Two instances of the same printer?

Andre Mangan andremangan at
Tue Oct 28 04:48:03 GMT 2008

2008/10/28 David Ryder <davaweb at>

>  Hi,
> Does anybody know, if it is possible, how I can set up two instances of the
> same printer in Hardy? It is a Canon LBP3000 installed using the technique
> and script  here<>.
> I have tried System>Printing>Copy Printer but the 'new' printer does not do
> anything. I want to set it up so that it always has the settings I use for
> envelopes, to make life easier.

The way I would do this is to install the gnome cups manager: sudo apt-get
install gnome-cups-manager

Then "Add a new printer" with the preferences that you want.  Whenever you
want to print something with that printer, give it "default" status.

The printer configuration screen that I think you are using also lets you
add printers as well as set the default.  The key lies in setting the


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