89 Expert Rating

This HP wireless all-in-one printer is just another selection from HP’s wide range of printers made for home use. With a monthly duty cycle of 1000 pages, this best-selling printer is well suited for low-volume work and some light photo printing. Print quality is top notch thanks to a 1200 dpi for black and white prints, and a 4800 x 1200 dpi for color printing. The HP OfficeJet printer is also capable of borderless printing and supports dual-sided printing, scanning, and copying. The printer also has great connectivity options, and may also be used for a small business to help get things going. The office jet also ranks pretty high on our list as a best all-in-one printer, as it has a lot to offer at a very affordable price.

Why We Like It – HP OfficeJet 5255

The HP OfficeJet is an all-in-one printer that allows you to print, scan, copy and fax from the comfort of your home. The inkjet printer boasts of a 2.2-inch mono touch screen, a 35-page automatic document feeder, automatic duplex printing, and a 25-page maximum capacity output tray. If you are searching for an equally cheaper printer, this Hp Officejet 3830 review may be helpful. If you need a compact, portable scanner, check out our Brother Mobile Color page scanner DS-620 review.

  • 35-page Auto Document Feeder
  • Two-sided printing
  • Instant Ink Ready
  • Slow printing speed
  • Expensive Ink costs outside the Instant Ink program


The HP OfficeJet requires a little patience when working with it since most people would regard it as fairly slow compared to the Brother Laser Printer. It works at 10 pages per minute for black and white prints and gets a little slower at 7 pages per minute when doing color prints. It also has two ink cartridges that it comes with; a black one and a tri-color cartridge. The document feeder on the printer’s top side can hold up to 35 pages, which is good enough when you have a pile of work to complete, unlike the Epson Expression XP-640, which doesn’t have an automatic document feeder. Its speed may not be as high when printing but increases when scanning, copying, or faxing. Generally, its performance is almost similar to the Hp Officejet 5255.


Almost similar in looks to the HP OfficeJet 3830, the HP 5255’s design is much more functional than anything else, and its small compact footprint means you can have it on your desk without taking up too much space, unlike the HP Officejet Pro 8620. Its plastic design represents good build quality, and its Wi-Fi function allows you to send jobs from your phone through apps like Apple AirPrint, Morpria, and HP ePrint, among others. The HP OfficeJet also has a USB port for PC connections but doesn’t have an Ethernet port.


If you want to keep costs down while using this printer, or the HP Envy 5055 for that matter, we suggest subscribing to HP’s Instant Ink program, where the printer automatically sends its ink levels to HP so that they know when to send a new ink cartridge. If not, you’re going to grapple with high ink costs, to a point where you’d be spending much more than the amount you used to buy. With the program, you’d be avoiding a text cost of 8.7 cents per page for black and white prints, 34.3 cents for graphics, and $1.55 for photo prints. Also, the printer only works with high-yield ink cartridges, which makes it even more expensive to stay out of the program. However, if you check out the Brother MFC-J995DW, it comes with up to a year worth of ink when you purchase it.

HP OfficeJet 5255 Wrap Up

The HP OfficeJet 5255 is a great printer to go for if you don’t want to leave a hole in your pocket, and still get your hands on a good & effective tool. It’s also one printer that allows you to print, scan, copy and fax efficiently from home, without having to worry about using different machines for those jobs

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