Universal Print Driver

Save time and money by managing multiple devices with just one driver

Overview

What is the Universal Print Driver?

The Lexmark Universal Print Driver provide users and administrators with a standardized, one-driver solution for their printing needs. Instead of installing and managing individual drivers for each printer model, administrators can install the Lexmark Universal Print Driver for use with a variety of both mono and color laser printers and multi-function devices.

Benefits

Allows versatility

The UPD is available in 27 languages, supporting more than 200 printer models that are connected locally or over a network. 

All packages are Microsoft certified and digitally signed, and have been tested in the following: 

  • Cluster server environment 
  • Microsoft Terminal Server 
  • Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop 

The following emulation drivers are available on computers running on Microsoft Windows Vista® operating system or later: 

  • PCL 5 
  • PCL XL 
  • PostScript 3
Enables bidirectional communication

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. 

Reduces cost for IT support

With only one package to manage, testing and internal certification of print drivers is simplified by the use of the Lexmark Universal Print Driver packages. Time spent on installation, both on servers and workstations, is greatly reduced, and hard drive space formerly occupied by many product-specific drivers is now diminished significantly.

Enables increased user efficiency

The Lexmark Universal Print Driver packages use the same graphic user interface as the product-specific drivers the users are accustomed to, and now all queues will share that same interface, decreasing calls to the help desk. Users can create and save profiles for their most frequently used settings, or use profiles that were created for them by IT.

Facilitates corporate sustainability initiatives

Administrators can use the Lexmark Universal Print Driver packages to encourage their organization’s environmental policies. The default queue settings can be modified to include duplex, multi-page printing (N-up), toner darkness, and other resource-saving measures.


What’s New

What’s new in Universal Print Driver v2?

The latest version of the Lexmark Universal Print Driver features enhancements designed to improve usability for the end-user, and many changes to administrator tools to reduce the time and effort required to deploy and maintain your devices. Listed below are highlights of the latest release, which still includes the great eco-friendly features found in the previous version.

New user interface

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.

The Universal Printer Driver is 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.

Enhanced Job Accounting

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. 

Custom installation package

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 organization's needs. This is accomplished by combining the custom installation package with Driver Configuration Files (DCFs), which lets administrators create a deployment package that best suits their environment. DCFs are described in more detail below.

Dynamic driver configuration

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. For example, only the paper sizes, trays, paper types, finishing options, and other options that the printer supports are shown to the user.

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.

Printer Driver Configuration Utility

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). You can also create subset driver configurations that work across different printer models. You can use the utility to:

  • Configure a printer object when installing it.
  • Configure multiple printer objects, each with unique settings, for the same printer driver (also referred to as creating virtual printer objects).
  • View, edit, or delete an existing configuration.
  • Apply Resource Administration.
  • Recommend settings that can be changed only at print time.
  • Enforce settings that cannot be changed by a user.

Compatibility

Operating system support

The Lexmark Universal Print Drivers are available for the following operating systems in 32-bit and 64-bit versions (where available):

  • Windows Server 2016 
  • Windows 10 
  • Windows 8.1 
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 
  • Windows Server 2012 
  • Windows 7 
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 
  • Windows Server 2008 
  • Windows Vista

The Universal Print Drivers are also compatible with the following Citrix implementations: 

  • Citrix XenApp 7.11 
  • Citrix XenApp 7.9 
  • Citrix XenApp 7.8 
  • Citrix XenApp 7.7 
  • Citrix XenApp 7.6 
  • Citrix XenApp 7.5 
  • Citrix XenDesktop 7.11 
  • Citrix XenDesktop 7.9 
  • Citrix XenDesktop 7.8 
  • Citrix XenDesktop 7.7 
  • Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 
  • Citrix XenDesktop 7.5 
  • Citrix XenApp 6.5

Device compatibility

The Lexmark Universal Print Drivers are compatible with the following devices:

Mono Laser Printers

Device model PCL 5 emulation driver PCL XL emulation driver PS emulation driver

E120n1

E2201

E230, E232, E234, E234n

E238, E240

E240n, E340, E342n

E250d, E250dn, E350d, E352dn, E450dn

E260, E260d, E260dn

E320, E322

E3211, E3231

E330, E332

E360d, E360dn

E460dn, E460dw, E462dtn

M1100 Series2
(M1140, M1140 Plus, M1145)

M3100 Series2
(M3150, M3150dn)

M5100 Series2
(M5155, M5163, M5163dn, M5170)

MS310 Series2
(MS310d, MS310dn, MS312dn, MS315dn, MS317dn)

MS410 Series2
(MS410d, MS410dn, MS415dn, MS417dn)

MS510 Series2
(MS510dn, MS517dn)

MS610 Series2
(MS610de, MS610dn, MS617dn)

MS710 Series2
(MS710, MS711)

MS810 Series2
(MS810, MS811, MS812, MS817dn, MS817n, MS818dn)

MS910 Series2
(MS911de)

Optra S 1625

Optra S 1855

Optra S 2420

Optra S 2450, Optra S 2455

Optra T612, Optra T614

T420

T430

T520, T522

T620, T622

T630, T632, T634

T640, T642, T644

T650, T652, T654, T656

W820

W840

W850

Mono Multifunction Printers

Device model PCL 5 emulation driver PCL XL emulation driver PS emulation driver

6500e

MX310 Series2
(MX310dn, MX317dn)

MX410 Series2
(MX410de, MX417de)

MX510 Series2
(MX510de, MX511de, MX511dhe, MX517de)

MX610 Series2
(MX610de, MX611de, MX611dhe, MX617de)

MX6500e Series2
(MX6500e)

MX710 Series2
(MX710, MX711, MX717de, MX718de)

MX810 Series2
(MX810, MX811, MX812)

MX910 Series2
(MX910de, MX911dte, MX912dxe)

X203n, X204n

X264dn, X363dn, X364dn, X364dw

X340n3, X342n3

X422

X463de, X464de, X466dte, X466dtwe

X642e

X644e, X646e

X646ef

X651de, X652de, X654dte, X656de, X658de

X820e

X830, X832

X850e, X852e, X854e

X860e, X862e, X864e

XM1100 Series2
(XM1135, XM1140, XM1145)

XM3100 Series2
(XM3150)

XM5100 Series2
(XM5163, XM5170)

XM5200 Series2
(XM5263, XM5270)

XM7100 Series2
(XM7155, XM7163, XM7170)

XM7200 Series2
(XM7263, XM7270)

XM9100 Series2
(XM9145, XM9155, XM9165)

Color Laser Printers

Device model PCL 5 emulation driver PCL XL emulation driver PS emulation driver

C510

C520, C522, C524

C530, C532, C534

C540, C543, C544, C546

C734, C736

C746dn, C746dtn, C746n, C748de,
C748dte, C748e

C750

C752

C760, C762

C770, C772

C780, C782, C782 XL

C790, C792

C912

C920

C925

C935

C950de

C2100 Series2
(C2132)

C9235

CS310 Series2
(CS310dn, CS310n, CS317dn)

CS410 Series2
(CS410de, CS410dn, CS410n, CS417dn)

CS510 Series2
(CS510de, CS517de)

CS720de

CS725de

CS727de

CS728de

CS820 Series
(CS820de, CS820dte, CS820dtfe)

CS827de

CS921de

CS923de

CS927de

CS4150

CS6160de

Color Multifunction Printers

Device model PCL 5 emulation driver PCL XL emulation driver PS emulation driver

CX310 Series2
(CX310dn, CX310n, CX317dn)

CX410 Series2
(CX410de, CX410e, CX417de)

CX510 Series2
(CX510de, CX517de)

CX725 Series
(CX725de, CX725dhe, CX725dthe)

CX727de

CX820 Series
(CX820de, CX820dtfe)

CX825 Series
(CX825de, CX825dte, CX825dtfe, CX825dtpe)

CX827de

CX860 Series
(CX860de, CX860dte, CX860dtfe, CX860dtpe)

CX920de

CX921de

CX922de

CX923dte

CX923dxe

CX924dte

CX924dxe

CX927de

X543, X544, X546

X548, X548e

X734de, X736de, X738de

X746de, X748de, X748dte

X762e

X772e

X782e, X782e XL

X912

X925, XS925

X940e, X945e

X950de, X952de, X954de

XC2100 Series2
(XC2130, XC2132)

XC4140

XC4150

XC6100 Series
(XC6152de, XC6152dtfe)

XC8100 Series
(XC8155de, XC8155dte, XC8160de, XC8160dte)

XC9235

XC9245

XC9265

Color Inkjet Printers

Device model PCL 5 emulation driver PCL XL emulation driver PS emulation driver

Pro710 Series
(Pro715, Pro719)

Pro910 Series
(Pro912, Pro915, Pro919)

Pro4000 Series
(Pro4000, Pro4000c)

Pro5500 Series
(Pro5500, Pro5500t)

S310 Series
(S315, S319)

S410 Series
(S415, S419)

S510 Series
(S515, S519)

1 The duplex function is not supported.
2 Custom forms, collation, booklet printing, and most print quality controls are not available.
3 Windows 2000 support is limited to UPD version 1.6.2 - Click here to download

Complete drivers and software for Windows

This package includes Microsoft WHQL certified 32 and 64-bit PCL 5 emulation, PCL XL emulation, and PS3 emulation universal printer drivers and the following additional driver software:

  • Lexmark Phone Book: Manages fax contacts.
  • Travel Print: Allows for print-time discovery of printers for users on the move (mobile printing).
  • Printer Driver Configuration Utility: Allows for creation of custom driver configuration.
  • Package Creation Utility: Allows for creation of custom driver packages.

This package will upgrade your existing installation of the universal printer driver.


Individual Driver Packages for Windows

Each package includes a Microsoft WHQL certified 32 and 64-bit PCL 5 emulation, PCL XL emulation, or PS3 emulation universal printer driver.  These driver packages will upgrade your existing installation of the universal printer driver.


WHITE PAPER
This document introduces the LexmarkTM Universal Print Driver (UPD), describes its capabilities, and provides an overview of the devices it supports.

Please visit here for Release Notes information.


Please visit here to download the Standalone/Co-Existing Universal Print Driver package.