Small Business Gadget: HP Envy 5540 All-in-One Printer

Each year on, we declare this week “Small Business Gadget Week,” because a sub-group of products launched at the annual Consumer Electronics Show are as much a “small business” product as a “consumer” one. It’s all about how you use technology, not the technology itself. Get ready for several posts that will tickle your gizmo bone.

Product | The HP Envy 5540 All-in-One Printer 
Availability | Now

The HP Envy 5540 All-in-One Printer ($129 via, $77.98 via Amazon.comis a multifunction printer that features a quick mobile installation process so users can print from a smartphone or tablet with or without a router or local wireless network. Users can scan, copy, and access Web content directly from the color touch screen. While ink cartridges can add $0.10 or more for each copy, HP launched its Instant Ink service in 2013, a subscription plan that allows owners to choose between three plans: The Occasional plan ($2.99 per month, 50 pages), the Moderate plan ($4.99 per month, 100 pages), and Frequent printing plan ($9.99 per month, 300 pages).