PDF File print problem

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 18:58:07 UTC 2012

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 7:07 PM, Jay Ridgley <jridgley2 at austin.rr.com>wrote:

> Folks,
> I was having problems with some PDF files not rendering when I displayed
> them via my browser (Firefox), they would be blank or black. I poked around
> the net and discovered that a recommended solution was to install Adobe
> Reader 9. I did that, no problems with the install.
> Now for the fun---
> I can print PDF files to my local printer, however, a network printer only
> prints blank pages. I can print other types of files to both the network
> printer and the local printer, including the test page.
> From the two other systems in my network I have no problems with either
> printer.
> Ides?

I don't know exactly why, but SOMETIMES, especially when printing
"heterogeneously" (to a different type of system, especially when printing
from an Ubuntu system to a Mac-hosted printer or vice-versa), I find that
in Adobe Reader I have to go to turn on "print as image" to get it to work.

Print --> Advanced (button low on the dialog) --> check the "Print as
Image: option

> What is the problem?
I suspect there's some strange quirk printing amongst various versions of
CUPS especially when there's some Adobe something-or-other mixed in.

> The system with the problem is running 10.04.4 LTS and the others are on
> 12.04.1 LTS.
> Local printer is an HP C3180. Networked printer is a Dell 1110.
Give "print as image" a try and if that doesn't work you may have to start
digging in looking at the CUPS messages and settings on the different
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