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HP Envy 4500
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HP Envy 4500

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Print, copy, scan, photo
Print speed, black (ISO, laser comparable)
Up to 8.8 ppm
Print speed, color (ISO, laser comparable)
Up to 5.2 ppm
Print speed, black (draft)
Up to 21 ppm
Print speed, color (draft)
Up to 17 ppm
Print speed
Either after first page or after first set of ISO test pages. For details see hp.com/go/printerclaims
Printer page yield
Approximate yield; actual yield depends on printer and specific use. See hp.com/go/pageyield for more information
First page out (ready) black
As fast as 19 sec
First page out (ready) color
As fast as 24 sec
Resolution (black)
Up to 1200 x 600 rendered dpi (when printing from a computer)
Resolution (color)
Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color (when printing from a computer on selected HP photo papers and 1200 input dpi)
Monthly duty cycle
Up to 1000 pages
Monthly duty cycle
Duty cycle is defined as the maximum number of pages per month of imaged output. This value provides a comparison of product robustness in relation to other HP LaserJet or HP Color LaserJet devices, and enables appropriate deployment of printers and MFPs to satisfy the demands of connected individuals or groups.
Recommended monthly page volume
300 to 400
Recommended monthly page volume
HP recommends that the number of printed pages per month be within the stated range for optimum device performance, based on factors including supplies replacement
Print Technology
HP Thermal Inkjet
5 cm (2.0") Hi-Res Mono LCD
Processor speed
360 MHz
Number of print cartridges
2 (1 black, 1 Tri-color [cyan, magenta, yellow])
Replacement cartridges
HP 61 Black Ink Cartridge (~190 pages); HP 61 Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~165 pages); HP 61XL Black Ink Cartridge (~480 pages); HP 61XL Tri-color Ink Cartridge (~330 pages). [Average based on ISO/IEC 24711 or HP testing methodology and continuous printing. Actual yield varies considerably based on content of printed pages and other factors. For details see hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies]
Compatible ink types
Dye-based (color); pigment-based (black)
Print languages
Automatic paper sensor
Paper trays, standard
Paper trays, maximum
Mobile printing capability
Features wireless direct and local Wi-Fi connectivity to enable mobile printing via HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint™ as well as other solutions. Supports printing from most smartphones and tablets using these operating systems: Android, iOS, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows 8, Windows RT.
Mobile printing capability
Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from the access point. Wireless operations are compatible with 2.4 GHz routers only; excludes wireless direct. Wireless direct may require driver or apps be installed and connected on wireless-enabled mobile device or PC. Wireless functionality may vary by computer and mobile operating systems, see hpconnected.com. HP ePrint requires: account registration, HP ePrint-enabled printer, Internet connection, and a wireless-enabled mobile device or Internet-connected computer with email capability. Separately purchased data plans or usage fees may apply. Print times and connection speeds may vary. Airprint supports OS X® Lion, OS X® Mountain Lion and the following devices running iOS 4.2 or later: iPad®, iPhone® (3GS or later), iPod touch® (3rd generation or later) and requires the printer be connected to the same network as your OS X or iOS device. AirPrint, the AirPrint Logo, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple® Inc. Windows® is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies. BlackBerry® names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
HP ePrint capability
Connectivity, standard
1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0; 1 WiFi 802.11n
Network ready
Standard (built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/n)
1 USB 2.0; 1 WiFi 802.11n
Minimum system requirements
Windows 8, 7: 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer. Windows Vista: 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, 2 GB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer. Windows XP SP3 or higher (32-bit only): any Intel® Pentium® II, Celeron® or 233 MHz compatible processor, 750 MB available hard disk space, CD-ROM/DVD drive or Internet connection, USB port, Internet Explorer 6
Minimum system requirements
Mac OS X v10.6,OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion; Intel® Core™ Processor; 1 GB available hard disk space; CD-ROM/DVD or Internet; USB
Compatible operating systems
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3 or higher (32-bit only); Mac OS X v10.6, Lion, Mountain Lion
Memory, standard
32MB DDR1 Memory
Memory, maximum
32MB DDR1 Memory
Paper handling input, standard
Up to 100 sheets
Paper handling output, standard
30-sheet output tray
Duplex printing
Automatic (standard)
Envelope input capacity
Up to 10 envelopes
Borderless printing
Yes (up to 8.5 x 11 in, 216 x 297 mm)
Finished output handling
Media sizes supported
Letter, legal, 4 x 6 in, 5 x 7 in, 8 x 10 in, No. 10 envelopes
Media sizes supported
A4; A5; B5; DL; C6; A6
Media sizes, custom
3 x 5 to 8.5 x 14 in
Media types
Paper (plain, inkjet, photo), envelopes, transparencies, labels, cards, HP premium media, iron-on transfers, borderless media
Recommended media weight
20 lb
Supported media weight
16 lb to 24 lb
Media weights by paper path
A4: 75 to 90 g/m²; HP envelopes: 75 to 90 g/m²; HP cards: up to 200 g/m²; HP 10 x 15 cm photo paper: up to 250 g/m²
Scanner type
Scan file format
Scan resolution, hardware
Up to 1200 x 2400 dpi
Scan resolution, optical
Up to 2400 x 2400 dpi
Scan size (flatbed), maximum
8.5 x 11.7 in
Digital sending features
Scan to email [via printer control app]; From software: Scan to file; Scan to email
Digital send file Formats
Copy speed black (normal)
Up to 6 cpm
Copy speed color (normal)
Up to 4 cpm
Copy resolution (black text)
600 x 600 dpi
Copy resolution (colour text and graphics)
600 x 1200 dpi
Copy reduce / enlarge settings
25 to 400%
Copies, maximum
Up to 50 copies
100-240 V (+/-10%), 50/60 Hz (+/- 3 Hz)
Power consumption
13.07 watts (Printing), 2.51 watts (Ready), 0.70 watts (Sleep), 0.20 watts (Off)
Power consumption
Power requirements are based on the country/region where the printer is sold. Do not convert operating voltages. This will damage the printer and void the product warranty.
Operating temperature range
41 to 104ºF
Operating humidity range
20 to 80% RH
Maximum dimensions (W x D x H)
17.52 x 23.94 x 15.35 in
12.32 lb
Package weight
14.18 lb
What's in the box
HP ENVY 4500 e-All-in-One; HP 61 Black Ink Cartridge; HP 61 Tri-color Ink Cartridge; Software CD; Setup Poster; Power cord; For ink volume and page yield information, visit hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies
Cable included
No, please purchase USB cable separately
One-year limited hardware warranty; 24-hour, 7 days a week phone support
Software included
HP Photo Creations
Energy efficiency
ENERGY STAR® qualified; EPEAT ® Bronze
Dimensions (W x D x H)
17.52 x 13.17 x 5.04 in
Release Date
First seen
14 October 2008