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Hello, at my company we are trying to create two print queues, one for black and white and the other for color. I have searched everywhere and cannot find out how to create these queues. Everything I come across seems to need an a physical server to host the drivers on, etc. Is there no way to create two print queues for one Xerox 7225 printer virtually? One that only prints B&W and another that only pritns to color?
Thanks for any help.
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There are no queues on it, it is a simple office product.
To get Queues you need a DFE, like a Fiery or a Freeflow, or a Creo.
On Office devices you just have the driver, so you can install the driver 2 times, and set the preferences to what you need in each one, and name them as such, ala
Xerox 7225 PS- Color
Xerox 7225 PS- BW
Those 2 drivers could be installed locally, or installed on any PC in the location that does not get shut off and simply share them out via Windows to make it a print server of sorts.
Hey there, thank you for your response! It sounds like it's exactly what I am looking for. Quick recap though,
So essentially all I need to do is add two printers to the on-site IT computer(never shuts down) and install the Xerox drivers into each, one with color as the default option and the other with b&w as the default option & then I can share the newly created printer on the IT computer over the network for other people to select and print from, correct?
One question though, if I have employee's that are using various operating systems from Windows 7 up to 10 as well as a couple Mac devices-- would they still be able to print from the printers I shared from the IT computer?
Thanks for all of the help!
Windows 7-10 both use the same drivers, so go with the Xerox Global print Driver PS.
Once installed, you will likely need to add the other architecture, because some PC's will be 64 bit and some 32 bit.
To do that you right-click the printer on the server and go to Printer Properties > Sharing > Additional Drivers and check the other box (either x64 or x86, you will safely be able to skip Itanium)
Mac OSX on the other hand is much more work, you will need to install them locally on each Mac, name them like in Windows, and then enable CUPS and set the preference for color and BW in there. To do so, just open terminal and type
cupsctl WebInterface=yes then in a web browser go to 127.0.0.1:631
Select Printers at the upper right, then the queue for the installed printer on the left
Select Set Default Options from the dropdown
Then select PaperOutput and change Xerox Black and White to enabled