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Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper

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Cannot print from Mac Sierra to Canon 7550

A question on behalf of my Swiss neighbour She has a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) running Sierra, and a Canon 7550 printer (MG7500 series). WiFi router is configured on Macbook (browsing ...
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printtool keeps requesting admin to modify admin settings

Im running OSX 10.13.x. Using a standard user account (not admin). If i have a printer window open, i keep getting a popup that asks for administrators privileges to "Printtool is trying to modify ...
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double-side printing: blank pages are not counted as even?

Mac OS X: 10.14.6 Preview: 10.1 (944.6.16.1) Printer: Canon 2900 I followed this to print double-side: How to control manual double-side printing on Mac OS X Lion? The problem: when choosing "Even ...
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Brother printer on OS 10.14.6

I recently upgraded from OS 10.13 to OS 10.14 on a new 2019 Mac 21.5" with 16 GB RAM When I install my MFC-L2700DW Printer I get a Print Error message when trying to print. I have tried to print PDF ...
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Print PDF Scaled Down in Top Left Corner

I have a PDF that would print something like the following by default: __________ | ........ | | ........ | | ........ | | ........ | |__________| If I scale down the content it remains centered. ...
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“Hold for Authentication” when printing through LP / LPR

I have a Dell network printer mapped to my MAC. I'm able to print from applications without any issues, but when I try to print using terminal (lp or lpr), every file gets held up on the printer with ...
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How to add printer with lpadmin and have it show up in Printers and Scanners in System Preferences?

I am using Mojave, and I am able to add a printer using lpadmin. I can then print a test page to that printer using the CUPS web interface. Additionally, the printer is listed with lpstat -p. ...
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Adding smb printer through terminal

Goal: Add a domain printer just through the terminal without using its IP address. Following the instructions here: https://dae.me/blog/1826/add-a-printer-via-command-line-in-os-x/#comment-256587 I ...
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How can I default to a particular printer on a particular wifi network?

When I work from the office, I wnt to print from the office printer. When I work at home, I want to print from my home printer. But I spend a lot of time sending documents to the last used printer, ...
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macOS will not remember AirPrint password

[macOS 10.14.5] I have an HP OfficeJet Pro 8710, all the latest firmware updates as of today, and have changed the default AirPrint username/password. I can successfully print. However, even though I ...
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Is it possible to set different default paper sizes in OSX for different printers?

I regularly connect to 3 printers. 1) A1 plotter 2) A3 printer 3) A4 printer I use each one in different circumstances. In the OSX system preferences you can set a default paper size, but this ...
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Use independent scanner and printer as one (specifically for photocopy)

I have a Canon Lide 110 (scanner) and an Epson L120 (printer) which I want to combine to achieve the feature set of an off the shelf all-in-one printer-scanner. Is there a software that I can use to ...
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What are the files in the /Library/Image Capture/TWAIN Data Sources/ and can they be removed?

In preparation for macOS 10.15, I'm reviewing my list of installed applications and removing those that are 32-bit. On the list of apps identified by System Report, I see two things that are 32-bit: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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