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Print Management Whitepapers
The HP Universal Print Driver is more than a onesize-fits-all print solution. The sophisticated yet simple print driver communicates directly with each HP device, gathers configuration information, then customizes the user interface to show the device’s unique, available features.
While some multi-device print drivers only enable the most basic functions, the HP Universal Print Driver enables most available features—no matter how advanced—from two-sided printing and stapling to watermark printing on all of the devices
While the user interface is customized for each device, users enjoy a familiar experience regardless of device.
The HP Universal Print Driver is a single, intelligent, feature-rich driver that replaces individual drivers and makes it easy to connect to virtually any HP printing device, at home, in the office, or on the road—without downloading separate, product-specific drivers. As the image below demonstrates, the driver features a common user interface that is familiar to users so they can use the HP Universal Print Driver immediately, with little or no training. Real-time access to print features and job and device status allows users to print easily and solve basic problems on their own.
The HP Universal Print Driver is available in HP postscript 2 and 3 emulation, HP PCL6, and HP PCL5 print languages. The print driver gives users access to virtually any HP LaserJet or Edgeline product while giving system administrators the tools to manage these devices more effectively.
The HP Universal Print Driver enables you to:
Handling print processes within a user organization would almost be a non-issue if the printing environment consisted of multiple instances of the same device on the network. Unfortunately, this is typically not the case. A company’s printer fleet usually consists of multiple brands and models, which can make management, support, and use of print devices challenging. One aspect that makes this printing scenario so difficult is the existence of multiple print drivers.
The existence of multiple print drivers within an organization can bring a number of challenges for IT personnel, the help desk, the end-users, and the organization as a whole. First of all, multiple drivers mean multiple interfaces. Different driver interfaces may offer different options (or at least place the option tabs and buttons in different places) and different formats, which make the printing process more challenging for the knowledge worker. In addition to causing extra pain points for the end-user, this typically results in extra calls to IT and help desk personnel. This is just one of the many challenges associated with a multiple driver environment that we will examine in this whitepaper. Other challenges, such as those associated with the installation and management of devices, can have an even greater impact on an organization in terms of incurred costs and lost productivity.
HP Web Jetadmin version 10.0 is packed with features designed to save you time, improve user productivity, and make your life easy. Enjoy drag-and-drop capability, right-click functionality, single sign-on, a brand new task-based interface, enhanced management of printing supplies, and device discovery based upon Active Directory services—just to name a few.
HP Web Jetadmin 10.0 puts more information at your fingertips, empowering you to manage your total printing and imaging environment more efficiently than ever. Ad hoc reports, customizable templates, improved performance, and a native database all help you work faster and better. Easily manage your supply inventory and assess future needs with proactive supplies reporting and alerts. Convenient supplies reordering capabilities maximize printer uptime.
As business infrastructures become increasingly complex, managing printing and imaging peripherals develops into a major challenge. It is often difficult to obtain a global perspective on the quantity and capabilities of your company’s printing and imaging devices. In addition, as the number of your peripherals increases, so do your support and maintenance responsibilities. HP Web Jetadmin offers a solution to these challenges.
HP Web Jetadmin is a simple printing and imaging peripheral management utility for remotely installing, configuring, and managing a wide variety of HP and non-HP network peripherals via your Microsoft® Windows® desktop. Rest assured that HP Web Jetadmin and your network-connected peripherals are well protected with advanced security features, including Microsoft .NET platform technologies, Windows Active Directory integrated role-based user authentication, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) v3.0, IPsec device configuration, and a secure online update feature.
HP Web Jetadmin increases business productivity by helping you manage supplies, proactively address potential printing problems, configure peripheral drivers, and update firmware. HP Web Jetadmin provides all of the peripheral management capabilities you need in one easy-to-use interface. Best of all, HP Web Jetadmin is a free software tool that you can download from www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin.