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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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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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Show connected printers in CUPS

Is there a way to list the available/connected printers in CUPS using the command line or better yet using the CUPS API ? I already tried lpstat -a but it only lists the installed printers and not ...
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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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No printer found when using MS Office 2007 under PlayOnLinux

I'm using 64-bit Linux Mint 18 (Cinnamon 3.0.7). I have PlayOnLinux installed with Microsoft Office 2007 32-bit, which worked flawlessly until now. I can neither print from both Word and Excel, nor ...
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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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get printer information

I'm looking for an API or command-line interface to access printer details in CUPS. lpstat -t gives information about the scheduler a list of devices for each printer printer names printer status ...
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What does spool mean for printing?

Mark wrote a comment for me I don't know offhand how to make cups not spool, that is, how to make the lpr command only exit after the printer driver has run. What does "spool" for printing mean? ...
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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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Print UTF-8 file with command line tools

I want to print a file using a command like cat filename > /dev/lp0 where the file contains characters like ùàç encoded in UTF-8. Is this is possible or do I need to use CUPS? I'm using an ...
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USB printer not appearing in lsusb on Ubuntu 16.04

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 on my PC, and am unable to get my printer to work. (My printer is a LaserJet Pro MFP M127fn, if that matters.) Hopefully the following is enough for someone to help me out. ...
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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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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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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 manufacturer-...
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CUPS stops printing right after a while

I've converted an automatic printing system from Windows with Acrobat Reader to Ubuntu with CUPS. This took about 10 minutes using CUPS, but now I'm getting a strange issue with incomplete prints ...
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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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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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Trying to reprint from Cups

Trying to reprint a job from localhost cups - can anyone help??? Samsung_SCX_3400_Series-105 Unknown Withheld 851k 1 completed at Mon Feb 16 12:15:44 2015
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Lp and lpr postscript printing behaviour

I recently created a wireless print server with cups and samba on raspbian. I'm able to print from every device on my home network but I noticed a strange behaviour: when I print a postscript file ...
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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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Gnome printing (Evince): Scale pdf up and center (get rid of page margin)

As you know, latex documents often have quite a substantial amount of page margin. I don't like that. The printing dialog offers the option to print the document scaled up (let's say 120%), but then ...
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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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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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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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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 Okular for example)? EDIT: In particular I would like to set duplex ...
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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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Can't Change CUPS password

I am running CrunchBang based on Debian 6. I can't do anything printer related. It is saying I am unauthenticated. I have tried: family@familydesktop:~$ sudo lppasswd -a family Enter password: Enter ...
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syntax_highlight <source_file> | lpr

Does anyone know of a simple way to produce the PostScript corresponding to a syntax-highlighted version of a source file that can be piped directly to a PostScript printer? As the wording of the ...
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CUPS and Gutenprint

Can anyone help shed light on the main differences between CUPS and Gutenprint? My initial investigation has left me confused almost as if they both depend on each other. They both call themselves ...
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Spooler-Less Printing on Linux

I'am trying to make my Canon Pixma MG3650 work on my GNU/Linux (Debian derived) Spooler-Less Printing is exactly what I am looking for openprinting guide for spooler-less printing (There are ...
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Ubuntu Linux - Slow printing with lp command

I asked here some months ago how to print and check results with lp command (CUPS) in Ubuntu. After few working around, I was able to print normal text files. I was able to print selecting some ...
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Landscape Printing in Linux

I'm having trouble printing in landscape mode in a Gentoo (AMD64) installation. The setup: CUPS-1.7.5 CUPS-Filters-1.0.54 ghostscript-gpl-9.14 proprietary brother drivers Printer: Brother DCP ...
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Connect printer to pc directly with an ethernet cable

I have a home network where ip addresses are assigned with DHCP. I want to connect an HP Color Laserjet 3600n to one of my pc's directly through an ethernet cable and not via my router. The PC has one ...
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Mixed-support printing?

I need to generate and print a document where most pages are printed over A4 labels (from the printer’s bypass tray) with some separator pages printed over plain A3 paper (from another tray). ...
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Canon MF743Cdw on Linux without drivers?

I hate printers. I have terrible luck with them. I just had a Brother HL-3180cdw die on me (right after the warranty expired, of course) in a way that will cost more to fix than the printer cost. That ...
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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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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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CUPS printing of pdf files

How can I tell the lpr command (cups) that my file is actually a pdf? lpr file.pdf won't print anything.
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Printing PDF using Perl

I've got a script that creates a PDF and sends it to remote print server running CUPS. Using Net::Printer, I set up the printer: my $print_server = "remote_print.server"; my $printer ...
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Changing the directory for print spool files in linux

The default location of print spool files is /var/spool/cups in Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to edit the cups-files.conf file which is located in /etc/cups/ directory, but I'm unable to change the directory ...
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How to setup CUPS to keep a log of how many pages I printed?

I have a Debian computer setup with CUPS. I need to record how many pages I'm printing, for work. Is there a way to set up CUPS to store a log each time I print, with the quantity of pages printed?
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Printer sharing using Fedora

I have to PC and netbook runs on fedora PC - Fedora 21 (Workstation) Netbook - Fedora LXDE Both of these computers are connected to the same network (PC wired and netbook wireless) My HP Deskjet ...
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Linux Mint duplex driver for Samsung M2070

I'm trying to print duplex on my Samsung M2070 Printer. I installed the driver from the Samsung website with the provided install.sh and then added the printer to the system in the Printers section of ...
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Debian detects printer family, but no double sided printing; colors are inaccurate

On Debian 9.8 I use a Canon PIXMA MG2555 printer. 1) A global driver for PIXMA MG2500 series printers has been installed automatically by GNOME. It seems that no more accurate driver exists, and I ...
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Copy machine refuses my pdf [closed]

I regularly need to convert pdf document in A4 format into US letter format. Following Convert pdf to a different page size (US Letter -> A4), I use pdfjam --outfile out.pdf --paper letter in.pdf ...
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Neomutt isn't passing the message location or contents with the print command

I use a print script that I call in my .neomutt/config with set print_command="/home/myself/.config/neomutt/print.sh" It has worked in the past but I haven't had ocassion to print email in a while ...
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HP LaserJet Pro MFP m26nw won't print as a network printer on Linux Mint 19

I can get it working over USB, but we really want this on the network. The printer is an HP LaserJet Pro MFP m26nw, the OS is Mint 19.1 64 bit Mate. After installing, the test page job changes to a ...
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Printing hardware information to a printer with color

So at my job I test laptops for functionality with a linux mint live usb. I've been looking for a way to get the hardware information and print it out. So far I have it about how I want it by using ...
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gnote: How to print a whole notebook

At present I'm working with Gnote. I know how to print a single note. Is there a way to print a whole notebook with several notes? Or is there a recommended notebook to achieve this? Any hint is ...
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CUPS - how to create users to control the access to CUPS printers?

I have set up my printer on CUPS ubuntu, and it can be use via ipp. I haven't config the users yet, but I heard that we can pass username and password via ipp url like this: http://username:password@...
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How can I print in greyscale in KDE Plasma applications?

When I print in Plasma applications, such as Gwenview, I can select Grayscale instead of Color (see screenshot below). However, this doesn't do anything; images are always printed in colour. In ...