HP Color LaserJet 8500

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HP LaserJet Pro color MFP M570 – Color printing.
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At the Windows Manage your device screen, click Printing preferences. On the HP printer`s Printing Preferences screen, click the Color tab. Under Color Options, either: Click the Automatic radio button to print in color.
RGB is used in electronic devices, like computer monitors, while printing uses CMYK. When RGB is converted to CMYK, colors can look muted. Designers were often disappointed when their printed piece looked different than what they had been seeing on screen.
Color laser printers use colored toner (dry ink), typically cyan, magenta, yellow, and black (CMYK). While monochrome printers only use one laser scanner assembly, color printers often have two or more, often one for each of the four colors.
Right-click the printer that you want to use, and then click Printing preferences. Make your choices, and then click OK. Under option Print color select color , then the OK button. Now the printer is set to print in color.
How long does HP toner last? HP toner cartridges can last up to two years in their sealed packaging. Even after two years you may still get some use out of the cartridge, so it may be worth trying even after the fact. Your printer will display a “low cartridge” message when a specific cartridge needs to be replaced.
The yield of a typical toner cartridge in a laser printer is between 2,500 and 3,000 pages. Some larger laser printers can even have toners that will yield up to 30,000 pages! In addition, modern printers are vulnerable to hackers.
Laser printers, unlike inkjet printers, do not use ink cartridges. Instead laser printers use toner cartridges, so be sure to purchase accordingly depending on your printer.
Right-click the printer that you want to use, and then click Printing preferences. Make your choices, and then click OK. Under option Print color select color , then the OK button. Now the printer is set to print in color.
Open Printer Properties and verify that the print driver indicates color support in the driver on the General tab. If the Color: setting in the Features section on the General tab is set to No, the driver is not configured to print in color.
First, check your printer settings on the file or picture your trying to print. If your page is setup to print in “grayscale” it will only print in black and white. Change the setting to “default” so it will print in color. If your settings look good from the start, the cartridge may just need to be primed.
Open Printer Properties and verify that the print driver indicates color support in the driver on the General tab. If the Color: setting in the Features section on the General tab is set to No, the driver is not configured to print in color.
Press your printer`s Setup button. Go to System Setup. Choose Print Quality and then Calibrate Color. Choose Calibrate Now and press OK.
While ink is standard in most conventional inkjet home printers, laser printers depend on toner and lasers for their output.

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