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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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 ...
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Panasonic printer refuses to print

I recently switched from Ubuntu to Opensuse because of bloatware (including Unity). However, I'm not able to make my LAN printer Panasonic KX-MB 2010 work. In Ubuntu I set the printer up using this ...
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View all user's printing jobs from the command line

I'm running Fedora 17, Gnome (3?), and using bash from terminal. Whenever I run lpstat I only get a list of my jobs, but every time I go to retrieve my jobs from the printer, somebody else is ...
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How can I convert raw printer commands back to a postscript or pdf file?

I have a string of raw printer commands that are for my postscript printer saved to a file. I believe there is a lpr option like -o raw which will read these raw command and send them to the printer. ...
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CUPS - check if print successful (either python or in system)

EDIT: I forgot to make it clear I'm using python and pycups. The code is python but I shouldn't have thought that was enough. I've dug through the cups documentation a few times and couldn't find ...
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How to install a printer that is connected via an USB-to-Parallel-Port adapter?

I'm running Sabayon Linux (x86_64). $ uname -a Linux qdoe 3.7.0-sabayon #1 SMP Thu Dec 20 07:12:55 UTC 2012 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux I have a HP ...
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CUPS gives 'Unable to open the initial device, quitting' when printing to network printer

I am trying to print over Wi-Fi to an HP Photosmart D110 printer which is successfully recognized by CUPS. But I only get a sheet with the error message Unable to open the initial device, quitting. ...
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Can (CUPS) ppd files for Mac OS X be used for linux?

I am looking at buying a printer (actually an all-in-one I prefer for the features it provides, but I want to focus on the printer part here) which does not provide linux drivers, but does provide Mac ...
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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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Shellscript to print a directory tree and files's contents with a nice presentation

I'm trying to write a shellscript which prints a tree-view for a specific directory and it's subdirs to pdf via latex, as well as the titles and contents of all scripts contained within that primary ...
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Automatically printing images with added captions

I have a lot of scanned images and images/photos I'm working on with multiple versions. When I print them (using various programs), all I get is the image and, often, it's difficult to tell which ...
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Get list of installed printers

Inside of a script I send a certain file to print using the lpr command on an user-selected printer. The list of the printers, from which the user selects the one to use, I get using the lpstat -a ...
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How do restore printer settings from a backup

I recently re-installed my system from Mint 12 to Mint 14. Pretty much everything is set as before but I had apparently forgotten about the printers. In order to avoid resetting all the small ...
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Printing a file from local computer using printer connected to remote server

On the remote server, I use lp command to print documents. I can connect to this server through SSH. How can I print a file directly from my local computer using that printer?
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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: ...
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Default printing options in KDE 4 dialog

How can I set default printing options, so that they are always pre-populated in the KDE 4 print dialog window (when printing from Ocular for example)? EDIT: In particular I would like to set duplex ...
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Printing maps/cartoons/text saved as a picture/etc

What is the best way to print maps/cartoons/text saved as a picture/etc., so pictures that are not photos? The standard routines seem to blur and soften the printed picture, which is probably ...
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Send print job to printer immediately without queueing, aka increase print performance

I have a ruby/rails web application, one action of which sends PDF files that have been generated by the app to a Xerox 4127 printer on the network. This is accomplished via shelling out and running ...
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How to merge 2 PDF files with interleaving pages order?

I've got a double-side-printed multipage document to scan with a linear bulk scanner. So, as the result I get 2 PDF files: one containing all odd pages and the second containing all even pages. I need ...
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Get directory that script was called from

I have a script doSmth in /usr/bin. Is it possible to print the directory the script was called from is printed out by the script? So If I call doSmth from /home/me the output will be /home/me.
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Resume last print job from command line

To resume a job from command line I can call lpq which gives me the job number for example 211 and then lp -i 211 -H resume. However is there a way to resume the last job without figuring out its ...
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How can I configure Wine's default paper settings?

I'm having trouble with the locale settings in my Microsoft Office Wine bottle/prefix. When I created it, I had followed the Gentoo Localization Guide's suggestion to not set LC_ALL. However, when I ...
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Samsung CLP-31x printer not working

So, my Samsung CLP-31x series printer stopped printing from Debian 6 applications. Closed source applications such as Chrome work, as does Foxit under Wine. Currently using the foo2qpdl CUPS driver. ...
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printing to “One Single CUPS Server” can not find queues if 'ServerName' is a CNAME

Running "OpenSuSE 11.4" with "cups-client-1.4.6-6.1.i586" installed, I try to use one single CUPS-server to do all my printing jobs / to manage my queues. In YaST -> printer I've selected [x] Do ...
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Ignoring “print banner page” flag in inbound LPD jobs (CUPS-LPD)

I have a USB inkjet printer connected to a server running CentOS 5.7 (64). I installed and enabled cups-lpd so that another Unix server could send print jobs to that printer. The other Unix server ...
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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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How to print (part of) a man page?

The question is: how do you print only part of a man page? Currently I do zcat manpage.1.gz | vim - and just remove everything I don't want to print. Then I pass that through groff and lpr. Are there ...
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convert single-page landscape pdf into rescaled double-page portrait pdf

I'm having trouble using convert to do the following: I have a bunch of single-page pdf files whose geometry corresponds to a landscape A4 sheet. The actual content is visually split in 2 pages. ...
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How can I print a2ps a file --portrait without being all squished?

I installed a2ps for printing but the output is landscaped. I tried using --portrait which 'kinda' worked... but didn't. The orientation was switched 90' but it's only 50% of the width and the ...