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Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper

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Printer frequently not responding from MacOS, with a reboot “fix”

I have an 11" MacBook Air running El Capitan that has trouble printing. The printer is an Epson NX430 and we print to it over wifi. There are 4 different MacBooks running a variety of OS versions in ...
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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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Which photo websites have iPad support for editing and ordering prints, cards and books?

I've tried the Shutterfly iPad app, which allows uploading photos, but doesn't support any other functionality available on the website. And I can't edit photos or design cards and books from the ...
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How do I manually trigger a printer driver download from software update?

When macOS "sees" a printer listed on this page, it automatically fetches and installs a printer driver package that will support that printer if it didn't have it already. For example, if I have a ...
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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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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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Software Update wants to install printer driver update that removes support for my printer

I have a Brother MFC-9340CDW that I've had for some time. I recently upgraded from Snow Leopard to Yosemite and found that among the broken things were that my printer no longer functioned due to ...
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Apple's Preview prints in middle of page

Apple's Preview app always prints in the center of the page, rather than at top & left margins. This is true regardless of the scale (% size) an image is printed at. I'm hoping there's a way to ...
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Add Windows Printer to Mac OS X 10.6.8

I have a Windows 7 computer that I am trying to print to from a Mac. I have added my printer using a smb:// protocol and it works and says Idle, however when I try to print I get the following: ...
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How can I permanently force Xerox secure printing?

My clients are printing direct to a network printer (no print server). Xerox have confirmed that the Secure Print Only option is only available in Windows, so I am looking at editing .plists, ...
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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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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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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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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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AirPrint no longer works since new router

Trying to print from iPad, worked fine until we got upgraded from 60 MB/s to 100 MB/s; new router is dual 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz tried both, updated printers firmware. Curiously we can still print from ...
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Printing to an Epson Stylus SX420W from macOS Sierra

I was out of ink, and borrowed my neighbours Epson Stylus SX420W (the box says SX425W, but it identifies as SX420W on my iMac), but I can't print to it, and don't find a suitable driver. The printer ...
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Printer keeps being added automatically

My iMac (Late 2015, Sierra 10.12.2) is under a router connected to a school network, nothing wireless. Without me actually adding it, tens of the same network printer (HP LaserJet 9050) keeps being ...
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How should daemons tell users about errors?

I wrote a bash script that backs up certain files on my computer. To automate the running of the script, I set up an associated daemon that runs the script every day. There are certain instances ...
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Applescript Printer Alerts via iMessage

Is there a way to send an SMS via Applescript/Automator in either of these scenarios: When a low printer ink alert occurs ("Cyan is at or below 10%) With the periodic status of ink levels ("Cyan=10%, ...
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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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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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Stop from automatically connecting to a WiFi network

I have just bought a printer that works via its own WiFi connection, so every time I have to print something, I have to manually switch from my usual internet WiFi connection to the printer's. The ...
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Apple tool to print SMS Messages

I need to print some SMS messages for a legal action. What tool does Apple provide to print SMS messages with their time stamps and other metadata? This is similar to Need to print out iPhone text ...
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Missing text when I print Pages 5.1 file or export to PDF

I've encountered a problem whereby if I want to print a pages 5.1 file or export it to PDF, text goes missing (specifically text near superscript/subscript text). An example of this same problem can ...
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TextEdit print to pdf failure in RemoteViewServices

I just started getting "error while printing" printing to a pdf from textedit (i.e. Print > PDF > Save as PDF ...). This has worked in the past (for years), though a web search indicates it's a ...
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Canon MP780 support, and borderless printing, in Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Has anyone got their Canon Pixma MP780 to print borderless in Mavericks? Its support was removed after the CanonPrinterDrivers2.8 (as of writing we are on 2.12). I keep the 2.8 drivers and they ...
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Create a bookmarklet for Safari iOS to print page?

Is it possible to create a JavaScript bookmarklet (or other link) to be used in Safari (iOS) that will automatically print the current web page to the default AirPrint enabled printer? Ideally without ...
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can't connect to wireless printer

I have an Epson Workforce 845 printer. I have it setup on my wireless network correctly. I can print to it without any trouble from a couple different windows computers but I only have intermittent ...
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google chrome prints in black & white only

Using Chrome v20 on OSX 10.6.8 on two boxes. Chrome Print dialog opens without the color/b&w option, always prints in b&w regardless of which printer I choose (I have several available). If I ...
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OS X Lion Printer problem

I have a clean install of Lion (I whipped the drive, then installed Snow Leopard and upgraded to Lion). Now I'm trying to add/install my network printer. It is a Brother HL-5350DN. The automatic ...
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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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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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Print Job Notification

I tend to print tens of pages in high DPI mode, so it may take minutes (sometimes even few hours) for my printer to print something. Is there an app/utility or a script to get notified that a given ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Share printer between Macs in different networks

I have one Mac Mini (running 10.11) with a HP P4015 printer attached via USB and shared via System Preferences => Sharing inside my network 10.161.5.x (IP range for machines attached to the cabled ...
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What is procedure to print multiple envelopes with different addresses in Pages?

I need to print a bunch of envelopes for holiday cards. How do I do this? I want to do it from Pages because I need to change some details on some before they print. How do I do this? I am not seeing ...
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Install remote printer fails

I have a new MacBook laptop and I can not get a remote printer installed. When I do "Add Printer" it comes up with a screen that lists the remote printer I want (and a few others), and when I select ...
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Ricoh SP200 NW or installing PCL-6 like driver on Sierra

Is there any way to make this printer work? A long time ago I made it work it on Ubuntu with PCL-6 driver (I'm not sure about the name), is there similar driver for Sierra? I already tried IPP with ...
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iMac cannot communicate with printer

I believe this is either something wrong with the iMac or something on the network I've yet to discover. I'll give as much detail as I know. A friend has a rather simple network at home, a Comcast ...
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Default credentials, printing and macOS Sierra

We use a Windows print server and until now it was possible to store the needed credentials in the KeyChain. By the first print, OS X asks for username and password with the possibility to remember it....
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Printing problem only in web browsers

Under Yosemite 10.10.5 on an iMac, I get the following two error messages when printing from Firefox: First error message: "Print Preview Error. An error occurred while printing" Then, after ...
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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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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. ...