HP Deskjet 2540 Ink Cartridges

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Sets of ink cartridges for the HP Deskjet 2540 printer

Genuine 2 x Black & 1 x Tri-Colour HP 301XL Ink Cartridge Multipack - (High Capacity 2 x CH563EE & 1 x CH564EE)
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4.3p per page

Price per page

This figure is based on manufacturer quoted values and is for comparison purposes only.

It is derived from testing using the international ISO standard for printing (ISO/IEC 24711 and 24712). For most cartridges this means 5% coverage printed onto plain A4 paper.

480 pages
480 pages
330 pages
1 £55.87 (£67.04 inc VAT)
2 £53.58 (£64.30 inc VAT)
3+ £52.66 (£63.19 inc VAT)
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4.3p per page

Price per page

This figure is based on manufacturer quoted values and is for comparison purposes only.

It is derived from testing using the international ISO standard for printing (ISO/IEC 24711 and 24712). For most cartridges this means 5% coverage printed onto plain A4 paper.

480 pages
480 pages
330 pages
£55.87 (£67.04 inc VAT)

Free next-day delivery

1
Multi-buy discount
2 £53.58 (£64.30 inc VAT)
3+ £52.66 (£63.19 inc VAT)

Black ink cartridges for the HP Deskjet 2540 printer

Colour ink cartridges for the HP Deskjet 2540 printer

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  • Are HP 21 and 22 ink cartridges compatible with the HP 2540 Deskjet printer?

    Ink cartridges for Deskjet 2540

    No, the HP Deskjet 2540 printer can only use the HP 301 / HP 301XL ink cartridges as listed above.

    Answered by Natalie Eaton (Staff Member) - almost 3 years ago
  • Which cartridges would be suitable for a HP Deskjet 2542 printer?

    Deskjet 2540 cartridge compatibility

    Both the Deskjet 2540 and Deskjet 2542 printers use the genuine HP 301 / 301XL ink cartridges. This page relates to the Deskjet 2540 printer. The Deskjet 2542 cartridges are listed on a different page at: http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/ink-cartridges/HP/Deskjet-2542.html

    Answered by Amanda Garnett (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • How do you install the HP Deskjet 2540 inks?

    Deskjet 2540 cartridge installation

    Please refer to your HP Deskjet 2540 printer manual for instructions on how to replace the ink cartridges. If you don't have access to the Deskjet 2540 All-in-One printer manual you can download it from the following page on HP's website: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?cc=uk&lc=en&product=5295967

    Answered by Demi Mitchell (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • How many ml of ink are in your compatible HP 301XL black and colour ink cartridges for the HP Deskjet 2540 printer?

    Capacity of ink in compatible Deskjet 2540 cartridges

    Our premium brand compatible HP 301XL high capacity black and tri-colour cartridges contain the same amount of ink as the genuine cartridges for the Deskjet 2540 printer. The compatible HP 301XL black cartridge has 8ml of ink and the compatible HP 301XL colour cartridge has 6ml of ink. This information is specified on our website underneath the grey shaded box with the 'pence-per-page' value along with the page yield.

    Answered by Bianca Henderson (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • I recently ordered Kodak ink cartridges but, unfortunately, that printer is no longer working. Would I be able to return them to you? They are fully intact and sealed. A credit on my account would be good as I need to order ink for my new HP Deskjet 2540 printer? Kind regards, Juliette.

    Return of ink cartridges

    Yes, as long as the cartridges are in the original packaging as you received them then we are able to offer a refund. Can you please confirm how many complete packs are ready for return and we can send you our freepost address and a returned number.

    Answered by Nichola Ansbro (Staff Member) - about 2 years ago
  • How many colour cartridges do I need for the Deskjet 2540 printer and at what price?

    Replacement HP Deskjet 2540 ink cartridges

    The HP Deskjet 2540 printer requires you to install one black and one tri-colour cartridge to print. You can use any of the cartridges listed on this page in the Deskjet 2540 printer. The cartridges come in standard size (HP 301) or high capacity (HP 301XL) so you have the option of using a black or tri-colour cartridge of different sizes depending on how much ink you need. As long as you install one black and one tri-colour cartridge you can mix and match standard and XL cartridges (or genuine and compatible cartridges) within the printer. All current prices are shown beside each item on the right-hand side of the page above the "Add to basket" icon.

    Answered by John Phiri (Staff Member) - about 2 years ago
  • Apart from HP 301 cartridges, which other other inks can I use for the HP Deskjet 2540 printer?

    Deskjet 2540 cartridge compatibility

    Any of the ink cartridges listed on this page work in the HP Deskjet 2540 colour inkjet printer. This includes standard capacity HP 301 ink cartridges or high capacity HP 301XL ink cartridges in black or colour. Provided that you install one black and one tri-colour cartridge within the Deskjet 2540 printer, any combination of the cartridges listed on this page will be compatible.

    Answered by Euphemia Milner (Staff Member) - almost 2 years ago
  • How do I scan with the HP 2540 Deskjet printer?

    Scanning with the Deksjet 2540

    Unfortunately, as we only supply Deskjet 2540 ink and consumables, we can't advise you on how to use the functions of your printer. We advise you to contact HP directly for technical support or to refer to your HP Deskjet 2540 printer manual for instructions on how to use the scanner.

    Answered by Amanda Garnett (Staff Member) - almost 2 years ago
  • I don't require any colour ink at all. I want to order a pack of 2 x HP 301XL ink cartridges for my Deskjet 2540 but I can't see an option or a price for ordering these cartridges?

    Black HP Deskjet 2540 ink discounts

    Unfortunately, we don't supply a pack of HP 301XL high capacity black ink cartridges. However, you can still buy multiple HP 301XL black cartridges for the Deskjet 2540 by clicking on the single cartridge pack. You'll then need to adjust the quantity of the order to "2" in the drop-down box beside the "Add to basket" icon. Once you've proceeded to the checkout point, a multi-buy discount will be applied so that you will get your 2 x HP 301XL high capacity black cartridges at a lower price than if you ordered them as single cartridges.

    Answered by Tamara Sawyer (Staff Member) - almost 2 years ago
  • Hi , I want to know the cost of both replacement ink cartridges for the Deskjet 2540 printer?

    HP Deskjet 2540 cartridge prices

    Our prices are subject to change and there are different capacity options for the Deskjet 2540 ink cartridges. You can use any of the cartridges listed on this page in the HP Deskjet 2540 printer, provided that you install one black and one tri-colour cartridge at a time. All of our current prices are shown on the right-hand side of the screen beside each of the cartridges / packs.

    Answered by Damon Tetley (Staff Member) - over 1 year ago
  • How do I change the black ink cartridge on a Deskjet 2540 printer?

    Replacing Deskjet 2540 black cartridges

    Please consult your printer manual for instructions on how to change the Deskjet 2540 ink cartridges. If you no longer have a copy of the Deskjet 2540 user manual you can download it from the HP website at: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Deskjet-2540-All-in-One-Printer-series/5295960/model/5295961/manuals

    Answered by Stacy Bass (Staff Member) - over 1 year ago
  • Where can I purchase the HP Deskjet 2540 black ink cartridge or have a regular supply delivered?

    Deskjet 2540 black ink cartridge

    Cartridge Save can continually supply you with the cheapest HP Deskjet 2540 black toner cartridges. We currently have genuine HP 301 or 301XL black cartridges or a compatible 301XL black cartridge in stock for you to choose from, as listed above.

    Answered by Carla McDonald (Staff Member) - over 1 year ago
  • What's the difference between a HP 301 and a HP 336 ink cartridge?

    HP Deskjet 2540 black ink cartridge

    The HP 301 and HP 336 are both black ink cartridges but they have a slightly different capacity of ink and work in different printers so are given a different part number. The HP Deskjet 2540 printer requires you to install a HP 301 black ink cartridge and wouldn't accept the HP 336 cartridge.

    Answered by Stacy Bass (Staff Member) - over 1 year ago
  • Do Cartridge Save supply colour cartridges for the HP Deskjet 2540 printer?

    HP 2540 colour ink cartridges

    Yes, we currently have genuine HP 301 or HP 301XL tri-colour ink cartridges or a compatible HP 301XL tri-colour ink cartridge for the Deskjet 2540 printer, as listed above.

    Answered by Damon Tetley (Staff Member) - over 1 year ago
  • Can I print photos with the Deskjet 2540 and does it take a SIM card from my camera? Thanks.

    HP Deskjet 2540 printer specifications

    The HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One printer allows you to do photo printing but the specifications for this model indicate that there's no support for PictBridge or camera phones. Please see: http://store.hp.com/UKStore/Merch/Product.aspx?id=A9U22B&opt=BHC&sel=PRN#merch-tech-specs

    Answered by Stacy Bass (Staff Member) - over 1 year ago
  • Hi, are your HP 301XL multipack is compatible with my HP 2540 printer? I would rather have an XL cartridge if it works as the standard one is eating through ink very quickly. Thank you in advance.

    Deskjet 2540 XL cartridges

    Yes, the HP Deskjet 2540 printer can use the standard HP 301 black and colour cartridges or the high capacity HP 301XL black and colour cartridges depending on how much ink you require. You can use any of the ink cartridges listed on this page in the Deskjet 2540 printer as long as you install one black and one tri-colour cartridge in the correct colour slots.

    Answered by Carla McDonald (Staff Member) - over 1 year ago
  • Please can you tell me how many copies I would get from one HP 2540 cartridge?

    HP Deskjet 2540 cartridge yields

    There are various different HP Deskjet 2540 ink cartridges available for black, black XL, tri-colour and tri-colour XL so it depends on which cartridge you buy as to how many copies you'll get. All of the yields for our HP 301 / 301XL cartridges that work in the Deskjet 2540 printer are published on this page for each product to the right-hand side of the images. You can also see the HP Deskjet 2540 ink yields by clicking on a specific cartridge and viewing the product specification.

    Answered by Damon Tetley (Staff Member) - about 1 year ago
  • Are there no refilled cartridges available for the HP Deskjet 2540 printer model? Thank you.

    Cheap Deskjet 2540 ink refills

    We only currently supply the genuine HP Deskjet 2540 ink cartridges which come with a lowest price guarantee. If we're able to supply recycled Deskjet 2540 cartridges in the future they will appear on this page of our website.

    Answered by Lyndsey Coffey (Staff Member) - about 1 year ago
  • Currently , the cartridge is a HP 301. Is the HP 301XL compatible? You'll gather that I'm not an expert in these matters! Many thanks, Brian Smith.

    Ink cartridge for HP Deskjet 2540

    Yes, the HP Deskjet 2540 printer can use standard capacity HP 301 ink cartridges or high capacity HP 301XL ink cartridges. You can use any combination of the cartridges listed on this page in the Deskjet 2540 printer, provided that you install one black cartridge and one tri-colour cartridge in the correct slots.

    Answered by Lyndsey Coffey (Staff Member) - 11 months ago
  • How do l check the cartridge levels for my HP Deskjet 2540 printer?

    Checking Deskjet 2540 ink levels

    Instructions on how to replace Deskjet 2540 ink cartridges and check remaining ink levels can be found in the HP Deskjet 2540 user manual which can be downloaded from the HP website using the attached link: http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Deskjet-2540-All-in-One-Printer-series/5295960/model/5295961/manuals

    Answered by Denise Mannion (Staff Member) - 7 months ago
  • My HP Deskjet 2540 printer is broken and I have HP 301 cartridges left over. What other printer can use the HP 301 ink cartridges?

    Deskjet 2540 spare ink cartridges

    The best way to find our which printers use the HP 301 ink cartridges is to look at the compatibility list for the HP 301 black and tri-colour multipack (N9J72AE). Simply follow the attached link and the list of models that use HP 301 cartridges is shown below the heading, 'This item is guaranteed to work in the following printers'.

    Answered by Joe Hemlin (Staff Member) - 7 months ago
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HP Deskjet 2540 Printer Review

Expert review of the HP Deskjet 2540 printer 21 October 2013

Our Verdict:

The HP Deskjet 2540 is a low-cost all-in-one inkjet printer that comes with wireless technology, allowing easy printing directly from mobile devices. It's a straightforward printer with scanning and copying functions, ideal for home users in need of an every-day printer that can also process documents. The HP Deskjet 2540 all-in-one printer also has USB connectivity for fast integration with a PC, although it does not support network connectivity, nor does it have an automatic document feeder.

Design

The HP Deskjet 2540 AiO printer is sleek and compact, with a matte black and white finish that suits almost any kind of home or office decor. The HP 2540 Deskjet printer has a simple and straightforward control panel, and a flatbed scanner, which doubles as a digital copier. The front panel pulls down and swings out for extra paper support. For quick data transfer via wired connection, the HP Deskjet 2540 all-in-one colour printer also has a USB socket.

Advantages

The HP Deskjet 2540 colour inkjet printer is offered at a very low purchase price, making it an attractive choice for households and personal users. It features simple controls and a small LCD for monitoring print, copy, and scan status. The Deskjet 2540 printer produces good quality prints and copies, and it offers wireless connectivity, which is a step up from other all-in-one devices in the same range. Savings on ink can be made by purchasing XL cartridges for the Deskjet 2540 all-in-one printer which deliver a lower cost-per-print.

Disadvantages

However, the Deskjet 2540 all-in-one inkjet seems to have a fiddly cartridge slot, which makes ink replacement inconvenient. The HP 2540 multifunction printer also lacks network support, and only allows manual scanning of documents, making it harder to manage multiple-page originals.