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Delivery Schedule

Most orders will arrive in the timeframes shown below. However, due to the COVID-19 crisis, a minority will take a day or more than expected. If your order hasn't arrived by the estimated delivery date, please allow 5 days before contacting us.


Order placedExpect to receive
Monday, before 5:15pm Next day (Tuesday)
Tuesday, before 5:15pm Next day (Wednesday)
Wednesday, before 5:15pm Next day (Thursday)
Thursday, before 5:15pm Next day (Friday)
Friday, before 5:15pm Monday
Saturday or Sunday Tuesday

All orders are being dispatched from our warehouse on the day they are placed (Monday to Friday before 5:15pm).

The possible delays in delivery are due to unprecedented demand on couriers, and affect all couriers throughout the U.K. This means that all online stores will be affected equally, regardless of the speed in which orders are dispatched.

Bank holidays

We do not despatch or deliver orders on bank holidays

Highlands and Islands

Deliveries may take 2 to 3 days longer to arrive

International deliveries

We only deliver to addresses within the UK.

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If within 7 days of your purchase you find the same product (brand and model) being offered online at a lower price, we will refund 100% of the difference. For further info, click here.

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To claim against our low price guarantee simply contact us and include the following information:

  • Your full name, postal address, email address and order number
  • The product code of the item you found cheaper on a competitor's site
  • The exact page on the competitors website where you found the product cheaper
  • Please note: unfortunately we are unable to offer this guarantee on printers and hardware

Our low price guarantee applies only to products available from online UK retailers. It excludes products that are not new and immediately available, online promotions such as special, bonus or free offers that are not at everyday prices and products which are sold under different terms and conditions, such as special financing, contract pricing or volume discount pricing.

Basically, the identical items must be in stock and ready for immediate dispatch on another VAT registered UK mainland based website.

Free next-day delivery

Our free delivery option typically uses Royal Mail first class. In 98% of cases, orders placed on Monday to Friday before 5:15pm will arrive on the next working day. To see other delivery options and our delivery schedule click here.

Delivery Schedule

Orders placed before 5:15pm on Monday to Thursday - receive next day

Orders placed before 5:15pm on Friday - receive on Monday

Orders placed on Saturday or Sunday - receive on Tuesday

Delivery Options

Free next-day

98% of orders arrive the next working day. Typically uses Royal Mail 1st class, though some orders may be upgraded to courier.

Guaranteed next-day (£2.95)

Uses courier. In the extremely unlikely event that delivery isn't attempted on the next working day, you will be given:

  • A 10% refund of the total order value
  • A refund of £2.95 courier charge
  • A further voucher giving you a further 10% off your next order

Guaranteed pre-12 (£7.95)

Uses courier. In the extremely unlikely event that delivery isn't attempted before 12 noon on the next working day, you will be given:

  • A 10% refund of the total order value
  • A refund of £7.95 courier charge
  • A further voucher giving you a further 10% off your next order

12 month warranty on printer cartridges

If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

Free returns on printer cartridges

Whatever the reason for returning printer cartridges to Cartridge Save, you will never pay a penny for postage.

Lowest online price guaranteed

We pride ourselves in giving our customers the best possible value for money. To ensure you are not out of pocket, we will refund 100% of the difference, if within 7 days of your purchase you find the same product (brand and model) being offered online at a lower price.

To claim against our low price guarantee simply contact us and include the following information:

  • Your full name, postal address, email address and order number
  • The product code of the item you found cheaper on a competitor's site
  • The exact page on the competitors website where you found the product cheaper
  • Please note: unfortunately we are unable to offer this guarantee on printers and hardware

Our low price guarantee applies only to products available from online UK retailers. It excludes products that are not new and immediately available, online promotions such as special, bonus or free offers that are not at everyday prices and products which are sold under different terms and conditions, such as special financing, contract pricing or volume discount pricing.

Basically, the identical items must be in stock and ready for immediate dispatch on another VAT registered UK mainland based website.

HP Deskjet 2542 Ink Cartridges

HP Deskjet 2542 Ink Cartridges

The following 17 products are guaranteed to work in your HP Deskjet 2542 printer:

17 products guaranteed to work in your printer:

17 products guaranteed to work in your HP Deskjet 2542 printer:

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Sets of ink cartridges for HP Deskjet 2542 printer

  1. Genuine High Capacity 2 x Black & 1 x Tri-Colour HP 301XL Ink Multipack - (2 x CH563EE & 1 x CH564EE)
    Customer Reviews

    Average Customer Review:
    96.853526220615%
    553 reviews

    1. 100%

      By Peter on

      Very good customer service, fast delivery, good price , cartridge gives good print quality. Would have no hesitation in recommending
    2. 100%

      By Jean Childs on

      Excellent, arrived promptly.
    3. 100%

      By Jean childs on

      Excellent, arrived promptly
    4. 100%

      By Joanne C on

      Cartridges ordered and arrived quickly, thanks.
    5. 100%

      By Janet Palin on

      Always easy to order. Very quick delivery. HP printer always easy to load. Excellent quality ink. Think the price is too high but the same elsewhere hey ho.
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    Page yield:
    1. 480 pages
    2. 480 pages
    3. 330 pages
    22ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 480 pages
    Black - 480 pages
    Tri-colour - 330 pages
    22ml

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    High Capacity
    • Pack of 3 high capacity ink cartridges
    • Lowest online price guarantee
    • Lowest online price guarantee

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    Best value Genuine

    7.9p per page

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    1. 480 pages
    2. 480 pages
    3. 330 pages
    22ml
    High Capacity
    Page yield:
    1. 480 pages
    2. 480 pages
    3. 330 pages
    22ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 480 pages
    Black - 480 pages
    Tri-colour - 330 pages
    22ml

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    High Capacity
    £102.25
    Sorry this item is currently out of stock.
    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £99.61
    • 3+ £98.66
    Page yield:
    1. 480 pages
    2. 480 pages
    3. 330 pages
    22ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 480 pages
    Black - 480 pages
    Tri-colour - 330 pages
    22ml

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    High Capacity
      • Pack of 3 high capacity ink cartridges
      • Lowest online price guarantee
      • Lowest online price guarantee

        If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

        Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    £102.25
    Sorry this item is currently out of stock.
    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £99.61
    • 3+ £98.66
  2. Genuine High Capacity Black & Tri-Colour HP 301XL Ink Cartridge Multipack - (CH563EE & CH564EE)
    Customer Reviews

    Average Customer Review:
    97.226107226107%
    858 reviews

    1. 100%

      By Peter on

      Very good customer service, fast delivery, good price , cartridge gives good print quality. Would have no hesitation in recommending
    2. 100%

      By Jean Childs on

      Excellent, arrived promptly.
    3. 100%

      By Jean childs on

      Excellent, arrived promptly
    4. 100%

      By Janet Palin on

      Always easy to order. Very quick delivery. HP printer always easy to load. Excellent quality ink. Think the price is too high but the same elsewhere hey ho.
    5. 100%

      By Neil Painter on

      Easy to fit, long lasting, good sharp colour.
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    Page yield:
    1. 480 pages
    2. 330 pages
    14ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 480 pages
    Tri-colour - 330 pages
    14ml

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    High Capacity
    • Pack of 2 high capacity ink cartridges
    • Lowest online price guarantee
    • Lowest online price guarantee

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    8.4p per page

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    1. 480 pages
    2. 330 pages
    14ml
    High Capacity
    Page yield:
    1. 480 pages
    2. 330 pages
    14ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 480 pages
    Tri-colour - 330 pages
    14ml

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    High Capacity
    £68.14
    Sorry this item is currently out of stock.
    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £65.63
    • 3+ £64.75
    Page yield:
    1. 480 pages
    2. 330 pages
    14ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 480 pages
    Tri-colour - 330 pages
    14ml

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    High Capacity
      • Pack of 2 high capacity ink cartridges
      • Lowest online price guarantee
      • Lowest online price guarantee

        If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

        Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    £68.14
    Sorry this item is currently out of stock.
    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £65.63
    • 3+ £64.75
  3. Genuine 2 x Black & 1 x Tri-Colour HP 301 Ink Cartridge Multipack (E5Y87EE)
    Customer Reviews

    Average Customer Review:
    97.456359102244%
    401 reviews

    1. 100%

      By Paul Morris on

      Excellent service as always from Cartridge save even in this testing times. Ink ran out by midday - new cartridges with me in less than 24 hours. Simple installation, so back up and running again. Thanks
    2. 100%

      By very good service on

      very good service
    3. 100%

      By MPC on

      HP301 for hp2544 printer. Came as two separate packs but arrived quickly. When I queried this (after at first only a single ink cartridge arrived) they replied quickly so customer service fine. Good price.
    4. 100%

      By Judy on

      Came quickly. Reasonable price.
    5. 100%

      By GILLIAN REE on

      I HAVE ALWAYS HAD EXCELLENT SERVICE WITH CARTRIDGE SAVE. THE INK CARTRIDGE IS TOP QUALITY AND THE DELIVERY SERVICE IS SO QUICK - NEXT DAY DELIVERY IS BRILLIANT!
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    Page yield:
    1. 190 pages
    2. 190 pages
    3. 165 pages
    9ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 190 pages
    Black - 190 pages
    Tri-colour - 165 pages
    9ml

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    • Pack of 3 ink cartridges
    • Lowest online price guarantee
    • Lowest online price guarantee

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    10.2p per page

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    1. 190 pages
    2. 190 pages
    3. 165 pages
    9ml
    Page yield:
    1. 190 pages
    2. 190 pages
    3. 165 pages
    9ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 190 pages
    Black - 190 pages
    Tri-colour - 165 pages
    9ml

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    £55.32

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £52.74
    • 3+ £51.79
    Page yield:
    1. 190 pages
    2. 190 pages
    3. 165 pages
    9ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 190 pages
    Black - 190 pages
    Tri-colour - 165 pages
    9ml

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

      • Pack of 3 ink cartridges
      • Lowest online price guarantee
      • Lowest online price guarantee

        If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

        Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    £55.32

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £52.74
    • 3+ £51.79
  4. Genuine Black & Tri-Colour HP 301 Ink Cartridge Multipack (N9J72AE)
    Customer Reviews

    Average Customer Review:
    97.395577395577%
    407 reviews

    1. 80%

      By Brian Ross on

      Service provided could not be beaten.My only gripe is
      the price jumped from last purchase
    2. 100%

      By Bob on

      Genuine product , good price, good delivery
    3. 100%

      By Jean gudgin on

      Great item and very fast delivery .I would like to order it again THank you
    4. 100%

      By MARIAN WOOD on

      Very efficient and speedy delivery and a good price. Thank you
    5. 80%

      By Michael Legge on

      it arrived quickly, inserted cartridge, its compatable with my printer,so far so good.
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    Show per page
    Page yield:
    1. 190 pages
    2. 165 pages
    6ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 190 pages
    Tri-colour - 165 pages
    6ml

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    • Pack of 2 ink cartridges
    • Lowest online price guarantee
    • Lowest online price guarantee

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    11.1p per page

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    1. 190 pages
    2. 165 pages
    6ml
    Page yield:
    1. 190 pages
    2. 165 pages
    6ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 190 pages
    Tri-colour - 165 pages
    6ml

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    £39.41

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £37.04
    • 3+ £36.16
    Page yield:
    1. 190 pages
    2. 165 pages
    6ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 190 pages
    Tri-colour - 165 pages
    6ml

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

      • Pack of 2 ink cartridges
      • Lowest online price guarantee
      • Lowest online price guarantee

        If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

        Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    £39.41

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £37.04
    • 3+ £36.16

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  • Hi there, I like to recharge my Deskjet 2542 ink cartridges with liquid ink I buy from a high street retailer. I do it by hand using a needle. I've been able to do it with my lovely old HP F2280 printer. Unfortunately, it doesn't allow any more printing after I used card paper on one occasion. Before buying an HP 2542 printer, I need to know if I can recharge the cartridges like this or not?

    Refilling HP Deskjet 2542 ink cartridges

    Unfortunately, we don't sell a refill kit that would allow you to correctly refill the HP Deskjet 2542 ink cartridges. To help you save money, we supply cheaper compatible HP 301 and HP 301XL ink cartridges for the Deskjet 2542 printer which have already been professionally refilled.

    Answered by Jonathan Melbourne (Staff Member) - about 5 years ago
  • Are the HP 21 and HP 22 ink cartridges that I use with my Deskjet F2280 printer compatible with the Deskjet 2542 printer? Thanks.

    Deskjet 2542 ink cartridge compatibility

    No, the HP 21 and HP 22 cartridges aren't compatible with the Deskjet 2542 printer. You need to use HP 301 or HP 301XL ink cartridges in the HP Deskjet 2542 printer as listed above.

    Answered by John Phiri (Staff Member) - about 6 years ago

HP Deskjet 2542 Printer Review

Expert review of the HP Deskjet 2542 printer

Our Verdict:

The HP Deskjet 2542 is an affordable all-in-one printer with wireless printing capability. It is ideal for entry-level and home users because it is easy to use and set up. Options like XL ink cartridges can make the device cheaper to run, while versatility enables printing on a wider variety of media types, but the device needs a more intuitive paper sensor and it doesn't have the best print quality for photos.

Design

The HP Deskjet 2542 looks clean and minimalist, with a space-saving design that allows it to be placed on an office desktop or computer table without taking up much room. It has a built-in copier and scanner, and wireless LAN. There is a 60-sheet input tray and a 25-sheet output tray.

Advantages

This device prints, scans, and copies. It is compatible with newer operating systems, including Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.6. The HP Deskjet 2542 has a compact design, making it suitable for small and home offices. The print speeds range from 20ppm in monochrome and 16ppm in colour. Built-in wireless connectivity simplifies direct printing from smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other computers in its vicinity. The HP Deskjet 2542 is quick to set up and it can print on speciality media like cards and photo paper. High-capacity cartridges allow users to save more.

Disadvantages

Users who need to print a lot of photos will be disappointed with the HP Deskjet 2542 because of the poor quality in colour reproduction. The HP Deskjet 2542 is prone to errors, with reports about the device not being able to print after the first 30 pages. There are no options to expand the paper capacity.