Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
1answer
102 views

Add a value to CustomPapers' plist using Terminal

I'm trying to add a printer to CustomPapers' .plist using this terminal command: defaults write com.apple.print.custompapers.plist 165x165 -dict-add ...
3
votes
1answer
88 views

PDF from pdfLaTeX doesn't print correctly

I am trying to print a PDF file generated with pdfLaTeX, but the OS X (10.8) CUPS always shifts and scales the content of the page, without me having any chance to change that behavior. To reproduce: ...
3
votes
5answers
11k views

Print to pdf with Adobe Reader

I'm filling out a PDF form that doesn't work with Preview so I have to use Adobe Reader (ugh). After I fill out the form, I want to print it to PDF so that it is finalized. Unfortunately, Adobe ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Printing in black and white without intermediate greys

I'd like to routinely print using only black ink when colour isn't important, because I have a whole lot more black ink than colour ink. I have a Canon printer and I have selected the 'Black & ...
2
votes
1answer
721 views

Ordering of events when printing/pdf-ing from iCal

Spent a few hours searching on Google and in other forums - I know this issue has come up before, but I couldn't find a single answer or solution anywhere. It seems that when I go to print the ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

Canon iP3000 Printer not working after using with OS X Lion

I was able for some time to print from Lion using a 10.6 driver. Recently I got a 5 yellow light blink error sign which is the sign for a print head problem. I installed a new print head without ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Why did I lose the ability to print to a networked printer?

I have a Canon iP3600 printer connected to a networked hard drive and up until a few days ago I was able to print from it. however, i have now lost the ability to print ever since i downloaded Apple's ...
2
votes
0answers
32 views

Is there any way to print to an old Diablo-command-set parallel printer from a modern Mac?

This question is mostly about software. There exist many hardware adapters that allow one to connect a parallel printer to the USB port on a Mac, but I can't find any way to stream text to the adapter ...
5
votes
4answers
5k views

Trouble browsing Windows network printers from Mac

In the "Add Printer" dialog Windows section, there are no printers showing up, even though there are several in the office. I think this might be because my Mac is not "logged onto" the Windows ...
5
votes
3answers
12k views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
12k views

Bluetooth printing from iPad?

The company I work for had people out in the field doing data entry on their iPads. We would like them to be able to print from the iPad to a bluetooth printer in their car, but I'm not sure if this ...
2
votes
0answers
67 views

Create a bookmarklet for Safari iOS to print page?

Is it possible to create a JavaScript bookmarklet (or other link) to be used in Safari (iOS) that will automatically print the current web page to the default AirPrint enabled printer? Ideally without ...
0
votes
1answer
86 views

Is there a way to use Ricoh1200s printer with OSX?

The printer only comes with Windows drivers only and is not listed in OSX nor in the Gimp-print list. I've also tried the generic PCL6 driver (which makes it print black dots to the side of the page ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

Are there any drivers for Canon i450 Printer for OSX 10.7?

My computer sees the printer and it looks like it installed, but when I try to print, I get an error message that it can't find a print head or that the print head is busy.
0
votes
1answer
520 views

Adding the Print Document Option To The Right-Click Contextual Menu?

In Windows it is possible to print a document on the desktop by right-clicking on it and choosing Print Document in the contextual menu that appears. By default this option is unfortunately not given ...
3
votes
5answers
1k views

Set default printer for each location

Is there a way I can set a different default printer for each network location?
0
votes
1answer
80 views

View the configuration of a network printer

Someone in the office set up printing from the Mac to a printer connected to a Windows computer (the only Windows computer in the office). He can't remember how he set it up and no one else can get a ...
1
vote
0answers
863 views

Error message, “hpPlugInInit.kext was installed improperly”

I recently bought a MacBook Air and transferred my system information and user data via Migration Assistant. I used to get error messages on my old computer like this: The system extension ...
0
votes
2answers
366 views

How Can I Send Text (and Not a Text File) to My Printer on OS X?

I know about this question (How do I send ASCII text to printer (over USB)?). But I'm working on something different. I'd like to be able to send text from within a bash script or Perl script to my ...
1
vote
0answers
568 views

can't connect to wireless printer

I have an Epson Workforce 845 printer. I have it setup on my wireless network correctly. I can print to it without any trouble from a couple different windows computers but I only have intermittent ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I install a2ps for better printing?

How do I install this program so that I can do postscript printing? Currently I get -bash: a2ps: command not found
0
votes
1answer
71 views

hyperlinked text in word cant be click once made into a pdf

Im using word 2011 to create a doc with hyper linked text using cmd K this text is fine when the document is viewed in word as you can click on the text and it opens a browser to view the web page. ...
2
votes
1answer
194 views

Install and print from two identical printers on iMac?

I have two Dymo label printers. I tried installing the printer using CUPS web admin as well as the Print & Scan under System Preferences. Both printers installed fine. When I print from either the ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Why is my Advanced Add Printer mode disabled?

I am using a Unibody MacBook Pro on Lion. I am trying to add a networked printer at work so I can print to it, but OS X is not cooperating with me. Typically for adding networked printers on a ...
5
votes
1answer
21k views

How do you get a printer's IP in lion?

How did you find out an existing printer's IP in lion? In Snow Leopard you can do it in this way: Open System Preferences Select the printer that you want to find the IP for Click 'Options & ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

Printers compatible with case sensitive hardened Mountain Lion

For security improvment, I'm running all my MacOS X on case sensitive and journaled file systems (then any ill written program which one day open a file named conf, and the day after try to open it ...
0
votes
1answer
102 views

How to get Quick Look to print PDF files double-sided?

My default printer's default settings are to print double-sided. It works well in all apps, due to system-wide preferences… with the exception of Quick Look: when I open a file with Quick Look ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I send ASCII text to printer (over USB)?

I have a (cheap Chinese) thermal printer with USB connection with Windows and Linux drivers. I tested installing the Linux driver PPD with Gutenprint and usbtb at first without any luck. So I would ...
2
votes
2answers
118 views

Print at smaller scale

I recently received a PDF document consisting of 2 landscape A4 documents, which I would like to print as 1 portrait A4 (or 2 A5). I'm missing the control panel to print at 50% with matching layout. ...
6
votes
6answers
6k views

Print from iPad without AirPrint or Wi-Fi

Consider the following configuration I have a Wi-Fi iPad without 3G support. I also have an HP printer that doesn't not have Wi-Fi capabilities. My printer supports USB. I am planning to buy a 3G ...
1
vote
2answers
356 views

iPad portable printer

I have a project running on a iPad and my client have decided to print a document on his clients and with that I'll need to find a portable printer for iPad. I have searched on Canon and HP and ...
6
votes
5answers
1k views

iPad mobile safari printing

I need to print web pages from Safari to a mobile printer in the field using an iPad. I can't seem to figure this out - any ideas, suggestions? As I understand it, I cannot connect to a printer via ...
-1
votes
1answer
429 views

lpinfo -m -h 127.0.0.1:631 to verfy the printer drivers available on the system

Can someone do me favor and run the lpinfo -m -h 127.0.0.1:631 that will show the listing of all printer drivers installed on your computer. Please tell me if you see more HP printers than ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Why does Pages all the sudden need permission to print?

I just tried to print something in Pages and got this: The printer was paused, and I was asked to resume it, but this? Why? Pages 4.3 on OS X 10.8.4.
2
votes
1answer
300 views

How can I make the OS print dialog default to a particular preset?

Simply put, this is what I want: I want to take a unique printer preset that has already been made and make the OS default to it any time that particular printer is selected to be printed to. I know ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

How do I remove the default margins when printing (when “Page Setup” options don't work)

I'm trying to print a web page that I've created with a custom paper size of 4.5x10.25 inches. I want the page to be printed right to the edge of the paper, with no margins at all. I've been reading ...
1
vote
1answer
486 views

Can anyone guide me in installing a driver for Epson Stylus C59 in Mac Lion?

I've got a new mac mini (the latest one mid-2011) and it has Lion in it. I have an old Epson Stylus C59 and would like to use it in this mac mini. However, the epson site has no installer for mac. ...
1
vote
2answers
129 views

Does iOS 6 or any other iOS OS have drivers or kernel modules for an HP printer?

I want to print via USB, but iOS does not mention the interface when I connect directly to my non-Wi-Fi printer. REALIZE: I do not want to print wirelessly I want to do so via USB, but iOS apparently ...
1
vote
4answers
23k views

Printing to Windows Server shared printers from an iPad

We have a VP who wants to print from his iPad. We have a few printers shared off our DC running Windows Server 2008 r2. All of the iPad apps that I've found have not worked very well. Has anyone had ...
1
vote
1answer
159 views

How to create multiple printer profiles on Mac?

I have a Mac, but sometimes need to print with legal/landscape and other times with letter/portrait. In Windows I can create two printer profiles for the same printer to easily toggle between these. ...
0
votes
2answers
943 views

How To Changing Printer Scaling on Mac OS X 10.8.2

I am currently having an annoying problem where anything I print in Mac OS X 10.8.2 is scaled to 3%, and I cannot seem to change this through the printing menu. I've attached a picture of my printing ...
1
vote
1answer
322 views

How can I take custom printer settings from one computer and transfer them to others on the network?

I have a new printer on the network with four paper trays. If I set custom print settings on one computer. How can I transfer these setting to other computers?
1
vote
1answer
535 views

Canon imageclass MF4420w printer cant work with mac osx 10.8

There seems to be no legit drivers available for the Canon MF4420w imageclass printers which dont seem to work.
1
vote
2answers
428 views

Create a mono only print queue for a colour printer

I would like to set up our colour printer (HP Laserjet 4650) such that by default it will only print mono. It needs to be such that a conscious choice has to be made to print in colour for every job ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

How do i find a printer which supports wireless printing from the iPhone?

I am looking to purchase a printer, but more fundamentally, I don't know what features or technology translate into easy printing from my iPhone. How can I determine which printers do or do not work ...
0
votes
1answer
407 views

HP P4515 printer in 10.7.4 - what driver?

HP's official support page lists the Laserjet P4515 as a compatible printer in 10.7 using the HP Print Software from Apple (per ...
6
votes
3answers
864 views

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 ...
-2
votes
2answers
871 views

How to take direct print from iPhone to HP Laserjet Printers?

I have a HP laserjet printer installed in my office. The printer is connected to my office LAN and I connected my iPhone to the WiFi router to access internet and that WiFi modem is connected directly ...
3
votes
1answer
257 views

Duplex default in Acrobat X

My MacOS and Acrobat Pro version are as follows. Mac OS X 10.7.5 Acrobat 10.1.6 When I'm printing PDF documents, I can never set 'duplex printing' as a default setting. I think I could do it in ...
0
votes
1answer
276 views

How do I setup access codes for shared printers?

We've got a RICOH Aficio MP C4501 in our office that supports holding print jobs pending having a code input at the keypad (so sensitive documents don't print until you're able to be present to pick ...