By varying the amount and pattern of the four toner colors applied to a page, and in combination with halftoning, the printer can produce more than 16 million colors. Use the printer drivers (the software installed with the printer) to control the color output for text, graphics, and photographs. The printer drivers enable computer applications to communicate with the printer and to use all of its features. Access to the printer drivers depends on the computer system. For example, in a system using Microsoft (R) Windows, use the application’s Print Setup command to access your printer driver. For specific instructions on accessing the printer driver, see the online help files for your operating system.
note:Applications override most printer settings, such as media size, copies, and media source. When possible, use application settings for adjustments.
Go to: http://www.hp.com/go/clj8500_software to download the latest HP Color LaserJet 8500 print software from the HP Web site.