Posts Tagged ‘Printer Driver’

Monochrome Printer Driver Update

May 4th, 2011 No comments

The Black Ice Monochrome Printer Driver allows fast and reliable conversion of TIFF files. Files can be converted to various TIFF formats and other monochrome image file formats, plus it offers the options to save, e-mail, print, send to archive, or combine many TIFF files in one. This is highly recommended for businesses and developers looking for a high-volume conversion driver with easy-to-use interface.

Updated May 4, 2011, the latest version of the Monochrome Printer Driver, Version 13.20, now enables users to give a file a custom name based from tags like date, time, user name, and computer name. Another added feature is the disabling of printer preferences.

The Monochrome Printer Driver is free to try for 15 days, and costs $39.99 to buy. Download driver update 13.20 here.


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ColorPlus Printer Driver Update for Windows Servers and Citrix

May 3rd, 2011 No comments

Fast high-volume file conversion from any Windows program with a print option? Black Ice ColorPlus printer driver (released May 03, 2011) can take care of that. As a premier printing and converting solution for businesses, one can do simple document conversion (supported files include PDF, PNG, JPEG, HTML, TIFF, among others) through a user-friendly interface, alongside usual save, e-mail, print, archive, and combine documents prompts.

Version 13.20 of ColorPlus printer driver now includes the option to name converted files based from tags like date, time, username, computer name, and IP address; plus, the option to disable printing preferences is also a new feature in this version.

The software costs $999.00, with a 15-day free trial period, and runs on Windows 2000/2003/Server 2008. Download the ColorPlus printer driver update here.

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ColorPlus PDF Printer Driver Update

May 3rd, 2011 No comments

Document conversion has become easier with the Black Ice ColorPlus printer driver. Aside from the basic choices to save, e-mail, print, archive, and combine documents, the ColorPlus printer driver allows conversion of files to various formats like PDF, TIFF, JPEG, HTML, PNG, and other formats from Windows programs with option to print a file.

With the latest update of the printer driver released May 3, 2011, the Custom File Naming feature was added, allowing users to name a file using its properties like date, time, username, computer name, and IP address. One can also now hide the printing preferences tab.

To get ColorPlus printer driver version 13.20, click here. Purchase the software for $49.99, or avail first of the 15-day trial period. The update will run on Windows 2000 or higher OS versions.


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Resolving HP Printer Driver Problems for Windows XP

March 23rd, 2011 No comments

If you’re a long time user of Windows XP and you don’t want to upgrade to the newer versions of Microsoft’s operating system, then you can take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone. A whopping 44% of all PCs accessing the internet still run this venerable OS today. As reliable as it is, Windows XP is indeed starting to show its age, especially in the realm of compatibility with the latest hardware, be they sound cards, CD or DVD drives, or even printers.

This has become especially apparent for some Windows XP users who may be having trouble getting the newest printers from HP to work with their PCs. If you’re one such user, then you need not replace your printer or operating system just yet. Here are a few things you can try to resolve your HP printer driver issues.

Updating Windows

Because of its continued popularity, Microsoft still provides support for Windows XP in the form of updates. These generally improve security and functionality and also help keep the operating system compatible with the latest devices by expanding the number of installed hardware drivers in the system. Consequently some of the newest devices, HP printers included, will require that certain updates be installed. You can check for updates for your copy of Windows XP here. If you haven’t bought your HP printer yet and want to know for certain if Windows XP supports it, check out the Windows Catalog of supported hardware components here.

Finding the Right Driver

Drivers and proprietary software for different operating systems are included with any HP printer you purchase. This is no different for Windows XP. Instructions for how to install the driver and printer should be clearly stated. However, there are times when the provided driver might not seem to function properly.

The first thing you should do is to check if it installed properly in the first place.You can do this in two ways. First, you can access the Control Panel and select the Add/Remove Programs function and check if the driver software is listed there. If it is and the printer still refuses to work, try uninstalling the driver and then reinstalling it again.

Another method is to access the Device Manager by right-clicking on the My Computer Icon, selecting Properties, and the clicking the Hardware tab. Click the Device Manager button in this window to reveal all the devices detected by your system. When connected and turned on, your printer should be on the list, along with a diagnostic status from the system, telling you if it is in working order or not. If the driver is missing or improperly installed, it will display a message saying that no drivers could be found for the printer.

If you think that the drivers packaged with your printer are not functioning or outdated, then you could try downloading an updated version from HP’s website here, as well as updates for printer firmware that could increase your device’s efficiency and extend its lifetime.


Ultra Image Printer Driver Update

January 2nd, 2011 No comments

The Ultra Image Printer is a program that can be installed on any computer. It acts similarly as a mechanical printer. However, it prints the document into image files to be saved on the disk rather than to be printed on a piece of paper. The Ultra Image Printer is compatible with different image file formats like .BMP, .JPG, .GIF, .PNG and .TIFF.

The program can also be used to convert any printable files into image files. All you have to do is to open the document using the document viewer or editor, such as MS Word, and print it using the Ultra Image Printer. You will then have the image version of your document that can be used as an attachment to another document, or as a part of another image.

Configuring the Ultra Image Printer on your PC is quite simple. But first, you need to download the latest driver update here for Windows XP. Once you have successfully installed the software, the Ultra Image Printer will be added to the list of installed devices. If you have other printers installed on your system, you may opt to set this as your default printer. Otherwise, select it manually when printing documents. This driver was updated January 02, 2011.


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HP All in One Printers Driver Update

July 28th, 2010 No comments

HP or Hewlett Packard is one of the known brands of technology worldwide. The company currently operates in more than 150 countries across the world and their main goal is to explore and discover how technology and their services can help individuals and companies deal with their everyday problems and challenges and at the same time, realize their aspirations, dreams and the possibilities open for them. New thinking ideas are applied to create a more valuable and trusted technology that the company’s customers can use and appreciate.

In line with HP’s goal to continuously improve on their products and services, the company released the most recent HP All in One Printers Update for computer users to utilize whenever they encounter issues that cause their computers to lose its connection with the printer. Experiencing such problems can result to incomplete and lousy print jobs.

The printer driver update includes HP C4500, HP C4400 and HP C6300 printer models. Some of the system requirements include an existing installation of the printer device in which the driver update is targeted since the update cannot be used for initially installing the printer device.

The HP All in One Printers Update works with Microsoft Windows XP x64.1 and Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit edition. You  must however, keep in mind that you need to verify an existing valid installation of your printer before even downloading the printer driver update. If you are unsure of how to download and use the all in one printer driver update, just follow the steps below and you will be on your way on resolving issues related with your printer device.

1. Make sure that your printer is properly installed in your laptop or computer

2. Download the update file to one of the folders in your system

3. Once download is complete, double click on the file to unpack and start the installation process

4. For Windows Vista users, you will be prompted with Administer credentials if the software detects that your current login privileges are not covered by administrator rights. If on the other hand you are using the administration account, you will only be prompted with the permission to continue with the program installation.

5. Follow the displayed instructions on completing the installation process and if the system requests for a reboot, you will need to restart your computer to finish the installation process.

Download it for free here. This was updated July 28, 2010.


HP 4500 All In One Printer XP Drivers Update

July 4th, 2010 No comments

The HP 4500 All in One Printer Drivers XP is a free driver update download that provides HP users all in one printer updates for the HP printer to work at its best. You will have professional-appearing documents for the lowest cost per page using a high-quality inkjets. With this version, you can save up to 40% less energy than HP 4500 all in one printer laser printers. This can be matched with all other HP 4500 All in One Printer Systems available in the market.

The HP 4500 All in One Printer Drivers XP version 13.0.0 was released on March 1 and was added on July 4, 2010. This can be downloadable free of charge and can be used along with Windows XP,Vista or 7 operating systems.

Click here to update your HP 4500 All in One Printer Drivers XP.

HP P2035 Laser Printer Driver Update

June 10th, 2010 No comments

The HP P2035 Laser Printer or LaserJet Driver Download is used for the HP Laser Jet Printers of IT managers within Managed Printing Administration (MPA) specifically designed for companies using UPD or Universal Print Driver from Hewlett Packard. MPA allows creation of customized print environment, manage user print experience and is supported with installed UPD in traditional and dynamic modes, respectively.

The HP P2035 Laser Printer Driver version 2.5.8 was added on June 10, 2010. This can be downloadable free and can be used with Windows XP and Vista.

Click here to update your HP P2035 Laser Printer Driver.


HP 6500 All In One Printer XP Driver Update

June 4th, 2010 No comments

If you’re want a fast ink jet printer that produces high quality prints, then you have to look for a multifunctional printer such as the HP 6500. The Hewlett-Packard OfficeJet 6500 is one of the most stunningly designed all-in-one printers on the market today. It displays its superb black surface finish as well as its fluorescent green features.

The Hp 6500 uses OLED instead of LCD displays, although users would still have to move around menus by pushing the control keys and the scrolling option buttons at the same time. Furthermore, the HP 6500 printer has additional buttons that can optimize printing quality and speed.

The HP 6500 also features a duplexer that allows doubles-sided paper prints. This function is also present in other all-in-one ink jet printers. The only problem with this feature, though, is that it takes up a lot of space since the area around it has to be pulled out in order for the unit to work.

Apart from taking up space, the HP 6500 also has some features that may upset some users from time to time. For instance, noise comes out of the machine when printing low quality photos and graphics. Therefore, pictures produced look overcast with some shades or even overexposed. In some cases, the images may appear dull, making this printer unsuitable for mass photo printing.

When it comes to software, each HP product comes with the Hewlett Packard Document Manager, making photo publishing more convenient.

Like all other hardware, the HP 6500 will not work properly unless you install the latest driver updates on your system. If you’re going to use an HP 6500 printer with your PC, it is best that you download and install the latest driver update 12.0 (June 4, 2010) from this link. This is a full feature Software and driver solution ensures that your HP printer will perform at its best, making it ideal for users who want more than just basic drivers.

HP 6500 Printer driver update 12.0 can be installed on systems running on Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista. It comes with the following software when downloaded:

  • HP Officejet Basic Print and Scan Driver
  • HP Officejet Full Feature Software and Driver
  • HP Officejet Basic Driver for IT Professional Use
  • HP Officejet Firmware, HP Solution Center Updates
  • HP Easy Printer Care Software (English Only) Critical Updates and patches
  • HP Print Diagnostic Utility
  • HP Home Network Diagnostic Utility
  • HP Officejet Software and Driver Removal Utility.

Repairing Common Printer Problems

February 8th, 2010 No comments

Printer Cable:

One of the most common sources of printing problems is the printer cable. Normal wear and tear can damage one or more of the wires or pins in the connectors of your cable.

Cable problems simple to diagnose and correct. The fastest way to troubleshoot a cable with no obvious defects is to substitute a known good cable and see if the problem goes away. Or, you can place your questionable cable on a system that is having no problems, to see if your problems follow the cable.

Printer driver problems:

Another common printer problem is that your drivers are defective or out of date. You might even have the wrong one. This can result in all sorts of strange gibberish on the printed page. If you selected the wrong printer driver for the printer you are trying to use, you may need to purge the print jobs that are hung up in the spooler as well as reset the printer to remove any bad data that remains in its buffer.

It’s also possible that you have the correct printer driver but that it isn’t configured properly for the amount of RAM installed in your printer. If the driver is set for more RAM than the printer actually has, an overflow can occur. This might go unnoticed for a long time. It may appear only when you have a large print job or pages with lots of graphics.

Sometimes there are known issues with a printer driver that crop up only under certain circumstances. Make sure that you have the latest printer drivers for your operating system and printer installed. (To do this, check the manufacturer’s web site.)

Whenever you install a printer driver, make sure that all of the setting options are correct for your individual printer. This not only includes the RAM settings, but also settings like the source tray for the paper, the paper size and orientation, the timeout settings, and the print resolution.

Port Type
Another problem might be that your parallel port settings are incorrect in your CMOS setup. (Assuming that the parallel port is integrated on the motherboard.) First, see if Windows is giving any indication of a problem in Device Manager. To do this, click Start, Settings, Control Panel, and then double-click on the System icon. Now select the Device Manager tab. If there is a problem with the on-board parallel port settings, you will see a flag on the device, indicating a discrepancy. Highlight the parallel port and click Properties to view the device status. Next, click Resources to check out any resource conflicts.

It’s possible that when you last installed a component, you created a resource conflict that didn’t appear until later when you tried to print. If a conflict is indicated, try changing the resources that the offending device is using.

Testing the parallel port
Diagnostic software such as CheckIt or Norton Utilities can test the integrity of your port by using a loop-back plug attached to your parallel port. This type of test can also be performed on your serial ports. Make sure that you use a loop-back plug compatible with the testing software.

The loop-back plug test may not find every parallel port problem, but if it does indicate a problem, it’s probably accurate.

If you find a bad parallel port on a motherboard with integrated peripherals, you can disable the port in the CMOS Setup and install an add-on parallel port if you have an unused ISA slot. But check prices before you do this. You may be able to replace your motherboard with a new one for very little more than the cost of a new parallel port card.

Check the CMOS
If you find no resource conflicts, try changing the port type in the CMOS. Run the CMOS Setup program, open the Integrated Peripherals menu, and select the parallel port type settings. Press [F1] to view the default setting. If the default setting isn’t specified, try changing the mode to the default. You can also try setting to another value the memory address that the port is using. Start with the default setting and then restart the computer and try printing again. Windows will probably find what it considers new hardware and install the proper software during the start up process. Note: This is the process I followed on my computer. However, since every CMOS is different, your system may require you to change the port type in a different manner. Documentation may accompany your computer or motherboard (if it was custom built).

There are a lot of things that can go wrong with a printer. If you’ve eliminated all other possibilities and have decided that the printer is the culprit, consult the manual that came with your printer for user-serviceable items.

The new generation of inkjet printers has the capability of printing at a very high resolution. To achieve this resolution, you must choose from a variety of high-quality papers available. If you’re using standard quality inkjet paper, there is no benefit from choosing a very high resolution. The print speed will be greatly influenced by the resolution you select.

Don’t try to use the paper designed for an ink jet printer in your laser printer. This paper is not compatible with the high temperatures present in a laser printer.

If your laser printer has begun to print pages with some of the areas of the page appearing lighter than the rest, your toner cartridge may be a little low on toner. To get the maximum life from a toner cartridge, make sure that the remaining toner is evenly distributed in the cartridge. Do this by removing the cartridge from the printer and, while holding it in the same orientation that it rests in when installed, gently rock it back and forth, tilting it about 45 degrees in each direction. The object is to make toner available over the whole width of the drum. Be careful not to shake the cartridge too vigorously.

While you have the printer open and the cartridge removed, take the time to clean it out. Follow the directions in the owner’s manual carefully so as to not damage anything.