I have an older iBook running 10.5.8 connected to an Epson Artisan 710 via USB.
Illustrator CS (11.0.2) recently stopped printing to the Epson, and I cannot find the cause. No new software recently, and Iíve printed to this printer from Illustrator in the past (although not in the last few months)
Sent a simple file, a line drawing (Black lines-no colours), nothing complex. Select Print, basic settings, Illustrator goes through the motions, sends file to printer, shows up in the printer queue, then vanishes - printer doesnít even budge.
Convert the same file to a PDF, open in Preview, prints fine. Open file in Photoshop, prints fine there also. Other apps (Pages, textedit,) print OK.
Re-installed Illustrator CS, removed and re-installed the Epson software/drivers (fresh download of latest versions), repaired permissions & repaired boot disk with Disk Utility, cleaned all the caches with Onyx, deleted preferences/Plist, varied print settings - no change
Printed the same file from my iMac (2010 i7, OSX 10.6.7) over my network to the Epson using Illustrator CS3 - no delays, no problem.
Finally, in desperation I downloaded and installed the latest Gutenprint (5.2.7?)
Installed on the iBook (slow install) - reset Epson to the new driver -
File prints fine.
So I do have a solution, but no answer as to what may have caused the problem.
Anyone have any idea of what else I could check?