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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Print PDF scaled-down and aligned

I want to print a PDF file with all pages scaled down equally (to, say, 70 %). The scaled-down pages should then be left-aligned on the printing paper. This doesn't seem to be possible with lpr ...
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Which Forum to Post Questions about CUPS [migrated]

What is the recommended forum site for Cups Common Unix Printing System forums (ask question-receive an answer) for new users to Linux using Cups within Qiana Cinn. I have tried to log in to Cups ...
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Get driver location for particular printer via command line

This is on OS X 10.8. I want to be able to arbitrarily pull the configuration for a particular printer, so I can use it in a package-creation script. The script (not mine) uses /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p ...
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Duplex printing options using lp or lpr

The default options for a Brother MFC-9340CDW printer, are reportedly (e.g. querried via lpoptions -l) set to: PageSize/Media Size: *A4 Letter Legal Executive A5 A6 B5 JISB5 JISB6 EnvDL EnvC5 Env10 ...
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Is it possible to cancel a job in the printer spooler with cancel -a

I need to cancel a printing job in a printer cause the job I want to send is a "high priority" job. I have CentOS 6.2 installed. I know that with CUPS and cancel -a I can cancel all local printer jobs ...
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How do I add and cancel print jobs in debian wheezy?

So I have a Canon MP150 printer running in debian wheezy, which I've added using the CUPS print manager (going to http://localhost:631/jobs/). I tried to print with not enough paper in the printer and ...
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General problem solving steps when print jobs hang in AIX?

What should I do if jobs are getting stuck in the print queue even after restarting spooling? $ stopsrc -g spooler $ startsrc -g spooler $ lpstat -oQUEUENAME | wc -l; sleep 30; lpstat -oQUEUENAME | ...
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How can I get my lp printout to *always* be smaller and one sided?

The default output is double sided and too big. I can get better output with lp spec/scenarios_spec.rb -o sides=one-sided -o fit-to-page How could I make those options - -o sides=one-sided -o ...
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How can I print good looking code

Similar to using markdown on Stack Overflow to create monospace output, how can I do that for my programs. I tried lp filename.txt and was pleasantly please to find that it was able to use the local ...
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How to print password protected pdf with cups from command line?

I have a *.pdf file that is password protected. I have the password and I can view the pdf with mupdf. However, printing with CUPS via lpr -P PRINTERNAME *.pdf does not work. All my printing is done ...
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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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Canon Pixma MG4150 not working on Arch Linux

I’m trying to install a Canon Pixma MG4150 multifunction printer on Arch Linux 3.5.4-1-ARCH x86_64. The device is not working out of the box, I didn’t find anything about this printer on Google for a ...
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Stop printer jobs from terminal

I am working with an old CentOs version (5.0) that is not really my machine. Recently, for some dark reasons, I have problems in printing. The jobs rest in queue, and I cannot cancel them from the ...
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Print EPS file at original size but changed position

I'd like to print EPS files, ensuring they print at their original size. I found out that my default document viewer, Okular from KDE, will always scale to fit size, and I can't seem to find a way to ...
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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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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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Can't print from fluxbox unless I first log in to a different WM

I'm running Linux Mint 17 with fluxbox as my WM. If I boot the machine and log in to a fluxbox session, I can't print; the printer doesn't show up in print dialogs. If I log in to a cinnamon session, ...
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How to enable cups-lpd / port 515?

I have a print server using CUPS on a CentOS 5.3 box. On my PC, I set up a remote printer with the URI http://$PRINT_SERVER:631/printers/$PRINTER_NAME, and have successfully been able to print files ...
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List All Network Printers (including ones not installed)

It is easy to list the printers you've already installed with this command: lpstat -a However, this does not list network printers you have NOT installed. nmap will scan for all open ports on the ...
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CUPS filter for a raw queue

I am having issues figuring out how to add a filter for a raw queue in CUPS - if this is possible. Basically, what I need to do, is convert a TIFF to PS before sending it to the raw queue. The ...
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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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HP Wifi printing problem

I have an HP PhotoSmart, under Debian 7.5. I'm trying to use my Wifi connection to print documents. It seems to work, but finally only prints the beginning of the pages I send. Any hints? With ...
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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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CUPS remote printer entry is stopped locally

My local CUPS daemon on my laptop has an entry for a remote printer on my CUPS server. My local CUPS daemon thinks this printer is stopped, but it's not. The only interface CUPS gives me to manage ...
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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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Using a shell script as a virtual printer

I have a shell script that takes a PDF file as an argument and prints it with additional printer specific options. How can I add this script as a virtual printer that can be selected from the GUI? ...
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Printing short latex snippets

Is there a way to quickly (render and) print short latex snippets like single equations? Something similar to echo "Some text" | lpr like make-latex-image "$\frac{some}{equation}$" | ...
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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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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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Raspberry Pi and CUPS with OKI C3200

I'm trying to use my Raspberry Pi (raspberrypi 3.10.25+) as an print server gateway to my OKI C3200.I have successfully installed CUPS 1.5.3 and my printer was detected immediately, so the ...
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How do I get the right `lpr` for cups installed on Ubuntu Server 14.04?

UPDATE It appears the lpr in the lpr package is not the one that works with cups. The questions is, how do I get the cups version of lpr installed? Old Question lpr on ubuntu 10.04 includes an ...
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Stop netcat when VirtualBox closes

Using netcat to redirect print output from DOS program in VirtualBox under OSX. #!/bin/bash VBoxManage startvm FreeDOS while : do nc -l 1235 | lpr done This works except that when VirtualBox ...
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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 do i deal with HP Device Manager requiring authentication to remove print jobs?

I have Fedora 20, with Gnome 3 Classic, and have installed Okular to read and, especially, print pages from, .pdf files. I want to print only a few pages, but in my frustrated attempts to set this up ...
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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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Duplex option when printing to a Windows shared printer

I'd like to know, if I send lp -h 192.168.0.3 -d printer -o duplex txtfile, supposing it's a Windows shared printer, will it make the txt file be printed in duplex? Or should I first pass it to a ...
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Pretty print mails from mutt?

I know that I can configure a print command in Mutt via .muttrc, e.g.: set print=ask-yes set print_command="..." But what print command should I use for pretty printing? Well, a2ps output seems a ...
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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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I'm wondering about CUPS security. What can I do?

I run Debian Wheezy on a old Acer Aspire One ZG5 model netbook as a server. I have a printer shared to all my other systems and I'm worried about security. On the server I have IPtables set up to ...
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Canon network printer: Unable to open the initial device, quitting

I have a up-to-date Arch Linux and Canon drivers installed from the AUR (cndrvcups-lb). At work I have a Canon iR-ADV C5235 printer, that I want to get working. I added the printer via the cups ...
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Specify MIME type to CUPS's lpr command

It seems when you pass a file to lpr (or pipe to it), it attempts to guess the MIME type. Sometimes, however, it guesses wrong—and then attempts to print something "interesting" at best. Is there a ...
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Can't print from a remote laptop. The printer connected to the desktop computer is missing and randomly appears

I've got a desktop and a laptop, both of them with Linux Mint 13 'Maya' as OS. The desktop is cable-connected to a router and the laptop has a wi-fi connection to it. The desktop computer is also ...
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Can't print pdf file with lpr

I am currently using Arch linux. I am trying to print a pdf file for the command line, it is easier that way as I need to print several range of pages. Just for testing I issue a command to print a ...
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Internal Server Errors with CUPS

Recently, I get internal server errors with CUPS. > sudo lpinfo -m lpinfo: Internal Server Error Here is my /etc/cups/cupsd.conf. I’m not even sure where to start. I tried commenting out ...
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Is there an alternative to CUPS?

When printing with Linux is there an alternative to using CUPS? After using it for a couple of weeks printing suddenly stopped working. The 'processing' light would come on and that would be the end. ...
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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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What is “Print to File” and can it be used from command line?

When you select "Print to File" in a Gnome print dialog (not cups-pdf): ... what is the actual command that gets executed? (I'm interested in the postscript variant, as on the image) On the other ...
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How do I set up a PostScript print queue to share a PCL laser printer and add PS fonts?

I would like to take a $100 PCL-compatible laser printer and hook it to my home network either through Wi-Fi or by connecting it directly to a Linux server by USB. Instead of using the ...
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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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Is there a way to print to a preset location for print-to-file?

I would like to add a "printer" under Linux that would automatically print-to-file to a specific folder and default to PDF. The idea being that I could one-click-print documents for printing later in ...