HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer

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!

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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 Slots 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


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Free from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection tomorrow from 2pm
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Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery not available

We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Q & As

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 120 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by So easy to install This printer was very easy to install and the wireless facility is excellent. 23 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent value. Previous HP survived 10 years, another top brand only two. This one's quicker, quieter, better quality print and scan on text and photo. Arrived quickly from John Lewis. Well pleased, though for the sake of a few pennies, literally, HP could have put a light in the squinty little status display! Excellent value, almost plug and play on my iMac (I don't use the wifi link) - and you can find cut-price cartridges. 23 June 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not able to connect to Wifi I tried to connect this printer to a Wifi with help from JL technical staff ,over the phone without success. Changed it for an HP envy 4500 installed within 15mins and works perfectly 16 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Does the job Quick & easy to set up, no problems sing it to copy, scan or print 16 June 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Essential product First printer was faulty. Was pleased with speed of delivery of 2nd printer which is working OK, although I thought the HP Deskjet 2400 was of better quality, sturdier and not so cumbersome.. 16 June 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rather a waste of space! This printer never worked properly, finally it simply refused to print at all! I took it back to JL who gave me a refund without any quibbling. Such wonderfully courteous and helpful customer service! I have now bought a Canon printer from the same store, and have high hopes! 09 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stylish Modern Printer Easy to use , set up, good quality printing. Reasonable price. Stylish and neat. Not too big. Ideal and suitable for everyone. 02 June 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Basic everyday printer Does what is says on the box, prints copies, ideal for all domestic use and very easy to install 02 June 2015
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