Printing Quark pages with placed eps's with jpeg encoding

I would like to know if there are any known issues printing quark pages that are using placed eps's w/jpeg encoding. Tried using a few different machines with the same results. G4's, G3's running anything from 8.5.1 to 9. Running AdobePS from 8.5.1 to 8.6. Also tried Laserwriter 8. What the problem is, is that you can only print a few pages at a time. Quark quits out with either a type 2 or type 11 error message. Pages print fine one at a time.
Have my Desktop Printmonitor and Printmonitor jacked up to 5 meg and still have the same problem. Thanks for anyone's help, Wayne
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aaronjcgCommented:
You got a system problem, bud. Throw away your printer and Quark preferences. Find out if there are any issues specific to your print driver. If using Laserwriter, there are updates for the driver on apple.com. If you have to, re-install Quark (again) on top of that.
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waynewAuthor Commented:
aaronjcg: what your telling me is that I have bad quark prefs and bad laserwriter drivers on over 15 machines at once. Don't think so. I only have this problem with the quark files that have these eps's w/jpeg encoding.
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aaronjcgCommented:
All I can tell you is that I've got the Laserwriter driver and print eps's with jpeg encoding from Quark all the time. So the answer to your question is, No, there are no known issues printing quark pages with jpeg eps's. So you have SOME other problem, even if you're positive your preferences aren't corrupt (did you try throwing them away on any of those machines? Don't knock it 'til you try it). If the problem is that consistent between machines, it's a good bet the files have the problem. What version of Photoshop are you using? What were the other settings on your EPS (preview, color management, halftone screen, transfer). Oh... I've been assuming you're using Quark 4... are you?
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waynewAuthor Commented:
Photoshop 5.5
Quark 4.04
As far as the eps's and the prefs that are used to save them in there all the same. We have many designers here and we wanted to make sure that they were saving the files correctly without any mistakes so we created an action in Photoshop that they run on all files to make sure that they are saved in the correct format.
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weedCommented:
Increase quarks memory partition by a LOT. Or switch to InDesign because quark is finicky anyway.
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wonderkatCommented:
Well yes there are some printing problems using jpeg's. However those problems depend on the printer you are using. The problem crops up when I goto a high resolution imagesetter (1270+ Dpi). For some reason the RIP
that converts the postscript commands to a bitmap format does not like jpeg or EPS's with jpeg previews. Speaking of printer what printer are you using anyway? That makes a BIG difference. Since Jpeg previews tend to work on 300-600 dpi postscript level2 printers, but not on Postscript level 1(or at least not very well).
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waynewAuthor Commented:
Actually I get the errors 2 different ways. I am printing to a Minolta Di 620 with a Fiery RIP. Also get the error when just cutting postscript file to be distiller. When doing the postscript files I am using AdobePS version 6.0 along with virtual printer. I have also tried using the regular LaserWriter driver with no luck. Also experince the dreaded 8895 error sometimes.
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wonderkatCommented:
I have encountered for 5 years at a couple different places, and the only viable solution I have found is to resave the graphic with the jpeg preview off.
I have tried all the Laserwriters Versions from 6 on up to 8.51 and none seem to solve the problem. I think maybe a Postscript level 3 Rip may do it.
Or Acrobat version 4.00 may do the trick as well.
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waynewAuthor Commented:
wonderkat I will try the preview thing. I am already using acrobat 4.0. I have been saving the Postscript files with level 1,2,3 compatibility. Are you suggesting just using level 3?
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wonderkatCommented:
No do not use level 3 compatibility.
It may work, but LEVEL 2 ONLY, works the best.
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