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Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper

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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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Use script as custom printer driver to send file to web page

At my workplace, I am unable to find a printer driver for macOS which works with the printer. Instead, I'm printing through the web-interface of the printer, and I'm wondering if there's a way to ...
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Can only print PDFs

I have Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, iMac 27 inch late 2013. I can print any PDF but nothing else. In the print dialog box where I can normally see what I am about to print, it is blank. If I do print ...
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Automator Print Plugin: Append Output to Existing PDF File

I would like to create a Print Plugin to append the output to an existing PDF File. Here are my steps so far: Ask for Finder Items Combine PDF Pages (append) Open Finder Items It sort of does the ...
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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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How can I print an image in its original size on a Mac?

I have an image of screw heads (source) that I would like to print in its original size onto a sheet of (8.5 by 11 inches letter) paper. Opening the JPG in Preview, clicking File → Print, and then ...
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Invalid Canadian Postal Codes when ordering print products

When trying to order a print product through iPhoto or Photos, the following error code blocks the ability to get to the final step to place an order The information in the following fields is ...
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Photos crashing when uploading print order

I'm trying to order a 100 page hardcover book through the Photos app on macOS 10.12.1. I have placed all my photos, go to complete my order, but the Photos app repeatedly crashes at around 85% upload. ...
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How to “print” a web page to a PDF in Safari on iOS (iPad)?

In Google Chrome it is possible to Print... > Google Cloud Print > Save to Google Drive > ... This seems to work like a charm. I would like to do the same thing in Safari. "Printing" a website to a ...
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Arrange images on a single A4 page for printing? [closed]

I have a number of images I would like to size to something like 3.5"x2.5" and arrange with gaps on A4 or A5 sized paper. Is there some program or utility that can arrange photos for printing like ...
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How to print an ASCII file that is 80 characters wide

I have a file that is 80 characters wide. I am using OS X. The problem that I have is when I open the file and try to print it in TextEdit, the lines wrap before the 80 character mark. I'd like the ...
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Able to print, but can not scan from my printer

I am using Artisan 725 on my Macbook and when I try to scan it says that the printer is not able to communicate - "Communication error has occurred." However, it will let me print. Has anybody else ...
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A3 printer for small office support / client visuals from CS6 (Mac) CC (Win)

Looking for a 'yes this will work effectively' answer rather than opinions on brands or particular printers pros and cons. I am working in a small web dev' office currently providing the creative to a ...
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Add printer on El Capitan

I am trying to add HP P1606DN as a USB printer. The instructions from HP say to use Apple Update via the Printers & Scanners dialog: HP Printers - Installing a Mac Printer Driver Using Apple ...
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iOS or Airprint receipt printers?

Apple stores print receipts from their iPod touch credit card readers. They probably use a custom solution with a server backend. Square has a few wireless receipt printers it can work with. I ...
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HP OfficeJet 6500A not responding from OSX

I can't connect to my HP OfficeJet 6500A from my MackBook Pro anymore, but it used to work. "Printer is not responding". Accessing the printer web page also fails. The printer works if accessed from ...
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Printer Driver in macOS Sierra

I'm currently trying to install a Dell 1130n Printer Driver on macOS Sierra. Upon installation, the installer displays this message: Error opening file: libscmssc.dylib 1008:6, -35 Drive not ...
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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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Error message, “hpPlugInInit.kext was installed improperly”

I recently bought a MacBook Air and transferred my system information and user data via Migration Assistant. I used to get error messages on my old computer like this: The system extension “/System/...
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Mac Pro (Early 2008) - Unable to print in color to HP 4730 MFP

When I print from a Mac Pro (Early 2008) running El Capitan (10.11.6) to a HP 4730MFP, all my color prints come out black and white. However when I print from my Lenovo running Win 10, they print just ...
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How do I fix printing from El Capitan to shared Windows printer?

We have a small network that consists of 3 workstations: Windows 8.1 Pro 32 bit PC with Canon LBP 6020 printer connected to USB and shared to network. Windows 7 Pro SP1 32 bit notebook. MacBook with ...
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How to print duplex with Epson AL-MX200 printer?

It can't print both sided as the duplex select on the print window is grayed. It works fine on Linux. How to tell the driver that the printer is an actual duplex printer? Thanks.
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How can I change print quality and print profile settings when using Airprint?

I just got a new wireless printer and I love that it lets me print from any device on my wireless network, even my iPhone. There is, however, one feature that appears to be missing. When I print from ...
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Connecting an iPad to a printer on another (LAN) network

I am wondering if it is possible to issue a command to print a PDF file from my iPad (connected to a WiFi network), to a printer which is connected to a LAN, provided I know the (global) IP address or ...
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Some PDF bills are printed out with empty squares replacing the text

I have some bills from my electricity and gas provider and all the bills are printed out with squares being displayed instead of text. I already restored the Font Book to default fonts. I have no ...
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Is there any way to print directly from my iPad to my wifi-connected printer?

I am happy to purchase an app, but the only printing app I'm aware of seems to just let your ipad connect to a computer that is connected to the printer and effectively print through it. I'm ...
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Right-click a html file and print it?

I've went ahead and created the Automator workflow that let's me have a "print this file" right-click menu in Finder. It works fine for pdf and txt files, but if I try the same on a html file, the ...
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Does a guest OS under Virtualbox need to install drivers for peripheral devices?

I run a guest Ubuntu under Virtualbox in Mac OS X. The host Mac OS X has been configured to print on a network printer by someone else. Now I try to configure the guest Ubuntu to print on the same ...
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Printing to a Cups Server without using the local CUPS doesn't work since OS X Lion

With our new 21,5"-iMac, we bought the first Mac system for our Windows/Linux-oriented office. Hence we don’t have a lot of experience in using Mac OS X. I started to set up everything and it ran ...
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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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Trouble adding a printer with lpadmin

I'm trying to add a printer through the Terminal using lpadmin, and it absolutely refuses to work. The printer adds just fine, everything looks perfect from what I can see, but any attempt to print ...
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Mountain Lion printer not found on bonjour, can't install by IP

My networked HP6310 suddenly stopped working today from my MBPro running Mountain Lion. Other laptops in the house (MB running Snow Leopard, MBP running Lion) can still print. I can connect via USB ...
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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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Canon Duplexer prints on opposite sides

I have a problem I cannot fix. The CANON i-Sensys MF4660PL printer I have is able to print double-sided, but it does not do it correctly. I have downloaded the latest printer driver from Canon (for El ...
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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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Preview in OSX El Capitan defaults to 100% scale

When printing a jpeg, preview now defaults to 100% scale, which is not what I want. I am having to manually select scale to fit and fill entire paper. How can I make it always default to the latter (...
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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 ...
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App for printing to Samba printers via iOS document sharing

I am Looping for an iOS app supporting "document sharing" which would allow me to print to a Samba printer. Use case: open a document (e.g., a PDF) with the app (via the iOS document sharing/...
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How to get Mac OS X printer preset to save paper size and not default to system default paper size?

I have a receipt printer and regular printer on my Mac and have the system default paper size set to Letter and default printer set to "Last Used" In Safari I've setup a preset for my receipt printer ...
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PC Emulator for OSX with driver support

So my workplace purchased a new Enduro 3E Card Printer and they asked me to install it--looking at the installation discs, I immediately realized that they were for Windows installations. So I went to ...
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Automate printing with options?

I am trying to print a file (a pdf), without intervention. Not Automator specific, I can deal with applescript or terminal or whatever. The specifics of what I want are: Print to specific Printer ...
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Edit (colorized) terminal output before printing?

A very similar question has already been asked on SuperUser but none of the answers works satisfactorily for me. I can actually get almost what I want by simply: Running the Terminal for the whole ...
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My terminal keeps printing “emergency” messages

I keep getting these broadcast messages being printed to every terminal window, and it's driving me nuts. Does anybody have a clue as to how to turn them off? Broadcast Message from _usbmuxd@10242-...
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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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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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Can't print on OS X Lion via shared printer connected to Windows Vista. Fix?

As the title states I am not able to print from my Mac to a shared printer that is hooked up to my Windows PC running Windows Vista. I am currently running OS X Lion 10.7 on a Mac Mini. My Mac is able ...
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How to print and email PDF from any OS X application on PDF letterhead?

On the Windows PC there is a nice eDocPrinter PDF printer driver from Iteksoft that prints from any Windows application to a PDF file overlayed with a PDF of the corporate letterhead and even attaches ...
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Missing driver for printer - adobe postscript

I have a Panasonic Workio 190 Printer. It doesn't seem like there is a Mac driver (I'm on Mavericks). The only thing there is, is a Adobe PostScript Driver: I've never come across this kind of ...
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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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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 ...