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Questions tagged [printer]

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

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Google Cloud Printers not showing up in Chrome Desktop

If i go to google.com/cloudprint i can see all of the printers I have enabled cloud print on that are linked to my google account. I have 7 printers in total in my cloud print dashboard. When im in ...
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Brother MFC-L2700DW does not print from Ubuntu 16.4 LTS

I have a Brother MFC-L2700DW. I am trying to set it up on my Linux Ubuntu 16.4. I have installed the driver, and the printer appears in settings. It is also connected via my wireless router, and I can ...
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HP Officejet Pro 8000: Blinking Lights

The power light and all color cartridges lights are blinking. According to HP support such light pattern means that those "cartridges are faulty or need attention" and the solution is: reinsert ...
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How can I print a large image to multiple pages on mac os?

I have a large png image. I want to print it to pdf with paper size 8.5x11 across multiple pages - the image should be scaled up to fit the paper width and since the image is tall, it should be split ...
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Locating ad hoc networks and best way to setup print environment [on hold]

I'm not a sysadmin or any kind of guru, I just know a little bit about a little bit. Did a little research after I was asked to help fix a couple of problems at a small company. There are some ...
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Printer - double-sheet pickup issue

I have a Canon I-SENSYS MF232w printer. This problem started 2 days ago. I want to print one page. It prints my page, but it takes 2 papers with correct paper. What causes that? EDIT: This happens ...
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How to password protect printing on a HP Officejet?

We discovered that our HP Officejet 6700 was directly accessible from the internet after someone printed a pamphlet about 'Serpent People in New York' (quite hilarious actually). Ofcourse, we'd like ...
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HP Officejet 6500 Wireless

I've got a HP Officejet 6500 Wireless and went to replace the black cartridge. Done this countless times before, but this time the cartridges riding on the carriage didn't stop in a place that I could ...
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Retrieve printer driver version with Powershell PrintManagement cmdlets?

The version numbers in the gui look like 10.0.17134.1 and 3.0.8.0 but their equivalents (?) from the Get-PrinterDriver-cmdlet look at least cryptic: Get-PrinterDriver | Select-Object Name, ...
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Printer only working for wired computers, but not WiFi connected computers

I had to hard reset the router at work recently and though I set the WiFi names and passwords to what they were before (regular and guest WiFi), it threw the printer into an "Idle" state on every ...
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Thermal printer does not print until buffer is full

I have an Epson TM-T88II receipt printer, with a DB-25 connector. I connected it to my Debian machine with a pl2303 USB converter. I configured the printer using the following command: stty -F /dev/...
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How to identify a specific printer driver you are using in Windows 10

I have to add a printer to a laptop. Other windows 10 units have the printer installed already (for a long time). Hp no longer supports this old printer (laserjet 5) and so it has recently been ...
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IPP printing from Windows Server 2016 fails to complete

I'm trying to get Windows Server 2016 to print to IPP connected printer but Windows is having trouble getting everything to work fully. When I add the printer, it first takes ages to connect to it ...
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Can't install drivers for HP Laserjet Pro M12a on Windows 10 machines

This actual problem of mine, with this HP Printer, announced to be compatible with Windows 10, has been quite annoying already for some 6wks, and I haven't so far got any real corrective solution for ...
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Change network printer name in Windows 10

In our company we have a network printer which has an ethernet connection and a web based interface for configuration. If I have installed drivers for this printer on two computers, A and B, and on ...
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How to connect Epson L355 printer to Wi-Fi network without WPS?

We have Epson L355 printer and our router has disabled WPS. We checked all manuals, youtube videos etc. Everything is about connecting with WPS. How do we connect this printer to our Wi-Fi network ...
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How can I force a color printer to print in black and white, when only the color cartridges are allegedly empty?

My grandparents' HP Officejet 8710 signals that only the Cyan and Yellow cartridges are empty, but the blue and black still have some ink. It currently refuses to print, even on Grayscale. My ...
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Why is my printer only being recognized as a scanner on my laptop?

I use a USB cable to print/scan from my laptop. I have used this canon pixma MG5500 series printer for a couple of years with my old Toshiba laptop without any problem (it runs on windows 8). I can ...
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Resetting Sharp MX-C311 Printer

I picked up a Sharp MX-C311 MFP as surplus a while ago and I am trying to get it to clear out and reset so we can use it. So far I have not been able to find anything on forcing a hard reset on this ...
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Why is my EPSON L130 printer printing pages with lines all starting with “@JPL” when I connect it to my new Windows 10 laptop computer?

Every time I turn on my EPSON L130 printer connected to my Windows 10 laptop PC, it prints out a page containing some lines of a code of some kind and it all begins with "@PJL". When I give it a job ...
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Windows printer via SAMBA - Time out

I am trying to install a Windows printer shared via SAMBA. I run system-config-printer, click on "Add", then "Network printer", then Windows printer via SAMBA", then on the "Browse" button on the ...
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Kyocera TASKalfa 4002i Continuous Scanning

My office just got 2 new Kyocera copiers, and both came with this weird default setting with the "Continuous Scanning" option. Apparently the option is for scanning multiple, separate documents ...
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My HP PageWide Pro Printer's ethernet port is constantly flashing

The ethernet port LED (green) of my HP PageWide Pro Printer is constantly flashing in a very high frequency. Permanent, it seems to be 24 hours x 365 days even though the printer is not in use most of ...
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Add New Printer wizard does not display in Windows 10

The Add New Printer feature of Windows 10 is not working. I've tried all of the following: Control Panel > Devices and Printers, then Add a printer. Nothing happens. Run a Command Prompt with ...
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How to force printing until cartridges start to be dried with an Epson XP‑445 printer? [duplicate]

Back in the old days, not only you could print with empty cartridges, but printers always gave you the warning after you could start noticing the problem on papers. There are many reasons excusing ...
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What is needed to use a HP Deskjet printer bought in Canada, in Hong Kong?

My aunt must bring her 2012 HP Deskjet 3510, bought in Canada, to Hong Kong where she'll be working. She has checked that the AC Power Adapter states "100-240V" as beneath. What's the cord ...
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how would I connect 2 computers with printer in home based network?

I have an old Thompson ST780i WL router and Speedport W 724V Type Ci that I don't use any more. How would I connect a laptop and I desk pc, let's call them A and B, to a printer (C) in a small ...
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How to silent print in Chrome?

Chrome Version 70.0.3538.67 (Official Build) (64-bit) I created a shortcut which has the following target value: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --args --disable-print-...
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My Epson printer NX110 prints a wide stripe on left side of page, only when making photocopy & scan

My Epson NX110 prints big black stripe on left side of page from top to bottom, only when making copy or scan. Printing from computer works fine.
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I/O error while communicating with scanner

When scanning document from windows 10 on a Samsung Xpress M2870FD printer, it fails with "I/O error while communicating with the device. Please wait and try scanning again. If it does not help, ...
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Unable to install HP OfficeJet V40 network printer with Windows 10

I'm unable to install HP OfficeJet V40 printer residing behind JetDirect 175 print server on a laptop with Windows 10: it's not among those listed in printer make/model selection view no matter how ...
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Toshiba eStudio-242 installation error

I'm having this quite peculiar problem while trying to install this printer through USB. Recently, I formatted my system and reinstalled Windows 7 Pro (x64) and I can not reinstall this printer ...
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Brother printer not printing last page in duplex mode

Since I upgraded to Mint 18.3 (Ubuntu 16.04), my printer (Brother HL-2250DN, Ethernet-attached) has stopped printing the last page of documents when printing in double-sided mode. It requires that I ...
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Network Printing Minolta C554 Ubuntu 18.04

I want to print via the local network on a Minolta C554 Using Ubuntu 18.04. The printer appears in Settings -> Printers -> Additional Printer Settings ... The Button to "Print Test Page" is greyed ...
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Missing print documents

I have a user who is bulk printing 100+ different documents. User noticed the problem that some of her files do not print, ie she prints 10 different files and 2 are missing. Other users are all ...
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Shared printer need to print from host PC first before client can print

My office use 2 shared printer, Epson L300 and HP 310 hosted ini different PC but everyone connected to the network and have the printer installed can access both. My problem is for the HP one i need ...
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Is it possible to set lightness/darkness levels for printing rather than copying?

When copying, darkness level can easily be modified using buttons present on printer, it can either be set to light or dark or normal. But what about printing? How to print light? If a document is ...
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Print a list of selected file names in Windows 10

I would like to add a function to the context window (right-click) in Explorer. I want it to send the list of selected files to print on the default printer. I tried @echo off dir %1 /-p /o:gn >...
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Unable to get pnputil.exe to function in PowerShell script pushed via MS Intune

I've been struggling to get this script working via Intune for several days. The below is a script that checks to see if a printer is installed, if not, the driver is downloaded from our blob ...
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Automate windows scan for hardware changes?

I have a windows 10 laptop (only a couple of years old) and an older printer (HP LaserJet 1320) that is not wireless. I often wander with my laptop, hooking up the printer only when I need to print. ...
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Install CUPS on Odoo's POSBox

I have a Star TSP650II thermal printer with USB interface and connected to a POSBox (a Raspberry-Pi-based device to connect point-of-sale hardware). I am trying to use the printer in the Star Line ...
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Use on windows 7 x32 a shared printer installed on windows 7 x64

I have a Samsung ml-1670 printer. I have installed it on Windows 7 x64. The printer is shared. I want to use this on a Windows 7 x32 pc, but I have problems installing drivers. I can see the printer ...
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Two networked Ricoh MP5054 printers seemingly randomly fails to print jobs

We have noticed some strange behavior on networked printers that crops up seemingly at random, reported by a number of users. Say, for example, when in an Excel application, a print job is requested ...
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HP Envy 5541: Attention Required but no information given

I use an HP Envy 5541 wirelessly for printing from my Windows 10 laptop. Sometimes when I print, the item is added to the print queue but no printing takes place. The printer status according to ...
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How to manage many printers in office?\

I have some printers in my offices, I have multi-team (200 colleagues) working together at the same time. User need to use printer to print documents. I want to know: 1. Who using what printer, and ...
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PRINTER | Specification | Scan speeds (seeking personally tested database, NOT branded results) [closed]

UPDATED-STATEMENT: 20180920@140918 Post created UPDATED-STATEMENT: 20180920@150253 It's proposed that no database has challenged this idea of verifying branded results over personal testing I'm ...
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How to see the amount of toner left for Canon imageCLASS D320 printer?

I am having trouble finding out how much toner I have left in my Canon imageCLASS D320 printer. I've figured out that I need to press the “Additional Functions” button and then the # button to get to ...
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If my printer can print at 1200 x 4800 dpi, what resolution do I save my tiff at for max printed resolution?

I have a color laser printer with max resolution specified to be 1200 x 4800 dpi, which is vertical by horizontal resolution based on this answer. I want to print an image at the highest possible ...
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Do HP printers have batteries?

I have an HP p1606dn printer which keeps forgetting his LAN configuration and going back to factory settings. So, I wonder if HP printers, (or maybe printers in general), have a battery, which could ...
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Epson Thermal Printer is not working on Arch Linux

I have installed all the drivers and PPD file for my Epson T88IV Thermal Printer but I am getting this error on CUPS: Idle - "File "/usr/lib/cups/backend//dev/usb/lp0" not available: No such file ...