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
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.
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 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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Next, named or Saturday UK delivery.


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Q & As


HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer 4.6 5 23 23
Good product The setup was straightforward and it prints well. This is all I wanted from a product at the cheapest end of the range! 14 April 2014
Good multi-purpose printer Good budget printer, easy to instal (not using wireless connection). 09 April 2014
HP Deskjet 2540 A in One Printer I bought this for my son he loves it, I'm thinking I will get one for myself. He says it does what it says, 02 April 2014
Excellent, economic product, highly recommended. Needed a new printer desperately as had just started the third year of my nursing degree. Ordered on the Wednesday afternoon and collected the next day from my local Waitrose. Print quality is very good, am using the printer many times each day and three months in I can say it is extremely good value for money. 01 April 2014
Useful do-it-all printer HP quality at bargain basement price! Does what it says on the tin.... 25 March 2014
Value for money Great value money. Light weight nice cream colour although picture looked grey. 22 March 2014
Easy to set up We purchased this printer to replace one that was 7 or 8 years old. It was unbelievably easy to set up and the wireless printing works a treat. Only drawback is the price of the ink cartridges. 18 March 2014
HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer The product price was good as this is Wifi but quality of the print is very poor. It doesn't have a polished professional finish. But it was within my budget and I presumed HP would always produce quality products but I guess I was wrong. No issues with John Lewis, as per normal their service was second to none 12 March 2014
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