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Hp1020 won't print pdf files

We have hp 1020 and it crashes the spooler system when printing pdf files.
it print everything else just fine or I can print pdf's to our network printer. had uninstalled adobe 8 and reinstalled, worked a couple of times but now is back to the same problem. I downloaded the latest drivers. no change.
I didn't have the original disk but downloaded it from the web and gonna try to use that to see if that will cure the problem..
Was wondering if you have seen this behavior and found a solution for it.


Ted Reichelt

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    hi i have mism problem, i consult at hp, they say that it is normal problem

    can you contact hp??

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    I have same problem, who can help!!

  • peterdmholme Feb 27, 2009

    my laptop refused to print anything after trying to print a pdf on the 1020. it lost all other printers i had loaded also. something about spooling .... i have lots of memory, laptop only 6 months old



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The 1020 Has Known issues printing PDF files. The HP LJ 1020 is a HOST printer with NO SUPPORT for PS (post script) or PLC commands. Most users end up printing the PDFs as images. That was not a solution for us and we trashed our 1020 and went with another brand. Good luck.

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Use foxit
print in image mode from adobe reader[print> advanced> select print in image mode.

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You can increase the memory on the printer. pdf files are basically images so it uses more memory to build on the printer before printing than a typical document.

hope this help
thanks for your rating

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

  • al hiller Aug 31, 2012

    how do you increase the memory on the printer?


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No but same problem occured with pdf file , win7 ultimate. bellieve it is a pdf file made of an accountant program and probably graphical in true nature in origins, not word or similar... HP1018 and all other printers disappered, had to reload win7 from three days ago to fix problem. happened twice, then I deleted pdf.... **** happens 2 times not more.

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To fix the Printer after a PDF screw up. Disconnect printer cord, My computer, right click, Manage, Services and applications , services, Printer Spooler, Restart the service. Go to Printer, delete print job. Plug in printer.

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