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CrazyChef

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Apr 14, 2019
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Worcester, MA
Hey!

I just got a new printer due to my old one having the print heads dry out to the point of no return. I'd like to be able to automatically print a print a test page once or twice a week just to keep the heads wet on the new printer. Is there a way to do this with Automator? If it matters, the new printer is an Epson EcoTank ET-2760, and I'm using an early 2015 Macbook Pro running Monterey. Thanks!
 

NoBoMac

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Jul 1, 2014
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Can also create a simple LaunchAgent and put it in one's ~/Library/LaunchAgent directory.

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
        <key>Label</key>
        <string>org.myname.pingprinter</string>
        <key>ProgramArguments</key>
        <array>
                <string>/usr/bin/lpr</string>
                <string>myfile.pdf</string>
        </array>

        <key>StartInterval</key>
        <integer>604800</integer>
</dict>
</plist>

 
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