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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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Seeking CUPS filter to convert gray to black

I get a lot of documents containing color for no good reason. I want them printed in solid black with no gray. I see some questions about this here along with some printer-specific suggestions, but ...
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Unable to print in Firefox on Debian

Here is what I have done on my env.: # Install the driver with the deb file sudo dpkg -i --force-all brscan4–0.4.10-1.amd64.deb # Verify that the driver was correctly installed dpkg -l | grep Brother #...
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Force pdfjam to fit a specific size in final output

My intentions is to make a full book cover (a wide page including the book’s back, the spine, and the front cover). To achieve this, I have three PDF files containing the front page (first-page.pdf A4 ...
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How to print text files using CUPS configurably

When I try to print a text file using CUPS, it comes out with a very small font and negligible margins: head -n 450 /usr/share/dict/words | tr '\n' " " > t /usr/lib/cups/filter/texttopdf ...
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How are printing jobs scheduled between users?

I was how printing jobs are scheduled when multiple users/computers share a remote printer? Is it first come first served, based on user specific priority, based on the time need to transfer data from ...
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How to get supply levels of a printer via command line (macOS)

I'm trying to get the supply levels of a printer via the command line. So far I was able to get some information with a lpoptions (marker-message property) command. The problem is that the status of ...
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A2 on four A4 pages? | Convert A4 PDF to "A2 on four A4" PDF?

Given e.g. pdf (in any size) how to enlarge it to A2 size and print on four A4 pages? (if possible it would be great if pdf having multiple pages we could split like this, so if there is pdf with ...
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print .mbox file with html content

I have to print an email for the district office. I use Evolution as Email program and I can save the emails in .mbox format. However when I save those email to a .mbox file and then do lp example....
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How to make 170mm:240mm PDF paper format visible on printed A4 sheet?

My PDF has a custom paper format of 170mm:240mm and is intended for print publishing in that size. At home, I can only print on A4 paper. How do I print the PDF in such a way that the content is ...
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Controlling print jobs using CUPS API

So I am using CUPS installed on a linux machine as a printer server in a local network. The problems is that, before directly sending the Print job to the network printer, I want to impelement the ...
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HP software, How to get rid of this annoying message: "No system tray detected on this system"

I want to know how to get rid of this annoying message: "No system tray detected on this system" after I start my PC every day. This happened since I installed HP printer and scanner drivers ...
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FS-1020MFP stopped "Filter failed"

I've already looked at everything about the "stopped Filter failed" problem, but all to no avail. So far the printer was printing fine from the computer and everything was fine until this ...
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Adding Wifi Printer to Live USB fails

I am not completely new to Linux and use Fedora as a daily driver, but the texlive issue for Fedora 35 is making me temporarily move to Manjaro Gnome edition as a dual install. However, no matter what ...
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what does lprm: Missing required attributes mean?

My ubuntu 20.04 is printing the same single page web page every few minutes. I can't see how to stop it. I tried: lprm - but after hanging for a while it returns lprm: Missing required attributes. ...
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VIM run hardcopy commands on file ALREADY OPENED by another VIM

I adopted printing solution from https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/20448/9689 : vim -c 'hardcopy > /path/to/saved.ps' -c 'quit' /path/to/file Problem is, when I have this file opened in VIM and I ...
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Is there no way to change a printer name without editing the conf file?

The only instructions I have seen for changing a CUPS printer name involve editing the /etc/cups/printers.conf file which you are not supposed to do. However, lpadmin apparently has no command for ...
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Pop!_OS 21.04: How to install file manager actions?

I would like to have more options within the file manager of pop!_os 21.04, especially printing directly (several documents) from the file manager, or directly creating a text file within the file ...
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When I want to print "A4" with cups via IPP via VirtualBox (Win8) via tea4cups, it looks as if it prints "letter"

My system: Debian 10 based Linux cups: 2.2.10-6+deb10u4 cups-tea4cups: 3.14~alpha0+svn3576-1 VirtualBox: Version 6.1.22_Debian r144080 VirtualBox guest: Windows 8 Microsoft Word in VirtualBox: 2019 ...
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How to do head cleaning of the printer?

I having Epson L130 printer. I know my printer model is old, but it is my old printer, I wanted to use it but it is kinda light and is missing some colours while printing, Head cleaning always solve ...
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Canon printer & scanner (MP190) install on linux mint 20.04

This question was solved earlier, but unfortunately the PPA used there no longer works on 20.04. Anyone have up to date information on how to bring a canon pixma MP190 printer to life on 64 bit linux ...
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Add page break to text file for printing

How do I add a page break to a text file for printing with lpr? What about if I want to send two files to lpr but have each on their own page as in: cat file1 file2 | lpr
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EPSON XP-6100: incorrect position of printout

On the first side the printout is about 2 mm too far to the right and 2 mm to high. On the next side it is about 4 mm too far to the right and 2 mm to high and so on. I created in LibreOffice small ...
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Simple Scan | Printers Not Appearing

I am using Simple Scan to scan a document. It has worked flawlessly in the past. I am getting set up in a new office. Printer shows up in Print Settings. I am able to print a test page here which ...
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No option for printing to PDF within Wine in NixOS

Most forum posts for other distros recommend installing a "cups-pdf" package to enable printing to PDF in non-standard applications like Wine. I can't find any such package or option in ...
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How to format text file from command line and print (font size and page size) using a2ps

I have a thermal printer (80mm Logic Controls LR2000E), connected via USB, to my Debian 11 machine. I want to use the printer to print a purchase order/quote, which I have in a text file. I need to be ...
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Where is OpenOffice getting automated printer definitions?

When I use OpenOffice on my ArchLinux system and try to print, it shows four different printer. However, there are actually only two printers. OpenOffice is automatically creating printer definitions ...
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CUPS: The printer is unreachable at this time

I have the following problem: I setup my printer EPSON stylus SX525WD via CUPS. To do so, I: Accessed the web interface at http://localhost:631/admin Clicked on "Add printer" Selected ...
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Printing a PDF to a file (like Evince does)

I need to make a PDF uneditable and a good way to accomplish that is to use the "Print to file" functionality in most PDF readers to generate another PDF. I suppose they work by converting ...
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How to center an image on a page with lp?

OS is Debian 10. I'm trying to print a batch of images with lp. So far so good. Scaling works great, for example. Right now I'm printing with: lp -d "$printer_name" -o ppi=100 -o position=...
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Printing to Impact Printer from Command Line

I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian and I bought an impact printer (Epson LX-350) that I plan on hooking up to the computer via USB cable once it arrives. My goal is to be able to have a script ...
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How can we use 'nc' command to print double sided

We can use nc 192.168.1.3 9100 < file.pdf to send a print job to a networked printer. However this prints everything single paged. I would like to print double sided. What are some solutions I ...
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"Document Settings" not remembered when printing from mousepad via cups

I am using mousepad as notepad/plaintext editor on Debian 10. I am printing via cups. When I print from mousepad, following dialog opens: When I click the checkbox "Enable text wrapping", ...
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Cups - libcups.so load failure in Debian unstable

I have a Star TSP700II thermal printer connected via USB. When I try to print a test page in CUPS web interface I get these 2 errors in CUPS log: E [23/Jul/2021:17:37:03 +0100] [Job 27] libcups.so ...
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Suddenly "Filter failed" message from cups

I was using a Kyocera TASKalfa 4052ci Printer over the Network without major issues but suddenly I can't print anymore, I get a "Filter Failed" message on the cups site. My error_log says: E ...
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How to reconcile lpstat -s output with lpr invocations

I have a question about lpstat on FreeBSD-12.2. Specifically, I cannot see the relationship between he output of lpstat and the printer name actually required by lpr. For example. I run lpstat -t ...
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Print text using black ink on HP Laserjet color printer

I have a HP LaserJet CP1025NW (color) printer installed on a Linux Mint 20.1 machine using HPLIP (required plugin installed, version 3.20.11). For some reason, whenever I try to print a document (e.g. ...
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Can modern printers be used without drivers?

I was thinking of buying Epson's ET-2720 printer-with-scanner, but I don't want to install any unfree software. I couldn't find the printer on openprinting.org. But I also see that CUPS is "...
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How verify cancelled print job in script

I need to verify that a print job has been cancelled, and to do this in a script. But lpstat's "completed-jobs" list appears to include those that have been cancelled. So it appears I cannot ...
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CUPS rejects username/password; what type of username/password is it expecting?

I cannot delete a printer using the CUPS system-config-printer utility. When I try to delete a printer it prompts for a username/password. However, when entering my username and password it says the ...
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What is the "Printing Administration Tool"?

I am trying to troubleshoot my CUPS printing system using system-config-printer. When I run the troubleshooting tool I get the following message: This message refers to a "printing ...
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hp-makeuri fails with "device not found"

I recently did a system update and it upgraded hplip to the latest version and it broke my printing. Before printing to my two networked printers worked fine, now it is broken and none of the cups-...
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Is it possible to prevent users to modify printer options in CUPS?

A small family setup... I have a color printer, and a Linux computer, with CUPS installed. I wan to allow the kids to print, but only in draft mode, and only in greyscale. With CUPS I prevented the ...
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Trouble printing to a Brother HL3170CDW printer on Linux

As the title says, I can't print to my Brother HL3170CDW printer. I'm on Artix Linux (runit version) and have the drivers installed from the AUR. system-config-printer detects the printer, and I'm ...
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How can I make my printer actually print, not just accept print jobs and delete them from queue?

I installed a mint Raspberry Pi 4 with Raspbian and wanted to connect my Brother HL-2240D printer to it. I used the Driver Installation tool provided on https://support.brother.com/g/b/downloadlist....
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Fix HP printer software after upgrade (on Arch Linux)

I am trying to run HP's printer software which was upgraded recently and broke all my printing. I run a constantly upgraded Arch (which is 5.10.14 as of Feb 28, 2021). Apparently they use Qt now so it ...
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HP Color Laserjet 2600n - "Printer is not responding"

I've been trying to install an HP Color Laserjet 2600n printer for use over a network connection from my Linux desktop, but I can't get it working and I'm not sure what else to try. I am using ...
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Forward data from unix socket to cups printer

I'd like to print out of a VM (KVM/QEMU via virt-manager). For the VM to host connection there is an emulated parallel port in the VM that should be connected to a Unix Socket. I tried to create a ...
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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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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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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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