For photo and graphic printing, the device convinces with a very natural color representation. For photo paper, there is even a separate compartment. Colors are very strong by default. If you do not like it, but you can improve with color profiles - for an office printer an amazing performance.
Copy & Scan
The scan quality is very high, even if colored documents often show a slight reddish tint. With copies it comes to a slight loss of quality, which manifests itself in color surfaces and backgrounds.
Costs & Range B / W Printing
For a office printer, the cost of black and white printouts is quite high. In the home office and the occasional printing in the private sector, but this is still reasonable, especially if you put emphasis on the high print quality. The range of the black cartridge is relatively low with 600 pages.
Cost & Range Color Printing
Color printing is also quite expensive with the OfficeJet 5740. Particularly critical here: The color cartridges are only available as a combined cartridge and not individually. Also, with a combination cartridge, one color is usually faster than the others, which means you'll need to renew the entire cartridge faster, even though only one color is empty.
Print & Scan
When it comes to printing and scanning equipment, the OfficeJet is absolutely exemplary. Duplex printing, flatbed or automatic document feeder scanning, and single sheet feeder in one unit are great for this price range. Only duplex scan remains on the wish list.
Even with the interfaces, there are hardly any wishes left. Direct printing via USB or memory card, network via cable or WLAN and even modern interfaces such as NFC and cloud connection have made it into the device.
The paper tray has an average size of 125 sheets for an inkjet. As an office printer something more would have been handy. The paper feeder is a bit unreliable, according to buyers opinions with photo paper.
The facility is done quickly and almost self-explanatory. It is unfortunate, however, that during the installation various personal data such as the postal code and the number of employees in the company are required without the option to skip this step. That does not have to be!
The service is successful, only a few annoying little things disturb the everyday life. For example, advertisements for HP products appear regularly on the screen, and some operations, such as scan-to-mail, take a long time.
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