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

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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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How can I prevent Word/Excel from trying to reach the printer?

Whenever I perform certain operations in Word or Excel (2007), these applications are trying to reach the printer. I work on a laptop at work and at home. When I'm at home (not connected to my work's ...
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How do I install a network printer for all users on a Windows 7 computer?

I have a Windows 7 computer. There is a second computer (Windows XP) that has a printer attached to it and is shared. On the Windows 7 computer I install the printer as a network printer (not TCP/IP ...
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How to share a printer (or any usb devices) to two or more computers?

I want to share a printer to two computers sitting next to each other. Now I plug in the USB printer cable when one wants to print. Is there a cheap and better solution which allows two computers to ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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ID Card printers and software

My company of about 60 people currently uses a Magicard Pronto ID Card printer and the Magicard ID card software. The printer would be OK (not great) if they released 64 bit drivers for it, but ...
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How much is difference between toners of different printers [closed]

I have a Brother printer 5240. Now my toner is almost finished and in my home country its toner is not available. I want to know that what will happen if I use another printer toner inside that. I ...
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How can I plug my LPT printer into a motherboard with no parallel port?

I have a new computer with a Asus P5QL Pro motherboard and wanted to plug my old HP DeskJet 950C printer into it only to discover that the motherboard has no LPT/Parallel port. What is the best ...
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Using color toner in a B&W Laserjet?

I have an HP Laserjet 8100DN, which is decent workgroup printer with 20,000 page cartridges. This is a not a color printer, but I could really use the ability to print just with a single color toner. ...
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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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How can I uninstall a printer that doesn't provide the 'remove' option?

I have Windows 7 (32-bit) and installed a printer. During the setup something went wrong and now I have a printer entry in the list where I can just Resolve Problems but not Remove (there is no Remove ...
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Remote access for network printer

I have a network printer (HL-2250DN) that I want to also reach from outside the home network. In the network it is reachable by 192.168.0.103 Now I used a DNS service to map my external IP to a ...
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a 32-bit GDI printer driver on Win 7 x64

Is there any way to get a 32-bit GDI printer driver to run on Windows 7 x64 ... or any 64-bit Windows OS? The printer in question is a Canon LBP 5200. Here is the driver download page. Nope, ...
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How to disable PGBK ink on a Canon printer and use BK for black?

Many Canon printers (e.g. iX6500) have two types of black ink. Suppose you just want to use one - for example, you need to print something urgently, but there's a fault with the other type of black's ...
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Would installing memory in my Samsung ML-2851ND Black and White laser make it print PDFs faster?

I've got a networked printer, a Samsung ML-2851ND, which I bought from NewEgg this most recent Black Friday. It's an awesome little printer -- small, fast, and inexpensive to operate. Perfect for ...
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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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How do I remotely print to a shared printer over the Internet?

Is there a product that will let me send a print job to a shared printer from anywhere on the Internet? I know there are remote solutions for networked printers; however, mine is a cheap laser shared ...
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How can I switch between two USB printers on one USB port?

I have two USB Zebra label printers, same make and model. Each is loaded with a different type of label. I would like to connect them both to the same computer, via a switch box. This way, the ...
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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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Anybody still making inkjet printers with parallel port interfaces?

I need small inkjet printers with parallel port interfaces. Unfortunately, it looks like all the big manufacturers have moved fully to USB and ethernet/wireless. Adapters won't work. These are for ...
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How do you use a printer connected to mac from an xp machine?

I want to be able to use a printer that is connected to a mac osx 10.5 from my xp laptop. I have shared the printer on the mac and I want to have the printer setup on my xp laptop so that it just ...
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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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Having the same printer installed two times with different configurations

We have a networked laser printer at work which we use for two different tasks. One of them needs high quality printing, and for the other we prefer to use the lowest quality available, mainly for ...
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How do printers receive documents from computers? Internal Queueing?

I have had trouble finding any actual information of how printers actually handle printing data. All OSes as far as I know have a "print queue" which seemingly buffers printed documents out to the ...
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Printing to two Printers at the same time

I have two thermal receipt printers installed on a PC. Is there a way to print to two printers at the same time? Using Windows XP. It will be printed via browser.
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My network printer won't print

I have a Windows 7 desktop at my office. There is a Dell MFP2335dn network printer installed on the dekstop. The printer worked fine for me (in that I could print from my desktop) some time back, but ...
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Alternative to Canon Printer Software for scanning

I have an Mp980 Canon Printer, which includes a scanner and it came with some software that allows you to scan directly to a PC with out transferring it using USB drive. But the software is big and ...