Recently, high-end all-in-one inkjet printers are going to in all sorts of directions. Over the years, many incredible features have been added. However, not all of them are proven useful. HP DeskJet 2540 takes a different approach. This printer comes with extra ink tanks and adds important features only. Its review will be shown below.
This printer is well-built. However, it lacks the heavy-duty robustness related to the company’s OfficeJet printers. It comes with an ivory white finish and has relatively small footprint so that it is ideal for home use. As you can see, the front sweeps back from top to base and it looks like the bow of a ship.
There are 2 ink tanks only. They include a black & a tri-color cartridge that offers cyan, magenta as well as yellow inks. Overall, even though this printer looks nice, its setup is not efficient.
Unfortunately, you’ll no find color touchscreen or any kind of color screen. It comes with basic controls including 6 buttons as well as 3 LED indicators showing when a wireless connection is made or the ink is low. Its screen measures 2×4 cm only & shows numbers of copies, wireless signal strengths, and media error.
Lack of color screen matters if only you print images from media like USB sticks & SD cards. HP DeskJet 2540 lacks ports for removable media. It means you should connect from USB & switch to wireless printing with the Setup Assistant.
In relation to printing images, this machine is good but not impressive. It can produce smooth, consistent color ramps, sharp details & no banding or other imperfections. This printer takes a long time to print. There’s no option for borderless printing. However, the result is very good.
So, is it recommended for photographers? Hard to say, this printer is not aimed for high-need users, office printing, or photography enthusiasts. This printer model is for you who only need to print occasionally.
If you are interested in it, you can purchase this printer under $50. This price is reasonable considering the features it offers.
In conclusion, HP DeskJet 2540 is perfect for you who need a printer on a budget. This printer is also excellent for those whose needs are not exacting. This printer offers good text output for low-needs users. Besides that, it also scans and photocopies well.
HP DeskJet 2540 Printer Driver for Windows
Supported Operating System: Windows 11, Windows 10 (32-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows Vista, Windows XP
- HP Smart App for easy setup for Windows 11 and Windows 10 (32/64 bit) Download [232.82 MB]
- HP DeskJet 2540 Full Feature Software and Drivers Download [103.8 MB]
HP DeskJet 2540 Printer Driver for Mac OS
Supported Operating System: Mac OS 12 Monterey, Mac OS 11 Big Sur, Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, Mac OS 10.14 Mojave, Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra, and Mac OS 10.12 Sierra