The situation is as follows:
There are several printers configured the same way. They are all
HP LaserJet 2430N printers configured to use the
PostScript driver supplied by HP.
They all get fed the same printed files, yet one of the printers regularly cuts the bottom text off the page (though not always, sometimes it does sometimes it doesn't).
I've tried the following things:
- Other drivers (PCL5E and PCL6), as well as updating them
- Firmware update
- Removing/Adding the printer again, restarting it, restarting the printserver
- Resetting to factory settings
None of these worked as a solution. So I decided to try to convert the printable document to .pdf and try printing that - turns out .pdf's print perfectly.
So I followed this route and used
BullZip pdf to make a virtual printer that converts the printable document to a .pdf and stores it on the hard drive.
But what I really want is for it not to save, but to print directly - as a pdf.
I did some search and stumbled upon
PrintFile - a fine application that can monitor a directory and pick up any files and send them to the printer, as a printer spooler.
That's the solution I have set now. Unfortunately it's a complex workaround and the PrintFile application isn't as configurable as I had hoped (printer settings).
Does anyone have a better solution than what I've done now? Ideally I'd like to just be able to print a document correctly straight to the printer without any workaround or conversion.