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Multiple instances of the same printer

  1. #1

    Posts : 17
    Windows 8

    Multiple instances of the same printer

    I have a Cannon printer connected to my network. Windows 8 found it and I'm printing wirelessly successfully.
    But I often switch between printing 1 page for paper sheet, and 2 pages per paper sheet. Instead of updating the preferences for my printer each time I need to print,
    I'd like to create a 2nd instance of my cannon printer. One instance I would name Cannon_1page the other Cannon_2page .
    Then I would print to the appropriate printer (instance) depending on my different preferences.
    Is this possible to set up?
    I want to do something similar to this question, but in Windows 8.
    Creating 2 instances of the same printer in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

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  2. #2

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    You can have a Network discovered and a printer that you install. But for what you are doing, just set up different preferences that you use, save them in the Printer Properties.
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Multiple instances of the same printer

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