HP Deskjet 3636 Printer Review

In our HP Deskjet 3636 review, we tested the successor to the HP Deskjet 3630. We quickly discovered that the 3636 is almost identical to its operation. Even the manual and the driver CD are still labeled with “3630”. The predecessor model was very popular and bestseller on Amazon. So it is no wonder that the successor is linked to the many positive qualities.
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The particular advantage that makes the HP Deskjet 3636 very popular is the incredible value for money. This clearly sets him apart from the competition’s products.

Price (in INR) Rs. 7,000
Functions Copy,Print,Scan
Printing Output Color
Type Multi-function
Model Name DeskJet Ink Advantage 3636 All-in-One Printer
Part Number K4U05B
Printing Method Inkjet
Additional Features Energy Savings Feature Technology: HP Auto-off Technology, HP ePrint Capability, HP Auto Wireless Connect, Mobile Printing Capability: Features Wireless Direct and Local Wi-Fi Connectivity to Enable Mobile Printing via Apple AirPrint as Well as Other Solutions, Supports Printing from Most Smartphones and Tablets Using these Operating Systems – Android, iOS, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows 8, Windows RT, Scan Resolution – Hardware (Upto 1200 x 1200 dpi)

Scan quality

The scan resolution of the HP Deskjet 3636 is, like its predecessor, 1,200 x 1,2000 dpi. It’s good. Especially for the low price.

Optical scanning resolution 1200 dpi
Scan Method Contact Image Sensor (CIS)

Print quality and speed

The print quality also remained identical to its predecessor: 4,800 x 1,200 DPI in one color print, 1,200 x 1,200 DPI in black and white printing. This is a very good value, which brings the full score in our test.

The speed of printing is very good for an inkjet printer. In black and white the 3636 prints slightly faster than in color.

Max Print Resolution (Colour) 4800 x 1200 dpi
Duplex Print Manual


Input tray capacity 60 sheets
Media types supported Paper, Envelopes, Cards, Brochure Paper
Media size supported A4, A6, B5, DL


The device is very easy to use. Even if you have less technical experience, we estimate that you will get along quickly with the device. If need be, the simple manual can help you.

USB support USB 2.0
Wireless Support Yes, 802.11b/g/n

The setup of the HP Deskjet 3636 is very simple and intuitive. Here is a little guide to the initial setup:

  • Open the drawer on the front of the HP printer.
  • Remove the box. In it you will find cables and cartridges.
  • Plug the HP Deskjet 3636 into a power source.
  • Switch on the device with the on button.
  • Wait until the cartridges retain the center.
  • Attach the two cartridges to the brackets. Be careful not to swap color / black.
  • Close the front cover.
  • Connect the device to your computer via USB.
  • Insert the enclosed CD into the drive of your computer and follow the instructions.
  • Particularly useful are the mobile apps that are available for the device. This can be directly from the phone or tablet start a print. Even wireless over WLAN – for us very convenient!

Another nice feature of the app is the ability to read various information about the printer (such as the current level of the cartridges or print reports).

If you want to use the apps, we recommend that you choose the version of the HP Desjket 3636 that supports Wi-Fi.


Running costs are generally higher for inkjet multifunction printers. The HP Deskjet is no different. Although you save on the purchase but your running costs are higher. If you print a little but that is little to beat.

Price & Performance

Judging by the low price, the HP Deskjet 3636 is a very good product. Noble design, easy operation and many features for little money.

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