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Is your HP Envy 4500 printer printing blank pages?” If yes, try the simple troubleshooting instructions given below to fix it.

HP Envy 4500 Printing Blank Pages


  • As the first step of troubleshooting the “HP Envy 4500 printer printing blank pages” issue, check whether the black and tri-color ink cartridges are installed properly in their slots. If not, remove and reinsert them properly.
  • Check if you have loaded the media type that is recommended by the printer manufacturer. If not, remove the loaded paper from the printer’s tray and load the recommended media into it.
  • On the printer’s Properties screen, select the Skip Blank Pages option if the document that you’re printing has blank pages.

If these simple solutions don’t fix the “HP Envy 4500 printer printing blank pages” problem, try the advanced methods given below.


Method 1: Using Genuine HP Cartridges

Using non-genuine cartridges on your printer might also cause these kinds of issues.

  • Check whether you have loaded genuine HP ink cartridges on your printer.
  • If not, replace them with genuine cartridges.

Genuine ink cartridges for HP Envy 4500 are:

  • HP 61 Black
  • HP 61 Tri-color

Method 2: Replacing The Empty Or Low Cartridges

Using a low or empty ink cartridge might also cause your printer to print blank pages. Check the estimated ink levels of your printer cartridges. If you find that their levels are low or empty, replace the cartridges with new ones.

Continue reading the below steps to know how to fix HP Envy 4500 printing blank pages.

Checking The Estimated Ink Levels

Load enough paper into the printer’s paper tray and use one of these methods to check the estimated ink levels of the cartridges.

Method 1: Using the printer’s control panel

  • Locate the Ink Levels icon on your printer’s home screen and select it.
  • Now, the estimated ink levels of the installed cartridges will be displayed on the screen.

Method 2: Using the printer software (Windows 8)

  • On the All Apps screen, click on your HP printer’s name.
  • Now, the printer software window will open.
  • In the opened window, click the Estimated Ink Levels button.

To replace the low or empty ink cartridge, order the replacement cartridge(s) using the printer software.

  • On the printer software screen, click on the Shop option.
  • Select the Shop For Supplies Online option and follow the on-screen instructions to order the replacement cartridge.

Replacing the low or empty ink cartridge

  • Turn on your printer (if it is turned off) and open its cartridge access door.
  • Remove the empty or low cartridge from its slot.
  • Unpack the new replacement cartridge and insert it into its slot.
  • Close the cartridge access door.
  • Align the cartridge and check whether the “HP Envy 4500 printer printing blank pages” problem is resolved. If not, try the next method given below.

*Important Note: You can also replace your printer’s ink cartridges if you find they are damaged or incompatible.

Method 3: Clean the printhead

If your printer’s printhead is clogged, you may encounter these kinds of issues when printing or scanning a document. Clean the printhead to fix the issue.

  • On your printer’s Home screen, select the Tools menu.
  • Locate the Clean Printhead option on the Tools screen and select it.
  • Clean the heads by following the rest of the instructions.

Now, print a test page. If the HP Envy 4500 printing blank pages again, contact us.