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HP Deskjet 2540 Ink Cartridges

HP Deskjet 2540

The following HP Ink Cartridges are guaranteed to work in your HP Deskjet 2540 printer

We sell the best quality printer ink cartridges for the HP Deskjet 2540 all covered by a 12 month warranty backed up by friendly customer support and advice. If you are looking for cheap printer inks online without jeopardising print quality, buy your HP ink cartridges direct with IJT.

Cartridges that fit the HP Deskjet 2540 printer include:

HP 301 J3M81AE HP Deskjet 2540 hp 301 multipack black cyan magenta yellow inkjet cartridges printer cartridge
301XL D8J45AE HP Deskjet 2540 hp 301xl black twin pack 480 pages yield each inkjet cartridges printer cartridge
301XL D8J46AE HP Deskjet 2540 hp 301xl cyan magenta yellow twin pack 330 page yield each inkjet cartridges printer cartridge
HP 301 CH561EE HP Deskjet 2540 hp 301 black 190 page yield inkjet cartridge printer cartridge
HP 301 CH562EE HP Deskjet 2540 hp 301 colour 165 page yield inkjet cartridge printer cartridge

What printer cartridges does the Hewlett Packard Deskjet 2540 use?

The HP Deskjet 2540 uses HP 301 black and tri-colour ink cartridges; these are available in a standard and high capacity. Our IJT Direct branded inks come in the high capacity version known as 301XL; the standard 301 black can print up to 170 pages and the colour up to 150 pages whereas the 301XL cartridges can print up to 480 pages per black and 330 pages per colour cartridge. These numbers are based on 5% coverage of an A4 page.

HP Deskjet 2540 Printer Review

Our expert review of the HP Deskjet 2540 printer

Our expert analysis & summary:

The HP Deskjet 2540 is a good option for those looking for a basic colour multifunction printer on a budget. This printer has all the basic features expected of a multifunction printer and is perfect for users with low print needs, it is easy to use and not over complicated by additional features and functions according to the IJT printer experts.

Our thoughts on Design

The design of the HP Deskjet 2540 is very simple reflect specifications; the ivory white case has a flatbed document and photo scanner on the top with a rear fed 50 sheet input tray out the back and 30 sheet capacity output tray protruding from the front. Both of the paper trays can be retracted which keeps the footprint small when not in use, the dimensions are 425mmx306mmx157mm (WxDxH) with the trays retracted.

Main Printer Advantages

Despite the simplicity of the Deskjet 2540 the prints produced are great quality; it can achieve resolutions up to 4800x1200 dpi when printing which is suitable for both photos and text prints. The HP Deskjet 2540 also has more than adequate connectivity options, as well as standard USB you can connect wirelessly and it supports Apple Airprint which allows printing from compatible mobile devices.

Main Printer Disadvantages

One down side to the HP Deskjet 2540 is the printing speeds which are quite slow, it can only print up to 7 mono prints per minute and 4 colour, printing in duplex mode will slow this further, additionally the duplex printing feature is manual so each page has to be turned and reinserted to achieve a double sided print which is very time consuming. Some other features missing from the HP Deskjet 2540 are network connectivity, ePrint mobile printing support and any screen interface for viewing and managing print jobs.

Running costs - Are the inks good value for money?

The HP Deskjet 2540 could have much better running costs; this machine uses a 2 ink system which tends to be more expensive to run because you have to replace the whole tri-colour cartridge if you run out of one of the colours. This can significantly increase your running costs especially using original HP inks! You can get much better running costs by purchasing our high quality, high yield IJT Direct branded inkjets. Buy from IJT online, the best printer ink in Britain.

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