Vector EPS or raster EPS?
Rendering directly to PDF, or to PS then Distilling?
What settings for PS/PDF printing? (esp resolution & down-sampling)?
What settings for Distilling?
Doing any Acrobat post-processing? (optimizing?)
ps - I don't see any difference. Did you post both?
Error7103, you are a true God of this forum.
Distilling it did the trick.
Funny how I didn't figure this out on my own, but that's the problem with being a one man department I suppose.