Hewlett-Packard's Color LaserJet 4550

Hewlett-Packard's Color LaserJet 4550 printer family features Internet-enabled technologies and remote management tools designed to make color printing easier, offering exceptional print quality, and leading total cost of ownership and superior reliability. The 4550 features an embedded Web server that supports remote management from a standard Web browser, which allows network managers to customize printer alerts and usage statistics, as well as monitor and manage their consumables. New ease-of-use features for the 4550 include the printer's fast infrared walk-up printing capabilities, allowing print jobs without a PC or server connection. Other features include continuous toner-level sensing that allows users to detect the precise level of toner for more accurate print-job management. In addition, private printing, quick copy, proof and hold, and stored jobs offer users the security, convenience, and timesaving solutions they seek. HP has also improved the performance of the 4550 by enhancing the printer with a 233 MHz processor; 128 MB of RAM, upgradeable to 192 MB; a 5 GB hard disk, allowing the user to print multiple original copies at engine speed; and an HP JetDirect 610N network card, which provides improved network bandwidth. The engine speed is four pages per minute for color and 16 ppm for monochrome print jobs. Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, CA, (800) 752-0900, www.hp.com.

This article originally appeared in the 02/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.