Questions tagged [printing]

Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper

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Number roadmaps as A001 instead of A1 using Word page numbers

To identify roadmaps provided to participants to a biycle randonnee, I want to number them as A001 to A150, B001 to B150 and C001 to C150. After printing the required roadmaps in a printshop, I ...
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Mac keep losing printers, has to restart

this has been a recurrent problem. For some reason Aiprint stops working and I have to restart the computer to restore it. Then, after a few weeks, it stops working again. The computer "can't find" ...
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Give a short name / nick name to a printer in iOS?

In iOS is it possible to give a short name / nick name to a printer ? I have several printers of the same spec distributed through out a building, that all show up as Epson-7620. I know there is a ...
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How to print .docx attachments from Gmail iPad app?

When I open a .docx formatted attachment with the Gmail iPad app, there's no option to print. I've installed the MS-Office for iPad app, but so far as I can see, there's no way to change default ...
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HP LaserJet wont print OCR'ed file or Power Point file, sent from OSX

I've got an HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw printer. The printer works fine for word docs, images etc and PDFs (which are not OCR'ed) If a PDF has been created from a scanned document then OCR'...
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Should I use the manufacture's print driver instead of secure AirPrint?

I've noticed that macOS appears to default to using secure AirPrint as it's printer driver over the manufacture's printer driver. Any reason why I should choose one over the other?
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PDF Printing Quality Issues

I am having problems with printing some PDF documents on a 2014 MacBook Pro running macOS 10.14.3. Most PDF documents print fine (from Preview), and I'm happy with the quality. Examples are these ...
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Print Job Notification

I tend to print tens of pages in high DPI mode, so it may take minutes (sometimes even few hours) for my printer to print something. Is there an app/utility or a script to get notified that a given ...
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Why isn't my Bluetooth printer appearing on iPhone but is appearing on Android and PC?

I'm trying to connect a thermal printer to my iPhone but its not showing up in the list of Bluetooth devices. However, it is showing on my PC and Android smartphone. Has the advertising only got ...
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I keep having to re-add my printer to macOS every time I want to print something

I've been experiencing this issue a lot lately. First off, I have one of those wireless routers with a 2 GHz and a 5 GHz network. I'm not sure if that's what's causing this problem, but I have a ...
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How to modify cupsd.conf on 50+ machines

I need to modify the cupsd.conf file (removal of PAUSE-PRINTER/RESUME-PRINTER) on 50+ machines to allow non-admin accounts to resume the print queue. Is there a way I can script this (through ...
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When I set the User Code in the print dialog, the print dialog of Preview app does not work correctly

When I set the User Code in the print dialog, the print dialog of Preview app does not work correctly. But it works from the other apps (e.g. Google Chrome). macOS Mojave
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How turn a folder into a print queue?

On MacOS, you can drop a PDF directly onto the window of a Printer's print queue, and it will be sent to print immediately (with the printer's default settings). I'm looking for a way to do a similar ...
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Is there a tool to simply join 2 pdf pages in one?

It seems a hard to find an answer to such a simple request: I have a pdf file with 16 pages A4 size. I would like to make a 'spreads' view of it, this means that page 1 and page 16 (cover and ...
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Force any printer to convert all colors to Grayscale automatically?

I've got a color inkjet printer, and I only have black ink left. I want my printer to automatically convert all colors printed to a grayscale equivalent. I'd like a solution that works with any ...
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Create driverless print queue in Mac OS 10.12+

I am trying to set up printers via bash script in Mac OS, using lpadmin with the -m everywhere option to let my CUPS server handle the jobs. This works fine from my Linux machines, however the Mac OS ...
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How to merge multiple image files into one pdf file with page and its original size for every image?

I have some images and I need to print it to ONE pdf file with size of pages as size of its images. How can I do that? In other words I would like to achieve sth like this: Read rectangle is a pdf ...
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How can I share a USB printer on MacOS

I have a Brother DCP-7040 USB connected printer on my High Sierra system that I'd like to share on my network if possible. It is using the Brother-supplied CUPS driver, which I just updated yesterday. ...
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Macbook Pro does not mount printers after adding them

I have a Macbook pro here running MacOS Mojave. When trying to add a network printer, I select the correct driver, and click add nothing and happens. There is no record of the printer being listed ...
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Printing to network printers with the HP Smart app on a iPad

It is a SBS 2011 domain for what it is worth. The HP Smart app on the iPad see all network printers (there are about 20 of them). Absolutely no problem printing to OfficeJet 8600 but it just won't ...
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Adding a new printer (of the same model) to my MacBook Pro

I bought another Epson SC P600 printer. I currently own the same printer that I have been printing from my MacBook Pro. The older printer is going to be donated. Do I have to uninstall the original ...
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How to AirPrint to a printer that does not have WiFi?

My mother has a Samsung printer that works perfectly fine... except that it's not network enabled (it doesn't have WiFi). She wants to print to it using her iPad. Is there any way to do this? (The ...
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Printing to Windows (not-domain) Server - Hold for Authentication

I've been printing to our windows-connected printer for ages. And then I upgraded to High Sierra and now I can't print because of the "Hold for Authentication" message. I searched for a solution many ...
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AirPrint stopped working after upgrade to iOS 12.0

I cannot print from Notes on my iPhone 6s+ since updating my phone to iOS 12.0 and I get the following error: No AirPrint Printers Found. My bonjour printer settings have not changed, and my router ...
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Removing all printer stuff

I don't use any printers now, but I have in the past. Systems Preferences / Printers & Scanners shows "No printers are available". However, /Library/Printers still contains over 200Mb of stuff. ...
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Manual double-sided printing on iOS

I have an AirPrint printer with no Duplex functionality. When I want to print double sided documents from mac, I can easily print odd pages first, then manually reinsert the papers and print only the ...
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Shared printing is no longer working

I run a Mac mini as a server in a small company. With macOS Server. Also a print server with a few shared printers. This is the error message in the CUPS log: Unable to encrypt connection, internal ...
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How do I slow down my printing from my MacBook?

I print with an HP Laserjet p1102w. When printing onto cardstock the toner is normally not fully melted on and smudges easily. I found on my PC that setting the printer to print a heavier paper than I ...
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Printing directly from Finder with Print Dialog?

Looking for a way to start printing a PDF directly from the macos Finder with a keyboard shortcut (e.g. Cmd + P), but instead of sending it directly to the printer, opening the Print Dialog. Can I ...
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lpr fails to print asking for manual paper feed

I use macOS High Sierra with a HP LaserJet Pro M12w printer. I can print regularly from macOS applications. However, when I print from lpr, the file remains enqueued with a message asking “Load paper ...
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Printing from the New York Times iPad App

I have recently installed Printopia app on my MacBook so that I can print from my iPad to the various printers in my business. I have noticed that I can print from something like the Notes app just ...
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Printing multiple pdf's causes printer to pause between print jobs

I'm printing thousands of PDF documents. If I select them in the Finder and press ⌘P, it creates each PDF as a print job. However, the printer takes a huge pause - maybe 10 sec between each print job,...
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How does one change default options in CUPS

I want to change default print settings in CUPS. I'm mass printing PDF's through Finder and it won't use my preset in the printer options menu so I'm fiddling around in CUPS to see if that works. I ...
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Airport Extreme problem between 2.4 and 5ghz networks

I have an Airport Extreme running the latest version of the software. All settings are pretty standard although I may have overriden the wifi channels. I have the 2.4 network and the 5ghz network with ...
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PostScript Driver issues: “ERROR: invalid font” - where to find font download (Softfont) options?

I'm having a problem with some documents printing on my Dell C2665dnf Color MFP on macOS 10.13.x and beyond (ie, including 10.14 Mojave betas). Sometimes a document only prints out: ERROR: ...
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Use default preset when printing directly from Finder and drag-and-drop

You can Command-P when in Finder to print a file. But I foundn't no way to make it use my settings (two-sided, page size, etc). Is that even possible? As workaround, I'm opening every single file in ...
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Cannot print anymore since upgrade to Macos 10.13.6

I was using Macos 10.13.4. When I upgraded to Macos 10.13.6, I noticed my print jobs got stuck in the print queue so I deleted those print jobs and then I installed a newer version of the printer ...
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How to print from auto-select paper tray by PDF page size?

I have a tedious document production task that would be greatly simplified if I could use the dual-tray feature of the printer (a Canon MF414dw in this case.) Basically, I have an MS Word document ...
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Best way to turn off cupsd?

I have a macOS 10.13 machine that is being used only for remote work, and has no need for printers. Printer Sharing is definitely turned off in System Preferences, and yet, cupsd is listening to a ...
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Can no longer log into CUPS web admin on macOS Mojave Beta?

I have a printer and I'm trying to set the default paper size. Normally, I can do this via the cups webadmin localhost:631 If you make any changes to a printer, it asks for your login credentials ...
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How to print from Google Docs in Safari?

For some reason when I press CMD + P or go to File>Print in Google Doc's instead of printing, the document is downloaded as a PDF. I then have to navigate to my downloads folder, open the PDF, and ...
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Canon Print Driver Setup

We use Pharos and have two printer queues for our students to use. One is black & white; the other is color. For convenience, we want them to be able to print any document to the BW queue and ...
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Controlling bitmap density when printing to Postscript printer

I have an SVG file, that uses the SVG 'mask' attribute to do some complex clipping. I convert this file to PDF using rsvg-convert. When I view the PDF in Preview.app, I can zoom in as far as Preview ...
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macOS Inconsistent Printing

macOS 10.13.4 Printer: Samsung ML-2510 After I print one document, if I try to print another document within the next few minutes my printer does not print. On the Mac, the document briefly goes into ...
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How to print one Numbers row per page, formatted nicely

I have a Numbers spreadsheet consisting of data that I would like to print. However, I would like to have each row of the table printed out on its own separate page. Moreover, each row contains a lot ...
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Setting up HTTP printer in High Sierra

I have been using my printer connected to my DLINK DSL-2750U router and had no problem using it with two windows PCs. Recently I've got a new MacBook Air (2017 13-inch model) and having some trouble ...
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Using MathType on macOS High Sierra results in poor print quality

I am a MathType (6.7) user on a Mac using MS Word (14.7.2) in Office 2011. I recently upgraded macOS to High Sierra 10.13.4, causing an unresolved problem with MathType. Namely, when an equation is ...
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Print dialog loads very slowly in macOS

Model: MacBook Pro (13", Early 2015, 3.1 GHz) OS: High Sierra (10.13.4) Printer: Canon MF4890dw Problem: Whenever I try to print from an app (Preview, TextEdit, etc.), the dialog takes ten seconds ...
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Locating install printer PPD driver url script

Is it possible to output the PPD driver path my installed printer is using?
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using AirPort Express as a non-internet-connected home-network to enable AirPrint?

Here's an interesting use case. I have a friend that has an iPhone (3G/4G -connected), an iPad (3G/4G -connected) and an AirPrint capable printer. She, however, does not have a home network / cable ...