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

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Removing default printers via command line

For a company I have to remove the default printers(fax, onenote, ...). Manually you would do this in control panel, right clicking it, and do remove printer. Using i.e.: printui.exe /dd /m "Send to ...
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What solvent can I use to clean a Canon (LP2000 detachable) print head?

The magenta ink channel on my inkjet printer is blocked. I know about products on eBay, but I'm located in South Africa. I know that I shouldn't use methylated spirits (since they will leave a ...
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Windows won't recognize network printer

So this has been driving me crazy. I've set up a shared printer via Samba on Ubuntu using this very helpful guide. Everyone using a Mac can connect and print perfectly. Windows on the other hand will ...
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How to connect Windows 7 64-bit to shared HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP?

I've got HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP. I successfully connected to the printer on Windows 7 x86. I tried the same with Windows 7 x64 but failed. I did steps from HP forums and ...
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Dell V105 printer and OS X 10.6

I am trying to get a Dell V105 printer to work with my iMac. It is running 10.6 and I have installed all the drivers on the Snow Leopard disk. I believe there is no official Dell driver but I have ...
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. “an error occured while files were being copied: 0001 0000” on windows 10, canon mp250

I'm currently trying to help a friend install her printer driver - Its a mp250 series using the 1.05 driver. She's running windows 10 64 bit (I'm not sure if its home or pro, but shouldn't matter). ...
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Create a Batch file to backup and restore Network Printers for All Users

I have an XP machine with multiple profiles. These profiles sometimes have different printers mapped to each user. Example: User A has network printer 1, 2 and 5 mapped. Printer 2 is default. User B ...
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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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How to map a virtual COM port to a physical USB port?

My question is similar to Setting up a virtual Com Port?, which has no answers. I have software that can only print to a printer on COMx, a printer with a USB port, and a computer with a USB port but ...
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HP printer will print and scan from browser but not from printing utility

I am trying to fix a friends printing issues with his HP Envy 5530. He switched internet provider earlier this week and since then he has not been able to scan or print. His computer is on a wired ...
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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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Prevent HP Deskjet 1510 from turning itself off after innactivity

I have an HP Deskjet 1510 all in one printer/scanner. I'm trying to set it up using a client computer so that I can scan and print wirelessly via that computer's USB. The only issue is that this ...
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Fuji Xerox printer prompts for paper load

A Fuji Xerox Docuprint CM305df randomly asks to load more paper, even though it has paper in the tray. It will also ask to select a paper tray when the printer only has one paper tray. It will then ...
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Which .inf file should I choose out of the 10 in the HP printer drivers folder?

Over the years I've installed countless HP printers by unpacking the .exe driver file and choosing an INF file. Never had any problems installing no matter which INF file i choose. What's the ...
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Not able to install additional x32bit drivers in Win 10

I was sharing Canon LBP 2900b printer from Windows 10(x64 bit) to Windows XP(x32 bit). Now I have formatted the Win 10 machine. Now I am not able to install the compatible x32 bit printer drivers in ...
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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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Printers not visible in Microsoft Excel

When in MS Word or PowerPoint, when I go to File → Print, I can see all the printers. But when I do the same thing in Excel, no printers are installed. Yet I can use the Ctrl-P shortcut keys and ...
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Win 7 Remote Desktop and Remote Printing Not Working

We have 2 offices located in Sydney and Melbourne, and the colleagues use Remote Desktop from Melbourne office to a Windows Server 2008 R2 box in Sydney, and want to print out something to the printer ...
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Printer toner doesn't adhere well to the paper anymore

We've had the Samsung SL-M2825DW for about 2 years now, and printed a total of 5345 pages (according to the configuration report). Recently, I've noticed that the toner doesn't always adhere well to ...
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Windows - two printers with different formats

I've run into a weird problem. We have a computer with two printers installed from server; one standard A4 and one which prints small labels. When printing from Internet Explorer to the default ...
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Install Multiple Printers at once

How would I install several printers at once, I have tried using the add hardware wizard/add printer wizard but this only allows me to select one device at a time. I have tried selecting some .inf ...
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How can I force my printer to print in black when it can't recognize 2 colour cartridges?

So I currently have this issue where my Epson WF-3620DWF can't find the blue and yellow cartridges. (They are official epson ones) and I have a full black cartridge in there. How do I force my printer ...
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Setup network printer with 2 routers (modem-router and wireless-router )

I have a network printer (HP Office Jet 6000), I want to setup this printer in my network. This is my network structure: ISP --> Modem (10.0.0.2) --> WIFI (LAN: 10.0.0.3, WAN: 192.168.0.1) --> ...
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How to fix error “ The printer driver cannot connect to the network print server”

Scenario We have a Label printer it's an Intermec PF8t that we are sharing over network. The Label printer is connected USB to a Windows XP machine and that machine serves as the printer server. The ...
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How to troubleshoot a printer that wont boot

I've got an HP LJ Enterprise M604 that fails to turn on. -I have verified that the wall outlet works and is distributing the correct amount of wattage -I have verified that the cable works with ...
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Computer does not have USB001 Virtual Printer Port for USB

Win 7 Pro x64 machine on a company domain network does not have the ability to add a USB printer for some reason. All other computers do. In the Add Local Printer section, there's no USB001 (Virtual ...
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Cannot Delete Unwanted COM ports - Windows 7

I recently installed a Cannon wireless printer for temporary use, the drivers of which set nearly all my COM ports to be constantly in-use (an occasionnal bug noted in the ReadMe after installation ...
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How to install every printer (with wildcard) from PrintServer

is there a quick and easy way to install every printer from a print server over a console like PowerShell? Add-Printer from PowerShell does not support Wildcards. I tried it with Get-Printer and ...
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Best way to save ink in inkjet printer when rarely used?

I have a semi-nice printer that I use occasionally (say once every 1-4 weeks), with times where I won't touch it for a while then one day print a bunch of pictures or just documents. The use though ...
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Publishing local printers in Remote Desktop sessions

My client has users of an ERP application spread across 50 locations. In each location, there will be multiple users. The ERP is hosted in a central server which has Windows 2012 Server 64-bit. The ...
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Photoshop Borderless printing doesnt seem possible

I am using Windows 8.1 pro with Photoshop CS6 Extended I have a HP Envy 120 Printer (capable of Borderless Printing) I have tried adjusting many different settings within photoshop and via the ...
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Could my refilled printer cartridge be the cause of my misaligned printing?

For the first time, instead of using a genuine cartridge, I bought a refilled one on eBay. And, for the first time, the colour output is badly misaligned and results in blurred output. If I print ...
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Change printer per program in windows xp

Just for one specific program I want to set another default printer than for the other programs in windows xp. My idea is to write a batch script which changes the default printer just for the ...
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GhostScript print to network printer in silent mode

I'm trying to print PDF from command line to network printer in silenta mode. Unfortunately, Ghost Script opens Windows printer dialog. I use Windows 2008 R2 Server. My command is: gswin64c.exe ...
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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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Canon MX925 in KDE 4.14 ok- but unable to locate in CUPS/Plasma

I'm confused and I could need your help with installing a wireless Canon printer MX925 (on Plasma 5.6.3). I still have a running KDE 4.14.10 system, Kernel 4.3.6 with a working Canon MX925 printer. ...
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I get U051 Check Ink Error on my MP 220 Canon. Can I bypass or do I need to change cartridges?

I get this error: I changed my cartridges already and I usually refill manually because I have access to free ink. Can I bypass this error?
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Virtual PDF printers don't render text background color

I noted recently that a Win10 box that I have, stopped printing text background color in virtual PDF printer. At first I charged it on the virtual PDF printer used (Bullzip), but that same 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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How to fix incorrect margins when printing from Windows 7?

My printer is a HP Photosmart 2575. When I print from my Windows XP the margins are all ok, but when I print from my Windows 7 laptop the top margin is 2x larger for the same document, and as a result ...
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Print job leaves queue but document isn't printed

I'm dealing with an HP Deskjet F380 All-in-One printer. It's connected via USB to a desktop running Windows 7 Enterprise x64. If I attempt to print something like a web page or a word document, the ...
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Margins different between printers, one has larger margins

at work I have two printers at work and I need to use them to print checks - which are super specific with what the bottom margin needs to be - because the MICR line needs to be like 3/16ths from the ...
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What is a UFR II printer driver and why might I use it in preference to another type?

A new printer recently showed up at work. There are an abundance of possible drivers for it applicable to my system (Windows 7, 64 bit) including PCL5, PCL5e, PCL6 and UFR II. I'm familiar with PCL, ...
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Kodak 9810: OS X 10.10: Not allowing me to select the driver in 'Printers & Scanners'

So, I have OS X 10.10 on an older Mac Pro (2012, I think).Today I tried to plug my Kodak 9810 printer into it to do some quick prints. I downloaded Kodak's drivers, firmware and updates and install ...
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Printed colored text is brighter than usual

I have the following printer: HP Officejet 4500 G510n-z. Normally I print a colored text (mostly black, but some is colored in green, blue, orange, purple). The last time I printed - the blue text ...
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When printing duplex, how would I fix the fact that the back page prints upside down?

I am running Windows 8 with Microsoft Word, and I am making a booklet. When I try and print duplex, the first side prints fine, and then the second side prints upside down. I have tried the thing ...
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Factory reset for Canon MF4690 ImageClass?

I have a Canon MF4690 ImageClass. It has a lot of issues working with SMB. I've already tried to use the web interface for it which crashes after a few page views. I have called Canon support several ...
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Windows 7 - Run Devices and Printers as Different User

So at my work we have to install and remove printers pretty often and most users do not have admin privileges on their PCs. I've been looking into trying to run the Devices and Printers applet as ...
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Serial to USB adapter for thermal receipt printer PC won't recognize device

I have a WASP RP-300 Thermal Receipt Printer and purchased a Serial to USB adapter for a Windows 7 PC. It only appears to register the adapter and when it installed it stated, "Your Device is Ready to ...
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Group Policy Confusion (Printers configured under users?)

I'm befuddled. Active directory usually makes a bit more sense than this. The Problem: Referencing the images below (with private info removed), it appears that Printer Connections are being defined ...