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HP Designjet 4500 Printer Series - Supported Paper Types

Using paper

Choosing the correct paper type is an essential step in ensuring good print quality. For best printing results, use only recommended papers, whose reliability and performance have been developed and thoroughly tested. All printing components (printer, ink system, and paper) have been designed to work together to give trouble-free performance and optimal print quality.

Here are some further tips about paper usage:

  • Always keep unused rolls wrapped in the plastic wrap to prevent discoloration. Re-wrap partially used rolls if they are not being used.

  • Do not stack rolls.

  • Allow all paper types to adapt to room conditions out of the packaging for 24 hours before printing.

  • Handle film and glossy paper by the edges or wear cotton gloves. Skin oils can be transferred to the printing material, leaving fingerprint marks.

  • Keep the paper tightly wound on the roll throughout the loading and unloading procedures. If it starts to unwind, it can become difficult to handle.

  • Whenever a roll or a sheet is loaded, the front panel prompts to specify the paper type that is being loaded. For good print quality, it is essential to specify this correctly. If paper is already loaded, paper type can be checked at the front panel by highlighting the (roll) or (paper) icon.

  • The quality of some images may be reduced if a paper type is used that is unsuitable for the image.

  • Ensure that the appropriate print quality setting (Fast, Normal, or Best) is selected. Print quality can be set from the driver, from the Embedded Web Server, or from the front panel. Driver or Embedded Web Server settings override front panel settings. The combination of paper type and print quality settings tells the printer how to place the ink on the paper. For example, the ink density, halftoning method, and number of passes of the printheads.

  • Although the ink systems supplied with this printer have good light-fastness, colors will eventually fade or change if exposed to sunlight over a long period of time.

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Supported paper types

The following tables list HP paper types that are suitable for use with the printer, and show the name that should be selected in the front panel when loading each paper type. The 'recommended' paper types, listed first, have been thoroughly tested and are known to provide the best print quality when used with the printer. The 'other supported' paper types can be used with the printer but are not guaranteed to provide the best print quality.

NOTE: This list is likely to change over the course of time. Click here for the latest information
Recommended paper types
Product name
Front panel name
HP Bright White Inkjet Bond Paper
Bright White
Max Speed Bright White
HP Matte Film
Matte Film
HP Clear Film
Clear Film
HP Natural Tracing Paper
Natural Tracing Paper
HP Translucent Bond
Translucent Bond
HP Vellum
Vellum
HP Coated Paper
Coated Paper
HP Heavyweight Coated Paper
Heavyweight Coated Paper
HP Heavyweight Coated Paper-long roll
Heavyweight Coated Paper
HP Productivity Photo Gloss
Productivity Photo Gloss
HP Productivity Photo Semi-Gloss
Productivity Photo Gloss
HP Photo Paper RC Matte
Productivity Photo Gloss
HP Proofing Paper RC Satin
Productivity Photo Gloss
HP Universal High-Gloss Photo Paper
Productivity Photo Gloss
HP Universal Semi-Gloss Photo Paper
Productivity Photo Gloss
HP Universal Instant-Dry Photo Gloss
Universal Instant-Dry Photo Gloss
HP Universal Instant-Dry Photo Semi-Gloss
Universal Instant-Dry Photo Gloss
HP Universal Inkjet Bond Paper
Bond Paper
Max Speed Bond Paper
Other supported paper types
Product name
Front panel name
HP Polyester Film Opaque White Glossy
High-Gloss Photo Paper
HP Universal Coated Paper
Bright White
Max Speed Bright White
HP Universal Heavyweight Coated Paper
Heavyweight Coated Paper
HP Super Heavyweight Plus Matte Paper
Super Heavy Plus Matte
HP Banners with Tyvek [4000] 1
Super Heavy Coated Paper
HP Colorfast Adhesive Vinyl [4000] 1
High-Gloss Photo Paper
HP Backlit Film Reverse Print Matte
Matte Film
HP Studio Canvas [4000] 1
Canvas
HP Outdoor Billboard Paper Blue Back
[download] 2
HP Canvas Matte [4000] 1
Canvas
HP Outdoor Paper
[download] 2
HP Canvas Paper 140 gsm [4000] 1
Canvas
HP Canvas Paper 180 gsm [4000] 1
Canvas
HP Fine Art Paper Aquarella [4000] 1
Super Heavy Coated Paper
HP Fine Art Paper Cream
[download] 2
HP Fine Art Paper Sahara
[download] 2
HP Indoor Paper Self-Adhesive
[download] 2

1 Indicates paper types supported by the HP Designjet 4000 series but not by the HP Designjet 4500 series.

2 Indicates that the appropriate media profile must be downloaded from the Web in order to use this paper type.

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