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Add Windows Printer to Mac OS X 10.6.8

I have a Windows 7 computer that I am trying to print to from a Mac. I have added my printer using a smb:// protocol and it works and says Idle, however when I try to print I get the following: ...
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Applescript Printer Alerts via iMessage

Is there a way to send an SMS via Applescript/Automator in either of these scenarios: When a low printer ink alert occurs ("Cyan is at or below 10%) With the periodic status of ink levels ("Cyan=10%,...
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Relationship between OpenType fonts and PostScript printers, and impact on printing performance?

In the pre-OS X days, there was an important distinction between bitmap fonts and PostScript fonts, and between QuickDraw printers (the Mac equivalent of "Winprinters") and much more expensive ...
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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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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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OS X based RFID Printing Solution

We are in the process of upgrading our servers at our school. Right now we use Safecom to manage our print queues for each user. Each user that is allowed to print can do so via logging in using an ...
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Stop from automatically connecting to a WiFi network

I have just bought a printer that works via its own WiFi connection, so every time I have to print something, I have to manually switch from my usual internet WiFi connection to the printer's. The ...
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Missing text when I print Pages 5.1 file or export to PDF

I've encountered a problem whereby if I want to print a pages 5.1 file or export it to PDF, text goes missing (specifically text near superscript/subscript text). An example of this same problem can ...
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Apple's Preview prints in middle of page

Apple's Preview app always prints in the center of the page, rather than at top & left margins. This is true regardless of the scale (% size) an image is printed at. I'm hoping there's a way to ...
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TextEdit print to pdf failure in RemoteViewServices

I just started getting "error while printing" printing to a pdf from textedit (i.e. Print > PDF > Save as PDF ...). This has worked in the past (for years), though a web search indicates it's a ...
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Canon MP780 support, and borderless printing, in Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Has anyone got their Canon Pixma MP780 to print borderless in Mavericks? Its support was removed after the CanonPrinterDrivers2.8 (as of writing we are on 2.12). I keep the 2.8 drivers and they ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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google chrome prints in black & white only

Using Chrome v20 on OSX 10.6.8 on two boxes. Chrome Print dialog opens without the color/b&w option, always prints in b&w regardless of which printer I choose (I have several available). If I ...
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OS X Lion Printer problem

I have a clean install of Lion (I whipped the drive, then installed Snow Leopard and upgraded to Lion). Now I'm trying to add/install my network printer. It is a Brother HL-5350DN. The automatic ...
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One Mac can print to network printer, one cannot

I have a mid-2010 Macbook Pro running El Capitan (IP: 192.168.1.65) and a newer Macbook Air (~2014) (IP: 192.168.1.71) running El Capitan. Both are connected wirelessly to the same network: a U-Verse ...
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How should daemons tell users about errors?

I wrote a bash script that backs up certain files on my computer. To automate the running of the script, I set up an associated daemon that runs the script every day. There are certain instances ...
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Printing problem only in web browsers

Under Yosemite 10.10.5 on an iMac, I get the following two error messages when printing from Firefox: First error message: "Print Preview Error. An error occurred while printing" Then, after ...
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How can I add additional paper sizes to Automator services?

I'm attempting to create a service using Automator from the Photos > New PDF Contact Sheet action. However, the Paper size option only allows me to select US Letter and A4. The print drivers for ...
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How to print onto virtual letter paper which exists as PDF?

How to print onto virtual letter paper which exists as PDF? New to the Mac OS X world and with MACs. From the windows world I have a virtual letter paper with my e.g. logo, headers, footers existing ...
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Installed “El Capitan”on my MacBook Air and now my computer doesn't recognize my printer

I had Mavericks on my MacBook Air previously. After installing "El Capitan", my printer isn't recognized anymore (it was before the upgrade). I added my printer to the "list of printers" again, but it ...
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print jobs cancel after 3 hrs - how change?

Moved up to El Capitan 10.11.2. Now my print jobs all cancel after 3 hrs (10800 sec). Can't find CUPS files in Library. How/where can I change the setting of MaxJobTime?
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when I reinstall to EI capitan and Ricoh MP 4000 can't print, how I can fix it?

I re-install OS to EI capitan. My office printer is Ricoh Mp 4000 without PostScript. Before I reinstall Os , I add some app ,Ricoh Mp 4000 can worked. (http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/...
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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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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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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 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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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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CUPS and Department IDs

The printer I'm trying to use requires a department ID and code for authentication and volume tracking. I'm using RAW protocol on port 9100 but could change this if necessary. It is possible to ...
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Apple MacBook Pro OSX 10.9 refuses to print to a printer

New to apple so is there a way to debug why a laptop will not print to a printer? It is an HP Color Laserjet 3000n. The laptop will recognize the printer and stay in a sending mode or sometimes the ...
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Can't print PDF in Safari since Yosemite

I can't print a PDF in Safari. I hit Print but nothing happens. This never happened until I downloaded Yosemite.
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Software Update wants to install printer driver update that removes support for my printer

I have a Brother MFC-9340CDW that I've had for some time. I recently upgraded from Snow Leopard to Yosemite and found that among the broken things were that my printer no longer functioned due to ...
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Sharing a Printer from Maverick to Tiger

I currently have a Teacher using a newer i5 iMac running Maverick, and am trying to share the usb connected printer (HP1300) with 4 student G3 iMacs running Tiger. I have the printer shared (from the ...
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Unable to install Wi-Fi printer drivers on one of our 20 MacBook Pros

We have 20 or so brand new MacBook Pro's and I've successfully installed the Officejet 6500 E709n [DBB4c0] printer on all of them except for one. This one MacBook Projust fails to find the driver for ...
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Is there a recipe for creating a locked-down ftp user role account?

I would like to set up an account on several Macs that can be used to send files to them via FTP. Specifically, I have a multifunction network printer whose scan function can FTP a scanned document to ...
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Using AirPrint printer on a public Wi-Fi

If I'm at a dorm and the only available Wi-Fi is through a public network such as a University's Wi-Fi, how can I prevent others from printing to my AirPrint enabled printer? I would like to be able ...
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How to print Instagram photos locally?

Is there any app/workflow which allows me to print photos in the official Instagram app as easily as possible? Background: Lots of our customers show us their ideas on Instagram on our iPad. We'd ...
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Mail 7.3 print issue

Mail 7.3 frequently (but not always) prints email headers on one page and body on a second page. The same problem occurs on different printers (HP & Epson). Seems to occur most often when set to "...
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Missing Canon Printer driver for OSX Mavericks?

I hooked up a Canon Pixma MP160 printer/scanner to a machine running OSX Mavericks and it complained that there was no driver. Scanning through the list of possible drivers, there were only 1 or 2 ...
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Color Profiles Wonky - Mac OSX / Photoshop, PDFs, etc

Been trying to print a simple JPEG file (set in RGB mode) to my HP 3511 Deskjet. I know my printer is capable of printing in color. It's done it before. I did a test print the other night through HP, ...
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How do I print multiple files using same settings?

I can print multiple files by dragging them all onto the printer icon on my dock. However, this uses the printer's default settings and prints them single sided, which I don't want. I'd like to print ...
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Can't print to Savin printer

I have a MacBook Pro late 2013 model. I have a large enterprise Savin C9065 printer that I could print to. Strangely, when I go to print something now it says, 'filter' failed. I am using an OpenPrint ...
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Printing to a Windows printer from the command line (smbclient -c “print”)

I am trying to print to a Windows printer server requiring authentication from the command line. An option is to use kinit to get a Kerberos ticket (and it works). On a Linux machine I also managed ...
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Can scale be set when printing PDFs from mobile Safari to a Mac with Printopia?

I'm on Mavericks 10.9.1, Safari 7.0.1. There are many occasions when I need to print PDFs to my networked printer remotely (i.e., From my iPad via Printopia) and they never print in the correct scale -...
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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 ...
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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.
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MountainLion printing

Trying to print on canvas with an Epson Stylus Pro 3800. When I click the PRINT button I get the printer in the Dock for about 5 or 6 seconds and then it disappears and no printing. have tried ...
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Mac does not see shared Windows domain printers

Several Macs are able to connect to a printer on a Windows 7 machine, but there is one Mac that I can't get to hooked up. When I go to add a printer, I can browse to our domain, but no computers are ...
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Printing from Safari cuts lines on page breaks

When I print from safari on 10.6 and 10.7 sometimes the top half of the line is printed on one page and the bottom half is printed on the next. This seems to be independent of the printer as the pdf ...
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Is there a way to keep the last printer settings when changing printers?

I have presets like Duplex and Duplex 2-up that I use for printing, and I'd like to keep the last setting until I change it myself, even if I change printers. E.g., if I print something 2-up on ...