CUPS stands for Common Unix Printing System, is an open source printing system allowing computer to become a print server and manage the printers on the network.

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Manual Duplex printing

I have a printer (Samsung M2022W) which doesn't support duplex printing. However, I would like to manually print on both sides (that is to say, print even pages, then insert these pages again on the ...
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How to print (Cups, lpr, whatever…) in grayscale in a _generic_ way?

Problem: E.g. Cups just offers options to manage colors. Unfortunately they are specific to the manufacturers model. I.e. xerox is using e.g. "XRXColor, BW", Dell "ColorModel, KGray" etc... I am ...
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Can I use a parallel port as a CUPS input device?

I have an old piece of a hardware that does diagnostics on medical equipment. It prints out results over a parallel port. Is there any way to have CUPS accept jobs from a parallel port and redirect ...
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Printing in Debian Jessie Without avahi

I'm looking for a way to print to a networked HP LaserJet 600 M602 in Debian Jessie and I can't seem to find a solution that does not pull in avahi as a dependency. I don't want avahi because it ...
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Set default options in cups

The CUPS docs say to change the printer defaults by .... lpoptions -p printer/instance -o name=value The option I want to change is FXColorMode/Output Color: *Color Black So I have tried .. ...
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How can I determine user base page limit for a printer?

I'm using Debian Linux. I want to determine user base page limit, different page limit for different users, for a printer. I can determine page limit for printer with CUPS but can not determine page ...
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CUPS printing of pdf files

How can I tell the lpr command (cups) that my file is actually a pdf? lpr file.pdf won't print anything.
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CUPS Postprocessing not completing

I'm using CUPS postprocessing to OCR PDFs printed to a cups pdf printer If I manually trigger the python script it all works fine However, whenever I call any of the individual components, or even ...
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Generic PCL 5 printer prints garbage on first page

I have an RPi hooked up to my Dell 1720 printer, with a Generic PCL 5 Printer - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.9 driver running the thing. When I go to print, nine times out of ten the first page is garbage. It ...
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CUPS does not recognize bluetooth receipt printer

I've been given for testing purpose a mobile receipt printer and I am trying to set it up in cups. I've successfuly connected to it via lubuntu blueman-manager and printed test page via cat ...
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Cups not core dumping

Even though core dumping is enabled on my system and is working for every other processes, cups is setting its soft limit to 0 over-ridding the system defaults. I've yet to find documentation on how ...
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Configuring CUPS PDF writer for PDF/A output?

Can the PDF pseudo-printer in CUPS be configured to emit PDF/A files? If so, how to do it? I'm using CUPS 1.5.3-5 and CUPS-PDF 2.6.1-6 as provided by Debian Wheezy/7.0. Despite CUPS PDF Format - ...
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How to setup HP printer in CUPS?

hplip and hplip-cups are installed. The model is LaserJet P4515, but is not listed when I want to setup the printer. How do I setup a HP printer?
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Installing HP DeskJet 3520 in CUPS

I am trying to install this printer into CUPS under Debian 6. The printer is automatically detected correctly and then I have a list of drivers to choose from. There is no driver for the 3520 - so I ...
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printing problems with DDST (aka PCL6) printer RICOH Aficio SP C240DN

I'm having big problems printing on a RICOH Aficio SP C240DN (a color laser printer). CUPS/OpenPrinting doesn't have a driver for exactly this printer. There are similar numbers but not 240DN. It ...
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LPR or CUPS print to Airprint printer

I've seen many a blog posting describing the process of using CUPS to present a non-airprint printer to iOS devices. However, I've dug high and low trying to find if anyone has figured out how to ...
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How to make CUPS show a USB printer as disabled when it is disconnected?

I'm using CUPS on an ARM single-board computer to share a USB printer over the network. To conserve power, the printer is usually powered off via a remote-controlled power outlet and only switched on ...
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Using x86 CUPS filter on Raspbian

I've tried to use a CUPS filter compiled for x86 on Raspbian, however when I send a printing task I always get this reply. /usr/lib/cups/filter/rastertg failed I would like to know if there is a ...
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cups - broken pipe

I just formatted my root partition and installed 12.3 (I kept my home partition as usual). I have a problem with my network printer hp laserjet 4015n. It used to work seemingslessly before. Now cups ...
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CUPS - install once, use another printer (of the same model) without re-configuring problem

For example I have "HP 1020 LaserJet" local USB printer successfully installed on a CUPS. It uses one connection. If I get another HP 1020 LaserJet printer it wouldn't print, I am having to modify ...
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What connection should I enter for USB printer? (HPLIP)

I am trying to add a HP LaserJet 1320N printer to CUPS. The printer is connected by USB. in the CUPS web admin interface, I selected HPLIP, then on the next page I have to enter Connection. According ...
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Printer drivers

I hope this is an appropriate question. (If not, I'll be happy to delete it.) I run Linux exclusively (home and business). I have standardized on HP printers because the HP driver works well. I don't ...
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Do CUPS clients need to have PPDs installed locally?

Should CUPS clients need to have PPDs added locally, i.e., should I pass them to lpadmin -P? These clients print via a local print server to a remote print server (ipp://) which I assume is set up ...
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Can I print to a remote cupsd without installing cupsd on the client?

I have a networked printer, a cups server and several desktops all having the cups daemon running. This setup works but has an annoyance that if something won't print, the user has to check two print ...
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How to preprocess CUPS' `lp` with a script for a specific printer?

(How) Is it possible to preprocess lp automatically with a script? Piping inbetween (fileToPrint | script.sh | lp -d myPrinter) is no option for me, because I have a lot of source code that does lp ...
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Canon LBP2900 driver not available in CUPS

This very model is not listed in the drivers in CUPS. So can I still make it work somehow? I am trying to make a print server with raspberry pi. Where can I get the driver for this model or is it not ...
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What exactly is the “Filter” option in CUPS' printers.conf?

I just stumbled over the Filter option that one can add to a <printer></printer> in CUPS' printers.conf. It is described in the docs ...
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Running lpr through command line and through python different outcome

When I run lpr <filename>.jpg the file prints out boderless (this is what I want). When I run subprocess.call("/usr/bin/lpr " + tmp.name, shell=True) from a Python program, it prints out with ...
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CUPS prints documents scaled so printouts appear huge and cropped from right and bottom

In localhost:631/printers in the "Make and model" column, CUPS correctly identifies my printer as: HP LaserJet 2100 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.10 This is what I want to get printed: Here is ...
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Ricoh Aficio SP 100su E

After installing a Ricoh Aficio SP 100su E printer (it does scanning as well), I've tried a tenth of the GDI and PCL (5e/6) generic and Ricoh drivers without any success. I've learned from Ricoh that ...
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How to continue printing on Xerox 3010?

Scenario: Printer stops, because it lacks paper. I load new paper, then I press button on printer. Printer restarts whole job - ie. prints already printed pages! Is there any way to control this ...
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Linux as a network printer device (Raw, port 9100)

Is possible to configure a Linux computer to work as a "network printer device" ? I have an USB printer that I intend to share in the network like a native network printer device. Is that possible? ...
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How to disable CUPS spooling and print directly?

On my machine runs cups. I have setup a few printers which are provided by a printserver (VPSX). When I print a few jobs they are stored in the local (CUPS) printspooler and only one job is sent. The ...
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lpq: “hplj1320n is not ready”

Via SSH I'm logged into a Linux system (Arch) where the user says that he cannot print, even after a restart: $ lpq hplj1320n is not ready no entries From the CUPS web interface Status: Paused - ...
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how to duplex-print with a HP OfficeJet 6700

I am using SUSE Linux 13.2 with an HP OfficeJet 6700. I want to duplex-print on DIN A4 paper (German industry norm, about the "letter" size in US, to be exact 210x297 millimetres). This is not ...
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CUPS web interface does not save changes

I have installed CUPS 1.7.5 on a 64 Bit Debian 8 (Jessie). I enabled cupsctl --remote-admin. Adding printers and controlling jobs works perfectly fine from the webinterface from another computer (I'm ...
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Run a script on CUPS event

Wondering how I would go about running a script whenever an event occurs on my local CUPS server. I know that I can create a subscription through the web interface (send email or create rss feed) ...
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CUPS not working correctly after Debian Wheezy -> Jessie upgrade because of a faulty libpam

I just upgraded a Debian Wheezy to Jessie, by changing the /etc/apt/sources.lst. If important: I pinned systemd to stay with sysvinit, and after the upgrade I removed the pin. If I now do apt-get ...
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Printing on custom paper size / adding paper size to PPD

I have some trouble when printing to custom paper sizes. Currently, I want to print something to a 21cm x 21cm card. So, I created a document with this size in libre office and exported it to PDF. ...
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How to make CUPS 1.5 remember a manually added PPD file?

I'm using CUPS 1.5 on Debian Wheezy. I have to administrate a lot of printers of the same model that is not in the preinstalled PPD database. Whenever I add a new printer (same model as always) I have ...
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CUPS and Kyocera Printer, jobs don't show in printers queue

I have a CUPS server that is working to print to both a Kyocera 3051ci and a Konica Minolta C353. They are both setup to use ipp connections. The issue I've noticed is that when multiple jobs are ...
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Replacement to CUPS Browse Protocol

The CUPS "browsing" protocol was marked as deprecated being removed at v1.6 of CUPS, due to problems with broadcast and managed networks/WiFi. It's an UDP protocol to broadcast information about ...
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CUPS and printer security

I would like some help on securing a networked printer. Specifically, I'm interested in the following: Preventing unauthorized access to the printer: I would like only certain laptops that connect ...
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How to print pcl or esc/p code on host-driven printer?

I have a host-based printer (HP Deskjet D2460) and have some printer language files (pcl codes) that I would like to print out. I saw that in cups there are some filters like rastertopcl, etc. which ...
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When would CUPS use TLS?

I'm running Debian Testing on amd64, with the apt-listbugs feature that tells me if bugs are present before upgrading. Now the package libgnutls-deb0-28 has a serious bug to the effect that "CUPS ...
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Can I print via CUPS on ARM device without drivers by installing CUPS onto an x86 server with drivers?

I just spent a few frustrating hours troubleshooting on a Raspberry Pi 2 only to find out that it is impossible to print to my Canon printer natively using CUPS. Thankfully, my printer supports Google ...
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Printing with CUPS sends signal, but doesn't print

After I initially setup Debian, I installed CUPS so that I could print. I have a Brother MFC-9120CN, which I setup following the Debian printing instructions. After it was setup, I printed 1 or 2 ...
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Manjaro printing with HP Envy 4500?

I'm trying to configure printing on my HP Envy 4500 with Manjaro Linux and I'm running into some issues. First I tried Print Settings > Add Printer > Network Printer > HP Envy 4500 > HP Linux Imaging ...
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Installing Brother DCP-195C on cups

I try to install my printer (Brother DCP-195C) on my Raspberry Pi. Due to the ARM architecture, I can't use the binary provided by Brother. Therefore I use the source files. I have installed ...
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Printing PDF with not embedded TrueType Font (cups / lpr)

I have a PDF in which the TrueType font OCRB is used, however the font is not embedded. So I tried to install the font on my system (which is by the way a SLES11 SP2), I did the following things: ...