CUPS (acronym for Common Unix Printing System) is a printing system for computer operating systems like Unix, allows a computer to act as a print server. A computer running CUPS is a host that can accept print jobs from client computers, process them and send them to the correct printer.

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Print to zebra zt400 with print server

we want to print to a zebra printer attached to a printer server hardware. We have installed cups on a ubuntu machine and setup the ip and port of the print server but when we send something to print ...
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Installing OKI ML 3320 on linux

I have an old 9-pin OKI ML 3320 dot-matrix printer and i can't get it to work properly with cups. When i send any document, the printer prints one line every ~13 seconds, often adding some random ...
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Where does cups-pdf store its temporary files?

I recently tried to save a rather large document using to a PDF using cups-pdf. Something appears to have gone wrong and it went on to produce several GB worth of data somewhere on my hard drive, ...
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Printing from Linux workstation on CUPS raw queue (on Raspberry Pi)

I have a Raspberry Pi (ARM architecture) and a Samsung SL-M2022 (SL-M2022W) connected to it. Samsung provides Linux drivers only for Intel-based architectures, so I configured this printer as RAW ...
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'unable to install … driver. Operation could not be completed

I tried to upload a driver to a Samba+CUPS server and got this wonderfully explaining message (i am joking) 'unable to install ... driver. Operation could not be completed How can i have some ...
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Linux IrDA printing

I have a USB IrDA that I got working with my IrDA printer (SiPiX compact printer A6) on the Windows side, using default 4000000 speed and 1.0ms turn-around time (in the driver config). The USB IrDA ...
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cups-pdf prints anonymously, how to print as user?

On a RHEL 5.0, i installed cups-pdf package from epel, then i get the Cups-PDF printer, as indicated there http://www.commentcamarche.net/faq/32427-cups-pdf-pour-les-machines-windows (so HP/HP ...
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Printer (Kyocera P602cdn) randomly prints out postscript code

I am using a Kyocera P602cdn printer (latest drivers from their website) with CUPS (1.7.2) on Linux Mint (kernel 3.13.0-48). In around 50% of my print jobs not the document comes out but postscript ...
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cups: Disable Compression on 1.7.5 for remote queues

I have a print server with Cups 1.5 on a Raspberry Pi. That print server announces the printers to my local network. My desktop runs Cups 1.7.5 and nicely sees the remote printer. However, when I ...
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Which PCL 6/PCL XL driver?

I'm trying to setup a print server via CUPS. I've been told that a generic PCL6/PCL XL driver will work fine, but in CUPS there are a million versions listed: Generic PCL 6/PCL XL LF Printer - ...
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Force color printing to use only black for greyscale areas

I have an Epson WF-7610 that I'm printing to from Ubuntu (from a PDF with Adobe Reader, over the network). I'm printing out a lot of mainly black and white documents with greyscale images, but with ...
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Cups Brother DCP-195C not printing

I am trying to convert my Raspberry Pi to a printing server. I have connected my Brother DCP-195C on the Pi using USB link. I have installed cups (via apt-get). I configured the printer on the CUPS ...
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Arch Linux - Cannot start CUPS service with systemd

In order to get printing working in Arch Linux, I installed cups, cups-filters, and hplilp (ghostscript and gs-fonts were already installed). However, when I try and make the CUPS service run on ...
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How do I clone a printer under CUPS 1.5.4?

I'd like to create a second printer or rather clone an existing printer configuration so I can change the settings for the second one to always print gray. How do I clone a printer under CUPS 1.5.4?
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Accents not printed with CUPS

System Archlinux KDE CUPS 2.0.2-1 Printer HP Deskjet 3520 Description of the problem When I print something (I think it's always PDF) with some accentued characters, they are not printed. ...
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Raspbian - Brother DCP195c Printer with CUPS, insecure permissions

Hello I already read the thread: Debian ARM and Brother DCP195C with CUPS And did the steps exactly as they were described. But the error message I am getting is completly different: Idle - "File ...
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Removing KDE Printer Applet warnings, or removing a network printer locally without lpadmin

I'm in a company which has many many network printers that I can see, most of which I never use. I keep getting billions of annoying popups, very frequently, by KDE's Printer Applet: Printer ...
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How can I get my printer to duplex on the long edge?

My HP Photosmart 6525 printer refuses to duplex on the long edge. Whenever it's asked to duplex, it duplexes along the short edge even if asked specifically to duplex on the long edge. I'm printing ...
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Manual Duplex printing for Mac (and/or Linux)

My printers don't support automatic duplex printing. I'm looking for a solution for my Mac and Linux computers that I've seen with most Windows printer drivers: Check "Manual duplex" in the printer ...
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Wrong printer adress in cups

I want to connect to my printer connected to a host in my local network running cups. I managed to add the printer via the webinterface. The printer was successfully located and listed in the add ...
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Add cups-pdf to Yocto image

I'am creating a minimal Raspberry Pi image using the Yocto-Project. Everything is working fine except that I'am missing cups-pdf. I already added the cups recipe but I guess that cups-pdf needs to be ...
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Creating a CUPS class of different printers and printing from windows

I've configured CUPS in mint linux, and added two of my departments color laser jets. I've made a new class called "color" (inovative, i know) and now I'd like to direct all the clients (win xp pro ...
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Printer “Flapping” with CUPS

Using a brand new installation of Linux Mint 17.1, I've been trying to connect my workstation to the shared printers on my server. The workstation is using CUPS 7.2 and the server (Debian Wheezy) is ...
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How to get color printing to work for wine applications via cups-pdf on Linux?

As detailed in these instructions, I am using cups-pdf to print from PDF-XChange, which I have installed under Wine 1.6.2 on Ubuntu 14.04. It works great for printing monochrome pages, but I am unable ...
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On OS X CUPS default printer settings are not applied

On OS X 10.9.5 i enabled the cups web UI, and changed my printer's default paper tray to tray1/ tray2 (I have 2 queues for the same printer, so i can access the tray by selecting the printer). But ...
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How to add a fake, dummy, null printer in CUPS?

I'm writing a piece of software that supports multiple printers. In order to test it, I need to add multiple printers to my CUPS server. How can I do that? I want to add a few fake printers that will ...
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How to resume CUPS printer from command line?

I have printer in CUPS that due to driver problems (HP 1010) from time to time goes into pause. I would like to write a shell script that will execute once per hour to resume a printer in CUPS. But ...
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Unable to Retrieve Supply Levels in Print Queue

Retrieving the supply levels of my printer in the print queue application used to work fine but now I get an Information Not Available error. In the error logfile it says Unable to query ink levels. ...
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Conditions for driver with Samba+CUPS

What are the exact conditions (on Windows client, Samba, Cups etc.) such that Windows can automatically use a printer + driver from a Samba/Cups server? I have already a setup where I export 2 ...
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How to build cups generic RPM on OpenSUSE 13.x?

The cups website suggest to build generic RPM packages with rpmbuild -ta tarball.tar.gz, but there's no dbus-devel and no libusb-devel package in OpenSUSE 13.1 (there's dbus-1-devel). Is there a way ...
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Error in foomatic-rip while trying to print a pdf with cups

I have the Samsung CLP-315 printer and it works perfectly with my Fedora 21 installation. Now I wanted to attach it to my Raspberry which is running Pidora. I installed CUPS on the pi and added the ...
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client-error-bad-request for Get-Job-Attributes (no URI) from localhost

I'm trying to set up a local printer (no networking involved). The printer is connected via USB. The printer works (on MS Windows). The problem is with CUPS as far as I can tell. I can't understand ...
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Is it possible to group cups print jobs so they will not be interrupted by other users print jobs?

I am working on printing very large images on a custom type printer, in linux, using cups. Because of memory limitations, the images are broken in chunks. Each chunk is sent to printer using ...
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rastertospl failed - Samsung ML2165

I'm using CUPS on my Raspberry to print to my laser printer Samsung ML-2165. I installed the samsung unified linux driver without issues, but when I try to print something, I get ...
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lpr: Unsupported document-format “application/octet-stream”

Set up linux + cups + hplip. Can print png images. But for hplip Testpage I get only: lpr: Unsupported document-format "application/octet-stream" I assume there are configuration steps missing. But ...
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Debian ARM and Brother DCP195C with CUPS

I want to have acces to my DCP 195C printer (Brother) over LAN. For this purpose I have bought an raspberry pi and installed CUPS on it. CUPS runs fine and everything else is running smooth as well. ...
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net use \\server\printer_name does not show in Device and printer

I used the command net use \\server\printer_name To mount a cups shared printer into my client computer. This printer is visible with the command net use but still not visible neither in the ...
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Printer on a ARM Linux (CUPS) - general theories/questions

I have a theory and I kindly ask the skilled linux users to confirm/deny it (I am not a skileld one at all). Im running: Raspberry Pi model B+, Raspbian OS and CUPS 1.5.4 And I bought the SEWOO ...
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How to prevent cups from timing out jobs

I upgraded from Ubuntu Precise (12.04) to Trusty (14.04) and now it seems CUPS times out jobs and automatically deletes them after exactly 3 hours. However I usually do not have the printer running ...
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Getting canon printers to work with Arch Linux

I am trying to setup a canon MF4412 printer on my Arch Linux desktop. I followed the official guide in setting up a CUPS server/client as well as installing the cndrvcups-lb driver package. ...
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Improve black prints on a colour laser printer

My Kyocera FS-C5400DN colour laser printer prints some documents that include graphics (greytone or coloured) blured A pure textpage is perfect and most time colourpages are fine too. It looks if ...
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Configure CUPS to run all printouts through Ghostscript to embed fonts

My office printer (some HP product or other) substitutes Courier or a look-alike for any font that is not embedded. Naturally this looks horrible. I would like to configure CUPS so that it runs all ...
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Creating a raw printer queue in CUPS (host) and adding them through CUPS (client)

I want to make my RasPi act as a little print and file server in a small home network consisting of three Linux clients. Unfortunately, Brother provides only binary drivers for x86, so I cannot run my ...
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How do I setup a WI-FI printer?

I have a Samsung ML-2168W printer with WI-FI support. Currently it is connected to my computer with a USB cable. However, I have no clue of how to connect it to the network through WI-FI (with WPA). ...
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Why would CUPS successfully print when lp is invoked on a PDF or ps, but not when it's given a format from earlier or later in the filter chain?

I'm setting up a Konica-Minolta BizHub C452 for use through CUPS. At the moment I am able to print plain text, postscript, and PDFs beautifully, but not other formats. For instance, the printer is ...
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Printing to Epson Stylus Photo printer from Fedora

I have an Epson Stylus Photo PX720 inkjet printer, and have installed what seems to be the recommended driver from Avasys as an RPM on my Fedora 13 laptop: ...
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Idea for triggering after incoming job for cups

i want to trigger an event after my CUPS gets a new printjob. Background: i use a RaspPI as printing service with an usb plugged printer. This printer is always powered on and hasn't any eco mode. ...
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How do I use my Brother MFC-7440N from Debian or Ubuntu?

I have a Brother MFC-7440N. I would like to print to it from Debian Squeeze over the network without installing Brother's official driver, which I know for sure to be out of date and non-functional ...
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Xerox Workcentre 3119 and Linux

I'm trying to get Xerox Workcentre 3119 printer to work on Linux. It's a multifunction device (printer and scanner). I run the CUPS web interface at: http://localhost:631/ and it recognizes it on ...
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Unable to print to print using CUPS on Xerox WorkCentre 5755 from Solaris

I am trying to print on network printer Xerox WorkCentre 5755 from Solaris with CUPS 1.4.5 installed. Due to lack of any Solaris related information I have set the printer up with manufacturer ...