Lexmark printers

I have a client that has a Lexmark T640 printer that is administrated through a domain remotely. I am wondering if I can exchange that T640 with a T644 without having to reconfigure all the printer drivers on the remote system?

Does anybody have any experience with this?

Thank you
Pat ClancyCEOAsked:
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No direct experience, but I had a look at the data sheets for both printers, and I can't see any problems. The main differences seem to be that the 644 is faster. Both support PS3 and PCL6 so they accept the same commands.

Just make sure the new printer is configured like the old one, i.e number of trays etc. They even take the same optional trays.

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Pat ClancyCEOAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your input.
Yes I agree that being that the 640 and 644 are from the same product line they should be able to accept the same command set. And that was a good tip on ensuring the configurations of the same I had thought of that as well but more in the line of the IP address etc.

Thanks for your help
Pat ClancyCEOAuthor Commented:
Good answer
Thanks for the points, Pat.

The printer's IP address does, of course, need to be the same as the old one. So do other settings, although most of them will be taken care of by the driver. If you are running old DOS software, you may need to make sure the printer's PCL settings match the old one; DOS programs often do not select things like fonts, so you need to set them on the printer. Windows drivers override those settings.

I would suggest printing out all possible configuration pages on both printers, and making sure they match.
Pat ClancyCEOAuthor Commented:
Good point, thank you for the tip.
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