pdftops generated postscript file makes printers crash!
Submitted by Markus Duft
Assigned to poppler-bugs
We have a lot of CrystalClear generated PDF files we deal with. Those PDFs containe Barcodes and such. We need them as PDF to archive those reports, but printing doesn't allways work with pdf on windows. This is why i ported poppler to compile on windows with parity (http://www.sf.net/projects/parity, i will attach a patch here). The plan was to use pdftops to create postscripts with every printer should be able to handle (am i wrong here? i'm talking about reasonably new printers ...)
Now the problem is, that with some HP printers like the HP LaserJet P3005x, the resulting PS file makes the printer crash with "Error 49.4c02". I looked it up and it says "Formatter Board Error, please update your Firmware". Ok, so i updated to the latest Firmware, but this didn't change anything.
i now played around a little and noticed that i can print the document as PS if
- i generate PS directly with crystalclear (not an option)
- use ghostscript to generate the PS (which i don't like)
it seems that poppler (and xpdf too for that one...) does something, others don't do... Any help would be great.