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HP Deskjet 2510
  • HP Deskjet 2510
  • HP Deskjet 2510 - Controls
  • HP Deskjet 2510 - Open
  • HP Deskjet 2510 - Cartridges
  • HP Deskjet 2510 - Feature Table
  • HP Deskjet 2510 - Speeds and Costs


Our Score:



  • Good speed for price
  • Simple, straight-through paper path
  • Energy Star certified


  • No wireless connection
  • Tri-colour cartridge can be wasteful
  • No photo-card slots

Key Features

  • Small footprint
  • Easy to use controls
  • Relatively low purchase price
  • Preset reduction and enlargement
  • Fast power up
  • Manufacturer: HP
  • Review Price: £50.00

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Inexpensive all-in-one printers are an area where HP excels and its recent Deskjet releases have been low-cost, high-value printers aimed at the home and student markets. The Deskjet 2510 is one of these, with a simple design and straightforward specification.

Its case is two-tone grey with a light-brown strip under the lid to the flatbed scanner. The same colour, which if you’re well-disposed you’d describe as milk chocolate, is used for the base of the flatbed, when you lift the lid. It’s also the colour of the paper support which swings out from the front lip of the fold-down front cover, to form an output tray.

HP Deskjet 2510

Paper feeds from a fold-up, 60-sheet tray at the back, so the paper path doesn’t involve a 180-degree turn, as it does in many HP machines.

The control panel uses an LCD display with a single digit for number of copies – 1 to 9 – and a proprietary, segmented display of two bars, for black and coloured ink use (though there’s no indication of which is which). All six control buttons are membrane switches with very little tactile feedback, but they do the job.

HP Deskjet 2510 - Controls

The twin print cartridges, one black and the other tri-colour – cyan, magenta, yellow – are loaded from the front, once you’ve folded down an internal cover behind the paper output tray. The cartridges slide in and up to lock into place, which is a bit awkward, but niggly, rather than difficult.

The software includes HP Photo Creations and HP Scan, as well as drivers. It includes Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and supplies monitoring, so it can remind you to reorder cartridges, as ink is used.


August 11, 2013, 6:16 pm

Only good for scanning after a while. It will not copy and print suddenly after 1 or 2 months. It is a worthless piece of crap after a few weeks. The paper jams up all the time and after that it never prints again. It complains something wrong with the cartridges not being able to move. Clear it manually and click OK. This is the second printer in Desktop Series with the same issue the first one was 3050 AND the second time it is 2510 (both Deskjet printers). Very Disappointing.


September 2, 2013, 1:20 pm

Hp as we all know sell these cheap to get your business on ink , I believe they are really in the ink business. I had a HP once and filled the ink with my own ink ,but they have put a chip into cartridge so printer knows it ran dry once so re filling wont work most times .


September 19, 2013, 12:51 am

It's less expensive to by a whole new printer than the wretched ink cartridges that won't allow refills! Mine were bone dry the day of purchase.


October 31, 2013, 3:36 am

Utter rubbish, broke after a few weeks.


November 1, 2013, 1:37 pm

I have had no problems whatsoever with this printer - Ink has lasted longer than expected, original HP replacement ink is available at lower cost than average, the whole thing is very simple to use and it has been rock solid reliable so far (5 months) with all kinds of thickness of paper stock. No idea what the rest of the posters are talking about.


November 19, 2013, 11:13 am

Same with my 2510 series. The paper jams every time I try to print something. This is the second printer like this. I don't remember the model of the first one but this second one is a replacement from HP. After spending hours on the phone with them they finally sent me a new one and now the same issues as the first printer. i had other HPs in the past that were reliable. i bought HP again because of the inexpensive cartridges. But now I'm hesitant to go buy another one. I don't want to spend hours on the phone again either.

Oluwakemi Adetoyese

February 1, 2014, 9:15 pm

Useless printer, I only used it to print less than 10 copies and it was broken always paper jam. Rip off, it makes me have a doubtful mind about HP products. I only bought it last year June, I took it to power city where it was bought I was told to call HP customer service even though is not up to a year. I have used HP products in the past but just because of this product I don't think I will ever go near HP products.

Phoebe Priscilla Mensah

March 1, 2015, 1:50 pm

i need help please, how do i close the brownish output tray on the printer

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