printing 11 X 17 brochure in quark

Posted on 2010-01-04
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Last Modified: 2013-12-02

I have a strange issue in which I have a bunch of documents created in quark.  Some of them will print properly on 11 X 17 paper and some will print incorrectly on 81/2 x 11.  They are all supposed to be 11 x 17.  I have looked at all printing settings and even on one file that works correctly and another that doesn't the printer settings seem to be identical.

I recently moved these files to a new Mac with version 10.6.  I am using Quark 6.5.  I also have Quark 7 but I haven't been able to get any documents to print properly from that version.

The printer is a Savin CLP240D.  

One thing that I noticed is that when the file prints correctly on the little screen on the printer it will display the file name and when it prints incorrectly it will not.  Also when it prints incorrectly it will also say "resetting job" on the printer screen before saying "printing".

It is a frustrating problem because it isn't consistient and I can't see which setting or propery of the document is causing it.

Basically when it prints incorrectly it tries to print on 8 1/2 x 11 paper and prints 4 blank pages except that on one of them there will be one line of giberish like you sometimes see when there is a driver problem.

Thanks for any ideas.

Question by:Schuyler Kuhl
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Expert Comment

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Have you tried creating a pdf and printing from that?

Author Comment

by:Schuyler Kuhl
ID: 26174467
yes.  for the problematic documents when I export to pdf the exported file is also 8 .5 x 11.
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Expert Comment

ID: 26174589
Have you installed the updated drivers for your printer from here


see link for snow leopard driver
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Author Comment

by:Schuyler Kuhl
ID: 26174698
yes I already did this.  Plus it seems that if it were a driver issue it would not be so inconsistient.  Like why would one file print fine and one not?

It is strange.

Accepted Solution

mguenther earned 2000 total points
ID: 26175170
How are you printing, binary, clean-8-bit or ASCII? Try the two latter options.

Also, as QuarkXPress 7 is Universal Binary it uses a different technology to print. Quark has a CUPS patch on the website, it might work under Snow Leopard (I have not tested that, as QuarkXPress 6 and 7 are not supported under Snow Leopard).

Third thing to try: Print to the printer by its IP address.

if all not helps, try the QuarkXPress Trial version and if that has issues too ask Quark's TechSupport for help (QuarkXPress 8 - also the Trial - is supported under Snow Leopard).


Author Comment

by:Schuyler Kuhl
ID: 26182048
thank you very much. I am going to try the trial version of the newest quark and see what happens.

I will post back how it goes.

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