How to Set Up HP 4500, 4600 Inkjet Printer - First Time Printer Setup

This document is for the following printers:

  • HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4535, 4536, 4538, 4675, 4676, and 4678 All-in-One printers
  • HP ENVY 4510 (series), 4511, 4512, 4513, 4516, 4520, 4521, 4522, 4523, 4524, 4525, 4526, 4527, and 4528 All-in-One printers
  • HP OfficeJet 4650, 4652, 4654, 4655, 4656, 4657, and 4658 All-in-One printers

Setting up an HP Deskjet 4500 or 4600 inkjet printer involves several steps. Below is a detailed guide on how to set up these printers:

HP Printer Setup

  1. Unboxing: Take the printer out of the box and check that everything is there.
  2. Remove Packaging: Take off any plastic or tape covering the printer.
  3. Place the Printer: Put the printer in a good spot near a power outlet and your computer.
  4. Power Connection: Plug in the printer and turn it on.
  5. Install Ink Cartridges:
    1. Open the door on the printer where the ink goes.
    2. Take the ink cartridges out of their packaging and put them in the right slots.
    3. Close the door securely.
  6. Load Paper:
    1. Open the tray where the paper goes.
    2. Adjust the guides to fit the paper size.
    3. Put some paper in the tray.
  7. Driver Installation:
    1. Put the CD that came with the printer into your computer and follow the instructions.
    2. If you don't have the CD, download the drivers from the HP website and install them.
  8. Connect to Computer:
    1. Plug one end of the USB cable into the printer and the other end into your computer.
    2. If you want to use wireless printing, set it up using the printer's menu or an app.
  9. Test Print: Print a test page to make sure everything is working.
  10. Additional Features Setup: If your printer can do more than just print, like scanning or copying, follow the instructions to set those up.
  11. Calibration (if necessary): Follow the instructions in the manual to make sure your prints come out looking good.
  12. Software Updates (if necessary): Check for any updates for your printer's software and install them if needed.