HP DeskJet 3755 are both inkjet printers. The Canon is better for most uses since it yields more pages at a lower cost-per-print, it has a high-resolution flatbed scanner, and it prints faster. It's the better choice if you print fairly frequently. However, if you want something very compact that is good for photos, the HP has impressive color accuracy and produces good-looking photos. It also has a sheetfed scanner but no flatbed.

HP ENVY 5055

The HP ENVY 5055 performs similarly to the HP DeskJet 3755 for most uses. The DeskJet prints higher quality photos and it's much smaller in size, making it more suitable for small spaces. On the other hand, the ENVY has a better display screen, prints faster, and is more cost-effective. It also has a flatbed scanner while the DeskJet has a sheetfed one.

HP DeskJet 2755

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 an automatic document feeder. On the other hand, the 2755 has a flatbed scanner and a much higher scan resolution.

HP DeskJet Plus 4155

The HP DeskJet 3755 and the HP DeskJet Plus 4155 perform similarly overall. Even though the 3755's color accuracy is slightly lower, it has much better photo printing quality. It's also quite a bit smaller and lighter, and it feels better-built. That said, the 4155 has a flatbed scanner and its color page yield is slightly higher.

HP ENVY 6055

The HP ENVY 6055 performs a little bit better overall than the HP DeskJet 3755. The 6055 has a slightly higher page yield, so printing is a little more cost-effective over time. It also has better color accuracy, slightly better photo printing quality, and features a flatbed scanner with a higher scan resolution. That said, the 3755 has a small display screen and features an automatic document feeder, which is useful if you scan many pages at once.

HP OfficeJet 250

The HP DeskJet 3755 and the HP OfficeJet 250 are both compact printers with sheetfed scanners, but the OfficeJet 250 performs slightly better for most uses. It has a higher page yield, a lower cost-per-print, a rechargeable battery, and it can print directly from a USB thumb drive. However, the DeskJet 3755 is better for casual photo printing since it produces better-looking photos and more accurate colors. 

HP ENVY Photo 6255

The HP ENVY Photo 6255 and the HP DeskJet 3755 perform similarly overall. The 6255 is slightly more versatile. It yields a higher number of pages, has a lower cost-per-print, and prints a bit faster. It also has a flatbed scanner while the 3755 has a sheetfed one. On the other hand, the 3755 is smaller and more compact, and it feels better-built. It has better photo printing quality.

HP DeskJet 2722

The HP DeskJet 3755 is a better printer for photos than the HP Deskjet 2722, but they perform similarly for other uses. The 3755 prints faster and has better photo printing quality. It also feels better-built and has a sheetfed scanner, which is great if you need to scan many pages at once. On the other hand, the 2755 has slightly better color accuracy, and its cost-per-print is lower due to its higher page yield. It features a flatbed scanner, which allows you to scan more delicate documents or bulky items.

Brother MFC-J497DW

The Brother MFC-J497DW performs better than the HP DeskJet 3755 for most uses. The Brother has much better scanning features, its cartridges can yield more black and color pages, and it prints a lot faster. The Brother's build quality is also much better and its mobile app offers more functionalities. On the other hand, the HP is quite a bit smaller and lighter. It also prints higher quality photos and has much better color accuracy.

HP ENVY 5014

The HP DeskJet 3755 is a bit better than the HP ENVY 5014, even though they both use the same cartridges with a really low page yield. The 3755 is a small, compact printer that has a sheetfed scanner with an automatic document feeder, so it's easier to scan multiple pages. It also has better photo printing quality. That said, the 5014 has a much better display screen and its flatbed scanner scans in a higher resolution.

Xerox B210/DNI

The Xerox B210/DNI and the HP Deskjet 3755 are two very different printers. The Xeros is a better choice for black and white printing. It has a much better cartridge system with a high black page yield and a low cost-per-print. On the other hand, the HP is better for family use or photo printing as it can print colors. It has impressive color accuracy and good photo printing quality. It also features a scanner and has better mobile app support.

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