To amplify Dov's analysis... if you look at the Xerox spec pages for the 45, they make a subtle point of saying that it uses a PostScript 3 EMULATOR. Not true Adobe PostScript.
As a result of fighting with emulators for years on a variety of H-P and other Xerox printers, I think that it's a pretty safe bet that the printer will get squirrely at other interesting times, especially when printing clean but complex PS code that confuses the emulator. Art On 4/5/07, Dov Isaacs <isaacs at adobe.com> wrote: > Tina, > > Bubbamisa! > > Good try, but absolutely groundless. The "optimize for > portability" hack was put into the Windows driver to deal > with some applications, FrameMaker NOT being among them, > that injected their own PostScript into the driver's output > stream improperly, interfering with the current graphics > state of the PostScript job. It also makes a bit of a > difference how fonts and procedure definitions (what you > are calling "a shorthand version of PostScript" are put > into the job, but certainly not how they are used. > > If in fact, use of the "optimize for portability" option > causes something to print that doesn't otherwise print > from FrameMaker, you are dealing with either (1) a very > traif EPS file (EPS file improperly constructed, not > following the rules for EPS files), (2) an otherwise terribly > misconfigured printer driver or print itself or (3) a very > crufty PostScript RIP / printer. > > - Dov > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: Tina Poole > > Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 3:21 PM > > To: Gillian Flato; framers at FrameUsers.com > > Subject: RE: Can't print from Frame > > > > Hi Gillian > > > > If you look in your postscript settings on the printer > > dialog there will be an option that says something like > > "Optimize for speed" change this to "Optimize for portability". > > Speed gives a shorthand version of postscript which confuses > > some printers, while portability includes everything (this is > > how it was explained to me not sure if it is correct or not > > but generally fixes the crazy stack errors). > > > > > > tina -- Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358