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HP Deskjet 3055A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 741 reviews of HP Deskjet 3055A. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the design and multifunction are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and reliability get critical comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Deskjet 3055A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 434 user reviews of HP Deskjet 3055A from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on People really like the design and print quality. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas the connectivity and durability get negative views.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Deskjet 3055A e All-In-One PrinterHP Deskjet 3055A e All-In-One Printer

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for HP Deskjet 3055A


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of HP Deskjet 3055A from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Printers on People are impressed by the size and price. The multifunction and performance are also appreciated, but the noise and reliability get negative reviews.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP LaserJet 3055 All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax (White)HP LaserJet 3055 All-in-One Printer/Copier/Scanner/Fax (White)

Jun, 2018

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Great All-In-One


Software only supports drivers on Vista 64 bit. Vista 32 bit drivers + software work perfect.

Fast Printing, Copies, and Scans. Good interface between MFC and PC. 250 sheet paper tray, 64MB of memory

Scanner bulb stays on too long, but that's about it

Apr, 2008

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Great Printer


It took a half a year for the toner to run out (while being used daily) Wait for a rebate to buy this printer.

High resolution, reliable, toner takes a long time to run out. Copy and fax works great

The "high speed USB cable"(used for printing, scanning) did not come with it. not exactly plug and play with scanning and printing

Feb, 2008

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Vista.. Not realy


I chatted with a support person and finaly got them to say 6 months to 1 year on the real support for vista64b support. They get the OS before release to develop drivers so they are projecting 2-2.5 years for working drivers?.. I have not decided to...

Great if you are not using vista64b, my XP machine works grate

1/3 the functionality in Vista64

Feb, 2008

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Great AIO printer


It is a HP Laserjet, that means universal support in all OS ; Scanning and Fax over the network ; Cheap toner

Big, slow to get in power saving mode

Jan, 2008

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HP LaserJet 3055 Q6503A MFC / All-In-One Up to 19 ppm Monochrome Laser Printer




Jan, 2008

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Make Your Choice and Take Your Chances


It seems odd to me that none of the Multi-function flat-bed scanners at this price level will take a legal sheet; but they all handle legal paper. I'm happy with this purchase - Nothing is perfect but this is close enough.

Toner and not Ink Cartriges. Nice Scanner. Takes Envelopes well. Good greyscale for printing images. Toner cartridge easy to install

USB cable not included - You have to spend another $12-$20 just to test the unit to see if it works. DRIVERS! - Unless you are running WinXP, there will be some functions you can't use conveniently if at all. Like some other reviewers I expected more...

Jan, 2008

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Excellent printer, worth it ....


I wrestled, agonized over many many reviews ... some folks said that the printer hums, some said it hangs. I have experienced none of that yet. I owned an HP 6110 inkjet and it was horrible. Overall very very happy with the purchase. I did not buy the...

1. Fast ; 2. Quiet ; 3. Excellent printing, network scanning with XP, and Linux ; 4. Decent copier

1. XP software is bulky but it does work, unlike prior releases

Jan, 2008

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Good printer


I bought one of these printers about 1 year ago and it works great. I needed another one and decided to choose the same printer

The only thing I found was that it does not automatically load card stock but if you give it a little push it loads, too

Dec, 2007

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Good machine


The main reason I like HP printers is how easy it is to setup the network printers.

I think the HP software might install more than it needs on each work station to connect to the printer.

Oct, 2007

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Good AiO Printer


Performs as adverstised.

Have had to re-boot machine a few times in the three months of use--would hang and not accept jobs.

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications

Benefit from full functionality with the compact, flatbed HP LaserJet 3055 All-in-One. Versatile and reliable, it lets you produce professional documents quickly with fast print, fax, scan and copy functions, plus network connectivity.


Blue Angel certified: Yes
Electromagnetic compatibility:CISPR 22: 1993+A1+A2/EN 55022: 1994+A1+A2 - Class B; EN 61000-3-2: 1995/A14: 2000; EN 61000-3-3: 1995+A1; EN 55024: 1998+A1+A2; FCC Title 47 CFR, Part 15 Class B 2/ICES-003, Issue 3; GB9254-1998
Energy Star certified: Yes


Automatic Duplexing: None
Bottom copy margin:4 mm
Copier settings:Contrast (lighter/darker), resolution copy quality (draft, text, mixed, film photo and picture), reduce/enlarge 25 to 400%, copy collation, number of copies, paper size
Copy resolution (black graphics):600 x 600 dpi
Copy speed (black, best, letter):Up to 19 cpm (single sheet on flatbed, multiple copies, ADF copy speed is up to 15.9 cpm)
Copy speed (black, draft quality, A4):18
Left metric copy margin:4 mm
Max Copying Resolution B/W:600 x 600 dpi
Max Copying Speed B/W:18ppm/19ppm
Maximum copy resolution:600 x 600
Maximum copy speed (black, A4):18
Maximum number of copies:50 / 99
Right metric copy margin:4 mm
Time to first copy (letter):8.1 sec
Top metric copy margin:4 mm

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display:Y
Display Diagonal:2

Document & Media Handling

Standard Media Capacity:260sheets

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (off):0.35 / 1
Power consumption (PowerSave):10
Power consumption (standby):13 / 2.5


Auto-redialing: Yes
Distinctive ring: Yes
Fax broadcasting:119
Fax delayed sending: Yes
Fax forwarding: Yes
Fax memory:110
Fax resolution black photo grayscale:300 x 300 dpi
Fax resolution fine mode (Black and White):203 x 196 dpi
Fax resolution standard mode (black & white):203 x 98 dpi
Fax resolution superfine mode (black & white):Up to 300 x 300 dpi (halftone enabled)
Fax speed (A4):3
Fax speed dialing (max numbers):120
Fax speed dialing, max numbers:120
Resolution (black photo grayscale):300 x 300 dpi
Telecom compliance (fax capability):Telecom: TBR-21: 1998, EG 201 121: 1998, FCC Part 68

Fax Machine

Compatibility:Super G3
Max Transmission Speed:33.6Kbps


Country Kits:Denmark/France/Germany/Switzerland/United States
Localization:Danish/English/French/French / German/German
Model:3055 All-in-One
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP LaserJet

Input Capacity

Auto document feeder (ADF) input capacity:50
Maximum input capacity:260
Paper handling:250-sheet input tray, 10-sheet priority tray, 50-sheet automatic document feeder, 100-sheet output bin
Standard input capacity:260 / 60


Max Supported Memory:64MB
Standard Memory:64MB


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Supported network protocols (IPv4):TCP/IP: IP Direct Mode, LPD, SLP, Bonjour, BOOTP/DHCP/AutoIP, WINS, SNMP v 1, HTTP
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Office Machine

Fax Type:Plain paper
Functions:Copier / Fax / Printer / Scanner
Monthly Duty Cycle (max):7000impressions
Printing Output Type:Monochrome
Printing Technology:Laser
Type:Fax / copier / printer / scanner

Operational Conditions

Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):0 - 95
Operating altitude (imperial):10000 ft
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 15 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 15 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):15 - 32.5 / 32 - 113
Operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 32.5 / 32 - 113
Recommended operating temperature range (T-T):15 - 32.5
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 40
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 40

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions:6.3 B(A)
Acoustic power emissions (active, print, copy or scan):6.7 B(A)
Acoustic power emissions (ready):Inaudible
Acoustic pressure emissions:50
Acoustic pressure emissions bystander (active, print, copy or scan):53 dB(A)\n50 dB(A)
Acoustic pressure emissions bystander (ready):Inaudible
All-in-One Functions:Copy, Print, Scan / Fax, Scan
Auto document feeder: supported media types and capacity:50 Sheets
Auto fax reduction supported: Yes
Browser supported:IE 5.5 or higher (Windows); Netscape 7.x (Windows); Netscape 7.0 (Solaris); Mozilla 1.4 and 1.7 or higher (Solaris)
Color all-in-one functions:copy, print / scan, No
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 2000, XP; 98 SE, Me, XP-64, Server 2003, Linux; Mac OS X v 10.3
Compatible products:Arrays: HP StorageWorks XP disk arrays (XP12000, XP1024, XP512, XP128, XP48); HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) EVA3000/4000/5000/6000/8000; HP Modular Storage Array (MSA) MSA1000, MSA1500; HP EMA 12000, EMA16000; EMC DMX800, 1000, 2000; EMC Clariion CX 100, 300, 400, 600, 700; EMC Clariion FC-4700; EMC Symmetrix 4.8, 5.0, 5.5; HDS Lightning 9900, 9900V; HDS Thunder 9200, 9500V; IBM ESS 800, F20; IBM DS4100 (FAStT 100), DS4300 (FAStT 600, FAStT 600 Turbo), DS4400 (FAStT 700), DS4500 (FAStT 900), DS4800, ESS800, DS6xxx, DS8xxx; Sun StorEdge 6920, 9900, 9990, 3510, 3511; NetApp Data on Tap 6.5 thru 7.0; Engenio E2600 series, E4600, E5600, E6998; StorageTek FLX280, D280, D178; XIOTech; 3Par Data Systems; Switches: HP StorageWorks (B-series) Core Switch 2/64, 2/64 Power Pak; SAN Switch 2/32, 2/32 Power Pak, 2/16, 2/16 Power Pak, 2/16 EL, 2/8 EL, 2/8 Power Pak, SAN Switch 4/8, 4/16, SAN Director 4/256; HP StorageWorks (M-series) Director 2/140, 2/64; Edge Switch 2/32, 2/24, 2/12; HP StorageWorks (C-series) MDS 9509 Director, MDS 9506 Director, MDS 9216, 9216i, 9216A Fabric Switch, MDS 9120 Fabric Switch, 9140 Fabric Switch; Brocade and OEM equivalent: SilkWorm 2xx0, 38xx, 32xx, 3900, 4100, 200E, 48000; Brocade 4Gb SAN Switch for HP p-Class BladeSystem; Brocade and OEM equivalent: Director 12000, 24000, 6400; McData and OEM equivalents ES-3016, ES-3032, ES-3200 series, ES-4500 series; McData and OEM equivalents Director ED-6140, ED-6064, ED-5000; Cisco and OEM equivalents 9509, 9506, 9216, 9120, 9140; CNT FC/9000-64 (2gbps), FC/9000-128 (2gbps), FC/9000-16, UMD; QLogic Sanbox 1-8, 1-16, 2-8, 2-16; QLogic 5200; QLogic Sanbox Director 2-64; EMC Connectrix DS-16M, DS-24M2, DS-32M2; EMC Connectrix Director ED-1032, ED-64M, ED-140M; Sun StorEdge 2GB Network FC Switch 8-port, 16-port, 64-port
Control panel:Intuitive control panel with 2-line, 16-character back lit display, alphanumeric buttons, menu and cancel controls, fax, copy and scan controls, speed-dial keys
Copier scaling (Auto Document Feeder):25 to 400%
Custom media sizes:76 x 127 ~ 216 x 356 mm; ADF: 127 x 127 ~ 216 x 381 mm
Dimensions (WxDxH):16.8 x 16 x 9.8 / 19.6 x 16 x 15.5
Display number of colors:Monochrome
Driver updates:In US, latest drivers available from HP support Web site at; in other countries/regions, latest drivers available from
Duplex binding:N
Duplex print options:Manual (driver support provided)
Fax memory (letter):Up to 110 pages
Fax phone TAM interface supported: Yes
Fax resolution (photo):300 x 300 dpi (halftone enabled)
Fax speed (letter):3 sec per page
Fax telephone mode supported: Yes
First page out (black&white, A4, ready):As fast as 8 sec
First page out (black&white, letter, ready):As fast as 8 sec
First page out (black&white, letter, sleep):As fast as 8 sec
Functions:Black-and-white printing, black-and-white copying, black-and-white faxing, black-and-white and colour scanning
I/O ports:1 x Hi-Speed USB, 1 x Ethernet
Junk barrier supported:Y
Maximum input capacity (tray 1):Sheets: 250, envelopes: 10, transparencies: 10
Maximum internal memory:64
Maximum printable area:206 x 344
Maximum scan area:8.5
Maximum scan area (ADF):8.5 x 15
Maximum scan area (ADF) (imperial):8.5 x 14
Maximum scan area (Auto Document Feeder):8.5 x 14
Media size (tray 1):A4, A5, B5, C5, C6, DL (ISO), postcard, 76 x 127 to 216 x 356 mm
Media size (tray 2):A4, A5, B5, 147 x 211 ~ 216 x 356 mm
Media sizes supported (imperial):Media input tray and priority slot: letter, legal, envelopes (No. 5 1/2 Baronial through No. 11), index cards, postcards; automatic document feeder (ADF): letter, legal
Media types supported:Paper (bond, colour, glossy, heavy, letterhead, light, plain, preprinted, prepunched, recycled, rough), envelopes, transparencies, labels, cardstock
Media weight (tray 2):60 ~ 105 g/m²
Memory technology:Memory Enhancement technology (MEt)
Memory upgrade:N
Minimum scan area:No minimum
Minimum scan area (ADF):5 x 5
Minimum scan area (Auto Document Feeder):5 x 5
Minimum system requirements for Macintosh:Mac OS X v 10.3.x; G3, G4 / G5, 32 MB RAM, 30 MB HD, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), CD-ROM drive
Modem Type:33.6 Kbps
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:Via built-in 10/100 wired Ethernet network port\nBuilt-in 10/100 wired Ethernet network connectivity
Number of layers per pallet:2
Package dimensions (W x D x H):23.6 x 19.7 x 19.9
Package dimensions (WxDxH):23.6 x 19.7 x 19.9
Package weight:31.8 lb
Package weight (imperial):31.8 lb
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H):47.2 x 39.4 x 85
Pallet dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):48 x 40 x 85
Pallet weight (imperial):549
Power Requirements:220 ~ 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz), 2.3 amp
Print margin bottom (A4):0.157
Print margin left (A4):0.157
Print margin right (A4):0.157
Print margin top (A4):0.157
Print quality (black, best quality):1200 x 1200
Print quality (black, draft quality):1200
Print quality (black, normal quality):1200
Quantity per pallet:16
Remote retrieval capability:N
Safety:IEC 60950-1: 2001/EN 60950-1: 2001+A11; IEC 60825-1: 1993 + A1:1997 + A2: 2001/EN 60825-1: 1994 + A1: 2002 + A2: 2001 (Class 1 Laser/LED Product); GB4943-1995
Scan file formats:BMP, GIF, PDF, PNG
Security management:SNMP v1 (community name), embedded Web server and HP Toolbox (password-protected), security-lock slot for securing the all-in-one with a cable lock (available for purchase via a third-party vendor)
Security management description:SNMP v1 (community name), embedded Web server and HP Toolbox (password-protected), security-lock slot for securing the all-in-one with a cable lock (available for purchase via a third-party vendor)
Service & support:HP Websites, HP Customer Support Centre, HP Care Pack
Standard input capacity for envelopes:Up to 10 envelopes
Standard input trays:2
Standard media sizes:A4, A5, B5, C5, C6, DL (ISO), postcard; ADF: A4, A5
Standard output capacity for transparancies:10
Standard output capacity for transparencies:10
Supported media weight (imperial):16
Supported media weight(s):16
SureSupply connection type:Direct and Network
SureSupply supported: Yes
Technical features:Integration with OpenView software via Smart Plug-In (SPI). Delivers integrated IT Services management in areas like provisioning, operations, reporting and charge back.\nBackup management. Single view of backup activities. Identify unprotected applications, servers and files. Root cause analysis of backup failure. Increase utilization of backup resources.
Typefaces:PCL: 45 scalable TrueType fonts, PostScript: 35 scalable TrueType fonts
Weight:27.4 lb
Weight (imperial):27.4 lb

Other features

Pallet weight:551.2

Output Capacity

Maximum output capacity:100
Standard output capacity:100 / 25
Standard output capacity for envelopes:10

Paper Handling

Auto Document Feeder (ADF) media weight:60 ~ 90
Envelope feeder:N
Envelopes sizes:10
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Maximum paper trays:2
Maximum print area:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Maximum print size:Legal (216 x 356 mm)
Media handling:Sheetfed
Media type and capacity (tray 2):250
Media type and capacity, tray 2:250
Media weight (tray 1):60 ~ 163 g/m²
Non-ISO print media sizes:Legal, Letter
Paper handling standard/input:250-sheet media input tray, 10-sheet priority tray, 50-sheet automatic document feeder
Paper handling standard/output:100-sheet face-down output tray
Photo paper sizes:4x6,5x7,8x10
Recommended media weight:75 ~ 90
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies

PC Connectivity

PC Connection:Ethernet 10 Base-T/100 Base-TX / Hi-Speed USB
PC Connection Availability: Yes


All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Built-in processor:Motorola Coldfire v 4e
Copying:Colour copying / N
Digital sender:N
Duplex functions: No
Duplex printing modes:Manual
Economical printing: Yes
Faxing:Mono faxing / N
Maximum duty cycle:1000 / 7000
Number of print cartridges:1
Print technology:Inkjet
Printer management:HP Toolbox FX, HP Web Jetadmin, HP Embedded Web Server (Mac only)
Printing:Colour printing / N
Processor family:Motorola Coldfire
Processor frequency:264
Scanning:Colour scanning / Mono scanning

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing: No
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (average operating):300 / 9
Power consumption (off):0.35 / 1
Power consumption (PowerSave):10
Power consumption (standby):13 / 2.5


Max Printing Speed B/W:18ppm/19ppm
Max Printing Speed B/W (ppm):18ppm/19ppm
Max Resolution B/W:1200 x 1200 dpi
Maximum Resolution:4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, best quality, A4):18
Print speed (black, best quality, letter):Up to 19 ppm
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):18, 19 / 20
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):18 / 5.5
Print speed (color, draft quality, A4/US Letter):16
Print speed (color, normal quality, A4/US Letter):4
Standard printer languages:PCL 3
Time to first page (black, normal):8


Gray scale levels:256
Input color depth:24
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan area:8.5 x 11.7 / 8.5 x 15
Minimum scan size:No minimum
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200
Scan input modes:Front control panel scan buttons, scanning via HP LaserJet Scan (Windows), HP Director (Macintosh) or TWAIN-compliant or WIA-compliant software
Scan speed (black, normal quality):Up to 5 ppm
Scan speed (color, normal quality):Up to 3.5 ppm
Scan type:Flatbed
Scanner Type:Flatbed
TWAIN version:1.9


Bundled software:HP Toolbox FX, HP LaserJet Scan, TWAIN 1.9 / WIA, HP LaserJet Fax, HP Fax Setup Wizard, Readiris PRO ~
Copier smart software features:Up to 99 multiple copies, collation, reduce/enlarge from 25 to 400% (with page size presets), fit to page, 2 or 4 pages to 1 page, contrast (lighter/darker), resolution (copy quality)
Downloadable software:Installer, print drivers, HP Send Fax, HP Scan software, HP ToolboxFX for management and support, Readiris PRO text recognition software, HP Software Update
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Printer smart software features:Manual duplex and booklet printing, N-up printing, Collation, Watermarks, Install printer driver only, Economode for toner savings, accepts a variety of paper sizes and types
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Sound Emission

Print noise level:50
Printing noise level:50


Card reader integrated: No
Internal memory:64

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Minimum hard disk space:10
Minimum processor:Pentium II
Minimum RAM:64
Minimum system requirements:SVGA 800 x 600 w/ 16-bit colour display \nInternet Explorer 5.5\nCD-ROM\nHi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:32
Weight:26.5 / 7.94