Random sings when printing

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Random sings when printing

Postby heroldsix » 31 Aug 2016, 06:10

Hi there,

I have a problem with printing on my Macbook (10.9.5) and Quarkxpress (9.5.4.1). The printer I have is HP LaserJet 5000n. The problem is that when I print something directly from Quark the first page printed is OK, however on all the others are just random UTF signs (like a driver problem). But the printer is printing all other files like PDFs just fine. When I export file to PDF from Quark, it's fine. If I print it from Quark to a different printer, it works.

Do you think that the printer is just to old to process it? Is there anything you can setup in Quark?
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Re: Random sings when printing

Postby max.peter » 31 Aug 2016, 10:51

Hi,

If the problem occurs only when printing to this printer, it might be a problem with its driver.
This type of printer is a very old one and I don't think you can find a new driver. Try to export your layouts to pdf and to print from Acrobat or Reader.
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Re: Random sings when printing

Postby Matthias Guenther (Quark) » 01 Sep 2016, 01:43

Hi Herold,

have you tried printing in "ASCII" mode?

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Re: Random sings when printing

Postby shaun » 01 Sep 2016, 03:01

Love the title - conjures up all sorts of images!
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Re: Random sings when printing

Postby heroldsix » 01 Sep 2016, 10:53

max.peter wrote:Hi,

If the problem occurs only when printing to this printer, it might be a problem with its driver.
This type of printer is a very old one and I don't think you can find a new driver. Try to export your layouts to pdf and to print from Acrobat or Reader.


Yeah I couldn't find any newer driver, not even in current Mac OS X. Thanks for your reply!
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Re: Random sings when printing

Postby heroldsix » 01 Sep 2016, 10:54

Matthias Guenther (Quark) wrote:Hi Herold,

have you tried printing in "ASCII" mode?

Thanks
Matthias


I have tried that, but without success. Still not usable.
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