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Printing via LPR from Photoshop Apps
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
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.
[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.]
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Authored by: pcp_ip on May 10, '02 11:02:56AM

This tip finally solved my Illustrator printing problems. My HP2200 would just spit out pages of junk when printing from illustrator. I had to save everything as a PDF and print from preview or acrobat. now I'm printing postscript like a champ again. thanks!

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woo-hoo! not so fast ;-)
Authored by: Yaso on May 10, '02 03:22:28PM

I have the same problem in Illustrator 10, but putting "BINPS" without the quotes, didn't make the trick. Any idea?

PDF doesn't support transparency...


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