The essential physical components of the printer include the control panel, two input trays and one output tray, paper guides, Ink cartridge and ink cartridge covers, printhead latch and a top cover. The control buttons on the device include the power button, configuration button, cancel button, resume button, printhead and ink cartridge lights. The printer has an optional automatic duplexer component that allows it to print on both sides of the paper.
The printer can serve as a workgroup printer with a Thermal Inkjet Technology. For better quality and image resolution, the printer works with HP PhotoREt III and a PCL3 GUI language simulation. The inbuilt processor speed is 350 MHz.
The printer comes with a moderate size of dimensions 19.5 x 15.9 x 8.4 in (WDH) and a weight of 21.38 lbs.
HP Officejet Pro K550 cartridges
HP88 Black Original Ink Cartridge (~850 pages), HP 88 Cyan Original Ink Cartridge (~860 pages), HP 88 Magenta Original Ink Cartridge (~1000 pages), HP 88 Yellow Original Ink Cartridge (~860 pages)
Please select the correct HP Officejet Pro K550 driver that compatible with your operating system.
HP Officejet Pro K550 driver Downloads for Microsoft Windows 32-bit – 64-bit and Macintosh Operating System.
HP Officejet Pro K550 driver Supported Windows Operating Systems
|Supported OS: Windows 10 32-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8.1 32-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit|
|printer driver for windows.exe||75.07 MB||Download|
HP Officejet Pro K550 driver Supported Mac Operating Systems
|Supported OS: Mac OS Mojave 10.14.x, macOS High Sierra 10.13.x, macOS Sierra 10.12.x, Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.x, Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.x, Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.x, Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.x, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.x, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.x, Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.x|
|Driver for Macintosh Operating System.dmg||100.51 MB||Download|
The HP Officejet Pro K550 works with Microsoft Windows Toolbox which typically installed with the printer software. Also available is the Printer-driver onscreen Help (Windows) which is also available with the printer driver.
Others include the Microsoft Windows HP Print and Scan Doctor software driver. Other Drivers and Utilities are available for download.
Simple steps to Software installation
1. Select appropriate Operating System
2. Download the correct software drivers
3. Navigate to your destination folder and double-click on the filename to install
4. Grant User permission if prompted
5. Continue to follow the dialog box instructions until you finish the installation process
The supported operating systems with their recommended requirements are listed below:
• Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later versions
• Debian Linux 3.0
• Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
• Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
• Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
• Microsoft Windows 2000 (with Pentium Processor and minimum RAM size of 128 MB)
• Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (with Pentium Processor and minimum RAM size of 128 MB)
• MS Windows NT 4.0 (with Pentium Processor and minimum RAM size of 128 MB)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (with Pentium Processor and minimum RAM size of 128 MB)
• Microsoft Windows XP (with Pentium Processor and minimum RAM size of 128 MB)
• Novell NetWare 3.2
• Novell NetWare 4.2
• NetWare 5.x
• Novell NetWare 6
• Red Hat Linux 9
• SuSE Linux 8.1
The HP Officejet Pro K550 printer has a total media capacity of 600 sheets: the first tray hold up to 250 sheets while the other tray takes 350 sheets. The output tray holds about 150 sheets of plain paper. The supported media types apart from the standard A4/Legal Plain papers include Transparencies, Greeting cards, Envelopes, Photo paper, Index cards, Labels, US standards of Letter, Legal, Executive, A2, A3, A5, A5, B5, B6, etc. The maximum monthly duty cycle is 7500 pages, which makes it a very suitable printer for large-scale printing.
Print Speed and Resolution
The printer works at a speed of 37 ppm for the black draft but a rate of 33 pm for selections in color. The printing resolution is 1200 dpi (maximum) for black and white prints while it is at 4800 x 1200 dpi for the maximum color resolution.
There are two built-in replaceable cartridges inside the printer, the black ink cartridge and the tri-color cartridge which is capable of printing cyan, magenta and yellow. There are also two print heads that are in-built into the Pro K550 printer.
The Hi-speed USB 2.0 is the standard connectivity option this Officejet Pro K550 has.
The power supply is internal with a maximum of 240 V AC. The power consumption of this printer is 52.2 watts with an internal form factor.
1. It is a print only printer, no other function such as scanning and copying
2. The duplex unit is external