Differences with the HP LaserJet 4000 Series
The HP Color LaserJet 4500 series printers support the color
extensions to PCL 5e and HP-GL/2, commonly known as PCL 5c.
The HP LaserJet 4000 series printers do not support any of these
Windows driver output from a LaserJet 4000 series printer driver will
print correctly on the Color LaserJet 4500 printer. However, driver
output from a Color LaserJet 4500 series driver does not print well on
the LaserJet 4000 series because the HP LaserJet 4000 series
printers do not have PCL 5c support.
• The HP Color LaserJet 4500 printer supports JIS B4, Hagaki
Postcard, and Oufuku-Hagaki Postcard paper sizes. The
LaserJet 4000 series printers do not.
• The HP LaserJet 4500 series printers do not support the
envelope feeder options of the Page (Media) Source
command, because these devices do not exist for the
HP Color LaserJet 4500 printer. Envelopes are fed into the
Color LaserJet 4500 printer using the multipurpose tray, and
selected using that option.
• The HP Color LaserJet 4500 printer ignores the external bin
options to the Output Destination Bin command (
because no external bins can exist on the HP Color LaserJet
• The HP Color LaserJet 4500 printer does support setting the
raster destination width and height commands, as well as
transferring raster data by plane. The HP Color LaserJet 4000
printer does not support these commands.
• The HP Color LaserJet 4500 printer does not support the Free
*s1M) or Flush All Pages (
&r#F) status readback
commands. The LaserJet 4000 printer supports these
commands, and manages its memory itself (as the Color
LaserJet 4500 printer does).
• The HP Color LaserJet 4500 printers do not support the
HP-GL/2 Advance Full Page (PG) command, which the
LaserJet 4000 printer does support.
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