HP Envy 4500 All-in-One Wireless Printer, Instant Ink Compatible

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you'll get high quality prints at a great price, while HP's Instant Ink service is a cost effective way of printing high resolution images without running out of ink.

Product information

Print high quality photos and documents on the go from your internet-connected smartphone, tablet or PC with HP's affordable Envy 4500 wireless printer-scanner-copier. The Envy 4500 is compatible with HP's Instant Ink service, delivering ink to your door when you need it.
For more information on Instant Ink, please click here.

Simple wireless connection
Simple to set up, The Envy 4500 brings frustration-free wireless printing to your home, thanks to HP Auto Wireless Connect. Wireless Connect creates a wireless signal for you to connect your computer, tablet or smartphone directly to, making wireless printing just a few taps away. The Envy 4500 is AirPrint compatible, making it easier than ever to print from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and it also features HP ePrint, allowing you to print from any internet connected device, from anywhere around the world.

Superb results
Envy 4500 produces the results you need at home or at work. Print lab-quality, borderless photos and laser sharp documents, scan high resolution images with hardware for 1200 x 2400 resolution or optically for up to 1200 ppi.

Time saving and cost effective
Conserve resources without slowing down your results. The Envy 4500 features automatic two sided printing to help you save on paper and can be used with high capacity 'XL' cartridges for a higher page yield. It's also Energy Star qualified, so will save you money on your electricity bills too.

This printer is eligible for use with HP's Instant Ink service.
About Instant Ink:
Instant Ink is a subscription service from HP that will deliver new ink to your door as the current cartridge runs out. Instant Ink eligible printers that are connected to the internet send a message to HP when you need new cartridges and they'll be shipped directly to you. Designed to ensure that you're paying for the number of pages you print as opposed to the ink itself, it'll help you get the most out of your printer.

For a monthly fee, you can subscribe to receive ink for up to 50, 100 or 300 pages per month, regardless of whether the prints are high quality colour photos or black and white documents. Unused pages also roll over to the next month up to the maximum number of pages per month in your chosen plan (for example, in the 50 page plan, up to 50 unused pages can roll into the next month, giving you a maximum of 100 pages for that month). You can also cancel your plan at any time, or changing to match your printing needs. For more information on the Instant Ink packages available, please click here.

System Requirements:
PC: 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.
Mac: 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

Automatic Document Feeder Information Set a scanner or copier to automatically feed multiple pages of a document in for processing, one page at a time.
Borderless Printing Information Prints a photo without the white border around it
YES- Up to 216 x 279mm (Letter)
Compatible Inks
HP 301 Black & Tri-colour OR HP 301XL Black & Tri-colour OR HP Instant Ink
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
H390 x W445 x D608 mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
5 cm (2.0") Hi-Res Mono LCD
Double sided printing Information Double sided, or duplex printers can print on both sides of a sheet of paper.
Automatic (standard)
Print, Scan, Copy
Memory Card Slots Information A memory card slot allows you to transfer photos and files directly from a memory card.
Mobile printing services Information Print wirelessly from compatible smartphones, tablets, and other internet connected devices.
HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint
Model name / number
Envy 4500
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Paper format Information The types of paper or other media that this printer can print on
Paper (plain, inkjet, photo), envelopes, transparencies, labels, cards, the HP premium media, iron-on transfers, borderless media
Paper size
A4 (210 x 297 mm); A5 (148 x 210 mm); B5 (176 x 250 mm); DL (110 x 220 mm); C6 (114 x 162 mm); A6 (105 x 148 mm); 76 x 127 to 216 x 356 mm (custom)
Paper tray capacity
Up to 100 sheets
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
USB 2.0
Printing resolution Information The higher the dots per inch (dpi) the greater the definition of the image
Up to 4800 x 1200dpi
Printing speed Information How many pages or how fast a single photo can be produced per minute. Measured as Pages Per Minute (PPM) or Images Per Minute (IPM)
Black: up to 8.8 ppm. Colour: up to 5.2 ppm
Print technology
Scanning resolution Information Can scan a photo or document
Up to 1200 x 2400dpi
Shop by Type
Wi-Fi enabled


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Q & As

HP Envy 4500 All-in-One Wireless Printer, Instant Ink Compatible 4.3 5 79 79
Good but…... When i was doing my research before purchase I was drawn to double sided printing being automatic. I have printed two A4 documents now and neither of them have come out double sided. I am perplexed as to what "double sided automatic" means if the printer doesn't automatically print on both sides of the paper. There is a reference to standard but it is unclear if that is standard size, or if automatic printing is standard. If it isn't standard then I would say it's not automatic. Anyway if you are buying this because you are drawn to the idea of the printer printing double sided as standard or automatically…. I'm not sure that it does. Otherwise it seems ok, so far. Bit disappointed though if printing isn't automatically double sided, it was a reason I chose this one. 23 January 2015
router wireless ok but not bluetooth I have a Toshiba laptop (windows 8.1 & bought in JL in June 2014) and the blue tooth won't work between the 2. I put a cable (not provided so don't ditch the old cable from your old printer# between the 2 and that was fine. I later tried to use my router as an intermediate and it worked straight away. BTW the "WEP" requested is called "password" on my Netgear router #single band) and written clearly at the back/side of the router ; don't look for sthg else , it's not complicated. The quality of printing is fine but you need to select the double sided option and I forgot in my joy of finally getting some wireless working. 22 January 2015
Appalling experience We have had nothing but problems with this printer. Scanning strops half way and freezes, copying does the same. Worst of all it can't cope with being a wireless printer and constantly drops connectivity with our iMac. If I could give it less than one star I would. We have already taken it back once and had it 'repaired' but that seems to have made matters worse. We are so utterly frustrated and infuriated by this printer. 18 December 2014
Really like this printer This is my very first wireless printer so was a bit apprehensive in its selection. It was so easy to set up with both my iPad and laptop. This has turned out to be a great product very compact and quiet in use. The print quality is excellent and auto double sided printing a saving on paper. Will be interested to see how printing ink lasts. I have not signed up to auto ink replacement. Overall delighted so far after approx two months 17 December 2014
Good low volume domestic printer This item was easy to set up and works perfectly with all devices in the house via wireless configuration. 16 December 2014
Easy when you know how! This was my first wireless printer so slightly apprehensive about setting up. Getting the printer connected wirelessly was very easy, following the instructions. However - then spent about 3 hours on a Saturday afternoon trying to get it to print from my ipad2 using airprint and Windows 8.1 laptop. Two phone calls to JL technical support only resulted in directing me to HP technical support which was only open Mondays- Fridays. Over the weekend I did eventually get it to print from ipad after downloading HP ePrint app but no luck with airprint. I gave up with the laptop and connected via USB and it worked fine. I spoke to HP technical support on Monday and both problems resolved so quickly and easily. To print using airprint it was as simple as switching off my router for 5 seconds - after switching back on, prints using airprint!!! The laptops problem was so simple - open up control panel and saw there were 2 icons for the printer, slightly different names. The technician explained that once you use usb connection the laptop remembers that and uses it as default printer. The other icon was the wireless option of the same printer - set it as default printer and problem solved!!!! So now if I want to use printer with usb I just need to remember to change the default printer. Thank goodness for technical support! I spent more time on the phone giving personal details and holding for a short time to speak to a technician than it did to fix my problems. One very happy customer. 10 December 2014
HP Envy 4500 Printer Excellent print quality, relatively easy to set up. JL pleasure to deal with. 09 December 2014
Reliable friend All functions of this machine are easy to use. I particularly relish info. re ink levels and paper turning facility. The ability to print from various sources is a great bonus. Having previously used a much simpler machine I am absolutely delighted with the service provided by this printer and the ease with which I can use it. 09 December 2014
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