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“Add printer” (from network) fails silently (Catalina 10.15.7 (19H2))

When going through the usual steps, my network printer shows up via Bonjour Sharing, but when I double click it and it shows a progress bar, it completes but the list is still empty. It's an HP office ...
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Printing not working

I have trouble printing documents. I'm not sure whether the problem comes from macOS or whether it comes from the printer, but I'd like to be able to be assisted to figure out what's not working. I'm ...
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Managed Software Center - update not updating

I have a Brother printer (model: Brother MFC-J475DW) which works fine. However, I keep getting a pop-up from "Managed Software Center" (pictured below). I press "Update" and it ...
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How can I fix '“HPDM.framework” will damage your computer' on macOS Big Sur?

Since updating to macOS Big Sur, I can no longer print to my HP DeskJet 1010 printer. Each time that I start a print job, I get a dialog with error message that says '"HPDM.framework" will ...
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Big Sur: PDF Service shell script cannot call python

I recently upgraded from Mohave to Big Sur, and the shell script I use as a PDF Service has stopped working. The script calls a Python script to process the PDF, and this gives the error "...
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Printing Problem - scanned Pdfs print black on black

tldr: I have scanned pdfs which look ok - like this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xt2zsz8ygad9vz0/test%20scan.pdf?dl=0 - but they print like this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ono1f39yv68sgql/output.pdf?dl=...
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old printer refused to work under Big Sur

I have an old Samsung ML 1670 laser printer which is often used when a bulk has to be printed. It worked well on Catalina but after upgrading to Big Sur it is out of business. Does anyone know if ...
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Applescript Printing on DYMO LabelWriter Twin Turbo using CUPS

First of all I'd like to say that I myself am not a programmer or scripter of some sorts. I'm an enthousiast that manages to get decent enough results by surfing the internet and copy,past and edit ...
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Printing PDF on 1/2 of the page

How can I print PDF pages so that the images appear on only 1/2 of the page? I can scale to 50%, but I’d like to configure the layout so that the image appears on either the left-hand or the right-...
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Garbage when printing pdf exported from Pages

I have an issue when printing pdf documents exported from Pages. The pdf looks fine in Preview but when printing, the printer (Xerox 3260 with latest drivers) just spits out almost empty pages with ...
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Add page numbers using print dialog box's “watermark” tool

In most applications, such as preview, the print dialog box has a watermark feature. It is possible to open a PDF document and watermark it e.g. bottom right with a text and print it again back in to ...
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Mail (Catalina) started printing some emails recently with very small text size but view okay?

Some emails I have composed and sent in Mail (13.4) in MacOs Catalina (10.15.7) has started to physically print with a very small text - virtually unreadable. This is also reflected in the print ...
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How can I create an option in the print PDF pop up menu with Automator?

I tried to create a print plug-in for pdf pop-up menu, where I'd like to open the PDF in messages so I can send as a text or iMessage. After a few trials it did launch the messages app but it didn't ...
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How to print a selection of a PDF document: Safari on Mac using MS Word

I’m using Safari on Big Sur, and need to capture a small section of a document to send off to someone. In Safari you cannot print just a selection of a page. Suggestions on how to do this?
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Why is one of our Macs unable to print?

Dealing with a weird (and frustrating) printing problem. Household with multiple Macs and one HP networked printer. Two of the Macs can print to it without any issue, one refuses to do so. I'm ...
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How do I print webpages to PDF on Big Sur?

I can't find any way to do this for free. Is there any free virtual printer for Big Sur so that I can print webpages (from chrome/firefox) to pdf? I learned about cups-pdf and pdfwriter but homebrew ...
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How can I send rendered Markdown files to the printer from the command line?

I wrote a Markdown file which I wish to print. The rendered version, not the raw version. Printing in GUI works fine. I wish to format Mardown files with mdcat and send the result/output to printer. ...
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All older printers are not working in macOS v11 (Big Sur)

Equipment: Brother MFC-8890DW and Brother MFC-9320CW I suspect it will work on: All older printers with Big Sur! On upgrade to Big Sur, I found that my 8-year old expensive Brother MFC printers would ...
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How to resolve an HP printer failure (“filter failed”) after updating to latest drivers?

The printer (HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 (N911g)) stopped working after upgrading the printer driver as per 'HP Easy Start'. Every print job now times out and all there is to see in the Print Queue ...
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Can print graphics, but no text to Canon printer

This has stumped me. Printing was working normally before. I wrote a document in Pages with text, and one horizontal divider line. I printed it, and only the line printed. After that point, I could ...
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How do I get a printer to work on the new MacBook Air M1?

I'm trying to print from my new MacBook Air M1 running Mac OS Big Sur 11.0.1 (20B29). I have a Dymo LabelWriter Twin Turbo. I downloaded DYMO Label™ v8.7.5, its read me includes "Support for ...
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What causes my Mac to occasionally double my text inputs from various sources?

This happens both when I'm typing text from my wireless apple keyboard and also when I use my USB barcode reader to read numbers from the barcodes. I don't know what causes the glitch to happen ...
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HP Deskjet driver for Big Sur - OS X 11.0.1 [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my MacBook Air from Catalina to Big Sur. Following the upgrade my ancient HP Deskjet F380 printer no longer works. When I try to use it I get various popups like this one I've ...
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Printing warning: “hpPostScriptPDE.plugin” will damage your computer

Network Printer: HP LaserJet Pro MFP M125ra After updating to latest Catalina MacOS / MacOS BigSur 11.0.1, when I try printing i received warning: “hpPostScriptPDE.plugin” will damage your computer.
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Default paper size for 4“ x 6” label printer - Mac OS 10.15.7

I have two 4" x 6" label printers. Every time I print a label, I have to MANUALLY select 4" x 6" output (which is often forgotten -- screwing up several labels) ANNOYING! So I ...
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Stop sharing printer over WiFi

I recently bought a HP Envy 5000, and annoyingly it came without a cable to plug directly into my Mac. I must connect it to my WiFi network. I live in a large shared building of around 12 people, but ...
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Does Canon PIXMA MP560 work on Catalina?

According to some posts in Canon's forum, the PIXMA MP560 printer/scanner isn't supported on Mac OS Catalina. But it hasn't been officially supported since 10.11, and it still works on 10.14.6. Anyone ...
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Printing Error - Stopped - The file '/private/var/spool/cups/tmp/…' could not be opened

When trying to print a PDF document using Preview (as well as printing any other document from any application), I'm getting the following error about how Stopped - The file '/private/var/spool/cups/...
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My 2017 iMac is unable to print! But my old Mac Mini prints just fine! Any insights?

Today, something weird is happening: when I try to print (from TextEdit) from my iMac (2017, Retina 4k, running Mojave, printing to a network-connected HP 3055), it ACTS like the document printed, but ...
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Stopping false positive malware warnings in Catalina?

Today, I received a pop-up warning saying "hpRaster.bundle will damage your computer. You should move it to the Trash". "hpRaster.bundle" is installed by Mac OS X as part of its ...
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How do I pass a printer URI to lpadmin?

I'm trying to connect an LexmarkE210 to a Mac. Running sudo lpinfo -v | grep 210 # find LexmarkE210 URI gives me usb://Lexmark/E210?location=1a140000 as the URI for the printer. The .ppd driver was ...
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How to determine the device name of a USB connected printer

I'm trying to solve a printer issue and I'm attemting to send a text file via Ghostscript to a locally attached USB printer. To do this, I need the device name (/dev/<someidentifer>). How do I ...
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Resized/Rotated PNG image using ImageMagic is blury. How to sharpen?

When I try to resize (shrink, in this case) and/or rotate a PNG file, it becomes very blurry. Besides (obviously) not wanting a blurry image, it's actually critical because these are shipping labels ...
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Canon MP140 Printer driver for Catalina

Is anyone able to install a generic printer driver for old Canon printers? I have an old MP140 for which Canon is no longer updating drivers. My Mac doesn't automatically find any drivers so I'm stuck ...
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Wifi Printer with Apple Time Capsule

I have connected my wired printer with Time Capsule in order to use it as a Wi-Fi printer. This setup works very well with my MacBook, but my Windows PC on same network is unable to locate the Wi-Fi ...
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Can't print - 'Backend' failed

Using a MBP running Catalina 10.15.6 I am unable to print to a networked Xerox printer. It discovers it just fine with Bonjour, connects, but when I print anything, it instantly pauses the printer, ...
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Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina: FX Docuprint Driver - Set Paper Tray option

I followed the two answers from Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina: Filter failed including removing and re-adding the printer. These were very helpful - thank you! By using the FX ...
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Is it possible to print from PowerDOS/DosPad to iOS print dialogue?

I recently installed PowerDOS/DosPad — which is effectively DOSBox on iOS — onto my iPad mini 1. I use it for Dale Harris’s POS. It works great, the only problem is I just can’t seem to figure out how ...
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What is the difference between AirPrint, Bonjour and Rendezvous?

While know what AirPrint does, I am confused about what it is. It claims to be a bunch of technology standards used together such as mDNS, IPP and multicasting. However, the term Bonjour is also ...
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temporarily disabling a printer

I have a printer that only works from the office and not from home. The driver start searching at startup and shows a lot of pop-ups trying to connect. The driver is a custom HP printer driver from ...
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Highly irregular line spacing in Pages, even with exact spacing setting

Apple Pages gives me highly irregular results in regard to line spacing. I am using Lato as a font. In Pages things look less bad, but once i export to PDF it becomes really apparent and a serious ...
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What's the difference between Export as PDF and Print, Save as PDF in Apple Pages?

This question has been asked in regard to Safari, and some six years ago, so i would like to reiterate this with a focus on Pages. I am trying to understand how it works. If i run File -> Export to ...
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How to create a new print layout?

Currently when printing a document the Layout Two-side options are Off, Long-Edge binding, Short-edge binding and Booklet, see image I want to add the single page booklet, which works like the image ...
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Set print quality to ‘Best’ by default

When printing in macOS, I can set the print quality in the Media & Quality section: Is it possible to set the quality setting to ‘Best’ by default? It’s a bit annoying to change it every time (...
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Can't print remotely with “lpr” command unless I log in to remote Mac

I have remote access to a Mac and I'm trying to print over command line using lpr. However, the command is stuck until I log in to the remote Mac and press an icon to confirm the password already ...
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How can I change the colour matching option in the Default Settings printer preset?

Specifically, I want to change the colour matching for my Canon Pixma G3500 from Canon Color Matching to ColorSync. When editing using the GUI, the Default Settings, and Draft Printing on Plain Paper ...
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Automatically print incoming email on an iPad

I'd like to automatically print all incoming email to my printer. I don't think there's any way to do this with the native mail client, perhaps there is another app that does this? It's definitley ...
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Reinstall Cups after unloading/removing its LaunchDaemon

On one of our laptops, we had popups about printer settings update 200 times per day. It was getting really annoying and so without thinking about it enough, I've unload and remove cups service. sudo ...
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When printing photos to the Canon TS960 printer from iPhone/iPad using AirPrint, the printer thinks the print job is a CD label

When printing *photos to the Canon TS960 printer from iPhone or iPad using AirPrint, the printer thinks the print job is a CD label and asks me to 'Place a printable disk on the multi-purpose tray'. ...
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How to use Applescript to open a printer app and select items within?

I have absolutely no knowledge or experience in using Applescript or Automator. I'm hoping by using either to create an app (or script) that will print a test page off my printer automatically. I know ...

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