HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer

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Product information

Affordable and simple, the HP Deskjet 2540 is an excellent all-in-one printer for home use on a budget. This sleek, compact printer will help you save space without compromising on features like Apple AirPrint, scanning software and a copier.

Key Features

  • HP Wireless Connect enables quick and hassle-free connection to a wireless network, so you can print from a computer on the same network, from anywhere in the house. Wireless printing is easy, even with a smartphone or tablet with the HP app installed, while Apple AirPrint makes printing from your iOS device just a couple of taps away.

  • By using the HP Printer Control app on your smartphone or tablet, you can even scan directly to your mobile device, making it easier to take your scans with you.

  • Produce high-quality documents with laser-quality text and vivid colour graphics, but don’t expect to wait around for your work; jobs finish in as little time as 17 seconds.

  • Save energy with the 2540 too. It’s ENERGY STAR qualified and composed of 25% post-consumer recycled plastics. HP’s Auto-Off Technology intelligently turns your printer off when you don’t need it on!

Automatic Document Feeder Information Set a scanner or copier to automatically feed multiple pages of a document in for processing, one page at a time.
Borderless Printing Information Prints a photo without the white border around it
Compatible Inks
Black and Tri-colour: HP 301 or HP 301XL
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 or higher (32-bit only); Mac OS X v10.6, Lion, Mountain Lion
H252.19 x W425.23 x D552.19 mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
7 segment + icon LCD
Double sided printing Information Double sided, or duplex printers can print on both sides of a sheet of paper.
Print, Scan, Copy
Memory Card Slot Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
Mobile printing services Information Print wirelessly from compatible smartphones, tablets, and other internet connected devices.
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.
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Paper format Information The types of paper or other media that this printer can print on
Paper (brochure, inkjet, plain), photo paper, envelopes, labels, cards (greeting)
Paper size
A4; B5; A5; A6; DL envelope; Letter; legal; 4 x 6 in; 5 x 7 in; 8 x 10 in; No. 10 envelopes
Paper tray capacity
60-sheet input tray
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
USB 2.0
Printing resolution Information The higher the dots per inch (dpi) the greater the definition of the image
Up to 4800 x 1200dpi
Printing speed Information How many pages or how fast a single photo can be produced per minute. Measured as Pages Per Minute (PPM) or Images Per Minute (IPM)
Black: up to 7ppm. Colour: up to 4ppm
Print technology
Scanning resolution Information Can scan a photo or document
Up to 1200 x 1200dpi
3.60 kg


Click & collect

Free Click & Collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops for collection tomorrow from 2pm
262 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Standard UK delivery within 5 working days


Next, named or Saturday UK delivery.


Next/named working day UK delivery pre-10.30am.


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International delivery not available


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HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer 4.7 5 46 46
Excellent basic printer! Happy to replace a troublesome, expensive printer with this excellent, speedy printer. Don't be put off by the cost, this machine does all the basics most households would ever want. Delighted with my purchase. 12 July 2014
Excellent all-in-one printer Took it out of the box, plugged it in and printed! What more could you want! 08 July 2014
Excellent, wireless printer / scanner / copier Replaced two older wired printers to one computer and so easy to set up the wi-fi to all the computers around our home. 08 July 2014
Amazing Printer I had an iPad Air for Christmas, which I love. Consequently, I wanted a printer to print direct from my ipad and saw this one In a shop window. As I like to Oder from John Lewis wherever possible, because of their service and extended guarantee, I ordered it from them and received their usual prompt delivery. This printer not only looks good, but it prints well and even turns itself off after 2 hours of inactivity. Very pleased..would definitely recommend . 24 June 2014
HP Deskjet 2540 printer It was so simple to install and I have found no problems at all. Really simple and very usefull 20 June 2014
Excellent I was a little dubious as the price seemed too low - thought I was getting an inferior printer - how wrong was I. Technology has romped away since I bought a printer and this one is excellent, better than excellent - I can print from all sorts of tablets and phones straight to the printer. Really easy to set up, and go! Really pleased with the actual quality of the print aswell. 19 June 2014
Really cheap printer Cheap, easy to set up printer, scanner. Print good quality documents. 17 June 2014
Fantastic value If you're looking for a cheap printer that outperforms it's price, then buy this one! I looked at scores of all In ones on the net before taking a chance on this cheapie. I can honestly say it's a real bargain! Photocopy quality is superb, print quality is better than printers I have had that were five times the price and the scanner is great too. It's quiet, quick and easy to set up (even the air print wireless system). I bought it from John Lewis and got their free two year warranty and picked it up at my local Waitrose. Very very impressed and still can't believe the price. 11 June 2014
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