Conclusion: The HP Deskjet 5940 Photo Printer offers good output quality across the board, reasonably good speed for text and graphics, and a few welcome conveniences, like direct printing from cameras.
Pros: Reasonably good performance for text and graphics. Output quality ranges from the high end of good to very good. Prints directly from cameras.
Cons: Photo speed is sluggish. Thin lines in graphics don't always print.
Summary: The HP Deskjet 6540 made waves in our colour inkjets chart for over a year. Those still lamenting its demise will be glad to see that the firm's 5940 model offers a lot of the same, at an even juicier price.