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Old 01-13-2021, 12:36 PM   #1
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Printing: HP M479fdw prints extra page reading "PDF"


Using an M479fdw with Debian desktop and laptop machines. It's worked fine for a while, but recently began spitting out an extra blank page at the end of each job. The blank page says "PDF" at the top, but no other text or image is printed.

CUPS printers.conf entry: "HP Color LaserJet Pro M478f-9f, driverless, cups-filters 1.28.5".

Thanks for any advice.
 
Old 01-14-2021, 08:50 PM   #2
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My first guess is that the document has a blank line that runs over to the extra page. If it happened to me, for testing purposes I would create a one-line file in a text editor and print it to see whether the extra page happens with a document of known length.

A couple of additional questions come to mind:

Does the "PDF" appear to be some sort of header or is it in the primary text area of the page?

Does the "PDF" appear on any of the other pages in the same document in the same position?

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My first guess is that the document has a blank line that runs over to the extra page. If it happened to me, for testing purposes I would create a one-line file in a text editor and print it to see whether the extra page happens with a document of known length.

A couple of additional questions come to mind:

Does the "PDF" appear to be some sort of header or is it in the primary text area of the page?

Does the "PDF" appear on any of the other pages in the same document in the same position?
Thanks for the suggestion. It's definitely NOT the first idea - the extra page happens at the end of every document, no matter the length. It is always in the same, generic font (my guess is Times 12 or so), and always in the same spot. And the "PDF" only appears there, not on any other pages.
 
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Just in case this thread is of interest....
https://askubuntu.com/questions/1200...very-print-job
 
  


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