An Overview Of The Features Of The HP Color LaserJet 4500 Printer

by erin on October 8, 2010

The HP Color LaserJet 4500 Printer is suitable for general office and home use. With cost-effective solutions Hewlett Packard has thrown in, this machine will appeal to budget-conscious consumers. It’s capable of producing professional-looking colored and black and white documents with its high-quality ink cartridges for HP 4500. It’s also flexible enough for a variety of media types and sizes to work on.

It has a stationary form factor which measures 19.7 inches (W) x 22.4 inches (D) x 15.4 inches (H) and weights 112 pounds. Because of this size and weight, moving it from one area to another can be a problem. Within it is a 133 MHz processor that enables the machine to yield 16 black and white pages a minute and 4 colored pages a minute. It also comes with a fixed and standard 32 MB RAM.

There are a couple of trays which have a combined paper input capacity of 400 sheets. The first one is a multipurpose tray that can handle 150 sheets. The second tray can handle 250 sheets. Media sizes supported include letter, legal, executive A5 and JIS B5. Custom sizes supported include anywhere from 2.9 inches x 5 inches to 8.5 inches x 14 inches. Compatible media types include regular paper, glossy, card stock, transparencies, photo paper, labels and envelopes.

Printer languages included are PostScript 2 and PCL 5C, which is a standard among all HP printers. To catch up with increased productivity demands, an optional duplex unit may be installed to support two-sided printing. An engine resolution of 600 x 600 dots per inch is produced for both colored and black and white tasks and allows for details that are bold and crisp. The texts of black and white documents come out clean and readable.

Color rendering is taken care of by a couple of innovations HP has added. The first one is the Image REt (Image Resolution Enhancement technology) 2400. This enables execution of accurate details and realistic images by blending the 4 colors of the cartridge to generate millions of colors. The second one is the ColorSmart II which analyzes the document sent to the printer and decides how best to render it.

Maximum duty cycle is set at 9000 pages a month. This specification defines the workload a printer can handle monthly. Laser printers are popular for their cost-effective features, especially their ability to yield the lowest cost per page compared to other printer types. Likewise, they’re admired for speedy performance, both in terms of first page out and pages produced every minute.

The toner cartridge houses all 4 colors – cyan, magenta, yellow and black. It uses a unique system that helps minimize mess when replacing them. What’s more, it now boasts of the snap-in design, which was once only used in other monochrome printers by HP. This allows for easy replacement when the toner runs out, so there’s no reason to put productivity to a halt. Also, it’s environmentally friendly as the cartridges are capable of being recycled.

For everyday printing at the office or at home, the HP Color LaserJet 4500 Printer can deliver professional-looking results. It has the basic features needed for printing documents with either colored or black and white HP toner. Installation and operation is also trouble-free.

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