Troubleshooting

Solving or finding a work-around for PostScript errors can be a long and frustrating process. Usually the PostScript devil, who obviously is called Murphy, waits until late Friday afternoon before showing up. He has this annoying habit of using cryptic error messages to confuse your printer, your workflow and above all: yourself.

These pages provide background information about the essentials of PostScript errors next to a database of known issues and possible work-arounds.

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9 August 2013

7 Responses to “Troubleshooting”

  1. Mr. Syaiful says:

    %%[ Error: typecheck; OffendingCommand: setcolor ]%%

    Stack:
    0.867
    0.871
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    -mark-

    %%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
    %%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%

  2. Laurens says:

    With any PostScript error, first look up the error and offending command in my overview at http://www.prepressure.com/postscript/troubleshooting/errors
    If that doesn’t help, the general tips don’t help and a search across the web doesn’t bring up any useful clues, post a message at http://forums.b4print.com/ – there might be someone on the forum who can help you.

  3. lordstang says:

    Postscript errors are a pain. SO on that note, open the pdf in Acrobat, go to file, print, select advanced, put a check mark in the “Print As Image” check box, hit ok and print away. This is only a work around not a fix.
    Cheers

  4. Meg says:

    Here is the error I get when trying to distill a postscript file made with quark 7.5 file with Adobe Distiller professional 8.1.3
    Anyone have idea what it means?
    I liked the old version better it use to give you your errors in English not some kind of weird code.

    %%[ Error: limitcheck; OffendingCommand: 6d1cfe1ec58bf0b995cce6f36574c7c0efb466398c1c62d79ba71e2455ea2364cb9026a9ca72bbeb9160f04f68dddad9f36bc9ba1eb822c3acb054c7c852a99 ]%%

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    %%[ Flushing: rest of job (to end-of-file) will be ignored ]%%
    %%[ Warning: PostScript error. No PDF file produced. ] %%

  5. Pat says:

    Getting Offending command:flase message when trying to
    print a barcode to a PS printer.
    The command in the error message is indeed ‘flase’
    If I remove the bar code then it prints.

  6. 1. Offending command image

    Rotate the image 90 degrees.

  7. Yolan says:

    Hi,
    I need help. I work in printing company.Mostly we got file from client.
    How to know the pdf file made from Postcript-distiller process- or made directly export to pdf from Indd? Can I check it in Acrobat?
    Please advise.
    Thanks a lot,
    Yolan


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