output mode grayed out when printing

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Aug 08, 2020 Aug 08, 2020

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I have separated colors in a logo using spot colors.  When I go to print, the output mode is grayed out.  I have switched from using my canon pixma printer to using adobe postscript and the same thing happens.  

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Aug 08, 2020 Aug 08, 2020

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You want to print separations on a desktop printer?

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yes. 

 

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Aug 09, 2020 Aug 09, 2020

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Did you choose a PPD after selecting Adobe PostScript file as Printer?

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When I did that the options were device independent or other.  When I chose device independent, it was still grayed out.  If I choose other, what do I select? Thank you

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I still am having trouble.  

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Did you unzip the file and select the ADPDF9.PPD?

Works here.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I got it to work, finally. 

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Good to hear that worked.

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Feb 23, 2022 Feb 23, 2022

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hello sir i was also facing a same problem in my illustraion but after following thes steps that problem was solved but when I save that file it is always corrupt pls healp

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Feb 23, 2022 Feb 23, 2022

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Which Illustrator/System version do you use?

Where do you save your Illustrator file?

If you change the ppd back to your printer ppd, is that still happening?

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Mar 30, 2022 Mar 30, 2022

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I have tried this and I am getting the same error the PPD is invalid or corrupt. I unzipped the file saved it in a desktop folder called PPDs, closed out of Adobe and it still isn't working. I am using the newest version of Illustrator. Any other ideas? Thank you!

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Apr 05, 2022 Apr 05, 2022

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I am having the same problem in Illustrator as well as tried to follow these instructions for the PPD and is invalid or corrupt too. All my printer settings are grayed out and I am unable to do anything. Need help!

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Apr 05, 2022 Apr 05, 2022

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I figured out mine was a printer issue. I had to find a RIP software to
solve it. My printer in an Epson XP-15000 and I had to go with PrintFab for
the software. Works amazing now. I am on a free 30 day trial. There are a
few different RIP software websites-google rip software-, you just need to
make sure they support your printer and you download the driver for it.
Hope this helps!

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