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HP Color LaserJet 4550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of HP Color LaserJet 4550. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. The print quality and reliability also get good views, whereas the size and price get critical views.

performance, reliability, print quality, usability, design

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP Color LaserJet 4550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : KateG (

4550 HP Printer: A Must Buy or a No Go?


A comprehensive review of the 4550 HP Printer, a machine capable of handling both your detailed and bulk needs.

If you are in search of a printer that can do it all, and do it without running out of ink in the middle of the job then this printer may just fit the bill for you. It has a large capacity, and the ability to not only handle your bulk printing, but to...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

hp c4191a


if you print full all black pages you have a little more than 5% covered of those pages.

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (

lasts almost 6 months


The HP drum kit lasts almost 6 months with a 25,000 page yield. This is the best way to cut costs. Initial price of the laser printer and the toner maybe high but you save on replacements in the long run.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review (

Black toner for my HP LJ 4500


"I was tired of paying close to $100 from HP direct for their toner. I purchased the C4191A compatible toner from The Supplies Guys and it arrived just when I needed it. I can't even tell the difference from the HP toner. Great Deal, thanks."

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

good working printer gives great quality


speed, quality, endurance and looks good

not enough space needs to be compact

Jun, 2004

Consumer review (

HP Color LaserJet 4550 Laser printer


HP has been making quality laser printer for decades and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a quality built printer. The company I work for has been buying mainly IBM and Lexmark brand laser printers with the exception of two color laser ...

Great quality print

Excessively large, warm up time is too long, consumables are a bit expensive

May, 2004

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The HP 4550 is a great color laser solution for your company


After many years of using inkjets around the office, the power-that-be decided to up the IT dept. budget and we came away with enough money to grab replacement printers, one of those being the wonderful HP 4550. The price was right and the prints even...

Beautiful Color, prints quickly once it's warmed up. Low price for a commercial printer

Very heavy and big. Slow to return from standby

Jun, 2002

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The HP 4550 is a great color laser solution for your company


Beautiful Color, prints quickly once it's warmed up.Low price for a commercial printer.

Very heavy and big.Slow to return from standby.

Jun, 2002

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Jam This


AGAIN, and it's on my dime, they do NOT have a toll free # for a product that is UNDER WARRANTY. I have been on hold now for quite some time. I had been trouble shooting with someone, but she put me on hold. They don't care, it's my dime.

Ink Cartridges LAST


Jun, 2002

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A great printer for the money


We purchased the HP 4550 to serve our needs of printing out literature for our business. After having the printer in semi-daily use for just under a year, the verdict is in- wow. The 4550 ACTUALLY does have a reasonable price tag for a Color Laser...

Great prints for the money, reliable, easy installation

Typical Home power not suitable, Warm-up times

Jan, 2002

Product Specifications

HP Color LaserJet 4500 Series printers deliver exceptional color print quality right out of the box, in addition to offering the same overall reliability that you've come to expect from your HP monochrome printers. These printers are ideal for all your workgroup color laser printing needs from creating sales-winning marketing presentations to producing polished, easy-to-read financial statements to printing in-house training materials. Whatever your color printing needs may be, HP Color LaserJet 4500 Series printers can handle them, without requiring a lot of support or maintenance. They quickly and economically print up to 8.5- by 14-inch color output on both sides of the page with the automatic duplex unit, and can print on a wide variety of media such as glossy paper, transparencies, labels and envelopes. What's more, they are the only color printers that are HP JetSend-enabled, meaning they can receive compressed electronic documents directly from devices such as the HP 9100C Digital Sender and print them in full, robust color, allowing new document creation. HP Color LaserJet 4500 Series printers join HP Color LaserJet 8500 Series printers in providing you with a family of choices for all your color printing needs. All offer a superior network printing solution that includes industry-leading HP Web JetAdmin printer management software and HP JetDirect 600N (EIO) Internal Print Servers.

Dimensions & Weight



Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Canada/Europe/France/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Color LaserJet


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None


Type: None


Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:Stationary
Language Simulation:PCL 5C / PCL 6 / PostScript 3
Max H-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max H-Resolution Color:600dpi
Max Media Size (Standard):A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in)/A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in) / Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)/Legal (8.5 in x 14 in)
Max Printing Speed (ppm):16ppm
Max Printing Speed Color (ppm):4ppm
Max V-Resolution B/W:600dpi
Max V-Resolution Color:600dpi
Media Type:Envelopes / Labels / Plain paper / Semi-gloss photo paper / Transparencies/Plain paper
Monthly Duty Cycle Range (Printer Class):20,000 - 49,999 pages
Output Type:Color
PostScript Support:Included/Standard
Total Media Capacity:400sheets/900sheets
Type:Workgroup printer


Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:192MB


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS / HP-UX / IBM OS/2 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS / IBM OS/2 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later / Microsoft Windows XP/Apple MacOS / IBM OS/2 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 or later / Microsoft Windows XP