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 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


Click & collect

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Q & As

HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer 4.6 5 67 67
Great value printer / scanner / copier I decided to go Air wireless for my printer and a friend suggested this item. More than pleased with it, easy to install, easy to send print or scan to it through the router wireless. An excellent item from Hewland Packhard and very good value for money. 16 September 2014
Great value wireless printer I was unsure exactly what to expect given the low price tag, but this printer has proven to be great value; it does seem to have some issues when dealing with paper that thinner than regular paper (picking up multiple sheets at once), but for regular printing jobs I've not experienced any problems. 09 September 2014
Ok This Is quite good. Price is good. Find that it prints backwards ie. Osage 3 then 2 & 1. Have not found out how yo only print the page I want without the important bits. Aldo sometimes It takes me ages yo find it, being wireless it can disappear for no reason in between printing. The copying and scanning are very easy o it I'd worth 5 stars for that but took 1 off because of what was previously mentioned. 06 September 2014
Best little gadget out. Since I bought my HP 2540 printer have been wanting to tell someone how wonderful it is, now I have found someone. I didn't expect too much for the price but I am continually amazed by how it performs. Prints, copies and scans not only that but two years guarantee. Even the packaging is great. 04 September 2014
printer the printer was cheap as chips the service was fantastic cheaper than amazon etc 02 September 2014
HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-one printer Excellent value printer, easy to set up from CD but a few issues setting up from HP website if you do not have a CD drive on your PC. 02 September 2014
All-in-one efficiency Great value product,easy to use, does everything it should and does it really well! 28 August 2014
Good value printer Pleased with the overall look of the product, the size and design. Initial problems in setting printer up and then subsequently printing, so needed to be patient and repeat some steps in order to finally get there !!. Would have liked it to be easier to understand printed instructions - went on line for support - much better. So far satisfied with performance - hope this continues ! 26 August 2014
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