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Universal Print is a modern print solution that organizations can use to manage their print infrastructure through cloud services from Microsoft. When deployed with Universal Print ready printers, it doesn’t require any on-premises infrastructure.
For those organizations considering the switch to Universal Print, there are several choices for existing and new hardware thanks to our many partners that have been hard at work developing updated firmware and new products that support Universal Print natively.
Updated firmware makes it possible for customers to keep using existing hardware and register printer directly with the Universal Print service. Where it makes sense, you have a choice of new printing hardware that is Universal Print ready and takes advantage of the latest printing technology.
We have compiled a list of partners and printers to help you decide the best options for your organization when you make the switch to Universal Print. The list is constantly growing so keep an eye on our blogs and partner page to see the latest lists or chat directly with your printer supplier of choice to learn about their plans for Universal Print.
Printers with Universal Print ready firmware built into the device help users more easily set up Universal Print in their organizations and leverage the full capabilities of their devices on the cloud platform.
Brother continues to support the the hybrid workforce, adding additional printing devices to the list of Universal Print ready devices. devices provide the flexibility and scalability to address diverse workplace needs, supporting Universal Print customers in their journey to the digital workplace.
Canon is the first manufacturer to releases Universal Print ready printers, and has an extensive set of printers available today. Canon releases models with native support for Universal Print at a consistent pace and more are expected throughout this year. Keep an eye on their listing for existing and new models on their lists.
HP will soon release their new ‘HP for Universal Print’ Workpath app, that delivers integration with Universal Print on all printing devices that support Workpath. The HP for Universal Print Workpath app modernizes the print experience to give users simple, driverless printing. Their target release date is summer 2021.
Konica Minolta MFPs integrate with the Microsoft 365 environment, so companies can reduce print-related costs and experience an improved printing experience and increased productivity. See the Konica Minolta list of Universal Print ready printers here.
Kyocera is expected to release their first set of Universal Print ready printers by late summer and more in early fall 2021.
Lexmark is one of the first printer manufacturers to integrate their firmware with Universal Print. The company’s portfolio includes reliable multi-function printers and printers, many of them support Universal Print natively. These enable the printing experience that users demand with File -> Print expectations. See the list of Universal Print ready printers here.
Ricoh is actively developing the Smart Operation Panel application for native integration with Universal Print. Keep an eye on their listing for the latest releases.
Toshiba has recently published their list of integrated printers certified to work with Universal Print. Native Universal Print support on these devices will be available soon.
Xerox will be releasing firmware updates to add Universal Print support to select models, including the AltaLink 8100 Series of MFP devices, in Fall 2021 with additional models becoming available at a future date.
For more information about Universal Print partner solutions and updates visit our page at Universal Print partner page.
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