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

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How to make a networked scanner appear as a local scanner?

So we have a software system that we use here in our auto body shop that does all of our management etc. It has the ability to scan documents directly into our work files. We currently have a ...
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Printer barcodes PCL fonts

I have an old HP printer which has a DIMM on it which contains few barcodes fonts I'd like to use on a replacement printer. The replacement printer has no DIMM, but I see both have flash memory which ...
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Brother DCP-7040 will not scan from device button

I've install the software and from ControlCentral3 I can manually from the software side scan the documents. But when I try from the scan button on the scanner/printer, it does nothing. Is there a ...
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HP Photosmart C5280 black ink not printing properly

I just got a used HP Photosmart C5280 from my father in law. There is a problem with the black ink, though. Sometimes, it doesn't print and when it does, it's not really black. An example can be seen ...
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How can I print legible text in a font size <1.5?

For biological research, I need to print characters so tiny that 2 of them fit in less than 0.5 mm, which I will read under a microscope. I am currently printing from Excel at font size of 1.5, using ...
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How to delete printers in the Registry in Windows 7?

How to delete printers in the Registry in Windows 7?
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Brother Printer total print pages

How can I check my printers (MFC-J625DDW) total print pages by computer or printer?
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How to add network printer remotely without knowing the IP?

Assume your friend from over 100km away asked you to add a network printer to his computer since you're so tech savvy. How would you add network printer remotely in this case? You would need: 0. ...
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Kodak Printer printing blank pages on XP

I have a Kodak esp 3.2 printer that prints test pages fine but will not print anything else. I have tried running the maintenance and even reinstalling the printer. Nothing has helped. Any ...
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Is file sharing and printers a “kill switch”?

The Settings menu for media and the public folders ask separately if I want to share them. Are those settings superior to "file sharing and printers"? For example if I deactivate "file sharing and ...
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Does HP LaserJet firmware update remove functionality?

I just got an old LaserJet 2400 series, retired from business use. Is there any reason NOT to update the 10 year old firmware? For example, is there a substantial chance of bricking the printer? Or ...
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Solid red light on Samsung CLP-325W

I'm getting a solid red light on my Samsung CLP-325W printer. The printer started showing this error when I was low on 2 color toners. I've bought the official toners from Samsung. however I'm no ...
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Chrome print dialogue often doesn't appear, when printing label+receipt combo on Fedex.com ship manager

When I print shipping labels on FedEx's website, using the site's purple "Print" button, I have the option to check a box for a receipt too. I always check this box. When it works properly, the label ...
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Can't ping printer on one computer, can on the other

I'm trying to ping a printer with a manual IP address of 192.168.1.5 on a 192.168.1.0/24 network. I have two computers and a printer with the following ip settings: Windows 8: IP: 192.168.1.100 ...
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Save Print Job in Queue as PDF

I am trying to print coupons from a coupon website that only allow you to print the coupons once, and of course whenever I want the printer to work the best, the print job gets stuck in the queue. ...
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HP designjet 500 printhead allignment issue

After replacing the printheads,the machine flashes the exclamation mark on the yellow printhead saying that it is worn out (on the new printhead). All of the other ones have their status as ...
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Need a laser printer solution to print text sent via ACSII drivers

This may be a strange question. I am preparing to install an HMI (Human Machine Interface) in a manufacturing setting that I would like to be able to have print a time/date/user report with some ...
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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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Prevent Detection of a Printer being Virtual

I am trying to print coupons from a website using Google Cloud Print, but the problem is that the website keeps telling me that I can only print to a physical printer. Is there a way that I can trick ...
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Hp-PSC1200 Printer Drivers Windows 7

I have a Hp-g62 laptop with windows 7 home premium x64 and a HP psc-1200 series all-in-one printer. Windows cant find the drivers for the printer, and the HP support website says the drivers are ...
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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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Windows 8 doesn't want to print via IPP although it detects the printer

I have: Router Comtrend AR-5387un in 192.168.0.1, with USB and integrated IPP printing server. Printer Samsung ML-1710, connected using USB to the router. Windows 8.1 Update 1 Professional x64, up ...
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Remote Desktop printing issue

I have the following scenario: computer A (physical machine), Windows 7 computer B (physical machine), Windows Server 2012 computer C (virtual machine, located on computer B), Windows 7 network ...
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Why do drivers for windows change for each release?

from my experience it seems that comparability between windows versions is reasonably good, especially for the average home user, businesses not included. why do the hardware manufacturers have to ...
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Host local USB printer via port 9100 TCP

Is there a way to share a printer plugged into a PC running Windows 8.1 via USB over TCP port 9100? I have a piece of software here that only prints to such network printers and is not capable of ...
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Local printer port using system variable as a counter

Anyone know of a way to set a local printer port to use a system variable or some form of method to create a counter or unique identifier. I currently have a printer setup where I have a new port as ...
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Create printer instance to save PCL file

I have an old dos word perfect based application and its print method is to use a pcl5 format when it transmits to an LPT port. I have tried to use PDFCreator and set it via an LPT port to capture ...
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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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Zebra TLP 2844 label feeding trouble--hardware or software cause?

I won't go into all the software details, but I do have a print-preview from one program that shows exactly one label with the correct page size. When I print it, it prints correctly, but instead of ...
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Why does a background color in Word not print?

When you go to set a background color doing the the 'correct' way through 'design, page background, page color' (Word 2013), the background color never prints and you're forced to insert a shape and ...
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Error in 2-sided printing on Xerox WorkCentre 6400

We use a Xerox WorkCentre 6400 at work. When we print a odd number of pages in 2-sided mode the last one is printed on the wrong side (and wrong orientation) of the paper. That is, e.g., if we print ...
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AddPrinterDriver failed but completed successfully

I have downloaded Konica Minolta Magicolor 2530 DL printer drivers for Windows 7 x64 from the Konica Europe Website (mainly because it's not available on the US website). During installation via ...
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Any Color Laser Multifunction can Scan-to-email without local email server on network?

I am trying to get a color laser multi function center (MFC) for my very IT limited parents. I only have one MUST HAVE feature: the MFC can send emails out without a local email server (during a ...
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Redirect output to printer via device file?

Is there a way in Linux to print a file with a modern printer (a Canon MX870 in my case) by redirecting text to a device file? I imagine the command to look something like this: cat my_notes.txt ...
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Why is Laserjet P2035 driver for Windows 7 failing to install?

I have been trying to install the printer drivers for a Laserjet P2035 on a Windows 7 64 bit system. I am trying to use the website available install packages since I don't have the CD. This is a ...
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Add printer from different subnet

i.e My pc ip is 11.19.20.3 with gateway 11.19.20.1 I have a printer with ip 11.19.22.25 with gateway 11.19.22.1 How can I add this printer to my pc?
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How To Calibrate MacBook Pro with Epson 4880 Stylus Pro

I would like to know how to calibrate my MacBookPro with my Epson 4880 Stylus Pro. In other words how to make the colours I see on my computer screen print out with the same colours on my Epson. I ...
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wireless printer on secondary wireless router

I'm having trouble with the following configuration: cable modem----wireless router 1----wireless router 2----wireless printer Wireless router 1 has IP 192.168.0.1 with DHCP enabled ...
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Printer properties of network printer (SAMBA) takes a long time to load on Windows 7

Whenever I open the printer properties of a shared SAMBA printer (to change the paper size, orientation, print quality, etc.) the dialog box takes a long time (approx. 1~2 second "choking" delay) to ...
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Wake laptop on lan via wireless printer?

I know how ridiculous this sounds, but I am curious if it would be possible. Basically, I have a laptop that I would like to wake on lan, but I dont want to have to run a cable through my house. There ...
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HP t610 plotter disk failure

I have two HP t610 plotters. One of them has a disk failure. Is there a tip to clone the first hard-disk to blank hard-disk? Note that I have tried to clone using active boot disk , but it gives ...
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Installing Dell v313 printer/scanner on Ubuntu 12.04

I've been searching for hours now, trying to find a working driver for a Dell 313 printer/scanner (v310 - 510 series) on Ubuntu 12.04. But I can't seem to find a working one. I really need this to ...
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HP Designjet 5000ps timeout error

Here is my previous question, which was resolved. HP Designjet 5000ps not "recieving" Print Currently my issue is that after the file is uploaded, the printer goes into a faze where it ...
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How to install printer which should be accessible from windows service?

My application started as a windows service which does not see printer installed on my PC. But if this application is started as a regular windows application it can see this printer. How can I ...
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Connecting two system via lan cable & printer issue

I have two users connected via lan cable: one laptop with wifi access connected to internet & sharing internet via lan cable & other desktop connected to lan cable & accessing internet ...
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How can I install HP network printer in Windows 8?

I have an old HP LaserJet printer connected to the home LAN, which I would like to use over the Jet Direct protocol. How can I connect it to a Windows 8 device? Windows now seems to only allow to ...
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printing a regular PDF document to virtual PDF printers (with Ghostscript engine) always generates output file with text converted to image

I've suddenly found out, that when I "print" any regular PDF document to a PDF virtual printer, it always converts a source regular (textual) PDF document into an image only document. It applies even ...
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Scan picture by folder by month

I bought a new printer HP pro 8600. With my old printer I could scan pictures,for every month there would be a folder by the name of the month and the pictures would be inside of this folder. The new ...
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Can't add shared printer to my Win 8.1 laptop due to missing driver

I have a simple wireless home network. My base computer runs Vista and has an Epson Stylus Photo R200 printer USB connected to it. My laptop runs Win 8.1. The printer is shared on the network. When I ...
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Why does my HP printer think it is jammed, when the printer is not jammed?

I have a strange problem with my HP F2480 printer. The printer always thinks it is jammed. It starts completely normally, and when it gets halfway down the page all the light start flashing, which is ...