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Problems printing large pdf file

Nov 29, 2010 3:34 AM

I have problems printing large technical documentation from pdf reader


The document is about 650 pages, 260 MB

Using adobe reader 9.3.0

Printing to xerox 7435 with punch unit

Printserver is win 2008 R2

Client is win7 32 bit

When using PS drivers, it is possible to print the documentation.

Problem is that this wil take about 50 minutes to spool / RIP the document. Then it takes about 20 minutes to print.

During te first 50 minutes te printer is completely locked for printing by other users.


So I try to print via PCL

When spooling document via PCL it wil take about te same time (estimated) but during the first 50 minutes the machine is not locked up for other printing jobs. So it enables me to get the document to the printer and use timed print or secure print to start the actual printing outsite working hours.


Problem with PCL is that the spool file becomes much bigger.


PS => 2,66 GB

PCL => printing error after spooling 3,99 GB

first I get: The document could not be printed

second error: There were no pages to print


I Tried both "Render print jobs on client computers" and rendering on the server.


Stopping at 4 GB seems like a file size limitation

How can I get passed this limitation???


any help / ideas for testing would be nice!!

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    Nov 29, 2010 4:05 AM   in reply to colo-nl

    From the specs I see that you can print directly from USB-Devices.

    May this will be worth a try.


    I don't think you can speed up the process on computer side, as the file is very large and this just needs a lot of time to process.

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    Nov 29, 2010 5:35 AM   in reply to colo-nl



    you can try to print the PDF into a file via PS to have the ripped file (*.ps) stored on the hard drive.

    Than you can send this file to the printer via a LPR Tool like this one.



    The benefit is, that the spool process does not affect the printer.

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    Nov 29, 2010 12:13 PM   in reply to colo-nl



    then I don't have any other ideas, sorry.

    You should contact the Xerox support to explain that the MFP blocks all function when it processes PostScript files.

    Ask for a firmware upgrade of the MFP and the RIP.

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    Nov 30, 2010 11:44 PM   in reply to colo-nl

    In the 32Bit world 4GB is the maximum of the addressable memory, theoretically.

    Effectively you only can use about 3 - 3.5GB of the memory as the rest is already reserved to address the hardware and software you use.

    This restriction applies to every 32Bit hardware (computer, MFP, printers, switches etc.).


    The only way to use more than 4GB in one go is 64Bit.

    But, this means you need new Hardware and Software.

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