Problem printing from Indesign

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by SnapperUK, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2007
    I am currently having a huge problem printing from indesign.
    I am running CS3 on a hi spec 08 Mac Pro (10.5.2) connected to an Epson 3800 Stylus Pro A2 printer.
    I keep getting the message <Printing Error: The Adobe Print Engine has failed to output your data due to an unknown problem>.
    I have tried trashing the indesign preferences, I tried a new account... In fact I have just done a clean install of the entire OS. Just can't get it to print. I did have it printing on this machine before and the same document prints from my iMac.
    The problem seems to be something to do with the print dialogue. If I print WITHOUT checking the Printer settings in the Print dialogue is sends to the print, but the output is shocking as the paper selection is not right and uses photo black not matt black.
    When I DO check the printer settings and set it all correctly it gives me the <Printing Error: The Adobe Print Engine has failed to output your data due to an unknown problem>.
    Anyone else had this or have any thoughts?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2008
    similar InDesign print dialog issues

    I can't get InDesign to print on legal size paper. It keeps jumping back to letter after I close the page setup dialog box. any ideas?
  3. macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2007
    Amsterdam, NY
    After you set your desired settings in the Print dialog box, click save settings and name your settings. They will be saved with your document.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2005
    New Orleans
    The page setup dialog is simply that - how you choose the settings for your page. It has no effect on what size paper the document is printed on - those are choosen in the print dialogue box.
    This means the document size stays the same while you can choose to print on different sized papers.
    As an example, I work for my college paper and we're broadsheet - our pages are 13.25"x22". But when we print proofs throughout the night, we use 11"x17" paper. The document size does not change, but in the print dialogue box, we just choose the paper size and it will scale. That way, we can complete our layouts on the correctly sized document, but print in a more manageable size. Also useful for when we say, want to print out the pages on 8.5"x11" sheets, etc.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2003
    Tucson AZ
    Output your InDesign project as a PDF.
    Print the PDF from Acrobat.

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