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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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How can I tell what formats a printer accepts?

If I am printing programmatically using cups.h, how do I find out what formats the printer will accept? For example, HP printers probably accept HPGL, but others may not. Some of the common possible ...
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What is the difference between cups-filters and foomatic-filters?

I tried googling the question What is the difference between cups-filters + foomatic-filters but I could not find anything helpful. The most descriptive result was from a mailing list but did not ...
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How do I trace why printing pdf from Ghostscript vs Evince is different?

I'm trying to get a better sense of how the "Print to File" option works on Linux Mint. Basically, when I open a PDF with Evince and print it to PDF, the output is different from the original, and ...
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Printing the screen (text-mode) to paper without drivers?

I am currently working on a machine that has entered Emergency Mode for CentOS 7.6. To give myself a hard copy of logs and messages that appear on the screen (which are not from a file), I will take ...
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Printing to smb with kerberos auth?

I want to set up a printer via samba client to a Windows printserver. I managed to do it specifying this connection string: smb://user:pass@printserver/printer Is there a way to do auth through ...
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how to update the firmware of an epson xp 211 printer in linux?

Since the epson utility are available for windows and mac, I was wondering how to update the firmware in Linux. Comment> Using a virtualized windows/mac machine would work?. I remembered , this was ...
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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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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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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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lpr ignores options specified by -o

When submitting a text file to a printer (HP Color LaserJet 4650) from a Debian 8/openbox system, the -p or -o prettyprint option is ignored. Printing the same file from a MacOS X system produces a ...
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Printing short latex snippets

Is there a way to quickly (render and) print short latex snippets like single equations? Something similar to echo "Some text" | lpr like make-latex-image "$\frac{some}{equation}$" | command-to-...
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Enter user authentication details for a printer?

I have a printer which is configured using the correct drivers. However, the printer requires user authentication (i.e. a username and password) to print. Where are authentication details usually ...
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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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Send print job to printer immediately without queueing, aka increase print performance

I have a ruby/rails web application, one action of which sends PDF files that have been generated by the app to a Xerox 4127 printer on the network. This is accomplished via shelling out and running ...
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Configuring networked printer to archive print jobs

Our existing infrastructure has a shared printer running on a windows machine. It may be upgraded to a real network tcp/ip based printer in the near future. How can I make it automatically keep a ...
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Mandriva 2007 Cannot setup printer

I tried to use a printer that is shared by a Windows PC. When I try to Mandrive Control Center > Hardware > Set up printer, the window opens but there is no content. Only a window. Seems that system-...
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How can I force cups to send only black and white to my monochrome printer

How can I force cups to send only black and white to my monochrome printer? By black here, I mean anything not white; that's to say, no grey scale. There are answers here about enforcing grey scale on ...
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Printed PDF says “invalidfont” and “OFFENDING COMMAND” when printing from Chrome

I have a OKI MC562dnw hooked up to my network and CUPS (2.1.3) installed on my laptop (Ubuntu 16.04.3) containing PostScript-drivers from OKI's site. Whenever I print a PDF-file from a website in ...
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How to send SGD commands to USB printer?

I am trying to use SGD commands on Zebra 420 USB printer. printf "! U1 getvar \"device.languages\"\r\n" | lpr -P myprinter -o raw I expect this will print current lang value, but getting empty ...
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Logging in or plugging in a USB device wakes up network printer

I just installed Arch Linux recently and have noticed some odd behavior with the network printer (a Samsung C1860FW model). I have CUPS connected to the printer with IPP and am using a PPD from ...
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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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Printing PDF with CUPS

We have two different Kyocera printers running for printing invoices. The invoices are PDF files that have been generated by wkhtmltopdf (previously dompdf with the same issues). Printing these ...
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Making a probably-not-supported printer wireless with CUPS?

I'm looking to make a printer of ours (a card printer with magnetic stripe module) wireless using a Raspbery Pi and CUPS. I'm thinking the printer isn't supported (it's a DataCard CP40 Plus printer, ...
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Cannot print pdf from applicaton, lp works fine

Running Linux Mint 17.3 and I have installed a RICOH MP C3003 printer using cups with drivers obtained from http://www.openprinting.org PDF. The speciality may be that I have to use locked print at my ...
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x2go printer sharing trouble

I have a got x2go server installed on Debian 8 by official manual: On server-side: sudo aptitude install x2goserver x2goserver-printing cups cups-x2go I login on server as user with x2goclient. I ...
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Sharp AR-5516 printer on Linux

I have a Sharp AR-5516 printer, which has no ppd file on openprinting.org. We tried to modify the AR-5220 and AR-5316 ppd files to work with our printer without success. My question: Is it ...
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lp & Epson WF: set quality of printing

I use Epson WF 7510 printer, and I can print in any quality I choose (draft/normal/best) using system tools (OS X). But I cannot change the quality of printing in command line: lp -o EPIJ_Qual=... has ...
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CUPS only prints blank pages

I have an apple laserwriter 16/600 printer. Everything worked fine in ubuntu 10.04. When I upgraded to 14.04, the printer started printing the correct number of pages but all blank, no toner on them....
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What exactly is the “Filter” option in CUPS' printers.conf?

I just stumbled over the Filter option that one can add to a <printer></printer> in CUPS' printers.conf. It is described in the docs https://www.cups.org/documentation.php/doc-1.7/ref-...
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How much printer memory is needed per page?

My office has an HP 4250 on the network, with 80 MB of memory. I'm running Mint 17, and I'm having a very hard time printing PDF files. To save paper, I usually like to print duplex, with the pages ...
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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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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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Print to a printer attached to the user's terminal in CentOS

I have a server with SCO Unix 505 in which we run an application in Foxbase. I've just installed CentOS 5.5 and made my Foxbase application work in Centos. The problem is that in SCO Unix foxbase ...
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Integrate custom LPD filter into CUPS

I've stood up a new print server and instead of using LPD we're trying to use CUPS. The old LPD server had custom filters written in C that need to be applied to the new CUPS server. The problem is ...
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Can't print pdf file with lpr

I am currently using Arch linux. I am trying to print a pdf file for the command line, it is easier that way as I need to print several range of pages. Just for testing I issue a command to print a ...
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Why doesn't cups detect my canon selphy USB printer

I recently upgraded my system to a fresh install of Linux Mint 16. I was hoping that would support my Canon Selphy CP770, since that is claimed to be supported by the new version of Gutenprint. ...
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CUPS denies access to printer

I've got a printer hooked up to my workstation (running PCLINUXOS2012) by USB. All was well until the last time I tried to apply updates to the packages - it went rather pear shaped - lots of upgrade ...
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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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Windows shared network printer keeps using rear tray as source

I am trying to set up network printing on my Linux Mint 15 (64 bit) system (dualboot with Windows 7). The printer is a Canon PIXMA MG5100 and is connected (via USB) to a computer running Windows XP. ...
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Enable remote printing options with cups-lpd

I am trying to print from SCO OpenServer remotely to a CUPS-LPD daemon running on a Red Hat Linux machine but it is dropping any print options from the print request. For example: lp -d remote-print-...
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Which GNOME themes are suitable for black and white printing?

I need to place some screenshots of GNOME applications, such as the file manager, in a book. The book will be printed in black and white, and, although shades of gray are okay, it is best that I avoid ...
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Printing failure at a network printer in linux

I added a network printer to my network by the RedHat Enterprise workstation 6 linux GUI. It seemed that the printer setting did find the network printer. However, whenever I tried to print, the job ...
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Any way for Unix to ignore lpoptions and let Java do it's job?

I'm using the javax.print API to print a Jasper Report on Debian Linux. For some reason the saved lpoptions (CUPS settings) always override settings chosen on the Java Print dialog. At this point the ...
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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 (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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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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Virtual PDF printer on the network

I have an application that only allows very rudimentary printer settings. In principle, only the IP of a network printer can be specified, which is then addressed via IPP (port 9100). Now I would ...
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Paper data backup on Linux?

Does there exist a tool like Paperback for Linux? PaperBack is a free application that allows you to back up your precious files on the ordinary paper in the form of the oversized bitmaps. If you ...
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Can I print on a Linux local printer using a remote windows driver?

I have 10 Raspberry Pi's (RPI) all of which have their own USB Zebra GK420d label printer. After installing CUPS to each of them I can print labels to their printer using EPL2 PPD but it is too slow, ...
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Print multiple documents and finish all of them with stapler using lp in linux?

I'm using this command to print multiple files with lp in linux but each document is being finished with stapler: lp -d printername -o "HPPaperSource=Tray3" -o "HPStaplerOptions=1StapleRightAngled" /...