Printing From a USB Flash Drive on a Lexmark Printer


Printing from a flash drive 

  1. Insert a flash drive into the USB port.

    The USB Drive home screen appears.

    picture showing how to insert a flash drive into the printer usb port


    • If you insert the flash drive when the printer requires attention, such as when a jam has occurred, then the printer ignores the flash drive.
    • If you insert the flash drive while the printer is processing other print jobs, then Busy appears. After these print jobs are processed, you may need to view the held jobs list to print documents from the flash drive.
    Warning—Potential Damage: Do not touch the USB cable, any network adapter, any connector, the memory device, or the printer in the areas shown while actively printing, reading, or writing from the memory device. A loss of data can occur.
  2. From the printer control panel, touch Print from USB, and then select the document you want to print.

  3. Touch the arrows to increase the number of copies to print, and then touch Print.


    • Do not remove the flash drive from the USB port until the document has finished printing.
    • If you leave the flash drive in the printer after leaving the initial USB menu screen, then you can still print files from the flash drive as held jobs.


  • Before printing an encrypted PDF file, enter the file password from the printer control panel.
  • You cannot print files for which you do not have printing permissions.

Supported flash drives and file types

Flash drive

File type

  • Lexar JumpDrive 2.0 Pro (256MB, 512MB, or 1GB sizes)

  • SanDisk Cruzer Mini (256MB, 512MB, or 1GB sizes)


  • Hi-Speed USB flash drives must support the Full-Speed standard. Devices supporting only USB low-speed capabilities are not supported.
  • USB flash drives must support the FAT (File Allocation Tables) system. Devices formatted with NTFS (New Technology File System) or any other file system are not supported.


  • .pdf

  • .xps


  • .dcx

  • .gif

  • .JPEG

  • .jpg

  • .bmp

  • .pcx

  • .TIFF

  • .tif

  • .png


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