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A printer is a peripheral which makes a persistent human readable representation of graphics or text on paper or similar physical media. Traditional printers are being used more for special purposes, like printing photographs or artwork, and are no longer a must-have peripheral; 3D printing has become an area of intense interest, allowing the creation of physical objects. An image scanner is a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image. Hand-held scanners, where the device is moved by hand, have evolved from text scanning "wands" to 3D scanners used for industrial design, reverse engineering, test and measurement, orthotics, gaming and other applications.

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A customer of mine was running windows 7 and using a UPS Thermal 2844 printer to print out ups shipping labels.  They upgraded their computer to windows 10 and after that the thermal printer goes through the motions of printing but nothing shows up on the paper.  They Deleted the printer driver and re-installed with the latest update but that didn't help.  What do we need to do to get it to print?
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Hi All,

Does anyone have any documentation or can possibly walk me through setting up the model for faxing on a Ricoh C3004 printer?  I am being tasked with this later today and have not been exposed to this.   Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

I do not know if this feature uses data through ethernet or requires an RJ9 cable for phone.  

Thanks in advance.
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Dear Experts.

My client uses HP Laserjet 4250 with his accounting software, which requires DOT4 USB driver.  I have been able to install this printer and print from other programs, however, I need to be able to add addtional driver for the accounting software to print.
I was able to do this once by downloading DOT4x64 USB universal driver from HP, and get it going.  However, I had to re-image the PC because of malware, and now the same file, Dot4x64.msi will not run.  I tried to run it on my PC, and it runs fine.  I disabled McAfee, and still cannot run.
My PC and his PC are both Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit machines.  Is there a way to force a driver without running Dot4x64.msi?  I do see the USB designated for Laserjet 4250 in the device manager, but cannot update the driver.

Please help.
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All of a sudden computers with windows 10 pro in the network are having all kinds of issues printing to our 4 Savin copiers.  I have tested out 2 old win 7 pro machines and everything is fine.  I assume it is a driver issue that needs to be updated.  Here is the question:  These printers were added to computers by ip address and then browsing for the correct driver on a network shared folder.  If I do find the right driver do I need to update all the machines indivudually or is there a way to do that on the Savin printer/copier side and then all of the computers will use the correct driver?
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I've researched heaps for this on line and although have found people who have had the same issue and have solved it with various suggestions nothing is working for me. I'm setting up a domain environment for a small company and we just started adding a few users when we came across this issue so its good that we are not impacting large numbers of users. I had 3 printers shared on my File server. I had group policy objects to map the printers based on the level they worked on in the company. I first noticed an issue when I joined the first user to the domain on the ground floor. I expected only one printer to be mapped however noticed 4, a duplicate of level 2 existed. Strange. I then looked further into it and found suggestions of windows 10 auto mapping. I switched off network discovery, in sharing centre, changed some settings in group policy but every time I delete the printers, they reappear as soon as you log back on. I removed the group policy mappings altogether, still there. I even deleted the printers on the print server! still they reappear. Pulling my hair out here!.

Any thoughts appreciated
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We changed our internet provider and I had to reinstall the printer m375 MFP.   I did a full install on the server and twice on one of the computers.   The printer and scanner install with no errors, but the scanner cannot communicate.   The error states it cannot communicate.  It states to change the IP address if the printer was reinstalled.  
The IP address for the new printer is correct and the printer prints correctly
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When a fax is received on an HP 300-400 MFP how do I set it to print and forward to an email address?   Currently, it only prints
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Hi Experts,

I'm looking to print several PDF files 4 in a page, like they would be one big file, how can I do it?

Thanks
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Quick issue.

Currently one of my clients has a printer in the CEO's office that everyone has the ability to print to.   The printer is not shared on the network so I am unsure how the printers are being added to the workstations, perhaps some clever people here that know how to manually map to it.

What is the best practice to only allow 2 people to access the printer?  

What I did was share the printer on the network, and removed everyone from the security tab under printer properties.   I then just added the 2 users that need it since they are on the domain.  My only worry is 1 user is a mac user and will the policy reach her mac machine allowing her to print?  I guess I need to test it out from another machine to ensure noone else can.   But I wanted thoughts if what I did was not 100% and perhaps there is a better recommendation.
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Print spooler issue:   Hello - we just recently upgraded our Windows 2012 file / print server to 2016 R2, and now are experiencing intermittent problems where the printers on the Windows 10 client machines go "offline".  This happens to all network printers that print through this 2016 print server.  If we stop and restart the print spooler on the CLIENT machine, it works fine....for a while, and then happens again.  Looking for ideas on what could be causing this.  Thanks!
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When printing an email from Outlook 2016 it starts OK but then the printed area becomes increasingly narrow until only a few characters are printed in the centre of the page.  It is showing 116 pages to when viewing from Print Preview.

Has anyone experienced this and has a fix?
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Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

          I am needing help printing out a large PDF file located at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040gi.pdf in a time-efficient manner.  The document is 108 pages.   Each time I attempt to send this document to the network printer at work,  the printer never actually receives it.  However, whenever I click on the printer icon at the bottom right of the screen, I see the message of spooling page 1, page 2, etc.  I went to different computers too and got the same result.   That said, I am wondering what I could do to speed up the process of the printer receiving the PDF document so I can print it.  

          Any shared tips and or suggestions regarding the resolution of this concern will be greatly appreciated.

          Thank you.

          George
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I picked up a couple of the new Linksys Business APs that allow VLAN Tagging and I am having fits getting the VLANS on the switch configured properly to get these APs to work. There are currently 3 VLANS on the switch:

1: Management, ports 1-28, port 1 goes to SonicWall
2: Guest, ports 29-34, port 29 goes to SonicWall
3: Printers, ports 35-44, port 35 goes to SonicWall

Each port on the SonicWall is a different network and does the rules between networks. It is also the DHCP for each network. So... what I was trying to do was put these APs on the Guest network and if I were to tag a specific SSID with VLAN 3 it would give the clients on that SSID access to printers.

So what D-Link told me to do was to tag port 35 and share it with the Guest VLAN. So when a client on that specific SSID (tagged with VLAN 3) came in to VLAN 2 it would immediately pass the packet to VLAN 3 and in turn give it access to printers.

When I did that the management VLAN could no longer avvess printer. What a mess. It seemed so simple. Any ideas on what I am missing?
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Hello all,
This is a strange one that I have never seen before.
A client of mine has a Kyocera FS-3140MFP that is on their network and is hard wired to the network.
There are four computers that are hard wired to the network.  All on the same LAN and all running Windows 10 Pro 1909
All of the computers are using the latest downloaded driver from Kyocera.
All of these computers can print to the Kyocera with no issues except for one computer.
When it prints it will print out the job completely and then the printer on the PC goes off line and that particular computer cannot print to this until the computer is rebooted.
All the while the other computers print out fine.
I have formatted the hard drive, reinstalled the OS and all required programs for daily functionality and it still does the same thing.
Not sure what to do next.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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We are having print spooler problems with our network users, when using shared printers from our print server.  It coincides with upgrading our print server from Server 2008 to 2012, and then to 2016 Server.  What is happening is all their shared printers on the clients go "offline".  We can temporarily fix the issue by restarting the spooler on the client's machine, then the printers go online and they work - for a while.  The issue repeats itself by the next day.  I've made sure to run all available updates on the server and reboot it several times, but that doesn't help.  Has anyone run into this issue?  The clients are Windows 10, by the way.

Thanks,
Damian
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hello Team

we have two print servers, we would like to remove one but transfer an important printer to the print that will continue running, the issue is that there are many computers on the network printing to the device on the print server that need to be removed. we would like to know the computers that would be affected so we can go back and reinstall the printer pointing to the new print server.


Thank you in advance.
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New Lenovo Thinkpad laptop with Win10 Pro v1909 connected WIRELESSLY to a home office peer network.

Laptop connected to a NAS and a Unix server with no difficulty, but couldn't connect to any printers. One printer is an HP LaserJet with a static IP address. The other is a is a shared HP USB connected inkjet printer.

Neither printer's installer could see the target printer. The LaserJet was neither pingable nor could I connect to its webserver with a browser.

An older Windows 7 laptop, also connected wirelessly, has no difficulty printing to either of the printers.

The laptop gets it's IP address via DHCP. It's on the same network as all the other devices on, hence its ability to connect to the NAS and the UNIX server.

It's been driving me nuts...then I wa finally able to connect it to the network with a wire. Presto...both printers installed as expected. Went back to a wireless connection and the printers were unreachable again, as expected.

Why? ALL network properties for both the wireless and ethernet adapters are exactly the same. Network and Sharing options all all the same on a Private network.

What am I missing?

Thanks
Mark
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I have a group of outsourced workers that work for me from India.  We are wanting them to be able to send PDF documents directly to a printer in our office in the US, but.... do not want to have them connecting to our office via a VPN or anything like that.

With that being said, I am wondering if it is possible to have them email the PDF to an email address that uses Outlook 2016 and setup a script or something that would run every 30 seconds or so looking for all new emails and automatically printing any attachments, then marking the email as read and moving to another folder?

If so, can I get assistance with the code/script or any software that would do this?  In pretty bad need as this was just added to my plate and they want it ready by Monday.
Any assistance is appreciated.  Operating System is Windows 10 Pro, 64 Bit
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I'm deploying Windows 10 Kiosk Mode - Microsoft Edge with "As a public browser" manually by using Windows Settings (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/deploy/microsoft-edge-kiosk-mode-deploy)

So that mean, Windows creates a normal local user is named "KioskUser0" by default and automatically login and start Microsoft Edge with defined websites.

It works fine with local printer (USB port) and problem happen with network printers. I don't know how to add network printer to this user (KioskUser0). I have been trying to Google without luck (these days).
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Hello All,

I have a user that is having a problem printing in Outlook.  When she tries the print button is grayed out and if she goes to printer options and tries to print from there it says "there was an error when printing started"  attachments work fine and she can also print to this printer from other programs with no problems.  Just a problem printing the body of the email to a specific printer.  Any thoughts?

Regards,

Rob
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Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            I am needing guidance in resolving a wireless printing issue with an HP ENVY Photo 6255 printer.   Basically, whenever I send a document to the printer, I get a message indicating the printer is offline.  That said, what can I do to get the printer back online so it will receive and print my documents?

             Any technical help directed toward this concern will be greatly appreciated.

             Thank you

             George
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I need a Wireless Label Printer, with WPS

Suggestions?

I am okay using a thermal printer, which requires me to buy rolls of thermal paper.

I need it Wireless and I need a WPS button..

Does this printer connect easily to my WiFi?
https://www.amazon.com/DYMO-LabelWriter-Wireless-Printer-1981698/dp/B071ZF297Q/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=wireless+label+printer+wps&qid=1578615844&s=office-products&sr=1-3


Thanks
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On a Canon imageRunner iR-ADV-C5560 III, I opened the "Communication settings" from the portal and found the "Default Subject" for the scan-to-email feature.

How can I also customize the default message/body for that same feature?

It was available on the former Xerox but can't find it on the newer Canon.

We customize it to set a body that users recognized easily differentiate legit from other fraudulent emails that we sometimes receive.
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Say, this inkjet printer, CANON MX884 Printer Copier Scanner, is giving an error message on the screen, ink cartridges need to be filed and thus won't scan. I know there's a work around but have forgotten what it is. We want to just scan to the computer. Please can you advise the simple steps, thanks.
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Migrate /Backup /Restore a printer from Source Computer to Destination Computer

I would like to have a a printer installed on one computer and the same printer will be installed on other computers. There is no Print Server.

I found this link that talks about that:

https://www.robvanderwoude.com/printtools.php

it also has printer commands on this link:
https://www.robvanderwoude.com/2kprintcontrol.php


Thank you
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Printers and Scanners

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A printer is a peripheral which makes a persistent human readable representation of graphics or text on paper or similar physical media. Traditional printers are being used more for special purposes, like printing photographs or artwork, and are no longer a must-have peripheral; 3D printing has become an area of intense interest, allowing the creation of physical objects. An image scanner is a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image. Hand-held scanners, where the device is moved by hand, have evolved from text scanning "wands" to 3D scanners used for industrial design, reverse engineering, test and measurement, orthotics, gaming and other applications.