HP Universal Print Driver Series for
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The HP Universal Print Driver is the single driver that gives users instant access to a range of HP print devices--in the office or on the road--without downloading separate drivers.


Helps simplify your print environment.

The HP Universal Print Driver helps eliminate driver chaos in your print environment by dramatically reducing the number of drivers needed. Broad compatibility ensures it works with many HP print devices, often reducing driver use to a single driver.

  • The HP Universal Print Driver works well with a broad range of networked and direct-connected HP LaserJet and Edgeline print devices using PCL 5, PCL 6 or postscript emulation. HP products share state-of-the-art technology, allowing the HP Universal Print Driver to support complex capabilities across many HP devices, making them easier to use, support, certify and deploy.
  • The HP Universal Print Driver offers optional Dynamic mode, in addition to Traditional mode, to enhance mobile printing. Dynamic mode locates network printers where you are, or you can enter a printer name or address and print anywhere on your network. It's great when you're on the road or want to print to a new device. Traditional mode is just like a traditional driver. Both modes can be used on the same PC to allow you to print what you want no matter where you are.
  • Local language drivers available in 35 spoken languages.
  • You can rely on the HP Universal Print Driver to perform because it's built on the same technology we've been using in our discrete drivers for years.

Easy management tools help meet your unique needs.

HP provides tools and services to customize and manage drivers and printers, so you choose driver capabilities that best suit your unique environment, from managing print queues and color use, to ensuring secure printing for sensitive documents.

  • Create print queues and update drivers on remote systems from one location via HP Web Jetadmin.
  • Color access control allows you to determine who uses color and when.
  • Print private documents securely with or without a PIN.
  • Help make your printing environment and your printers more secure.
  • Create, import and modify Managed Printer Lists for mobile users in remote offices or on the road

Helps reduce paper use and save money.

  • The HP Universal Print Driver's new Eco Print short cut has two-sided printing enabled, making it easier to reduce paper use.
  • The HP Managed Printing Administration and Active Directory templates support a variety of policy controls that can help your company lessen its impact on the environment and save money via your HP LaserJet and Edgeline print devices. The Duplex Default setting reduces paper use and Edgeline Quality Modes Control ensures the right print quality is pre-set for HP Edgeline MFPs.

Helps increase productivity, reduce support calls.

  • The HP Universal Print Driver enables advanced functions on all the printers it supports--from two-sided printing and stapling to Private (PIN) Printing and color themes--so users are not held up or held back by a lack of advanced print features.
  • You can rely on the HP Universal Print Driver to perform because it's built on the same technology we've been using in our discrete drivers for years.
  • The HP Universal Print Driver supports PCL 5, PCL 6 and postscript emulation printer languages.
  • By providing real-time print job and print device information, the HP Universal Print Driver empowers you to resolve common problems yourself and place fewer calls to the help desk. This can mean faster problem resolution, improved printer uptime, and increased productivity.

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