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Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper

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How to get supply levels of a printer via command line

I'm trying to get the supply levels of a printer via the command line. So far I was able to get some information with a lpoptions (marker-message property) command. The problem is that the status of ...
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System Preference error Printers & Scanners

I attempted several times to open Printers & Scanners from the System Preferences. At first I was able to arrive where I wanted to be. When I clicked on Open Scanner, I got the famous, colorful ...
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Has anyone noticed a problem with Safari closing down when selecting a print option on some websites

I have been on two websites recently using Safari; pressing the print document option on the website caused Safari to close down. Very annoying as I had just submitted a whole set of company accounts ...
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iMac 2013 Catalina using Epson printer prints with green cast but copies okay

I'm asking here on behalf of my daughter, who has an iMac from 2013, running Catalina; her printer is an Epson XP-6000. When she prints a colour picture, the paler parts come out with a green/blue ...
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Bonjour: Avahi Reflector and OpenVPN does not work

I currently try to use OpenVPN and Avahi Reflector to get road warriors connected with our network where features like AirPrint are working. On my research I found that its using zeroconf / bonjour or ...
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Printer prints one or two pages then stops

I'm working on Big Sur 11.6 with a Brother HLL23500W printer, connected over wifi. If I print a multi-page document, very often the printer will print the first page or two pages, but then stop, with ...
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Why is there no option to print from Safari on iOS?

For quite some time (although I don't know when this began), I've been dumbfounded by the fact that I can't find any option for printing from Sfaari. If I go into the Share sheet and look at the "...
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Canon MX320 printer connected to Windows 10 and shared over network but cannot be used from Mac

I'm running Monterey on my Mac and there are no drivers for my Canon MX320. To get around this, I've connected the printer to my Windows 10 computer and shared it over the network. I was able to add ...
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How do I save a black & white picture to a 1-bit image file?

I need a 1-bit image file to print on a laser engraver. I used to have quite a few graphics applications that could save 1-bit black & white TIFF files. I've owned Macs since 1987. However most of ...
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How to get Dell 1320c working on iMac with 10.15 Catalina?

I'm hoping somebody could direct me to find a solution to my printer problems, I have just switched to iMac after being a lifelong PC user and love the hardware/software on the iMac but can't get my ...
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How can I stop myself from printing my terminal

I use vscode and terminal all day at work. It's normal for my terminal to have 10,000+ lines of text. I am worried I will accidentally print my terminal, and I wonder if there's a way to prevent ...
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Printers & Scanners not showing scan tab for Officejet Pro 8600

On my old Macbook Pro with macOS 10.14, Printers & Scanners under System Preferences would show: Now on my new M1 Macbook Pro with macOS 12.0.1, I see no "Scan" tab: I went to HP's ...
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How to set MS Powerpoint for Mac 2019 to stop the scale to fit paper when printing?

Recently I find MS Powerpoint for Mac 2019 ignores the scale to fit paper option in print setup and always scale the ppt page to 100% paper size. Currently I change the paper size in print setup to ...
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Image in PDF becomes black box when printed

I opened a PDF in Preview.app. When I print it, one image on one page is printed as a solid black box. How can I stop that from happening? I would like it to print exactly as it previews.
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MacOS won't print color on HP inkjet

When we bought our "HP ENVY 5000 Series 2," it did everything we expected. But a few months later, unchecking the "black and white" box would still print black and white.  A few ...
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Autoclose printer app on Big Sur

Is there a way or an app that will auto close the printer app on the dock after all print jobs are finished? I've found past solutions online but they seem to stop working for Big Sur.
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Big Sur 11.6 - After printing is done, the printer no longer auto closes

Title says it for the most part. Prior to 11.6, after I would print, the printer application would automatically close/exit. Now it no longer does. I've tried the old trick or right clicking the ...
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Unable to install printer driver for HP1606DN printer on Big Sur

I have tried to configure the HP1606DN printer via IP address, direct driver download, EasySetup, and HP Smart: none have worked. For newer printers my preference for installation is to connect via ...
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How can I fill the page when printing an MS word document with comments

I have a word document with comments. I wanna print it with the comments, but when I try, the document and the comments pane are shrunk, and do not fill the A4 paper properly (check photo). Tried ...
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Brother Printer works as a printer but not as a scanner

The original question applied to printer model Brother HL-2280DW on Big Sur. But the question (and answer!) apply to other Brother printer models and other MacOS versions. Is there a way to get the ...
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Epson XP-2100 printer driver breaks Mac OS X El Capitan boot

I have a Macbook pro 2009 running both Mac OS X El Capitan and Ubuntu 21.04 and an Epson XP-2100 Wifi printer and scanner. Installing the Epson recommended printer driver produces an error that was ...
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How can I stop Microsoft Word (for Mac) from printing double sided by default?

My MS Word (2016) for Mac suddenly started printing every document double-sided by default - which I do not want ;) Essentially, when I choose Print, it is selected by default on "Long-Edge ...
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macOS 10.15.5 printer software list is empty

I want to add a printer to MacBook Pro using an IP but failed. I enter the right IP. When I began to select driver by clicking "select software", I found there is nothing in the software ...
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Can I print at a decimal scale using Preview?

I'm new to Mac OS and I'm trying to print at a scale of 88.7% which always ends up rounded to 89%. Is there a default to set/unset for this behavior to stop occurring?
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Find my printer's configuration web page

I'm trying to set the timeout on my Brother laser printer so that it winds down a minute after printing and doesn't sit there and whine for 15. I know I can do this through its internal web page. But ...
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How to change font size printing from iOS Mail

When I open an email on my iPad I can print it using the action icon and choosing print. Printer options only displays options for black and white/color, and double-sided/single-sided. How can I ...
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Can I print Latin and Cyrillic text and graphics on an Epson LQ-350 dot-matrix printer from my Mac?

I'm considering buying the Epson LQ-350 dot-matrix printer. I want to use it on my Mac in order to print Latin text (ideally with Umlauts), Cyrillic (Russian) text, and (optionally) graphics (such as ...
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Using ZP505 and getting paper size oe width and height

Is there a way to fix this. I am using it on a mac 10.13.6 high sierra. I have tried everything i know including reinstalling the printer. I mainly use it for my shopify store to print my shipping ...
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How to get print to match print preview

I've had this issue across multiple printers but. I took a picture with my iPhone and transfer it to my MacBookPro running 11.4 via AirDrop I open the image in Preview which looks correct I pick ...
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Automator in Big Sur 11.4: print a renamed/dated invoice to a Dropbox folder

A similar question has been asked and answered, but I think my question is different enough to post. In Mojave I had an Automator print plugin that allowed me to print a dated pdf of an Amazon invoice ...
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Fix/restore "Print to PDF" to preset location in Big Sur

Recently updated to Big Sur. Previously in Catalina (and prior) I was able to open a print dialog box, select the PDF drop down and choose a preset folder I had saved (Dropbox/Receipts folder) where ...
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OSX 10.10.5 Printing Wrong Sized Paper

We have a mac on yosemite 10.10.5 that was printing to a canon printer just fine up until the other day. No matter what we do with a 7x9.5 document, the canon printer gets the job and is complaining ...
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Change Printer Default to Duplex [duplicate]

How does one update the default printer settings to use Duplex with macOS Big Sur? To clarify, I would like to change the default settings, not create an additional set of settings with a different ...
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Can I use Apple cups as a programmable printer API?

My intent is to have a "fake printer" (Appple cups) show up on the user's desktop/Chrome browser (print settings) after it's added through a server ip/port. And it's not going to deal with ...
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Install foo2zjs Driver on MacOS X?

[Reposted from https://macosx.com/threads/foo2zjs-driver-for-hp-laserjet-1018.327123/ and https://askubuntu.com/questions/1345298/install-foo2zjs-driver-on-macos-x.] I have a friend who uses MacOS X ...
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When printing, does Mac handle converting PDFs to rasters, or does the printer do that?

My printer states in its specifications that it supports PostScript 3, PCL 5e/6, PDF, and TIFF. However, several other printers from that manufacturer do not state they support PDF. On the printers ...
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Error installing printer driver

I recently upgraded from Mojave to Big Sur (11.4). The connection to my network printer (Epson Artisan 810) was not functioning, so I removed it and attempted to reinstall the driver. It fails to so,...
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Hold for Authentication error when printing keeps coming back!

Since updating to Big Sur in the fall we have many users who periodically get a "Hold for Authentication" error when printing to printers or copiers in our network environment. We have tried ...
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Printing Error Error: invalidfont Ricoh Printer

I have a Ricoh Aficio MP 2000 printer. I have macOS Big Sur running on a Mac mini. It is possible to connect to the printer and print graphics, web pages, etc. But I have problems to print PDFs with ...
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How can I print varying number of multiple pages per sheet on Mac? (Standard layout / print multiple pages option does not suit)

I've got a bunch of pdfs containing text. Each page is of the same width, but each page is of a different height. Some pages only contain a few lines of text, other pages contain a lot of text. I want ...
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Printing one Pages-page twice on a physical paper?

I wrote a short text that would be suitable to print on A5 but I only have A4 in my printer. I need ten physical copies of this text, that is five A4 with it printed twice. Is it possible to print the ...
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How can I make my iPad see my Star mC3 printer

I have an iPad that is connected to Wi-Fi (192.186.40.1) while my printer Star mC3 is connected to the router with Ethernet. I found out that, when connecting the printer to the router, it is assigned ...
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Chrome 90 printing broken?

Since upgrading to Chrome 90, I cannot print. Chrome version 90.0.4430.212 (Official Build) (x86_64) on macOS 10.14.6 (18G7016). If the page contains an iframe, the print preview dialogue closes and ...
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My Brother printer not working in macOS Big Sur(11.3.1)

Help me please I bought my new printer Brother MFC-1910W yesterday. I'm trying to install driver and print my work by Microsoft Word but not working. I checked information in Brother Website seem like ...
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Is there a way to select only all odd/even pages in the Preview app?

Is there a way to select only all odd/even pages of a PDF document in the Preview app in order to print them via the "Selected Page in Sidebar" option? I'm using the latest available version ...
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Is there any method to make PDF print out nicely for highlighting on Google Chrome?

This problem happens on Google Chrome but is also on the Mac, so I am not entirely sure if it is a Mac related issue or Chrome issue. For some webpages, such as https://redux.js.org/introduction/...
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AirPrint driver not visible for Printer Canon TR4550 connected over WiFi. MacOs 10.15

I have a printer Canon TR4550 connected over WiFi. MacOs 10.15. When I go to Add Printer dialog, it is listed, with Kind = Bonjour. But in Use:, there is supposed to be AirPrint driver, which it is ...
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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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