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Driver prints in mono from Adobe Illustrator

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:26 pm
by Dave Rado

I recently had to uninstall my Adobe PDF printer driver because it had become corrupt; and I am now using Bullzip. It works fine from most applications; but for some reason, when I print from Adobe Illustrator CS2 using the Bullzip driver, it produces a mono PDF. I didn't have that problem when I used to use the Adobe PDF printer driver.

The only workaround I've found is to save the Illustrator file as a PDF using the Save As function, which produces a colour PDF with a huge file size; and then print the resulting PDF from Acrobat using the Bullzip driver, to produce a colour PDF with a sensible file size.

Any idea why the Bullzip driver doesn't work properly with Illustrator, when the Adobe driver does? And is there a better workaround than the one described above?