I have a Toshiba 3055c color laser multi-function printer that is used by 50 or so users. The printer is great and prints color beautifully. Everyone has a unique code for printing color and is charged for every color copy. I need the printer to print black only by default without having to enter a print code, from every user who accesses the printer.
This printer is in a real estate office. It is accessed by users on a domain who utilize different computers office wide. It is also accessed by individuals from their personal laptops and tablets. I need to have people connected to the printer, when they hit the print button, print (by default) in black only. If they want to print color, they can manually change settings or access a different printer called color.
The previous printer was set up as two print devices on each computer. One was called color and had the correct drivers for the printer. The second printer was called BlackAndWhite and was set up with a different model - monochrome printer driver and would print in black. This required the security code to print, but if I shared the printer off the server, I could put the black only code on the configuration set up on the server's printer and it would propagate to all the computers that had the printer shared.
Solutions I have tried that do not work:
1. Set up the computers' with a monochrome driver and a color driver as two different print devices -- the user is told the monochrome acct. code is invalid
2. Share the printer off the server and have it default to black only -- the settings would not propagate and the individual computers would default to full color.
3.Call the Toshiba techs for a solution. -- No dice :(