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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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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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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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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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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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Need printer driver for samsung ML-1210 compatible with Mac OS X 10.11.6

I use Mac OS X 10.11.6 (El Capitan) and I would like to find and install a printer driver for an old samsung ML-1210 printer. Can anyone help? If yes, please tell me in simple terms, because I am ...
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Bulk printing on macOS

I have a bunch of files that i want to print, they are all separate PDFs. What is the best way to print them without having to print them one by one, or combine them into a merged PDF using 3rd ...
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The option “Manage Custom Sizes” in Page Sizes is unavailable on printer

I'd like to print some documents on A6 papers (105mm * 148mm) using the printer RICOH sp 325sNw. On the configuration of printer's paper size, the option "Manage Custom Sizes" is unavailable, as ...
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Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina: Printer not responding

I followed all the steps described in : Dell Color Laser 1320c with Mac OS 10.15 Catalina: Filter failed And the message changed from Filter failed to Printer not responding, the printer is online, ...
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How can I print comments in Numbers?

I have a Numbers document containing several comments. I'd like to include these comments when printing the document — or creating a PDF — but I cannot locate an option to do this. I've searched ...
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Lines with AirPrint from iOS 13 but not macOS 10.15

I’m on tech support duty at the in-laws over Christmas, but this one has me stumped, any help appreciated. They have an “HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M176n” which has been working fine for many years. ...
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How to print to a HP Photosmart C4599 printer from Sierra?

I am desperately trying to print from my MacbookPro running Sierra to a HP Phtosmart C4599. Does anyone have any idea? Is there a solution?
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How to install and use multiple Dymo 450 printers on 10.14 Mojave

System : Mac Mini [late 2014] running Mojave 10.14.6 Objective : install two [or more] Dymo 450 label printers, each loaded with a different label size, and have them work individually i.e., I should ...
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How do I print in black and white when the program does not support this?

On a Windows system I use PDF24 and I can print from any application in black and white. I am looking for a similar option on macOS. Which PDF printer can I use for this purpose? The built-in does not ...
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New printer only visible in some applications

I installed a couple of new printers via System preferences -> Printers & Scanners -> + -> IP. They work just fine from some applications. For example from adobe reader or inkscape I can ...
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How do I print in grayscale on Canon Pixma MP280?

From my Macbook Pro (10.5.1), the print dialog has no grayscale option (screenshot below). I opened settings, and there is a color option in each Preset. The Presets are read-only. I guess I am ...
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How do I print a single page document to multiple copies, double sided?

I have a single page document, say "A". I'd like to print it multiple copies with double-sided, like below: sheet 1 front: A, back: A sheet 2 front: A, back: A ... However, when printing with ...
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Catalina now only saves pdf's from print box to preview not the folder I choose

I use Excel spreadsheets everyday and use the pdf print facility to send them to clients suppliers and for many other uses. Catalina now will not save the pdf's to any other folder than the preview ...
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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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Can't connect to TCP/IP printer with undescore “_” in the IP

I have a wireless printer that's connected to our private LAN in our workplace. There is a weird configuration for the printer that it requires two printers to be added. For color - 192.168.51.xxx and ...
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Print adressbook from iOS without computer

My father is switching from a PC to an iPad - everything works perfectly and no problems so far. But he still keeps a laptop where he has his addresses in a spreadsheet which he can print. He would ...
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Bug “Show Notes” in Preview Mac OS Catalina

I have a problem with Preview. When I have to print a PDF with notes on it I click the button "Show notes" on the print window but nothing happens. How can I fix this bug?
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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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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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Cannot print from Mac Sierra to Canon 7550

A question on behalf of my Swiss neighbour She has a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) running Sierra, and a Canon 7550 printer (MG7500 series). WiFi router is configured on Macbook (browsing ...
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printtool keeps requesting admin to modify admin settings

Im running OSX 10.13.x. Using a standard user account (not admin). If i have a printer window open, i keep getting a popup that asks for administrators privileges to "Printtool is trying to modify ...
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double-side printing: blank pages are not counted as even?

Mac OS X: 10.14.6 Preview: 10.1 (944.6.16.1) Printer: Canon 2900 I followed this to print double-side: How to control manual double-side printing on Mac OS X Lion? The problem: when choosing "Even ...
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Brother printer on OS 10.14.6

I recently upgraded from OS 10.13 to OS 10.14 on a new 2019 Mac 21.5" with 16 GB RAM When I install my MFC-L2700DW Printer I get a Print Error message when trying to print. I have tried to print PDF ...
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Print PDF Scaled Down in Top Left Corner

I have a PDF that would print something like the following by default: __________ | ........ | | ........ | | ........ | | ........ | |__________| If I scale down the content it remains centered. ...
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“Hold for Authentication” when printing through LP / LPR

I have a Dell network printer mapped to my MAC. I'm able to print from applications without any issues, but when I try to print using terminal (lp or lpr), every file gets held up on the printer with ...
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How to add printer with lpadmin and have it show up in Printers and Scanners in System Preferences?

I am using Mojave, and I am able to add a printer using lpadmin. I can then print a test page to that printer using the CUPS web interface. Additionally, the printer is listed with lpstat -p. ...
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Adding smb printer through terminal

Goal: Add a domain printer just through the terminal without using its IP address. Following the instructions here: https://dae.me/blog/1826/add-a-printer-via-command-line-in-os-x/#comment-256587 I ...
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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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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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What are the files in the /Library/Image Capture/TWAIN Data Sources/ and can they be removed?

In preparation for macOS 10.15, I'm reviewing my list of installed applications and removing those that are 32-bit. On the list of apps identified by System Report, I see two things that are 32-bit: ...
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Number roadmaps as A001 instead of A1 using Word page numbers

To identify roadmaps provided to participants to a biycle randonnee, I want to number them as A001 to A150, B001 to B150 and C001 to C150. After printing the required roadmaps in a printshop, I ...
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Give a short name / nick name to a printer in iOS?

In iOS is it possible to give a short name / nick name to a printer ? I have several printers of the same spec distributed through out a building, that all show up as Epson-7620. I know there is a ...
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How to print .docx attachments from Gmail iPad app?

When I open a .docx formatted attachment with the Gmail iPad app, there's no option to print. I've installed the MS-Office for iPad app, but so far as I can see, there's no way to change default ...
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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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Should I use the manufacture's print driver instead of secure AirPrint?

I've noticed that macOS appears to default to using secure AirPrint as it's printer driver over the manufacture's printer driver. Any reason why I should choose one over the other?
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PDF Printing Quality Issues

I am having problems with printing some PDF documents on a 2014 MacBook Pro running macOS 10.14.3. Most PDF documents print fine (from Preview), and I'm happy with the quality. Examples are these ...
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Why isn't my Bluetooth printer appearing on iPhone but is appearing on Android and PC?

I'm trying to connect a thermal printer to my iPhone but its not showing up in the list of Bluetooth devices. However, it is showing on my PC and Android smartphone. Has the advertising only got ...
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I keep having to re-add my printer to macOS every time I want to print something

I've been experiencing this issue a lot lately. First off, I have one of those wireless routers with a 2 GHz and a 5 GHz network. I'm not sure if that's what's causing this problem, but I have a ...
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How to modify cupsd.conf on 50+ machines

I need to modify the cupsd.conf file (removal of PAUSE-PRINTER/RESUME-PRINTER) on 50+ machines to allow non-admin accounts to resume the print queue. Is there a way I can script this (through ...
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How turn a folder into a print queue?

On MacOS, you can drop a PDF directly onto the window of a Printer's print queue, and it will be sent to print immediately (with the printer's default settings). I'm looking for a way to do a similar ...
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Is there a tool to simply join 2 pdf pages in one?

It seems a hard to find an answer to such a simple request: I have a pdf file with 16 pages A4 size. I would like to make a 'spreads' view of it, this means that page 1 and page 16 (cover and ...
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Force any printer to convert all colors to Grayscale automatically?

I've got a color inkjet printer, and I only have black ink left. I want my printer to automatically convert all colors printed to a grayscale equivalent. I'd like a solution that works with any ...

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