HP PageWide Pro 577dw Driver & Wireless Setup - Manual & Software

- February 21, 2019
HP PageWide Pro 577dw Driver & Wireless Setup - Manual & Software 
In a lot of ways, the HP PageWide Guru 577dw Multifunction Printer ($899) behaves similar to a laser multifunction printer (MFP) than the inkjet it is. Among its characteristics are speed, wonderful image quality, and low running costs. A higher price tag keeps it out of wresting the Editors' Choice in the comparably equipped Epson WorkForce Pro WF-6590, also a laser-class inkjet. The 577dw still warrants strong consideration for a color MFP for as much as heavy-duty use in a small or midsize business, particularly if the output is paramount.

The PageWide Brand and Technology
Although the 577dw is one of the very first groups of HP printers to sport the firm's brand new PageWide branding, it is in the next creation of MFPs to utilize the HP technology for which the brand is named. PageWide printers have a static printhead that spans the width of a page. This permits much higher print speeds, and higher-quality text and images, than regular inkjets. HP has launched its own new PageWide branding to distinguish these versions from ordinary inkjets.

Besides a few single-function printers, including the Editors' Choice HP PageWide Guru 552dw Printer, other PageWide MFPs were announced at the same period since the 577dw.

Layout and Characteristics
The 577dw steps 18.4 from 20.9 by 16 inches (HWD), so it is best stored on a desk or seat of its own. It weighs 48.8 lbs, which means you may need two people to maneuver it into place. Standard paper capacity is 550 sheets of around legal-size paper, split between a 500-sheet principal tray along with a 50-sheet multipurpose feeder. An optional 500-sheet paper ($199) or a 1,000-sheet tray with floor stand ($799) can be added, for maximum 1,550-sheet capacity. It features an auto-duplexer for two-sided printing.

The 577dw includes a maximum monthly duty cycle of 80,000 pages plus a recommended monthly duty cycle of up to 6,000 sheets. That makes it suitable for heavier-duty printing than either the Epson WF-6590 (75,000 sheets maximum/5,000 sheets recommended) or the HP X576dw (75,000 sheets maximum/4,200 sheets recommended). Though the 577dw along with the Epson WF-6590 possess near-identical standard and optional paper capacity, the HP X576dw includes a similar benchmark capacity, but its maximum capacity is roughly 500 sheets significantly less than the 577dw.

On top of the 577dw is a flatbed, that could scan up to legal-size paper, along with a 50-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF) that supports single-pass, two-sided scanning. The Epson WF-6590 additionally offers a duplexing scanner with a 50-sheet ADF and also a legal-sized flatbed. While the HP X576dw additionally has a 50-sheet ADF, it must turn every page over as a way to scan a more two-sided record, which is slower compared to single-pass scanning.

In front of this ADF, about the left of the printer is a 4.3-inch touch screen to control the machine's MFP functions, with dedicated touch-sensitive buttons (recognized by icons) for backspace, residence, and also NFC Touch-to-Print at the edges of the screen.

The 577dw includes a good range of both wireless and wired printing options. It includes a USB interface for connecting to a pc and Ethernet for connecting to a wired LAN. (I tested it on an Ethernet link, using its drivers installed on a printer running Windows Vista.) The 577dw is Apple AirPrint compatible and supports printing from Google Cloud Printing. It features a fantastic pair of drivers, such as PCL 6, PCL 5e, and HP's PostScript emulation. Most companies don't have to publish PostScript, however, for the ones that do, a PostScript driver is a must.

Print Speed
Speed is one of the 577dw's strengths. It was a little quicker than the HP X576dw, which we graduated from 9.5ppm to exactly the exact tests. It was bested by the Epson WF-6590, which we graduated in 12.7ppm.

Output Quality and Running Prices
The output quality is a solid point for the 577dw. During our testing, then it showed the above-average text to get an inkjet, outstanding graphics, and ordinary photographs. As was the case with all the HP M576dw, the black text seemed a tad grey but was still easy to see in most of our test fonts. Text ought to be great enough for almost any company use except ones requiring little fonts, which isn't always true with inkjets.

The only blemish I discovered in graphics was a few very slight banding in a few wallpapers that most people wouldn't think twice about unless it had been pointed out to them. The mixture of text and images should be fine to get handouts to clients or colleagues you are trying to impress, formal reports, and marketing materials. Photo quality is about what we'd expect for pharmacy prints. Although the 577dw's picture quality was comparable to that of the Epson WF-6590, it'd improved text and much superior graphics quality.

The 577dw has running costs of 1.3 cents per black page and 6.8 cents per color page based on HP's figures. These are non for inkjets in general, though akin to other laser-class inkjets we've reviewed. They fit the costs of the HP X576dw. The 577dw has slightly lower monochrome expenses and slightly higher color costs than the Epson WF-6590, which includes running costs of 1.6 cents per monochrome page and 6.8 cents per colour page. The amounts are close enough so that only if you should publish in very significant volume, and mostly in black, would you find any substantial cost savings with the 577dw.

The 577dw is really a laser-class inkjet, providing rate, low operating costs, fantastic text, and excellent graphics quality. These strengths, and a generous feature set, also make it a great choice as a workhorse color MFP at a small to midsize company or even a busy workgroup. It's marginally faster than its predecessor, the HP X576dw, can manage heavier-duty printing, which has some improved features, such as the ADF which supports single-pass, two-sided scanning.

Even though the HP PageWide Pro 577dw Multifunction Printer is slower than the Epson WF6590, its output quality is better, and also the two stack up fairly evenly concerning features. The 577dw's significantly higher cost keeps the Epson WF-6590 entrenched as our Editors' Choice, however the 577dw's above-par text and terrific graphics may make it a much better pick for companies where output is paramount.

HP PageWide Pro 577dw Wireless Setup

To set up an HP printer on a wireless (Wi-Fi) network, connect the printer to the network, and then install the print driver and software.

Step 1: Prepare for installation

Before setting up the printer on your wireless network, gather the network name and password, and then turn on your router, printer, and computer.

NOTE: If you need to find your network password, go to How to Find the WEP or WPA Key or Password for Your Wireless Network.
  1. Gather the following items:Network name: The network name is the SSID (Service Set Identifier).Network password: The password might also be called the WEP key or WPA security passphrase.A computer connected to your wireless networkInternet access: HP recommends broadband Internet access such as cable or DSL for software downloads, using Web Services, and getting printer updates.
  2. Make sure the router and computer are turned on, and that the computer is connected to the same wireless network to which you want to connect the printer. Turn on the printer and place it close to the computer and within range of the router during the setup procedure.
  3. Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cables from the printer.  

Step 2: Connect to the wireless network

Connect the printer to your network with the Wireless Setup Wizard so the HP installer can find the printer during the installation.

  1. Turn on the printer if it is not already on.
  2. On the printer control panel, touch the Wireless icon .The Wireless screen displays.
  3. Touch the Settings icon .
  4. Touch Wireless Setup Wizard, then follow the instructions on the control panel to connect the printer to your wireless network.

Step 3: Download and install the printer software

On the computer you want to print from, start the software installation, and then download and install the HP full feature print driver. It contains the wireless print drivers, as well as HP Printer Assistant software for scanning and other printer management functions.

  1. Go to driverprinterhp.com, type your model number, click Begin, and then click Download.
  2. Double-click the driver file with Full Software in the name in the browser downloads bar or in the Downloads folder to start the installation.
  3. When prompted to choose your software and driver, select Full Software and Drivers, click Continue, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the full feature print driver and complete the wireless setup.

Replacement Cartridges :
L0R96AL - HP 974A Black Original PageWide Cartridge (~3500 pages)
L0R87AL - HP 974A Cyan Original PageWide Cartridge
L0R90AL - HP 974A Magenta Original PageWide Cartridge
L0R93AL - HP 974A Yellow Original PageWide Cartridge (CMY composite ~3000 pages)
L0S08AL - HP 974X High Yield Black Original PageWide Cartridge (~10,000 pages)
L0R99AL - HP 974X High Yield Cyan Original PageWide Cartridge
L0S02AL - HP 974X High Yield Magenta Original PageWide Cartridge
L0S05AL - HP 974X High Yield Yellow Original PageWide Cartridge (CMY composite ~7000 pages)
L0R08A - HP 976Y Black Original PageWide Cartridge (~17,000 pages)
L0R05A - HP 976Y Cyan Original PageWide Cartridge
L0R06A - HP 976Y Magenta Original PageWide Cartridge
L0R07A - HP 976Y Yellow Original PageWide Cartridge (CMY composite ~13,000 pages)
Dynamic security enabled printer. Only intended to be used with cartridges using an HP original chip. Cartridges using a non-HP chip may not work, and those that work today may not work in the future.

HP PageWide Pro 577dw Full Software Solution Windows Version
(32 & 64 Bit)
HP Easy Start for Windows Printer Utility Software Windows 
Readiris Pro 14 for HP Windows 
HP PageWide Pro Printers Firmware Update README Windows 
Full Software & Driver HP PageWide Pro 577dw Windows 32 & 64 Bit
HP Easy Start for Mac Os & OS x
HP Easy Admin for Mac Os & OS X

Steps to Uninstall HP Driver:
  1. Go to ‘Control Panel,'
  2. Choose‘Uninstall a Program,'
  3. Search the driver for your HP printer,
  4. Click “Uninstall” on HP driver,
  5. Finish.


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