HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer
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HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer

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UPC: 887758081365   Part: A9U22A#B1H


  • This HP Deskjet all-in-one delivers easy wireless printing from any room in your home,[1] plus scanning and copying—at an affordable price. Set up quickly and preserve space with a compact design. Save more with optional high-capacity cartridges.[5]

Ideal for

  • Simple wireless printing, plus quick and easy scanning and copying with an affordable all-in-one that's designed to fit in small spaces.[1]

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Printer specifications

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  • 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 ppm

Print speed

  • Either 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

Resolution (black)

  • Up to 600 x 600 rendered dpi

Resolution (color)

  • 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

Print Technology

  • HP Thermal Inkjet


  • 7 segment + icon LCD

Number of print cartridges

  • 2 (1 black, 1 Tri-color)

Replacement cartridges

  • 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)

Print languages

  • HP PCL 3 GUI; PCL (HP Apps/UPD); URF (AirPrint)

Automatic paper sensor

  • No

Paper trays, standard

  • 1

Paper trays, maximum

  • 1


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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.

  • Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from the access point. Wireless operations are compatible with 2.4 GHz routers only; excludes wireless direct. Wireless direct may require driver or apps be installed and connected on wireless-enabled mobile device or PC. Wireless functionality may vary by computer and mobile operating systems, see hpconnected.com. Print times and connection speeds may vary. AirPrint™ supports OS X® Lion, OS X® Mountain Lion and the following devices running iOS 4.2 or later: iPad®, iPhone® (3GS or later), iPod touch® (3rd generation or later) and requires the printer be connected to the same network as your OS X or iOS device. AirPrint, the AirPrint Logo, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple® Inc. Windows® is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies. BlackBerry® names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

HP ePrint capability

  • No

Connectivity, standard

  • 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0

Network ready

  • Standard (built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/n)


  • 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0

Minimum system requirements

  • Windows 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

  • 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; USB

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

Memory specs

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Memory, standard

  • Integrated

Memory, maximum

  • Integrated

Paper handling

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Paper handling input, standard

  • 60-sheet input tray

Paper handling output, standard

  • 25-sheet output tray

Duplex printing

  • Manual (driver support provided)

Envelope input capacity

  • Up to 5 envelopes

Borderless printing

  • No

Finished output handling

  • Sheetfed

Media sizes supported

  • Letter; legal; 4 x 6 in; 5 x 7 in; 8 x 10 in; No. 10 envelopes

Media sizes supported

  • A4; B5; A6; DL envelope

Media types

  • Paper (brochure, inkjet, plain), photo paper, envelopes, labels, cards (greeting)

Recommended media weight

  • 20 lb

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

Media weights by paper path

  • A4: 60 to 90 g/m²; HP envelopes: 75 to 90 g/m²; HP cards: up to 200 g/m²; HP 10 x 15 cm photo paper: up to 300 g/m²

Scanner specifications

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Scanner type

  • Flatbed

Scan file format


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

Copier specifications

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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

Copies, maximum

  • Up to 9 copies

Power & operating requirements

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  • Input voltage: 100 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz).

Power consumption

  • 10 watts maximum, 10 watts (Active), 0.2 watts (Off), 2.0 watts (Standby), 0.9 watt (Sleep)

  • Power requirements are based on the country/region where the printer is sold. Do not convert operating voltages. This will damage the printer and void the product warranty.

Energy efficiency

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified; EPEAT ® Bronze

Operating temperature range

  • 41 to 104°F

Operating humidity range

  • 20 to 80% RH

Dimensions & weight

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Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 16.74 x 12.06 x 6.17 in

Maximum dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 16.74 x 21.74 x 9.93 in


  • 7.94 lb

Package weight

  • 11.49 lb

What's included

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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]

Cable included

  • Yes, 1 USB


  • With services, software, solutions and support from HP Total Care, you can use, protect and enjoy your HP Technology. Comes with one-year technical phone support; one-year limited hardware warranty and access to 24/7 award-winning support services through hp.com/support

Software included

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Customer ratings and reviews for HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer

Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product .. love it! Couldn't be more pleased with this all-in-one printer, copier, fax. Delivered in record time, easy setup using the web .. absolutely great service and a great product. July 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by HORRIBLE!!! This is quite simply the worst printer I have ever owned. I have had nothing but trouble with it from the 1st time I used it. The ink cartridges are a pain to install, heaven forbid we switch internet companies..because trying to re-connect it to the new Wi-Fi network has been a disaster, trying to simply copy isn't simple at all...I hate this printer. I wouldn't recommend anyone to purchase it. June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works great Setting up the wireless features gave me a little difficulty, but that was probably me. It works great as a wireless printer. Color is good. Have paid a lot more for printers of this quality. June 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meets basic needs, light weight I ordered this printer to save me from multiple trips to the local FedEx office for documents requiring signature. It does the job at a low cost. It is easy to set up. Quality is good for ink jet printing. I plan to donate the printer when I leave for my next assignment. HP service and delivery far exceed that of Amazon vendors. I paid more for shipping, but received the printer as promised in two business days. All parts were in box, scanner glass was intact. I will order printers, ink, scanners, etc now on from HP rather than Amazon because the printer from the Amazon vendor arrived minus the power cord, ink cartridges, printer cable, and with shards of glass from the broken scanner field. Thank you, HP. May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great affordable printer Contrary to some of the reviews I read, for me, this is a great printer. Affordable price, very easy wireless set up & very satisfactory print quality. For everyday personal home use, you can't go wrong with this printer. May 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ptoduct is good for the home office user. I needed to replace a printer and I had just purchased ink. So I wanted to find reliable Deskjet printer and the Deskjet 2540 ,et my needs. May 3, 2014

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Owner support

Warranty information

This product is covered by the standard HP warranty

Support information

Support for this product is provided by HP Customer Care

Returns & exchange information

The HP Home & Home Office Store will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 21 days after delivery

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Special features


Wireless networking included

Wireless direct print

Print on the go with the wireless direct feature

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