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Lexmark Universal Print Driver release information


Universal Print Driver (UPD) release information found in this article:

  • A brief description of new functionality introduced in each release
  • Major issues addressed or significantly improved in each release
  • Known issues and workarounds applicable to each release

Supported datastreams

  • Printer Command Language (PCL) – PCL 5 or PCL 6 also known as PCL XL
  • Note:  PCL® is a registered trademark of the Hewlett-Packard Company. PCL is the Hewlett-Packard Company’s designation of a set of printer commands (language) and functions included in its printer products. This printer is intended to be compatible with the PCL language. This means that the printer recognizes PCL commands used in various application programs, and that the printer emulates the functions corresponding to the commands.

  • PostScript (PS)
  • Note:  PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe® Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Universal Print Driver version identification

Version identification has changed for UPD v2.6.0.0 and later versions.

Driver Version Identification Table

Position (from above)v2. 6. 0. 0 and laterVersions before (v2.x.0 -2.x.5)


Major version: This number scales up only upon a significant change to the driver architecture.

Example: 2.x.x.x

No change


Minor version: Secondary version level; this number scales up upon new functional enhancements.

Example: 2.6.x.x

Datastream Number(x); examples include:

  • 2.1.5 – 1 - PCL 5
  • 2.2.5 – PostScript
  • 2.3.5 – PCL XL (PCL 6)

Note:  No longer available in Version 2.6.


Minor version revision: Tertiary version level; this number scales up upon any modification to the minor version.


Minor version; starting with, this value moved from the third to second position; i.e., 2.x.5 to 2.6.x.


Private version: This is distributed when needed by a special printing requirement.

Note:  If the version value is 0, then the UPD is released to the general public.


No change


  • All driver release information and notifications found in this article pertain to both major and minor driver version datastream (PDL) type.

  • UPD v1 used a different numbering scheme, showing Major Revision, Minor Revision, and two fields reserved for Private Revision. Datastream did not appear as part of the driver version number. Using that naming scheme, three UPD v1 drivers had a version number of (one each for PCL 5, PostScript, and PCL XL).

Driver compatibility and availability

Visit the UPD Technical White Paper ( > Software > Universal Print Driver) for more driver information. You can also go to your product's support page to view the white paper. Driver Package Description

  • Full administrator's installation package includes all PDL* emulations and utilities (64 and 32-bit operating systems).
  • Add printer wizard versions.
    • PostScript UPD
    • PCL XL UPD
    • PCL 5e UPD
    • Universal Fax Driver
    • Resides in your print queue as the Lexmark Universal Fax; this additional driver simplifies the task of sending faxes from applications, and it is especially useful if your only installed driver is a PCL driver.
    • Phonebook application for PostScript 3 emulation driver
    • Lexmark travel print plug-in for the Lexmark Universal Print Driver v.1.5 and up.

    *Page description language

APW – Add Printer Wizard

Note:  UPD v2 is not compatible with Windows 2000.

Additional installation information

When a version of UPD v2 is installed, any earlier version of that identically-named driver is overwritten. For example, installing UPD (the current release of UPD for the PCL XL datastream) would overwrite the previously installed driver (the initial UPD v2 release for PCL XL). Note that the driver name includes a reference to the supported datastream, so multiple UPD v2 drivers can be installed concurrently if they are different datastreams.

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