Product Documentation

Universal printing policy settings

Sep 23, 2016

The Universal Printing section contains policy settings for managing universal printing.

Universal printing EMF processing mode

This setting controls the method of processing the EMF spool file on the Windows user device.

By default, EMF records are spooled directly to the printer.

When adding this setting to a policy, select an option:
  • Reprocess EMFs for printer forces the EMF spool file to be reprocessed and sent through the GDI subsystem on the user device. You can use this setting for drivers that require EMF reprocessing but that might not be selected automatically in a session.
  • Spool directly to printer, when used with the Citrix Universal print driver, ensures the EMF records are spooled and delivered to the user device for processing. Typically, these EMF spool files are injected directly to the client's spool queue. For printers and drivers that are compatible with the EMF format, this is the fastest printing method.

Universal printing image compression limit

This setting specifies the maximum quality and the minimum compression level available for images printed with the Citrix Universal print driver.

By default, the image compression limit is set to Best quality (lossless compression).

If No Compression is selected, compression is disabled for EMF printing only.

When adding this setting to a policy, select an option:
  • No compression
  • Best quality (lossless compression)
  • High quality
  • Standard quality
  • Reduced quality (maximum compression)
When adding this setting to a policy that includes the Universal printing optimization defaults setting, be aware of the following:
  • If the compression level in the Universal printing image compression limit setting is lower than the level defined in the Universal printing optimization defaults setting, images are compressed at the level defined in the Universal printing image compression limits setting.
  • If compression is disabled, the Desired image quality and Enable heavyweight compression options of the Universal printing optimization defaults setting have no effect in the policy.

Universal printing optimization defaults

This setting specifies the default values for printing optimization when the universal print driver is created for a session.
  • Desired image quality specifies the default image compression limit applied to universal printing. By default, Standard Quality is enabled, meaning that users can only print images using standard or reduced quality compression.
  • Enable heavyweight compression enables or disables reducing bandwidth beyond the compression level set by Desired image quality, without losing image quality. By default, heavyweight compression is disabled.
  • Image and Font Caching settings specify whether or not to cache images and fonts that appear multiple times in the print stream, ensuring each unique image or font is sent to the printer only once. By default, embedded images and fonts are cached. Note that these settings apply only if the user device supports this behavior.
  • Allow non-administrators to modify these settings specifies whether or not users can change the default print optimization settings within a session. By default, users are not allowed to change the default print optimization settings.
Note: All of these options are supported for EMF printing. For XPS printing, only the Desired image quality option is supported.
When adding this setting to a policy that includes the Universal printing image compression limit setting, be aware of the following:
  • If the compression level in the Universal printing image compression limit setting is lower than the level defined in the Universal printing optimization defaults setting, images are compressed at the level defined in the Universal printing image compression limits setting.
  • If compression is disabled, the Desired image quality and Enable heavyweight compression options of the Universal printing optimization defaults setting have no effect in the policy.

Universal printing preview preference

This setting specifies whether or not to use the print preview function for auto-created or generic universal printers.

By default, print preview is not used for auto-created or generic universal printers.

When adding this setting to a policy, select an option:
  • Do not use print preview for auto-created or generic universal printers
  • Use print preview for auto-created printers only
  • Use print preview for generic universal printers only
  • Use print preview for both auto-created and generic universal printers

Universal printing print quality limit

This setting specifies the maximum dots per inch (dpi) available for generating printed output in a session.

By default, No Limit is enabled, meaning users can select the maximum print quality allowed by the printer to which they connect.

If this setting is configured, it limits the maximum print quality available to users in terms of output resolution. Both the print quality itself and the print quality capabilities of the printer to which the user connects are restricted to the configured setting. For example, if configured to Medium Resolution (600 DPI), users are restricted to printing output with a maximum quality of 600 DPI and the Print Quality setting on the Advanced tab of the Universal Printer dialog box shows resolution settings only up to and including Medium Quality (600 DPI).

When adding this setting to a policy, select an option:
  • Draft (150 DPI)
  • Low Resolution (300 DPI)
  • Medium Resolution (600 DPI)
  • High Resolution (1200 DPI)
  • No Limit