HP’s Entry-Level, Budget-Minded SOHO OfficeJet 5255 All-in-One Printer with Instant Ink

Can HP interest you in a subscription?

ByWilliam Harrel May 28, 2020
Editors’ Rating: excellent

HP OfficeJet 5255 All-in-One Review at PCMagPROS

  • Good print quality overall
  • Competitive running costs with Instant Ink
  • Good-looking photos
  • 35-sheet ADF and dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Reasonably priced
  • Versatile HP Smart App driver and interface


  • High running costs without Instant Ink
  • Only one small paper input tray
  • ADF lacks auto-duplexing

HP’s OfficeJet 5255 All-in-One ($139.99) is an entry-level color inkjet designed to print and/or copy a few hundred pages per month in today’s business-oriented home offices and micro businesses. Like the Brother MFC-J805DW INKvestment and the Editors’ Choice Canon Pixma G6020 MegaTank all-in-one printers reviewed here last summer, the OfficeJet 5255 prints well, if not a little slowly. Also like these and a few other competitors, the 5255 delivers reasonable running costs—when you take advantage of HP’s Instant Ink subscription program, that is. Like so many of today’s entry-level printers and all-in-ones, the 5255 is a good value with a robust feature set, making it an excellent alternative to the Pixma G6020 and most other low-volume color all-in-ones we’ve looked at lately.

Read the entire review at PCMag

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