HP Deskjet 2542 All-in-One Wi-Fi Printer - £34.99 - Argos
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HP Deskjet 2542 All-in-One Wi-Fi Printer - £34.99 - Argos

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Found 2nd Mar 2015
With a printer, scanner and copier included, the HP Deskjet 2542 All-in-One Wi-Fi Printer cover all of your needs. This printer is capable of black and white, colour and duplex printing, and the scanner and copier have an optical resolution of 1200 x 1200dpi. This HP printer supports printing directly from your smartphone or tablet using brand specific apps.

This product supports iOS 4.2 devices: iPad®, iPhone® 4, iPhone® 3GS, iPod touch® 3rd and 4th generation capable of multi-tasking. AirPrint™ and iOS 4.2 or later devices require an 802.11 wireless network connection to the printer.

Printer:

Compatible with PC and Mac.
A4 print speed - black text: 7ppm (pages per minute).
A4 print speed - colour text: 4ppm (pages per minute).
Up to 4800 x 1200dpi print resolution.
Double sided (duplex) printing.
60 sheet paper capacity.
Uses 2 ink cartridges.
Scanner and copier:

1200 x 1200dpi optical resolution.
USB port.
Connectivity:

USB.
Wireless/WiFi enabled.
Apple AirPrint.
Mobile print enables printing direct from your smartphone or tablet through brand specific apps.
General information:

Weight 3.6kg.
Size H25, W42, D55cm.
EAN: 887758326725.

7 Comments

Buy one of these with your eyes open to the same issues as with another "HUKD" on a HP 1010 printer - ie really high & wasteful operating costs with HP inks...
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mk-donald

Buy one of these with your eyes open to the same issues as with another … Buy one of these with your eyes open to the same issues as with another "HUKD" on a HP 1010 printer - ie really high & wasteful operating costs with HP inks...http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-1010-colour-inkjet-printer-just-20-tesco-direct-a-payday-deal-2154894?p=24526678



I use an 8600 Plus daily, I have no issues with my printing expenditure.

BuzzDuraband

I use an 8600 Plus daily, I have no issues with my printing expenditure.


So with your c£100 printer - ie presumably not based on spending the least possible on an all-in-one printer as I suspect is the intent of the OP's posting - perhaps you half-agree with me - ie buying a printer with 4 cartridges C+Y+M+K is more cost effective than buying a printer like this one with just 2 CYM+K ?
ie to be clear Argos [for example] want £19.99 for the 2 HP cartridges a buyer will need to feed this HP printer with. That's a hefty % of the £34.99! Personally I'd prefer to feed a cheapish Epson or Canon printer with c50p/cartridge from an eBay supplier, but clearly not everyone would, hence buy a "cheap" HP 2 cartridge printer with one's eyes open to really high running costs, certainly versus the cost of the printer, once you're over £100/printer it's proportionately less of a factor and I can quite understand people wanting 'genuine' 'best-ink' results for their investment..
Edited by: "mk-donald" 2nd Mar 2015

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mk-donald

So with your c£100 printer - ie presumably not based on spending the … So with your c£100 printer - ie presumably not based on spending the least possible on an all-in-one printer as I suspect is the intent of the OP's posting - perhaps you half-agree with me - ie buying a printer with 4 cartridges C+Y+M+K is more cost effective than buying a printer like this one with just 2 CYM+K ?



I most definitely half agree with you, maybe a little more, I'm not sure how much inks cost for this printer, but for the 8600 they are £22 (bl) £18 x 3 (C+Y+M) and I produce a fair few black ink pages a day (100ish).

But regardless the printer here is aimed at low usage, maybe vouchers, tickets and so on, so print cartridge purchases are going to be far and few between.

I missed out on the ebuyer bargain the other day. Would this be a good alternative? I just need a printer for using now and then, but hear so many stories of ink's drying out etc. I don't want to have to keep buying new expensive cartridge's every time i go to use the thing! Anybody offer some advice?

I just bought a Deskjet 2544 from Tesco @ 39.99. Slightly updated model to the one in Argos.
Once wirelessly connected. Go into Control Panel >> Printers >> Right click the printer >> Printing Properties. Set as Draft only>> Makes far more pages for your ink with no noticeable drop in quality for documents, letters or courier stamps.

mk-donald

Buy one of these with your eyes open to the same issues as with another … Buy one of these with your eyes open to the same issues as with another "HUKD" on a HP 1010 printer - ie really high & wasteful operating costs with HP inks...http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-1010-colour-inkjet-printer-just-20-tesco-direct-a-payday-deal-2154894?p=24526678


If you set your documents and letters to Draft only with plain paper, you wont have much waste and more pages per cartridge. Also the XL cartridges are far better with some hitting 1000 pages per cartridge. Not really wasteful at all considering its not being used all the time.
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