4.3 Configuring the Printer Drivers
Installing/Configuring the P
Setting the printer properties
Through the printer properties (and document default/printing preferences) dialog box, the
printer driver will provide an interface for you to ensure that the driver settings match those of
the printer and to select printer option settings for the different properties. The settings made
here will be the default printer configuration for printing subsequent jobs.
Although an application may change the page setup each time a job is printed, it will not affect
these default settings. Changes to these configurations can only be made through these
Before listing the different properties of each tab, here is a summary of them:
Settings here include the printer hardware options installed (e.g. Bypass Tray, Tray 4, Side
Output Tray, Finisher, Offset Catch Tray, Duplex Module, Hard Disk) and other printer
settings that are not configured frequently, like Error Report, Select Substitute Tray, Bypass
Feed Orientation, Job Owner Settings, Auto Configuration.
(for Windows NT 4.0/Windows 2000 only: Device Halftone)
This property controls several aspects of how the printer works with paper and how it
handles a print job. Settings include Job Type (i.e. Print, Secure Print, Sample Print), Paper
Size, Paper Source, Image Orientation, Copies, Output Destination, 2 Sided Print etc.
Includes settings on how the printed output is to be processed. Settings include Job Offset
Settings, Collated Settings, Finishing, Document Options (e.g. First Sheet, Transparency
(for Windows NT 4.0/Windows 2000 only: EMF Spooling)
Settings contained here control the quality of printed output as well as how the graphics and
TrueType fonts will be processed and printed.
(for Windows NT 4.0/Windows 2000 only: Halftone Color Adjustment)
Allows you to create, use and delete page overlays for the printer.
The layout property provides six job finishing features to modify the printed layout of a
document like Multi-Up, Booklet Creation, Fit To Output Size, Zoom, Change Output Size
(No Zoom), Poster.
A watermark is a light image printed in the background on a page. The PCL 6 driver allows
text (as watermark) to be printed in the background or foreground and placed across the first
page or all pages of a document. This property dialog allows you to create, delete and
modify such watermarks.