Universal Print Driver (UPD) release information found in this article:
Version identification has changed for UPD v126.96.36.199 and later versions.
Driver Version Identification Table
Position (from above)
|v2. 6. 0. 0 and later||Versions prior to 188.8.131.52 (v2.x.0 -2.x.5)
Major version. This number will scale up only upon a significant change to the driver architecture.
Minor version. Secondary version level. This number will scale up upon new functional enhancements.
Datastream Number(x). Examples include:
Note: No longer available in Version 2.6
Minor version revision. Tertiary version level. This number will scale up upon any modification to the minor version.
|Minor version. Starting with 184.108.40.206, this value moved from the third to second position, i.e., 2.x.5 to 2.6.x.|
Private version. Distributed when necessitated by a special printing requirement.
Note: If the version value is 0, then the UPD is released to the general public.
View the UPDv2 White Paper (English only) for a list of supported devices, or visit lexmark.com and select Software followed by Universal Print Driver for more driver information. You can also follow the typical driver-download path via support.lexmark.com to find additional driver package details.
See Upgrade considerations before downloading this driver version.
|220.127.116.11 Driver Package Description||Download|
|Full Administrator's Package which includes all PDL* emulations and utilities (64 and 32-bit operating systems)||Click here|
|(APW versions) 32- 64-bit operating systems|
|PCL XL UPD||Click here|
|PCL 5e UPD||Click here|
Universal Fax Driver
Resides in your print queue as the Lexmark Universal Fax; this additional driver simplifies the task of sending faxes from applications, and it is especially useful if your only installed driver is a PCL driver.
Click here if for the same version that includes the phonebook.
*Page description language
APW – Add Printer Wizard
NOTE: UPD v2 is not compatible with Windows 2000.
When a version of UPD v2 is installed, any earlier version of that identically-named driver is overwritten. For example, installing UPD 18.104.22.168 (the current release of UPD for the PCL XL datastream) would overwrite the previously-installed 22.214.171.124 driver (the initial UPD v2 release for PCL XL). Note that the driver name includes a reference to the supported datastream, so multiple UPD v2 drivers can be installed concurrently if they are different datastreams.
Important! This driver has removed a language monitor component that made these functions possible:
|You are not using status monitor applications...||You can upgrade to UPD 126.96.36.199.|
You are using status monitor applications...
For example, Status Messenger, Lexmark Print Monitor Agent (LPMA) or any LPMA dependent application.
|Continue to use UPD 188.8.131.52, or contact Lexmark Technical Support if you are having any performance issues with this version of the driver.
|You decide to upgrade to 184.108.40.206 from a previous UPD version...||You will need to restart the spooler to completely disassociate this language monitor from the new driver.|
Fixes, improvements and new functionality:
New product support:
Fixes and Improvements:
These functions are required for status monitor applications, such as the Lexmark Status Messenger and the Lexmark Print Monitor Agent.
NOTE: If you are not using status monitor applications, then you can upgrade to UPD 220.127.116.11. If you are using status monitor applications, then use only UPD 18.104.22.168.
Fixes and Improvements:
New product support:
Added Arabic language support, which includes right-to-left reading order support for booklet and N-Up.
Added driver support for the following new devices:
In environments where users do not have permission to write to either the %allusersprofile%\Application Data directory or the %AppData% directory, the UPD 2.x.5 drivers can show a slight delay when opening the Printing Preferences or when the queue is selected in the Print dialog of an application.
To work around this delay, you should copy the %allusersprofile%\Application Data\<driver name> directory from a print server to the corresponding location on the restricted client workstation.
Windows logon scripts can be used to automate this process for ease of maintenance.
Point and Print Environment
Client PC issues:
The client PC, unable to properly communicate with the printer to identify its printer model information, incorrectly identifies the printer as a Universal Color model.
Because the server is reporting the original model, whenever Printer Properties or Printer Preferences is opened, the driver attempts to build the GDL data to define a Universal Color driver, and it is this rebuilding of GDL data that causes a delayed response.
Please contact the Technical Support Center for a fix to this issue and please reference this article so that technical support representatives can report on the frequency of this issue.
|Possible observation...||Observed when...||To remedy...|
Slight delay when:
|In environments where users do not have permission to write to the %allusersprofile% directory.||Copy the %allusersprofile%\<driver name> directory from a print server to the corresponding location on the restricted client workstation. Windows logon scripts can be used to automate this process for ease of maintenance.|
|Documents may print in color even though the “Print in black and white” option is set in Printing Preferences.|
Added support for the following color inkjet printers:
UPD 2.x.3 and earlier can store a large volume of data in the Windows Registry under certain circumstances. See KnowledgeBase article TE440 for more details.
Version 2.x.2 of the UPD was an interim release and is not generally available. Customers using 2.x.2 are encouraged to upgrade to a newer release.
Note: To upgrade to UPD version 2, all previous versions should be uninstalled before installing the new version.
Language emulation specific symptoms fixed by UPD v2.x.1
PCL (non-emulation specific)
|Installer Continue button remains disabled if USB cable connected prior to running install...||Exit the installer, disconnect the cable, and then restart the installer process.|
|Fax cover page may not be sent...||Enable “Generate PostScript in driver” on the Other Options tab. Click here for additional information.|
|Application produces fine lines not visible in output...||Try to increase resolution, enable Enhance fine lines, and enable Pixel Boost. Results will vary by printer model. These settings are located on the Quality tab of Printing Preferences. Click here for additional information.|
|Universal paper size is not retained in resizing option or paper size selection box...||Change the dimension of the Universal form to 8.5 x 14.17 in the Window's Print Server Properties Forms tab.|
|Fold option is not updated accordingly after adding/removing the booklet finisher...||Manually add installable options. This is especially prevalent with a WSD port.|
|Size setting not retained or incorrect op-panel prompt for custom paper sizes created from a user account...||Set the custom size as the default within Printing Preferences. This may happen in Microsoft Word.|
|MS Office 10: Application can't override paper sizes (Letter and A4)...||Uncheck "Scale content for A4 or 8.5" x 11" paper sizes within the application. See "Word Options" under Advanced > Print.|
|PCL 5 emul: An extra line is printed with Booklet & Watermark on A4 paper size...||Uncheck "Scale content for A4 or 8.5" x 11" paper sizes within the application. See "Word Options" under Advanced > Print.|
|Canceling from the Fax dialog sends a fax job to spooler and cancelled job remains in the print queue...||Wait; the job is 0 bytes, and it will leave the print queue when the spooler times out.|
Version 2.x.0 of the UPD was a Beta release and is not generally available. Customers using 2.x.0 are encouraged to upgrade to a newer release.
Click here for more information regarding UPD v2.0 driver settings.
Click here for more information regarding UPD v1.6.2 driver settings.
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