HP Color LaserJet 8500 Printer Driver Series

By | April 16, 2018

HP Color LaserJet 8500 prints documents at the speed of 24 pages per minute for black and white and 6 pages per minute for color. It employs wired connectivity technology and uses interfaces such as parallel and LAN. The unit supports use of standard PostScript and comes with PostScript 3 and PCL 5C language simulations. The kind of media types it is compatible with are transparencies, labels, glossy paper, envelopes, and plain paper. The unit’s total media capacity reaches 3100 sheets. Its nominal voltage is AC 120 V and its required frequency is 50/60 Hz. Its voltage required margin is of about 10%.

HP Color LaserJet 8500 uses print server and plugin card for its network. Its transport protocols are TCP/IP and IPX/SPX. Its data link protocols are Fast Ethernet and Ethernet. Its compliant standards are IEEE 802.3 and IEEE 802.3u. In both standby and sleep modes, the unit consumes 220 watt of power and in operational mode, it consumes 750 watt of power.

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HP Color LaserJet 8500 is compatible with operating systems such as Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, IBM OS/2, and Apple Mac OS. The unit uses RJ-45 as well as 36 pin mini Centronics for its interface connectors.

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Windows 7 / Windows 7 (x64) / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 (x64) / Windows 8 / Windows 8 (x64) / Windows Vista / Windows Vista (x64) / Windows XP / Windows XP (x64) / Windows 2000 / Windows Me / Macintosh / Mac OS X (10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11/ Mac OS Sierra 10.12 / Linux.

General
Printer Type Workgroup printer – laser – color
Technology laser
Print Speed Up to 24 ppm – B/W
Up to 6 ppm – color
Interface Parallel, LAN
PostScript Support standard
Language Simulation PCL 5C, PostScript 3
Fonts Included 136 x type 1
45 x scalable
Max H-Document Size 12.05 m
Max V-Document Size 18.5 in
Media Type envelopes, glossy paper, labels, plain paper, transparencies
Media Sizes A3 (11.7 in x 16.5 in), A4 (8.25 in x 11.7 in), B4 (9.83 in x 13.9 in), B5 (6.93 in x 9.83 in), Executive (7.25 in x 10.5 in), Legal (8.5 in x 14 in), Letter A Size (8.5 in x 11 in)
Envelope Sizes Com-10 (4.13 in x 9.5 in), International DL (4.33 in x 8.66 in)
Total Media Capacity 3100 sheets
OS Required Apple MacOS, IBM OS/2, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
Networking Print server – plug-in card
Network / Transport Protocol IPX/SPX, TCP/IP
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Installed Size 64 MB
Technology / Form Factor SDRAM – DIMM 100-pin
Max Supported Size 256 MB
Brand HP
Product Line HP Color LaserJet
Model 8500dn
Compatibility Mac, PC
Country Kits United States

Method 1 : Simple Installation of HP Color LaserJet 8500 Printer

Simple Steps of Installing HP Color LaserJet 8500 Using the Installation CD

The Things That You Need:

  1. The first thing that you need is the CD/DVD drive that has been installed in your computer or laptop
  2. The second thing that you need is the CD/DVD driver for the HP Color LaserJet 8500 that usually comes with the bundle package that you get inside the printer
  3. The third thing that you need is the USB cable that will be used to connect your computer with the HP Color LaserJet 8500 printer

The Steps That You Need to Do to Install the HP Color LaserJet 8500 Driver Using the CD/DVD driver:

  1. The first thing that you need to do is turning on your computer or laptop where the driver of HP Color LaserJet 8500 will be installed
  2. Make sure you are not plugging in the USB cable from your printer to your computer or laptop since you will be asked to do so later on
  3. The next thing that you need to do is inserting the DC/DVD driver of the HP Color LaserJet 8500 into the CD/DVD drive on your computer. When you have inserted the CD/DVD driver, the CD/DVD driver will start automatically and you just need to follow all of the steps that are asked you to do
  4. During the whole processes, you will be asked to plug in the cable from the HP Color LaserJet 8500 printer to your computer. This is the time when you need to plug in the USB cable
  5. Once you have connected the USB cable from the printer to your computer, the installation program will detect the HP Color LaserJet 8500. If the program is not detecting the printer, then you will need to unplug and plug in the USB cable once more until the program detects the HP Color LaserJet 8500 printer. Once the program has detected the printer, the installation program will continue on its own
  6. If you are asked to fill in some information, make sure you fill everything correctly based on your need and you can finally finish the installation
  7. When everything is finished, then you are finished in installing the driver for your HP Color LaserJet 8500. You need to try the printer as soon as possible

Method 2 : Simple Installation of HP Color LaserJet 8500 Printer

Simple Steps of Installing HP Color LaserJet 8500 without Using the DV/DVD Driver (Using Setup File)

The Things That You Need:

  1. The first thing that you need is the setup file for the HP Color LaserJet 8500 based on your personal computer setting and specification. You can download the setup files from the official website of HP
  2. The second thing that you need is the USB cable that will connect the HP Color LaserJet 8500 printer to the computer that you are using at the time

The Steps That You Need to Do to Install the HP Color LaserJet 8500 Driver Using the CD/DVD driver:

  1. The first thing that you need to do is turning on your computer or laptop where the driver of HP Color LaserJet 8500 will be installed
  2. Make sure you are not plugging in the USB cable from your printer to your computer or laptop since you will be asked to do so later on
  3. If you have not had the setup files that you need for the installation of HP Color LaserJet 8500, then you will need to download the setup files first. If you already had the setup files, then you can simply run the setup files as the administrator. This one is important so that nothing will go wrong during the installation process. When the setup file is running, you will only need to follow all of the steps that that the installation wizard asks you to do
  4. During the whole processes, you will be asked to plug in the cable from the HP Color LaserJet 8500 printer to your computer. This is the time when you need to plug in the USB cable
  5. Once you have connected the USB cable from the printer to your computer, the installation program will detect the HP Color LaserJet 8500. If the program is not detecting the printer, then you will need to unplug and plug in the USB cable once more until the program detects the HP Color LaserJet 8500 printer. Once the program has detected the printer, the installation program will continue on its own
  6. If you are asked to fill in some information, make sure you fill everything correctly based on your need and you can finally finish the installation
  7. When everything is finished, then you are finished in installing the driver for your HP Color LaserJet 8500. You need to try the printer as soon as possible

Method 3 : The Manual Ways of Installing HP Color LaserJet 8500 Printer

Using “Add a Printer” Option to Install Your HP Color LaserJet 8500 Printer

The Things That You Need:

  1. The first thing that you need is the application for the printer and the setup file that you will be used to install the HP Color LaserJet 8500. You need to make sure that you are getting the files that you need from the trusted links
  2. The second thing that you need is the USB cable that will connect the printer to your computer

The Steps That You Need to Do to Install the HP Color LaserJet 8500 Driver Using the CD/DVD driver:

  1. The first thing that you need to do is turning on the computer where you want to install the HP Color LaserJet 8500 at
  2. The second thing that you need to do is plugging in the USB cable that will connect the HP Color LaserJet 8500 printer with your computer,
  3. The third thing that you need to do is extracting the zip files that you have downloaded earlier on the specific location where you want the program is installed
  4. The next thing that you need to do is clicking on the “start” button on the lower left of your screen and filling the empty space with “printer.” Once you have done that, a new window will appear and you can pick the option to add the printer by choosing “Add a Printer.”
  5. Once you have selected that option, you just need to pick the location where you extract the zip files earlier. Lead the option to that folder and you can start the installation process
  6. During the installation processes, you will be asked to fill in some information. Make sure you input everything based on your personal information and follow all of the installation steps to the finish

Those are some simple steps that you can follow if you want to install the HP Color LaserJet 8500 in your computer. Since there are some options that you can pick, you just need to pick one based on your need.

Operating SystemSizeDownload
HP DesignJet Printer Driver for AutoCAD 12 and 13 and Windows 3.0, 3.1 and, 3.111.3 MBDownload
Shop for HP Supplies12.7 MBDownload
Microsoft (R) Windows XP Compatibility Information0.1 MBDownload
Printer Status/Alerts and Internet-Enabled Supplies Ordering (IESO)/SureSupply for Direct Connect6.3 MBDownload
Screen reader accessibility for status and alerts6.3 MBDownload
HP Color LaserJet 8500 PCL Driver0.5 MBDownload
HP Color LaserJet 8500 PostScript Driver0.5 MBDownload
HP Color LaserJet 8500 ICC Profiles CMYK0.3 MBDownload
HP Color LaserJet 8500 Novell Point and Print Files0.5 MBDownload
HP Color LaserJet 8500 Pantone Color Palettes1.5 MBDownload
HP Color LaserJet 8500/8550 Screen Fonts10.7 MBDownload
CD-ROM: HP Color LaserJet 8500 Printing Software0.1 MBDownload

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