Universal Print Driver (UPD) release information found in this article:
Version identification has changed for UPD v188.8.131.52 and later versions.
Driver Version Identification Table
Position (from above)
|v2. 6. 0. 0 and later||Versions prior to 184.108.40.206 (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 220.127.116.11, 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.
The UPD Technical White Paper (Lexmark.com > Software > Universal Print Driver) for more driver information. You can also go to your product's support page (support.lexmark.com > Select product > Click on Manuals) to view the white paper and you can download the latest UPD driver from this location.
After you view Upgrade considerations
|18.104.22.168 Driver Package Description||Download|
|Full administrator's installation package includes all PDL* emulations and utilities (64 and 32-bit operating systems)||64 and 32-bit|
|Add Printer Wizard versions
|64 and 32-bit|
|PCL XL UPD||64 and 32-bit|
|PCL 5e UPD||64 and 32-bit|
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 22.214.171.124 (the current release of UPD for the PCL XL datastream) would overwrite the previously-installed 126.96.36.199 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.
UPD PCL XL emulation driver:
Operating System Support Announcements
Citrix XenApp 6.5 and XenApp 6.0
There is continued certification support for Citrix XenApp 6.5 and Citrix XenApp 6.0. For a complete list of supported Citrix implementations, reference page 9 of the latest revision of the UPD Technical White Paper.
This version removes official Microsoft Windows XP Operating System support. Hence, it will not longer be listed under supported operating systems. For a complete list of supported operating systems, please reference page 9 of the latest UPD Technical White Paper.
Notes: As of April 8, 2014, Lexmark no longer provides patches or updates for Lexmark software available for Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit versions) operating systems. UPD 188.8.131.52 is the last release that supports Windows XP operating systems. Lexmark follows Microsoft Products Support Lifecycle Policy in providing software support for Windows operating systems. For more information on Microsoft Products Support Lifecycle Policy, go to http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselect.
You rely on status monitor applications...
Note: This does not apply to Status Center that installed with MS, MX 91x Series printers and MFPs.
|Contact Lexmark Technical support for alternative driver solutions.||
UPD 2.7.1 and above removed these non-essential driver .dll files to improve performance.
You utilze LPMA (Local Print Monitor Agent) in an MPS or LFM environment to capture local USB-connected device information.
It will be essential to reinstall the latest LPMA version.
For example, LPMA version .117 is known to work with UPD 184.108.40.206.
|This *.msi package is provided by your MPS or LFM solution dealers.|
|You decide to upgrade to 220.127.116.11 from a previous UPD version...||You will need to restart the spooler to completely disassociate this language monitor from the new driver.||Applicable if updating major UPD versions, or you don't uninstall the previous version of the driver.|
If you are using a private print driver, then check the updates before installing this version to avoid losing specific fixes for your private print driver.
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 18.104.22.168.|
You are using status monitor applications...
For example, Status Messenger, Lexmark Print Monitor Agent (LPMA) or any LPMA dependent application.
|Continue to use UPD 22.214.171.124, or contact Lexmark Technical Support if you are having any performance issues with this version of the driver.
|You decide to upgrade to 126.96.36.199 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 188.8.131.52. If you are using status monitor applications, then use only UPD 184.108.40.206.
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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