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The PIXMA MG5720 is an exceptional Wireless Inkjet All-In-One printer and HP 5540 is an inkjet photo print. It can copy, scan, wireless print, and it has AirPrint, two-sided duplex print function.

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Hewlett Packard (HP) HP Envy 5540

HP Envy 5540 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink ready

  • Main functions of this HP color inkjet photo printer: copy, scan, wireless printing, AirPrint, two-sided duplex printing, touchscreen, Instant Ink ready so you'll never run out of ink.
  • Mobile printing: print from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet with the free HP ePrint app, easily print from your iPhone or iPad with AirPrint, print even without a network using Wireless Direct printing
  • The built-in photo tray lets you print 4x6-inch photos in brilliant color without changing paper.Paper sizes supported: Letter, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in, No. 10 envelopes. One-year limited hardware warranty; 24-hour, 7 days a week Web support
  • Borderless photos are printed right to the edge of the paper. You get beautiful photo prints with no trimming! Scan to email: Save time by sending scanned documents or photos directly from your printer to email recipients Paper sizes supported: Letter
  • Save up to 50% on Ink with HP Instant Ink: ordered by your printer and delivered to your door before you run out (optional subscription required). Use Original HP 62 Ink cartridges to print up to 2x the pages as refilled cartridges

Canon MG5720 Black

Canon MG5720 Wireless All-In-One Printer with Scanner and Copier: Mobile and Tablet Printing with Airprintcompatible, Black

  • The PIXMA MG5720 is an exceptional Wireless Inkjet All-In-One printer offering performance, real convenience, and remarkable quality. The MG5720 allows you to print both beautiful, borderless photos, as well as crisp documents up to 8.5" x 11".
  • ChromaLife100: This system combines enhanced FINE print head technology with select Canon photo papers and select genuine Canon inks for beautiful, borderless photos that will last up to 100 years when stored in an archival-quality photo album.
  • Five Individual Ink Tank System: Get amazing color with five individual ink tanks and replace only the color that runs out.
  • Print Documents and Web Pages Fast: Print documents and web pages with fast speeds of 12.6 images per minute (ipm) for black and 9.0 images per minute (ipm) for color.
  • Borderless Photos Fast: Print a beautiful, borderless 4" x 6" photo in approximately 41 seconds.
  • Scan Resolution: Scans both business documents and photos with maximum optical resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi.
  • Hybrid Ink System: A system that utilizes pigment black ink for crisp text and color dye ink for beautiful photos.
  • Superb Resolution: 4800 x 1200 maximum color dpi produces incredible quality and detail in both your business documents and photos

Side by Side comparison

Alt Model #
HP Envy 5540 : K7C85A#B1H
MG5720 Black : 
Series #
HP Envy 5540 : Inkjet
MG5720 Black : Pixma
HP Envy 5540
MG5720 Black
HP Envy 5540 : Up to 1200 dpi
MG5720 Black : Optical:1200 x 2400 dpi
A scanner's optical resolution is determined by how many pixels it can actually see. In a typical flatbed scanner it uses scanning head with 300 sensors per inch, so it can sample 300 dots per inch (dpi) in one direction.
Mac compatible
HP Envy 5540 : 
MG5720 Black : 
HP Envy 5540 : Inkjet
MG5720 Black : Inkjet
There are several types of printing technologies :
  • Inkjet printer
  • Laser printer

  • Inkjet printers uses liquid ink sprayed through nozzles onto the paper, and laser printers use a toner cartridge (filled with fine powder) and a heated fuser for printing.Each technology has its own importance.

    Inkjet Printer : In the inkjet printing technology, the print head has several tiny nozzles. The copy from an inkjet printer needs a little time to dry. Adequate drying time is especially important if the hard copy contains large sections of solid black or dark color.The advantage of using an inkjet printer is that they give an excellent color output.

    Printer Function
    HP Envy 5540 : Photo, Photo Copy, Print Only, Scan, Web
    MG5720 Black : Photo Copy, Print, Scan
    Monochrome/Colored Printer
    HP Envy 5540 : Coloured Printing
    MG5720 Black : Coloured Printing
    HP Envy 5540 : 
    MG5720 Black : 
    Borderless printing is a printing technique that makes a printer print an image without any margin or other border. Borderless printing is mainly used for printing a photo without any border, printing an image which needs multiple pages of paper like billboard or big photo, or printing a full page template.
    HP Envy 5540 : All In One
    MG5720 Black : All In One
    An ink tank system in printers continuously supplies ink to a comparatively small inkjet print head. It increases the print capacity. Ink in the tank will lasts for a long time and it is refillable. How long the ink will last depends on how heavy the usage of the printer is for the user. The general warranty that companies offer for the Ink Tank system is for a period of one year or in a range of 25000 to 30000 pages.

    A multi-function printer is a type that performs multiple tasks alongwith printing such as scanning, sending fax, photo copy, automatic document feeding etc.

    Best Suited For
    HP Envy 5540 : Home and Small businesses
    MG5720 Black : Home and Small businesses
    Double Sided Printing
    HP Envy 5540 : Auto
    MG5720 Black : Manual
    Print Resolution
    HP Envy 5540 : 1200 x 1200 dpi
    MG5720 Black : 4800 x 1200
    Print Speed (ppm / ipm)
    HP Envy 5540 : 12
    MG5720 Black : 12.6
    Recommended monthly page volume
    HP Envy 5540 : 300 to 400
    MG5720 Black : -
    Recommended Top Margin Printing Area
    HP Envy 5540 : 216 mm
    MG5720 Black : -
    Recommended Bottom Margin Printing Area
    HP Envy 5540 : 297 mm
    MG5720 Black : -
    Reduction / Enlargement
    HP Envy 5540 : 25 to 400 %
    MG5720 Black : -
    Duty cycle (monthly, letter) upto
    HP Envy 5540 : 1000
    MG5720 Black : -
    HP Envy 5540 : -
    MG5720 Black : Color: 3,072 / Pigment Black: 1,024 / Total: 4,096
    A nozzle is a hole smaller than a human hair found on the print head of a print cartridge. Each nozzle produces millions of ink droplets used in creating the images and text generated by your printer.
    Maximum Copies From Standalone
    HP Envy 5540 : 50
    MG5720 Black : -
    Scanner Type
    HP Envy 5540 : Flatbed
    MG5720 Black : -
    HP Envy 5540 : -
    MG5720 Black : Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
    Contact Image Sensors (CIS) are image sensors used in flatbed scanners almost in direct contact with the object to be scanned. CIS are popular due to its less cost and easy maintenance.
    Selectable Resolution
    HP Envy 5540 : 1200 x 1200 dpi
    MG5720 Black : 25 - 19200 dpi
    HP Envy 5540 : -
    MG5720 Black : 48-bit Input

    Bit depth is the scanner's ability to accurately analyze and reproduce the full color spectrum of the scanned information. This increased bit depth processing helps in improving the ability to obtain detail from the darker areas of an image.

    48-bit internal, 24-bit external means that the scanner (48 bits - internal) performs the internal processing to select the best possible colors from the available shades or (palette) of colors and outputs only in 24-bit color (24 bits -external).

    Maximum Scan Size
    HP Envy 5540 : 8.5 x 11.7 in
    MG5720 Black : 8.5 x 11.7
    Maximum ADF Size
    HP Envy 5540 : Does Not Apply
    MG5720 Black : -
    Scanner Bit Depth (Grayscale)
    HP Envy 5540 : -
    MG5720 Black : 24-bit Output
    Scan input modes
    HP Envy 5540 : -
    MG5720 Black : Auto Scan Mode17, Network Scan, Push Scan, Wireless Scanning
    Scanner Bit Depth (Black and White)
    HP Envy 5540 : -
    MG5720 Black : 48-bit internal/24-bit external
    File Format
    HP Envy 5540 : Bitmap (.bmp), GIF, JPG, PDF (.pdf), PNG (.png), TIFF (.tif)
    MG5720 Black : -
    Paper Details
    Paper/Media Type
    HP Envy 5540 : CardStock, Envelope, Label, Photo Inkjet, Photo Paper, Plain Paper, Transparency
    MG5720 Black : Envelope, Glossy Brochure, Glossy Inkjet, Glossy M, Matte Inkjet , Photo Paper, Plain Paper
    Paper Size
    HP Envy 5540 : A4, A5, A6, B5, C6(114x162mm), DL(110x220mm)
    MG5720 Black : 10x15cm(4x6in), 13x18cm(5x7in), 20x25cm(8x10in), Envelopes:#10(4.125x9.5in), Legal(8.5x14in), Letter (8.5 x 11 in)
    Input paper hold capacity (Sheets)
    HP Envy 5540 : 125
    MG5720 Black : -
    Output paper hold capacity (Sheets)
    HP Envy 5540 : 25
    MG5720 Black : 100
    Printer Aplication Software
    HP Envy 5540 : HP Printer Software, HP Update, Shop for Supplies Online, HP Photo Creations
    MG5720 Black : PIXMA MG5720 Printer Driver Scan Utility Master Setup My Printer (Windows Only) Network Tool My Image Garden8 Full HD Movie Print9, CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM18, Special Filters, Image Correction/Enhance, and scanning are accessed through My Image Garden Quick Menu
    HP Envy 5540 : IEEE 802.11b/g/n, USB 2.0
    MG5720 Black : -
    OS Support
    HP Envy 5540 : Windows 10, XP SP3 or higher (32-bit only), Vista, 7,8, 8.1; Mac OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Mavericks
    MG5720 Black : Windows:19 Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista® SP1, Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3 32-bit Mac:20 Mac OS® X v10.7.5 - 10.10
    HP Envy 5540 : 
    MG5720 Black : -
    Weight & Dimensions
    HP Envy 5540 : 6.8 kg
    MG5720 Black : 6.25 kg
    HP Envy 5540 : 453.89 mm
    MG5720 Black : 457 mm
    HP Envy 5540 : 409.95 mm
    MG5720 Black : 370 mm
    HP Envy 5540 : 155.95 mm
    MG5720 Black : 150 mm
    Power Consumption
    HP Envy 5540 : 13.95 W
    MG5720 Black : -
    Power Consumption Standby
    HP Envy 5540 : 3.6 W
    MG5720 Black : -
    Power Consumption Sleep
    HP Envy 5540 : 0.93 W
    MG5720 Black : -
    Power Consumption Power Off
    HP Envy 5540 : 0.2 W
    MG5720 Black : -
    Rated Voltage
    HP Envy 5540 : 100 to 240 AC V
    MG5720 Black : -
    Rated Frequency
    HP Envy 5540 : 50-60 Hz
    MG5720 Black : -
    General Details
    Color of the Product
    HP Envy 5540 : Black
    MG5720 Black : Black
    HP Envy 5540 : Apple Airprint, HP ePrint capability, Morpia, Wireless direct printing
    MG5720 Black : Google Cloud Print, Morpia, Wireless direct printing
    Apple Airprint: Apple Air-Print is a technology that helps printing without any software download, installing drivers and not even any cables to connect. You can just send whatever is on your computer or an iphone screen to a printer.
    Google Cloud Print: Print anything from any device to practically any location. Google Cloud Print is a technology that make your printers available to you and anyone you want through web. Google Cloud Print makes it possible to send any document or image to a printer at one location (e.g printer at home) from a device/ phone/ computer at some other location (e.g. Document in the office PC).
    LCD Screen
    HP Envy 5540 : 2.2 "
    MG5720 Black : 2.5 "
    Automatic paper sensor
    HP Envy 5540 : No
    MG5720 Black : -
    Media weight, supported
    HP Envy 5540 : A4: 60 to 90 g/m², HP 10 x 15 cm photo paper: up to 300 g/m², HP cards: up to 200 g/m², HP envelopes: 75 to 90 g/m²
    MG5720 Black : -
    HP Envy 5540 : 2.2” (5.5 cm) Touchscreen Mono LCD
    MG5720 Black : -
    Operating Temperature
    HP Envy 5540 : 41 to 104ºF
    MG5720 Black : -
    Operating Humidity
    HP Envy 5540 : 20 to 80% RH
    MG5720 Black : -
    HP Envy 5540 : Energy Star, EPEAT
    MG5720 Black : -
    HP Envy 5540 : 128 MB
    MG5720 Black : -
    Ink Type
    HP Envy 5540 : Dye-based (color); pigment-based (black)
    MG5720 Black : PGI-270 Pigment Black XL CLI-271 Cyan XL CLI-271 Magenta XL CLI-271 Yellow XL CLI-271 Black XL PGI-270 Pigment Black CLI-271 Cyan CLI-271 Magenta CLI-271 Yellow CLI-271 Black
    No of Colors In Ink System
    HP Envy 5540 : 2
    MG5720 Black : -
    Photo Copy Details
    Multiple Copy
    HP Envy 5540 : -
    MG5720 Black : 4-on-1 / 2-on-1 Copy, Auto Exposure Copy, Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless Copy, Fade Restoration, Fit-to-Page, Frame Erase Copy, Preset Copy Ratios, Two-sided Copy
    First Copy Out Time (Color)
    HP Envy 5540 : 22 sec
    MG5720 Black : -
    First Copy Out Time (Mono)
    HP Envy 5540 : 19 sec
    MG5720 Black : -
    Copy resolution
    HP Envy 5540 : Up to 600 x 300 dpi
    MG5720 Black : -
    Copy Features
    HP Envy 5540 : -
    MG5720 Black : Auto Fit Copy
    Copy Speed
    HP Envy 5540 : -
    MG5720 Black : Approx. 20 seconds Sec
    Copy Speed Color
    HP Envy 5540 : -
    MG5720 Black : FCOTv
    HP Envy 5540 : TCP IP
    MG5720 Black : -
    In the box
    HP Envy 5540 : CD-ROM, Flyers, Install Guide, Power cord, Software CD
    MG5720 Black : -
    Samsung Special
    HP Envy 5540 : Processor speed 525 MHz
    MG5720 Black : -
    Value Added Functions
    HP Envy 5540 : -
    MG5720 Black : AirPrint10, Auto 2-Sided Printing, Auto Photo Fix II, Borderless Printing15, Document Printing, Easy PhotoPrint+16, Full HD Movie Print9, Special Filters, Google Cloud Print11, My Image Garden8, Mopria Device Printing12, Photo Printing, Canon PRINT app2, PIXMA Cloud Link14, Red-Eye Correction, Image Cropping, Quiet Mode, Wireless PictBridge13, Wireless Printing
    Memory (Standard)
    HP Envy 5540 : 128 MB
    MG5720 Black : -
    Interface (Standard)
    HP Envy 5540 : -
    MG5720 Black : Hi-Speed USB, PictBridge (Wireless LAN), Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)