I wasn't trying to be kind. I was telling you the unpleasant truth.
I understand that in some parts of the world you don't have a lot of choices as far as printers, and that technology is slower to catch up in those places, but that doesn't change reality. From a business standpoint (and I am not employed by Adobe), it makes no sense for Adobe to throw money at fixing a problem that is only present in antiquated workflows, especially if there are workarounds. If you are stuck in one of those places, you have my sympathy, but there's nothing anyone here can do to help you. I would not, however, assume that just becasue a printer tells you that the PDF needs to be distilled that it is true. I would certainly suggest trying an exported PDF made to the same specs and see if it RIPs.
If you are not stuck in a technology backwater, thre is no excuse for this workflow other than your choice to support this printer out of some sort of loyalty. I can respect that, but that deciscion comes with some costs.
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