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Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper

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How can I print this PDF and fill an A4 page?

I have this PDF. It's a simple grid created in Pixelmator with lines every 500 pixels. I want to use it as a template for drawing over a Wacom tablet. For some reason, no matter what I do, print ...
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Is it possible to install a new HP Envy-4520 printer on a computer running Snow Leopard

I am trying help someone setup a new printer (HP Envy-4520) on an older Mac (Snow Leopard 10.6.8) Obviously the best solution would be to replace the computer, unfortunately, this isn't an option. I ...
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Manually add shared Windows printer in macOS

In OS X one could manually add a printer using the Advanced tab of the printer system preferences dialog with an smb address. How can I manually add a printer in macOS now that the tab is gone?
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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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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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Adding Ricoh C4501 printer via command line - Installable options

I need to deploy one Ricoh MFP to ~50 Mac users. I thus wan't to do this through ARD/CLI. I'm looking for the correct lpoption tags for the Ricoh MP C4501. I want to set the "Finisher" (SR3020) and "...
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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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Why is my Advanced Add Printer mode disabled?

I am using a Unibody MacBook Pro on Lion. I am trying to add a networked printer at work so I can print to it, but OS X is not cooperating with me. Typically for adding networked printers on a ...
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Trouble browsing Windows network printers from Mac

In the "Add Printer" dialog Windows section, there are no printers showing up, even though there are several in the office. I think this might be because my Mac is not "logged onto" the Windows ...
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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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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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lpinfo -m -h 127.0.0.1:631 to verfy the printer drivers available on the system

Can someone do me favor and run the lpinfo -m -h 127.0.0.1:631 that will show the listing of all printer drivers installed on your computer. Please tell me if you see more HP printers than what ...
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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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Epson 1500 won't print over WiFi

Yesterday I installed the drivers for my printer (Epson Stylus 1500) on my Mac. During the setup I chose to connect over WiFi (the printer had already successfully been setup for WiFi printing from my ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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How do I print on mac, when needing a printer administrator

I'm trying to print something with my Macbook air, but when I try to print I have to add a printer. When I try to add a printer it asks for a username and a password of some user in the printer ...
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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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OSX Sierra hangs when accessing Printers

there is a situation that I can't resolve. It is related to the "Printer & Scanner" service on the Sierra. When I upgraded to it any app which tries to resolve the printer list crashes, including ...
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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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How can I take custom printer settings from one computer and transfer them to others on the network?

I have a new printer on the network with four paper trays. If I set custom print settings on one computer. How can I transfer these setting to other computers?
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How to install a Canon MX860 on MacBook Pro running MacOS 10.12.4?

I updated the OS on my late 2013 13" Retina MacBook Pro to MacOS 10.12.4 and found that scanner of my Canon MX860 Multifunction printer did not work any more. I downloaded and ran the the latest IJ ...
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One Mac can print to network printer, one cannot

I have a mid-2010 Macbook Pro running El Capitan (IP: 192.168.1.65) and a newer Macbook Air (~2014) (IP: 192.168.1.71) running El Capitan. Both are connected wirelessly to the same network: a U-Verse ...
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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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Bonjour (Printing service) run on Sleep

I currently use Bonjour for my home wireless printing. It works flawlessly, but I have one gripe with software. If my iMac (pc connected to the printer) goes to sleep, the wireless print stops. Is ...
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Epson Stylus Color Photo R200 won't print

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) with Mavericks installed. It is connected via USB to an Epson Stylus Color Photo R200 inkjet printer. When I print, the print job window says Stopped - Unsupported ...
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can i print from an apple computer to a Dell printer

i just got a dell printer that is WIFI because my old printer broke. my wife now wants to buy an apple computer or laptop. Would she be able to print from an apple computer to a dell printer?
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Printer Deploy with and custom preset profiles to Mac OS X workstations

How would I go about deploying a network printer (Sharp MX-2600N) to Mac OS X machines that would include a custom printer preset profile (Embedded Printer User Authentication Code)? Ideal Method of ...
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How to print an image across two pages

I have a long image that's about 8 inches wide by 20 inches tall. It's open in Preview. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to get the top half of the image to print on one sheet of letter ...
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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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Printing in black and white without intermediate greys

I'd like to routinely print using only black ink when colour isn't important, because I have a whole lot more black ink than colour ink. I have a Canon printer and I have selected the 'Black & ...
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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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HP Photosmart 5520 OS X 10.5.8 driver

My mom bought a HP Photosmart 5520. Unfortunately, this printer is not compatible with her OS X 10.5.8 system. Is there a possibility we can get this working?
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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 ...
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Cannot print PDF but can open it in Preview

I was trying to print this document. It opens great in Preview but I cannot print it: ERROR: undefined OFFENDING COMMAND: firMf STACK: 1185863205 -dictionary- /CharStrings ... Trying to print ...
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Ordering of events when printing/pdf-ing from iCal

Spent a few hours searching on Google and in other forums - I know this issue has come up before, but I couldn't find a single answer or solution anywhere. It seems that when I go to print the ...
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Remote (Dell) printer errors

When I configure and print to remote Dell printers, I get an odd errors in my system.log: sandboxd[xxx] ([xxxxx]): DellSecureFilter(xxxxx) deny file-write-create /private/tmp/fx20140919212407.job ...
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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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Getting rid of HPDeviceMonitoring

I recently bought a HP MFP M277dw printer (which is by the way really good) and as macOS hadn't driver for it I had to install the HP's software. This thing is really annoying and what's more ...
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Can't print in fast / draft when connected to printer over wifi, but can when connected via usb

Summary: The fast/draft printing option is not available when connected over WiFi, but works with USB. (Editor Note: seems to effect many printers from both Canon an other manufacturers) Specifically:...
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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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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 ...