Home and small office users often don't want the extra price and extra bulk of a laser printer, but they still want comparable quality. The HP Deskjet 5740 inkjet printer has sharp and vibrant photo quality, with text output similar to that of a laser, all at a very affordable price point. Printer ink costs are low, as HP 5740 ink is very reasonably-priced.
Setting up the 5740 (or 5740xi) is quick and easy. The included software disc handles nearly the entire process without input from the user. The control panel is sparse, with only a print/cancel button, but all necessary features and options can be very easily accessed via software.
Print speeds are fast, at up to 26 pages per minute for black and 18 pages per minute for color. Photo print quality is especially impressive, and text and graphics are very sharp and detailed.
The machine takes up a very small footprint, measuring 17.7 inches by 6.3 inches by 8.4 inches and weighing only 7.3 pounds. Its small size and weight make it a good fit for tight office spaces or even college dorm rooms, especially if it needs to be moved periodically. Paper capacity is 100 sheets, and it supports media sizes up to 8.5 by 24 inches for a great amount of flexibility.
Printer ink costs are always a concern with inkjet models, but the HP 5740 ink cartridge is very affordable. The large capacities of Deskjet 5740 ink cartridges also provide a low cost per page. Third-party compatible Deskjet 5740 ink cartridges are available at even lower prices.
For the small office buyer that wants great photo and text quality without all the bells and whistles, the HP 5740 should fit the bill nicely. Its compact size and affordable price are attractive, and the low cost of HP 5740 ink makes it an economical choice for the long run.
Based on our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, Ink Technologies will accept returns of compatible or remanufactured ink and toner cartridges for full credit if the returned product has a valid return authorization number and is received in our warehouse within 6 months of the original shipping date. If there is a confirmed print quality issue, only 1 set of opened products will be accepted for credit returns, and only if less than 30% of the ink or toner has been used.
Ink Technologies will replace defective compatible or remanufactured products free of charge if the products are returned within 1 year of the original ship date, and provide a return shipping tag for return of the product.