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HP ENVY 5540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 494 reviews of HP ENVY 5540. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the size and performance. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the durability. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP ENVY 5540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP ENVY 5540 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The durability also gets good views.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP ENVY 5540 All-in-One Printer - Instant Ink Ready with 3-Month FREE TrialHP ENVY 5540 All-in-One Printer - Instant Ink Ready with 3-Month FREE Trial

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Gary Marshall (

HP Envy 5540 All-in-One Printer review


A cheap and cheerful colour inkjet for low volume printing

Lots of features including smartphone support ; Easy to install, configure and use ; Quiet operation

A little on the slow side ; Quite expensive for mono printing

The Envy 5540 is a good budget buy if colour is your priority, but it isn't designed for demanding workplaces.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (

HP Envy 5540 review


Another adequate, but unenviable, inkjet MFP – the Envy 5540 is a workhorse, nothing more

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (

HP Envy 5540 review


A versatile, low-cost printer for the home office – although HP's ink prices may have you scratching your head.

The Envy 5540 is good value for people who need to produce a lot of colour documents or photo prints, and provides good quality for such a low-cost printer. However, simple mono text documents remain relatively expensive and there are cheaper options...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Darien Graham-Smith (

HP Envy 5540 review


A striking bit of design at an eye-catching price; the trade-off is mediocre quality and performance

Excellent print quality; Stylish design;

Tri-colour cartridge design leads to wasted ink; Slow print speeds;

On paper, the HP Envy 5540 looks like a stylish and capable printer for a fantastic price. But print quality and speed don’t match the confidence of the design, and the value proposition gets worse and worse the more you print.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Matt (

HP Envy 5540 All-In-One Printer Review


The HP ENVY 5540 is an All-In-One printer that boasts built-in Wi-Fi, double-siding printing, a 2.2-inch touch screen which makes navigating the printer extremely easy, and also the ability to save money on ink using HP Instant Ink. It retails for less...

Built-in Wi-Fi ; Respectable black / white print speeds ; Low price for a printer of this standard ; Separate paper trays for regular and photo printing ; Instant Ink ready

Rather large ; No USB cable included

All in all, the HP Envy 5540 is the perfect option for students or home office users on a budget. The double-sided print option, which isn’t normally a feature on printers of this price range, works extremely well. With the ability to also produce...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

HP Envy 5540 All-in-One Review


The HP Envy 5540 All-in-One prints documents with above-average quality, but it comes with a below-average set of features. The tri-color ink cartridge design forces you to frequently purchase expensive ink refills, while the lack of basic connectivity...

This printer produced some of the best-quality documents in our testing.

An inconvenient three-in-one ink cartridge means you need to replace all of your color inks when only one runs out.

The HP Envy 5540 All-in-One prints documents with category-leading quality, but missing connectivity features and expensive inks keep it from ranking higher.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: William Harrel (

HP Envy 5540 All-in-One Printer Review and Ratings


This inexpensive, light-duty color inkjet churns out excellent-looking prints, scans, and copies—and, if you commit to Instant Ink, does so at a reasonable cost per page.

Low initial price ; High-quality output ; Easy to set up and use ; Reasonable cost per page (if you subscribe to Instant Ink) ; Wide cloud and mobile-device support ; Duplex printing

Very high cost per page if you don’t opt for Instant Ink ; Comparatively slow ; Uses two-cartridge ink system ; Small input and output trays, with flimsy paper tray ; No ADF, SD-card slot, or USB flash-drive port ; Mono-only LCD

You can find

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Kaz 1 (

Great value, easy set up.


" I have only used the printer & it was really quick, I am looking forward to using the scanner. "

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: Wilfrid (

Very neat printer


" This Wi-Fi printer is excellent. Photographic quality is great and it's faster than other printers I have had. Very easy to set up but slightly more time consuming to add ipads and phones. Easy to use when it's all set up though. Love it. "

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: Tobi (

Good product


" Quality print "

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications


Certification:CISPR22:2008/EN55022:2010 (ClassB); CISPR24:2010/EN55024:2010; EN\n301489-1v1.9.2:2011; EN301489-17v2.2.1:2012; EN61000-3-2:2006+A1:2009+A2:2009; EN61000-3-3:2008; EMCDirective2004/108/ECwithCE\nMarking (Europe)
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes


Copier resize:25 - 400
Copy speed (normal quality, black, A4):10
Copy speed (normal quality, colour, A4):5
Maximum Copy Resolution:600 x 600
Maximum number of copies:50


Colour of product:Black


Colour display: No
Display diagonal:5.59
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Input capacity

Maximum input capacity:125
Maximum number of paper trays:2
Number of standard paper trays:2
Paper input type:Paper tray
Standard input capacity:125


Ethernet LAN:N / No
Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint, HP ePrint / Apple AirPrint, HP ePrint, Mopria Print Service
Supported network protocols (IPv4):TCP / IP
Supported network protocols (IPv6):TCP / IP
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60

Output capacity

Maximum output capacity:25
Standard output capacity:25

Paper Handling

Borderless printing media sizes:A4
Custom media length:127 - 356
Custom media width:76 - 216
Envelopes sizes:C6, DL
ISO A-series sizes (A0...A9):A4, A5, A6
ISO B-series sizes (B0...B9):B5
ISO C-series sizes (C0...C9):C6
Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4
Photo paper sizes:10x15
Standard tray media types:Card stock, Envelopes, Iron-On Transfers, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies / Card stock, Envelopes, Iron-On Transfers, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies / Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Photo paper, Plain paper, Transparencies / Card stock, Envelopes, Labels, Plain paper, Pre-Printed, Transparencies
Standard tray media weight:75 - 90


All-In-One-multitasking: Yes
Built-in processor:Y / Yes
Digital sender:Y / Yes
Duplex functions:copy, print / print
Duplex printing modes:Auto
Faxing:N / No
Maximum duty cycle:1000
Number of print cartridges:2
Print Technology:Inkjet / Thermal inkjet
Printing colours:Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Processor frequency:525
Recommended duty cycle:300 - 400

Ports & interfaces

Direct printing:No / Y / Yes
PictBridge: No
Standard interfaces:USB 2.0, Wireless LAN / USB, Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100-240
Power consumption (average operating):13.95
Power consumption (off):0.2
Power Consumption (printing):13.95
Power consumption (ready):3.6
Power consumption (sleep):0.93
Power Consumption (Standby):3.6


Maximum Resolution:1200 x 1200 / 4800 x 1200
Print margins (top, bottom, right, left):3
Print resolution (black, normal quality):1200 x 1200
Print resolution (colour, normal quality):4800 x 1200
Print speed (black, draft quality, A4/US Letter):22
Print speed (black, normal quality, A4/US Letter):12
Print speed (colour, draft quality, A4/US Letter):21
Print speed (colour, normal quality, A4/US Letter):8
Standard printer languages:PCL 3
Time to first page (black, normal):19
Time to first page (colour, normal):22


Document formats supported:PDF
Gray scale levels:256
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, JPS, PNG, TIF
Input colour depth:24
Maximum scan area:216 x 297
Optical scanning resolution:1200 x 1200
Output colour depth:24
Scan drivers:TWAIN
Scan speed (black):15
Scan technology:CIS
Scan to:E-mail, File / E-mail, File, Image
Scan type:Flatbed
TWAIN version:1.9


Bundled software:HP PCL 3 GUI / HP Printer Software,HP Update, Shop for Supplies Online,HP Photo Creations
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Sound emission

Printing noise level:49


Card reader integrated: No
Internal Memory:128

System requirements

Minimum processor:1 GHz 32-bit (x86) / 64-bit (x64) CPU

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:41 / 410
Height :15.6 / 156
Package depth:20.5 / 491
Package height:205 / 49.1
Package weight:8.21
Package width:49.7 / 497
Width:45.4 / 454