HP 2514 Deskjet All-in-One Printer

HP 2514 Deskjet All in one printer a basic printer that can print both, color and black/white documents, copy and scan. It is, however, not capable of faxing. This under $30 HP AIO printer comes with limited connectivity options. Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity is missing in this model. USB is the only connectivity option available with HP Deskjet 2514. Auto Duplex Printing feature is missing in this printer which means the printer can’t print on both sides of the paper automatically. It is a simple printer that is suitable for home users and students. Unlike HP high end all in one models, HP 2514 Deskjet printer comes with many sacrifices. It comes with limited mobile printing capacity. The printer doesn’t support HP’s eprint and Airprint.

Design and features of HP 2514 Deskjet All-in-One Print, Scan & Copy Inkjet Printer

HP 2514 Deskjet Printer is a well-designed printer which comes with all control options which a basic AIO color printer comes with. Besides power, Scan and cancel buttons, the display panel includes fit to page and fit to page light button to enlarge or reduce the original printing. To control copy function, the display panel offers start black copy, start color copy, number of copies to print and Paper Jam indications. It also indicates status of ink level.

The dimension of the printer is 6.22 x 17.01 x 11.09 inches (H X W X D) and weighs around 8.59 lbs . It is little bulkier but takes very less space. As told earlier, wired connectivity through USB is the only connectivity option with the printer. However, USB cable doesn’t come with the printer and you need to buy it separately. HP Deskjet 2514 All in one printer doesn’t come with media card reader or slot and USB port doesn’t support printing directly from any kind of USB flash drives.

Paper handling

Like Deskjet 1010, the input tray of HP Deskjet 2514 All in one printer hinges up from the top of the printer. The input tray holds up to 60 sheets of plain paper, 5 sheets of envelope and 20 sheets of photo paper. It supports almost all paper sizes and formats which include letter, Legal, Executive, cabinet, A4, A5, B5, DL, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in, No. 10 envelopes, C5, C6 and card envelop etc.  HP 2514 Deskjet printer supports borderless printing and is compatible up to US Legal and A4 (international)

The output tray holds up to 25 sheets of paper, 5 envelopes and 10 photo paper. The capacity of input and output tray is at par with any budget printer.

Printing performance of HP 2514 Deskjet

The printer can print at resolutions between 600x600dpi for Black and White printing and a maximum enhanced resolution of 4,800 x 1,200dpi for color printing.

As per ISO standard, HP Deskjet 2514 printer can print up to 7.5 pages per minute, while printing black and white prints, and 4.5 pages per minute when it comes to color printing.  However, according to manufacturer, this printer can print up to 16 ppm when it comes to color printing and 20 ppm when it comes to B/W printing. The Duty cycle is 1000 pages per month.

HP Deskjet 2514 printer can copy at resolutions between 600 X 300 and speed is 5 copy per min for B/W and 3 copy per min for color.  Auto Feeding option is missing.

The scanner supports scanning up to 1200 X 2400 dpi in optical mode.

System requirement

HP Deskjet 2514 All in one printer is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows vista, Windows XP service pack 3. When it comes to MAC support, the printer is compatible with Mac OS X v10.6, OS X Lion, or OS X Mountain Lion

Printing cost

Printing cost for black and white printing would be around 6 – 8 cents (approx.) per page depending upon type of cartridges used.  For color printing, the cost would be around 10-12 cents (approx.) again depending upon type of cartridges used.

Pros of HP Deskjet 2514 

Affordable printer

Borderless printing available

Cons of HP Deskjet 2514 

No Wi-fi support

No USB cable in the box (need to buy separately)

3 Responses to HP 2514 Deskjet All-in-One Printer

  1. Terence Loyd says:

    How do i scan and print both sides?

  2. Bruce Spinner says:

    This is by far the worst printer I have ever purchased. The colors are not true. Pictures are blurry. Documents are light and dark. The HP help desk told me to run head cleaning program. “brand new out of box”??
    That didn’t help. Taking it back to store and buying a different brand.

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