I cannot get Inkscape to print multiple copies.

Bug #1733424 reported by Jonathan Densem on 2017-11-20
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Patrick Storz

Bug Description

When I try, say 30 copies, it spits out 29 blank ones and prints just 1. I'm certain that it used to work. I have re-installed Inkscape (yesterday with latest version) but the problem persists. Always spits out one less of blank pages followed by one actual print. Doesn't matter the number I put in or the printer preferences. Using a Canon Maxify MB5060.

I do not have this problem with any other software on the computer (Windows 7)


Patrick Storz (ede123) wrote :

Confirmed on Windows 10 x64 with stable Inkscape 0.92.2 as well as current nightly build Inkscape 0.92+devel (666b9584b2, 2017-11-17).

Definitely an issue in Inkscape as proven by a warning on the command line:
  WARNING **: Failed to set CairoRenderContext

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: added: printing renderer-cairo
Patrick Storz (ede123) wrote :

Current workaround:
Set "Rendering" to "Bitmap".

Alvin Penner (apenner) wrote :
summary: - I cannot get Inkscape to print mulitple copies.
+ I cannot get Inkscape to print multiple copies.

Thanks Edward Braun

you are a genius


Patrick Storz (ede123) wrote :

@Alvin: Yes, seems to be the same issue.

Interestingly this one is specific to the Cairo renderer which was introduced in Inkscape 0.91, so it seems we were doing something similarly wrong before as the other bug has reports for both versions <0.91 and >=0.91.

Patrick Storz (ede123) wrote :

Potential fix found:

Seems to work but could use some testing...

Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → Eduard Braun (eduard-braun2)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Patrick Storz (ede123) wrote :
Changed in inkscape:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
milestone: none → 0.92.3
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