Printing is a process for reproducing text and image, typically with ink on paper, using a printer or a printing press.

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Printer “Filter failed” errors — 2 bizarre workarounds

These workarounds may help people deal with this fairly common problem -- and also maybe help an expert find a proper fix for it. I'm running Linux Mint 16 Mate edition, with an HP Deskjet 1000 (an ...
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Can't print to PDF using cups-pdf; used to work, now “failed to set file mode” printing as non-root

Here's something really odd: something that used to work fine in Debian, and then broke, even without a dist-upgrade. I used to be able to use the CUPS PDF virtual printer to print anything to a PDF ...
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Installing a printer without a ppd file

I am trying to set up a computer linux to be able to print from my printer: Brother DCP 7030. But (twist!) for security reasons this computer should never go online. So any software I need to install ...
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what interface does lpsched provide that cups does not?

Work has a Linux stock/erp custom system that uses the Unix System V (Solaris, SCO, HP-UX) lpsched program that someone who used to work here compiled for RHEL/CentOS 5 i686 (I have no idea why or ...
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CUPS denies access to printer

I've got a printer hooked up to my workstation (running PCLINUXOS2012) by USB. All was well until the last time I tried to apply updates to the packages - it went rather pear shaped - lots of upgrade ...
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Symbol on the border of pages when printing

I am using Debian (unstable) and I try to use a hp printer (hp Color Laserjet CP3525dn). I installed the last version of hplip. I have a problem when I try to print a US layout document in A4 paper. ...
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How to print file with the PCL escape sequences?

I have CUPS and use a program that produces the raw PCL format of the document I want to print. I have no problem printing a plain text file as lp filename but when I give a file that has PCL or ...
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Is there a tool or method for magnifying existing PostScript or PDF files for printing - not just for display

Almost all my printing, including web pages and emails works fine and has done so for years, but ... When I print web pages and emails, I routinely run into a few that print in something like 1 point ...
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foomatic-configure producing weird perl warnings

I am using CentOS 6.4 and trying to use the 'foomatic-configure' for print information and am receiving some weird errors: Perl: v5.10.1 foomatic: foomatic-4.0.4-1.el6_1.1.i686 Command line: ...
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Printing UTF-8 (including Chinese) text

I am trying to print a large quantity (several megabytes) of UTF-8 encoded text which consists of Chinese and Latin characters (and maybe a sprinkling of others). I would like to print it in several ...
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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: 1) Preventing unauthorized access to the printer: I would like only certain laptops that connect ...
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Zathura: how to print specified pages

I would like to print some pages from a large pdf file within Zathura (typically the current, or a range of pages). What is the syntax to do that? Edit: The solution was quite obvious... By the ...
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Print dialog crashes, any workaround?

At work, where there are dozens of printers on the network, I'm no longer able to open the print dialog (the Gnome/Gtk one opened by firefox, evince, gedit, etc.). This happened one day with no ...
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How can I print half of a page to a pdf file?

I have a one page PDF file with scanned documents. I need to send only top half of this document to someone. How can I generate a new PDF document with only the top half of the original page, without ...
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Permissions to print directly to USB printer

I've a netbook with Linux. I've a usb/serial printer and I added the line chmod 666 /dev/tty* to rc.local and it prints straight after a reboot. When I close the lid of a netbook for a while and then ...
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Default printer in KDE 4 printer dialogs

How can I configure CUPS and/or KDE so that my printer is the default when I hit print in any KDE application (as opposed to the PDF printer)? It is set as default in CUPS, but that seems to have no ...
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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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How to enable 'Page Handling tab' in print dialog in Arch Linux

I've finally gotten around to setting up my printer in Arch Linux, but I've run into a problem. Printing works just fine, except that when I go to print a document, when I look in the options in the ...
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Reasonable literature on network printing (protocols)

I need some recommendations on reasonable and up-to-date literature about network printing, the corresponding protocols (ipp, lpdp, ...), printjob authentication and accounting in heterogenous ...
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Duplex printing without cups

Hhow do I print duplex with Berkely lpr? (Other lpd suggestions are welcome) It has no options on simplex/duplex modes, but I guess, that they were somehow able to print duplex back then.
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How to run an interactive script in CUPS's pipe?

On our custom system, we run a Windows VM. The task is to print via the system below it (linux), which is responsible for the identity management, such that print jobs can be accounted at the print ...
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make “print to file” settings permanent in Iceape [Seamonkey]

Everytime I want to "print to file", say, a website in Iceape [Seamonkey] in Linux [Debian], I have to set all the options for printing anew to overwrite the default settings. Not just every time I ...
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lpr: How to specify the page range “3 to end”?

The CUPS doc does not say how to specify a page range such as "3 to end". Can this be done without knowing the number of pages of the document? So something like lpr -o page-ranges=3-end -P myprinter? ...
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HP Business Inkjet 1000 does not work on debian wheezy because of expired ink cardriges

HP Business Inkjet 1000 does not work on debian wheezy is ink cardriges are marked as expired, this is a non-feature since cardriges should not degrade on time. How can I fix that? PS. I really ...
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using `lpr` to get file name and page numbers printed on pdf

I have a PDF file and I want to print it with the file name and page numbers added somewhere on the page. Is this possible with lpr? If not, what utility can I use to transform the PDF file first? I'm ...
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Can't Change CUPS password

I am running CrunchBang based on Debian 6. I can't do anything printer related. It is saying I am unauthenticated. I have tried: family@familydesktop:~$ sudo lppasswd -a family Enter password: Enter ...
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How to print multiple pages per side with one(right) page blank?

Input file is any pdf document. I want to have right side space for writing notes. output.pdf looks like !
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Driver for Canon i-SENSYS MF3010

In the specifications for Canon i-SENSYS MF3010 http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Home/Product_Finder/Multifunctionals/Laser/i-SENSYS_MF3010/ it is mentioned the printer is compatible with GNU/Linux. ...
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Creating exact non-scaled booklets with pdfbook automatically

I've been trying to print a booklet for some non-standard page sizes, and cannot figure out how to get pdfbook to not scale to standard page size. All I want to do is just double the width of the pdf ...
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Setting up CUPS and Brother Wireless Printer

I am running Fedora 18 and have CUPS and the brother printer driver and CUPS wrapper (provided by brother) installed on my machine. The printer model is the MFC-255CW. This printer works seamlessly ...
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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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Windows shared network printer keeps using rear tray as source

I am trying to set up network printing on my Linux Mint 15 (64 bit) system (dualboot with Windows 7). The printer is a Canon PIXMA MG5100 and is connected (via USB) to a computer running Windows XP. ...
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“Filter failed” from hplip

Problem Description - Unable to print Device name : HP LaserJet M1005 MFP USB printer OS : Linux 3.8.13-1-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT x86_64 GNU/Linux Error Description : Cups is working well and ...
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How can I set up a usb printer as a network printer using a linux server?

Basically right now I have a USB only printer, it's very nice. There are 5 people in my household and we all are constantly wanting to use the printer. Windows has a built in way to share the ...
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Send DXY-GL command to printer

How to send DXY-GL commands to a plotter? My plotter can draw only lines. Can I send text commands via stty to the printer port?
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Username conflicts on a central printer queue

We have just switched to a centralized print queue. The printer is setup with lpadmin -p SPScolour -E -D "Sustainable Print Colour" -v lpd://xxx.yyy.com/colour The IT people are saying my local ...
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Printing Latex source with a2ps

When I try to print out latex source code with a2ps somefile.tex I get error messages from egrep like egrep: Das Ende des angegebenen Intervalls ist nicht gültig which translates to "the end of ...
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An easier way to print from a live CD than Puppy?

After several failed attempts to burn an Ubuntu CD to live boot from (they wouldn't boot, maybe because my CD burning software wouldn't burn slower than 4X speed?), I've managed to get a boot disc ...
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How to print several files at the same time using lpr?

I am trying to print a number of files from shell using lpr. I enter something like: lpr -P PRINTERNAME ./*/dir/file.pdf but I get "lpr: No file in print request.". When I use ls as ls ...
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Script to check a folder, print the files then delete those files

I am looking for some guidance on creating a script that will check a specific folder, print all documents (if any) and then delete those documents. I would also like to run this script as a cron job. ...
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How to add printer ricoh 2018d?

I'm using Linux Mint 13 and got some troubles with installing Ricoh 2018d. I also have an another printer, "Hewlett-Packard HP LaserJet Professional P1102w" and this was piece of cake. I've just do ...
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lp command can’t open samba url

I have a Linux host with Samba installed and a Windows server with some Files. Samba is set up correctly and works just fine. I can show PDFs from the Windows server with evince ...
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lpr printing wrong ASCII characters

Since upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04, the printing of plain text files with lpr on my HP LaserJet 2420 printer malfunctions in a very specific way: for each character that is supposed to be printed, the ...
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Cups configuration does not consider my new PPD driver (Debian Wheezy)

My Brother HL-4040CN is very unpredictible when trying to print images or PDFs. Searching around, I found an accurate driver description file at openprinting.org: ...
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How to make a printer which is recognized but not working print

I'm running a Debian 6.0. I connected an HP 1000 J110 to my server which I access via SSH. Listing the USB ports it recognized it. Also I Pasted the PPD on the /etc/cups/ppd/ folder. Is the PPD my PC ...
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Can groff create a ps file with interpreted ANSI escape characters?

This question is inspired by this one on SU. How can I print bold or color using lp and ANSI escape sequences? I know how to display, for example, bold text in the terminal: $ echo -e ...
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How to force lp from CUPS to print in grayscale?

I want to print an image from a command line: lp -o scaling=//100// image.jpg How can I force it to be printed in grayscale?
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Enable remote printing options with cups-lpd

I am trying to print from SCO OpenServer remotely to a CUPS-LPD daemon running on a Red Hat Linux machine but it is dropping any print options from the print request. For example: lp -d ...
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printing .cpp file from command line using emacs

The goal is to print a set of *.cpp files on a network printer, but... in a way that the (color) printer prints the files like they appear in the c++ editor including the colors and highlighting. And ...
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Adding printer from Gnome 3 on Debian Wheezy, Firewalld not running

I get an error trying to add a printer on Debian Wheezy that FirewallD is not running. I am trying to add a remote printer. There is no firewall on this computer, iptables blocks nothing, and there is ...