Fellowship - Associateship - Licentiateship Technical Quality Requirements - part 11 of 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

by Tom Lee Published 01/04/2014


members of a Fellowship panel examine one of George Fairbairn's successful images in the booth, the panel is up on the left.

Lurking Pitfalls

When issues occur with printing, the causes are many fold. The first thing to ask is 'was it printing OK up to now?'. If things have 'gone off' the first port of call is always a nozzle check - it is amazing how many people either don't do them or in some instances don't know how to!

Assuming this is OK, check that you have not inadvertently performed an upgrade to either drivers or your operating system (OS). Presently people who have upgraded their Macs to Mavericks are finding that Photoshop CS4 only prints blank pages! Sometimes a printer driver has become corrupted; this is especially true if you suddenly find the print spitting out partially completed. We have also run into trouble with 'scum dots', a flaw in profile making which results in an approximately 1% coverage of cyan or magenta ink, thus degrading highlights.

"When you try to open Adobe Creative Suite 5 programs after installing OS X Mavericks, you hit a problem - they won't launch.

Click the icons in your Dock and nothing. Not even a little bounce.

In an official statement Adobe has said that: 'Adobe and Apple have worked closely together to test Adobe Creative Cloud applications and Adobe Creative Suite 6 applications for reliability, performance and user experience when installed on Intel-based systems running Mac OS X Mavericks. (v10.9).'


The GTI Print Viewer.

All Adobe CC and CS6 products are compatible, but a few products require updates to the latest builds to work properly. Adobe Photoshop CS5, CS4 and CS3 were also tested with Mac OS X Mavericks and there are currently no major issues known.'

Well, that's not what a lot of Mavericks early adopters have found.

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