HP ENVY 4501 e-All-in-One Printer Full Review by Matthew Almony

Printer parts

  • Front and top views of the HP ENVY 4500 series

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1Lid
2Lid-backing
3Scanner glass
4Cartridge access door
5Cleanout
6Cartridge access area
7Printer display
8Control panel
9Paper tray
10Paper tray extender (also referred to as the tray extender)
11Paper-width guides
  • Rear view of the HP ENVY 4500 series

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12Power connection
13USB port

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Control panel and status lights

Figure 2-1 Control panel features
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FeatureDescription
1On button: Turns the printer on or off.
2home: Returns to the Home screen, the screen that is displayed when you first turn on the printer.
3Up button: Use this button to navigate menus and select number of copies.
4Wireless status light: Blue light indicates wireless connection.
5Wireless button: Press the button to view wireless status and menu options. Press and hold down the button until light blinks to start Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) push button mode.
6ePrint button: Press the button to display the Web Services Settings menu where you can view printer’s email address and make ePrint settings.
7Back: Returns to the previous screen.
8Selection button: Contextual button that changes depending on what is displayed on the printer display.
9OK: Confirms the current selection.
10Down button: Use this button to navigate menus and select number of copies.
11Help: On the Home screen, shows all Help topics. On another screen, shows information or animation on the display to assist in the current operation.

Figure 2-2 On button light
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Light behaviorSolution
OffThe printer is powered off.
DimmedIndicates the printer is in Sleep mode. The printer automatically enters Sleep mode after 5
minutes of inactivity.
Fast blinkingError has occurred. Refer to the messages on the printer display.
PulsingIndicates that the printer is initializing or is being shut down.
OnThe printer is printing, scanning, copying, or is on and ready to print.

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Figure 2-3 Wireless status light

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Light behaviorSolution
OffWireless is off. Press the Wireless button to access wireless menu on the printer display.
Use the wireless menu to enable wireless printing.
Slow blinkingWireless is connecting or is on but not connected to a network. If the connection cannot be
established, make sure the printer is within the range of wireless signal.
Fast blinkingWireless error has occurred. Refer to the messages on the printer display.
OnWireless connection has been established and you can print.

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Wireless settings

Press the Wireless button to view wireless status and menu options.

  • If the printer has an active connection to a wireless network, the wireless light will be on solid blue. In the mean time, the printer display will show Connected and the printer’s IP address.
  • If wireless is turned off the wireless light will be off, the display screen shows Wireless Off.
  • If wireless is enabled (wireless radio on) and you do not have a wireless connection, the wireless light will be blinking. In the mean time, the display screen shows that it is either in the process of Connecting or Not Connected.

You can use the printer display to retrieve information about your wireless network, establish a wireless connection, and more.
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Auto-Off

Auto-Off is automatically enabled by default when you turn on the printer. When Auto-Off is enabled, the printer will automatically turn off after 2 hours of inactivity to help reduce energy use. Auto-Off turns the printer off completely, so you must use the On button to turn the printer back on. For printer models with wireless or Ethernet network capability, Auto-Off is automatically disabled when the printer establishes a wireless or Ethernet network connection. Even when Auto-Off is disabled, the printer enters Sleep mode after 5 minutes of inactivity to help reduce energy use.

You can change the Auto-Off setting from the control panel.

To change Auto-Off setting

  1. From the Home screen on the printer display, select Preferences.

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  1. From the Preferences menu, select Auto-Off.
  1. From the Auto-Off menu, select On or Off, and then press OK to confirm the setting. Once you change the setting, the printer maintains the setting.

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Print

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HP ePrint

HP ePrint is a free service from HP that allows you to print to your HP ePrint-enabled printer anytime, from any location. It’s as simple as sending an email to the email address assigned to your printer when you enable Web Services on the printer. No special drivers or software are needed. If you can send an email, you can print from anywhere, using HP ePrint.

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Once you have signed up for an account on HP Connected (www.hpconnected.com), you can sign in to view your ePrint job status, manage your HP ePrint printer queue, control who can use your printer’s HP ePrint email address to print, and get help for HP ePrint.

HP ePrint allows you to print to your HP ePrint-enabled printer anytime, from any location.

To use HP ePrint, make sure to have the following:

  • An Internet- and email-capable computer or mobile device
  • An HP ePrint-capable printer on which Web Services has been enabled

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or whether it will be received. You can check the print status on HP Connected (www.hpconnected.com).

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and text flow may differ from the original document. For documents that need to be printed with a higher quality (such as legal documents), we recommend that you print from the software application on your computer, where you will have more control over what your printout looks like.

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To print using HP ePrint

  1. Enable Web Services.
  1. From the printer control panel, press the ePrint button.
  1. Accept the Terms of Use, and then follow the on-screen instructions to enable Web Services.
  1. Print the ePrint information page, and then follow the instructions on the page to sign up for an HP ePrint account.
  1. On your computer or mobile device, open your email application.

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see the documentation provided with the application.

  1. Create a new email message, and then attach the file that you want to print.
  1. Enter the printer’s email address in the “To” line of the email message, and then select the option to send the email message.

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there is an email address or printer address in the “Bcc” field, the job will not be printed.

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To find the printer’s email address

  1. Press the ePrint button on the control panel. You will see the Web Services Settings menu on the printer display.
  1. Select Display Email Address from the printer display to view the printer’s email address.

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To turn off ePrint

  1. Press the ePrint button on the control panel. You will see the Web Services Settings menu on the printer display.
  1. Select ePrint from the printer display, and then select Off.

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Print documents

Load paper

  1. Make sure the paper tray is open.
  1. Slide the paper-width guides all the open.
  1. Place the paper in the paper tray. The side to be printed on should face down.
  1. Push the paper into the printer until they stop.
  1. Slide the paper-width guides firmly against the edge of the paper.

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To print a document

  1. From your software, click the Print button.
  1. Make sure your printer is selected.
  1. Click the button that opens the Properties dialog box.

Depending on your software application, this button might be called Properties, Options, Printer Setup, Printer Properties, Printer, or Preferences.

  1. Select the appropriate options.
  • On the Layout tab, select Portrait or Landscape orientation.
  • On the Paper/Quality tab, select the appropriate paper type from the Media drop-down list in the Tray Selection area, and then select the appropriate print quality in the Quality Settings area.
  • Click Advanced to select the appropriate paper size from the Paper Size drop-down list.
  1. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
  1. Click Print or OK to begin printing.
To print on both sides of the page
  1. From your software, click the Print button.
  1. Make sure your printer is selected.

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  1. Click the button that opens the Properties dialog box.

Depending on your software application, this button might be called Properties, Options, Printer Setup, Printer Properties, Printer, or Preferences.

  1. Select the appropriate options.
  • On the Layout tab, select Portrait or Landscape orientation.
  • On the Paper/Quality tab, select the appropriate paper type and print quality from the Media drop-down list.
  • Click Advanced to select the appropriate paper size from the Paper Size drop-down list.
  1. On the Layout tab, select Flip on Long Edge or Flip on Short Edge from the Print on Both Sides drop-down list.
  1. Click OK to print.
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few seconds. Then the printer will automatically load the paper back to print on the other side.

You do not need to manually reload the paper or make any operations.

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Print photos

Load photo paper

  1. Make sure the paper tray is open.
  1. Slide the paper-width guides all the open.
  1. Remove all paper from the paper tray, and then load the photo paper with side to be printed on facing down.
  1. Push the photo papers into the printer until they stop.
  1. Slide the paper-width guides firmly against the edge of the photo papers.

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To print a photo on photo paper

  1. On the File menu in your software, click Print.
  1. Make sure your printer is selected.
  1. Click the button that opens the Properties dialog box.

Depending on your software application, this button might be called Properties, Options, Printer Setup, Printer Properties, Printer, or Preferences.

  1. Select the appropriate options.
  • On the Layout tab, select Portrait or Landscape orientation.
  • On the Paper/Quality tab, select the appropriate paper type from the Media drop-down list in the Tray Selection area, and then select the appropriate print quality in the Quality Settings area.
  • Click Advanced to select the appropriate paper size from the Paper Size drop-down list.

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Media drop-down list, and then select Best in the Quality Settings area. Then click the Advanced button and select Yes from the Print in Max DPI drop-down list. If you want to print max DPI in grayscale, select High Quality Grayscale from the Print in Grayscale drop-down list.

  1. Click OK to return to the Properties dialog box.
  1. Click OK, and then click Print or OK in the Print dialog box.

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photo paper so it does not start to curl, which could reduce the quality of your printout.

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Print Quick Forms

Use Quick Forms to print calendars, check lists, games, notebook paper, graph paper, music paper, and games.

Print Quick Forms

  1. Select Quick Forms from the Home screen on the printer display.

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  1. Press the Up and Down buttons to select one of the Quick Forms options. Then press OK.
  1. After you have selected the type of form that you want to print, select the number of copies, then press OK.

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Print envelopes

You can load one or more envelopes into the paper tray of the HP ENVY 4500 series. Do not use shiny or embossed envelopes or envelopes that have clasps or windows.

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Load envelopes

  1. Make sure the paper tray is open.
  1. Slide the paper-width guides all the open.
  1. Place the envelopes in the center of the paper tray. The side to be printed on should face down. The flap should be on the left side.
  1. Push the envelopes into the printer until they stop.
  1. Slide the paper-width guides firmly against the edge of the envelopes.

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To print an envelope

  1. On the File menu in your software, click Print.
  1. Make sure your printer is selected.
  1. Click the button that opens the Properties dialog box.

Depending on your software application, this button might be called Properties, Options, Printer Setup, Printer Properties, Printer, or Preferences.

  1. Select the appropriate options.
  • On the Layout tab, select Portrait or Landscape orientation.
  • On the Paper/Quality tab, select the appropriate paper type from the Media drop-down list in the Tray Selection area, and then select the appropriate print quality in the Quality Settings area.
  • Click Advanced to select the appropriate paper size from the Paper Size drop-down list.
  1. Click OK, and then click Print or OK in the Print dialog box.

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Print with HP wireless direct

With HP wireless direct, you can print wirelessly from a computer, smart phone, tablet, or other wireless-capable device—without connecting to an existing wireless network.

When using HP wireless direct, note the following guidelines:

  • Make sure your computer or mobile device has the necessary software:

If you are using a computer, make sure you have installed the printer software provided with the printer.

  • Up to five computers and mobile devices can use the same HP wireless direct connection.
  • HP wireless direct can be used while the printer is also connected to a computer using USB cable or to a network using a wireless connection.
  • HP wireless direct cannot be used to connect a computer, mobile device, or printer to the Internet.
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HP Envy 4501 User Manual 129 Click here to go online for more information.

HP Envy 4501 User Manual 123NOTE: At this time, these websites might not be available in all languages.
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This section contains the following topics:

Print from a wireless-capable mobile device

Make sure you have installed a compatible printing app on your mobile device. For more information, visit www.hp.com/global/us/en/eprint/mobile_printing_apps.html.

  1. Make sure you have turned on HP wireless direct on the printer. For more information, see Connect wirelessly to the printer without a router on page 56.
  1. Turn on the Wi-Fi connection on your mobile device. For more information, see the documentation provided with the mobile device.

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direct.

  1. From the mobile device, connect to a new network. Use the process you normally use to connect to a new wireless network or hotspot. Choose the HP wireless direct name from the list

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of wireless networks shown such as HP-Print-**-Envy 4500 series (where ** are the unique characters to identify your printer).

If HP wireless direct is turned on with security, enter the password when prompted.

  1. Print your document.

Print from a wireless-capable computer

  1. Make sure you have turned on HP wireless direct on the printer. For more information, see Connect wirelessly to the printer without a router on page 56 for more information.
  1. Turn on the computer’s Wi-Fi connection. For more information, see the documentation provided with the computer.

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  1. From the computer, connect to a new network. Use the process you normally use to connect to a new wireless network or hotspot. Choose the HP wireless direct name from the list of wireless networks shown such as HP-Print-**-Envy 4500 series (where ** are the unique characters to identify your printer).

If HP wireless direct is turned on with security, enter the password when prompted.

  1. Proceed to step 5 if the printer has been installed and connected to the computer over a wireless network. If the printer has been installed and connected to your computer with a USB cable, follow the steps below to install the printer software using the HP wireless direct connection.
  1. Depending on your operating system, do one of the following:
  • Windows 8: On the Start screen, right-click an empty area on the screen, click All Apps on the app bar, and then click Printer Setup & Software.
  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP: From the computer desktop, click Start, select All Programs, click HP, click HP ENVY 4500 series, and then click Printer Setup & Software.
  1. Select Connect New Printer.
  1. When the Connection Options software screen appears, select Wireless. Select HP ENVY 4500 series from the list of detected printers.
  1. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  1. Print your document.

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Print using the maximum dpi

Use maximum dots per inch (dpi) mode to print high-quality, sharp images on photo paper.

Printing in maximum dpi takes longer than printing with other settings and requires a large amount of memory.

To print in Maximum dpi mode

  1. On the File menu in your software, click Print.
  1. Make sure your printer is selected.
  1. Click the button that opens the Properties dialog box.

Depending on your software application, this button might be called Properties, Options, Printer Setup, Printer Properties, Printer, or Preferences.

  1. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
  1. On the Paper/Quality tab, select the appropriate paper type from the Media drop-down list in the Tray Selection area, and then select Best in the Quality Settings area.
  1. Click the Advanced button.
  1. In the Printer Features area, select Yes from the Print in Max DPI drop-down list.
  1. Select the appropriate paper size from the Paper Size drop-down list.
  1. Click OK to close the advanced options.
  1. Confirm Orientation on the Layout tab, and then click OK to print.

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Tips for print success

To print successfully, the HP cartridges should be functioning properly with sufficient ink, the paper should be loaded correctly, and the printer should have the appropriate settings. Print settings do not apply to copying or scanning.

Ink tips

  • Use original HP ink cartridges.
  • Install both the black and tri-color cartridges correctly.

For more information, see Replace the cartridges on page 45.

Paper loading tips

  • Load a stack of paper (not just one page). All of the paper in the stack should be the same size and type to avoid a paper jam.
  • Load paper with side to be printed on facing down.
  • Ensure that paper loaded in the paper tray lays flat and the edges are not bent or torn.
  • Adjust the paper-width guides in the paper tray to fit snugly against all paper. Make sure the paper-width guides do not bend the paper in the paper tray.

For more information, see Load media on page 26.

Printer settings tips

  • On the Paper/Quality tab, select the appropriate paper type from the Media drop-down list in the Tray Selection area, and then select the appropriate print quality in the Quality Settings area.
  • Select the appropriate paper size from the Paper Size drop-down list in the Advanced Options dialog box. Access the Advanced Options dialog box by clicking the Advanced button on the Layout or Paper/Quality tab.
  • To change default print settings, click Print & Scan, and then click Set Preferences in the printer software.

Depending on your operating system, do one of the following to open the printer software:

  • Windows 8: On the Start screen, right-click an empty area on the screen, click All Apps on the app bar, and then click the icon with the printer’s name.
  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP: From the computer desktop, click Start, select All Programs, click HP, click HP ENVY 4500 series, and then click HP ENVY 4500 series.
  • If you want to print a black and white document using black ink only, click the Advanced button. From the Print in Grayscale drop-down menu, select Black Ink Only, then click the OK button.

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