Adobe Creative Suite 4 Printing Issue - Konica-Minolta Magicolor 7300

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We have a Konica Minolta Magicolor 7300, in an all Mac OS office. The latest version of this printer driver is for Mac OS X 10.4 and dates from 2006. The office computers are all on 10.5 or 10.6.

The issue is that this printer is printing all pages from Adobe CS4 apps at a reduced size (approx. 92% of actual size). We don't have that issue with the other printers in the office.

Does anyone out there have a solution to this issue? I'm drawing a blank with Konica-Minolta. It's a great printer otherwise.

Thanks for your help.
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Is this only happening with CS4? If you print from Preview or some other imaging app, does it work properly?

Some of the drivers can be a pain to work with, especially if they're old. Also, Snow Leopard pared down its default driver list. I've also experienced problems with the CUPS drivers (if they are indeed CUPS drivers you're using) if I use 1.0 vs. 1.1, etc.

What happens when you increase the size of the print to 109%, if you can. (100% / 92%)?

I seem to remember, as well, that there is a way to use foomatic filters, gutenprint, and a little magic to make stubborn printers behave. I'll look that up for you to see if I can find a solution.
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How are you printing to the device?  Via IP, Line Deamon or other method?

Try installing the 7300D or 7400D  drivers for mac and see if this makes a difference.
I'm sorry to both of you, juipllc and Technocity. I realize now that my earlier reply to the thread did not make it on the page.

The suggestions were good, but I had already tried the solutions proposed by junipllc before posting. I had also connected via IP and the LPD Line Daemon and had no luck with either one.

The best solution has been to keep a Mac on the network running Leopard, and share the Magicolor over the network. Then the Snow Leopard computers can connect via the Leopard/AppleTalk connection, and all works as it should.

Thanks again for your replies and my apologies for letting this issue lapse.


More a workaround than a solution, but it did solve the issue.

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