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Questions tagged [printing]

Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper

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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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how do I just print the current document in Apple Preview?

Apple Preview allows me to open multiple documents in the same window. However, if I press print, it prints every document I have open. I want to only print the document I'm currently looking at. ...
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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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On High Sierra, cannot print a Medium blog post with code, without the code being cropped out

This question is intentionally very similar to https://superuser.com/questions/1262334/on-windows-cannot-print-a-medium-blog-post-without-code-being-cropped-out but since then I escaped to the safe ...
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Header image disappears when printing file as docx, but is fine as doc

When trying to print a docx file from Word 2011, a header image disappears. If I save the file as a doc file, it prints just fine. I am on OS 10.10 and the printer is a Brother HL-L2370DW. I have ...
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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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LibreOffice Envelope Printing: How Do I Select The Xerox 6605DN's Manual Feed Tray?

I think I'll be able to print envelopes just fine if I can just convince the printer to suck in the envelope from the manual feed tray. Google yields no insight. I've been using LibreOffice 5.4.7.2. ...
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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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Difference in print quality (boldness) between Windows and Mac?

My sister recently purchased a MacBook Pro. She makes stickers and she is running into an issue where OSX is printing things "less bold" than Windows is, which makes it harder for her to apply foil ...
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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 ...
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Using airprint for SMB printer

I am trying to print using a HP LaserJet Enterprise M609 connected with spoolss (i.e. smb). I can connect and authenticate with other printers that way, and they all print using the 'generic ...
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How to print wikipedia pages with math

When I print Wikipedia pages with math, they come out bold, ugly: Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome all display Low-rank_approximation like this in print preview. Do I need to get additional fonts ...
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Setting up Wireless on a Brother HL-2270dw on High Sierra

Any ideas on how to set up wireless printing on a HL-2270dw for someone running 10.13.x (High Sierra)? Most of the Brother instructions require 10.11 or 10.12. The SetupWizard Java App crashes on 10....
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Borderless PDF saving from website

I'm trying to save a website as a PDF file using the File -> Print.... The PDF preview has a white border all around, as does the final final PDF product. I've followed the steps suggested on this ...
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Custom papers plist not used

I copied the com.apple.print.custompapers.plist from my old computer to the new one. I then did restart cfprefsd. When I use defaults read com.apple.print.custompapers.plist, the settings are shown. ...
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Printed font size varying across apps

I just noticed that the rendered font size vary across apps even when the font size and the font face were the same, when printing. I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 and I normally use 12 point ...
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Canon Printer is producing garbage characters

I have a Canon MF-4800 printer/scanner. It's been working fine up to last week. Now as you can see from the screen shots, it is mangling characters when printing. It scans ok, and prints test prints ...
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Restore “Completed [print] Jobs” from TimeMachine?

I accidentally deleted a printer from my Mac (OSX 10.10.5). I was able to restore the printer using TimeMachine (restoring the /private/etc/cups folder), however the "Completed Jobs" list is empty. I ...
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How do I change the default paper size to US Letter in Word 2016 for Mac?

I have several multi-page documents created in MS Word 2007 and can't print double sided pages from it. I have tried several times to change the default page size from "Index Card, "Letter 8x11 inches"...
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How to use the Terminal application to search or print a man page

I often need to search or print a man page. Executing the man [-a index] name command invokes a readonly navigable viewer of name[(index)]. For example, the command below displays open(1). man open ...
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How to “print” a PDF on a Mac so that is automatically sent by AirDrop to an iOS device?

I heavily use my iPad Pro with pencil to go paperless. This works perfectly, but printing to paper from any Mac app is still much simpler than printing to the "paper-replacement", meaning to an iPad ...
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Find IP address of ethernet printer when Location is “Home”

I want to find the IP address of my home ethernet printer. When I follow instructions like here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGK3DUbFz2c in both cases, it says that the Location is Home. How do I ...