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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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lpr on a sambra printer with user/pwd

From a Linux machine, I access a printer via smbclient (user+password). The printer was correctly configured via lpadmin. In particular, /etc/cups/printers.conf contains a line AuthInfoRequired ...
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Replacing Google Cloud Printing

I often use Google's Cloud Print (GCP). In fact, I have family in another continent that prints some non-confidential stuff on my local printer running on raspberry OS / raspbian. The system is good ...
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lpoptions: unable to set instances

I have installed a network printer and would like to setup instances. To do so, the commands I used are: lpoptions -p my_printer/a3booklet -o PagePolicy=On -o PageSize=A3 -o PageRegion=A4 -o MediaType=...
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printing pdf with a different color

What options do I have to print a .pdf with text and images (original black/gray) in blue, in my old injection printer? I find very difficult the task in gimp. Is there a quick formula for gimp or a ...
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Firefox and Office Writer cut top margin; test page correct

Background: moving to a new LAN, ended up deleting and re-installing the network printer config, HP Deskjet 2630. This is xfce (Mint 19.1, or Xubuntu 18.04 if you prefer). Since then, when printing ...
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Printer Status: “Paused; Rejecting Jobs”

I've got a Canon D550 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS running XFCE 4.14. Whenever I try to print something, it says that the printer status is "Paused; Rejecting Jobs" I've installed the printer drivers, and ...
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Printing a pdf in various ways (evince GUI vs lp vs lpr, single sided vs duplex) gives different results, often parts of the page are missing

I recently bought a Canon PIXMA MG3650S but I have trouble getting it to print correctly. When I print pdf single sided from the command line with lp using fit to page (even though both the pdf and ...
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How to print from musicnotes.com on linux

musicnotes.com won't let me print because it says: "We don't support printing from this device or browser." I'm using chrome, so there isn't any difference between printing on linux or any other ...
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Printing plain text fitting into specified amount of pages

How to ask CUPS (or some other program that can supply data to CUPS) to print a given plain text file fitting the text on a specified amount of (say, A4) pages, letting the program to figure out the ...
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Are printer drivers still necessary? [closed]

When adding a new printer in CUPS, one can either use a driver for the specific printer model, or use "driverless printing". As far as I can understand, virtually every new printer now supports ...
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Method to layout graphics file and pdf file for printing

I'm working on a project to automate the creation of shipping labels, (Avery 8127) to be exact. I get a PNG of the USPS/UPS/FedEx shipping label, but the packing slip can vary between a PDF or a ...
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Printing does not work from my Raspberry Pi 4 and Cups 2.2.10

Anyone knows what could be the problem with Cups setup with my RPi 4 and laser printer? What could I do next? I want to be able to print from my laser printer from my phones, multiple computers and I ...
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How can I split command stdout into sections, one for each file?

When a Linux command gets multiple files as input. Is there any command/trick to split command's stdout into sections. One for each file? So, it becomes visually clear which lines belong to which file?...
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Print PDF from command-line (ExtraData PCL XL error)

I have a PDF file that's pretty simple. It's in A4 format, contains text but also graphics (some lines and a barcode). When I print this from Firefox or the Gnome document viewer, it prints just fine....
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Page not printed by Laserjet 5L / 6L until next page is sent (USB parallel port)

I have a Laserjet 5L (and 6L) connected to a Debian machine. It's detected correctly, but strangely, a page sent to the printer is not actually printed until the next page is sent. Same result by ...
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Slow printing with HP Color LaserJet M254nw

The problem occurs on all major distributions, tested on Fedora, Ubuntu and Arch. I am owning a HP Color LaserJet M254nw, which is set up using HPLIP. Unfortunately printing, especially visible ...
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Network printer found, but not printing

I'm using Manjaro 19.0.2 and want to print on a Canon TS5100 series network printer. I installed manjaro-printer and the printer showed up in the print dialogue without any further setup required. But ...
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Brother MFC-7420 not working on Linux Mint, syslog: unhandled action 'bind' -> kernel: usblp0: removed

I try to print on my brother MFC-7420 from Linux Mint, with the driver installed via Brothers 'Driver Install Tool' following the instructions from https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Drucker/Brother/ ...
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Why does my job get stuck in queue forever : 'Processing - “The printer is in use.”'?

Why does my job get stuck in queue forever while the previous job got printed successfully ? CUPS says 'Processing - "The printer is in use."' Here are a little more details : $ ping -c3 ...
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How to print images two-sided using `lpr`?

I have several photos, which I wish to print on a single piece of paper. I have already tried: Using convert to combine all images per side. However, now I need to print them two-sided. Using ...
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Getting message “Printing completed” but nothing is actually printed… randomly

I have a shared over the network printer connected via USB to a Windows box. I am printing from my Linux laptop with Pop_OS 19.10 but sometimes it will say that the print Job is complete but actually ...
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How to print a 2 pages in portrait mode on single page which is also in portrait mode

I have a PDF of the size w=105mm and h=297mm (ie A4 split vertically) Now I wanted to print this PDF to generate another PDF which will have two pages from original PDF placed vertically side-by-side ...
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how do I cancel print jobs for a specific month on unix

how do I cancel print jobs for a specific month on unix such as sudo cancel -e printernames month This is the print queue text I want to process EpsonP_URSB-4125 admingou priority 0 ...
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Gimp snap won't print preview

I've installed Gimp 2.10.14 through snap on PopOS 19.10 and when I want to check the preview of the document that I want to print It won't show anything. If I run Gimp from a terminal with snap run ...
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How can I make the printer not turn the sheet if I print a single page?

OS: Arch Linux uname -r: 5.5.4-arch1-1 pacman -Q hplip: hplip 1:3.19.12-1 I usually leave the setting for printing double-sided on "Long Edge" or whatever exactly it is called in English. Printing a ...
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How do I disable banners for remote jobs with cups-lpd under systemd?

I'm familiar with how to disable the banners on a system running xinetd (server_args = -o job-sheets=none in /etc/xinetd.d/cups-lpd). I've located the cups-lpd@.service file, which would appear to ...
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Processing CUPS spooler data file

We are doing image processing of CUPS data file. So we are capturing data files of particular print queue. But we are not able to capture number of copies information in print job. We tried to ...
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20% of the PDF sent on my printer with Debian alter the colors. Almost all are reversed leading to a black page and all the cartridge ink consumed

On Debian 10, I encounter a trouble when printing any PDF on my printer. Whatever I use the default visualization tool to open them or LibreOffice that allows to print them too, the printer ...
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Releasing job in CUPS administration does not work

In the CUPS administration interface on localhost:631 for a local USB printer, clicking on "Release job" button claims that the job is released, but when going back to the list of tasks, the job is ...
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Why is my PostScript print quality so poor?

My wife and I downloaded PDF museum passes and printed them on the same PostScript laser printer. To my surprise, hers looked much better! On the left is the printout from her Mac, and on the right ...
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Select internet connection for printing

In my office there's a network printer that I can access only using the wired ethernet connection. To navigate the internet, however, I need to use a wireless connection, so basically I have both the ...
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Colors wrong on Canon TS6020 printer in Linux Mint

I am a 75 great grandmother that just installed Linux Mint in her old lap top. I refused to continue with the almost daily up`dates and crashes. Everything is going well except I cannot get my Canon ...
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Using two printers with different paper formats in parallel

I use one ordinary ink jet printer with A4 paper size and one thermo label printer with 4x6 inch paper format. I configured those standard paper format in each printer device's settings. Nevertheless, ...
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Duplex printing does not work for letter-sized documents printed on A4 paper

I am trying to print on a network P-4026iw printer running CUPS 2.2.10, and I only have A4-sized paper. When I try to print a letter-sized document, it prints one-sided. In the sense that, if the ...
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How can I use printer-specific paper sizes in Libre Office Writer?

I am printing to 4.0x2.5" paper. My printer knows how wide the paper is. My printer driver is configured in CUPS to default to 4.0x2.5" paper. In evince and okular and various other tools when I ...
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jobs don't print after lpmove

I ran this command to move a job stuck in queue of printerA (this printer is broken) to identical model printerB: sudo lpmove printerA-112143 printerB but now this job remains stuck in printerB ...
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Why doesn't cups-pdf save PDFs to the Out destination? How can I debug cups & cups-pdf for this?

On CentOS 7 (or more exact Oracle Linux Server 7.6) I have installed cups and cups-pdf. Via the web interface I added the Virtual PDF Printer as the default printer. Then I set the destination for the ...
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How to output specific columns separated by a special delimiter using cut

I have a file which contains several columns separated by special delimiter with multiple chracters like this: <xx>. A line will look like this: firststring<xx>11<xx>thirdstring/&...
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How to Print All Pages of a PDF using lp or lpr

I'm getting a strange behavior with the lp command on Mac OS Catalina. I have a 12-page PDF file and want to print all pages in the PDF. I'm hoping to print hundreds of PDFs using lp or lpr with a ...
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White borders, when printing from Zorin OS

I have an issue with Brother MFC-J6520DW. When I print (even setting borders to 0, etc) for some reason, it cuts some space from the sides. Just leaves blank space on paper. Everything is set to A4 ...
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CUPS printer class queuing only one print job at a time

I am running multiple dye sub printers as members of a CUPS printer class running on Raspbian. The purpose of this setup would be maximum print performance with multiple devices printing at the same ...
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Stop asking for admin/sudo password in print settings dialog

I am using Manjaro with Cinnamon, and whenever I go to "Print Settings" (about system-config-printer), I cannot do anything until I click unlock in the corner, which requires me to enter my password. ...
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Slow PDF CUPS printing - Fast from GUI - What conversion is taking place?

I have a PDF file that has been generated by dompdf. Under 2MB, Mainly Text, Minor vector graphic, Embedded font When printed using command line CUPS the printer takes a long time to process and ...
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The printers and settings in `.cups/lpoptions` are not read by `lpstat -a`

I set my printers/setting in ~/.cups/lpoptions as follows, and it was working well and I could select among different printers: Default RICOH fit-to-page=true Resolution=1200 sides=two-sided-long-...
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lp -o sides=two-sided-long-edge 1.pdf not working

Any reason why lp -o sides=two-sided-long-edge 1.pdf would only print one-sided ? I am expecting to see one page printed on both sides, instead I am getting two sheets of paper printed on one side....
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Printer can print test pages and images, but PDFs are stuck on “processing”

I have a network printer that is able to print test pages through system-config-printer as well as images such as PNG files. However, when I print PDFs, the job gets stuck on "Processing" in the print ...
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cups (cupsd) broke when I removed colord - how to print without colord?

Since a recent update, the cups daemon will not print anything anymore, silently queuing but not handling print jobs. When looking for the reason I have found lines like Oct 08 17:14:16 host dbus-...
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Debian: unable to install lsb package

I have an Epson ET-2600 printer at home. I tried configuring it using CUPS, but the printing is very slow and constantly in a very high quality (which results in a lot of ink being wasted). I tried to ...
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How to print the exact result of a command to a file

Context I have a file my-cmd: echo '<some data...>\\<some other data...>' Basically, I want to redirect the output of this command to a text file: ./my-cmd > file.txt Question My ...
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Authentication issue with CUPS and AirPrint

I configured a Raspberry Pi as an AirPrint server for an old Canon Printer, using CUPS and gutenprint. Printing a test page from the CUPS web interface works and the printer can be seen by iOS and ...

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