It's not terribly likely that flash player would have anything to do with printing, but you can post your crash log on pastebin.com and put a link to it here and we'll take a look.
I'm not sure a restore from image to new hardware works well. It certainly wouldn't work for ID if all you were restoring was the applications folder.
Thanks for your quick reply!
I'll hunt for pastebin.com and put a copy of the crash log there, and will reply here when I've done that.
Meanwhile, regarding restoring, it was the entire Mac contents which were restored, not just the Applications folder (..this was a new Mac which was being "cloned" from the previous backup..) so all the attendant files, hidden here and there, would also have been restored back to their appropriate places as well!
I'll go and place a crash log at pastebin.com now. Many thanks!
Hi, crash log pasted at http://pastebin.com/EXaFQWbf
The crash is shown in Thread 16 (..it's usually around 16 or 18..) but I've included all the preliminary material, too. Thanks again for your help.
You're right, it's definitely flash player crashing. I'd uninstall it and replace it with the latest version.
"..I'd uninstall it and replace it with the latest version.."
I assume you mean install the latest version of Flash Player. Yes, I've done that again and again, but the reference within the crash log is to "macromedia", and there is no mention of the defunct Macromedia (..as far as I know..) in current Flash players ..so how to inform ID that the current Flash Player is not called "macromedia Flash Player"..? That seems to be a part of - if not all of - the problem!
I don't presume to know how much old code or any mention of Macromedia is still in the code for current versions of Flash Player.
Does this happen if you log in with a new user?
Thanks for the suggestion (.."log in with a new user"..) and sorry for the delay in replying.
Trying ID as New User gave "Error: 150:30" and said it should be retried after a (computer) restart. So I had to log out as existing user - hence delay replying! - logged in again as new user; crashed same as always when trying to print, with similar crash log, except that this time it was Thread 18, stumbling again at the mention of macromedia Flash Player.
So it was a good suggestion to try a different user, but the identical problem persists.
Any other suggestions..? (..Thanks for all your time, by the way..)
At this point I think it's time to bite the bullet and reinstall.
Nah, it's time to feed the cat and have our own dinner.
Stumbling about here amongst the Forum/Discussions I've seen an old post (2013) about deleting some printer preferences/libraries(?) which fixed someone else's problem with crashing at print time, so I'll try that suggestion. Then I'll go hunting through whatever else I can find which may have influenced it.
I expect reinstalling will be a real hassle, and it'll ask for registration numbers, etc, and then may refuse to accept them ..that'll be my LAST option if everything else fails, as it's not guaranteed to deliver a workable outcome.
So thanks for your suggestions Peter, but I'll plod on with my search for other solutions. Yours, S.
I just tried that possible solution which I mentioned - suggested by KiteCate near the bottom of this thread: forums.adobe.com/thread/1145041 - and it worked.
I removed the old PPDs in /Library/Printers, etc, and thus all references to old resources, and it now prints without crashing!