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Printer drivers

I have several macs, at home and office (Macbook Pro and Air). I have several Canon multipurpose printers as well. The problem is when you attempt to connect the Mac to the Canon printer via USB, it ...
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Printer connected to Mac only works if other Mac is turned on

I have an old iMac G5 with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and a Canon PIXMA MG5350 printer. It prints without a problem on the old G5. I think the printer is connected via bluetooth. And now I also have an ...
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“Unable to download the software from the server at this time error” when installing printer [closed]

I keep getting the following message (see image below) when trying to install a shared printer, I first got this error a month ago and have been trying every couple of days since, but i guess the ...
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Add a background to an Excel sheet (printed)

I would like to add a background image to an Excel sheet covering the whole page and print it. A background in Excel is only shown on screen and not printed. Using a large image as header in Excel ...
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Trying to add a duplex driver to OS X 10.10.5

Any other instructions I found for this did not match the version of OS X on my Mac.
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Are there any AirPrint compatible print servers?

We have several printers here at home, and I am thinking about enabling AirPrint. I'm not interested in driver hacks, since they often require a computer to be running with a shared printer. I am ...
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iOS or Airprint receipt printers?

Apple stores print receipts from their iPod touch credit card readers. They probably use a custom solution with a server backend. Square has a few wireless receipt printers it can work with. I ...
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Saving a pending print job as PDF

I printed an important receipt and quit Safari, only to learn the job never printed because we no longer own the network printer the computer was expecting to find. Thus, the only remaining copy of ...
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SMB printer doesn't prompt for credentials

Some macs in our environment are NOT prompting for authentication when attempting to print to an SMB printer resource. Instead, it attempts to directly print - this fails as the user has not ...
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Are printer drivers for Brother laser printers well supported on Mac OS X?

Is there a history of Brother printers being well supported in Mac OS X with respect to updated printer drivers? I am completely unfamiliar with Brother printers but considering their laser all-in-one ...
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Adding a Windows printer in OS X Yosemite

I am trying to add a Windows printer through the advanced option: but, as you can see, the Type and Device lists are both inactivated. What is happening here?
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print from yosemite 10.10.3 to windows-7 shared Brother HL-2130

I have a windows 7 machine with a Brother HL-2130 printer connected by USB and shared. My account on the windows 7 pc has no password, is the only account, is the administrator account, and guest ...
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Unable to add printers on new MacBook Pro (Migrated from Time Machine backup)

Recently tried to set up a brand-new MacBook Pro for my mother, using migration assistant from a Time Machine backup of her old Air which is running Mavericks. Upon trying to add either of our two ...
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OSX 10.10, “Preview” printing

OSX 10.10, How do I get "Preview" to print the File Titles along with the "picture"?
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Keep Preview from autoresizing print output

Whenever I want to print a PDF file from Preview, the print dialog defaults to shrink the page to fit the bounds of the page. I have to manually select scale: and enter 100 into the text field. Is ...
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MS-Office 2011 Print command crash

I have Macbook Air from 2011 with yosemite and while trying to print with MS-Office 2011 programs (word PPT Excel) I get the following error message: Microsoft Error Reporting log version: 2.0 Error ...
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Printing out weird code instead of actual print jobs

I support a few macs for our staff and one of the macs in question starting having an issue where when the job would reach the printer instead of the job printing out, a bunch of jumbled code would ...
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How to set two-sided printing as default in Mountain Lion Preview?

Every time I print from Preview app I need to manually click on "Two-sided" checkbox. This is annoying when I have a bunch of documents to print. Is there any way to set "two-sided" as default?
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How to print on a Yosemite managed printer from a Panther Mac?

A couple I know have two computers I'm supporting - one is a iMac which I recently upgraded from Snow Leopard (10.6) to Yosemite (10.10). The printer is attached to this machine. The other computer, ...
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How to make shared printing works on Yosemite within an IPv4 only network?

Network landscape My network is made through Internet Sharing from a Mac: Bob hosting an USB printer: Clara. On this home network is a Mac: Alice which is usually printing on Clara through Bob. ...
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Yosemite printer panasonic DP C265 not print. Says: “Stopped - 'Filter' failed”

21/04/15 22:14:15,014 powerd[48]: FIXME: IOUnserialize has detected a string that is not valid UTF-8, "(null)". 21/04/15 22:14:19,195 sandboxd[405]: ([1457]) foomatic-rip(1457) deny file-read-data /...
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Printer Drivers for old models of Samsung, Xerox or Dell printers ( like Samsung ML-1520)

I've got a quite old Samsung printer, model ML-1520. I can not find any drivers for it. Samsung seems to have stopped supporting OS X, and Apple only offers drivers for models not older than ML-1630. ...
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Applescript to hide print queue

Running a Processing sketch which saves .txt files to a folder. Have a folder action attached that prints new files in this folder to a thermal receipt printer. However, I had to update to Yosemite, ...
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Setting print size preset in AppleScript

I've been using Folder Actions to automate printing photos taken from OS X built-in Photo Booth software. The AppleScript I use is as follows: on adding folder items to this_folder after receiving ...
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Specification for CUPS printing options

I would like to ask if someone knows where can I find all the possible printing options the can CUPS send to backend/filter etc. These are some of the possible options: com.apple.print....
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Change color in default options when printing on yosemite

We've got the following printer setup: Driver: Brother MFC-L9550CDW-AirPrint (color, 2-sided printing) Connection: dnssd://PRINTER._ipp._tcp.local./?uuid=e3248000-80ce-11db-8000-30055c4b125b ...
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Safari printing issues

Lately when I try to print from Safari (Version 8.0.6 (10600.6.3)) on the latest Yosemite, the job won't be printed, keeping the "Printing..." status forever. That happens every time. If I save ...
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Printer deamon creates hundreds of symlinks

Today I stumbled over hundreds of symbolic links in my OS X /tmp folder. > … lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 66B 10 Mai 11:42 554f27eaca409 -> /private/etc/cups/ppd/...
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MacMini is unable to communicate with devices on netwrok

Devices: Router: 192.168.0.1 MacMini 192.168.0.97 MacBook 192.168.0.19 Printer 192.168.0.99 Windows 192.168.0.49 So, my problem is that a strange one. All my devices are connected to the same ...
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Script/Workflow: Select item, print, save as PDF, name sequentially, down arrow to next item

Yet again I have a task to do that would be great to automate. Yet after searching for examples that are even close I am nowhere. Here is what I am trying to do: First I Perform a search by specific ...
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Resetting printing password

I use a printer on a Windows server configured as smb://server.domain/printer as it requires authentication after the first use I had to give my credentials which where then stored in the key chain....
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Why doesn't OS X migrate printer settings after clean install?

I've been seeing this since Leopard (10.5). If I erase my hard disk before installing a new version of OS X, the install the OS, then migrate all settings over from a cloned backup using Migration ...
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How do I restore the default Postscript printer?

I did a Reset printing system..., thinking it would remove all printers I installed. I didn't think it would remove everything, including the default Postscript printer. EDIT: I'm on a MacBook Pro ...
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How can I access my scanner directly without going through System Preferences?

Since my printer has scanning capabilities, the Printers & Scanners pane in System Preferences has the "Scan" tab available. This is the only known place to start and scan one's document. I am ...
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How to fix spurious “Cannot communicate with scanner” error, without rebooting

I have a Canon MP560 printer/scanner combo, installed and working. However typically when I turn on the power to the printer and click 'Open Scanner...' I get the following error: Needless to ...
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Network Ports Used To Print (Network LPD Printing)

I have been experimenting with an application that listens to network ports below 1024. I discovered that when that application is running, an attempt to print to a network printer (set up to print ...
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Print file from terminal via smb

So UI printing fails with no reason as always. I hope that I can get more details by printing from command line. Tried smbutil print //user@host/share file got: smbutil: unknown command print ...
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Is there a way to run a bash script everytime I print something?

I wanted to run a script that changes my background image whenever use the printer. Is it possible? Is there a way to know when OS X is printing something?
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Preview/Mail printing issue

I am attempting to print PDF's (and save documents as PDF's) as close to full bleed as possible. Right now I am losing approximately 3/4" in margin left, right, top and bottom. Any way to adjust ...
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How can I setup my printer to print in black and white as default?

Is it possible to set up a printer, so it will always print in black and white?
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What could be stopping my WiFi printer from working?

My iMac suddenly stopped recognising my HP OfficeJet 6500 printer over the wireless network. Previously, it worked fine for years. It works with USB, and the printer connects to the router without a ...
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Can't Add Printer with lpadmin

I am trying to add a Pharos printer to a Mac, running Yosemite, and the command isn't working. The problem is that the printer queue has a space in the name. The genius that set it up didn't think ...
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Add printer via lpadmin with custom queue

Is there a way to add a printer via the command line that has a custom queue that has two words separated by a space? My command so far is below but does not set the custom queue. Without the queue, ...
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I cannot see a particular USB printer from AirPort Extreme

I have an older AirPort Extreme (UFO, Version 5.7). I can connect an Epson MX330 printer to the USB port of the AirPort Extreme and it appears on the AirPort Utility "Printers" tab, and I can print ...
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Preview in Yosemite prints with large margins, unlike previous version

Before Yosemite, Preview could print large scale text with no noticeable margin by simply increasing "Custom Scale". In the Yosemite-Preview, it is no longer possible to do so. I tried adjusting ...
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How to fix Samsung printer JobAccounting2 module printing crashes?

There are 2 brand new iMac running Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Both machines have a wired ethernet connection to a wired Samsung CLX-6260ND MFC (multifunction) printer. Installation is a piece of cake, ...
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How to connect a Mac Book Pro to a LaserWriter II NT

I have an Apple LaserWriter II NT from the late 80's. Is there a way how I can print to it from my MacBook Pro?
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Epson 1500 won't print over WiFi

Yesterday I installed the drivers for my printer (Epson Stylus 1500) on my Mac. During the setup I chose to connect over WiFi (the printer had already successfully been setup for WiFi printing from my ...
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AddPrinter.app hangs on Yosemite

I want to add a network printer on my MBP13R mid-2013. I open the dialog box Add printer (Addprinter.app). I begin to fill the form for IP adress of my printer (by typing the hostname). I only type a ...
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Epson software update keeps popping up on my screen but nothing gets downloaded

I get that question pop-up on my screen a few times per day. Sometimes several times in a row. If I say Yes, a long EULA document appears for me to accept, then a window with a progress bar that ...