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    Different printers for different tasks
    Hi! First, please bear with me on this one. English is not my native tongue, and Iím by no means tech-savvy

    I'm working for a small norwegian company selling optics (binoculars, spotting scopes etc.) through a online site, which means that we have to print address labels en masse.

    While I'm using a pc, my two collegues both work on macintosh computers. I have no trouble setting up our address label printer to print only labels, and my other brother printer for other printing tasks, but my two workmates have (seemingly) no way to configure their macs to assign and save different printers for different tasks. This is a major hassle as they currently no other option than to choose the desired printer and format manually every time they want to switch to printing something else.

    Am I wrong or correct in this assumption?

    Thanks in advance!

    /Joe

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    Different printers for different tasks
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    To start…we need to know:

    - What model printer/printers you have?
    - Exact model Macintosh computers we are talking about?
    - What Mac OS X version each of these Mac's is running?

    Thanks,

    - Nick
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    Different printers for different tasks
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    Does the formatting remain consistent? In other words, the formatting for the labels remains the same and the formatting for other tasks remains the same?
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    Hi again, and thanks for the replies so far. You guys are quick

    The formatting on the macs jumps back to the standard preset every time we change printer. I.e. if I switch from printing invoices to printing labels on one of the macs, we're forced to choose the correct format after choosing the correct printer. There is seemingly no way for the mac software to "remember" or save neither formats or hardware for different tasks/programs. The dream scenario of course would be to have the QL-1060 (read below), printing automatically when printing through our label program, and to assign the multipurpose printer for other tasks.

    Hardware:

    - MacBook Pro 2.5 GHz with Intel Core i7-processor, both with OS X ver. 10.9.5

    - Brother DCP-8110DN (for multipurpose use)

    - Brother QL-1060ON for labels.

    Again, thanks in advance

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    Different printers for different tasks
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    Joe, I think you could teach some of our native English speakers a thing or two about writing clearly.

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    Different printers for different tasks
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    2011 17" MBP 2.2ghz, 16gig ram, OS 10.11.6
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    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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