How to Set Up Laser Printer - First Time Printer Setup

This document is for the following printers:

  • How to set up HP LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdw
  • How to set up Brother HL-L2350DW
  • How to set up Canon imageCLASS MF644Cdw
  • How to set up Epson EcoTank ET-M2170
  • How to set up Samsung Xpress M2885FW
  • How to set up Lexmark MC3326adwe
  • How to set up Dell E310DW

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: Carefully unpack the printer and remove all packaging materials.
  2. Placement: Choose a stable, flat surface near a power outlet. Ensure that there's enough space around the printer for ventilation and paper loading.
  3. Power Connection: Plug the power cord into the printer and connect it to a power outlet. Turn on the printer using the power button, typically located on the front or top panel.
  4. Initial Setup: Some printers require initial setup steps like selecting the language, country/region, date, and time. Follow the on-screen prompts or consult the printer's manual for guidance.
  5. Toner Cartridge Installation:
    1. Open the front cover or toner access panel of the printer.
    2. Remove any sealing tapes or packaging from the new toner cartridge.
    3. Insert the cartridge into the designated slot until it clicks into place.
    4. Close the cover securely.
  6. Paper Loading:
    1. Open the paper tray or input tray of the printer.
    2. Adjust the paper guides to match the size of the paper you're using (usually letter or A4).
    3. Place a stack of paper into the tray, making sure it's neatly aligned and not overloaded.
    4. Adjust the paper guides firmly against the edges of the paper stack to prevent misfeeds.
    5. Close the paper tray securely.
  7. Connect to Computer or Network:
    1. For a direct connection, use a USB cable to connect the printer to your computer. Make sure the cable is securely plugged into both the printer and computer.
    2. For network connectivity, connect the printer to your Wi-Fi network using the printer's control panel. Navigate to the network settings, select your network, and enter the password if prompted.
  8. Driver Installation:
    1. If you're using Windows or macOS, the operating system may automatically detect the printer and install the necessary drivers. If not, you can download the drivers from the manufacturer's website.
    2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the drivers. This usually involves running an installer and agreeing to the terms of use.
  9. Test Print: Print a test page to ensure that the printer is functioning correctly. You can do this from the printer's control panel or through the printer properties on your computer. If the test page prints successfully, your printer setup is complete.
  10. Optional Configuration: Depending on your specific needs, you may want to configure additional settings such as print quality, paper type, duplex printing, etc. You can usually do this through the printer's control panel or the printer properties on your computer.