HP Universal Print driver not support color printing automatically

You notice that after you installed the HP Universal Print Driver (UPD); Color Printing option is no more available for selection for your Color Laserjet Printer

Print Options

You may most likely run into such issues when you update your print driver for Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

  1. Firstly ensure that you are using a Print Driver version that’s 5.3 or above
  2. Proceed to the Device Settings tab of your Print Settings. Under installable options; change the Automatic Configuration to Update Now Device Settings
  3. A dialog box will appear prompting to update the settings; please confirm and proceed.
  4. Return to the Device Settings Tab and change the Device Type to ColorDevice Type
  5. Click Ok.
  6. The General Tab for the printer settings should now show Features Color as Yes

Note: If you happen to face a similar issue with Duplex Printing;  you will find an option under Device Settings. The below illustration would guide you through.

Duplex Printing

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