The HP Deskjet 2542 All-in-One inkjet printer is a great solution for high-quality printing and basic scanning and copying at home. It includes wireless support, and can print up to 16 pages per minute in color and 20 pages per minute in black. It lacks a few advanced features to achieve its compact size and low price, but affordable HP 2542 printer ink supplies make it an inexpensive machine to operate.
Connection options are a bit limited, with only a single USB port and Wi-Fi support included. It lacks an ethernet port, so users who want a wired connection will be left out, but both Windows and Mac operating systems are supported, for cross-platform use.
The machine measures 6.2x12x16.7 inches, so it is an easy fit on a desk, even sharing space with a computer. With a weight of just 11.5 pounds when the Deskjet 2542 printer ink is in place, it is also easy to move around, so it could be a great choice for college students. Paper handling is very light, with a main tray that holds only 50 sheets. It also lacks an automatic document feeder for serious office use, but the flatbed scanner will be enough for basic scanning and copying tasks.
With many inkjet models, the cost of supplies can skyrocket, but HP 2542 ink cartridges are quite affordable. High-capacity Deskjet 2542 ink cartridges are the best value, as they need replacing less frequently and have a lower cost per page. Users can find remanufactured HP 2542 ink available from third-party sellers at lower prices than OEM supplies.
While the feature set of the 2542 is undoubtedly limited, it should suffice for the average home user or college student quite well. Its low price tag and inexpensive supplies make it an excellent value for light-duty use.
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