A printer is a device used for printing text and/or graphics from the computer.

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Tapping data into a USB printer

I don't know how to ask the question so I will describe what was done previously with serial and I'd like to know if it can be duplicated with USB. In the old days, POS systems spit out ASCII data ...
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How do I find out if a printer is scan to email compatible with Office 365?

I have a Toshiba e Studio 282 that previously had scan to email going through an Exchange server. The Exchange server was decommissioned and the company got Office 365 instead. I tried inputting the ...
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How does my Epson printer automatically install its software when it connects to my network?

I bought an Epson XP-410 printer earlier this week. I connected it to my Wi-Fi network and got it set up. I tested it by printing to it after installing the drivers that came on a DVD to a computer on ...
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Workaround for unsupported printers in Windows 8

My mother's old beloved printer is not supported in Windows 8 so it no longer works. Now what to do? (using Linux, OSX or any other OS is not an option - buying a new printer is the last) I was ...
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Dell C1765fnw printer print job deletes before printing

I have a new Dell multifunction laser printer C1765 nfw and it all seems to be in working order till I try to print, then job goes into print queue and in seconds disappears without printing. It ...
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Accessing wifi printer on a 2nd wifi network which is connected to 1st wifi network via ethernet

Ive been trying to work out the setup below (see image) where ive got a main wifi router / modem combi in one part of a house and then a ethernet cable going to another point in the house which is ...
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How to force autodiscovery of lan printers?

I have lan with about 10 computers - all Win XP prof. I add new printer attached to one of them, and on two computers appears Auto HPPrinter on Computer4 and on rest - not. I suppose, that after some ...
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HP LaserJet showing up as CD drive

So I am hooking up an HP LaserJet P1102w to a local computer via USB. I have not installed driver/software yet, but interestingly, the printer shows up as a cd\dvd drive. Granted, a DL of the ...
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Scanner is only detected and not the printer

OK. I have a new Epson L210 printer, a multi-function printer. But whenever I connect it to my Windows 7 64-bit computer, the only detected function of the printer is the scanner. There is no ...
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Customized printer to add template when you print [closed]

.I have work orders that I print off for work every day. LOTS of them. Currently I get into a work order, I copy the work order, go over to a word document where I have customized a "checklist" of ...
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Windows 8.1 and the phantom Canon PCL6 Driver - Print spooler crashing and no removal

Situation: trying to install a Canon IR1133A printer on Windows 8.1 (64bit). Having tried most every driver under the sun, I'm now presented with two printers - Canon Generic PCL6 Driver and Canon ...
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GPO issue with Print Management

After adding all of our printers to their proper security in print management, the deployed printer only shows one of the security groups they have been assigned. Most other printers in this network ...
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Network Epson printer prints a page of configuration details instead of job on Linux Mint and Ubuntu

I've tried using lpr and the GUI menus in Writer and Document Viewer in Linux Mint and Ubuntu. The printer is EPSON XP-200, connected by network. lpstat -a lists it as accepting requests. Each time, ...
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HP Laserjet 4l paper jam - probably electronics behind phototransistor defect - how to check?

I have a problem with our old HP Laserjet 4L. The paper jam indicator flashes after the printer fed the 2nd sheet of paper a few centimetres into the machine. The first page after powering on the ...
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Canon Maxify MB5020 scan above 600dpi

My Canon Maxify MB5020 specification indicates max optical scan as 1200 dpi or up to 19,200 interpolated: However, with drivers installed I cannot select above 600 dpi: 1200 x 1200 dpi ...
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Computer Communication with HP Color Laserjet CP1515n

I have an HP Color LaserJet CP1515n. It prints a test page in full color when prompted to from the printer's own buttons, but it won't print from the computer. One time it printed a page, but every ...
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Emulating an older OS to use printer on windows 7

I've searched the internet inside out for windows 7 compatible drivers for my printer HP Color LaserJet 3550. I've also tried using a version lower and higher drivers to no avail. Windows 7 still ...
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Plugging laser printer into the other wall socket next to a UPS?

Based upon the question: Should you plug a laser printer directly into a wall socket? Given a normal US wall plug with two sockets, it is okay to plug a laser printer directly into one socket (with ...
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How can a printer installation change the default printer of other computers?

I have a Canon MG3550 installed on my network. I went through the Canon setup on the computer I wanted to use it on and it took the SSID and password and saved them in the printer. It then proceeded ...
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How to fix unwanted ink trails when printing?

My brand new printer Epson L120 is having the same problem as my old Epson T10. Here's an example: This happens almost every time I print. Anyone knows how to I fix this?
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Can I connect a printer directly to a router and send prints through home Wi-Fi network?

I was looking for a good multifunction budget printer for home use. HP 1515 seems good, but it does not support Wi-Fi. This will be an issue if I need to send prints from my laptop. Can I connect ...
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How to install a network printer on powershell?

I've been trying to install a network printer using Powershell on Windows 7 so that I can automate the setup of our development machines using Puppet. I found a couple of instructions around but none ...
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My printer always asks 'Prevent paper tearing enabled, do you want to continue'. What's bad with that?

Everytime I print, on my Canon MG5300, it asks 'Prevent paper tearing is enabled, do you want to continue?'. And overtime I wonder "So, why is that bad and why should you warn me?". I'm getting sick ...
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How to completely uninstall Lexmark 5400 series from my computer

I removed a Lexmark 5400 series printer off my computer, but it did not completely uninstalled 100%. When i try to print it dose not show my new network printer, it only shows me the old Lexmark ...
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Turn HP 8620 pro paper sensor off

I bought a HP Officejet 8620 Pro and installed it. Everything works great, until I wanted to print on our companys branded paper. This A4 sheets have an edge cut off in the top left corner. The paper ...
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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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Connecting to an Ethernet printer wirelessly using a nano router; unable to obtain IP

What I want to do: I have an Ethernet printer, and a tablet. I want the tablet to communicate with the printer over wireless; ideally with a small physical footprint. Printer --- [RJ45] ---> router ...
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How do I stop a printer from printing a cleaning page?

So I got an HP M451dn to replace an old P4014, which our office used for printing a number of things. Whenever we go to print a check, we have to switch the cartridge from standard toner to a MICR ...
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How to share local network printer over internet?

I want to share my office printer L555 Epson printer over internet[this is a network printer]. I know about Google cloud print, but that requires my pc turned on. Is there any way to share the printer ...
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Samsung CLP-315 color laser printer makes horizontal smear

I recently pulled out an older Samsung laser printer from storage, model CLP-315. It seems to work fine for the most part, except on every single page, it leaves a horizontal toner smudge. It even ...
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Is it possible to print in color by monochrome laser printer?

Manufacturers of monochrome laser printers offer only black toner cartridges. Monochrome laser printers can possibly (in theory) print in another color - other than black. For example: A good practice ...
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Deskjet 720C driver crash during print

My Deskjet 720C prints fine from my XP machine, but I recently got a Windows 7 machine and where the driver crashes. I get the following error in the event log: Naam van toepassing met fout: ...
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epson XP-400 won't print says “offline”

My Epson XP-4oo was working and printing just fine. Wireless lights on router and printer are lit. Suddenly -- cannot print -- message says printer offline. I tried everything I could think of: ...
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HP CP1525n - Paper Jams on Multi-Page Documents

I have HP Cp1525n color printer at home. I do not print a lot, maybe less than 500 pages a year. Some time ago a strange problem appeared. The printer prints just fine when I need to print a single ...
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HP 2050 J510 series alignment issue or cartridge issue?

I just changed to a new black and white cartridge and it is giving me this problem with printing. Please see attached. The words are being cut off. It is happening for everything I print. I'm not ...
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HP 8600 doesn't print reliably via USB

My "HP Officejet Pro 8600 e-All-in-One Printer - N911a (CM749A)" doesn't print reliably on my Windows 7 PC connected via USB. The HP Printer Scanner doctor celebrates running through to completion by ...
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Metacode print output under Windows 7

I am trying to move an ancient Windows 3.11-based system into Windows 7. Most of this system is relatively easily transitioned; there are many options for running old apps under Windows 7. However, ...
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Printer won't print with office or wordpad but other apps can print

One day I printed a document from MS word but nothing happened. I tried again with excel and wordpad, nothing. I reinstalled office (2007 - after too 2010) and the driver (the last update) and tried ...
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Kyocera 4200DN keeps jamming in the rear cover

I work in a pharmaceutical warehouse in Greece, we resell pharmaceutical products to local stores. We print about 1000 Invoices per day, in preprinted paper (color) with a Kyocera 4200DN (black & ...
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What's the difference between PCL6, PS, PPD, and XPS printer drivers? Which one's the best? [closed]

I'm installing drivers for a network printer, and during the installation process, I'm presented with these options: There was also a driver package I could have downloaded from the manufacturer's ...
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Ubuntu java application does not print

I have a issue a application that I'm using Pimaco http://www.pimaco.com/downloads Assistente Pimaco for label printing, I can make a preview of the document to be printed but the actual printing ...
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Prevent auto-start up of application that doesn't have a native setting to disable it

I install some software for my printer. The problem is that is that is auto starts with my computer. I checked the application settings but it doesn't have a way to disable it. Is there another way I ...
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Old DotMatrix Printer(parallel port) to USB

I have this printer. It has a 25 pin parallel port. To make it work with my pc,I purchased a Parallel to USB adapter. But nothing seems to work(the printer doesnt get detected) I have tried setting ...
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How do I get Windows to print to two printers in a pooled, round-robin fashion?

I want to install 2 Photosmart Printers USB to my Laptop and print from Photoshop so that my printers are pooled and will work round robin
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Printer prints text fine, but colors are misaligned

Got my hands on a used RICOH MP-C3000 printer. Below is a scan of a print of the Google homepage. There are two problems with the print (in addition toe the big scan error in the middle!): 1) On the ...
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Unable to connect to networked printer

I am trying to connect from another computer on the network but i keep error message saying the user account doesn't have enough privileges despite not having changed any settings/passwords and other ...
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Is there a way to trace which IP that access my printer?

I have one shared printer Epson TMU220 via LAN to print a bill. And sometimes it printed some random character from guest. I want to find which computer use my printer. This is my printer: Is ...
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How to find unused printers in Windows (or the last time a printer was used)?

We are looking for a way to find unused printers in windows (Windows 7 / Server 2008 and later). We tested this VBScript How To: List all unused printer drivers , and although on the system are ...
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Epson BX635FWD Black print poor

I have an unusual problem in that if I print a page of black text using the 'Fast' print configuration, then I get a poor print on every 6th line of text. If I print using one of the 'Quality' ...
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Epson sx515w wifi dropout

I have n Epson sx515w all in one printer which until recently, has worked as it should over my network. Now the printer drops wifi connection when it goes into sleep mode. (it turns the wifi off, as ...