HP Color LaserJet 8550 Printer Driver Download

By | April 16, 2018

HP Color LaserJet 8550 might be designed to support both color and mono printing, but it has a significantly different performance between them. This laser printer will perform significantly faster for mono printing with 24 ppm than color printing with only 6 ppm. However, it will definitely provide the best quality of each document printing using its laser technology.

This laser printer comes with some features to provide the best performance. Yet, HP Color LaserJet 8550 will only provide the quality of each printing output with 600 x 600 dpi. It is not the best feature that can be found in this device. This is why this laser printer might not be considered as the most rated option of a laser printer. There are no notable features that make it a stand out option of a laser printer.

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While it will only provide a significantly fast printing for mono document printing, there is still one more important thing about this laser printer. It has a considerably large capacity of 1,100 sheets of paper. This is the feature that makes this laser printer a better option in a certain way. With all those features, it can be the option of a laser printer. Unfortunately, there are some improvements that are needed to make HP Color LaserJet 8550 perform perfectly to support your business.

COMPATIBILITYSPECIFICATIONSHOW TO SETUPDOWNLOAD LINKS

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 included
Language Simulation PCL 5C, PostScript 3
Fonts Included 136 x PostScript
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 C5 (6.38 in x 9 in), International DL (4.33 in x 8.66 in), Monarch (3.87 in x 7.5 in)
Total Media Capacity 600 sheets
OS Required Apple MacOS 7.1 or later, IBM OS/2, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows XP
Cartridge / Printhead Duty Cycle 17000
Cartridge / Printhead Included Qty 4
Media Type Class envelopes, film / transparencies, other, plain paper
Media Size Class A3
Max Speed 24 ppm, 6 ppm
Output Quality B/W, color
PC Connection parallel
Brand HP
Product Line HP Color LaserJet
Model 8550
Compatibility Mac, PC
Country Kits United States

Method 1 : Simple Installation of HP Color LaserJet 8550 Printer

Simple Steps of Installing HP Color LaserJet 8550 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 8550 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 8550 printer

The Steps That You Need to Do to Install the HP Color LaserJet 8550 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 8550 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 8550 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 8550 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 8550. 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 8550 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 8550. You need to try the printer as soon as possible

Method 2 : Simple Installation of HP Color LaserJet 8550 Printer

Simple Steps of Installing HP Color LaserJet 8550 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 8550 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 8550 printer to the computer that you are using at the time

The Steps That You Need to Do to Install the HP Color LaserJet 8550 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 8550 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 8550, 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 8550 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 8550. 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 8550 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 8550. You need to try the printer as soon as possible

Method 3 : The Manual Ways of Installing HP Color LaserJet 8550 Printer

Using “Add a Printer” Option to Install Your HP Color LaserJet 8550 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 8550. 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 8550 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 8550 at
  2. The second thing that you need to do is plugging in the USB cable that will connect the HP Color LaserJet 8550 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 8550 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 Color LaserJet 8550 PCL5 Driver12.8 MBDownload
HP Color LaserJet 8550 PostScript Driver12.5 MBDownload
HP LaserJet 8550 PCL5 64-bit Driver (Use With AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon and Pentium 4 with EMT64)5.4 MBDownload
HP LaserJet 8550 PostScript 64-bit Driver (Use With AMD Athlon 64, AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon and Pentium 4 with EMT64)5.8 MBDownload
HP Color LaserJet 8550 Pantone Color Palettes0.9 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

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