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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Canon MX 920 prints color even though I specify grayscale

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and installed drivers for Canon MX 920 according to the instructions, Canon Drivers for Ubuntu and Linux Mint. I can print things from Ubuntu to the Canon but my problem is, ...
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Understanding Printing, Postcript file, pdf etc

I have 3 questions. Has .pdf files replaced PostScript for printing? In a normal printing environment, is PostScripts always used to print anything? How does printing actually work in terms of a ...
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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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How to force lp from CUPS to print in grayscale?

I want to print an image from a command line: lp -o scaling=//100// image.jpg How can I force it to be printed in grayscale?
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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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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 to a Windows 2016 Print Server

I have CUPS installed on a RHEL7 system, with client.conf ServerName attribute pointing to a Windows 2016 Server that is managed by the Print Team. After lots of troubleshooting, we've established ...
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CUPS: How to troubleshoot “No printers found” condition?

If I point my browser to http://localhost:631/admin and click on the Find New Printers button, the page that comes up reports No printers found. My (wired, wide-area) internet connection works fine (...
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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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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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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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Print local file on server printer using ssh

How can I print a file, stored on my local machine, on a printer I can print on via ssh lp -d?
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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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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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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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Intermittent “no route to host” error when printing [closed]

I have a networked printer with a fixed IP address. When I try to print to the printer, usually it works, but sometimes I get a "no route to host" error. Does this mean the printer is resetting ...
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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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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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Libreoffice printer list adds entities that don't work. How to suppress?

I have various printers available via CUPS which everything, including LibreOffice, has available in the printing menu. These have useful queue and display names, defined locally, such as ...
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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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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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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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Ancient printer driver not working with CUPS

I have an old Lexmark 1100 printer (parallel port LPT1) that is currently working flawlessly on Windows 98. I've tried to make it work on Debian LXDE (fresh new install), live Debian Xfce and live ...
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Retrieve Print history

i am trying to retrieve print history for feb 16th when i go into http://localhost:631 and cups/jobs I can see the print jobs but there is no option to reprint?
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Why did duplexing with lpr start giving me blank pages?

I have a system that generates PDFs in an assortment of layouts, then sends them to a printer. I've been doing this exactly the same way religiously¹ for 3 years. The process is scripted and the ...
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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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mixing `lp -o raw` with other options

The problem is that our printers have very bad printing quality by default, printing quality of pdfs can be improved by using lp -o raw. Is it generally possible to mix other options, especially -o ...
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How can I send raw files to a printer that has a postscript PPD?

When I try to send raw files (like PCL files) to my network printer, the CUPS queue gets screwed up and the printer becomes "disabled", even if I use commands like "lpr -l" or "lpr -o raw". I think ...
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How to debug cups and samba? LaserJet Professional P1102w not printing “filter failed”

Here is what I have tried to verify: smbtree: WORKGROUP2 \\DAN-PC \\DAN-PC\Users \\DAN-PC\print$ Printer Drivers \\DAN-PC\IPC$ ...
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HP Business Inkjet 1000 does not work on debian wheezy because of expired ink cardriges

HP Business Inkjet 1000 does not work on debian wheezy is ink cardriges are marked as expired, this is a non-feature since cardriges should not degrade on time. How can I fix that?
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SCO Unix run interactive script when sending a print job

I'm working with (read, "around") a proprietary ERP system on top of SCO Unix. It has several "query at print time" reports where you can assign a printer to send your job to. You usually input ...
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Do any “All In One” Printer/Scanners work on Linux?

Mod note: The entire network is pretty against shopping recommendation questions; there was an attempt to edit this one to avoid it, but it seems to have failed. The goal is "how do I decide which ...
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How do I debug “backend” printer errors?

I have had serious problems trying to print to an HP network printer using CUPS and hplip. The printer gets spontaneously disabled after printing something, then I have to turn off both the computer ...
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hp-setup can't find printer connected with USB

I'm having trouble with my HP LaserJet P1102 on an Arch Linux 4.19.2 system. lsusb shows that the printer is connected: Bus 002 Device 005: ID 03f0:002a HP, Inc LaserJet P1102 In journalctl, I see ...
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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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Mark copy id on PDF printout

I have invoices being sent to our system as PDF files. From there I have a script that periodically checks directory for files and prints them to CUPS attached network printers (HP LJ 400) via ipp. ...
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Can't remove files in the printer spool

I can't remove files in the printer spool for some reason: $ sudo ls /var/spool/cups lists a bunch of files like 'c00083' etc. $ sudo rm /var/spool/cups/* rm: cannot remove '/var/spool/cups/*': No ...
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Canon LBP6000 USB printer doesn't print out

We have problems in installing Canon LBP6000 printer driver for Linux (Debian Based) We install the driver and it appears in Drivers, however it doesnt print out. Additionally We have PID error in ...
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How can I print text files (or PCL) to my HP printer?

I can print PDF files to my HP printer which is using an HP ppd file, but it does not work if I send text files to it. I need to print a lot of envelopes doing a mail merge (in Vim) so the problem is ...
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How do I know what my IPP URI for my printer?

I have connected a networked HP laserjet printer and need to add it as a print queue using lpadmin which takes a URI parameter. However, I have seen different formats for the URI like: ipp://1.2.3....
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Printer not working on Xubuntu

Is it possible to install Samsung Xpress M2026W to work in Xubuntu 18.04? I was unable to find drivers. But I was wondering if it is possible to get it work in a way that as one wants to print, ...