Questions tagged [printing]

Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper

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connecting a LAN printer while using the 3G network

I have set up a point of sale station using a 3G iPad. I have a LAN printer that connects to a WiFI router that doesn't have an Internet connection. I want to use the 3G to connect to the Internet ...
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How to print onto virtual letter paper which exists as PDF?

How to print onto virtual letter paper which exists as PDF? New to the Mac OS X world and with MACs. From the windows world I have a virtual letter paper with my e.g. logo, headers, footers existing ...
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Installed “El Capitan”on my MacBook Air and now my computer doesn't recognize my printer

I had Mavericks on my MacBook Air previously. After installing "El Capitan", my printer isn't recognized anymore (it was before the upgrade). I added my printer to the "list of printers" again, but it ...
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Print an individual email that is part of a conversation

Mail.app Version 8.2 (2104), OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. I have a message in my inbox which I would like to print, but Mail associates it with a conversation in another mailbox and the print preview shows ...
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Print jobs cancelled if waiting too long?

I tend to send things to print, even when not connected to my printer (via usb). This allows it to print the minute I connect the printer, which is nice when I am on my laptop. It used to work, even ...
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Not able to open print setup in my mac. I use OS X EI Captain 10.11.1

I am not able to open print setup. When I Open Print Queue, i get the following screen I am not even able to given double sided printout. Please help me out Basically, I want to give back to back ...
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Archived Apple Messages - How to print or reactivate

Is there a way to print or reactivate text messages that have been archived? I can view the archived messages just fine in the ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.iChat/Data/Library/Messages directory.
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OS X 10.11 El Capitan Preview's print preview different from print result

I've noticed something strange with printing PDFs via Preview on OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I've been printing PDF slides at 6 slides a page and they have always turned out like Figure 1. After the ...
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Relationship between OpenType fonts and PostScript printers, and impact on printing performance?

In the pre-OS X days, there was an important distinction between bitmap fonts and PostScript fonts, and between QuickDraw printers (the Mac equivalent of "Winprinters") and much more expensive ...
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How can I change the orientation of a picture in the printer menu?

In the printer menu I can change the orientation, but that only rotates the paper not the image on the paper. How can I rotate the image itself? I already tried rotating the image itself, but that ...
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Why is Preview printing blurry text when there is colour in a document?

When printing a colour document using Preview, some of the text is blurry. There are no problems printing the same document from Adobe Acrobat. Below is a scan of the Preview printout. There is no ...
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How to merge two JPEG files back into a single JPEG (Both sides of a receipt in single image)

How to merge two JPEG files back into a single JPEG (Both sides of a receipt in single image) without using any third party software like Gimp etc... constraints/situation in my case I had only 2 ...
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Printer drivers

I have several macs, at home and office (Macbook Pro and Air). I have several Canon multipurpose printers as well. The problem is when you attempt to connect the Mac to the Canon printer via USB, it ...
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Printer connected to Mac only works if other Mac is turned on

I have an old iMac G5 with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and a Canon PIXMA MG5350 printer. It prints without a problem on the old G5. I think the printer is connected via bluetooth. And now I also have an ...
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Add a background to an Excel sheet (printed)

I would like to add a background image to an Excel sheet covering the whole page and print it. A background in Excel is only shown on screen and not printed. Using a large image as header in Excel ...
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Adding a Windows printer in OS X Yosemite

I am trying to add a Windows printer through the advanced option: but, as you can see, the Type and Device lists are both inactivated. What is happening here?
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How do I get the actual ip address of a printer in OSX Yosemite

I need to know the ip address of my printer from OSX to be able to configure it in my daughters Windows laptop. I tried the solution suggested in How do you get a printer's IP in lion? but I only ...
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Preview print dialog defaults to Scale to Fit or Print Entire Image

When printing a PDF file from Preview, the print dialog defaults to "Scale to Fit / Print Entire Image", and the default scale is some arbitrary number. To get 100% scale requires clicking "Scale" ...
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Printing out weird code instead of actual print jobs

I support a few macs for our staff and one of the macs in question starting having an issue where when the job would reach the printer instead of the job printing out, a bunch of jumbled code would ...
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Printer Drivers for old models of Samsung, Xerox or Dell printers ( like Samsung ML-1520)

I've got a quite old Samsung printer, model ML-1520. I can not find any drivers for it. Samsung seems to have stopped supporting OS X, and Apple only offers drivers for models not older than ML-1630. ...
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Change preset settings in OS X print dialog (Canon iR-ADV 2030i)

I'm using OS X 10.9. I need to change some of the advanced printer settings in the presets dialog (the printer is Canon ImageRunner Advance 2030i). In this case I'd like to change the 'print style' ...
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Setting print size preset in AppleScript

I've been using Folder Actions to automate printing photos taken from OS X built-in Photo Booth software. The AppleScript I use is as follows: on adding folder items to this_folder after receiving ...
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How to make shared printing works on Yosemite within an IPv4 only network?

Network landscape My network is made through Internet Sharing from a Mac: Bob hosting an USB printer: Clara. On this home network is a Mac: Alice which is usually printing on Clara through Bob. ...
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Applescript to hide print queue

Running a Processing sketch which saves .txt files to a folder. Have a folder action attached that prints new files in this folder to a thermal receipt printer. However, I had to update to Yosemite, ...
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Change color in default options when printing on yosemite

We've got the following printer setup: Driver: Brother MFC-L9550CDW-AirPrint (color, 2-sided printing) Connection: dnssd://PRINTER._ipp._tcp.local./?uuid=e3248000-80ce-11db-8000-30055c4b125b ...
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Printer deamon creates hundreds of symlinks

Today I stumbled over hundreds of symbolic links in my OS X /tmp folder. > … lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 66B 10 Mai 11:42 554f27eaca409 -> /private/etc/cups/ppd/...
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MacMini is unable to communicate with devices on netwrok

Devices: Router: 192.168.0.1 MacMini 192.168.0.97 MacBook 192.168.0.19 Printer 192.168.0.99 Windows 192.168.0.49 So, my problem is that a strange one. All my devices are connected to the same ...
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Script/Workflow: Select item, print, save as PDF, name sequentially, down arrow to next item

Yet again I have a task to do that would be great to automate. Yet after searching for examples that are even close I am nowhere. Here is what I am trying to do: First I Perform a search by specific ...
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How do I restore the default Postscript printer?

I did a Reset printing system..., thinking it would remove all printers I installed. I didn't think it would remove everything, including the default Postscript printer. EDIT: I'm on a MacBook Pro ...
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Network Ports Used To Print (Network LPD Printing)

I have been experimenting with an application that listens to network ports below 1024. I discovered that when that application is running, an attempt to print to a network printer (set up to print ...
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OSX (Yosemite) Make 2 sided printing the default for *all* applications

I'd like to make double-sided printing the default for all applications. This item tells how to set it for one application, but by experimentation it only affects that application, not others. I ...
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Yosemite printer panasonic DP C265 not print. Says: “Stopped - 'Filter' failed”

21/04/15 22:14:15,014 powerd[48]: FIXME: IOUnserialize has detected a string that is not valid UTF-8, "(null)". 21/04/15 22:14:19,195 sandboxd[405]: ([1457]) foomatic-rip(1457) deny file-read-data /...
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Is there a way to run a bash script everytime I print something?

I wanted to run a script that changes my background image whenever use the printer. Is it possible? Is there a way to know when OS X is printing something?
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Can't Add Printer with lpadmin

I am trying to add a Pharos printer to a Mac, running Yosemite, and the command isn't working. The problem is that the printer queue has a space in the name. The genius that set it up didn't think ...
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I cannot see a particular USB printer from AirPort Extreme

I have an older AirPort Extreme (UFO, Version 5.7). I can connect an Epson MX330 printer to the USB port of the AirPort Extreme and it appears on the AirPort Utility "Printers" tab, and I can print ...
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Specification for CUPS printing options

I would like to ask if someone knows where can I find all the possible printing options the can CUPS send to backend/filter etc. These are some of the possible options: com.apple.print....
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How to add Canon printer that works on Windows machines?

I'm trying to add a Canon MF8050cn to print from OS X Yosemite that works fine from Windows 7 machines. I installed the Canon 8000 driver Mac_MF_Ver1040_00.dmg for Macintosh. I can ping the printer ...
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How to fix Samsung printer JobAccounting2 module printing crashes?

There are 2 brand new iMac running Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Both machines have a wired ethernet connection to a wired Samsung CLX-6260ND MFC (multifunction) printer. Installation is a piece of cake, ...
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How to fix spurious “Cannot communicate with scanner” error, without rebooting

I have a Canon MP560 printer/scanner combo, installed and working. However typically when I turn on the power to the printer and click 'Open Scanner...' I get the following error: Needless to say ...
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How to connect a Mac Book Pro to a LaserWriter II NT

I have an Apple LaserWriter II NT from the late 80's. Is there a way how I can print to it from my MacBook Pro?
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Change a printer driver of an already configured printer

Is there a way that you can set the printer driver for a printer that is already installed (other than deleting it an reinstalling). When you install a new printer you get an option to set which print ...
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Saving a pending print job as PDF

I printed an important receipt and quit Safari, only to learn the job never printed because we no longer own the network printer the computer was expecting to find. Thus, the only remaining copy of ...
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Preview/Mail printing issue

I am attempting to print PDF's (and save documents as PDF's) as close to full bleed as possible. Right now I am losing approximately 3/4" in margin left, right, top and bottom. Any way to adjust ...
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Creating 2 quarter-sheet sized booklet on single sheet of paper

I need to create/print a booklet that is 1/4 size of a sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper. From this page, How can I print a booklet from a pdf file?, I know I how to create the booklet. But this is larger ...
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OS X based RFID Printing Solution

We are in the process of upgrading our servers at our school. Right now we use Safecom to manage our print queues for each user. Each user that is allowed to print can do so via logging in using an ...
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Copying printer preset .plist files (Mavericks)

I am trying to copy a custom print preset from one computer to another. My understanding is that the presets are stored in ~/Library/Preferences with the name com.apple.print.custompresets.forprinter....
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How can I print adress labels

Is there a program to create address labels on my MacBook Pro laptop? I want to do Christmas labels on the Avery Labels.
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AddPrinter.app hangs on Yosemite

I want to add a network printer on my MBP13R mid-2013. I open the dialog box Add printer (Addprinter.app). I begin to fill the form for IP adress of my printer (by typing the hostname). I only type a ...
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Resetting printing password

I use a printer on a Windows server configured as smb://server.domain/printer as it requires authentication after the first use I had to give my credentials which where then stored in the key chain. ...
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Auto Generating and Printing PDF Files From Markdown?

I'm looking for a way to automatically have my computer generate and print PDF files from a folder full of markdown files. So, every morning at 5AM I'd want my computer look at my /markdown-files ...