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HP Envy 4500

Hp Envy 4500 Installation

HP Envy 4500:

HP Envy 4500 is highly capable of multifunction photo printer for home that’s low in price. Often printing colour documents and photos could end up in spending more on expensive paper and ink. Looking for a value-priced of all-in-one photo printer, copier and scanner easy to criticize for its features. Low price doesn’t exempt from things like performance, customers benefit from this type of printers. If need of a printer in houses, rarely goes for a ream of paper, prints colour once in a while and not too concerned about the quality then this printer is perfect choice. But run of paper and expect quality colour print and photos, then this printer costs much then at that situation switch onto other costlier printers for better yielding and good quality on a variety of paper.

FEATURES AND DESIGN:

HP segregates its printer line up according to user type. Envy printers are that designed and priced for a user wants a great looking device that is of low cost. With the front paper tray panel raised Envy 4500 is an innocuous black box. Measuring about 17.5 X 13.2 inches (width and depth) and 4.7 inches high takes some desk space. At its weight is of 12.3 pounds, which is not back-breaking.

Envy 4500 has a complete set of controls surrounding a 2-inch monochrome display, which includes buttons for navigation, wireless status check, HP web services and a help button. Performance is good for at this price point. The front down panel is where that pull-out paper is accessed which has a maximum capacity of 100 sheets; this is a fluctuation out support of paper output. The capacity of 30 pages is less than the amount of paper the input drawer can hold and in our testing, the printed sheets tends to falsify on this support after printing about 10 pages.

There’s no automatic document feeder, Envy 4500 offers duplex printing which is an additional feature to have a Multi Function Printer (MFP). Saves paper and produces a more professional looking report of school paper. Envy 4500 uses two ink cartridges, a black cartridge and a tri-colour ink cartridge that contains magenta, cyan and yellow. A tri-colour ink cartridge provides much lower ink, if one colour runs out also all the three colours must be changed which is a waste for other two inks.

Cartridges come in two capacities standard and high yield. Standard cartridges are rated at 180 pages for monochrome and 150 pages for colour. XL cartridges are rated at 455 monochrome pages and 310 colour pages. We had to replace colour cartridge after printing few pages for our print quality test. Printing a lot of 8 X 10 photos, printer engulf down the ink faster. Good news is that cartridges aren’t too expensive. If on printing photos cost per page is considerably true to any printer when outputting colour photos.

Interesting feature of Envy 4500 is the “Instant Ink Plan”. Signing up for this plan which includes a monthly fee with set number of pages and if ink runs out printer notifies hp through internet and sends out for a new cartridge. Lot of printing consist of photos, gulps down a lot of ink, instant ink could be a good value.

INGREDIENTS IN BOX:

Envy 4500 comes with setup poster, user guide, power cord and CD containing print drivers for windows and Mac, a scanner driver and HP’s photo creations software for creating things like cards, photo cubes, calendars, etc.

SETUP AND PERFORMANCE:

Envy 4500 is easy, installation wizard on the CD is that the process to check internet for updated drivers. Does not have an Ethernet port, network connection is through Wi-Fi. USB port is for direct connection.

Envy 4500 is constant badgering. Capable of photographic quality and also performance is good for its price point. HP rate print speed as up to 8.8 pages per minute (ppm) in black and 5.2 pages per minute (ppm) in colour. Achieved about 8 ppm using word based test document with mostly black text and a small colour logo.  Envy’s print driver is sparse which offers limited defaults and paper choices. Its features are photo printing with or without borders, fast economical, factory defaults, user specified, print quality and duplex printing.

A variety of papers are tested for printing. They are HP office paper, hammer mill premium inkjet and laser, HP bright white, HP premium presentation paper and HP premium plus photo paper high gloss. Image quality is abysmal in premium presentation paper and photo paper with dull washed-out colours and slight colour shift, also possible on Bright White paper HP. For HP premium presentation paper and photo paper with great saturation, accurate colour and excellent features.  HP premium paper is the best choice.

PROS

  1. Good speed performance
  2. Wireless connectivity in addition to USB
  3. Duplexer is standard

CONS

  1. Small capacity paper tray
  2. Does not use individual colour cartridges
  3. Photo-quality printing can be expensive

BOTTOM LINE

If on a tight budget and need easy wireless connection from smart phone or tablet, HP Envy 4500 stands up well against the obvious competition and benefits from its LCD display and neat unobtrusive design.

123 HP ENVY 4500 Printer Setup

WI-FI PROTECTED SETUP:

To connect HP envy 4500 series to a wireless network using Wi-Fi protected setup 123 hp envy 4500, need the following equipments:

  • Wireless network that includes WPS-enabled wireless router or access point. Supports only connections with 2.4GHz.
  • Desktop computer or laptop with either wireless networking support or network interface card (NIC). Computer must be connected to wireless network that tends to install the printer.
PUSH BUTTON METHOD:
  1. Press and grip wireless button on printer till the wireless starts blinking for 3s to start WPS push button mode.
  2. Press Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS) button on router.
PIN METHOD:
  1. Press wireless button on printer control panel to display wireless menu. Printer is printing in an error state or performing a critical task, waits till the task has being completed or error is cleared before pressing the wireless button.
  2. Select settings from printer display.
  3. Select Wi-Fi protected setup 123 hp setup 4500 at printer display.
  4. Having Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) router with WPS push button, select push button and follow on-screen instructions. If router with or without push button, select PIN and then follow on-screen instructions.
TRADITIONAL WIRELESS CONNECTION (REQUIRES ROUTER):

HP Envy 4500 is connected with an integrated wireless network, requirements are:

  • Wireless network includes a wireless router or access point.
  • Desktop computer or laptop with either wireless networking support or network interface card (NIC). Computer is connected to wireless network that tends to install HP Envy 4500 printer on.
  • Network name (SSID)
  • WEP key or WPA passphrase.
TO CONNECT THE PRINTER:
  1. Press wireless button from printer control panel and then select settings.
  2. Scroll to select Wireless Setup Wizard 123 hp envy 4500, and then press ok.
  3. Follow on-screen instructions to set up wireless connection.
  4. Insert printer software CD in the computer CD-ROM drive.
  5. Follow on-screen instructions to install printer software.
CONNECT A NEW PRINTER:

If printer is not connected to computer or else connect another new printer model to the same computer, then use connect a new printer function to set up the connection.

  1. Depending upon the operating system the connection varies.
  • WINDOWS 8: On start screen, right click the empty area on the screen. Click all apps on the apps bar.
  • WINDOWS 7, WINDOWS VISTA AND WINDOWS XP: From computer desktop, click start, select all programs then click HP and then click printer model.
  1. Select printer setup and software.
  2. Select connect a new printer and follow the on-screen instructions.
CHANGE NETWORK SETTINGS:
  1. Press wireless button from printer control panel and then select settings.
  2. Scroll to select advanced settings
  3. Select the item to be changed from advanced settings menu.
  4. Follow on-screen instructions
USB CONNECTION (NON NETWORK CONNECTION):

HP Envy 4500 supports rear USB 2.0 high speed port for connection to a computer.

CONNECT PRINTER WITH USB CABLE:
  1. Insert printer software CD in the computer CD-ROM drive
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions, connect printer to the computer by selecting USB on Connection Options Screen.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

If printer software has been installed, printer will operate as a plug and play printer. Software has not been installed, insert CD and then follow the on-screen instructions.

CHANGE USB CONNECTION TO WIRELESS NETWORK:

123.hp.com/setup 4500 of the printer and install the software with USB cable connecting printer to computer, then USB can be easily changed to wireless network connection. Wireless router is needed with a wireless router or access point.

Before changing from USB connection to wireless network, confirm that:

  • Printer is connected to computer with USB cable till the disconnection of the cable.
  • Computer is connected to wireless network till the initiation is finished and it is turned on.

UNBOX SETUP FOR 123 HP DESKJET 3630

  1. First cleft the tape or pry the box open. Fold back the flaps so the items can be abolished easily for printer.
  2. Take the extra items from the crate – cartridges and power cable.
  3. Drag out the piece of card board and set aside for recycling.
  4. Then abolish printer from the box and keep the box for recycling.
  5. Abolish Styrofoam from the sides of the printer.
  6. Printer has additional items like couple of papers (getting started guide), CD (installation CD for Windows and Mac), Multilanguage user guide with basic setup and troubleshooting.
  7. The best way is to lift the printer up and slide it out of the pack.
  8. Abolish any tape, plastic or packing materials that are on or inside the printer.
  9. Take the tape off back, peel the tape back. Comes off fairly easily and does not leave any residue on the printer.
  10. Turn to front and remove large piece of tape covering the printer with underneath all the way which probably has to lift the printer to get off and abolish blue tapes from every part of printer.
  11. After abolishing, go to the scanner lid, lift cover off the lid and then abut the scanner lid.
  12. Peel off the piece of film covering the front of printer.
  13. Access interior tray and then slide out and remove piece of tape on interior tray.
  14. After the tape is removed, push out the width adjustment guides. Slide the interior tray till it clicks in place.
  15. Abolish protective film from control panel.
  16. Abolish packing materials from interior of the printer, cardboard, strips of tape at the back of the printer.
  17. Then abolish orange piece of plastic, start by lifting tape on side of the printer.
  18. Printer is now unpacked and ready for hardware. Start up by hooking up the power.
  19. Take the power cord and remove twist-tie, then untangle the cord connect one end at the back of the printer where the cord plugged firmly in its place and other end plug the power cord into the power source in the wall outlet.
  20. After plug-in, on the left side of the printer there is a power button. Press that button to get power on.
  21. Printer makes some noise for power on and then initializes select language then country.
  22. Next step is the installation of cartridges lift the top cover. The carriage will move in the access area install them in the printer.
  23. Tri-colour cartridge is taken and using orange pull tab remove the tape covering the electrical contacts and ink nozzles.
  24. Load the cartridges in the printer; Notice that the colour on locking of the lever matches the top of cartridge. Lift to open the lock lever, slide the tri-colour cartridge downward in the slot. Make sure the back edge of cartridge is under lock lever.
  25. Abolish the lock lever until it snaps in the place. Repeat the same process for black cartridge.
  26. Abolish the top cover of the printer, printer recognizes the installation.
  27. Then initializes and claims to load paper. Pull the interior tray and tap a stack of paper on a hard surface.
  28. Align the paper and load in the printer. Then push the width guide inwards and then slides in the tray for alignment. Printer prints the alignment page which shows the printer where on the paper to drop the drops of ink.
  29. Print comes out with best quality; Process takes for a few minutes. After alignment page prints, scan the alignment page.
  30. Keep the alignment page in scanner lid, scanning page must face towards the machine with the corner edge in the far corner and abut scanner lid. Printer will scan the alignment page.
  31. Once alignment has finished scanning, alignment successful message appears on the control panel.
  32. As hardware installation is over now skip onto software installation and then start printing.
CHANGE USB CONNECTION TO WIRELESS NETWORK:
  1. Depending upon the operating system the connection varies.
  • WINDOWS 8: On start screen, right click the empty area on the screen. Click all apps on the apps bar.
  • WINDOWS 7, WINDOWS VISTA AND WINDOWS XP: From computer desktop, click start, select all programs then click HP and then click printer model.
  1. Select printer setup and software.
  2. Select Convert a USB connected printer to wireless. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
PRINT ANYWERE FROM ANY DEVICES:

If a device can access internet to email, use Email print. It is Easy and convenient to email PDF Document, All Microsoft documents like word, Excel, PowerPoint, access etc. And any image format files to print from anywhere in this world. Want to change automatically assigned email. Just customize printer’s email address, easy to share with any printer. We can also include one or more email address to the printer, emails the client with the document and simultaneously send to print at office. Or else if you would like to print any photo after that event, just send an email to any number of printers.

Turn on the “Approved Sender’s list” to limit the printer need, by adding email account It will be allowed to use printer. Even an entire email domain can be added and this will approve quickly an entire company’s email list.

How To Setup HP ENVY 4500 Printer

HP Envy 4500 Google Cloud Print SETUP

Printers are Google cloud Print Ready can print on the go from smart phone or computer using Google Cloud Print enabled apps.

WORKING:

Devices print from Tablet, phone, chrome book, PC/MAC/Linux àGoogle Cloud Print à

  1. PC with chrome browser using a wired or Wi-Fi capable printer.
  2. Cloud ready printer
  3. Print server with network printer.

Print to any Google Cloud Print Ready printer on any web-connected device. Now print an article reading on phone so it is ready before going to office. Share access with anyone to choose with a single click, directly from Google account. Makes easy for friends, family and other guests to print something while visiting.

HP DESKJET 3630 Eprint Setup

For e-Printing just email the images or files to print from any device from anywhere, since each printer has their own E-mail address. It will automatically start printing once you turn on the printer, if the senders are in the “Approved senders list”. So this will be more secure to handle and of course you can change printer’s email anytime.

E-PRINT WORKING:
  1. Turn on the printer to receive the mail for printer’s e-Mail.
  2. Send any Document file or any photo to printer’s e-Mail address,
  3. Emails, Microsoft office files, PDF files and photos for print automatically.

HP DESKJET 3630 AIR PRINT SETUP

Print right from iPad, iPhone or ipod touch. There’s no software to download, no drivers to install and no cables to connect. With just a few taps in Mail, Photos, Safari or iBooks, can send whatever onscreen to a printer.

WORKING:
  1. Tap on the action icon
  2. Print to a nearby printer
  3. Pick up the print

HP DESKJET 3630 WIRELESS APP PRINTING:

Can print from many of the apps which we use every day. Print function is only a few taps away. Print function is only a few taps away. Print emails, photos, maps, documents, spreadsheets and presentations to a nearby printer over a Wi-Fi network.

TAP AND PRINT:

Use the Action or the Tools button to find the print function. Then find the printer on the Wi-Fi network and print. Air print takes care of the printing in back ground. Built into IOS so there’s no printer software or cables to connect.

Troubleshooting HP Envy 4500 Printer

  1. IMPROVE PRINT QUALITY:
    1. Make sure to use HP ink cartridges.
    2. Check printer software to select the appropriate paper from the drop-down list and print quality from quality settings drop down list. In printer software, click print and scan to access the print properties.
    3. Check estimated ink levels to determine cartridges are low on ink. If it is low on ink then replace them
    4. Align the cartridges.
  1. Align the cartridges.
ALIGN CARTRIDGES FROM PRINTER SOFTWARE:
  1. Load A4 paper on the input tray.
  2. Depending upon the operating system the connection varies.
  • WINDOWS 8: On start screen, right click the empty area on the screen. Click all apps on the apps bar.
  • WINDOWS 7, WINDOWS VISTA AND WINDOWS XP: From computer desktop, click start, select all programs then click HP and then click printer model.
  1. In printer software, click print and scan and then select maintain the printer to access tool box.
  2. Then printer tool box appears.
  3. Click Align ink cartridges on the Devices Service Tab. Printer prints alignment sheet.
  4. Load the cartridge alignment sheet print side down on the right front corner of scanner glass.
  5. Follow instructions on printer display to align cartridges. Recycle or discard cartridge alignment sheet.
ALIGN CARTRIDGES FROM PRINTER DISPLAY:
  1. From home screen on printer display select tools.
  2. From tools menu on printer select align printer then follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Print diagnostic page if cartridges are not low on ink.
PRINT DIAGNOSTICS PAGE FROM PRINTER SOFTWARE:
  1. Load A4 paper on the input tray.
  2. Depending upon the operating system the connection varies.
  • WINDOWS 8: On start screen, right click the empty area on the screen. Click all apps on the apps bar.
  • WINDOWS 7, WINDOWS VISTA AND WINDOWS XP: From computer desktop, click start, select all programs then click HP and then click printer model.
  1. In printer software, click print and scan and then select maintain the printer to access tool box.
  2. Select print diagnostics information on Device Reports tab to print a diagnostics page. Review blue, magenta, yellow and black boxes on the diagnostic page. Streaks in the colour and black boxes or no ink portion in the box then automatically clean the cartridges.
PRINT DIAGNOSTIC PAGE FROM PRINTER DISPLAY:
  1. From home screen on printer display select tools.
  2. From tools menu on printer select align printer then follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Clean the ink cartridges automatically, if diagnostic page show steaks or missing portions of colour and black boxes.
CLEAN CARTRIDGES FROM PRINTER SOFTWARE:
  1. Load A4 paper on the input tray.
  2. Depending upon the operating system the connection varies.
  • WINDOWS 8: On start screen, right click the empty area on the screen. Click all apps on the apps bar.
  • WINDOWS 7, WINDOWS VISTA AND WINDOWS XP: From computer desktop, click start, select all programs then click HP and then click printer model.
  1. In printer software, click print and scan and then select maintain the printer to access tool box.
  2. Click Clean Ink cartridges on Devices Services Tab, then follow the on-screen instructions.
CLEAN CARTRIDGES FROM PRINTER DISPLAY:
  1. From home screen on printer display select tools.
  2. From tools menu on printer select align printer then follow the on-screen instructions.

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HP Envy 4500 May 25, 2017