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Monday, May 23, 2011

HP Laserjet 4100

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Windows 7 -- Laserjet 4100N universal driver
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PS printer Wont Install on Windows XP Nov 06, 2009
 I'm having an issue during the installation of BullZip. When i run the install it downloads and installs ghostsript just fine. But after that the installer asks for HP_CLJ1.PPD, I found the file that i needed via the adobe site where you can get the Apple Color Laser Writer file. I installed the HP PPD file pack to my C:drive where It dumps the files. When it asks for the .PPD file I locate it on my C:drive it sees it and continues on, but then asks for HPCLJ.ICM ???? I have scoured the internet for this can't find it for the life of me. I do know that the .ICM is Image Color Matching but that doesn't help me if I don't have the file..
Things I've tried:
Installed a couple different printers
Installed Adobe Photscript
Installed HP Color Laser Writer for Apples and HP's -----------
I did the following thing to correct this.:
1 - install any HP color printer.
2 - go to
3- in my case, the file installed is "HP PS C3100_C4100-Premium Paper(tricolor+photo).icc"
4 - make a copy of this: "Copy of HP PS C3100_C4100-Premium Paper(tricolor+photo).icc"
5- rename this as "HPCLJ.ICM"
6- select it during the driver installation.
My problem was solved.
Did you use nLite or similar programs to customize your WinXP installation?
Original I386\ contains all files you need. Take "virgin" Windows XP installation, unpack to some temp folder (C:\_Drv for example) and use this folder during driver installation.
Good luck!
You have 2 issues. A lot of threads have described problems with the Universal Print Drivers (commonly called UPD), but there's no consistent pattern, so I assume it's probably a configuration issue with them.
The other is Windows 7. HP was really slow to introduce drivers for Vista when it came out and simply abandoned some older printers and didn't introduce drivers for them (see footnote 4 in the link below).
However, Vista had the UPD drivers built in for many of them, and I would assume Windows 7 does also. You might want to look at your options for the HP drivers already installed in 7. I would expect a driver for the 4100 series to be in there.
Another possible option is that for printers that used the standard PCL and PS drivers, HP recommended trying the XP drivers for them. The 4100 series would fall in to that category. From what I've read, 7 print drivers are supposed to be based on Vista drivers, which were generally very similar to XP drivers. So you might want to try XP 64 drivers.
See NOTE: under footnote 3.

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HP LaserJet 4100 PostScript Point and Print Bundle driver      
HP LaserJet 4100 PostScript Point and Print Bundle driver from HP for Windows 2000/ 95/ 9
Download HP LaserJet 4100 PostScript Point and Print Bundle driver

Postscrpt Printer Description file 
PPD files are ASCII text files designed for printer description by the printer developper in collaboration with ADOBE. PPD files are portable across operating systems and allow fast and easy connection of new printers to any LINUX system. 
PPD files are stored on the network and available at sites depending on the printer type and model. Possible links are the following ones:

ADOBE for Win: 

What are PPD files?

PostScript® printer description (PPD) files describe the fonts, paper sizes, resolution capabilities, and other features that are standard for your PostScript printer. PPD files are used by PostScript printer drivers to determine how to print your document. If you do not print using the correct PPD file, your document might not print correctly, or not all of the printer's features will be available when you print.

Do I need a PPD file?

You need a PPD file if your printer supports the page description language called PostScript. To determine if your printer supports PostScript, do one or more of the following:

Where do I get PPD files?

Adobe redistributes a number of PPD files as a courtesy to Adobe customers from the Adobe Web site at: in the Printer Drivers section.
However, since Adobe does not create PPD files for printer manufacturers, Adobe does not guarantee to have the PPD file for your printer. Your printer manufacturer is ultimately responsible for creating and providing the correct PPD file for your printer.

How do I install a PPD file?

To install and use a PPD file, you must install it with a PostScript printer driver, such as the Adobe PostScript printer driver called AdobePS™.
AdobePS is available for free from the Adobe Web site at: in the Printer Drivers section.
If you are using... Your operating system is compatible with
this Adobe PostScript printer driver:
Windows 98 AdobePS 4.3
Windows NT 4.0 AdobePS 5.x
Windows 98 AdobePS 4.x

To install your PPD file using the AdobePS PostScript printer driver, find the section below that matches your operating system. If you use PPD files with a PostScript printer driver other than AdobePS, the installation instructions below do not apply to you.

Installing in Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, and Windows 98

  1. If you have not yet installed AdobePS, install it using the installation instructions that came with it. AdobePS is available for free from the Adobe Web site at:

    For example, if you download AdobePS from the Adobe Web site, follow the instructions available at the point of download to install AdobePS.
  2. You will need to know the location of the PPD file for your printer. If your PPD file is on a floppy disk, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM, this location will be the name of your floppy drive (e.g., A:\) or your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive (e.g., D:\). If your PPD file was downloaded from the Internet or another online service, this location will be the same location on your hard drive where you decompressed the archive file (e.g., C:\TEMP\ADOBE\HP).

    Open My Computer or use Windows Explorer to find the folder containing the PPD file for your printer and verify that PPD files appear in it. You will need to know this folder location for Step 5 below.
  3. Start the AdobePS Setup Utility: From the Start Menu, choose Programs > AdobePS > AdobePS Setup Utility.
  4. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen to begin the installation.
  5. When the Setup Utility prompts you for the location of the PPD file, navigate to the folder containing your PPD file.
  6. Select your PPD file by clicking once (not twice). A filename will appear in the lower left corner of the "Install PostScript Printer from PPD" dialog. For instance, the filename may say "TK340692.PPD".
  7. Write down the filename that appears. (You may need this in Step 12 below.)
  8. Click Next and follow the instructions that appear on your screen to complete the installation.
  9. When the Properties Sheet for your printer appears, you may optionally modify any default settings. Click OK when you are done.
  10. Once the software has been successfully installed, you may click Exit to close the installer or click Add Another to add a new printer.

    Your PPD file installation is complete.

    Some applications such as Adobe PageMaker® may require the PPD file to be copied to an additional location. See your application's documentation to determine if your application searches for PPD files in a specific directory. If you have any such applications, you will need to follow these additional steps to ensure that they print properly:
  11. Open My Computer or use Windows Explorer to navigate to the Windows\System folder.
  12. Locate the filename that you wrote down in Step 7 above.
  13. Copy the file to the location(s) that your applications require.

HP 4100 PPD:
HP 4600 PPD:
Easy Software Products (ESP) PPD archive:

From the ESP Print Pro home page :
  1. go to the line: Supports thousands of printers - search for yours
  2. go to the link pointed by ``search for yours'' to access the PPD archive
  3. type your printer model (e.g. Laserjet 4600) in the search window, the page is re-displayed with printer driver list appended, use the scroll bar to view the list
  4. check the printer PPD file name in the list, e.g.
    Driver-Package Language Model-File Description
    HP English en/hpb46007.ppd.gz HP Color LaserJet 4600 PS v3010.10
  5. once you have the driver name go to the SourceForge repository at link:
  6. browse the list looking for your PPD file
  7. click on the right button of the mouse to download the file
If you do not find the PPD file for your printer, use the PPD file provided on the printer's driver disk. N.B. PPD files are text files and do not depend on the operating system in use.

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