The HP DeskJet 3755/3772 is a budget all-in-one inkjet printer. It uses a two-cartridge system with one black and one tri-color cartridge, and it's compatible with the HP 65 and 65XL ink cartridges. It connects via Wi-Fi or USB, supports Apple AirPrint and Morpia Print Service, and is compatible with HP's Smart mobile app. It only has a sheetfed scanner and doesn't support automatic duplex scanning or duplex printing.
This printer is part of the HP DeskJet 3700 all-in-one printer series, which includes many variants. All of the variants are identical in feature and performance; the model number only changes depending on the region and retailer. You can see all the variants in the Differences Between Variants section below.
The HP DeskJet 3755 is mediocre for family use. It connects via Wi-Fi or USB and supports Apple AirPrint and Morpia Print Service, making it easily accessible to every household member. However, its ink cartridges run out very quickly, resulting in more maintenance and higher running costs over time. It also prints very slowly, so you might have to wait a while if you're sharing the printer with multiple people, and there's no flatbed scanner to scan fragile items.
The HP DeskJet 3755 is bad for small or home offices. Its overall print quality isn't bad; it's just extremely slow, as it can only print five black or three color pages per minute. Additionally, its ink cartridges run out quickly, so it requires a lot of maintenance. It has a sheetfed scanner despite its compact size, but you can scan only one page at a time.
The HP 3755 printer is inadequate for students. It yields very few prints, so you need to replace the ink cartridges often, making it expensive to maintain over time. It's also very slow at printing documents, which may be annoying if you're in a hurry. On the upside, it's a very compact printer that fits easily into tight spaces, which is great for those living in a dorm room.
The HP DeskJet 3755 is inadequate for printing black and white documents. It's slow, and the print quality is mediocre. Also, the black ink cartridge runs out quickly, which means you'll have to replace it often. 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.
The HP 3755 is okay for printing photos. It prints detailed photos; however, it doesn't have a very wide color range, so printed pictures look slightly muted. Unfortunately, its ink cartridges run out quickly, making it expensive to maintain over time, and it's very slow, as it takes more than a minute and a half to print a single 4" x 6" photo.
We tested the HP DeskJet 3755 in blue (J9V90A). It's part of HP's DeskJet 3700 all-in-one printer series, which includes many variants, listed in the table below. All of the variants have identical features and performance; the model number simply changes depending on the region and retailer.
|HP DeskJet 3720||J9V86A, J9V86B, J9V93B, J9V94B, J9V95B, T8W54A|
|HP DeskJet 3721||T8W92A|
|HP DeskJet 3722||T8W56A, T8W57A, T8W58A|
|HP DeskJet 3730||T8X00B, T8X01B|
|HP DeskJet 3732||T8X04B, T8X05B|
|HP DeskJet 3733||T8X06B, T8X07B|
|HP DeskJet 3735||T8X10B|
|HP DeskJet 3750||T8X12B|
|HP DeskJet 3752||T8W51A, T8W52A|
|HP DeskJet 3755||J9V90A (Blue), J9V91A (Stone), J9V92A (Seagrass)|
|HP DeskJet 3758||T8W83A|
|HP DeskJet 3760||T8X19B|
|HP DeskJet 3762||T8X23B|
|HP DeskJet 3764||T8X27B|
|HP DeskJet 3772||T8W88A|
|HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3775||J9V87A, J9V87B, T8W42C|
|HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3776||J9V88A|
|HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3778||J9V89B|
|HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3785||T8W46C, T8W37A, 3YZ74A, 4SC29A|
|HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3786||T8W38A, 3YZ75A, 4SC30A|
|HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3787||1DT61A, T8W48C|
|HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3788||1DT62A|
|HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3789||T8W35A|
|HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 3790||T8W36A|
The HP DeskJet 3755/3772 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.
For more options, check out our recommendations for the best printers for students, the best photo printers, and the best home printers.
The Canon PIXMA MG3620 and the HP DeskJet 3755/3772 are both color inkjet printers. The Canon is better for most uses since it yields more pages at a lower cost-per-print, has a high-resolution flatbed scanner, and prints faster. It also produces better-quality documents and photos. However, the HP is a good choice if you want something very compact that fits into a small room.
The HP DeskJet 4155e and the HP DeskJet 3755/3772 are both all-in-one inkjet printers designed for home use. In terms of print quality, both printers perform similarly when it comes to documents, but the 3755 is much better for photos because it has a wider color range and color accuracy, and it can produce finer details. As for maintenance costs, the 4155e yields more prints and is less expensive to maintain over time. The other differences have to do with the design and scanner features. The 3755 is more compact, so it's better for tight spaces, but it doesn't have a flatbed scanner.
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 DeskJet 3755/3772 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.
The Canon PIXMA TS3520 and the HP DeskJet 3755/3772 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.
The HP DeskJet 3755/3772 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.
The HP DeskJet 3755/3772 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.
The HP DeskJet 3755/3772 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.
The HP DeskJet 3755/3772 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.
The build quality 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.
The HP DeskJet 3755, as well as all of its variants, is very small and compact. 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.
This printer requires typical inkjet maintenance to continue working properly. There are some built-in tasks to help with 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; you just need to ensure the printer is 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.
This printer has a bad and rather limited display 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, check out the HP ENVY Photo 6255.
This printer 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.
The HP DeskJet 3755, as well as all of its variants, 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 paper will take a lot of time. If you need a printer with a flatbed scanner, check out the Epson Expression Home XP-4100 or the HP DeskJet 2755.
The scanner's default resolution is 75 DPI, which causes text to look very blurry, and small text is nearly impossible to read. However, you can improve the quality if you increase the resolution to its 600 DPI maximum. One issue with the scanner is that even though the sheets are properly aligned in the feeder, scans can still come out tilted. It may take a few tries to get the result you want (it took us four tries to get the scanned image above).
The print quality for black and white documents is acceptable. Text looks clear, and finer details are mostly present, but colored areas look particularly grainy. It also has trouble converting the color yellow to grayscale, although that's normal for most printers.
The print quality for color documents is decent. Text looks sharp, and colors look good; however, some fine details don't come through properly.
This printer has a high cost-per-print. Although the ink cartridges are cheap, it can still get very expensive if you print regularly, as the ink cartridges don't last very long. Color printing in particular can get very expensive because you need to replace the entire cartridge even if one color runs out. If you want a similar printer with a higher page yield and a lower cost-per-print, check out the HP DeskJet Plus 4155.
This printer takes a while to initialize and prints very slowly, whether it's documents or photos. There's also no automatic duplex printing, so you have to flip over each page manually when printing double-sided documents. If you need a printer that can perform duplex printing, check out the HP ENVY 5055.
The HP DeskJet 3755/HP DeskJet 3772 has a mediocre color gamut. Color transitions look pretty good; you'd have to look very closely to see the grain. However, it struggles with lighter shades and bright, saturated colors.
The HP 3755, as well as all of its variants, has decent color accuracy. Colors are a bit oversaturated, especially blues and purples. It's fine for adding a splash of color to documents or printing fun at-home photos; however, 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.
This printer is excellent at reproducing small details. It mainly loses detail due to the halftones (dot effect). They make the edges of objects look softer and distant objects less visible.
This printer 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.
You need to manually install drivers to print and scan on Windows, but not on macOS or Chrome OS. That said, you need to install the HP Smart app if you want to run a printhead cleaning because there's no way to access it through the printer's physical controls.