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Unknow jobs being printed out

I am trying to figure out where a print job seams to be coming from.  Ever so often there is what looks like a wagner ad gets printed to one of my printers.  I have a windows 2003 server with printer manager plus on it so I can monitor print jobs and abuse of printing.  But it shows nothing.  That leads me to think who ever is printing it is sending it right to the printer thus avoiding my software.  We have some macs in our school.  But I can Amgen its coming from a mac as this print out has been going on all day it started at 6:30 am today.  So no students would be in my school at that time.  How do I go about finding out where this is coming from?  We finally turned off the printer because it was wasting paper.  
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Do you have any fax software running anywhere that would be set to print to this printer?  It almost sounds like fax spam.

No Fax software installed any where on the network that I know of.  I think I willl change the IP that's any easy fix.  some one though it may be on  the teachers at my school may have a web browser open that is printing on it's own like a pop up or something.  

If the printing is pretty consistent as per time or day, you could capture traffic with something like wireshark and get an idea of what IP is generating the print job.
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