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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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Can I use HP:s HTML config on macOs Sierra somehow?

I've bought a HP Laserjet Pro M12 (M11-M13 series). I'm trying to setup the wireless part. No firmware has been released for Sierra yet. I have installed the drivers 10.11 instead. When I click open ...
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Sierra - 'There is a problem…' when connecting to Windows Vista PC

I'm familiar with how this should work, but for some reason it's steadfastly refusing to cooperate on my system. I have an old Windows Vista system, which I just use for hosting an old Parallel Port ...
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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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How to choose printer from command line or from a Python application?

I am currently developing an application in Python that will run on Macs and will need to print PDF files. In the past I have managed to send PDF files to printer automatically by using some commands ...
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Add an IP printer with command line

In Printer and Scanner settings, i click on plus sign, select IP and fill the following: Address: 10.242.1.xx:80 Protocol: IPP Queue: ipp/2299xxxxx9342/xxxxxxx Name: PRINTER-1 I searched on Google ...
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Connect to printer on Windows PC via smb - authentication required

I have laptop with macOS Sierra 10.12 and shared printer Kyocera_FS_1120MFP_GX which is connected to PC with Windows 7. If I connect it directly to my laptop via USB it works, but if I try to ...
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Why do fields turn black when using Preview to duplicate or print some pdfs?

I've come across a PDF form, whose editable fields turn black when, after completing the form, I try to: duplicate move print, or email the form. Here's what the form looks like when I download it....
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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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How does Mac gather printer information (mainly driver) after a printer is selected in the list of printers to add?

When we want to add a printer to mac, we go to "Printers and Scanners" in system preferences. There we click on "+" button and click on "Add Printer or Scanner". In new dialog with title "Add", we see ...
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Print using AirPort Extreme from both OSX and iOS devices

Im having two OSX devices and network setup using AirPort Extreme connected to printer with USB. From both of these OSX devices Im able to print wireless and everything works fine for these. However I ...
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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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Bonjour networked printer with Time Capsule in bridge mode

I have a 5th generation Airport Time Capsule as my primary router, and a 4th generation Airport Time Capsule in bridge mode, connected via cat5. When I connect my printer (a Brother HL-3040CN) to the ...
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How can you print an email in gmail app on iPad

How can you print an email using gmail app on iPad
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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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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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Are these Canon websites safe to download printer software?

I'd like some drivers for printer. Is Canon site safe to download them as self-installed trojans are Mac's worst nightmare and I have no real time scanner to detect if something comes in. Google ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Macbook Pro Always print in grey scale

Whenever I print something from my MacBook, the printout is always in color. On my Windows machine, I could go to my printer preferences and set it to always print in grayscale. Then, no matter what ...
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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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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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macOS Sierra 10.12 Printing Error

Just upgraded 2012 mac mini to macOS Sierra 10.12. Now when I try to print to a Canon MF-4500, I get an error message (filter failed). I tried resetting the printing system and re-added the ...
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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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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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How can I set up DNS for Bonjour and AirPrint to advertise printers across subnets

Several printers do not stay connected to clients--even though everything has static ip addresses--and they are not searchable across networks i.e. they do not appear with Bonjour. Ideally I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the root username and password for CUPS 2.1.0

I don't remember creating one and I'm just trying to print in black and white.