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HP Deskjet 450 Series Printer - Driver Overview

Driver description
The HP Deskjet 450 printer driver supports the HP Deskjet 450Ci, 450CBi, and 450wbt printers.
Driver comparison
The HP Deskjet 450 printer driver provides many improvements from the previous HP Deskjet 350 driver, including a consistent look and feel with HP LaserJet drivers. Other in-box printer driver features include:
  • Mirror Image, Use Different First Page, HP ZoomSmart Scaling technology, PhotoREt, 4800 x 1200 Optimized dpi**, Emulate LaserJet Margins, Symmetrical Margins, Two-Sided Printing (Duplex), Handout, Booklet, Tiling, Watermark*, Print from Last Page, HP Preview*, Print in Sepia*, Print in Grayscale, HP Digital Photography, Optimize for Photocopy or Fax, Ink Volume, Align Print Cartridges, Clean Print Cartridges, Calibrate Color
    *Windows only
    **Up to 4800 x 1200 Optimized dpi color printing on premium photo papers and 1200 x 1200 input dpi
For driver feature details, see document bpd50472 - Features of the User Interface/v 1.0 Driver Utilities.
Platforms supported
The HP Deskjet 450 printer driver operates on PCs and the Apple Macintosh.
Environments supported
The following environments are supported:
  • Microsoft(R) Windows NT 4.0
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Me
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Mac OS 8.6.x
  • Mac OS 9.x
  • Mac OS X
  • MS-DOS(R)
  • OS/2 (driver scheduled for release in December, 2002 on the IBM Web site)
      note:
    Bi-directional communication is not supported in Windows 95 and therefore status messages and error messages from the printer are unavailable.
System requirements
Before you use the printer, make sure that you have the minimum system requirements:
Operating system
Minimum system requirements
Windows NT 4.0
Pentium(R) 100 MHz, 32 MB RAM
Windows 98
Pentium 60 MHz, 16 MB RAM
Windows Me
Pentium 166 MHz, 32 MB RAM
Windows 2000
Pentium 166 MHz, 64 MB RAM
Windows XP
Pentium 233 MHz, 64 MB RAM
Mac OS 8.6.x
iMac 333 MHz or G3 350 MHz, 64 MB RAM
Mac OS 9.x
iMac 333 MHz or G3 350 MHz, 64 MB RAM; IR: 9.x or later
Mac OS X
G3 (except original PowerBook G3), 128 MB RAM
Operating system
Recommended system requirements
For all Windows operating systems except Windows XP
Pentium II 450 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 200 MB hard disk space
Windows XP
Pentium II 450 MHz, 256 MB RAM, 200 MB hard disk space
Mac OS 8.6.x
iMac 333 MHz or G3 350 MHz, 128 MB RAM
Mac OS 9.x
iMac 333 MHz or G3 350 MHz, 128 MB RAM
Mac OS X
G4 800 MHz, 256 MB RAM
  note:
Graphics-intensive documents may require more than 50 MB of free hard disk space.
Font support
There are 13 built-in fonts available in portrait orientation.
U.S. fonts
International fonts
  • CG Times
  • CG Times Italic
  • Universe
  • Universe Italic
  • Courier
  • Courier Italic
  • Letter Gothic
  • Letter Gothic Italic
  • Arabic
  • Baltic
  • Cyrillic
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
(Euro symbol supported)
Printer command language
The printer command language for the HP Deskjet 450C series printers is HP PCL Level 3 enhanced.
I/O interface
The following table lists the recommended I/O interfaces. For more information on infrared and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as printing from personal digital assistants (PDAs), please see documents bpd50461 - Infrared Printing and bpd50473 - Using Bluetooth, or refer to the HP Deskjet 450 User’s Guide provided on the Starter CD.
Connection
Software needed
USB
Windows or Macintosh printer driver
Parallel
Windows printer driver
Infrared
  • Notebook, Powerbook (with infrared capability)
    • Device’s native software
  • Pocket PC hardware
    • Device’s native software or other software (visit the product Web site for more details)
  • Palm OS PDAs
    • BtPrint
Bluetooth
  • Notebook, Powerbook (with Bluetooth capability)
    • Device’s native software
  • Pocket PC hardware
    • Device’s native software or other software (visit the product Web site for more details)
  • Palm OS PDAs
    • BtPrint
  note:
Printing from Type I CompactFlash cards using Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) files is also supported. See document bpd50469 - Printing Digital Camera Photographs.
Availability
The HP Deskjet 450 printer driver is included in the box with HP Deskjet 450 series printers. The Windows and Macintosh drivers are all contained on a single CD. The OS/2 or Win OS/2 drivers are scheduled to become available from the IBM Web site in December, 2002. Click here to download free drivers from the HP Deskjet 450 printer Web site.
Languages
The HP Deskjet 450 printer driver for Windows is available in the following languages:
Brazilian Portuguese, Czechoslovakian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, and Traditional Chinese.
The HP Deskjet 450 printer driver for Macintosh is available in the following languages:
Brazilian-Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Swedish.

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