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Can I schedule photos to be printed on a schedule ?

Explorer ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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Hi All, 

 

I have a Cannon photo printer and to save on ink waste I am supposed to print at least 1 photo per day.

 

Is there a way in lightroom CC or other program that I can use to schedule a printing ? For example if I need to go out of town for a few days I would not be able to print the 1 photo/day so I am looking  a way to schedule it. 

 

This is for windows 10. I have Adoble cloud and it is being updated automatically, so I am on the latest version available. 

 

Thanks for any input 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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I would love to find this out too. As our inkjet printers last longer the more they get used. Probally can be done with a script or action?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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What model printer do you have? 

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Engaged ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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I take it these are prints you want as opposed to something simple like printing a test pattern once as day.

 

I don't think LrC has anyway to schedule printing itself. However, depending on the model of the Canon printer, it looks like you can use the Canon software to schedule the print.

 

I don't think Windows 10 has a print scheduler for jobs. You could print your images from LrC to file then use a 3rd party product to schedule the print. Note, I've never tried this. There are command line style methods to schedule print jobs if you Google it.

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Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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If this is just to keep the ink flowing, so it doesn't need to be a perfect print or even a photo, then it can be any application that can print an image and can be automated/scripted on a schedule.

 

Photoshop can be scripted with JavaScript and VBScript (or AppleScript if it was a Mac), so maybe that’s a possibility.

 

I wonder if anyone has come up with a test image that uses about the same amount of each ink, so that some cartridges won’t run out faster than the others.

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Apr 24, 2021 Apr 24, 2021

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Qimage enables you to schedule how often it will automatically print its unclog pattern sheet. It is a single 8.5 x 11 plain paper print that uses a minimal amount of ink.  It can be scheduled to run as often as you feel it needs to be run.

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