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

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Enabling Bold and Color with LPT parallel printer

I know how to echo text to my HP Deskjet 420 printer on lubuntu with bash: echo -e "line of text" > /dev/lp0 Is there a way to print text that is bold or in color? Should I echo some sort of ...
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How can I see a log of printed files?

In my office, we have a great laser printer/hole puncher/stapler/duplexer that I use for 99% of my printing. Unfortunately, it is at the other side of the building. While the exercise is obviously ...
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Make Add Printer window resizable or larger in Windows

When selecting drivers for a printer using Windows 7's Add Printer wizard, the window cannot be re-sized or maximized. When scrolling through hundreds of drivers for different models of printers it ...
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How do I use Brother software to scan to Email?

I have a Brother MFC 6490CW and we recently installed the software for it on Windows 7. Before it automatically opened Outlook 2010 when we told it to scan to an email because it was the default mail ...
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How to set account and password in Linux for using a network printer

I am using both Linux Mint and Windows 7 on my laptop. I can use the network printer in my office area flawlessly in Windows 7, which seems to use the LPR protocol and requires my ID and password. ...
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Automatic Layout Structurers for Creating psuedo A2 & A1 prints with only A4

Like the title says, are there any products, preferably something that emulates a printer capable of printing A2 and A1), but instead sends out (say for A1) 8 A4 prints that contain an 1/8th of the A1 ...
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scanner no longer working windows 7

I have a Windows 7 Professional x64 machine that no longer works with a Brother all-in-one printer/scanner when I try to scan. This happened seemingly out of nowhere. Printing still works, but when ...
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Can documents be forced in a printing queue?

I have recently been moved to work on a desk that is a bit far from the printer. One of the tasks I'm supposed to work on requires me to either have documents stacking up in the printer then go get it ...
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Best way to connect an old printer

My old computer died... Well, not so much died, as got thrown out of the house by somebody who intentionally mistook it for a piece of old junk. And now I've no way to connect one old printer which ...
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Share printer with Win XP server and Win 7 client

I have a 32 bit Windows XP computer with a installed Epson R200 printer. I shared this printer and want to use it with a 64 bit Windows 7 system, now. But the problem is, that the Windows 7 client ...
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Printing command leads to crash

Every time I try and print a document the software I use crashes for some reason. I'm running Windows XP 64-bit Professional. I have a HP network printer and other computers can print fine, it's just ...
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printing takes long time while consuming all CPU

My HP 500 C printer is suddenly extrem slow. The last action was the Microsoft update at the weekend. No other software change at the system. Symptoms: Slow output of pages (3 minutes for one page) ...
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How can I change the default properties of a printer on Windows?

I have a laser printer that is capable of both color and duplex output and am printing to it from Windows XP. Every time something is printed the printer properties default to color, single side ...
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Why is my HP printer often 'Busy'?

I have an HP LaserJet P1005 printer, attached to an Airport Extreme 802.11n wireless router's USB port. The Airport is set to share the printer by Bonjour, and my laptop can see the printer. I'm ...
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which laser color printer with duplex function works out of the box on ubuntu 10.04?

I'm searching for a printer with the following characteristics: network support (e.g. 10/100 Mbit) laser color duplex unit above features must work on Ubuntu 10.04 out of the box (<< that's ...
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Windows 7, HP Printer, Windows Update Drivers and A4 page sizes

I have a HP Photosmart Printer and I am running Windows 7 Ultimate. I am in the UK and have Windows Regional Settings configured correctly as UK. As I really don't want to install HP's bloaty ...
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Trouble with HP printer

I have a HP Photosmart C3180 (it's a printer/scanner). For some reason, it recently stopped working. The power light is blinking (I think all the other lights are one, but don't remember, I'm not ...
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A decent, low-cost color printer for Windows XP that is not inkjet?

Ok, maybe it can be inkjet, if you know one without the problems that inkjet normally has? Expensive per-page cost for color cartridges Delicate print heads Alignment problems Short printer life ...
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Laser printer manual duplex printing

My printer does not offer automatic duplex printing. With few papers i can try using odd and even pages . But if i am printing ebooks then sometimes if printer grabs two pages instead of one theni ...
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HP LaserJet 1020 doesn't print

I've got a HP LaserJet 1020 printer connected to my 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate machine. I'm sharing this printer out. Got another 64-bit Windows 7 machine, with Home Premium. I installed the printer ...
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My laptop won't recognize a shared printer on the network

I have a computer network. The desktop (Windows Vista) is hardwired to the router and the printer. I added a HP laptop (windows 7) to the network. I cannot get the laptop to print anything. I ...
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Printing to a printer install in XP Mode on Windows 7

At work iPrint is used to manage all the printers. I am messing around with Windows 7 which currently is not supported by by the iprint software or printer drivers. I can install the software and ...
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What multifunctional printer has good support for Mac OS X? [closed]

I would like to buy a multifunctional color laser printer (printer, scanner, copy machine). However as I am new to Mac I don't know which brand has good driver support for Mac OS X. I have connected ...
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Printers from multiple workgroups

I have a windows laptop that is on one domain at my office but I'd also like to be able use the printers on my home workgroup when I'm at home. Is there any way to do this, such as maybe having ...
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Printer With Most Operating System Plug-and-Play Compatibility [closed]

A friend is looking for a printer which can be plugged directly into a Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X (Windows 98 would be nice, too, but not holding my breath) machine and ...
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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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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 wrong with my boss's laser printer? [closed]

The charity which I work for as a volunteer helping with ordering printers and supplies (and fixing them) has had a problem with printing black, on an OKI C5650, after buying some new aftermarket ...
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Solving Canon PIXMA MP190 E27 error

Suddenly our printer -- Canon PIXMA MP190 -- stopped working and it shows E27 (E ... 2 ... 7) error. From what I saw, this means Ink Absorber is Full. Most of search results recommend to put the ...
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Windows lpr implementation not finding printer

I'm trying to port a linux program to windows 7, that receives an lpr command from a websocket and sends the command to a local vinyl cutter. The windows lpr implementation is different and there is ...
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OWA printing nearly blank e-mails from Firefox

Trying to deduce an issue in my office department: when printing e-mails from Outlook Web Access (Office365) using Firefox, some e-mails are coming out nearly blank (the headers--date/url/page numbers ...
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GPO printer allocation

scenario: AD domain with multiple remote OUs with fairly robust communications. I allocate printers per location via GPO. Some of the Work Stations in the OU allocate the printers on login (5 of ...
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LaserJet prints half of all pages pink?

I have an HP Color LaserJet CM1015 MFP printer that's been in storage over a year. It worked perfectly before putting it in storage, but since I took it out it's practically unusable, since it prints ...
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Generating Thermal Printer (Zebra Printer) Sized PDFs for FedEx Labels

Background I own a company which does a lot of FedEx Ground shipping. We have a 3rd party fulfillment center, which stores some of our inventory and at our request ships it. Zebra/Thermal printers ...
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Printer Sharing - Ubuntu and Windows 7

Here is a description of my setup: I have a Brother DCP-7020 USB laser printer hooked up to a desktop computer running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Xubuntu desktop, if it matters). In my room is a laptop with ...
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Dell V725w Driver for Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Dell V725w Printer and I wanted to print a document from my Ubuntu 13.04 laptop. The driver for the printer is made for Ubuntu 11.10, but would it work with Ubuntu 13.04? If not, is there ...
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Toner flaking off of printed paper on Ricoh MP5000

I have a Ricoh Aficio MP5000 and I am having an issue, albeit an intermittent one, where you can flake the toner off of a printed page. I imagine this has something to do with an error within the ...
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Printing to physical printer via a PDF printer

I am looking for a solution to print to a physical printer via a PDF printer (eg. Bullzip). I would need this because Bullzip has the possibility to use a predefined pdf document as the background of ...
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Can't see my wifi printer anymore

I have a Windows 7 laptop, connected to my wifi network. I also have an Epson Stylus Photo PX730WD connected to the same wifi network. Since few days (or weeks? as I don't print often), I am not able ...
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HP e6500 “Printhead Missing” error - How to ignore and still use Scanner

I have an HP Officejet e6500 All-in-One printer that has been giving me the "printhead missing" error, even though I have already replaced the printhead. I cant seem to cancel out of the message or ...
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Java DocFlavor for a thermal printer

I am new to using Java's print service and from reading articles I see that you need the the right DocFlavor to print properly. Question: What DocFlavor to use for printing the receipt in a POS ...
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Strategies to test whether the printed data are placed at the correct position

I have a template on which I am printing data from my application. The below image explains the page better The printing is done by a dot matrix printer and the sheet already has the layout of the ...
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Could not share printer driver

I have a PC connect to a HP LaserJet Professional P1606dn Printer. I want to share to another PC in LAN but the driver is not automatically installed when double click on shared Printer icon. Please ...
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How to print on both sides (Duplex printing) using HP ePrint

I am using HP LaserJet Professional P1606dn. I just started using HP ePrint, and I don't know how print on both sides of the paper using the HP ePrint. Please help me.
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How can I get network printer autodiscovery working on a LAN network?

I am working in a small company running Windows 7 with Active Directory, and we have two self-hosted printers on the network (a Dell 2335dn B&W MFP, and a 2155cn color MFP). I can connect to ...
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Epson TM-T88V formatting issues

I set up a little machine running Ubuntu Server 12.04 with an Epson TM-T88V plugged into it directly. At first I was able to print fine (using lp) but the auto-cutter wasn't working. I realized it ...
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Windows 7 will not release ports until printer is uninstalled

I have Windows 7 installed on about 45 PCs, and about twice a week this happens to someone. The symptom people come to me with is that they suddenly cannot print to one of their printers. If it's ...
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How to print without yellow toner cartridge in a laser printer

I accidentally broke the yellow cartridge of my brand new Laser Printer hp CP1215. I want to just use only other colors like magenta and cyan etc. But the printer is not printing at all because there ...
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Print spooler starts and automatically stops when “Add Printer” clicked

I am facing tough time with this print spooler. Don't know what is wrong with it. Attached is the screenshot 1: The above error message makes you feel that print spooler is not running but I ...
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showing actual printer image of a printer in devices and printers in Windows 7

My printer's device driver have the actual colorful image(i see it in preferences of printer) of the printer(not the windows default image for the printer). How can i make it display in the devices ...