Postscript error: stackunderflow

An operand stack underflow has occurred. Your RIP or printer has received less data than it expected. This is a tricky error to troubleshoot. Knowing the offending command most likely won’t help.


  • This may indicate a communication problem – caused by the driver or an interference from a separate utility. Try printing the document from another system.
  • Try simplifying the document – gradually remove elements until the file prints and then see if the offending element(s) can be recreated or cleaned up.
  • The error can also point to a memory problem.
  • If you encounter the problem with XPress 4.x for Windows: do not use the ‘Rough’ setting in the Print-menu but use ‘Normal’ instead. Or use ordinary linear blends instead of blends created using the ‘cool blends’ xtension.