Can't Print Graphics on a Printer Server (HP 6P on Win 2003 Enterprise)
Posted on 2004-09-15
ENVIRONEMNT: Windows 2003 Server configured with printer services. Currently serving up one shared printer. The printer (HP 6P with 32 Mb) is haning off the parallel port.
PROBLEM: I can print text from the server or a client without any loss of data, clarity or quality. When I try to print any page with graphics (for example a map from Mapquest, MSN, Mappoint, or any JPG, etc.) I get scamble. If the page contains text and graphics, then the printer starts printing the text and then when it hits the graphics, it prints some portion and then it seems to go nuts and starts the jumble. It must be interpreting some of these codes as page breaks because I get bits of garbage on many, many pages. All different pieces of garbage, so i believe it is continuing to print whatever is in memory or spooled from the server. This behavior is consistent whether I print directly from the server or from a clien -- so I do not believe the network is playing a part in this problem. In some situations (printing from Adobe), I rebooted the server and it resumed the job and printed the page correctly, so I believe the printer has the capability.
ALSO: I bought this second hand, cleaned it thoroughly and put in a new cartridge. The text that is printed is without flaw.
Any clues on this will be appreciated.