I'm using Xerox DocuPrint CP305 d. For some reason, I'm unable to get "blank files" printed.

If there are contents within the file —e.g. the word "test", or even just a blank space character— the file gets printed successfully.

However, if there are no contents in the file (a "byte-less" file), the printer doesn't print the file.

What is causing this behavior? Why is the printer not printing "blank files"?

Do other printers have this problem too?

  • What happens when you try to print a test page? Not by writing in a blank document. . . – zain.ali Jun 5 '15 at 15:05
  • @zain.ali, Test page is fine. I could print everything and anything, Everything is fine, except for blank files, weird huh? – Pacerier Jun 5 '15 at 15:43
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    Just out of curiosity. . . why are you printing blank documents? – zain.ali Jun 5 '15 at 15:45
  • @zain.ali, Batch printing. (Would prefer not to elaborate.) – Pacerier Jun 5 '15 at 17:24
  • I'd bet there is an option to "optimize" the printing in this way. Look into the printer manual and/or settings for something similar to [ v ] Do not print empty pages – Hannu Jun 5 '15 at 17:32

In the driver, click on the Advanced Settings tab and untick "Skip blank pages".

Note that, to make this permanent, you have to do it from Printing Defaults. Go to Printer Properties, click the Advanced tab, and the Printing Defaults button. Then proceed as above.

If you are printing via a server, you need to change the setting on the server, or it will not stay the default on the PC.

Finally, for a Mac, see this link: http://m1-onlinesupport.fujixerox.com/driver_downloads/DP225D/DP225D-OUG/SFP-OUG-EFX-0312_140917/html/index.html#GUID-C359E783-56C0-44B1-994A-64E44FDC33E8_81#KEY=skip%20blank%20page

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  • That "Skip blank pages" option doesn't exist for CP305d: See i.stack.imgur.com/r9o0u.png (huge image) – Pacerier Jun 6 '15 at 22:32
  • I misread it for CM305, which I have at home. However, according to manualslib.com/manual/543478/… it should be there. – hdhondt Jun 6 '15 at 23:05
  • You could try reinstalling the driver (after removing it from Print Server Properties), or try the PostScript driver. – hdhondt Jun 7 '15 at 11:25
  • This is odd, the manual for the CP305d isn't even on Xerox website. Where did manualslib get that copy from? – Pacerier Jun 8 '15 at 9:51
  • It's not a Xerox printer, but a Fuji Xerox printer (they're not sold in the US). See onlinesupport.fujixerox.com/… . My CM305DF is the same printer, but with a scanner. – hdhondt Jun 8 '15 at 10:21

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