Questions tagged [printing]

Printing is the act of transferring data from a computer to another medium. The most common act is transferring data from a computer to paper.

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Raspberry Pi can't print to wireless printer

I can print to my wireless printer from my laptop just fine, but I'm having trouble getting it to work from my Raspberry Pi. I found some instructions that said to install cups-client, then edit the ...
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How to automatically add any plugged-in USB-Printer to cups and share it to the network?

I'm working on a Raspberry-Pi Project: A universal easy to use print server. The goal is to plugin any USB-Printer and broadcast it to the local network. Now, how can I add this printer automatically ...
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ESC/POS Printer not detected by Raspberry Pi

I try to connect a POS printer with my Raspberry PI 3B. In my opinion, the printer should appear under /dev/usb/lp* or /dev/ttyUSB* or /dev/ttyACM* after connecting. At the moment I can't find the ...
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Raspberry Pi Connected to a Pixma IP2770 printer not actually printing

I successfully installed the Cups, follow the steps in the tutorial in the internet with out any problem Then when it supposed to print a document the power of the printer blink ( meaning the ...
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problem installing canonTS9020 on Pi3-b+

I'm new to the rasberryPi / linux scene and need suggestions. After running the command below & launching cups 2.2.1 I can see a list of printers after pressing the "add printer" button as shown ...
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AirPrinting to Wireless Print Server on the Raspberry Pi Zero W

I've setup my RPi Zero W as a Wireless Print Server (with cups, samba packages) for an old HP LaserJet and it works great. Prints from my Windows laptop are nearly instantaneous. I then installed ...
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3D printer corrupts Pi when shutdown

I have my rPi hooked up to my printer via USB connection and powered by a power adapter as supplied with the kit from amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07BD3WHCK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?...
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Raspberry Pi as bluetooth printer

I have a project where i need to setup the to appear to other devices as a Bluetooth printer. The reason is i have a portable device the prints only through bluetooth, it searches for available ...
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How to access a Windows shared USB printer from Raspbian

I have a desktop box with Windows 8.1 with a Brother MFC-2740DW printer. I can access that print from mu laptop with Windows 10 without any problem. Now, I want to be able to do the same with my ...
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Share Ethernet printer on Wi-Fi

I have an old printer with only Ethernet and USB, no Wi-Fi connection. I therefore want to know if I can use my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ for that purpose, so that the printer is shown up as a network printer....
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Choosing a distribution and packages for a print server [closed]

I'm helping out someone who's not very tech-savvy replace an older desktop computer, whose only current use is as an SMB print server, with a Raspberry Pi 2B. I've never worked witha Pi before, but I'...
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sharing printer and cd-rom via local network

I have to share cd-rom and printer to network which contains windows and linux machines. For this solve I have got: a rpi 3 b+, hp deskjet 2520hc printer and cd-rom reader/writer (transcend).
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RPI raw write to usb device (printer upgrade)

Is there a way to write directly to EP of USB printer connected to Raspberry Pi 3? When I try to write to usb directly i get write error: Invalid argument: echo 1 > /dev/bus/usb/001/004 -su: echo:...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W + Adafruit Thermal Printer Only printing limited number of characters

I'm trying to set up an Adafruit Thermal printer Mode: CSN-A2-T with a Raspberry Pi Zero W that is running Raspbian GNU/Linux 9.4 (which I believe is Raspbian Jessie). I need to be able to print ...
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Install EPSON TM-T88V printer with CUPS in Raspberry pi 3

I am trying to install the EPSON TM-T88V printer with CUPS in Raspberry pi 3, but I can not make prints, the status of the printer says "inactive". I tried the PPD file "tm-ba-thermal-rastertotmt.ppd" ...
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Unexpected data over /dev/serial0

I'm using a Raspberry Pi B+ to connect to the Adafruit Mini Thermal Receipt Printer using a slightly modified version of their provided python library. I've been able to connect to the printer and ...
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Thermal Printing Setup (Raspberry Pi 3 Paspbian Stretch)

I am using an Adafruit Thermal Printer TTL, if not Tiny, then Mini. I have tried following this tutorial and other tutorials like this one. As for the first tutorial, I am not sure if I should still ...
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CUPS Printing with Brother MFCJ430W

So I'm having trouble getting my printer to work, I installed CUPS and it seems to be working correctly. I downloaded and installed the drivers for the printer from the Brother website from here: http:...
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How to solve Rpi3 usb problem while printing?

I am printing from an rpi3 using nginx+php7.1+cups, connected to a canon printer, which downloads pdf files through https requests. From the rpi3, i issue the following command when something needs to ...
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How do I set up a Pi as a print server for a Canon LBP7010C? [closed]

I would like to have a Raspberry Pi to act as a print server in order to share a USB printer on my home network. The printer is a Canon iSenSYS LBP7010C (colour laserjet), drivers I am told are ...
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Why does my pi using Cups print test pages fine, but nothing else?

I installed cups onto my pi fairly smoothly, printed the test page on cups, all good. Locate the printer (HP deskjet 960c) which is located inside the RASPBERRYPI network folder, all connects fine, ...
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How to access CUPS web page config from another device in the network?

I've wanted to config CUPS for my printer, but because I'm running a command-only version of Raspbian, I don't have access to the browser on this device. I've followed the CUPS installation and ...
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Autostart Chromium cloud print service on startup

I am using my Raspberry Pi to set up a print station in a remote location, and I am using Google Cloud Print to send prints from my home. Everything works fine when I am booted to desktop on RPi, but ...
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RaspPi and DYMO LabelWriter, CUPS driver, landscape orientation

Did anybody win the struggle to install a DYMO LabelWriter 450 on RaspBian successful (presumably using apache2 and CUPS for external configuration) ? And did anybody print landscape orientated ...
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printing speed, CUPS, Epson TM-T88IV, PI 3

I need to setup a RasPi for some hardware things in a p.o.s. environment, like scanners, scale and printers (3 printers). So I took a brand new RasPi, did a complete new installation with apache2, ...
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Epson PictureMate 100 not printing on Raspberry Pi 3

I am attempting to get an Epson PictureMate 100 working with a Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspian (Jessie). According to Open Printing the PictureMate should work perfectly with Gutenprint 5.2.7. I chose ...
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Problem with lp command on raspberry pi 3

I have a problem with my hp laserjet p1005 printer on Raspberry pi 3. Actually, for some pdf documents, the lp command doesn't print the document correctly . The printed page is weird (the first ...
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CUPS authentication issue when printing to thermal printer connected to Pi

I have this Adafruit Mini Thermal printer connected to a Pi running Raspbian Jesse. I have CUPS installed on the Pi and can print directly to the printer without any issues. But when I try to print ...
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poster/inforgaphic explaining what a rasberry pi is

I am looking for a downloadable poster that can be printed on A4 that explains, in an exciting and engaging way, what a Raspberry Pi is and what its potential is. It is for a place where computers in ...
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RPI 3B and Tiny Thermal Printer - Unable to use python library

I'm having trouble hooking up my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B to my Adafruit Tiny Thermal Printer (nb: not the mini thermal printer - this is the one with a mini-USB port built in). I've got it connected ...
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Printing problem

I am a noob on the Pi system. I have installed CUPS on my Pi3. I run CUPS and added a network printer (HP Laserjet 1320). I can send a test print from CUPS to the printer and all is good. The ...
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Installing Epson TM-U220 on Raspbian Jessie with Pixel

I'm using Raspbian Jessie with PIXEl version March 2017, 2017-03-02, kernel 4.4. I'm already installing CUPS and trying some methods. The methods that I already try and still did not work : ...
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Terminal output to printer and not to monitor

Suppose I don't want to use monitors with my Raspberry Pi. All terminal output should be printed on paper, and all the user inputs should be printed on paper. Something like a typewriter, but one that ...
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How to power Raspberry Pi Zero and other stuff not separately [closed]

Here is the thing, I want to give the 2A and 5V power to my Raspberry Pi Zero and also I have a thermal printer that runs under 2A and 5V. How could I power those two elements without using two ...
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If I connect my USB printer to my Raspberry Pi and share it with Samba do I still need a driver for the Pi?

I do not have the right drivers for my Raspberry Pi. That said, if i connect my Pi to my printer and share it with Samba, will I still need a driver to print via the wireless network? As per this ...
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Can I use r/pi to bridge two networks and provide access to a printer on one of them?

I'd like to provide access to a network printer on network A to users on network B. I'm only interested in forwarding print jobs to the printer from network B to network A (not the other way around). ...
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Print to usb Printer (ql700) from python code

I am somehow new to python coding, I am writing a program that creates barcodes and then prints them to a thermal Label Printer, I currently own a Brother QL700, drivers and all working. The printer ...
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Thermal printer does not react

I'm (now for some weeks) trying to get a thermal printer (ttl) to work without success. I've done every step exactly like said in this tutorial but the printer does nothing. Since I don't know how to ...
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Thermal printer with Raspberry Pi 2 outputs only Chinese chars

Following thermal printer + raspi2 tutorial for printing images (https://learn.adafruit.com/networked-thermal-printer-using-cups-and-raspberry-pi/connect-and-configure-printer), I've already connected ...
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Connect TTL thermal printer to RaspberryPi2

I'm not fan of asking in forums before having tested all possibilities... Here is my problem: I've purchased a TTL mini thermal printer. I connected to launch a print test, and the printer LED ...
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Can't get Brother HL-L2300D printer to print from Raspberry Pi

I've been trying to setup my HL-L2300D printer. I downloaded the driver from Brother, hooked up the printer via USB, and everything looks like it should work. However, it doesn't print. Here is the ...
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Printing with HP Envy 4500

HP Envy 4500 is a printer that should be supported by the hplip driver. I have a RPi box on a remote site, with the printer connected to the USB port of the box. I also have a top-of-the-bleeding-...
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Can Raspberry Pi 2 connect to a printer directly via ethernet?

Can a Raspberry Pi 2 use its ethernet port to connect directly to a printer's ethernet port so it can function as a print server? The Raspberry Pi 2 would have a WiFi dongle. How can this be ...
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Is it possible and reasonable to use a i386 rpm driver on Raspbian?

I have a Dell Color Laser 1320c (or Fuji Xerox C525 A; their drivers seem to be compatible) and want to use it in a CUPS server on a Raspberry Pi. Unfortunately, I can only find a i386 driver as a rpm ...
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CUPS doesn't work

As the title says I'm having problems with CUPS on my RPi when printing things to paper. The way I have tried is by running lp /home/pi/Desktop/python/car.py with the default printer already set. ...
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Raspberry Pi CUPS printing canon MG5660 not actually printing

I have an up to date raspberry Pi connected over wifi, and a Canon MG5660 connected over wifi. I have installed CUPS on the Pi. The web interface for CUPS detected the network printer and went all ...
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How to install cups-driver-gutenprint?

I am trying to install cups and gutenprint on my Raspberry Pi (VERSION="8 (jessie)"; all updated/upgraded). When installing cups-driver-gutenprint (with apt-get install cups-driver-gutenprint) it ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 and thermal printer

I try to print some text with python and a thermal receipt printer by a Raspberry Pi 2 model B. I use the library developped by Adafruit and the printer sold by Adafruit too. But it fails. The only ...
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Install network printer to Pinet on Ubuntu

We're having two issues: 1) We are having a problem installing printer drivers to a Pinet installation on a Ubuntu 15.04 virtual machine. The printer is a Xerox Fujitsu DocuCentre-V C3373 There is a ...
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Sending image to a Bluetooth thermal printer using python

I am currently attempting a project which involves one of my companies existing thermal printers (Star Micronics SM-T300i) and a raspberry pi board. I am attempting to communicate with it via ...