HP LaserJet 4050 Printer


The improved industry standard for workgroup printing

The world's best-selling laser printer just got better. Introducing the HP LaserJet 4050 Series - the new replacements for the best-in-class HP LaserJet 4000 Series printers - offering increased printing and networking performance, increased printer versatility, and lower total cost of ownership.

Printing and networking performance is boosted by the new 133-MHz processor, twice the standard memory in both the base and network models, and a 10/100Base-TX HP JetDirect internal print server for faster network throughput.

HP LaserJet 4050 Series printers offer a versatile, expandable design to accommodate general office or specialized printing needs today or in the future. What's more, new security, management, and convenience features deliver a new level of usability and manageability that was once available only with more expensive department-level HP LaserJet printers.

Designed as part of a complete network printing solution, HP LaserJet 4050 Series printers make it easier and more affordable than ever to print what you want, how you want it, when you want it.


  • Increased printing and networking performance at no additional cost with new 133-MHz processor, twice the standard memory, 1200-dpi output at full engine speed, and optional nwtworking with 600N (EIO) HP JetDirect internal print servers for Ethernet 10BaseT, 10Base2, 100BaseTX, LocalTalk and Token Ring networks.
  • New convenience features (optional hard disk required) provide users with more control over how and when documents are printed - including Quick Copy for additional copies of a printed job, Private Printing for high-security or confidential documents, Proof and Hold for job preview then print/cancel, and Stored Jobs for frequently used documents - plus the optional Fast IR receiver for cable-free, walk-up printing
  • Expandable design provides the perfect printer platform for both general office and specialized business printing needs, with seamless integration of paper-handling accessories plus flexible connectivity in virtually all network environments
  • Expanded Control Panel Help assists users with troubleshooting printer problems at the printer, reducing Help Desk calls
  • New flexible warranties - 1 to 5-year offerings of varied levels of service - provide customers with more choices to better meet their service needs

Key Specifications

HP LaserJet 4050 Printer

Print Speed, Black 17 ppm
Print Colors Black
Processor 133-MHz RISC
Resolution 1200 dpi
Resolution Technology HP ProRes 1200, HP FastRes 1200
Print Languages, Std. HP PCL 6, HP PCL 5e, PostScript Level 2 emulation
Print Languages, Opt. None
Monthly Volume 65,000 pages
Paper Trays, Std. 2
Paper Trays, Max. 4 including optional envelope feeder
Input Capacity, Std. 600 sheets
Input Capacity, Max. 1,100 sheets
Output Capacity 300 sheets (250 top, 50 rear)
Envelope Input, Std. 10
Envelope Input, Max. 75
Media Sizes 3 x 5 in to legal
Duplex Printing Optional
Memory, Std. 8 MB
Memory, Max. 200 MB
Typefaces 110 TrueType, plus HP FontSmart
Connectivity, Std. Bidirectional IEEE 1284-compliant parallel interface, RS-232 serial (9-pin interface. 2 PCI-based EIO slots, Fast Infrared port.
Connectivity, Opt. HP JetDirect 600N (EIO) internal print servers for Ethernet, Token Ring, LocalTalk; Fast Infrared receiver.
Automatic I/O Switching Yes
Automatic Network Switching Yes, with optional HP JetDirect EIO internal print servers
Standard Warranty 1-year return to HP
Unit Dimensions W x D x H: 16.34 x 19.30 x 13.27 in
Unit Weight 43.5 lbs with toner cartridge
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