HP Deskjet 2542 All-in-One Wi-Fi Printer Scanner Copier Duplex Reduced to £26.99 + Free Delivery @ Argos
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HP Deskjet 2542 All-in-One Wi-Fi Printer Scanner Copier Duplex Reduced to £26.99 + Free Delivery @ Argos

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Found 8th Nov 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.

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I got this printer last year, its been great
refillable ink available cheap?
MrMan2011

refillable ink available cheap?



Available but wouldn't trust refills as they could damage the printer head.
Great post
mistafaz

Available but wouldn't trust refills as they could damage the printer … Available but wouldn't trust refills as they could damage the printer head.



The print head is built in to HP cartridges so you change very time so I wouldn't worry about that.
Argoj

The print head is built in to HP cartridges so you change very time so I … The print head is built in to HP cartridges so you change very time so I wouldn't worry about that.



​but you're not changing the cartridge.
Er... You are saying throw away the old cartridge ...in order to avoid damaging it.

However i agree refilling isn't perfect answer.
It's a good printer and better than the lower grade one without the screen. I bought it £35ish
Hot mustafa
I changed my HP for a Canon ip7200 as the ink costs are just silly for HP. Get one with separate tanks too so you aren't throwing away an all in one colour cartridge where only one ink has run out. I've used over 30 compatible carts with the Canon at around £1 a pop and no problems, compared with at least £10 a pop on the HP 301 colours.... I'll leave you to do the maths.
To confirm, this is NOT a duplex printer. OP, please amend title and product description. (have not voted either way!)
Its about time this tech went the same way as the vhs recorder. Ink smudges when wet, not very reliable and expensive to run. unless you use cheap inferior cartridges.
good printer for the price, the official ink price is where they get you (especially if you buy XL cartridges without knowing HP build 'ink expiration date' into their cartidges and don't do enough printing to use all the ink 1st...) I use 3rd party refills these days, and the only problem was one set the ink smelt like sharpie ink, and left a few lines, so the print head / cartridge had obviously been around the block a while.
DominicPTS

I changed my HP for a Canon ip7200 as the ink costs are just silly for … I changed my HP for a Canon ip7200 as the ink costs are just silly for HP. Get one with separate tanks too so you aren't throwing away an all in one colour cartridge where only one ink has run out. I've used over 30 compatible carts with the Canon at around £1 a pop and no problems, compared with at least £10 a pop on the HP 301 colours.... I'll leave you to do the maths.


Where do you get Canon cartridges for 1 quid?
I have Canon MG2450 and its costs 10 quid only for black cartridge
Bendown

Its about time this tech went the same way as the vhs recorder. Ink … Its about time this tech went the same way as the vhs recorder. Ink smudges when wet, not very reliable and expensive to run. unless you use cheap inferior cartridges.



It's expensive to run because the printers are cheap. The money for the manufacturer is in the refills.
Tomas88

Where do you get Canon cartridges for 1 quid?I have Canon MG2450 and its … Where do you get Canon cartridges for 1 quid?I have Canon MG2450 and its costs 10 quid only for black cartridge




It depends what model you have I have the MG5650 which takes the same cartridge as ip7200 like this guy that commented and i have just ordered 10 for £12. your model isn't lucky enough to be able to get cheap cartridges which is why you can't find them. It is worth spending more on the printer to get cheaper cartridges as the printer then pays for itself
If you place an order for collection in-store and choose the FastTrack option (to pay now) you can save yourself another quid.
Ordered via fast track but no confirmation email? Have got a paypal receipt though.
How is the scanner on this? Looking for one to copy all my receipts, would this be suitable?
Does it work it iphone 6
I had always bought HP printers due to their excellent reputation and fantastic quality in text and photo printouts, until my last time of purchasing HP photo inks, that cost over £70 for the cartridges and I swore that I would never pay (get ripped off) so much for printer ink again.

Did a bit of research and instead bought an Epson all in one with inks (that was cheaper than just the HP replacement ink) and with four sets of inks on Amazon costing less than £10 delivered for it, definitely can't argue with the prices and anything I want to print to keep, I got a cheap laminator to go with the printer. (no more faded or smudged inks). The only drawback to copy inks, is that sometimes you pays your money, you take a chance on how much ink is actually in the cartridges.

This is probably a great little printer for the money, but for anyone thinking of buying any printer do a bit of your own research first into how much they cost to run. But in the end, it all depends on what you want from a printer and how much money you have and as this is a hotukdeals site, I suppose most people are like minded.
Tomas88

Where do you get Canon cartridges for 1 quid?I have Canon MG2450 and its … Where do you get Canon cartridges for 1 quid?I have Canon MG2450 and its costs 10 quid only for black cartridge



I have a Canon 5350 and buy MoreInks compatible carts off Amazon for about £1 a pop. They work well and I haven't had any print head clogging problems on my 5350 or older ip5200.
If you are going to use compatible carts for any printer then make sure you pick a known good brand and don't switch between brands as the different inks could coagulate when mixing together and cause print head clogging.

Edited by: "Marker" 9th Nov 2015
How is the scanner on this? Looking for one to copy all my receipts, would this be suitable?
a single colour ink cartridge means you have to discard it when not all the ink they charge a fortune for has been used
thats why these printers are so cheap they make the money on the ink
always make sure the printer has individual ink carts

Edited by: "Infractionboi" 9th Nov 2015
TotalyMexico

How is the scanner on this? Looking for one to copy all my receipts, … How is the scanner on this? Looking for one to copy all my receipts, would this be suitable?



Don't know the answer to your question, but it seems you have copying facility already
TotalyMexico

How is the scanner on this? Looking for one to copy all my receipts, … How is the scanner on this? Looking for one to copy all my receipts, would this be suitable?



You could try using google to find some reviews. But either way, for scanning receipts, this would be more than adequate.
Four out of nine reviewers on Amazon UK give it one star out of five, whereas . . .
41% of 59 reviewers on Amazon.com gave it five stars.


Edited by: "Decentbloke" 9th Nov 2015
It is not auto duplex.
huangxq2

It is not auto duplex.



You wouldn't need auto for an inkjet printer, duplex printing will be used one-off
SensibleSaver

To confirm, this is NOT a duplex printer. OP, please amend title and … To confirm, this is NOT a duplex printer. OP, please amend title and product description. (have not voted either way!)



The duplex option does appear on the 2542 printer menu however it's manual feed. You get the full auto on officejet and photosmart printers.
don't forget to buy a new inks cartridge as the installed one only lasts a few pages.
neged because the real price is over £50
Decentbloke

Four out of nine reviewers on Amazon UK give it one star out of five, … Four out of nine reviewers on Amazon UK give it one star out of five, whereas . . .41% of 59 reviewers on Amazon.com gave it five stars.



I tried to figure out how this model - the 2542 - was different to the 2540. One person on an American site said that it was the same printer and that HP were just using different partnumbers to track sales. The 2540 is a number one best-seller on Amazon UK with 1253 five-star reviews. UPDATE: I just found this reply on the Argos website, "The HP 2540 has a print resolution of up to 600 x 600dpi, whilst the HP2452 has up to 4800 x 1200dpi. The HP2542 is also AirPrint compatible. The HP2542 is a slightly updated version. Both of these printers are compatible with Windows 8 and 8.1. Thanks for using Q&A"
Edited by: "Curlybobs" 9th Nov 2015
groan....... grumble...... Having a nightmare connecting a hp deskjet to my network right now... grumble grumble bitch bitch

HOT
DominicPTS

I changed my HP for a Canon ip7200 as the ink costs are just silly for … I changed my HP for a Canon ip7200 as the ink costs are just silly for HP. Get one with separate tanks too so you aren't throwing away an all in one colour cartridge where only one ink has run out. I've used over 30 compatible carts with the Canon at around £1 a pop and no problems, compared with at least £10 a pop on the HP 301 colours.... I'll leave you to do the maths.


And I got a wireless Canon printer/scanner/copier from canon uk official ebay seller for £25 all in - it was a refurb, but there was nothing to distinguish it from new. Carts were brand new, heat-sealed in their plastic containers.
We used two lots of non HP ink cartridges on a HP printer and it stopped working. My partner is a service engineer, he stripped the printer down and did a lot of research. It appears that HP use some sort of software to disable the printer if you use non HP cartridges - so we had to buy another printer. And yes, HP cartridges are expensive.
HEAT as have this and has never let me down. Scanner is excellent. Copier is excellent (can even use as a stand alone copier not connected to PC). Prints well and at decent speed too. Excellent choice for a home printer, even at RRP.

But that printer is over £300 you could buy 11 of these for the price of your 1 printer.
Marker

I have a Canon 5350 and buy MoreInks compatible carts off Amazon for … I have a Canon 5350 and buy MoreInks compatible carts off Amazon for about £1 a pop. They work well and I haven't had any print head clogging problems on my 5350 or older ip5200.If you are going to use compatible carts for any printer then make sure you pick a known good brand and don't switch between brands as the different inks could coagulate when mixing together and cause print head clogging.


biggysilly

But that printer is over £300 you could buy 11 of these for the price of … But that printer is over £300 you could buy 11 of these for the price of your 1 printer.



Well that's just silly money, I only paid about £70 for it a couple of years ago. Maybe the model is discontinued?
If I was rich enough to pay £300 for a printer I wouldn't be scouring HUKD for bargains. (_;)
YouDontWantToKnow

groan....... grumble...... Having a nightmare connecting a hp deskjet to … groan....... grumble...... Having a nightmare connecting a hp deskjet to my network right now... grumble grumble bitch bitchHOT


Is the network on BT HomeHub? If so, you're losing the battle if trying to connect it to WiFi - I've never managed it yet and returned perfectly good printers as 'faulty'. Seems like a lot of people suffer the same problem. Switched to Sky (not for this reason, just to get a renewal deal!) and it all just worked 'out of the box'.
dbobs

Is the network on BT HomeHub? If so, you're losing the battle if trying … Is the network on BT HomeHub? If so, you're losing the battle if trying to connect it to WiFi - I've never managed it yet and returned perfectly good printers as 'faulty'. Seems like a lot of people suffer the same problem. Switched to Sky (not for this reason, just to get a renewal deal!) and it all just worked 'out of the box'.



Interesting, I have a Panasonic Wi-Fi Speaker System sat in my loft because I never got it to work properly. Also I completely lost my **** with an Epson WI-Fi printer last week (which is why I'm in the market for a new printer). I have a BT Homehub...
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