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HP DeskJet 3755 Printer Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Updated Mar 09, 2022 at 09:53 am
HP DeskJet 3755 Picture
6.1
Family
4.8
Small/Home Office
5.6
Student
5.2
Black & White
6.9
Photo
Type All in One
Technology Inkjet
Wireless Yes
Color Yes
SuperTank
No

The HP DeskJet 3755 printer is a compact budget printer with a sheetfed scanner. It's a good option in a small apartment or dorm room since you won't have to compromise having a scanner to save space. It prints good-looking photos with reasonably accurate colors, but it can't print borderless pictures, which is annoying if you want a full-size print. Unfortunately, most other aspects of this printer are disappointing. The ink runs out quickly, so you won't get many pages out before you need to spend money on replacements. Also, it prints black-and-white and color documents slowly, so you'll be waiting quite a few minutes for documents larger than 20 pages.

Our Verdict

6.1 Family

The HP 3755 is sub-par as a family printer. While it has good photo printing quality and reasonable color accuracy, it has some important downsides concerning efficiency. Its extremely low page yield means you may have to replace cartridges often, resulting 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.
  • Prints reasonably accurate colors.
Cons
  • Black and color cartridges yield extremely few pages.
  • High cost-per-print.
  • Disappointing scanner features overall.
4.8 Small/Home Office

The HP 3755 is a bad printer for small or home offices. The black ink cartridge yields a very low number of pages before it needs replacing, 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, but you can scan only one page at a time.

Pros
  • Sheetfed scanner.
Cons
  • Black and color cartridges yield extremely few pages.
  • Very slow printing speed.
  • High cost-per-print.
5.6 Student

The HP 3755 printer 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 doesn't last long. The printer is also very slow at printing 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.
5.2 Black & White

The HP 3755 is a bad choice for black and white printing. The black ink cartridge doesn't yield many 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 also prints black-text documents very slowly.

Pros
  • Sheetfed scanner.
Cons
  • Very slow printing speed.
  • Black cartridge yields extremely few pages.
6.9 Photo

The HP 3755 is okay for printing photos. Colors look reasonably accurate, 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 at printing and takes more than 90 seconds to print just one 4" x 6" photo.

Pros
  • Good photo printing quality.
  • Prints reasonably accurate colors.
Cons
  • Very slow printing speed.
  • High cost-per-print.
  • 6.1 Family
  • 4.8 Small/Home Office
  • 5.6 Student
  • 5.2 Black & White
  • 6.9 Photo
  1. Updated Aug 25, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  2. Updated Jul 04, 2022: We changed the Drum Unit result from 'None' to 'No Drum Unit' to be consistent with our other reviews.
  3. Updated Jul 04, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  4. Updated Mar 09, 2022: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  5. Updated Feb 16, 2022: Made a minor change in the Scanner Features box; scores weren't affected.
  6. Updated Feb 04, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  7. Updated Aug 13, 2021: Changed ADF test result from 'Yes' to 'No'.
  8. Updated Mar 09, 2021: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  9. Updated Jun 08, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.
  10. Updated May 22, 2020: Review published.
  11. Updated May 15, 2020: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality

The HP DeskJet 3755's build is okay. It's a compact and light printer with a plasticky build, and its output tray feels thin and flimsy. Also, its input tray at the back can get stuck when sliding it back into the printer, and it doesn't automatically detect the size of your paper when you place it there. The printer sometimes detects that the front panel door is opened, even if it's closed properly, meaning you'll need to fiddle with it to get it to work after changing the cartridges or removing a paper jam.

Design
Dimensions
Height 5.6" (14.1 cm)
Width 16.9" (43.0 cm)
Depth 6.8" (17.2 cm)
Height When In Use
10.2" (26.0 cm)
Width When In Use
16.9" (43.0 cm)
Depth When In Use
14.1" (35.8 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 won't have any problems storing it on your office desk or in your dorm room. That said, if you want something more portable with a rechargeable battery, check out the HP OfficeJet 250 or the Canon PIXMA TR150. On the other hand, check out the Canon IVY Mini Photo Printer if you want a significantly more compact, battery-powered model that can print photos on the go.

5.5
Design
Expected Maintenance
Ink Related Maintenance
Expected
Drum Unit
No Drum Unit

The HP DeskJet 3755 requires typical inkjet maintenance to continue working properly. There are some built-in tasks to help this, like printhead cleaning and alignments. The sheet rollers are easy to access by pulling down the front panel with the HP logo, so you can quickly deal with paper jams or clean the rollers if ever they get dirty. You can easily install the cartridges by simply clicking them into place, but the printer needs to be on. Unfortunately, the page yields are really low, so you'll be replacing your cartridges very often. Additionally, since the input tray can only hold 60 pages, you'll have to constantly refill it with new sheets.

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 that only shows simple status icons. 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 like 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.

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
Purchased One Worked
Ink Type
Dye And Pigment
High Yield Cartridge
Yes

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 the HP 65 XL black and tricolor high-yield cartridges available, they still won't be enough if you're printing off lots of documents. You can use third-party cartridges in this printer, though it may void your warranty. For a compact model with slightly higher color page yields, check out the HP Tango X. If you only need to print in black and white, check out the Xerox B210/DNI.

6.1
Design
Scanner Features
Scanner
ADF
ADF Capacity
1 pages
Scan Speed
1 PPM
Duplex Scanning
No
Max Flatbed Scan Size
No Flatbed
Max ADF Scan Size
8.5" x 14"
Flatbed Hinge Adjustability
N/A
Fax
No
Copy
Yes
OCR Included
Software

Update 02/16/2022: The initial result for "Flatbed Scanner Size" was N/A, but it was updated to say "No Flatbed" instead.

The HP DeskJet 3755 has a sheetfed scanner only, so you can't scan more delicate or bulky items. Also, you can't scan more than one page at a time, which means scanning a stack of papers will take a lot of time. The sheetfed scans pages up to 8.5" x 14". If you need a printer with a flatbed scanner, check out the Epson Expression Home XP-4100 or the HP DeskJet 2755.

7.0
Design
Scan Quality
Max Scan Resolution
600 DPI
Max Scan Color Depth
24Bit

The HP 3755's default resolution is 75 DPI, which causes text to look very blurry, and small text is nearly impossible to read. However, if you increase the resolution to its 600 DPI maximum, scans will look a lot clearer. Even though we aligned the sheet properly into the feeder, scans still came out tilted. It took four tries to get the scanned image above, with the first three being especially bad (example one, two, and three).

Design
In The Box

  • User manual
  • Power cable
  • HP 65 Black cartridge
  • HP 65 Tricolor 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
4.3
Document
Cost-Per-Print
Black Cartridge Price
15.99 US$
Color Cartridge Price
16.99 US$
Black-Only Printing Cost
0.144 US$/print
Color Printing Cost
0.405 US$/print
Photo Printing Cost
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, often replacing them 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.

4.0
Document
Printing Speed
Black Only Text Document
5 PPM
Color Document
3 PPM
Photo Printing Time
97.6 s
Single Page Out Time (Black Only)
18.6 s
Duplex Printing
Manual
Input Tray Capacity
60 pages

The printing speed is bad. The HP DeskJet 3755 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 flip over each page manually. If you need a printer that can perform duplex printing, check out the HP ENVY 5055.

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
6.0
Photo
Color Gamut

The HP DeskJet 3755 has a mediocre color gamut. The transitions between each color are pretty good, and you'd have to look at it closely to see the grain. The printer prints most dark colors correctly, but it struggles with light colors since the white section at the top extends down too much. The zig-zag line is slightly noticeable but only as a dark color, which means the printer has a hard time accurately reproducing very saturated colors.

7.0
Photo
Color Accuracy
Average Color dE
6.06

The HP DeskJet 3755 has okay color accuracy. Colors are a bit oversaturated, but it's fine for adding a splash of color to documents or printing fun at-home photos. If you need colors to look exactly like the originals for a photography project or printing logos properly, you'll want to look at a more professional printer like the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300.

8.5
Photo
Small Details
Max Print Resolution (DPI)
4800 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
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 3755 is compatible with the HP Smart app, available on 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. Certain file types print on iOS only.

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

You need to manually install drivers to print and scan on Windows. However, this isn't necessary on macOS or Chrome OS. If you want to run a printhead cleaning on either operating system, though, you'll need to install the app since there's no menu to navigate from the printer's display screen.

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 identical to the 3755, but it's a Walmart exclusive. The test results 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 alright 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 color 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 photos, too, since it has better color accuracy. However, if you want something very compact, the HP is a good choice. It also has a sheetfed scanner despite its small size, although its resolution is lower than the Canon.

HP DeskJet 2755e

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 4155e

The HP DeskJet 4155e is better printer for small or home office use whereas the HP DeskJet 3755 is better for photo printing and family use. The 4155e has a higher page yield and a much cheaper cost-per-print for color documents, a flatbed scanner with a much better scan resolution, and an automatic document feeder. Also, it optionally comes with six months of HP's Instant Ink subscription. On the other hand, the 3755 has a somewhat higher page yield and cheaper cost-per-print for black pages, prints black text documents faster, and it produces significantly better-looking photos.

Canon PIXMA TS3520

The Canon PIXMA TS3520 and the HP DeskJet 3755 are all-in-one color inkjet printers. The HP has a much more compact design, but it doesn't have a flatbed scanner, which the TS3520 has. The TS3520 prints better-looking photos and costs less to print in color; however, the HP has a higher black page yield, so it's a better choice if you only need to print in black.

HP DeskJet 2742e

The HP DeskJet 3755 and the HP DeskJet 2742e are compact inkjet printers, but the 3755 is better overall. The 3755 is much better for photos thanks to its nicer photo quality and more accurate colors. Also, it can print more pages before its black ink cartridge runs out. On the other hand, the 2742e has a higher color page yield, meaning it's better if you mostly print graphs, posters, and other color documents that aren't photos.

Canon PIXMA TR4520

The HP DeskJet 3755 and the Canon PIXMA TR4520 are compact, all-in-one printers, but the Canon performs slightly better overall. It has a lower cost-per-print, better color page yields, and a faster print speed. It also has a flatbed scanner with an automatic document feeder. On the other hand, the HP only has a sheetfed scanner on the top; however, the HP has a higher page yield and a lower cost-per-print for black-only documents. 

HP DeskJet 2722

The HP DeskJet 3755 and the HP Deskjet 2722 are both cheap inkjet printers. The 3755 prints faster and has better photo printing quality, making it a better choice for photos. However, it can't print borderless like the 2722 can. The 3755 is much more compact, which is great for tight spaces, and it still has a sheetfed scanner. On the other hand, the 2722 can print more pages before its ink runs out, meaning you'll spend less on ink in the long run. It isn't as compact, but it has a flatbed scanner, which allows you to scan more delicate documents or bulkier items.

Canon PIXMA TR150

The HP DeskJet 3755 and the Canon PIXMA TR150 are both very compact inkjet printers. Because the Canon is designed to be travel-friendly, it's significantly smaller and comes with a rechargeable battery if you need to print without a power outlet around. The Canon has a much higher page yield and a lower cost-per-print than the HP, making it a better option if you print frequently. However, it lacks the sheetfed scanner that the HP has.

Canon PIXMA TS6420a

The HP DeskJet 3755 and the Canon PIXMA TS6420a are both inkjet printers, but the Canon is better overall. The Canon prints a lot more pages, especially in color, giving it a much lower cost-per-print. It means you'll save more money in the long run, even though the Canon's cartridges cost more. Also, it prints much nicer-looking photos, and it prints borderless. On the other hand, the HP is much more compact and has a sheetfed scanner, though it can only scan one page at a time, so it isn't any faster than using the Canon's flatbed scanner.

Canon PIXMA TR8620

The Canon PIXMA TR8620 is better than the HP DeskJet 3755. The Canon can print many more pages before needing new ink cartridges, keeping its cost-per-print lower. Also, it prints much nicer-looking photos with more accurate colors, and it can print borderless photos. It's quicker at printing, so you won't have to wait as long for your black-and-white documents, and it can print double-sided automatically.

HP ENVY 5014

The HP DeskJet 3755 is a bit better than the HP ENVY 5014, even though they both have a really low page yield. The 3755 is a small, compact printer that has a sheetfed scanner. Also, it has better photo printing quality. That said, the 5014 has a flatbed scanner that scans in a higher resolution, which is better if you retouch and rescale photos often.

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, and a rechargeable battery. Also, it can print directly from a USB thumb drive. However, the DeskJet 3755 is better for casual photo printing since it produces better-looking pictures 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. On the other hand, the 3755 is smaller and more compact, and it feels better built. Also, it has better photo printing quality.

Epson EcoTank ET-2800

The HP DeskJet 3755 and the Epson EcoTank ET-2800 are both color inkjets, but the HP is a compact printer that uses a traditional cartridge system, while the Epson uses a supertank ink system. The Epson is a much better printer overall, with far superior page yields, significantly cheaper cost-per-print, and faster printing speeds. Additionally, the Epson's flatbed has a higher scan resolution than the HP's sheetfed scanner, and the Epson produces better-detailed photos and supports borderless printing.

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.

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.

Pantum P2502W

The HP DeskJet 3755 is a compact color inkjet printer, whereas the Pantum P2502W is a monochrome laser unit. They're for different uses; the Pantum is better for high-volume black and white prints, whereas the HP is better for printing photos. The Pantum yields significantly more black pages, its cost-per-print is far cheaper, and it prints very quickly. However, it doesn't have a scanner like the HP, and it has issues when handling and printing sheets. On the other hand, the HP is better for producing photos as it prints in color, but keep in mind it doesn't support borderless prints.

Xerox B210/DNI

The Xerox B210/DNI and the HP Deskjet 3755 are two very different printers. The Xerox 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 can print in color, and its photo printing quality is good. It also features a scanner and has better mobile app support.

HP Tango X

The HP Tango X is better overall compared to the HP DeskJet 3755. If you only need to print, the Tango X has a higher page yield, a lower cost-per-print, and a faster print speed. You can "scan" via the app by using your phone's camera, but the resulting quality doesn't look as good. On the other hand, if you also need to scan, the DeskJet 3755 has a sheetfed scanner, despite its more compact size. It comes in different bright colors to match your office setup.

Canon PIXMA G7020

The Canon PIXMA G7020 is better than the HP DeskJet 3755. The Canon is a supertank that can print way more pages before you need to worry about buying ink. It has nicer photo printing quality and better color accuracy, and it can print borderless photos. It prints photos and documents faster, and it has both a flatbed scanner and an automatic document feeder, so it does everything the HP can and more.

HP ENVY Photo 7155

The HP ENVY Photo 7155 and the HP DeskJet 3755 are all-in-one color inkjet printers that are relatively compact, but the ENVY is a better printer overall. The ENVY has a better page yield and lower cost-per-print, and it also prints much faster. It automatically prints double-sided, has a flatbed scanner with a better scan resolution, and can print directly from SD cards. On the other hand, the DeskJet is much smaller, making it a better fit for smaller spaces, and it produces better-looking photos. Even though it's small, it still has a sheetfed scanner with a decent scan resolution.

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