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

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Send to Printer - for years -always prints illegibly [closed]

I don't know how to open a case on github...can't login. but I can search and see you get this feedback a lot. I've used Greenshot for years and recommended you to many. I've never been able to &...
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Print job in queue but nothing prints

Brother L5850 connected via TCP to Server 2012 R2. When I write to the print spooler to the UNC (\server\BL5850) the print job shows up in the print queue, then disappears quickly as if it printed, ...
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Re-install old HP Deskjet 460 portable printer

I have an old but useful printer - HP DeskJet 460, circa 2003 (not the same as a more recent 460 printer from HP!) but since I had to re-initialized Windows, I need to install a driver for the printer....
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How to print multiple small PDF files on one sheet of A4 paper, the easy way? [closed]

I need to print a set of small (60x60mm) PDF labels on an sticky A4 paper, which will supposedly be 4x3 grid, with 12 labels in total on one sheet. Thanks in advance
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Printer cannot print in colour when I print from my computer. Reinstalling printer doesn’t fix things

I have a presentation that looks like this, and I want to print it. I head to print it, but even after selecting print in colour, it still comes out like this. I select properties, then advanced, ...
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Printed pictures/graphics come out as distorted

I have a Samsung M2020 that is not printing normally. this issue happened suddenly and without any previous indications. The graphic parts of any document comes out as pixelated/burned. like this: ...
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Prevent Windows 10 from installing OneNote printer

OneNote printer is a nightmare for me. I removed it from Printers countless of times. It always comes back. Sometimes as a default printer, sometimes as a regular one. How can I get rid of it once and ...
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Unable to Print: A StartDocPrinter call was not issued

A client's computer running Windows 11 Home receives A StartDocPrinter call was not issued error when printing to any printer from Notepad. The error is received if printing to their Canon printer or ...
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Windows print clients resist & autorevert network printer configuration

We have a HP Laserjet P2055dn running on a local Linux (Ubuntu 22.04) server running Samba. It is well configured (i.e., works locally as configured, is shared to the right clients, which can access ...
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Incorrect MAC address on DHCP

Recently I experienced an issue: A Label Printer shows up as offline and users cannot print from it. The MAC address of the printer was given to someone who reserved a DHCP lease for it. I restarted ...
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Kyocera TASKalfa 3252ci - eMail sending suddenly stopped working

Our Kyocera "Scan to eMail" facility suddenly stopped working. I checked the email account settings it uses in Thunderbird email client and it showed a problem (error message after sending ...
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Epos print modification

I have a POS system with thermal epos network printers that print 80 mm wide Recently i have added 2 portable printers from Epson tm-p80 that print 56 mm Now the print format from the cash register is ...
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How can I create an virtual USB printer on Mac?

I want to try to capture USB printer traffic, but I do not have a printer at home. Is there any way I can create a virtual USB printer on Mac? I only know how to create a virtual network printer.
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Cannot Resolve Fargo HDP5000 Badge Printer "Check Ribbon" Error 97

I am having issues resolving a ribbon error on a Fargo badge printer. When we try to print a badge once it starts printing black it throws an error and then the badge that ran through the printer ...
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How to share printer from Windows 10

I've bought MacBook Air and wanted to add a printer. Unfortunately it's not supported for 12.3.1 Monterey hence I decided to share printer that is connected to my old MacBook. This MacBook has 2 boots ...
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Is the transfer belt cleaner in a Dell 1350cnw laser printer a user serviceable part?

I have a Dell 1350cnw color laser printer that has developed streaks, spots, and other negative printing results. I disassembled the unit and found the transfer belt cleaner to be very dirty and seems ...
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HP Envy 5540 series printer started printing black and white only from Windows 11 laptop

I have a Windows laptop which I updated from Windows 10 to Windows 11. After the upgrade I had some problems printing on my HP 5541 inkjet printer, which were resolved. After a period of trouble-free ...
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fancy printer icon missing when installing UPD via command line (but not via UI)

If I install an IP UPD printer via command line, the printer is the standard ugly windows printer icon. example command used: "C:\HP Universal Print Driver\pcl6-x64-7.0.1.24923\install.exe" /...
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Connect USB printer to an ethernet-only router

I have a XIAOMI Mi Router 4A Gigabit router and it is OpenWRT compatible. I was thinking of hooking up my Canon PIXMA E410 printer (which only has USB) to the router and setup a print server (p910nd/...
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Trying to Remove all printers tied to an old print server

Recently my hospital shut down our old 2008RT print server. We sent out documentation for users to set up to the new printers by simply navigating to the print server. for the most part people are ...
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Identifying what group policy applies which printer

So at work there are thousands of printers and hundreds of printer group policy groups. How can I identify which group will deploy which printer? Please disregard naming conventions etc. I would like ...
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Stretch a page to fill a full half of a page when printing two pages on one

I am trying to print the Swordfish Islands Worldbuilder's Print-It-Yourself Zine using a Canon MFW232W LaserJet Printer from Pop!_OS 21.08 from either Evince or Okular PDF viewers. I can get the pages ...
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Xerox - How to bypass 'Replace cartridge, 0 estimated pages remain [88.40K]'

I have a Xerox B230 laser printer that have been working fantastically except that it refuses to print any more pages with the following error message: Replace cartridge, 0 estimated pages remain [88....
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HP printer shows it's connected to my network, but my computer can't see it. How do I fix this?

I have an HP LaserJet model that is connected to my network SSID but when I punch in my printer's IP address into the HP driver installer, the software is unable to detect my printer. When I try to ...
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Is there a way to reach printer in this network schema?

Below there is my network schema, I need to have to networks one for cables and another for wi-fi. The printer is connected to the wi-fi router (192.168.2.1) and the computer is on the cabled router (...
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HP Printer 4600 WiFi disconnects

I have worked on 3 very similar HP Printers, that all had the same WiFi issue of disconnecting after a few minutes. They were all 3 the new HP Printer type without a color control panel. One was the ...
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LCS-PS101 print server installation on Windows10

I encour a problem that my client had old computers with Windows XP and he was using them only for login to remote host. Things changed and now he buy new computers with Windows 10. We setup all ...
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Scan documents longer than 14 inches with Brother scanner using SANE in Linux?

I have a Brother MFC-L3750CDW. I would like to scan documents longer than 14 inches (long receipts) from the feeder. I have found many articles on Brother's website for how to do this with windows ...
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Flash memory has been wiped from Zebra GK420d. How do I get the default font(s) back?

any help is appreciated. I have a Zebra GK420d where the flash memory was wiped and now I am not able to print. All labels that are printed are blank. Does anyone know how to load the default fonts ...
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Canon MF6530: Persistent paper jam. Took video in the tray. No error code

The display says "Paper Jam / Open Left Cover" without any code. I don't think the jam is real. I put a camera inside the paper tray and took a video. In the video, I see the following ...
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Connect USB Thermal Xprinter to Lan Network on Windows 10

I have a setup with a computer and 4 thermal usb printers. I want to see the printers on the lab network already setup. With this; I can send print order to any printer on the network. I have tried ...
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Windows 11 upgrade results in HP Printer either printing grayscale or failing to print entirely

I have a laptop which I have recently upgraded to Windows 11. I now seem to have two versions of the printer (HP Envy 5541, from the HP Envy 5540 series) available from MS Word; one which doesn't ...
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PDF printing from browser preview produces multiple printed pages

Printing PDF files (1 page documents) through the browsers preview (Chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi) has this page printed multiple times.All possible settings (browser, printer, printing dialogues, etc) are ...
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Windows 10 "Print to PDF" preview showing SVG/Vector graphics correct. Printing showing it incorrect

I've attached two images to this post showing my issue. Previously the Microsoft Print to PDF in Windows 10 2020 and before was showing our full graph (SVG file with Vector graph lines) correctly. Now ...
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Do printers really have hard disks or any kind of storage in them?

I keep hearing about how insecure it is to use printers to print any kind of sensitive material, such as Bitcoin private keys. Allegedly because they "store all printed pages on internal storage&...
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Kyocera printer: "using functions remotely"

How can I troubleshoot my printer constantly activating itself? It starts some warmup or something, and just writes "using functions remotely", and then shuts down again. It doesn't matter ...
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Sharing a printer on Arch to Windows clients

Following the stereotype that printers never "just work", I need help with sharing my Samsung ML-2160 on Arch. I already followed some guides, installed CUPS and the samsung-unified-driver ...
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How to add a Windows Firewall ports to Printer using a Config File

I need to create a config file for Windows Firewall ports to printers. But I didn't get any ideas from the internet. If anyone knows can anyone suggest me.
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Password for DCP-L2540DW firmware update

Trying to update firmware on DCP-L2540DW and it asks for password. Looked behind the printer, there is only rectangular Serial Number sticker and manufacture date July 2014. Cannot find anything ...
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How to print to PDF completely silently and save the PDF to a predefined location in Mozilla Firefox?

I'm trying to print to PDF completely silently and save the PDF to a predefined location in Mozilla Firefox. I don't want to interact with any GUI, I want to be able to just press CTRL+P or click on ...
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How to propagate CUPS configuration on shared printers?

I own a Brother QL500 label printer. As it is USB-only, I want to share via LAN from a small raspberry pi using CUPS. The device allows different label sizes to be mounted and it is a strict ...
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Lexmark cx317dn - unwanted artifacts on page

I have a Lexmark cx317dn and apart from the cost of consumables it is an excellent printer. Lately however I've been seeing these unwanted artifacts on pages. Can anyone help me troubleshoot and fix ...
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Is there any risk in storing user credentials in scan to email setup?

A company I work with is getting a new printer, and wants to set up scan to email. The printer company wants a single reply address, and the user's password for that address. Is there any risk ...
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Printer Features Do not appear in Printer Properties in Advanced tab in windows 7

I am using windows 7 with PCL5 driver for printer. My printer model is HP LaserJet 4100. I am using PCL 5 driver and i have a problem my printing preferences do not appear Printer Features and other ...
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I have a Canon MF741Cdw Color Imageclass. I had it running remotely at my last address. Now I think I need a reset. How do I accomplish that?

I have Windows 10. This all ran remotely at my last address. But now that I have moved to another state, I cannot figure out how to get it to communicate with my computer via wifi. When I work through ...
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2 HP Officejet conflicting, one keeps disappearing from Devices and Printers

I have 2 HP OfficeJet printers, one is the 8100 Pro and the other is the 7740 Pro, both work perfectly. However only one remains fully installed at any time. If I install the 8100 first and then the ...
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Multiple attempts at setting up a USB printer on a router/network have not worked as expected

All of this involves computers using Windows 10. I recently switched to a new ISP that my town manages; the town is slowly installing fiber infrastructure and it is much more reliable than my old ...
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How to Troubleshoot a "Greyed Out" Printer

We have a Window 10 Pro 64bit workstation sharing a label printer with other workstations. When you "Add a printer" this label printer is listed and installation is "successful", ...
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Virtual Old Printer

I have a recipe printer. It is working fine on Windows 8.1, but on windows 10 it is not working well. I tried to connect with its support team and they told me the firmware is old and can not be ...
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Linux: How can I share a printer over my network while enforcing specific settings

I've searched around a bit, but I'm sure I'm just not using the right keywords. I have two Linux systems: A - Raspberry Pi running aarch64 Debian (DietPi), and an Asus Laptop running Ubuntu 20.04 x64, ...
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