HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CM4540 MFP
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HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CM4540 MFP

   Part: CC419A


  • Set your sights on productivity with this high-performance MFP. Print high-impact color documents quickly and easily with an MFP that packs robust paper handling, market-leading management and security features into a desktop footprint. Copy, Scan, and Digital Send functions support multiple workflows, and the 8.07-inch HP Easy Select touchscreen control panel makes this MFP easy to use. Plus, easily integrate HP and third-party solutions developed on the HP Open Extensibility Platform.
  • Floor-standing power in a compact, desktop MFP! Print, copy, scan and more on this intuitive color MFP.[7] Bold color, robust paper handling, market-leading management, security and world-class extensibility set this desktop multi-tasker apart.
  • Base MFP

Ideal for

  • Reliable color printing, scanning and copying with user-friendly controls, advanced security and optional solutions—all in a desktop design.


Brilliant results made simple.

  • Process jobs at the MFP with the award-winning HP Easy Select control panel. Print from the walk-up USB port.
  • Achieve sharp contrast and bright color with high-gloss toner. HP ImageREt delivers crisp, consistent detail.
  • Pre-installed Original HP LaserJet print cartridges and optional high-capacity black cartridges save time.[9]
  • Get the paper capacity you need—600 sheets—in a space-saving size or upgrade to 1100 or 2100 sheets.[4]

Market-leading manageability and extensibility.

  • Proactively manage printing fleets and control color usage and costs with HP management tools.
  • Simple setup wizards for save-to-folder and scan-to-email functions make digital workflows a breeze.
  • Extend your MFP capabilities with a rich portfolio of solutions that are easy to integrate.

Protect your data with advanced security features.

  • Protect sensitive data stored on your HP MFP with the standard encrypted HP High-Performance Secure Hard Disk.
  • Attach security solutions to the control panel's hardware integration pocket for a seamless appearance.
  • Process jobs securely without compromising efficiency and speed via user authentication, IPsec and IPv6.
  • Create, print, scan and share sensitive business information securely via encrypted e-mail and PDFs.

Reduce your environmental impact.

  • Reduce energy use with Instant-on Technology and Instant-on Copy.[2]
  • Save paper and conserve resources—use digital workflows, two-sided printing, PIN print and image preview.[9]
  • Get free and easy recycling—print cartridges returned through HP Planet Partners are recycled responsibly.[3]
  • Reduce shipping materials and packaging waste with optional high-capacity black print cartridges.[8]

[1]Requires BlackBerry Enterprise Server deployment, Internet- and e-mail-capable BlackBerry smartphone OS 4.5 or newer with separately purchased wireless Internet service, HP ePrint app, HP ePrint server. Solution works with PCL 5/6, PCL 3, PCL 3 GUI printers (HP and non-HP).

[2]Compared with products that use traditional fusing and cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) copying.

[3]Program availability varies. HP print cartridge return and recycling is currently available in more than 50 countries and territories around the world through the HP Planet Partners program. For more information, or to request return envelopes and bulk collection boxes, visit http://www.hp.com/recycle.

[4]The 1 x 500-sheet Feeder, 1 x 500-sheet Paper Feeder and cabinet and 3 x 500-sheet Paper Feeder and stand may be purchased separately for the CM4540 model.

[5]HP ClearView Packaging is available on the f and fskm models only.

[6]The 900-sheet, 3-bin stapling mailbox may be purchased separately for the CM4540 and CM4540f models.

[7]Fax capability may be purchased separately for the CM4540 model.

[8]HP Color LaserJet CE264X Black print cartridge not included; please purchase separately.

[9]Image preview may require a firmware upgrade.

[10]Solutions may not be available at product introduction.

[11]Requires an Internet connection to the printer. Feature works with any Internet- and e-mail-capable device. Print times may vary. For a list of supported documents and image types, see http://www.hp.com/go/eprintcenter. Some HP LaserJet products will require a firmware upgrade.

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Printer specifications

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Product Differentiator

  • Base MFP


  • Print, copy, scan, digital send, scan to walk-up USB (optional fax, advanced paper handling)

Print speed, black (normal)

  • Up to 42 ppm

Print speed, color (normal)

  • Up to 42 ppm

Print speed

  • Measured using ISO/IEC 24734, excludes first set of test documents. For more information see http://www.hp.com/go/printerclaims. Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity.

Printer page yield

  • For information on cartridge page and photo yields, see http://www.hp.com/go/pageyield

First page out (ready) black

  • As fast as 11.5 sec

First page out (ready) color

  • As fast as 11.5 sec

Resolution (black)

  • Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Resolution (color)

  • Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Resolution technology

  • HP ImageREt 3600

Monthly duty cycle

  • Up to 175,000 pages

  • Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output. This value provides a comparison of product robustness in relation to other HP LaserJet or HP Color LaserJet devices, and enables appropriate deployment of printers and MFPs to satisfy the demands of connected individuals or groups.

Recommended monthly page volume

  • 5000 to 9000

  • HP recommends that the number of printed pages per month be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including supplies replacement intervals and device life over an extended warranty period.

Print Technology

  • Laser


  • 8.07" (20.5 cm) diagonal Color Graphic Display (CGD), 800 x 300 pixels, with touchscreen

Processor speed

  • 800 MHz

Number of print cartridges

  • 4 (1 each black, cyan, magenta, yellow)

Replacement cartridges

  • HP Color LaserJet Black Print Cartridge (standard capacity) (~8500 pages) CE260A; HP Color LaserJet Black Print Cartridge (high capacity) (~17,000 pages) CE264X; HP Color LaserJet Cyan Print Cartridge (~12,500 pages) CF031A; HP Color LaserJet Yellow Cartridge (~12,500 pages) CF032A; HP Color LaserJet Magenta Cartridge (~12,500 pages) CF033A

Print languages

  • HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5 (HP PCL 5 driver available from the Web only), HP postscript level 3 emulation, native PDF printing (v 1.4)

Automatic paper sensor

  • Yes

Paper trays, standard

  • 2

Paper trays, maximum

  • 5


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Mobile printing capability

  • HP ePrint, Mopria-certified

  • May require a firmware upgrade to be HP ePrint compatible, download at http://www.hp.com/go/support

HP ePrint capability

  • Yes

Connectivity, standard

  • 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Host; 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device; 1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000T; 1 EIO; 1 Foreign Interface Harness; 1 Hardware Integration Pocket; 3 USB Host (internal)

Connectivity, optional

  • Compatible HP Jetdirect Print Servers: HP Jetdirect 690n IPv6/IPsec 802.11g Wireless Print Server J8007G, HP Jetdirect ew2500 802.11b/g Wireless Print Server J8021A, HP Jetdirect 635n IPv6/IPsec Print Server J7961G. For more information on HP networking solutions visit http://www.hp.com/go/jetdirect

Network ready

  • Standard (built-in Gigabit Ethernet)


  • 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Host; 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Device; 1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000T network; 1 EIO; 1 Foreign Interface; 1 Hardware Integration Pocket; 3 USB Host (internal)


  • Management security: SNMPv3, SSL/TLS, WPA2-Enterprise, 802.1X authentication (EAP- PEAP, EAP-TLS), IPP over TLS, IPsec/Firewall with Certificate, Pre-Shared Key Authentication, and Kerberos Authentication; Support for WJA-10 IPsec Configuration using IPsec Plug-in; Compatible with HP Imaging & Printing Security Center

Minimum system requirements

  • Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2 or higher, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008; operating system compatible hardware system requirements, see microsoft.com system requirements; 200 MB available hard disk space

  • Mac OS X v 10.4 or higher; operating system compatible hardware system requirements, see: http://www.apple.com; 150 MB free hard disk space

Compatible operating systems

  • Windows 8, Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit or 64-bit (SP2 or higher), Windows Server 2008 32-bit and 64-bit, and 2008 R2 Edition, Windows Server 2003 32-bit and 64-bit, Citrix and Windows Terminal Services (see whitepapers at hp.com/go/upd, Documentation tab); Novell (see novell.com/iprint); Mac OS X v 10.4 or higher; Linux (hplip.net); UNIX, SAP device types

Memory specs

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Memory, standard

  • 1280 MB

Memory, maximum

  • 1280 MB

Printer management

  • HP Web Jetadmin (Web only); Status Notification Pop-up (SNP) for domains less than 100 users

Supported network protocols

  • IPv4/IPv6: Apple Bonjour Compatible (Mac OS 10.2.4 or higher), SNMPv1/v2c/v3, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, TFTP, Port 9100, LPD, WS Discovery, IPP, Secure-IPP, IPsec/Firewall; IPv6: DHCPv6, MLDv1, ICMPv6; IPv4: Auto-IP, SLP, Telnet, IGMPv2, BOOTP/DHCP, WINS, IP Direct Mode, WS Print; Other: NetWare NDS, Bindery, NDPS, iPrint

Hard disk

  • Standard, HP high-performance embedded secure hard disk

Paper handling

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Paper handling input, standard

  • 100-sheet multipurpose tray, 500-sheet input tray, 50-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF), automatic two-sided printing

Paper handling output, standard

  • 500-sheet output bin

Duplex printing

  • Automatic (standard)

Envelope input capacity

  • Up to 10 envelopes

Finished output handling

  • Sheetfed

Media sizes supported

  • Tray 1: Letter, legal, 8.5 x 13 in, statement, executive, envelopes [No. 9, No. 10, Monarch (7 3/4)], 4 x 6 in; Tray 2, 3, 4, 5: Letter, legal, 8.5 x 13 in, executive

Media sizes supported

  • Tray 1: A4, A5, A6, B5 (JIS), B6 (JIS), envelopes (C5, B5, C6, DL ISO), 16K, Postcard, Dpostcard; Tray 2: A4, A5, B5 (JIS), 16K

Media sizes, custom

  • Tray 1: 3.0 x 5.83 to 8.5 x 14 in; Tray 2: 5.8 x 8.3 to 8.5 x 14 in

Media types

  • Paper (plain, light, bond, recycled, mid-weight, heavy, mid-weight glossy, heavy glossy, extra heavy, extra heavy glossy, cardstock, card glossy), color transparency, labels, letterhead, envelope, preprinted, prepunched, colored, rough, opaque film, user-defined

Supported media weight

  • Tray 1: 16 to 58 lb bond (plain), 28 to 58 lb bond (glossy), 16 to 24 lb (envelopes); Trays 2, 3, 4, 5: 16 to 32 lb bond (plain), 28 to 58 lb bond (glossy)

Media weights by paper path

  • Tray 1: 60 to 216 g/m² (plain), 105 to 220 g/m² (glossy); Trays 2, 3, 4, 5: 60 to 120 g/m² (plain), 105 to 220 g/m² (glossy)

Scanner specifications

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Scanner type

  • Flatbed, ADF

Scan file format


Scan resolution, hardware

  • Up to 600 x 600 dpi

Scan resolution, optical

  • Up to 600 dpi

Scan size (flatbed), maximum

  • 8.5 x 14 in

Scan size (ADF), maximum

  • 8.5 x 14 in

Scan speed black (normal)

  • Up to 42 ppm

Duplex ADF scanning

  • Yes

ADF Capacity

  • Standard, 50 sheets

Digital sending features

  • Scan to E-mail; Save-to-Network Folder; Save-to-USB drive; Send to FTP; Send to LAN Fax; Send to Internet Fax

Digital send file Formats

  • Digital Send: PDF; JPEG; TIFF; MTIFF; XPS; PDF/A; Scan to walk-up USB: PDF; JPEG; TIFF; MTIFF; XPS; PDF/A; Print from walk-up USB: PDF; PS; Print Ready files (.prn, .pcl, .cht)

Copier specifications

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Copy speed black (normal)

  • Up to 42 cpm

Copy speed color (normal)

  • Up to 42 cpm

Copy resolution (black text)

  • Up to 600 x 600 dpi (flatbed), up to 600 x 300 dpi (ADF)

Copy resolution (colour text and graphics)

  • Up to 600 x 600 dpi (flatbed), up to 600 x 300 dpi (ADF)

Copy reduce / enlarge settings

  • 25 to 400%

Copies, maximum

  • Up to 9999 copies


  • Optional

Power & operating requirements

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  • 110-volt input voltage: 110 to 127 VAC (+/- 10%), 60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz), 12 A; (Option #AZZ) 220-volt input voltage: 220 to 240 VAC (+/- 10%), 50 Hz (+/- 2 Hz), 6 A (Not dual voltage, power supply varies by part number with # Option code identifier)

Power consumption

  • 780 watts (printing), 850 watts (copying), 91 watts (ready), 21.5 watts (sleep), 0.3 watts (off)

  • Values subject to change. Power numbers are the highest values measured using all standard voltages.

Energy efficiency

  • ENERGY STAR® qualified; EPEAT® Bronze

Operating temperature range

  • 50 to 86º F

Operating humidity range

  • 30 to 70% RH

Dimensions & weight

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Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 35.6 x 24.5 x 22.6 in

Maximum dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 43.8 x 33.8 x 36.1 in


  • 120.5 lb

Package weight

  • 136.4 lb

What's included

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What's in the box

  • HP Color LaserJet CM4540 MFP (100-sheet multipurpose tray; 500-sheet input tray; HP Jetdirect Gigabit Ethernet embedded print server); Power cord; HP Black LaserJet Toner cartridge (8,500 pages), 1 each HP Cyan, Magenta, Yellow Toner cartridges with HP ColorSphere toner (12,500 pages); Hardware and Software Installation Guide; Support flyer; CD with software and documentation

Cable included

  • No, please purchase USB cable separately


  • One-year, next business day, on-site warranty

Software included

  • Windows print driver (HP PCL 6 discrete); SNP alerts; Mac print driver; Installation software on CD-ROM for Windows and Mac

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Warranty information

This product is covered by the standard HP warranty

Support information

Support for this product is provided by HP Customer Care

Returns & exchange information

The HP Home & Home Office Store will accept returns or exchanges for this product up to 21 days after delivery

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