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Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper

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How to use Applescript to open a printer app and select items within?

I have absolutely no knowledge or experience in using Applescript or Automator. I'm hoping by using either to create an app (or script) that will print a test page off my printer automatically. I know ...
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When printing photos to the Canon TS960 printer from iPhone/iPad using AirPrint, the printer thinks the print job is a CD label

When printing *photos to the Canon TS960 printer from iPhone or iPad using AirPrint, the printer thinks the print job is a CD label and asks me to 'Place a printable disk on the multi-purpose tray'. ...
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Printing source code with OS X

How can I print source code in OS X (HTML/PHP) with number lines and without long line truncation? I was used to Gedit on Linux, but here it seems I can't obtain the same with applications such as ...
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Set print quality to ‘Best’ by default

When printing in macOS, I can set the print quality in the Media & Quality section: Is it possible to set the quality setting to ‘Best’ by default? It’s a bit annoying to change it every time (...
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Can't print remotely with “lpr” command unless I log in to remote Mac

I have remote access to a Mac and I'm trying to print over command line using lpr. However, the command is stuck until I log in to the remote Mac and press an icon to confirm the password already ...
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How can I change the colour matching option in the Default Settings printer preset?

Specifically, I want to change the colour matching for my Canon Pixma G3500 from Canon Color Matching to ColorSync. When editing using the GUI, the Default Settings, and Draft Printing on Plain Paper ...
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Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina: Filter failed

After upgrading to Mac OS 10.15 Catalina, trying to print with a Dell Color Laser 1320c leads to the error message: Filter failed (German: Filter fehlgeschlagen).
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Automatically print incoming email on an iPad

I'd like to automatically print all incoming email to my printer. I don't think there's any way to do this with the native mail client, perhaps there is another app that does this? It's definitley ...
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Can Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 app in the App store construct and print multi month wall calendars?

I have an iMac ( 2017 ) running Catalina 10.15. A year and half ago when I was running Mojave I purchased Adobe photoshop Elements 2019 directly from Adobe . The program was very glitchy but did ...
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Reinstall Cups after unloading/removing its LaunchDaemon

On one of our laptops, we had popups about printer settings update 200 times per day. It was getting really annoying and so without thinking about it enough, I've unload and remove cups service. sudo ...
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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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Safari print preview set scale to 95% as default

Is there a way to change the safari print preview scale setting to 95% by default? Its set as 100% currently. I have MacOS Cataline 10.15.5.
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Printer will not print, status: “Hold for Authentication”

Used to be able to print like a charm. It's a network printer. Now all I get is: When checking the system log all it says is: 09/02/16 12:24:41,669 NetAuthSysAgent[42720]: ...
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Batch print with printer preset in MacOS

I have 50+ documents to print with the exact same printer settings and I'm trying to batch print them using the existing printer preset. What I've done so far: open all documents in one preview ...
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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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How can I scan from my Canon Pixma MP140 to Mojave?

I tried using Image Capture, but there are no devices found. I tried using Preview, but the "Import from Scanner" menu item is greyed out. I also tried this answer with no luck. Then I tried using ...
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Why can not print with IPv6 link-local printer in OSX?

I want to use ipv6 printer. How should I set the address on the printer add screen in macOS 10.14? I added an IPv6 printer with macOS 10.14 but cannot print. [Printer Add Dialog] enter image ...
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How to set CUPS user in Catalina

Some background info: I am managing a CUPS printserver with printqueues for all the user accessible printers. The macOS clients get their printqueue set up as IPP via script. Once the printjob has ...
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Dell 1320c - Catalina 10.15 Mac Pro - will print but only from single feed - How to fix?

the link to the recommended driver worked - but only so far as I can insert a single page versus auto feeding from Tray one. Anyone have any ideas how to change this ? the operator panel is not so ...
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How to print to USB printer connected to AirportExtreme via ethernet port?

I have a AirportExtreme router and a new AT&T Fiber router that comes with faster Wi-Fi. AT&T router <--ethernet-- AirportExtreme <--USB-- USB printer <--Wi-Fi-- MacBook ...
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How to Fix Issue: Printer Will Not Print, Gets Stuck at 40%?

I have a user who came across this issue recently with their hp officejet 8620 printer. The Printer will not print. No matter what we seem to try on the Mac it will not print. When printing is tested ...
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A5 Printing on A4 with custom flips and unique layout / flow direction

How do I get the following print layout? I would like to be able to print from anything, be that notes or a website or anything else. My mac has only the following layout settings none of which ...
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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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HP LaserJet 1018 macOS Mojave and Catalina USB driver

it seems that HP abandoned old cheap, but very functional and small printers like HP LaserJet 1018. Posting this question to share solution, that allows extend usability of normally functioning ...
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How to install a driver for the HP Deskjet 5550 on macOS 10.14?

I want to print in color from an old HP Deskjet 5550 printer (17 years old and works without an issue, I heard). macOS offers Generic PCL Laser Printer for this device. It works (although it is not ...
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How to leave the Rename Printer dialogue without renaming the printer

In Catalina, when I try to rename a printer but then change my mind and try to close out of the screen, one cannot. Here's what I did: Go to rename an existing printer (System Preferences > Printers ...
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Can't connect Mac to Windows Printer Server

The Mac can see the workgroup, and after clicking on the windows computer, it asks for guest or registered user. I've tried both and the error it gives me is "There was a problem connecting to the ...
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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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Can I print lists from the Reminders app?

I would like to print out the lists and tasks that I maintain in the Reminders app. I can copy the text or take screenshots and paste them to a program like Word, but… Is there an easier approach?
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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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macOS 10.15 detects printer but “can't find it” in the printing dialog, have to reset printing system every time

so I got a gorgeous wireless AirPrint-capable MFD (Canon i-Sensys MF645Cx), which is connected to my Mikrotik hAP AC lite router wirelessly. My Mac is connected to the same WiFi network. The router's ...
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macOS Catalina: Preview > Print… > Save As PDF, not really working

I upgraded (whatever that means) to macOS Catalina. If you visit https://apple.stackexchange.com using Safari and do a Print... and select Save as PDF, then you can create a pdf file. All is well so ...
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PDF Encrypt Failed in High Sierra Export and Print to PDF

Tried on 2 approaches, both failed. MS Word: Print » Print to PDF » Encrypt. I Checkbox (X) Encrypt. Selected to disallow copying of content and keyed in Password. PDF saved. (But document allows ...
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How can I save my carefully constructed printer presets before I have to re-install my printer?

My Brother MFC-L5750DW is refusing to print documents (worked fine this morning), and after restarting, checking for latest software and drivers (currently updating) I suspect it's time to remove and ...
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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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How can I enable Brother printer's two-side printing functionality?

My Brother DCP-7055 Printer’s two-side printing functionality does not work (the “Two-Sided” option is greyed out) on macOS Catalina 10.15.4. I have not tested it on any other versions of macOS but it ...
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Can I remove the Dymo Label Webservice and still use the Dymo Application?

I don't like an unnecessary permanent open port from the Dymo Label Webservice when I use the Dymo Application every few weeks. Is it possible to remove the web service and still use the Application ...
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Random pages printing with curl command

I need some help with this... My printer (hp inkjet) will randomly print 3 pages with just a header that includes the curl command (see photo) since this is a major waste of paper, how do I get this ...
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Change Finder Printing default to print 100%, not scale to fit

I am trying to print groups of pdf files without opening the files. I am trying to print from either the automator app, which is a hot folder to print, or drag and drop onto printer. Every time it ...
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Bonjour Printing Wizard with Windows 10

My complete setup is: Brother CDP-7065DN attached to iMac (Mojave, 10.14.6), shared to PC Windows 10. Now that I have upgraded to Windows 10 I can't get the printer to print in landscape mode. I've ...
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Adding a printer on the command line with no PPD

When I add a printer (HP Color LaserJet CP3525) interactively, macOS determines the device type and is able to configure the printer without further user input. Is it possible to emulate this with ...
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Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina and Network printing

I updated to Catalina last year. I have several issues in my networking ecosystem at home including printing to my Dell 1320c printer Basically I used my printer as a network printer, attached to the ...
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Will any AirPrint-compatible printer work with macOS Catalina?

There seems to be a lot of confusion around which printers can be made to work with macOS Catalina. Now that 32-bit print drivers are no longer supported on Catalina, that seems to break compatibility ...
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Brother MFC Scanner not recognized any more

I have a Brother MFC-1910W connected by WIFI (multi functional wireless b/w laser printer, scanner and fax). Since a few days I cannot use the scanner any more. In the first place the scanner icon ...
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Workaround for Dell's lack of drivers for macOS 10.15 Catalina?

I've got two Dell printers - a C1760nw color printer and a B1165nfw Mono MFP. Both of which are currently unusable after the upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina. Is anyone aware of a workaround or non-...
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All print jobs for all printers say “stopped”

I can't print to any printers on my network. All the jobs have the status "stopped" when I try to print. I've tried restarting all printers. I've tried rebooting my Mac. Clicking the pause then ...
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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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Can't print with MacBook Air on a Wireless Printer

My printer is HP LaserJet M15A connected via USB to my router. Currently, I'm running on macOS Catalina version 10.15.13. I can see and add the printer under "Printer & Scanners" - "Windows" - ...
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Brother MFC-8840DN and OS X Mojave - enable second tray

I'm attempting to configure my Brother MFC-8840DN on a laptop with Mojave. Currently, it is seen as a Generic Postscript Printer: Unfortunately, the unit's two trays aren't recognized: I've ...
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iPad/HP print attempt does nothing; attempt to fix reverses colors

Made two sides of a greeting card as JPG, saved as PDF, and used Preview to make them a single two-page PDF. PDF looked OK in Preview. Put it in Books and sync'ed into iPad (because a MACOS bug ...

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