Printer Approval Document
Printer Approval Process
Printers used to print registration stickersmust be on the approved list provided by the TexasDepartment of Motor
Vehicles(TxDMV) or be approved by the county.
ApprovedPrinters by TxDMV
The printerslisted below have been tested, approved and arecurrentlyused for printing registration stickers:
Canon LBP6650DNHP LaserJet P4015HP LaserJet 4250dtnLexmark MS710
HP LaserJet P2420 HP LaserJet P4015tnHP LaserJet 4345 MFPLexmark MX310dn
HP LaserJet P2430 HP LaserJet 4050HP LaserJet 5200dtnLexmark T652N
HP LaserJet P3005HP LaserJet 4100 MFPLexmark 264dn Ricoh MP161
HP LaserJet P3015HP LaserJet 4200dtnLexmark E360dn Ricoh MP171
HP LaserJet P3015nHP LaserJet P4250Lexmark MS310 Ricoh MP201
HP LaserJet P3015x
Approval of Additional Printers
Minimum Printer Specifications:
Printer must be laser technology
Media size should support at the minimum 8.5 x 11 in
Processor Speed: 400MHz
Print Languages: HP PCL6 & 5e, HP postscriptlevel 3 emulation; direct PDF(v 1.4) printing
Print Speed: Upto 30ppm, exact speed varies depending on the system configurations, software program and
Print Resolution, black: up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
The laser jet printer fuser modes must have the capability to adjust heat range(from normal, low, high) inorder to
impose print on the documents
The laser jet printer needs to come with LPTand/or USB connections based on agent computer systemneeds
Printer must have the capability to adjust the X Y setting to compensate for alignment.
Counties may choose to approve printers that arenot on the list of department approved printers. Alignment is the most
frequent challenge encountered with other printers, especially light weight printers. Print testingis necessary to ensure
proper alignment and print quality. Counties will decide how many test stickers should be printed for their review and
sticker paper used for testing should be taken into consideration.
The following criteria should be followed when verifying test sticker appearance:
Ensure proper alignment on all print areasofthe sticker paper.
The ink should dry in a reasonable time period. Once dry, the ink should be tested to ensure there is no smearing
on the sticker portions of the form.
For questions or assistance,please contact your local county tax office or regional service center.