Banner Page: Enable or Disable?

There are good reasons for printing banner pages but a case can also be made for disabling them.

What is a Banner Page? The Banner page is the first page of a print job used as a separator of print jobs and used to identify the originator of the print job request.

In a work environment where many people print to the same printer, banner pages can be helpful in differentiating between print jobs and also letting others know the owner of the job to either expedite delivery of the job or allow it to be left for that person to pick up. Banner pages can include the date, time, name of the person printing the document, the IP address of the computer from which the job was printed and in some cases the name of the document.

Now if you work in an environment where there are only a couple of people using the same printer or maybe it is a dedicated printer then you may not need to use the banner page. Turning off the banner page will save paper. The banner page should be turned on or off at the machine and in the driver. You can learn how to enable or disable the banner page by visiting the support page for your machine and entering the search terms banner page or separator page. Below is a sample screen shot of the driver preferences. This graphic from a VersaLink B7035 shows where you can enable or disable the banner page in the driver. On the VersaLink drivers the banner page is accessed through the Earth Smart options on the driver. Of course your driver may vary depending on the model of the machine and the driver being used.

I have also included a video of how to enable and disable the Banner sheet on the WorkCentre 5600 series. As always the screens may be different on your machine. Please check for a video on banner pages on your support page on the video tab.

Shakespeare said: “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” — Hamlet, Act II, scene 2

So you decide, are banner pages good or bad for your environment?

 

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28 Comments

  1. Hoyt May 8, 2018 - Reply

    Having problems with banner sheet printing in windows 10. It is shut off on our Xerox workcenter 7328 however the banner sheet still prints. Need help

  2. Bbrown May 8, 2018 - Reply

    Multiple people print on the work center. How do I set up the banner page to print as a legal size separator?

  3. Molly Hoehn August 6, 2018 - Reply

    How do i disable it for a Xerox 5855?

  4. Ivan Payne August 17, 2018 - Reply

    How can I disable the banner page on my xerox copier audlik B8055 copier? Thanks

  5. Nisar March 12, 2019 - Reply

    Thank you it worked!!

    • Cheryl Otstott April 12, 2019 - Reply

      Hi Nisar,
      Thanks for reading the blog and for posting to let us know it worked for you. I appreciate you taking the time to let us know!
      Thanks,
      CherylO-Xerox

  6. Missy L Barber March 20, 2019 - Reply

    How do i disable the banner sheet on a 7274

    • Cheryl Otstott April 22, 2019 - Reply

      Hi Missy,
      Thank you for reading the At Your Service blog. I was not able to find a printer with the model number 7274. Please chaeck that model number again and then search for the correct model number at the support site to find the knowledgebase for your machine and search for banner, that should bring up the instructions you need.
      Thanks,
      CherylO-Xerox

  7. gabor kertesz May 9, 2019 - Reply

    Hello,

    I would know how I can disable banner page and beeping on Xerox 5230 through CWIS. With Global PS driver for x64 (win10) I can disable in the driver but page come out again. If I install win7 x64 on win10 banner page stops. This is not a nice solution I think.
    The printer beeping when printing , when finishing, when come back from sleeping.
    I also would know the latest firmware of 5230, currently I see 1.207.8. (if you have newer a lnk pls)

    Thank you your reply

  8. Gabor Kertesz May 13, 2019 - Reply

    I posted a comment. When it will visible and answered? could you let me know?

    • Cheryl Otstott June 11, 2019 - Reply

      Hi Gabor,
      Thank you for your comment. I have posted and answered your question. You should see it now.
      Thanks,
      CherylO-Xerox

  9. saikumar August 26, 2019 - Reply

    How i can enable disable banner page print in B7025 mfd

  10. Jimlee1 September 10, 2019 - Reply

    How can I disable the banner sheet on the Workcentre 3345? When I go into the [machine Status] tab, there is no [Tools] Tab and so I can’t configure the print settings. Under the [Service Settings] tab, I can only configure copying, scanning and faxing settings. I also have a Mac and can’t find the Xerox Webcentre Internet Services Software for it in order to configure the print settings online. Would would be the next step? Thanks so much.

  11. Jure February 1, 2020 - Reply

    How can to disable banner test page in xerox b205.
    Thenks,

  12. Gary B February 1, 2020 - Reply

    Is there really no way to turn off the banner from a command prompt, script, powershell, anything? I have 505 Xerox printers on one server alone, migration from 2k8 to 2k16 turned on every banner. We have THOUSANDS of your printers. Seriously? NOTHING?

    • Cheryl Otstott April 2, 2020 - Reply

      Hi Gary,
      Thank you for reading the blog. Have you contacted your local support centre? They would be better able to answer your question. Please contact your local support centre.
      Thanks,
      CherylO-Xerox

  13. samir March 15, 2020 - Reply

    give me away to disable the banner on B215 now

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