See B184.108.40.206; see also “Identifiers for 1394 Devices” in the Windows DDK.
Note: This is a general reference, not a requirement.
B8.1.2 Printers - Industry Standards
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Devices using a vendor-supplied ICC profile or profiles must associate this profile or profiles with the device.
Devices that create sRGB output must associate the "sRGB Color Space Profile.icm" Windows default ICC profile with the device. The requirements for sRGB are defined in IEC 61966-2-1 Multimedia systems and equipment – Colour measurement and management – Part 2-1: Colour management – Default RGB colour space – sRGB, listed in “Printers References.”
B220.127.116.11 Network printer supports port 9100 and LPR
Network-connected printers must support TCP/IP standards for Line Printer Remote (LPR) and Line Printer Daemon (LPD) (RFC 1179), Port 9100 printing (raw mode printing), or both types.
B18.104.22.168 Port monitor software meets DDK guidelines
Any port monitor or language monitor software provided with a print device must adhere to the “port monitors” section in the Windows DDK and accurately report errors and support bidirectional communication as defined in the Windows DDK.
B22.214.171.124 Device is available immediately following installation
The user must not have to restart the system after device installation in order to print.
B126.96.36.199 Print device provides non-legacy port connection
The use of a USB, IEEE 1394, or network interface port connection is required for printers. No proprietary solutions are acceptable; however, other legacy port connections may be present on the device.
A USB to printer port (IEEE 1284, or “parallel”) adapter must comply with all related USB specifications, including:
USB 1.1 or later.
Universal Serial Bus Class Definition for Printing Devices, Version 1.0 or later.
Network printers must meet the requirements in Section B7.1
Printers use non-legacy port connections such as USB, IEEE 1394, or Ethernet. Printers can also include a legacy parallel interface in addition to the required non-legacy port connections. USB-to-printer port adapters are not considered an alternative non-legacy interface.
If an IEEE 1284, serial, or IR port connection is included on the printer, that connection must meet the requirements defined in Legacy Plug and Play Guidelines.
See FAQ B188.8.131.52
B184.108.40.206 Color printer complies with Windows Color Quality Specifications for Printer OEMs
Color matching capabilities supported in a color printer must comply with the requirements defined in Section 8 of “Windows color quality specifications for printer OEMs,” at http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/tech/color/ColorTest.asp#Print.
In particular, the following Delta E tolerances must be met for image, graphics, and Pantone patches with default rendering intent:
Average Delta E less than or equal to 12 for center colors
Average Delta E less than or equal to 20 for device colors
B220.127.116.11 USB printer driver takes advantage of built-in operating system support for USB printers
As described in the Windows DDK; see references in B8.1.1.
B18.104.22.168 Printer and driver capabilities requirements
B22.214.171.124.1 Printable regions accuracy.
The printable regions that can be selected in the user interface must be accurately supported in the actual print output.
B126.96.36.199.2 Printer driver runs only in user mode.
Printer drivers for Windows must run only in user mode. Drivers that run in kernel mode can incur stability problems. For driver implementation requirements, see "Choosing User Mode or Kernel Mode" in the Windows DDK.
B188.8.131.52.3 DevMode structure support
The driver must correctly support the DEVMODE structure. See “DEVMODEW” in the Windows DDK.
B184.108.40.206.5 Printer INF file and installation.
The manufacturer must provide a printer INF file that installs all printer device components. The manufacturer does not need to supply a printer INF file if a standard printer INF file provided with the operating system can be used.
If the manufacturer provides an INF file, it must be complete and free of errors. This INF file must comply with the printer-specific extensions listed in the Windows DDK.
Plug and Play IDs must be specific, and INF file [Install] sections must only key off the most specific IDs, as described in the following list.