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

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How to flush printer queue via command line on Windows 7?

How can I flush the printer queue with cmd.exe on Windows 7?
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Document stuck in printing queue

My sister still has Win XP. She tried to print a document on her USB printer and now it's stuck in the printing queue. I tried the following: Restart the computer Restart the printer Delete the ...
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Generic Hp LaserJet 1012 Printer Drivers For Windows 7 x64?

I've recently upgraded a machine to Windows 7 x64. This machine has a 1012 printer attached. According to HP's site, the printer is no going to be supported in Windows 7. Are there generic drivers ...
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Why does my Canon inkjet printer require two black cartridges?

I am curious why my Canon printer, an MG6320 (but I have also seen this on MG5320 and MG5220), requires me to use two black ink cartridges, one labeled BK and the other labeled PGBK. When I do a ...
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Is using generic toner detrimental to laser printers?

Printer manufacturers usually recommend that you only use their branded, OEM toner cartridges in their products but generic ones are commonly available for far less cost. Print quality will of course ...
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Windows 7 Busy Icon won't stop spinning

In windows 7 you have the busy icon that is a little blue wheel spinning beside the cursor when it is doing something. It has started to spin for about a second every 3-5 seconds. There is noting ...
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Generic Post Script driver for Windows Vista x64?

I have an old HP parallel port printer that is not supported by Vista. No drivers I've found online work with it. As a last ditch effort, I was hoping to find some generic postscript drivers for ...
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How to share an unsupported (for Mac) printer via PC?

I am a Mac and I don't support your printer. Hi, I am a PC and I do. Per this question, there aren't any mac drivers for my Dell v305W printer. Is there anyway, I can share this printer to the Mac ...
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Viewing printer properties in Windows 8?

I recently upgraded to windows 8 but noticed that there is no longer a Device Manager application, thus no way for me to view the status of my devices. After a couple of minutes of playing around I ...
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Windows 7 can't see wireless printer

I have a P1102W printer from HP. I have a Windows 7 machine. I have a MacBook Pro. I setup the printer following the instructions from the Windows 7 machine. I am able to print from the Mac but ...
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Does a laser toner cartridge have to be empty before refilling?

I would like to know if a laser toner cartridge have to be empty before I refill it. Since I ordered a toner bottle online and the description said it had to be empty. I emptied the toner and then ...
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Good printer review websites? [closed]

Do you know of any good websites that have fair, up to date printer reviews, including cost per page estimates ? I used to be quite satisfied with http://www.behardware.com/, but their reviews are too ...
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How to access parallel ports created by NET command in Windows XP?

I am trying to get a USB-to-Parallel IEEE-1284 cable which is showed as USB Printing Support in Device manager to work as a LPT port and tried the answer here. Using this command: NET USE LPT1: ...
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Why do printers have resident fonts, and how do I use them?

Many printers specify that they have resident fonts--often dozens of them. I could understand why this was necessary years ago, when perhaps the choice was to use a resident font or to print the whole ...
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Should you switch your Inkjet printer off or leave it on standby for ink cartridges to not dry?

I did read that inkjet printers need to regularly clean their cartridges so that their tip don't dry. The common recommendation therefore is to not remove the power supply, which I'm not doing. What ...
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Is any special maintenance required for an edible ink printer?

Is there any special maintenance required in order to maintain food safety and keep the printer operating correctly? For example, do I need to manually clean the print head periodically to prevent ...
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Why does my printer stop printing after a few lines and then eject the paper?

HP deskjet 1000, MacOSX 10.6.8 HP Deskjet 1000 J110 series: Status: Idle Print Server: Local Driver Version: 1.3.1 Default: Yes URI: ...
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What to look for in a good cheap color laser printer? [closed]

My old color inkjet is giving up, and I'm considering laser to replace it. There are several good questions about color laser printers, but none of them summarize the pro's and con's. So here goes: I ...
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PDF printer without user intervention

I'm looking for a PDF printer that doesn't ask the user to choose a filename and directory, but simply saves it to a predefined folder with a unique filename. The print jobs will come from third ...
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How much more will a high-dpi image cost to print? [closed]

I'm aware that with an inkjet printer, printing a higher dpi image will require a huge amount of additional ink. However I was wondering in the case of a color laser printer, do we need more toner to ...
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Why does Adobe Reader 9 report that a document could not be printed because there were no pages?

When I try to print a PDF I get a message box that says "the document could not be printed". I then get another message box that says "there were no pages selected to print". The sender could print ...
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How can I make a copy of a printer in Windows 7?

Has anyone been able to copy an existing printer in Windows 7? I know that we were able to do this in XP (not as a direct copy/paste, but by installing the printer twice) but in Windows 7 it doesn't ...
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Windows 7 print option wizard rotate some photos from portrait to landscape, how to stop this?

Windows 7 print option wizard rotate some photos from portrait to landscape, how to stop this? When i see photo in windows photo viewer it shows fine.
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Occasional text printing - inkjet or laser?

Is it worth buying a inkjet printer if all I do is text printing, of say, 100 pages per year and that too irregularly? I heard that the inkjets get clogged up if not used regularly. So, should I go ...
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Why laser printer cartridges cost more than the printer itself?

My boss was kind enough and gave me an option for buying a new printer for future from now available funds. I suggested him to buy rather new cartridges because the current printer has been used very ...
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print to a “physical printer”?

A web sitewants me to print to a physical printer... How can they know if i'm using a real, physical printer or just OneNote? (BTW, they only know about your default...here is the site i'm talking ...
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Photocopying using a separate scanner and printer

I have 2 printers. HP Deskjet F2235 - designated scanner (has printing issues) Brother HL-2040 - designated printer (doesn't have a scanner) Just by using those two both connected to the same ...
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Printer Drivers. What is the difference between PS, PCL and PCL6?

What are the differences between these drivers? Are their certain advantages to using one type of the other?
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Why don't I have any Canon printer drivers on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

I'm migrating from a 10.7 Mac to a new 10.9 Mac. I have a Canon Pixma iP3000 printer hooked up to an Airport Extreme, which works fine on my old machine. However, when I try to set it up on my new ...
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Extracting basic drivers from bloated installers

I'm looking for a way to extract the necessary drivers from bloated manufacturer installs, specifically printer installers. I tried Universal Extractor to no avail on some of these. I don't need ...
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Do printer ink/toner refill kits work and are they safe?

My mother needs to print photos of the family, but since photos have 100% coverage, the ink cartridges run out quickly. Buying new cartridges is far too expensive (it would be significantly cheaper to ...
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Adding printer in Windows 7 x32 causes 0x000006be error

I am trying to add a local printer in Windows 7 station. I receive an 0x000006be error. This is the first time I am installing this printer driver on this station. Please advice.
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How do I share a home printer under Windows if the computer is part of a domain?

I do have my work laptop at home and I want to share an USB printer in order to be able to print to it from my MacBook. Currently Windows 7 is refusing to share the printer because the computer is ...
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HP Color LaserJet 2605dn color alignment issue

We have a HP Color LaserJet 2605dn at work that recently lost its mind. The red and blue colors are offset from where they should be and producing a rather trippy 3D look. I've performed a manual ...
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OS X 10.4.11 hosting USB printer; Vista machines need to print to it

I have a home network in this configuration.... Mac desktop with OSX 10.4.11 with a USB printer Windows Vista Home Basic desktop Windows Vista Home Premium laptop I want to be able to easily print ...
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Some printers are merged into control panel on Windows 7

I install the same printer several times to allow easy selection for users. They just choose the desired printer to have the corresponding functionality (instead of going to printer properties and ...
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Safely share a printer in my local network

I have a Windows 7 PC with an attached laser. I want to share the printer over my network, which includes a Wifi router. How can I do this safely without allowing outside traffic to get into it? It's ...
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WIndows 7 - Virtual PC - Printer redirection

Where can I set the printer redirection in Windows 7 Virtual PC? I cannot find it and Windows XP Mode does not have the printers that are installed locally on Windows 7. I see everywhere on the ...
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Possible?: Centronics to USB adapter to wireless router w/print server

Is it possible to connect an old printer to a wireless router with a USB print server via a Centronics to USB adapter? Will this work?
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How to share an Ethernet connected printer on different home networks via Wi-Fi?

I’ve got the following network system at home: The Wi-Fi devices we use are TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND routers. A little explanation: We have a 3 story high building and instead of using repeaters, we use ...
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net use and Windows 8.1

I have a script that in run by some application. The script adds a shared printer to lpt1 port, then sends a file to it so it get printed then removes the printer from the port: Everything works fine ...
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How to set printer permissions using PowerShell / some other script?

I need to update printer's permissions in a script, i.e. do the same as I would manually do this way: Open Devices and Printers applet Double-click the default printer (open its queue) Go to Printer ...
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HP printer and Adobe Illustrator colours changing on Mac

I have got Adobe Illustrator CS3 on my iMac, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. I recently got a new printer, an HP Photosmart B110, product number CN245B, serial number CN1393K1Q405J8, driver version HP Inkjet 8 ...
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Printer offline until spooler service is restarted multiple times

When I try to print from my ThinkPad to a printer shared through a Windows 7 Homegroup hosted by a desktop computer, I often have to restart the Print Spooler service several times before the job will ...
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Print spooler consumes over 1GB of memory

Suddenly, on a Windows Vista Business workstation I manage, the Windows print spooler service is consuming over 1GB of memory. I got the call this morning that the user could not print. I discovered ...
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HP Printer odd behaviour in Vista Home Basic

I Have a HP 1018 printer. In my previous PC (with vista home premium) it worked just fine, and still works. In my new PC, which came with vista home basic, the printing almost never works. What ...
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Windows 7, Printer is unavailable until PC reboot

We are having a problem that I haven't seen before and can find no answers to online. A desktop running Windows 7 is unable to print using network printers. When the user tries, no matter what ...
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How to reset Fuji Xerox laser printer memory? (laser printers comes with fake toner level warning)

I'm printer newbie. I have 2 models of Fuji Xerox printer: CP105b and Phaser 3124 When using CP105b for hundreds of printing output, the black toner level warning LED blinking. I refilled it with ...
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Access a printer through a virtualized XP instance running in Ubuntu

I have a printer which is incompatible with Ubuntu but works fine with XP. If i have XP running inside ubuntu with VirtualBox or some virtualisation solution will i be able to use my printer through ...
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lpr on Cygwin appending .lnk to my PRINTER value

I have Cygwin on a Windows 7 machine. In my .bashrc file, I have tried export PRINTER=\\\\myPrintServer\\myPrinter Escaping the backslashes, which, when I type $lpr -D, gives me Windows Printer ...