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tomengel New Member
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printing from QuarkXPress: invalidfont

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the following combination doesn't function: printing a Quark (9.5.4 as well as 2015) document with typefont JoannaNova, a open type (CFF W1G) font. Computer: Mac, system: Mavericks, printer: Phaser 6600N. And it says: ERROR invalidfont / Offending Command: definefont // STACK: /Font -dictionary- /(name of the font that doesn't print). Other programms function well (Illustrator, Acrobat). What's going wrong?

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Analyst Nation Moderator Joe053204-hcl
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Re: printing from QuarkXPress: invalidfont

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The font is not embedded in the job properly so the PS interpreter fails it.

Either properly embed the fonts, or export the job to pdf/x and print the pdf to get proper output

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tomengel New Member
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Re: printing from QuarkXPress: invalidfont

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Thanks, Joe. As far as I can see, the font is rightly embedded (with QuarkXPress it is very easy to controll embedded fonts before printing, you can even embed or unembed every single font), so that's not the point. Your suggestion to write PDF/X and then print is -in my opinion- one step too much, but if there's no other way, I'll have to do it. The other links you gave are helpfull in a way to notice, that I'm not the only person with this problem, but there are no real solutions mentioned, as far as I can see ...

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Analyst Nation Moderator Joe053204-hcl
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Re: printing from QuarkXPress: invalidfont

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Agreed, but it is the out all the big guys use, even Adobe states to export from Indesign and print the PDF. Quark does too as you have seen, The guy who writes the MS OFfice Print engine actually wrote a whole blog post about it. You have the worst case since you are on a Mac, You could eliminate the issue at the driver level in Windows with just about every PS driver Xerox has by changing the font handler, but it isn't possible on the Mac (OS won't allow it), And you can't go PCL because nobody makes PCL drivers for OSX (Yes there is a generic PCL in the OS, no it isn't capable of pretty much any specific features)

 

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There may in fact be a way other than those listed, but the trouble is I don't have Quark, It's too expensive to buy a license for a software that we don't officially support, and only get a call once in 6 months on. And we would need many licenses because we need to be able to replicate each version, on each platform (Win vs OSX) and each OS variant due to different print spool handlers (10.6 vs 10.7, 10.8,10.10.10.11 all have massive changes on the print engines) .

 

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tomengel New Member
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Re: printing from QuarkXPress: invalidfont

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Thanks again, Joe. It's like you write: the bigger guys started it (and some other things that do not make a living easier). Since untill now, my problem has to do with only one font among many others, that still function appropriatly - so I'll accept the flow of time and write my PDFs. Thanks, and have a nice day.

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