Printing Transparent PNG's

Scott Rossi scott at
Tue Dec 2 15:37:55 EST 2003

On 12/2/03 12:30 PM, "Sannyasin Sivakatirswami" <katir at> wrote:

> Transparent PNG images in a stack print just fine on our Xante Laser
> writer driven by Macs. But the same stack-card printed from an Windows
> machine to an Epson Stylus inkjet color printer appears as a black box.
> I suspect this is a question of printer drivers and the use of emulated
> postscript and not true postscript (for which Epson has been loath to
> pay the license fees on all but their top large format printers) But,
> hoping I am wrong.. is there a work around short of changing the image
> format on the fly  to .jpg (and losing the transparency) before
> printing? If not, I'll just have to eliminate use of png transparency
> for anything that needs printed output....

If you're talking about printing from a stack, try importing a snapshot of
the current card/stack and then printing.  If it works, you can then delete
the snapshot immediately after printing.


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
E: scott at

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