Use advanced finishing options and other print features from printer's native drivers

Use advanced finishing options and other print features from printer's native drivers



 Aug 20 2020
13 Comments (13 New)

I.E. if on the copiers there is a Hole Puncher device, Booklet device..

Use Secure Print.  

Automatically detect if the print job is in color or black&white.

Iron Contributor

Most standard Universal Printer Drivers like HP have these basic feature sets. Would be great to have them built in to UP.

Brass Contributor

Any plans to support advanced finishing options such as duplex and stapling? This is currently a showstopper. Some users are even reporting letter is the only paper size option.

Copper Contributor



I am currently testing Universal Print with Intune for my client. Although the printer is discoverable in my Azure environment, the installable options are not available (hole punch, staple, extra trays, duplex, etc). I also do not have the ability to configure any centralised options (b/w 2-sided, etc)

This is a big set back for this new product. Are there any plans to include these for the UP driver? Or a feature to enable using the host driver via the connector?


Third-party Printix already have these features available

Looking forward to your response

Status changed to: In progress
Status changed to: In progress
Copper Contributor

Hi, any update on this topic ? Any date of GA ?
Thank you very much.

Copper Contributor


any update on this ?

Status changed to: Completed

Windows 11 supports advanced finishing options and PIN release for Universal Print ready printers.

Brass Contributor

@Braeden_Petruk_MSFT  Will Windows 10 support advanced finishing / features set and pin release?

Lot's of folks in it land that are planning on staying with 10 for a while. Basically, as long as they can - IMHO.


Iron Contributor

@Braeden_Petruk_MSFT  could you please confirm if the following options from the document Supported print options - Universal Print | Microsoft Docs are supported in Windows 10 currently or if they are only available in Windows 11?


  • Specifying the number of copies to be printed
  • Finishing options (stapling, hole punching, binding, and folding)
  • Different media sizes (e.g. A3, A4, letter, etc.)
  • Different media types (e.g. plain paper, photographic paper, transparency, etc.)
  • Specifying the input tray to draw media from
  • Printing multiple pages on a single sheet. This includes the ability to specify the layout order of the printed pages.
  • Printing on both sides of a sheet
  • Support for portrait and landscape orientations
  • Printing in color, grayscale, or monochrome
  • Printing in different qualities (e.g. draft, normal, high)
  • Different print resolutions (e.g. 300 DPI, 600 DPI)
  • Support for collation
  • Scaling options (e.g. fit to page, stretch, etc.)
Copper Contributor

Is there any news on this, we have the same problem in several sites?


We are using mainly Ricoh IMC3000 4500 MFDs with stapler, binders and folders, on windows 11 clients.

We are trying to be serverless and adopt Azure UP with third party Print management server in Azure but this is proving a limiting factor and a step down in our users experience as opposed to direct print to a local print server. 


We like the ease of adding users and print queue deployment using UP but if many of the device features aren't available.

With the native Microsoft print connector on a VM in Azure and Azure UP we can get the stapler option to appear on HP devices as a test but nothing else.


@lee_collins, I recommend looking into Ricoh's PrintUp app which offers Ricoh printer models that support the app the ability to natively connect to Universal Print.  Ricoh offers a configuration guide at their Support and Downloads | Ricoh USA (

Copper Contributor

Thanks for the tip Jimmy, we use PUP on Ricoh devices and we also have Papercut to do "show back" reporting on consumption, but still don't get the special features in the IPP driver. If we were to delete the Universal print delivered Queue and set up each printer queue for each Ricoh device (or deploy them through Intune configuration profiles) would this not remove the simplicity of MS365 experience of simply logging in and the user getting one virtual printer to print to and collect from any device the cloud print servers list. Would we also not lose the consumption of paper and toner reporting that papercut gives us as the devices would be printing "directly to the Richo device?