I was reading MacIntouch and came across the following printing fix in their Photoshop 7 report. It absolutely works! I have spent so much time trying to figure this out and the fix was so easy:
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002[Editor's note: There are some other interesting tidbits about Photoshop in the special report, including an experience with a 'bad' serial number when trying to upgrade from an original Photoshop 3.0 upgrade path.]
From: [MacInTouch Reader]
Subject: Solution to LPR printing problem
Another problem I'm having is printing to a HP Laserjet 4100 over the network using LPR. I noticed the mention in the last-minute readme file about using ASCII in the print options, but that does not help. Every time I try and print anything from PS7, I get hundreds of pages of garbage characters
The solution that works for us it to use "BINPS" as the queue name when configuring LPR printing to HP LaserJet printers. BINPS stands for Binary PostScript and tells the printer this is the type of file it should expect.