A Printing Fix for New Printers, or After Upgrading QuarkXPress

One of the more obscure options in Quark’s Print dialog can really help when you have trouble printing to a particular printer — especially after upgrading to QuarkXPress 7 or 8. It lives here:

The “Clean 8-bit” Data choice under Picture Options in the Pictures section tells Quark to simplify the data being sent to your PostScript-compatible printer. By default, this is set to “Binary”. If that doesn’t work, try “ASCII”. This sends twice as much code to the printer, which takes longer, but may simplify the data enough to get the job printed.