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HP DeskJet 3755 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed May 22, 2020 at 08:05 am
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 mediocre family printer. It's very small and portable, making it suitable for small spaces, but it doesn't have Bluetooth support. Both the black and tricolor ink cartridges also don't yield a lot of pages at all and their cost-per-print is poor, so constantly changing the ink cartridges adds up quickly. It has a very slow print time for all documents too, which can be frustrating.

Our Verdict

6.1 Family

The HP DeskJet 3755 is mediocre as a family printer. It has good photo printing quality if you like to scrapbook but it lacks a flatbed scanner, so you won't be able to copy more delicate items like film photos or old family documents. Both the black and tricolor ink cartridges yield very few pages before they're empty and they'll need to be constantly replaced, which can add up quickly.

Pros
  • Small and compact design.
  • Ink cartridge subscription available.
  • Good photo printing quality.
Cons
  • Extremely low page yield for black and tricolor ink.
  • Very slow printing speed for black and colored documents.
  • Poor cost-per-print of black, colored, and photo items.
  • Bad and limited display screen.
3.6 Small/Home Office

The HP DeskJet 3755 is poor for home office use. The black ink cartridge yields a very low amount of pages before it has to be replaced and constantly buying new cartridges quickly adds up. It's very slow to print off black-text documents too, which is disappointing if you're trying to process a lot of documents at a time. It's also very slow at printing color documents. However, if you need to scan documents, it has a sheetfed scanner with an automatic document feeder, which makes it easy to process a lot of pages at a time.

Pros
  • Small and compact design.
  • Ink cartridge subscription available.
  • Good photo printing quality.
Cons
  • Extremely low page yield for black and tricolor ink.
  • Very slow printing speed for black and colored documents.
  • Poor cost-per-print of black, colored, and photo items.
  • Bad and limited display screen.
5.1 Student

The HP DeskJet 3755 is disappointing for student use. The black ink cartridge doesn't yield a lot of pages before it's empty so you'll constantly be changing the cartridge, which makes this printer very costly to use. While you can add a splash of color to your assignments with this printer, its tricolor ink cartridge also doesn't last long. It's also slow to print off documents, so if you're in a hurry, be prepared to wait. On the upside, you can connect it to Wi-Fi via your router.

Pros
  • Small and compact design.
  • Ink cartridge subscription available.
  • Good photo printing quality.
Cons
  • Extremely low page yield for black and tricolor ink.
  • Very slow printing speed for black and colored documents.
  • Poor cost-per-print of black, colored, and photo items.
  • Bad and limited display screen.
4.7 Black & White

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

Pros
  • Small and compact design.
  • Ink cartridge subscription available.
  • Good photo printing quality.
Cons
  • Extremely low page yield for black and tricolor ink.
  • Very slow printing speed for black and colored documents.
  • Poor cost-per-print of black, colored, and photo items.
  • Bad and limited display screen.
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. Unfortunately, it has an extremely low color page yield, so if you print photos often, the costs of buying new cartridges quickly adds up over time.

Pros
  • Small and compact design.
  • Ink cartridge subscription available.
  • Good photo printing quality.
Cons
  • Extremely low page yield for black and tricolor ink.
  • Very slow printing speed for black and colored documents.
  • Poor cost-per-print of black, colored, and photo items.
  • Bad and limited display screen.
  • 6.1 Family
  • 3.6 Small/Home Office
  • 5.1 Student
  • 4.7 Black & White
  • 7.5 Casual Photo
  1. Update 6/8/2020: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

Test Results

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Design
6.5
Design
Build & Design Quality

The HP DeskJet 3755's build is only 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 here. The front-facing cover is branded with the HP logo and houses the ink cartridges as well as 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 the laser Brother HL-L2370DW, which is only a printer. You should have no problems storing it on your office desk or in your dorm room.

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 limited display screen. It can show you ink levels, the strength of your Wi-Fi signal, and tell you when you're out of paper. The display screen has good viewing angles when you're standing up but it can be much harder to see when you're seated or when viewing it from the side. There are also 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. However, if you press the information/status button, it prints off 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 bad cartridge system. This printer uses only one black and one tricolor cartridge. However, the black ink cartridge yields extremely few pages and the tricolor cartridge, even less, so you'll need to constantly replace the cartridges, which can quickly outweigh the base cost of the printer. While there's a higher-yield cartridge available, it still won't be enough if you're always printing off a lot of documents. You can also use third-party cartridges in this printer, although it may void your warranty. If you need a printer with a black toner cartridge that has a high 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 disappointing scanning features. It only has a sheetfed scanner, which is good if you have many pages to copy at once. However, you won't be able to scan more delicate or bulky items. This printer also doesn't have a fax feature.

If you need a printer with a flatbed scanner, check out the Epson Expression Home XP-4100.

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 cost-per-print of the HP DeskJet 3755 is poor. While the ink cartridges themselves are reasonably priced, replacing them can easily exceed the cost of the printer, especially since the black and tricolor cartridges run out very quickly. However, HP does offer an optional ink subscription if you don't want to worry about running out of ink.

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 of this printer is bad. It prints black-only text documents very slowly and color documents even slower. Printing off one 4" x 6" photo also takes over a minute and a half to finish. There's no automatic duplex printing either, so if you need to print off 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 impressive color accuracy. While it should be more than adequate for those occasional documents with a splash of color, users who need more precise color accuracy may find the results disappointing. If you want another budget-friendly printer with better color accuracy, check out the HP ENVY 5014.

7.6
Printing
Photo Printing Quality
Borderless Printing
No

The HP DeskJet 3755 has a good photo printing quality. The darker areas have a slightly green tone and reds have a touch of oversaturation. There's also banding on the grayscale. However, this printer still produces good detail.

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.

If you want a printer with better photo printing quality, take a look at the Canon PIXMA TS8220.

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 popular 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. On the downside, this printer doesn't have any external storage support and you won't be able to directly print off anything from devices like a memory card. It also doesn't support Bluetooth so you won't be able to print or scan from mobile devices unless you use Apple AirPrint or Mopria Print Service.

7.0
Mobile App and Connectivity
Mobile App Print
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. On this app, you can manage your InstantInk ink subscription, as well as scan and print directly from the app. You can also use the app as a mobile fax to send scanned documents from your phone, camera scan, and print off .pdf files.

Compared to other printers

The HP DeskJet 3755 is a simple compact printer with limited features and performance. The color and black page yield are some of the lowest we've seen on any printer, so it's better not to use it for repeated printing, or else you're going have to buy cartridges often. On the upside, it has impressive color accuracy and good photo quality, even better than the HP ENVY Photo 7155. Also see our recommendations for the best printers for students, the best photo printers, and the best home printers.

HP ENVY 5055
SEE PRICE
BestBuy.com

The HP ENVY 5055 is marginally better than the HP DeskJet 3755 for most uses. The ENVY has a better display screen, it prints faster, and it's more cost-effective than the DeskJet. The ENVY has a flatbed scanner while the DeskJet has a sheetfed scanner. Color accuracy is better on the ENVY, but the DeskJet prints higher quality photos. The DeskJet is much smaller in size, making it more suitable for small spaces.

HP ENVY Photo 6255
SEE PRICE
BestBuy.com

The HP ENVY Photo 6255 and the HP DeskJet 3755 are two similar printers, but the 3755 is smaller and more compact. Both have impressive color accuracy, but the 3755 has a better photo printing quality and produces good detail. Both printers have cartridges with low page yields, but they are compatible with the HP Instant Ink subscription service.

Brother MFC-J497DW
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Brother MFC-J497DW is significantly better than the HP DeskJet 3755. The Brother has much more scanning features, its cartridges can yield more black and color pages, and it prints a lot faster. The Brother's build quality is much better and its mobile companion app offers more functionalities. On the other hand, the HP prints higher quality photos.

Xerox B210/DNI
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Xerox B210/DNI is a better black and white printer than the HP DeskJet 3755. The HP can print in color, but it has a high cost-per-print and a bad color and monochrome printing speed. The Xerox has a much better cartridge system with a high black page yield and a low cost-per-print. Both printers are small and compact and should fit easily on any desk.

HP ENVY 5014
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The HP DeskJet 3755 is a bit better than the HP ENVY 5014. They use the same cartridges that have 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, and it has better photo printing quality. However, the 5014 has a display screen and its flatbed scanner scans in a higher resolution.

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