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Updating Media Information in Printer Driver

This function gets the latest media information from the printer and updates the media information in the printer driver.
When the media information is updated, the media displayed for Media Type on the Main tab is updated to the latest information.

The procedure for updating media information is described below.

Update Media Information

  1. Open printer driver setup screen

  2. On Maintenance tab, click Update Media Information

    The Update Media Information dialog box appears.
    When media information on the driver cannot be successfully updated, click Initial Check Items and check the content that is displayed.

  3. Check that the media information has updated

    By following the dialog instructions, check that the printer is on, and then click Execute.
    After checking whether or not the printer media information needs to be updated, a message will be displayed.
    If the printer media information is up to date, click OK and finish updating media information.
    If the information needs to be updated, follow the below steps to do so:

  4. Update media information

    When a confirmation message appears, click OK.
    The printer driver media information will update.


    • It may take some time to update the media information.
  5. Finish updating media information

    When a confirmation message appears, click OK.
    The media information will be updated.


    • Restart the printer driver after updating media information.


  • Ensure that a user with administrative privileges carries out the media information update.
    Users other than administrators can check if a media information update is required, but cannot carry out the update itself.
  • Do not change media information on the printer while you are updating media information on the driver.
  • When you have added, deleted, or edited media using administrative tools (the Media Configuration Tool) but have not updated the media information, issues may arise such as the inability to print.