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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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Need to enable CRLF on old line printer connected to RHEL

My old green-bar line printer needs a <CR> character along with the <LF> at the end of line to print correctly. Here's how I set it up, using a JetDirect box. # lpadmin -p lp2new -E -v ...
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How to: Change Default Scan Type

I have a printer that scans to .tif files by default. When I choose to scan as ocr .txt on the physical printer the file still scans as a .tif. There is no gui for this printer. [orca@orcacomputers /...
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Photo print - default settings

Everytime when I print a photo on linux (using eog), I had to modify on "Page Setup" tab, the paper size. By default it is set to "US Letter", but I need it to be A4. My question ...
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Could not start printer

When I am trying to print PDF document in Libra office I get this error message: Could not start printer. Please check your printer configuration. My printer is brother DCP-350C, i downloaded drive ...
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how to setup the boarder in scan-to-email for a HP scanner

I just bought a new HP Officejet 7740. I'm running debian buster and successfully setup the printer via hplip. I'm able to print and scan. However, I'm wondering about the following. I would like to ...
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Linux Printer - retry job on another printer

Suppose a printer is disconnected either by power failure or by network failure, When I give it this command lp -d printername my_file.txt the print job would be on hold, so lpstat -W "not-...
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Store USB print jobs on Debian

I have an industrial device that now prints via USB to a thermal printer. I need to replace the thermal printer with a Debian based single-board computer and to be able to store the print jobs as text ...
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Legacy vs modern printer for debian how to find out?

I want to purchase a printer with integrated scanner (ADF is a must). I'm currently running debian 10 and not much of an expert with regards to printing and scanning on linux. After consulting the ...
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CUPS printing with Xerox printer

New to CUPS administration (and linux printing overall) after inheriting it from someone who left my team. I'm trying to get it set up with a Xerox AltaLink C8055 printer on Ubuntu. I have installed ...
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Determine CUPS Print Job Name From Command Line

Does anyone know how to retrieve the document name(s) for jobs printed to a CUPS printer from the command line? So far, I have only been able to come up with: lpstat -l -W completed -o [printer name] ...
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Are prints to files logged somewhere?

So, I had a little accident the other day. I printed a file from a website to a PDF (using the Firefox print-to-file functionality). Unfortunately, I forgot to change the filename of the destination ...
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Print From Windows to CUPS

I want to centralize printing for my Windows workstations. I installed a server with CUPS (including the drivers) to handle the printers. The Windows workstations are using "Microsoft PS Class ...
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After upgrade to fios and G3100 router, wireless printer no longer connects

I'm running slackware64-current (current distro downloaded 9/1/19) and using a brother HL-L2395DW printer. And up until 7/28/20, my internet was verizon dsl using a westell 6100 modem/router. I used ...
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lp printing options to scale a image

I am trying to print from my Raspberry Pi 4B to my Canon Selphy 1300 Printer. This is the default print command I use lp -o raw -o media=postcard -d Canon_SELPHY_CP1300 printtest.jpg The image fits ...
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hplip/hpcups “libImageProcessor.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”

I have a Debian 10 system, and a HP OfficeJet Pro 8020 printer. Debian 10 does not include drivers for this model. HP provide manual upgrade instructions for 64-bit Debian... Debian version 6. Some ...
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Printer Error “Connecting to device”, Ricoh SP 213w

Using Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, I can view a Ricoh SP 213w wireless printer. If I view my "printers", then go to Properties, and press "Print Test Page", it prints the test page. However,...
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How to print blank page with lp or other tool?

I use lp tool in my shell script. I want to print blank page on my printer. How do I do that with lp or maybe other tool?
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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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