Be Earth Smart With Your Xerox Driver

It is post-Earth Day and pre-Arbor Day so let’s talk about the Earth Smart features found in most Xerox print drivers.  The Earth Smart settings are there to help you save paper, and ink.  For instance, to save paper you can print in duplex / two-sided mode.  You will cut your paper consumption in half.  See how quickly I did that math!!  Duplexing is standard on most of our printers and an option on others.  Please consider using duplexing on all your drafts and any jobs you can.  Other ways to save paper are turn off the banner pages and use the sample set feature to make sure your job is correct before printing out multiple copies.

Another Earth Smart feature is Draft mode which prints using less ink so that you can view the job on paper and decide if any additional changes need to be made without using up more ink than needed. If the draft is good and no changes are needed then you can print it out in the normal mode.

These features are combined in the Earth Smart feature of the product specific and Global Print drivers.  You will find the Earth Smart setting by opening the printer preferences of the driver.  On the first tab at the bottom you will see a green box.  Tap or click that box and the Earth Smart settings will be displayed.

Not all machines have the Earth Smart built into the driver but you can still set the individual settings or if compatible use the Global Driver.  I have included a video from the support pages that shows how to set up the Earth Smart settings.  This video is for the ColorQube 9200 family but the options and instructions are the similar on most of the Xerox printers and multifunction devices.  Please look at the support pages for your products for specific instructions for using these earth-friendly features on your model of machine.


Check out the Eco-friendly Printing website for other small changes you can make to the print driver to lessen your offices impact on the environment and save the trees!!

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  1. Sal August 9, 2019 - Reply

    I need this to default to print one sided. There is NO information about how to turn off the Earth Smart settings

    • Cheryl Otstott November 12, 2019 - Reply

      Hi Sal,
      Thank you for reading the At Your Service blog. You do not mention which model printer you are using but the enable disable process is similar from one printer to the next. Please see these instructions for Earth Smart options. If this does not help please consider contacting your local support centre.

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