The HP Envy 5540 is an affordable color inkjet printer and scanner. It delivers good quality prints and scans with relatively low ink costs when using the HP subscription.
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Pro Great print and copy quality
Text prints of the Envy 5540 are very sharp, though not as sharp as for laser printers, which in general print text better. This HP is great at printing glossy media. Photographs look sharp with accurate colors.
The printer produces sharp copies of text documents and very precise color scans. It doesn't lose detail or change colors.
Pro Faster than the average
According to Tomsguide the printer slightly beats the category average when printing text. It takes the printer 36.9 seconds to print a 5 page document.
When printing mixed media, the Envy 5540 is around 25% faster than the category average.
Switching to quiet mode slows down the printing speeds considerably.
When scanning and copying, the printer is slightly slower than the category average. It takes around 36 seconds to make a color copy and 22 seconds to make a black-and-white copy.
Pro Touch screen for convenience
The printer has a 2.2 inch color touch screen. A touch screen makes using the printer convenient, since you don't have to click arrows to move around the menus.
Con High printing costs
Inkjet printers have high printing costs. With regular ink cartridges, it costs 8 cents to print a page of text and 21 cents to print a color page. Using high-yield cartridges reduces these costs to 6 cents for text and 16 for color.
HP subsciption service can reduce these costs even a little further.