HP Deskjet 2542 Ink Cartridges

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Sets of ink cartridges for the HP Deskjet 2542 printer

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

4.9p 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.

480 pages
480 pages
330 pages
1 £62.86 (£75.43 inc VAT)
2 £60.47 (£72.56 inc VAT)
3+ £59.49 (£71.39 inc VAT)
Prices includes FREE next-day delivery
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Best value Genuine

4.9p 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.

480 pages
480 pages
330 pages
£62.86 (£75.43 inc VAT)

FREE next-day delivery

1
Multi-buy discount
2 £60.47 (£72.56 inc VAT)
3+ £59.49 (£71.39 inc VAT)

Black ink cartridges for the HP Deskjet 2542 printer

Colour ink cartridges for the HP Deskjet 2542 printer

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  • 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) - over 3 years ago
  • 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) - almost 2 years ago
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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.