Thursday, May 03, 2007

HP Creates Universal Printer Driver

Hewlett Packard has announced a reversal in a previous policy statement. Previously HP had stated that they would not be producing any new print drivers for printers that were more than 3 years old. This meant that anyone wishing to print to a printer that was more than 3 years old from Vista, XP 64-bit Edition, Windows 2003 Server 64-bit edition, Terminal server, etc would have to purchase new printers.

You can hear the collective outrage now, can't you? I mean how many printers that are more than 3 years old are still in service? It was a good money making idea for HP but they lost major popularity points.

Hewlett Packard has reversed the policy by creating a Universal printer driver. There are over 70 older model printers that use this driver so far and more are expected to be added to the list as HP completes testing. This is some very good news.

Compatible operating systems
Microsoft® Windows Vista™, 2000, XP, XP Professional x641, and 2003 Server (32 bit and 64 bit), Microsoft® Windows Terminal Services. Citrix Presentation Server Environments and Novell iPrint.

Supported printers

HP LaserJet/Color LaserJet
CM1015mfp, 1150 series, 1160 series, 1200 series , 1300 series, 1320 series, 2100 series, 2200 series, 2300 series, 24x0 series, P2015 series, 2500 series, 2550 series, 2605 series, P2700 series, 3000 series, 301x series, P3005 series, 3020 series, M3027 series, 3030 series, M3035 series, 3052AiO, 3050 AiO, 3055AiO, 3200 series, 3300 series, 3300mfp, 3390 AiO, 3392 AiO, 3700 series, 3800 series, 4000 series, CP4005 series, 4050 series, 4100 series, 4100mfp, 4200 series, 4240 series, 4250 series, 4300 series, 4345 series, M4345 series, 4350 series, 4500 series, 4550 series, 4600 series, 4610 series, 4650 series, 4700 series, 4730mfp series, CM4730mfp series, 5000 series, M5025 series, M5035 series, 5100 series, 5200 series, 5500 series, 5550 series, 8000 series, CM8050 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology, CM8060 Color MFP with Edgeline Technology, 8100 series, 8150 series, 8150mfp, 9000 series, 9000mfp, 9040 series, 9050 series, 9050mfp, 9055mfp, 9065mfp, 9500 series, 9500mfp.

HP Business Inkjet/Officejet
2250 series, 2280 series, 2300 series, 2600 series, 2800 series, 3000 series, 9100 series all-in-one.

Supported by HP postscript emulation driver edition only
HP Color LaserJet 2500 and 2550 series printers, 2800 series all-in-one; HP Business Inkjet 2800 series printer


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