HP DeskJet 3720, a very versatile multifunction printer for the home

hp deskjet 3720

HP Deskjet 3720 Stamp One Expert Awards 2016The American company HP presents a new multifunction printer, the HP DeskJet 3720 , a device with a characteristic peculiarity: the company defines it as the smallest multifunction printer in the world . With measures of 141 x 403 x 177 millimeters, it could go through a sound station before a printer, and this HP saves a lot of space by using a scroll scanner for the copy function, instead of an A4 size glass horizontal as we are used to. In addition, it allows Wi-Fi connection and connection via mobile, compatibility with the main mobile operating systemsand desktop and a print resolution of 1200 dpi.  All this  70 euros .

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As we mentioned before, this HP Deskjet 3720 is characterized by its small dimensions . The key to achieve this is in the elimination of the scanning tray , then using a scroll scanner , as if it were a fax. The screen has also been reduced, which is not touch , and in it we only visualize the ink levels , connection and possible errors . Actions are carried out through a panel of eight buttons : Cancel, Resume, Information, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Web Services, Color Copy and Black Copy. The printer weighs 2.33 kg and  reduces approximately 1 kgrelative to other multifunction printers, which is also a highlight. As for the design purely, in the HP Deskjet 3720 we find a continuous style with the general lines of the brand, which are the white and light blue colors, the curved lines and a matte finish with a smooth texture.

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The HP Deskjet 3720 has functions of printing, copying and scanning , in addition to remote printing with both computer and mobile phones or tablets. When carrying out the latter, we can use applications such as HP ePrint, HP Instant Ink, Apple AirPrint, HP All-in-One Printer Remote app or HP Print Service Plugin, among other programs. The software recognizes current Apple and Microsoft operating systems  and can recognize older systems up to Mountain Lion in the case of Apple, or Windows Vista in the case of Microsoft. In mobile formats , in addition to iOS and Android, it is compatible with Blackberry, Symbian and all Windows mobile systems.

As for scanning, the software used is the HP Photosmart,  which allows scanning in the following formats: bmp, JPG, JPEG, PNG, PDF, txt, rtf and TIFF.

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Let's see now examine the operation in progress of this HP Deskjet 3720 . Printing is thermal ink jet , at a speed of 8 pages per minute in black and 6 pages per minute in color printing. Its monthly printing capacity is 1000 pages , and it does not allow automatic two-sided printing, but must be manual . Allows a maximum resolution of 1200 x 1200 pixels in print in black and  4800 x 1200 pixels in the case of color prints. This last level of resolution can only be achieved, yes, in printing from a computer.

If we talk about capacity, the HP Deskjet 3720 supports up to 60 sheets in its input tray and 25 sheets in the output tray . The paper formats it supports are A4, A6, B5 and DL envelopes, and although it supports thicknesses of up to 300 grams per square meter, the recommended thickness is 75 grams per square meter to ensure smooth operation on a day-to-day basis.

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Connections and consumables

This printer we find USB 2.0 and Ethernet ports , in addition to accepting Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct . As for the ink cartridges required, they are always type 304 , either black or tri-color, in their standard or XL versions.

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Conclusions and price

The HP Deskjet 3720 printer is an ideal choice for the home , having a compact size that can be adapted to all types of spaces . It is a versatile and simple equipment for common tasks. There is no need to think about having it connected directly to the computer, since through the wireless connection we can print on laptops or mobiles. 1000 leaves the month (maximum) is a respectable amount for domestic use as well as its resolution up to 4800 x 1200 pixels .

If you want to get hold of this great little machine now , you have it available for 70 euros on its official website and in stores, with a one-year warranty and web support service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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HP DeskJet 3720

ModelDeskjet 3720
TypeMultifunction: Print, copy, scan, wireless


Speed8 ppm to A4 normal black and 6 ppm to normal color
Color / MonoColor and mono
Maximum resolution1,200 x 1,200 pixels in black and white and up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi in color
Print languageHP PCL 3 GUI
Monthly duty cycleUp to 1000 pages
Recommended monthly cycle50 to 200 pages


Dimensions141 x 403 x 177 mm
Weight2.33 kg
screen7 segment and LCD, non-touch, button panel
OthersScroll scanner


Copy9 copies maximum (including ability to copy in color)

Copy resolution: 300 x 300 pixels

Copy speed: up to 4 cpm

ScannerBit depth: 24 bit

Color scanning

File types supported by the software: Bitmap (.bmp), JPEG (.jpg), PDF (.pdf), PNG (.png), Rich Text (.rtf), Searchable PDF (.pdf), Text (.txt), TIFF (.tif)

Grayscale: 256

Scan size (ADF), maximum: 216 x 355 mm

Input software: HP Photosmart


Paper handling

InboxUp to 60 sheets
OutboxUp to 25 sheets
Paper sizesA4, A6, B5, DL Envelope
Supported thicknessesA4: 60 to 90 g / m²

HP envelopes: 75 to 90 g / m²

HP cards: up to 200 g / m²

HP 10 x 15 cm Photo Paper: up to 300 g / m² Recommended Weight: 75 g / m²


WifiWi-Fi 802.11b / g / n, Wi-Fi Direct
EthernetEthernet: 10 / 100Mbps (automatic switching)
USB portsHi-Speed ​​USB 2.0
Mobile printingHP ePrint, HP Instant Ink and Apple AirPrint, HP All-in-One Printer Remote app or HP Print Service Plugin
Supported operating systemsWindows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista

Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X v10.9 Mavericks, OS X v10.10 Yosemite, Android, iOS, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows 10 Mobile.

Consumption and consumables 

Consumption0.06 watts (off), 2.2 watts (standby), 0.69 watts (sleep)
FeedingInput voltage 200 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
ConsumablesHP 304 Black Ink Cartridge (~ 120 pages)

HP 304 Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~ 100 pages)

HP 304 XL Black Ink Cartridge (~ 300 pages)

HP 304 XL Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~ 300 pages)

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Warranty1 year technical support
Manufacturer's websiteHP

Approximate price 70 euros 

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