Printers and Scanners





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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All end users (from 5 different companies/locations) in our domain login to the same application server.  Each company will have an accounts payable clerk who has 2 printers sitting at his/her workstation.  One is a "check" printer, the other is a "reports" printer.

Our software vendor's software works best when these printers are networked (assigned a Static IP address) instead of plugging into the clerk's computer via a USB cable.  I usually install these printers on the local machine with the Static IP address and have a naming convention as follows:
When prompted to "Share this Printer", I answer "No."  When prompted to "List in the Directory", I answer "No."  So, at this point the clerk at LOC_A has 2 printers listed in the "Printers and Devices" folder - LOC_A_CHECKS and LOC_A_REPORTS.  This is repeated at every location.

Again, our software vendor's software prints best when the same printer(s) for LOC_A are added to the Server's Printers and Device" list.  To insure I'm installing the same driver on the Server as is installed on the local machine, I add the Printer to the Server by IP address.  The Server then queries the printer and successfully adds the printer.  During this installation process, I'm given the opportunity to change the Printer Name.  I always use the same printer name as was used on the local …
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I am trying push a set of printers out via GPO and have 1 of the printer in the set be the default printer for the users. I am going through "user configuration", "Preferences", and "printers". Problem is the preferences are not being applied. When I check RSOP i do not see any settings from "preferences". GPResults does not show any GPO "preferences" either
I operate a Starbucks.  We recently updated our register system; and received an Epson TM T88V sticky label printer.  Because we didn't have the correct sticky rolls we had to open without the use of the printer.  The rolls arrived today; so I loaded a roll to test the size, etc. The printer is backlogged with orders from 8/15 to current time.  How do I clear the data that is stored?

I have an issue where a windows 10 PC has suddenly stopped printing, whenever I send a job to the printer its sits in the queue and eventually disappears. The printer is a network device which is having no issues communicating with the PC and I have even tried reinstalling the device and connecting via USB however the same issue occurs. I am thinking it may be a system issue but would appreciate any tips to get the issue resolved.
zebra 140xi4 was printing continously garbage characters so i so i did  "View and Modify Printer Settings -->  restore default configuration"  from printers web page and now the printer is continuosly printing blank pages.
             why is this happening and how do i stop it.
Getting a new pc - win 10 comparable ?
We had this problem start suddenly 3 - 4 months ago and still can't track it down.  We have Sharp MFD's:  models, MX-3100N, MX-M453N, MX-4111N, which all intermittently, not often, give the user a "Network Error CE-00" error when scanning a document to a network share location.  They can wait a variable amount of time, try again, and it works perfectly.  This is using SMB.  
   We've tried updating the firmware and using the IP address, rather than the DNS name in the scanning configuration, with no success yet.  
   We understand that it is a network connectivity issue in some fashion but still can't track it down.  This is on multiple devices, so doesn't seem to be a hardware problem.  There weren't any other changes during that time period when it started happening.  Thanks for any thoughts on this!
I'm totally fed up with the dire customer service from HP having had 4 printers replaced in 6 years and even with their extended warranty service, they lose details of my records and claim I have no warranty etc before apologising.  I could go on an on.

What new models of multi functional printers do users here recommend for around the £200 to £300 mark.  I need fast scanning via the auto document feeder and reasonable printing costs (not HP original costs).

No entries in my Windows 7 devices and printers window
My client have a HP printer with e-print that can print from anywhere away from the printer outside of network.
Can this work on Toshiba e 2008A?
He send document to printer thru e- mail and printer starts print from different location.
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I am trying to print from a Windows 7 Virtual Machine to my Windows 7 Professional Desktop.  I remote in to this VM and have installed the print driver on this VM and the printer shows up when I remote in.  When I print a document to this printer it shows up in the print queue of both the vm and the local machine, but nothing ever prints out and there is never an error message.  I can print locally and the printer is connected via a usb 2.0 cable.  I have re-installed the printer on both machines.  Any suggestions?
We have a Windows 2008 Print Server with numerous printers installed on it, of various brands and models.

2 of these (both HP Colour Laserjet 3600DN) have started playing up at the same time. Any users who send a print to them will not get their printout, but will instead get a page with a PC XL Subsystem Kernel error ("Opendatasource"). The issue seems to have literally started overnight.

A print sent from the print server itself to either HP3600 will work fine. The same print sent from a user PC won't.

I've read up on this error extensively and can see that it's PCL related, with various suggestions of changing the drivers on the server. I have done this and tried various releases of driver, but nothing works. From what I can see there is no PS version of the driver. I have also tried completely removing the printers and re-adding them from scratch with the very latest drivers on release. Still no joy.

Changing the drivers used for Sharing (the X86/x64) ones makes no difference also. I've tried various permutations of other settings, such as not spooling and printing directly, changing the print processor setttings, and so on - nothing changes.

Does anyone have any ideas?
My OS is win 10 pro 64 bit and I had this Dymo printer for a long time, only using it iintermittently.   First it was the paper jam, which I managed to clear it, and now the print head does not print.  It just feeds paper out off the printer.  How does one fix this problem.  Thank u.
This is a recent occurrence (June/July 2017), several users within the same domain are experiencing significant latency when printing/accessing the printer dialogue to their local USB printer.  If it were only one computer, but it's occurring on five so far.  All computers are Windows 7 Pro.  It's most notable in Acrobat, but also receive a "connecting to printer" in Outlook.  The dialogue/options box does eventually appear.  The USB printers are easily manageable through Devices and Printers without issue. The printer is set default and when I switch the default to a network printer, the dialogue box pops right up, but stalls switching to the USB within the dialogue.  Print driver is current, hardware (both Dell & HP) is up-to-date, as is Windows.

Again this is new occurrence.  Anyone else run across this, and what was the fix?
I have a customer that just upgraded to Windows 10 - he has a Kyocera FS 4200 DN Printer - he can get one system to work with the printer but not the other two.  I have downloaded/installed just about every Windows 10 driver from Kyocera for that printer - PCL5/6 and another one with no luck.  It seems to install fine but when you go to use it, it gives an error.  I have also tried to manually add it using the IP address but that didn't work either - any thoughts?
Hi folks: My client has an HP Designjet T770 plotter that is experiencing random print quality issues. ie. a page may print with horizontal banding (light and dark sections), yet printing the same page a few hours or a day later works just fine. One other issue is that certain PDF files will print only the top six inches, then the print job will restart and print the top six inches only again ... this continues until the unit is power cycled off - you cannot cancel the print job from the print queue.

Client is using Windows 10 Professional, one system had the driver installed from Windows 10, another system had the driver downloaded from HP directly and installed - both systems experience the same printing issues.

Previously the client had been using Windows 7 Professional with no issues, but recently upgraded all systems.

HP tech support said that the product has reached end of life support and that HP will no longer provide any hardware or software support - then they hung up!

I suspect it may be a print head issue, but I would think that it wouldn't happen randomly ... ie. some jobs print fine, others not so much.

Any suggestions assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Regards, Dave Melnyk
I have a windows 2008 R2 print server which has about 100 printers on it. Its functioning properly however it throws a lot of this one event log error throughout the day. See screenshots of popup and event log error.

I happens a number of times throughout the day. I would guess its a bad print driver but cant figure out which one it is.
Do you know any way i can find out or maybe a tool that will help me analyze these errors?

event ID 1000Error popup
+ System 

  - Provider 

   [ Name]  Application Error 
  - EventID 1000 

   [ Qualifiers]  0 
   Level 2 
   Task 100 
   Keywords 0x80000000000000 
  - TimeCreated 

   [ SystemTime]  2017-08-08T21:47:02.000000000Z 
   EventRecordID 126537 
   Channel Application 
   Computer ********

- EventData 


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Hi Everyone!

I was able so successfully set-up a Sharp copier in one of our office. I also set-up network and scan to email via Office 365.

Though I am able to scan to email via SMTP configured to an office365 account, I can only scan 1 page (port 587). Scanning more than 2 pages gives an error of unable to connect. I've also check the size limit in office 365 admin and it is set to a max of 25mb. I highly doubt that 2 pages is more than 25mb.

Also, we no longer have any on premise exchange servers

Any assistance is very much appreciated
The recent Windows 10 "Creator" update does not allow any of our to scan from our HP Color 500 M575 copier to a shared folder on their local machines.

They were able to do this flawlessy before the update. I spoke to HP and they are clueless. Microsoft hasn't released a new update to address the issue.

Has anyone experienced this problem and have a solution?
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I was hoping someone would be able to help with a problem that I’m facing.
Just setup a new Windows 10 Home PC, they use RDP to connect to a Server running Server 2016 Standard and now whenever the user clicks print to the printers that have been setup locally (So re-directed on the server) it disconnects the RDP session immediately. This has happened on 2 windows 10 machines but appears to be fine on a machine running windows 7.
The printer that is locally setup is a Samsung printer which currently is using the "Remote Desktop Easy Print" driver. I’ve tried changing the driver to the actually Samsung driver and generic drivers always getting the same problem.
I've tried installing Remote Desktop Connection Manager to see if that would make a different but this also gets disconnected.

Any help would be appreciated
I am running a Windows Server 2012 R2 print server. Just recently (two days ago) my workstations, RDS Session hosts, etc have stopped successfully connecting to my print server by its name "printserv". I can connect successfully by IP address and by its FQDN, but not its NetBios name. If I reboot the print server my workstations, RDS Session Hosts, etc are able to connect to my print server via its NetBios name for a couple of hours and then all of a sudden they all begin to report that they can't connect to the server and of course my users are unable to connect to their respective printers.

What could cause the NetBios name to drop out like it is?
I am installing a new domain controller with a company who setup SBS2008 then SBS2011 and used the .local as there internal domain. I want to make their new domain internal or Exchange has already been pushed out to 365 so there is no mail to migrate. Basically it is users, computers, printers and network shares. The company has about 40 computers so I guess my question is it worth it. The owner loves the idea but not sure about how long it would take.

I am trying to delete some printers that are no longer in use from my laptop. The printers have been disconnected but when I right click the printer there in no ption to delete it. There is no "delete printer" button in the devices and printer window.

I am logged on to the device using my O365\azureAD account which is set as a local adminisrator on the laptop.

Can someone help me here?
We are scanning to a network drive from our Kyocera MFP 3051c. Upon setup everything works just fine. We are scanning to a shared folder (no password) to a windows 7 pro PC. We are working in a workgroup not in a domain. Everyone on the network is able to access the shared folder no problem. After a couple of hours the scanner loses connection with the network share however every PC on the network is still able to connect to that network share no problem.
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We used it to send scans on the server to shared folder. In the current month, the printer stopped sending documents, issuing an error 753.
Printer account can Create\Delete files in folder.
I checked Printer acc on PC. Its work fine.
Ping server with printer's ping tool is success.
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Printers and Scanners





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.