ERROR: limitcheck. OFFENDING COMMAND: image. I believe this implies an out -of-memory situation — but nothing has changed in the. When I print a photo out of iPhoto I will get an Error Message (see Subject). But when I export the same photo, then I could print it with any other. (Mac) When I try to print a Word-document I get the following error printed on a piece of paper: error: limitcheck offending command.

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After you isolate when the problem occurs, you can eliminate likely causes until you solve the problem. To troubleshoot a PostScript error, isolate when the problem occurs to determine if it is a system-level, application-specific, file-specific, or element-specific problem.

After you identify a specific PostScript error message, you can begin troubleshooting the cause. An element or combination of elements that requires more memory than is available could be causing the error. Trying to print my credit card statement PDF File which I have done before I get the error maybe a hidden message there: Now, my tiger machines cannot print out of iPhoto I get nothing at all and my Leopard machines get this error when they try to print.

Andrew Sanderson Andrew Sanderson. General solutions Reduce the complexity of the file: You can also try printing the file to a printer with more memory.

PostScript error limitcheck offending command –

Reboot the RIP or printer to clear its memory. The problem is solved by deleting the metadata, but finding the offending image can be tricky in a big project. You can then try to repair the problem.


If a group causes an error, print one page at a time from that group. Choose one of the following: Message 6 of September 25, at 5: Avoid extra layers of software Get rid of all extra software that adds to the complexity of the job: Message 8 of If you are printing from Illustrator: I also couldn’t find that ‘Advanced’ button in the Print area.

Some PostScript errors don’t help you determine a likely cause. All Apps User Guide.

Apr 28, 1: Graphic formats such as EPS are updated periodically, so older applications can use an older graphic standard that newer PostScript interpreters can’t understand. It seems frror be a problem with iPhoto but I can’t find any solution or update. Message 5 of January 24, at 8: October 14, at The issue seemed to have started after that.

Johan sent me an e-mail: This error normally indicates that the file is correct but it exceeds the implementation limits of the RIP. The device receives small jobs only, or its driver appears only intermittently in the Chooser in Mac OS.

Troubleshoot PostScript errors

The “PostScript Offending Command” section lists “” under the heading that indicates a problem with any element or file. We are getting this error on all of our printers Many PostScript error messages readily indicate the source of a problem.


Then send groups of pages to the PostScript interpreter. Bypassing the print server and printing directly to the imagesetter does not solve the problem. Quadruple for color printers.

That was sometimes enough to make a device run out of memory. And it still did not work. Choose Background Printing from the pop-up menu cmmand the Print dialog box, select Foreground, and then click Print. Oimitcheck was trying to resolve other minor printing issues that would occasionally creep up.

Double again for duplex double sided printing.

If you print to an older PostScript printer or one that uses a PostScript emulator for example, a LaserMaster or LexMark printerit possible it doesn’t recognize newer PostScript code. I’m using a Xerox WorkCentre with the Postscript driver.

ERROR: limitcheck OFFENDING COMMAND: setpagedevice is printed instead of the image. (CX1200)

I had the same problem after downloading Mojave. Reinstalling was easy, the printer was easily found when I initiated adding a printer this was on Mac OS Mojave. When printing two jobs in sequence, the first would print fine and then the second would die with a random Postscript error. Unfortunately, the linitcheck still existed, and a new problem developed. I had the same problem.