Quark and Epson C80

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by brianhagen, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. brianhagen macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2004
    I'm trying to set up my home system so I can put together my advertising portfolio and Im having some problems printing within Quark and using my Epson C80 printer.

    I have several Quark files that I want to print out at the highest quality on the C80. Unfortunatley Quark is asking for a PPD file, which I don't have nor can I find for the Epson c80. I tried printing with default settings and the printout was low res and pretty much crap.

    What is my best option for getting the best quality printout from the my Quark files on the c80? Is there something Im doing wrong? Should I try just making PDFs of my quark files and print from Acrobat (ive had mixed results so far) or is there some third party software I can use?

    Im using Quark 5 (in Classic) and Quark 6 (In OSX), I have the latest Epson drivers loaed. I found a program called GIMP print, but heck if I know what that does OR how to use it!

    ANY help would be appreciated. My company just filled Chapter 7 and now I need to find a paycheck!

    THank you for any help you can give.
  2. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Mar 2, 2002
    Your Panther Disk 3 has a s***load of Epson printer drivers, including some for the C80. I strongly recommend that if you haven't done so already, install them, restart your computer, and try printing again.
  3. brianhagen thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2004
    In Quark 6, when i go into PRINT, i can't select any printer under Setup : Printer Description. In fact, I can't even select Printer Description (its greyed). So I cannot select my Epson or any printer.

    So i figure its cause I don't have the PPD, but when I go under UTILITIES : PPD Manager the Epson C80 IS listed and checked (along with a bunch others!)

    You may be thinking "so what.. your gonna make PDF's anyway!" but heres the rub.. if I EXPORT as a PDF, the documents default to landscape 8 1/2X11 (even if the real document is 11x17) and it cuts off anything that doesn't fit in 8.5 x 11. Since i can't select a printer, i can't fix this bug. (of course, if I "print to PDF" instead it works (huh!?) fine with no cutoff. But something tells me this PDF is less quality because I hadn't select ACROBAT as the printer description (or anything else.. since I cant! its grey)

    If you got this far in this post and you understand..your a power user im sure! Any ideas of what im doing wrong?

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