HP Deskjet 5740 Printer

SKU: HP Deskjet 5740 Printer (hp Office Products)

Professional photo quality, optional 6-ink color, fast laser-quality black, convenient control panel.

Versatile printer with professional color up to 4800-optimized dpi or add 6-ink color. Create standard and custom size photos up to 8.5 x 24-inch, with or without borders. Fast speeds up to 23 ppm laser-quality black, up to 18 ppm color. Enhance black print speed up to 26 ppm with optional black cartridge. The HP Deskjet 5740 offers quick, user-friendly set-up and a convenient control panel with one-touch print cancel button, ink status display, and automatic ink-backup printing. Compact design is ideal for small spaces in the home or office, and a 100-sheet input paper tray folds up for storage. Increase value and pages printed with higher volume HP black ink cartridges. With included HP photo printing software you can easily create reprints, enlargements, photo layouts, and album pages. Print long-lasting, professional-quality photos with exceptional fade resistance.

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  • Black: Up to 23 ppm (with included print cartridge), Up to 26 ppm (with optional black print cartridge)
  • Color: Up to 18 ppm
  • Resolution: Up to 4800-optimized dpi color and 1200-input dpi
  • Paper trays: Up to 1 input tray(s)
  • Paper input capacity: Up to 100 sheets
  • Duplex printing: Manual


Professional photo quality
  • Make a positive impression every time you print with reliable, professional photo-quality color and laser-quality black. Enjoy the versatility of printing in 4800-optimized dpi color* and 4-ink color, or optional 6-ink color2 for richer photos.
  • Included HP photo printing software is easy to use. Drag and drop photos to quickly resize for reprints and enlargements. Print multiple photos and sizes on one page. Plus rotate, crop, adjust color, light, and sharpness with easy photo editing.
  • Print professional photos that resist fading longer than traditionally processed photos5 with optional 6-ink color printing and HP Premium Plus photo papers. Produce bright, vivid prints with exceptional fade resistance.
Fast performance
  • Print fast, laser-quality black text and color graphics at speeds up to 23 ppm black, up to 18 ppm color. Enhance speed and productivity up to 26 ppm black with optional HP 96 Black Inkjet print cartridge (not included; sold separately).
Photos with or without borders
  • Print standard and custom size photos, with or without borders, in up to 8.5 x 24-inches. 3Easily print photos for display in standard frame sizes using pre-cut 4 x 6, 5 x 7, and 8 x 10 photo papers.
Convenient control panel
  • Convenient print cancel button and ink status display on front panel of printer.

Product Specifications

Speed/monthly volume
  • Print speed, black (draft quality mode): Up to 23 ppm (with included print cartridge), Up to 26 ppm (with optional black print cartridge)
  • Print speed, black (normal quality mode): Up to 7.4 ppm
  • Print speed, black (best quality mode): Up to 2 ppm
  • Print speed, color (draft mode): Up to 18 ppm
  • Print speed, color (normal mode): Up to 5 ppm
  • Print speed, color (best quality mode): Up to 2 ppm
  • Recommended monthly volume, maximum: 3,000 pages
Print quality / technology
  • Print technology: HP Thermal Inkjet
  • Print quality, black: Up to 1200 x 1200-rendered dpi
  • Print quality, color: Up to 4800-optimized dpi color and 1200-input dpi
  • Resolution technology: HP PhotoREt III (HP PhotoREt IV with optional photo cartridge)
  • Print cartridges: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow
  • Ink types: Pigment-based, dye-based
Paper handling / media
  • Paper trays, std.: 1
  • Paper trays, max.: 1
  • Input capacity, std.: Up to 100 sheets
  • Input capacity, max.: Up to 100 sheets
  • Standard envelope capacity: Up to 10 envelopes
  • Output capacity, std.: Up to 50 sheets
  • Output capacity, max.: Up to 50 sheets
  • Duplex printing (printing on both sides of paper): Manual
  • Media sizes, std.: Letter, legal, executive, No. 10 envelopes, cards, borderless photo, borderless panoramic
  • Media sizes, custom: 3 x 5 to 8.5 x 24 in
  • Media types: Paper (plain, inkjet, photo, banner), envelopes, transparencies, labels, cards, HP premium media, iron-on transfers, borderless media
  • Media weight, recommended: US letter: 16 to 24 lb, legal: 20 to 24 lb, envelopes: 20 to 24 lb, cards: up to 110 lb index maximum, photo paper: up to 130 lb ind
  • Media handling: Sheetfed
Memory / print languages
  • Memory, std.: 2 MB (ROM), 16 MB (DRAM)
  • Memory, max.: 2 MB (ROM), 16 MB (DRAM)
  • Print languages, std.: HP PCL Level 3 enhanced
  • Typefaces: 8 built-in, 4 each in portrait and landscape orientations: CG Times, CG Times Italic; Univers, Univers Italic; Courier, Courier Italic; Letter Gothic, Letter Gothic Italic
  • Connectivity, std.: Universal Serial Bus
Dimensions / weight
  • Dimensions (w x d x h): 17.72 x 8.43 x 6.3 in
  • Weight, U.S.: 7.3 lb


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