Samsung Universal Print Driver SCX5635FN User Manual

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Samsung Universal Print Driver SCX5635FN

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Introduction

The Samsung Universal Print Driver is a single driver that can be used with different printer models. This gives users instant access to not only Samsung print devices but also a range of other vendor’s PDL based devices without the need to download separate drivers.
PDL means both PCL and PS.
Samsung does not guarantee the quality of other vendors’ printer devices and Samsung models that are not supported (Click to see the supported Samsung device list). For unsupported Samsung models, driver is automatically set to usable default PDL

Samsung Universal Print Driver vs. Model specific drivers
The following table shows the differences between the Samsung Universal Print Driver and the product based drivers:

SAMSUNG UNIVERSAL PRINT DRIVER MODEL SPECIFIC DRIVERS
User interface Consistent user interface. Inconsistent user interface.
Installation •       Download and install with the installer file provided with the Samsung Universal Print Driver.

•       Install via executing the installer file.

•       Manually locate, download, and install driver for each device.

•       Install via CD autorun or Add printer wizard.

Device discovery Easily locate and access suggested devices from the whole Samsung printer products. Manually discover devices.
Availability Available on the Samsung web site. Available on the CD provided with the device, or the product based driver.

System requirements
Minimum system requirements for the Samsung Universal Print Driver are as follows:

OPERATING SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
CPU RAM FREE HDD SPACE
Windows Vista 1 GHz 1 GB 40 GB
Windows XP 300 MHz or higher 128 MB RAM or higher 1.5 GB or higher

(additional 1.8 GB in SP2

and additional 900 MB in

SP3

Windows 2000 133 Mhz 64 MB 2GB
Windows Server 2003 550 MHz or higher 256 MB RAM or higher 2.9 GB or higher
Windows Server 2008 2 GHz or faster 2 GB RAM or higher 40 GB or higher

Installing and Uninstalling the Samsung Universal Print Driver
This chapter gives you step-by-step instructions for installing and uninstalling the Samsung.
The following windows are for a PCL driver in Windows XP. Windows may differ for a PS driver, but the steps are the same.
Installing Samsung Universal Print Driver
Before installing the driver, check the recommended minimum requirements for your system (See “System requirements” on page 4).

  1. Start a web browser and go to www.samsung.com.
  2. Search for the Samsung Universal Print Driver setup file.
  3. Start the setup file. The Samsung Universal Print Driver Installer Wizard opens.
  4. Click Next. If necessary, select a language from the drop-down list.
  5. After the installation window opens, wait for installation to be completed. After the Setup Completed window opens, click Finish. If you want to register yourself as a user of Samsung devices in order to receive information from Samsung, select the checkbox and click Finish.

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If the driver is installed properly, you can find the Samsung Universal Print Driver in the Printers and Faxes folder.
Uninstalling Samsung Universal Print Driver
If you want to uninstall the Samsung Universal Print Driver, follow the steps below:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, select > All Programs > Samsung Universal Print Driver > Maintenance. The Samsung Universal Print Driver Installer Wizard opens.
  2. Select Remove and click Next.
  3. Select the components you want to remove and click Next.
  4. A confirmation window appears, click Yes.
  5. When uninstallation is completed, click Finish.

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Using the Samsung Universal Print Driver

The main purpose of the Samsung Universal Print Driver is to install one driver (Samsung Universal Print Driver) and use it with different print devices. However, the Samsung Universal Print Driver has other features like searching print devices, creating a favorites folder, and checking a device’s status.
Accessing the Samsung Universal Print Driver

  1. From the Windows Start menu, select Printers and Faxes.
  2. Right-click Samsung Universal Print Driver.
  3. Click Printing Preferences or Properties. Samsung Universal Print Driver window opens.

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If there’s no recently used printer, a pop-up window asking you to search printers appears. Click OK to search connected printers.

Layout overview

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Main menus •       Recent

–       Recently Used Printers : Shows the list of recently used printers. The most recently used printer is at the top of the list.

–       Recently Searched Printers : Shows the list of recently found printers. The most recently found printer is at the top of the list.

•       Search

–       Search Now : Searches printers that are connected either by USB or network.

–       Search by Address : Searches for a printer by the printer’s IP address. •  My Printer

–       Create a Favorite Folder : Creates a folder for favorite printers.

•       Settings : Displays options for pop-ups and searches.

Printer list Shows printer list.
Status window Shows status of the selected printer in the list. You need to select Layout2 and install the Samsung Smart Panel program to see this window.

•       Update Now : Updates the selected printer’s information.

•       Buy Supplies : Opens the website for buying supplies.

•       Trouble Shooting Guide : Opens the troubleshooting chapter of the user’s guide. You need to install the Smart Panel of the model you are using to see the troubleshooting guide.

•       Printer Settings : Opens SyncThur Web Service, which provides options for configuring and managing your printer. You can only use this option with network printers.

Changing Samsung Universal Print Driver settings
Setting the pop-up option
You can set the Samsung Universal Print Driver window to appear when you print. There are four options for this window to pop-up:

  • Click the Settings button on the bottom left corner.

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  • Click the Pop-up tab. A sample of Pop-up tab is shown in the following figure.
    • When driver UI appears : The Samsung Universal Print Driver window appears when you open a Printing Preferences (Properties) window.
    • Every time you print : The Samsung Universal Print Driver window appears every time you print.
    • Only the first time you print : The Samsung Universal Print Driver window appears only for the first time when Samsung Universal Print Driver is selected as the printer from an application.
    • Only when the last printer used is not available : The Samsung Universal Print Driver window appears only if the printer that was last used is not available.
  • Click OK.

Setting the printer search option

To set the search options for the Samsung Universal Print Driver, follow the steps below:

  • Click the Settings button on the bottom left corner.

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  • Click the Search tab and select one of the following options.

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    • Search only supported printer : Searches only supported printers connected. Click to see the supported Samsung device list
    • Search all the printers : Searches all connected printers.
  • Click OK.

Searching print devices

By TCP/IP address
If you know the TCP/IP address of the print device you want to use, you can search the device by typing the TCP/IP address. Follow the steps below:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, select Printers and Faxes.
  2. Right-click Samsung Universal Print Driver.
  3. Click Printing Preferences or Properties. The Samsung Universal Print Driver window opens.
  4. Click Search by Address. A window appears.
  5. Type in the TCP/IP address of your printer and click OK.

By Search Now menu If you don’t know the TCP/IP address of the print device you want to use, you can use the Search Now option to search for the device. Follow the steps below:

  1. From the Windows Start menu, select Printers and Faxes.
  2. Right-click Samsung Universal Print Driver.
  3. Click Printing Preferences or Properties. Samsung Universal Print Driver window opens.
  4. Click Search Now.
    Samsung Universal Print Driver searches the connected print devices. The search result might differ depending on the search option you have selected (See “Setting the printer search option” on page 10.)

Creating a favorite folder

You can create a folder with the printers you use the most for your convenience. For example, if you travel between home and work sites, you can create two different printer folders; Home and Work, and manage the printers as needed. To create a favorite folder, follow the steps below:

  • Click Create a Favorite Folder.
    • Add new favorite folder window appears.

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  • Type in a folder name.
  • Click OK.

A new folder is added under My Printer.
To add printers to a folder under My Printer, you can drag-and-drop the print from the list to the folder or right-click the printer in the list and select Move or Copy.

Help

Click the Help button in the upper right of the Samsung Universal Print Driver window. A help window appears. Use this help to answer your questions about using the Samsung Universal Print Driver.

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Printing with Samsung Universal Print Driver

Basic printing
To print a document using Samsung Universal Print Driver, follow the steps below:
The following steps show printing from Notepad. Menu names might differ depending on the application you are using.

  1. Open the file that you want to print in an application.
  2. From the menu bar select File > Print.
  3. Select the Samsung Universal Print Driver from the printer list.
  4. Click OK. Printing begins. Or, depending on the pop-up option (see “Setting the pop-up option” on page 9) you selected, the Samsung Universal Print Driver window might appear before printing. Choose the printer you want to use and print.

Changing the selected printer

  1. From the Windows Start menu, select Printers and Faxes.
  2. Right-click Samsung Universal Print Driver.
  3. Click Printing Preferences or Properties. Printing Preferences (Properties) window opens.
  4. Select another printer either from the printer list or by searching (See “Searching print devices” on page 11).
  5. Click OK. All subsequent printing will now be directed to the new printer.

 

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