The printer’s physical design is very appealing with 157 x 425 x 306 mm (HWD) and a weight of 11.5 lbs. The Deskjet 2546B printer is an all-in-one printer with the ability to print, copy and scan. It can print in monochrome as well as in color. The printer runs on a drop-on-demand Thermal Inkjet Technology with the PCL3 GUI device language.
HP DeskJet 2546B driver Supported Windows Operating Systems
|Supported OS: Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8.1 32-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit|
|Full Feature Drivers and Software for windows.exe||101.91 MB||Download|
|Basic Driver for Windows XP Vista 7 8 8.1 and 10 32 bit.exe||31.92 MB||Download|
|Basic Driver for Windows Vista 7 8 8.1 and 10 64 bit.exe||33.56 MB||Download|
HP DeskJet 2546B driver Supported Mac Operating Systems
|Supported OS: Mac OS Mojave 10.14.x, macOS High Sierra 10.13.x, macOS Sierra 10.12.x, Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.x, Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.x, Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.x, Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.x, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.x, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.x|
|HP Easy Start for Mac OS X 10.8 to 10.14.zip||9.08 MB||Download|
|Full Feature Drivers and Software for Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.10.dmg||114.92 MB||Download|
HP DeskJet 2546B cartridges
HP61 Black Ink Cartridge (~190 pages), HP 61 Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~165 pages)
This device series has a USB as well as wireless connectivity.
The HP Deskjet 2546B all-in-one printer can print from mobile devices. These include smartphones, iPhones, tablets and Blackberry after wireless connection. Aside from wireless connection, mobile app enables the Apple AirPrint app to send documents to the printer for printing. This feature is essential to print without having to be with one’s PC each time.
The Deskjet 2546B supports some PC devices and operating systems. These include Windows XP (Service Pack III), Windows Vista, Windows 7 and other later versions. The minimum recommended system requirement is an Intel Pentium III for Windows XP. For Windows Vista, it takes a minimum of 800 MHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor. Whereas, for Windows 7 and later versions, the recommended processor speed is 1 GHz.
The following Apple Mac operating systems are also compatible;
1. Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
2. Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
3. OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
4. Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
5. Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
6. OS X 10.11 El Capitan
Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, Firefox 2.0 or later and Google Chrome 3.0 are a few of the browsers supported by this printer software. Others include the Adobe Reader 6.0 and Adobe Flash 10 or higher versions of it.
There are two types of cartridges built for this device. One is the black ink cartridge, and the other is a tri-color cartridge for cyan, magenta and yellow. The cartridge models vary for different regions of the devices’ specific design. For instance, HP 61 black and tricolor is for North America and Asia while HP 301 is for Western Europe. HP 122 black is suitable for Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East while HP 802 black works best for China, India, and Indonesia.
There are two trays connected with this printer. One is the Input tray with a holding capacity of up to 50 sheets of plain paper. The other however is an output tray of up to 30 leaves of plain paper. Aside from plain papers, the printer can take more media sizes including envelopes, legal, letter, index cards, photo sheets. Other uncommon paper sizes are also admissible. For example, Mutsugiri, Ofuku hagaki, and the borderless B5.
The resolution at which this printer produces monochrome pages is 600 x 600 dpi at its best mode. Whereas, the maximum dpi mode resolution is 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi. The print speed though varies for different document complexities, is 20 ppm for black and white and 16 ppm for color. The Deskjet 2546B printer has a monthly duty cycle of 1000 pages.
In a default mode, the printer performs the copy function at the rate of 4.5 cpm for black and 3.0 cpm for color pages. This function also can vary, depending on the exact printer model and the complexity of the input document. The copy resolution of the HP 2546B printer is 600 x 300 dpi for both color and black on white.
The scanning function works at the resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi optical mode. The color depth is 24-bit color and 8-bit grayscale. The maximum scan size produced eventually is 21.6 x 29.7 cm.
The printer depends on an external power supply for functioning. The standard voltage is between 120 to 240 V at 50/60 Hz. However, for China and India, the voltage range is 200 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz. When the printer is fully functional, it uses a maximum power of 10 watts but 0.2 watts when off. While on standby, the power consumption is 1.6 watts and 0.8 watts when asleep.
The printer has no scan button. To use the scan mode, make use of the HP printer software.
Download HP DeskJet 2546B All-in-One Printer driver from HP website