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Ver.3.1

Printer-independent driver Increase productivity and reduce costs with a single printer driver

  • Universal Print Driver
  • I want to reduce the time it takes to manage different printer drivers.
  • I want to reduce the number of printer icons.
  • I want to choose the best printer for my needs.
  • I want to print even when I'm on a business trip.
  • Universal Print Driver
  • I want to reduce the time it takes to manage different printer drivers.
  • I want to reduce the number of printer icons.
  • I want to choose the best printer for my needs.
  • I want to print even when I'm on a business trip.

Management Benefits

Quick and Simple Printer Management

Using a single KONICA MINOLTA Universal Print Driver adjustable to your specific management requirements, you can access multiple printers in your office and eliminate the time, work, and cost of installing and managing separate printer drivers for each division.


A New Approach

Outline

UPD One Core Architecture

The UPD configuration has been significantly modifed to enable data that varies with each printer model to be managed by means of a definition file. This has resulted in a much simpler driver configuration and a much smaller UPD.

A New Approach to Driver Switching

The Dynamic Mode button, that lets you switch drivers, has been moved to the Property Screen so you can now switch drivers more easily, and only when necessary, making overall operation much more convenient.

27 Languages are supported.

English (EN) , French (FR) , Italian (IT) , German (DE), Spanish (ES), Japanese (JA) , Traditional Chinese (ZH-TW), Simplified Chinese (ZH-CN), Korean (KO), Portuguese (PT), Dutch (NL), Danish (DA), Swedish (SV), Norwegian (NO), Finnish (FI), Greek (EL), Turkish (TR), Czech (CS), Hungarian (HU), Polish (PL), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Catalan (CA), Croatian (HR), Romanian (RO), lovenian (SL), Basque (EU)

Dynamic Mode

Objective

To integrate the Traditional mode and the Dynamic mode.

Model Changes

The model can be changed in the current Traditional mode by using the Device Selector.

Network Search Button
  1. A Network Search button has been added to the Device Property of the Driver.
  2. When the Network Search button is pushed, the Device Selector is displayed and starts searching.
  3. When the user selects a device from the search results, the model and port are changed on the Device Property.


The Installer

Using the New Installer - UPDSetup.exe

The Installer and Updater have been integrated into a single tool.
  • The Installer and Updater, previously separate, have been combined into a single tool.
    New models can be added here automatically or manually.
  • Version updating is done by launching the UPDSetup.exe.
    It used to be necessary to restart your computer after updating, but with the Ver.3.0 and later this is no longer necessary.
  • With the new Uninstaller, uninstalling is much simpler. (When adding a model using Network Search. For manual and Point and Print environments, the procedure is the same as before.)

Here are the two methods of uninstalling:
  1. [Start] Menu -> [All Programs] -> [KONICA MINOLTA] -> [Universal PCL (PS/PCL5)] -> [Uninstall Printer Driver]
  2. [Control Panel] -> [Programs and Features] -> double click [KONICA MINOLTA Universal PCL(PS/PCL5)]

New Installer screen
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The screen seen when using a Network Search to add a model
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Uninstall screen
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Update screen
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Functions & Specifications

Configuration

The KONICA MINOLTA Universal Print Driver (UPD) consists of four sets of components,
UPD Core, Child Driver Core, Device Selector, and Child Drivers.

UPD Core

The UPD Core is a core module to govern shared functions within the UPD.

Child Driver Core

The Child Driver Core is a module to govern shared functions for each separate device type.

Device Selector

The Device Selector is a module for selecting the output device for your print job.

Child Drivers

When the output device is chosen using the Device Selector, it can be connected to an individual printer driver made specifically for that particular device that is referred to as a Child Driver. The Child Driver screen is used for print settings.

Learn More

Functions by Child Driver

Individual
Child
Drivers
Common Child Drivers
bizhub
series
magicolor &
pagepro series
PS/
PCL-XL
Paper Size Y Y Y (Up to A4/Legal) Y (Up to A3 (11" × 17"))
Paper Tray Auto/Manual/Tray1, Tray2, etc. Y Y Y Y
Paper Type Y Y Y N
Output Method Secure/Box/Proof Y N N N
Authentication/Account Track Y N N N
Collate Y Y N N
Offset Y Y N N
Print Type, Combination 2-sided/Booklet/N-up Y Y Y Y
Binding Position Y Y Y N
Image Shift Y N PCL:Y
PS:N
N
Staple Y Y N N
Fold Y N N
Output Tray Y N N N
Front & Back Cover Y Y Y N
Watermark Y Y Y N
Overlay Y Y PCL:Y
PS:N
N
Select Colour Colour/Grey Scale Y Y Y Y
Quality Adjustment Y N N N
Acquire Device Information Y N N N

Complete PCL5 Child Driver Function List

How to Use

3 Purpose-Specific Operating Modes

UPD Installation Procedures & Printer Selection

Conventional Installation

When installing the UPD without using UPDSetup.exe commands, such as Add Printer Wizard or PrintUI.dll, communicate with the printer and specify the model to get automatic access to the definition file best suited to that printer. This printer will have already been installed prior to installing the UPD and will be the most appropriate.

Installing with UPDSetup.exe

UPDSetup.exe enables you to do a network search and to add a printer icon. A network search will give you automatic access to the definition file most appropriate for your model. This procedure is best used when you need to search for the printer you wish to install.

Installing with InstCFG.ini

You can specify the model definition file you will need by using the InstCFG.ini external file to refer to at the time of installation. Since you can specify the model without communicating with the printer, this approach is best for when you wish to install the UPD prior to the installation of the printer.


Supported OS

KONICA MINOLTA Universal Print Driver supports the following OS

Windows

Windows Vista Home Basic*
Windows Vista Home Premium*
Windows Vista Ultimate*
Windows Vista Business*
Windows Vista Enterprise*
Windows Server 2008 Standard*
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise*
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

 

Windows 7 Home Basic
Windows 7 Home Premium*
Windows 7 Professional*
Windows 7 Enterprise*
Windows 8.1*
Windows 8.1 Pro*
Windows 8.1 Enterprise*
Windows 8.1 RT*
Windows 10*

Citrix

Citrix XenApp 6.5
Citrix XenApp 7.5
Citrix XenApp 7.6


* Both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64)

Supported PDL: PCL6(PCLXL), PostScript3, PCL5c / PCL5e
Supported Ports: Standard TCP/IP (RAW/LPR) Not-supported: USB, WSD, SMB, IPP / IPPS

Supported Models & PDL

Individual Drivers
Printer drivers for specific models.
The models listed in these columns print using functionality that is essentially the same as that of standard printer drivers.
A3A4
ColourB&WColourB&W
bizhub C754(e) /C654(e) bizhub C652 /C552 /C452 bizhub C652DS /C552DS bizhub C650 /C550 /C451 (*3) bizhub C554(e) /C454(e) /C364(e) /C284(e) /C224(e) bizhub C450 /C450P bizhub C368 /C308 / /C258 bizhub C360 /C280 /C220 bizhub C351 bizhub C281 /C221 /C221s bizhub C287 /C227 bizhub 958 /808 /758 bizhub 754(e) /654(e) bizhub 751 /601 bizhub 750 /600 bizhub 652 /602 /552 /502 bizhub 554e /454e /364e /284e /224e bizhub 501 /421 /361 bizhub 500 /420 /360 bizhub 423 /363 /283 /223 bizhub 367 /287 /227 bizhub 362 /282 /222 bizhub 350 /250 /200 (*3) bizhub C35 /C35P bizhub C25 bizhub C3850FS /C3850 /C3350 bizhub C3110 bizhub C3100P magicolor 4750 bizhub 42 /36 bizhub 4750 /4050 bizhub 4700P /4000P / 3300P /3301P bizhub 4020 /3320

Common Drivers
Printer drivers used in common for KONICA MINOLTA devices.
A3A4
ColourB&WColourB&W
bizhub C650 /C550 /C451(*2) bizhub C450 /C450P /C351(*3) bizhub C353 /C253 /C203 (*3) bizhub C353P bizhub C352 /C352P /C300 bizhub C252 /C252P bizhub C250 /C250P bizhuz C210 bizhub C200 magicolor 8650DN bizhub 750 /600 bizhub 500 /420 /360 bizhub C20 bizhub C20P bizhub C30P /C31P magicolor 5650 /5670 magicolor 5550 /5570 magicolor 5450 magicolor 4695MF magicolor 4650EN /DN bizhub 40P pagepro 4650 /5650

Semi-Individual Drivers
Printer drivers for limited model-specific functions. They support printing from the Universal Print Driver but their functionality is limited.
A3A4
ColourB&WColourB&W
bizhub 195 /215 /235 (*1) bizhub 25e bizhub 20 /20P

Basic Drivers
Common printer drivers including those for 3rd party devices. Only certain key functions can be utilized.
A3A4
ColourB&WColourB&W
bizhub 163 /211 (*1)
Other products

(*1) PCL drivers only
(*2) The driver varies according to the version of the device firmware. If the latest firmware is being used then KONICA MINOLTA A3/A4 individual drivers can be used.

FAQ


Q: Do you support Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS)?

A: Yes. KONICA MINOLTA Universal Print Driver supports the following OS versions of MSCS:
• Windows Server 2012 R2
• Windows Server 2012
• Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
• Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (x86/x64)

Q: Is the Citrix environment supported?

A: Yes. KONICA MINOLTA Universal Print Driver supports the following environments:
・ Citrix XenApp 6.5
・ Citrix XenApp 7.5
・ Citrix XenApp 7.6

Q: Do you support Windows 7 Device Stage?

A: No, it is not supported.
If you access the KONICA MINOLTA Universal Print Driver icon through the Windows 7 Device & Printer screen, the Spooler screen will come up, not the Device Stage screen.

Q: Do you support Printer Driver Isolation?

A: Yes, we do.
If you install Universal Print Driver PCL(PS) Version 2.0.2.0 or later, you can work in "shared mode".

Q: Are TS Easy Print and RD Easy Print supported?

A: In the KONICA MINOLTA Universal Print Driver, the "KONICA MINOLTA Universal PCL/PCL5" supports TS Easy Print and RD Easy Print.

Q: How can you tell whether or not a device is supported by the UPD?

A: You can confirm this by looking at the icon in the far left column of the UPD device list.

Q: Can I use the MyTab function?

A: If MyTab is available from the individual driver for that Konica Minolta device, then it is also available from UPD.

Q: Can all users utilize UPD with restrictions?

A: No, they cannot.
Users without port-creation privileges (e.g. having "User" privileges) cannot use Device Selector. In this case as well, you can still print to connections that have been pre-configured by an administrator.

Driver Download

Please visit our Support & Downloads site and follow the directions provided to download the printer driver version that is most appropriate for your needs.

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