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!

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
Shop by Type
3.60 kg


Click & collect

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


Next or named day delivery


Next, named or Saturday UK delivery


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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.

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Q & As

HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer 4.6 5 80 80
Really easy to install and easy to use.Produces Excellent printed pages in both black and colour I would recommend this product, it gives 1st class results. Excellent value. 20 January 2015
pleased with this printer I bought it from JL with request to collect from local waitrose branch. Delivery promised by 2 pm next day. didn't arrive by this time due to traffic delays but was kept fully informed, Nevertheless it got there by three pm, Anyway I didn't collect till the following Saturday being in no hurry. The important part was getting the printer up and running, Initially I could not get it to communicate with my laptop. So after many tries nvolving neighbours and much wasted paper and frustration Uinstalled the software and reinstalled hey presto it worked a treat. Hence highly chuffed' 19 January 2015
A great value printer/scanner/copier This low cost machine is very easy to set up and operate. A cable is needed initially to enable the device to speak to your computer in order that is can be recognised. However, the cable is provided ( which it is not with all machines) and can then be discarded. When switched on, it searches for the Wi-fi signal and it can be set to switch off after 2 hours of inactivity should you forget. Although it is not very fast and a little noisy with lots of whirring, it is fine for non- office use. The ink cartridges are also much cheaper that those taken by my previous machine, a Canon. 09 January 2015
Great little wireless 3 in 1 printer Easy to connect , run the driver provided in the laptop with the cd drive and down loaded to my wifes little laptop from the HP site no problems at all...also the cartridges were proper size ones and not just test ones that some printers come with....all in all great for the price 16 December 2014
Does what it says on the tin Easy to set up; the wi-fi works well and connects to my tablet and phone too 16 December 2014
HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer I bought this product to replace old one. I am very pleased with the good quality pictures and even more pleased with the purchase price.Easy to set up and easy to operate. ( Bear in mind though, that the Ink cartridges are expensive.) 09 December 2014
really confusing and time consuming I bought this printer having had good experiences of previously purchased HP printers. This one is AWFUL - the installation CD wasn't recognised I had to download from the website. Then it couldn't find my router - sitting next to it - lots of hassle to connect. Finally - it won't print in black - only colour. I've been on the website to fix the problem been through all the recommended solutions but alas no black. So far this has taken two nights to set up - and I still can't print. Maybe buy a different printer - THIS ONE DOESN'T WORK!!! 30 November 2014
Undecided Easy to set up, good quality print for the money. My only difficulty is trying to work out how to print pics etc a4 size from my iPad. Unsuccessful so far :-( 18 November 2014
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