For what I want to do it shouldn't matter what printer I have but just so I say it Canon MF4800dw connected to Windows 10x64.
I would like to create copies of any printer really in Devices and Printers that would have specific setups. For example let's say my default printer is a Canon MF4800dw Uri.... I want to make a copy of that printer and change the printing preferences to always print 1-sided and have a second copy of that same printer that would print 2-sided or whatever options I would like to set.
I hate having to go into preferences everytime I print something and would much rather just choose a the copy of the printer that would give me my preferred preferences ie Canon MF4800 1-Sided or Canon MF4800 2-Sided in the selection box when I go to print a document. This would be huge time saver for me but I don't know if you can copy a printer and change the settings without affecting the original as well?
I don't see a copy function in Devices and Printers only "Create a Shortcut" which I'm not sure what exactly that would solve. Where would it put a shortcut and why? It doesn't make a lot of sense to me to have a shortcut on my Desktop of my default printer.. For what reason would I ever click such a thing?
This is not best practice. I would recommend one printer instance, with saved printing profiles for the tasks you wish to perform. You can select paper type, size and more. Then when sending a job, you select the corresponding profile and get the desired result.
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