Lexmark Universal Print Driver (Upgradable and Standalone/Co-Existing) improves usability for users and provides administrator tools to reduce time and effort required to deploy and maintain devices.
The new user interface of the Universal Print Driver provides a more consistent look and feel across all printer models, with controls and settings that have been modified to provide better language support and overall customer experience.
Lexmark provides both Upgradable and Standalone/Co-Existing Universal Print Drivers. The Universal Printer Drivers are now available in more languages, and matches the language of your operating system. Administrators can also manually choose a specific language from the Configuration tab in the Printer Properties dialog if desired.
The Job Accounting option allows an organization to track print jobs for accounting purposes by associating the print job with specific account information, including a user name or ID, an account code, and a department code. This enables the tracking of the number of print jobs from different users or departments, and the billing of those print jobs to a specific account. By associating print jobs with specific account information, quotas can be enforced on the print jobs that users can submit. Quota functionality is currently limited to the following series: X548, C792, X792, C925, C950, X925, X950, X952, X954.
With the new Universal Print Driver installer, administrators can choose to create preconfigured installation packages that include only the software and drivers that meet their organizations needs. This is accomplished by combining the custom installation package with Driver Configuration Files (DCFs), which lets administrators create a deployment package that suits their environment. DCFs are described in more detail below.
The latest version of the Universal Print Driver has the ability to update its user interface to reflect the features and options of any supported printer model. When the driver is connected to a printer through USB or over a network, the driver automatically updates its configuration, showing only the features and functions of a chosen printer model.
The driver can be configured to determine a printer model automatically. Administrators can also manually choose a specific printer model from the Configuration tab in the Printer Properties dialog.
Administrators can use the Printer Driver Configuration Utility to create driver configurations. A driver configuration is a group of saved printer driver settings and other options that is stored in a Driver Configuration File (DCF). It can also create subset driver configurations that work across different printer models. You can use the utility to:
Listed below are highlights of the latest release, which still includes the eco-friendly features found in the previous version.