PS Driver for Universal Print

PS Driver for Universal Print
Technical Reference
Ver. 1.7.0
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Version history
Version
Issue Date
1.0.0
Feb. 18th, 2009
Revisions
Initial release
Added ports to the “Supported Ports >
Specifications” section.
Added “User Interface” to the “Specifications”
1.1.0
Mar. 30th, 2009
section.
Added models to the “Models > Specifications”
section.
Added “Notes” section.
Added models to the “Models > Specifications”
section.
Added a “Note” to the “Supported Ports >
Specifications” section. (The functionality
described in the note has been supported since PS
driver for Universal Print v1.00.00 but was not
1.2.0
June 16th, 2009 clearly stated in former versions of this document.)
Added information about the effect of “Bidirectional communication” on tray status. (The
information added is not new. It has been part of
the PS driver for Universal Print specification since
v1.00.00. However, it was not clearly stated in
former versions of this document.)
Renamed “Models” section to “Supported Models”.
Added models to the “Supported Models >
1.3.0
Aug. 17th, 2009
Specifications” section.
Deleted “Aficio MP 1500” from the “Supported
Models > Specifications” section.
Added Windows 7/2008 R2 to the “> Supported
1.4.0
Nov.13th, 2009
Operating Systems > Specifications” section.
Added PrinterSwitcher Port to the “Supported
Ports > Specification” section.
Added models to the “Supported Models >
Specifications” section.
Added the “Generic Model” section.
Added “PrinterSwitcher” section.
Added supported models to the “Supported Models
1.5.0
Feb. 19th, 2010
> Specifications” section.
Added supported models to the “Generic Model”
section.
The PS Driver for Universal Print version is now
1.6.0
May 19th, 2010
v.3.20.00. (No new functions or supported models
have been added)
Added Aficio SP C430DN/C431DN to the
“Supported Models > Specifications” section.
Added Aficio SP C430DN/C431DN to the “Generic
Model” section.
1.7.0
Sep. 13th, 2010
Modified the “Upgrading the driver” procedure.
Modified the “Upgrading the driver” section.
Added “Uninstalling the driver” section.
Added “Disabling bi-directional communication”
section.
Added “Economy Color” section.
PS DRIVER FOR UNIVERSAL PRINT .......................................................................... 1
NOTICE ............................................................................................................................ 2
VERSION HISTORY ............................................................................................................ 3
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................. 6
BENEFITS ......................................................................................................................... 6
WITHOUT PS DRIVER FOR UNIVERSAL PRINT............................................................................... 6
WITH PS DRIVER FOR UNIVERSAL PRINT ..................................................................................... 7
ARCHITECTURE ................................................................................................................ 8
MOX FILES.................................................................................................................................... 8
SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................................................... 9
PDL ............................................................................................................................................... 9
OPERATING SYSTEMS .................................................................................................................... 9
SUPPORTED PORTS ...................................................................................................................... 10
USER INTERFACE ......................................................................................................................... 10
LANGUAGES ................................................................................................................................ 12
MICROSOFT CERTIFICATION ....................................................................................................... 12
SUPPORTED MODELS (PS DRIVER FOR UNIVERSAL PRINT VER. 3.3.0.0).................................... 12
Generic Model .............................................................................................................. 14
Models Supported by “Generic Model” ......................................................................... 15
Enhanced Locked Print NX FlexRelease Server .......................................................... 15
INSTALLING AND UNISTALLING THE DRIVER ..................................................................... 16
INSTALLING THE DRIVER:............................................................................................................ 16
UPGRADING THE DRIVER ............................................................................................................. 17
UNINSTALLING THE DRIVER ........................................................................................................ 18
PRINTERSWITCHER ........................................................................................................ 19
OVERVIEW ................................................................................................................................... 19
Specifications................................................................................................................ 19
NOTES ........................................................................................................................... 20
POINT AND PRINT ........................................................................................................................ 20
BI-DIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION ............................................................................................ 20
Disabling Bi-directional communication ........................................................................ 20
Form to Tray Assignment ............................................................................................. 21
ECONOMY COLOR ....................................................................................................................... 22
Introduction
The PS Driver for Universal Print is not model-specific. However, the functions
shown in the interface will be tailored to the connected device.
PS Driver for
Universal Print
Benefits
Without PS Driver for Universal Print
•
Device replacement:
o Re-install printer drivers.
o Re-evaluate the whole system and re-check the installed driver’s
compatibility with the new MFP/LP.
o Retrain users/operators.
MFP A
Replace
MFP B
Printer Driver for MFP A
Replace
Printer Driver for MFP B
With PS Driver for Universal Print
•
Using the Universal Driver, replacement is much simpler:
Re-installation is not required.
Less intensive evaluation of the system (already evaluated when MFP A
was installed).
o Minimal retraining (new device-features only).
o
o
MFP A
Replace
PS Driver for Universal Print
MFP B
Architecture
MOX Files
These files contain information about a specific device or option. MOX files are
what allow the PS Driver for Universal Print U/I to offer the correct functions for
the connected device.
When connected to a device, the appropriate MOX file is loaded based on the
plug and play name. The plug and play name is retrieved via bi-directional
communication.
MOX File for MFP A
MOX File for MFP B
MFP A
Punch: Not Available
Color:
…
MFP B
Punch: 2 at left, 2 at top,
2 at right
Monochrome
PS Driver for Universal Print
Example of the interface displayed when connected to a color device, and to a
monochrome device.
Color Model
Monochrome Model
Same driver
Specifications
PDL
PostScript
Operating Systems
Operating System
Support
Windows 2000 Professional
Yes
Windows 2000 Server
Yes
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Yes
Windows XP Home Edition
Yes
Windows XP Professional Edition
Yes
Windows XP Media Center Edition
Yes
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Yes
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Yes
Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition
Yes
Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition
Yes
Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
Yes
Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise Edition
Yes
Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
Yes
Windows Server 2003 R2, Standard Edition
Yes
Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
Yes
Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise x64 Edition Yes
Windows Vista Home Basic
Yes
Windows Vista Home Premium
Yes
Windows Vista Business
Yes
Windows Vista Enterprise
Yes
Windows Vista Ultimate
Yes
Windows 7 Homer Premium (x86, x64)
Yes*2
Windows 7 Professional (x86, x64)
Yes*2
Windows 7 Enterprise (x86, x64)
Yes*2
Windows 7 Ultimate (x86, x64)
Yes*2
Windows Server 2008 Standard
Yes
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2, Standard (x64)
Yes*2
Windows Server 2008 R2, Enterprise (x64)
Yes*2
Novell Netware
Yes*1
*1: Novell iPrint is supported.
*2: PS Driver for Universal Print version 3.0.0.0 or later only.
• IA64 is not supported.
• The driver is supported for use in server clusters.
• Citrix XenApp 5.0, Citrix Presentation Server 3.0 (32bit), 4.5 (32bit, 64bit)
are supported.
Supported Ports
Standard TCP/IP Port (IPv4:RAW Protocol)
Standard TCP/IP Port (IPv4: LPR Protocol) (PS Driver for Universal Print
v1.10.00 or later)
PrinterSwitcher port (PS Driver for Universal Print version 3.00.00 or later only)
Note
The SNMP community name used by Standard TCP/IP ports is “public”
but can be changed.
User Interface
PS driver for Universal Print has ‘One Click Preset’ icons for ease-of-use. These
can be used to store sets of frequently used settings:
• Default Preset icon (Basic Setting)
o This is created upon installation of the driver and contains the PS driver
for Universal Print’s default settings.
• User-defined Preset icons
o Users can add/remove preset icons as necessary.
• Unregistered icon
o This temporary icon stores any changes made to the settings of the
currently selected One Click Preset icon.
Default Preset icon
User-defined
Preset icons
Unregistered icon
Note
One Click Presets cannot be inherited by Point and Print clients. The
driver will be installed on these clients with only the default One Click
Preset.
Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch
The PS Driver for Universal Print automatically selects the language specified in
Regional and Language Options.
Eg. Windows Vista: Keyboards and Languages tab
Microsoft Certification
PS Driver for Universal Print has WHQL certification.
Supported Models (PS Driver for Universal Print ver. 3.3.0.0)
69 MFPs:
Aficio 2051/2060/2075,
Aficio 3025/3030,
Aficio 3035/3045,
Aficio 3224C/3232C,
Aficio 3228C/3235C/3245C,
Aficio 3260C,
Aficio Color 5560,
Aficio MP 161,
Aficio MP 171,
Aficio MP 1600/2000,
Aficio MP 2500,
Aficio MP 2510/3010,
Aficio MP 2550(B)/3550(B),
Aficio MP 2851/3351,
Aficio MP 3500/4500,
Aficio MP 4001/5001,
Aficio MP 4000(B)/5000(B),
Aficio MP 5500/6500/7500,
Aficio MP 6000/7000/8000,
Aficio MP 6001/7001/8001/9001,
Aficio MP 9000/1100/1350,
Aficio MP C1500/ 615C,
Aficio MP C2000/C2500/C3000,
Aficio MP C2050/C2550,
Aficio MP C2800/C3300,
Aficio MP C3500/C4500,
Aficio MP C4000/C5000,
Aficio MP C6000/C7500,
Aficio MP C6501/C7501,
Aficio MP W2400/W3600,
Pro 906EX/1106EX/1356EX,
Pro 907EX/1107EX/1357EX
26 LPs:
Aficio SP 4210N,
Aficio SP C400DN,
Aficio SP C410DN/C411DN/C420DN,
Aficio SP C430DN/C431DN,
Aficio SP C811DN,
Aficio SP C820DN/821DN,
Aficio SP 4100N(L)/4110N,
Aficio SP 6330N,
Aficio SP 8100DN,
Aficio SP 8200DN,
Aficio SP 9100DN,
Aficio SP W2470,
Aficio AP 410/410N,
Aficio AP 610N,
Aficio AP900,
Aficio CL 3500N,
Aficio CL 4000DN/4000HDN,
Aficio CL 7200, Aficio CL 7300
Generic Model
In addition to the officially supported models listed above, other models can be
used with the PS driver for Universal Print. If the PS driver for Universal Print is
connected to a device that is not in the list, the “Generic Model” setting can be
used to provide basic functionality. The Generic Model U/I will contain only
functions that are commonly supported by most Ricoh models. Though the
Generic Model setting can be used with unsupported models, we only provide
official support for certain models. These are listed later in the next section of
this document.
Models Supported by “Generic Model”
Although, the Generic Model setting is intended for printing from unsupported
models, use of “Generic Model” with the following models is officially supported.
26 MFPs:
Aficio MP 171,
Aficio MP 2550(B)/3350(B),
Aficio MP 2851/3351,
Aficio MP 4000(B)/5000(B),
Aficio MP 4001/5001,
Aficio MP 6001/7001/ 8001/9001,
Aficio MP C2050/C2550,
Aficio MP C2800/C3300,
Aficio MP C4000/C5000,
Aficio MP C6000/C7500,
Aficio MP C6501/C7501,
Pro 907EX/1107EX/1357EX
7 LPs:
Aficio SP 6330N,
Aficio SP 8200DN,
Aficio SP C420DN,
Aficio SP C430DN/C431DN,
Aficio SP C820DN,
Aficio SP C821DN
Enhanced Locked Print NX FlexRelease Server
The PS driver for Universal Print’s standard U/I cannot be used with Enhanced
Locked Print NX FlexRelease Server. In order to submit jobs to ELP NX FS, the
PS driver for Universal Print must use the “Generic Model” interface.
Information about Enhanced Locked Print NX FlexRelease Server, can be
found here:
Ricoh Americas: Enhanced Locked Print NX (ELP-NX)
http://www.ricohusa.com/solutions/solution_features.asp?pCategoryId=76&pCatName=Output+
%26+Security&tsn=RicohUSA&pSubCategoryId=77&pSubCatName=Print+Security&pProductId=1327&p
ProductName=Enhanced+Locked+Print+NX
Ricoh Europe: Enhanced Locked Print NX FlexRelease Server
http://www.ricoh-europe.com/products/output-management-andsecurity/s_flex_release_server.jsp
Installing and Unistalling the driver
Installing the driver:
Please close all applications before installing the PS Driver for Universal Print.
1. Start Windows and log on as an Administrator or Power User.
2. After downloading the driver from the Internet, extract the files to any folder.
3. Select “Printers and Faxes” > “Add Printer”
4. Follow the Wizard guidance and select “Local printer attached to this
computer”. Click "Next >" to continue.
5. Select “Have Disk” and then browse to the folder where the driver was
extracted in step 2. The needed *.inf file is in the “Disk 1” folder.
6. Select the printer model and click "Next >".
7. Name the printer.
8. Make the printer default if necessary.
9. Share the printer if necessary.
10. We recommend printing a test page to confirm that the printer is set up
properly.
11. Installation of the PCL6 Driver for Universal Print is complete.
Notes for the installation
- Only one version of the PS Driver for Universal Print should be installed
on the system at one time. If more than one version of the driver is
installed on the system, problems will likely occur.
- During the driver installation, Windows may suggest keeping a newer file
already installed in Windows. In such a case, please select "Yes".
Upgrading the driver
Please close all applications before upgrading the PS Driver for Universal Print
to the latest version.
1. Open the "Printers" folder (or "Printers and Faxes") from the "Start" menu or
"Control Panel".
2. Open the Properties of the printer to be upgraded.
3. Advanced tab > New Driver button > Next button.
4. Select "Have Disk..." then browse to the folder containing the extracted
printer driver INF file. Click Open.
5. Click OK and select the printer model. Click Next.
6. Once the installation is complete, click Finish.
7. Click OK to close the Printer Properties dialog box.
8. Log the current user account off.
Upgrading an x86 driver installed as an "Additional Driver" on an x64 system
(and vice versa)
To replace an x86 print driver on an x64 server (and vice versa), the following
should be done:
1. Open the Devices and Printers folder.
2. Select any print queue and open the Print Server Properties window.
3. Select the "Drivers" tab.
4. Remove the x86 PS driver for Universal Print driver files.
5. Select "Remove driver only" and click OK.
6. Click "Add" to install the new version of the x86 PS driver for Universal Print.
Notes for upgrading
If upgrading from an earlier version of the driver (Ver.1.00.00 - Ver.3.10.00), the
upgrade procedure might result in changes to the values configured for settings
such as input tray and paper type.
Uninstalling the driver
Please close all applications before uninstalling the PS Driver for Universal Print.
1. Open the "Printers" folder (or "Printers and Faxes") from the "Start" menu or
"Control Panel".
2. Delete the printer icon corresponding to the driver that is to be uninstalled.
3. File > Server Properties > Driver tab.
4. Select the driver to be uninstalled.
5. Press the Delete key.
6. Log the current user account off.
PrinterSwitcher
Overview
PrinterSwitcher is a utility used in conjunction with a universal driver. It can
automatically search and add available printing devices from the network,
making them immediately available for printing. These added devices appear in
a list of available devices presented to users when printing. This utility can be
downloaded from the Ricoh website:
Specifications
Language:
- Displays English only but will run on a Windows OS of any language
Supported Operating Systems:
- Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 (x86/x64)
- Windows Server 2000/2003/2008(x86/x64), 2008 R2(x64)
Unsupported:
- Point and Print
- Meta Frame / Citrix Presentation Server
- Terminal Services
- Remote Desktop
- Fast User Switching
Notes
Point and Print
Point and Print is a Microsoft function that makes it possible for clients to
access and install shared printers. The server’s driver settings will be retrieved
from DEVMODE and inherited by the client. However, settings that are not
stored in DEVMODE will not be inherited by the client.
The following settings are not stored in DEVMODE:
•
One Click Preset icons
Bi-directional communication
Disabling Bi-directional communication
By default, PS Driver for Universal Print will automatically establish bidirectional communication with the connected device. This allows the driver to
automatically determine which options have been installed and which U/I to
display to users. However bi-directional communication might not be necessary
for users that always connect to the same device. Such users might prefer to
disable bi-directional communication in order to reduce network traffic and
increase driver response time. To disable bi-directional communication, please
uncheck “Automatically Update Printer Information” in the Printer Selection tab.
Notes
Even if “Automatically Update Printer Information” is unchecked, bidirectional communication can be established manually using the “Update
Now” button.
- If bi-directional communication is not established (either manually or
automatically), the driver’s U/I will not change when the device to which
it is connected changes.
- We do not recommend unchecking “Automatically Update Printer
Information” if the driver is to be used with PrinterSwithcher. Doing so
could result in unexpected driver behaviour and print output.
Form to Tray Assignment
Paper sizes in “Form to Tray Assignment” will not be updated by bi-directional
communication.
Economy Color
“Economy Color” is a function that reduces the amount of toner used when
printing. Some devices such as the Aficio SP C430DN/C431DN support this
functionality. The “Economy Color” setting is called “Print Mode” on the PS
Driver for Universal Print’s settings screen.