Print options supported by Universal Print
This article lists the print options supported by Universal Print. For a print option to be available to the user, it is not sufficient that Universal Print supports it. It also must to be supported by the printer being used and be supported by the application that creates the print job.
Looking for the list of supported IPP attributes? See Print options for printers registered via connector.
List of supported print options
- Specifying the number of copies to be printed
- Finishing options (stapling, hole punching, binding, and folding)
- Different media sizes (e.g. A3, A4, letter, etc.)
- Different media types (e.g. plain paper, photographic paper, transparency, etc.)
- Specifying the input tray to draw media from
- Printing multiple pages on a single sheet. This includes the ability to specify the layout order of the printed pages.
- Printing on both sides of a sheet
- Support for portrait and landscape orientations
- Printing in color, grayscale, or monochrome
- Printing in different qualities (e.g. draft, normal, high)
- Different print resolutions (e.g. 300 DPI, 600 DPI)
- Support for collation
- Scaling options (e.g. fit to page, stretch, etc.)
What if an option is listed above but I do not see it when I attempt to print?
If an option is not available to the user when they attempt to print, that could be caused by one or more of the following reasons:
- The printer doesn't support the option at all. For example, if a printer doesn't have a built-in stapler, the stapling option will not be available.
- The printer doesn’t support that option with Universal Print. For example, a printer has a built-in stapler, but it's not reporting that capability to Universal Print using the Internet Printing Protocol which Universal Print uses to communicate with printers.
- The application being used does not expose that option in its UI. Some applications dynamically change the list of print options they show based on the capabilities of the printer the user selects. Other application only show a common set of widely-used options even if the printer supports more.
There's a print option I care about that is not listed as supported. What do I do?
Please let us know what that print option is by creating a feature request at https://aka.ms/UPIdeas. Please check first if someone already created a feature request for the same option and up-vote that one instead of creating a new one.