HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer
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- Print, copy, scan, wireless
- Print speed ISO: Up to 7 ppm (black), up to 4 ppm (color)
- 60 sheet input tray
- High yield ink availableSee all Specs
HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer
Simple wireless printing, plus quick and easy scanning and copying with an affordable all-in-one that's designed to fit in small spaces.
Easy wireless printing comes home
Print wirelessly from any room in your house with smartphone, tablet, and PC.Apple® AirPrint™ —print wirelessly from your iPad®, iPhone®, or iPod touch®.Automatically connect to your wireless network, right out of the box, using HP Auto Wireless Connect.Always have your printer on hand—scan directly to your mobile device with HP Printer Control.
Tackle more tasks for less cash
Full of value—print more for less with optional high-capacity cartridges.
Fits right in
Save your space with a compact all-in-one designed to fit where you need it.
Reduce your impact
Designed to conserve—save energy, using an all-in-one that’s ENERGY STAR® qualified.Small effort, big impact. Count on easy, free cartridge recycling through HP Planet Partners.
RECOMMENDED INK & PAPER
Unleash your printing
Print wirelessly from your mobile device without a Wi-Fi code or password.
Allows you to print on both sides of the page, cutting your paper use by up to 50%.
Print, copy, scan, wireless
Print Speed - Black (ISO, laser comparable)
Up to 7 ppm
Print Speed - Color (ISO, laser comparable)
Up to 4 ppm
Print Speed - Black (draft)
Up to 20 ppm
Print Speed - Color (draft)
Up to 16 ppmEither after first page or after first set of ISO test pages. For details see: hp.com/go/printerclaims
First page out (ready) black
As fast as 17 sec
First page out (ready) color
As fast as 24 sec
Up to 600 x 600 rendered dpi
Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color (when printing from a computer on selected HP photo papers and 1200 input dpi)
Monthly duty cycle
Up to 1000 pages
Recommended monthly page volume
300 to 400
HP Thermal Inkjet
7 segment + icon LCD
Number of print cartridges
2 (1 black, 1 Tri-color)
HP 61 Black Ink Cartridge (~190 pages); HP 61 Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~165 pages); HP 61XL Black Ink Cartridge (~480 pages); HP 61XL Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~330 pages). [Average based on ISO/IEC 24711 or HP testing methodology and continuous printing. Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. For details see hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies]
Compatible ink types
Dye-based (color); pigment-based (black)
HP PCL 3 GUI; PCL (HP Apps/UPD); URF (AirPrint)
Automatic paper sensor
Paper trays, standard
Paper trays, maximum
Mobile Printing Capability
Features wireless direct and local Wi-Fi connectivity to enable mobile printing via 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.
1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Standard (built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/n)
1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Minimum system requirements
Mac OS X v10.6, OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion; Intel® Core™ Processor; 1 GB available hard disk space; CD-ROM/DVD or Internet; USBWindows 10, 8.1, 8, 7: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer; Windows Vista: 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer; Windows XP SP3 or higher (32-bit only): any Intel® Pentium® II, Celeron® or compatible processor, 233 MHz or higher, 750 MB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer 6 or higher
Compatible operating systems
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 or higher (32-bit only); Mac OS X v10.6, Lion, Mountain Lion
Paper handling input, standard
60-sheet input tray
Paper handling output, standard
25-sheet output tray
Manual (driver support provided)
Envelope input capacity
Up to 5 envelopes
Finished output handling
Media sizes supported
Letter; legal; 4 x 6 in; 5 x 7 in; 8 x 10 in; No. 10 envelopes
Paper (brochure, inkjet, plain), photo paper, envelopes, labels, cards (greeting)
Recommended media weight
Supported media weight
Letter: 16 to 32 lb; HP envelopes: 20 to 24 lb; HP cards: up to 110 lb; HP 4 x 6 inch photo paper: up to 145 lb
Scan file format
JPEG, TIFF, PDF, BMP, PNG
Scan resolution, hardware
Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
Scan resolution, optical
Up to 1200 dpi
Scan size (flatbed), maximum
8.5 x 11.69 in
Copy speed black (normal)
Up to 4.5 cpm
Copy speed color (normal)
Up to 3 cpm
Copy resolution (black text)
Up to 600 x 300 dpi
Copy resolution (colour text and graphics)
Up to 600 x 300 dpi
Up to 9 copies
Input voltage: 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz).
10 watts maximum, 10 watts (Active), 0.2 watts (Off), 2.0 watts (Standby), 0.9 watt (Sleep)
ENERGY STAR® qualified; EPEAT ® Bronze
Operating temperature range
41 to 104°F
Operating humidity range
20 to 80% RH
One-year limited hardware warranty; For more info please visit us at http://support.hp.com
Dimensions (W X D X H)
16.74 x 12.06 x 6.17 in
Dimensions Maximum (W X D X H)
16.74 x 21.74 x 9.93 in
What's in the box
HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One; HP 61 Black Ink Cartridge; HP 61 Tri-color Ink Cartridge; Software CD; Setup Poster; Power supply; Power cord; USB cable; [Average based on ISO/IEC 24711 or HP testing methodology and continuous printing. Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. For details see hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies]
Yes, 1 USB
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