Error -30891 with non-PostScript printer in FreeHand 10
When FreeHand 10 prints to a non-PostScript printer on Macintosh OS
X, the Print Center is giving a print error -30891.
is unable to make the switch from a PostScript to a non-PostScript
This problem can occur with the following print settings:
non-PostScript printer is selected in the FreeHand Print dialog.
the Page Setup window accessed from FreeHand, the paper size
is defined as Other. This may also generate another error that the entire image will not fit on page.
to a non-PostScript printer, FreeHand requires that you define the
printer as the default printer in the Print Center and define a paper
size in Page Setup in FreeHand.
a default printer and paper size do the following:
Center - Defining a default printer
the Applications folder in OS X and choose Utilities > Print
the desired non-PostScript printer from the Printer list.
Note: The currently selected or default printer will have the bullet to the
left of the name.
Printers > Make Default.
- Defining a paper size in the Page Setup
FreeHand and open a document.
File > Page Setup.
the proper size paper from the Paper Size pop-up menu.
Note: You may need to also specify the printer in the Format pop-up menu.
File > Print.
Additional information There
is an easy way to have the printer information in the Page Setup of FreeHand
set as the default. Just change the settings once and save as a custom
FreeHand Template. Type in the name of the custom template in the New
document template in the FreeHand preferences.
a new custom default template do the following:
FreeHand and choose File > New.
File > Page Setup and select the proper size paper from the
Paper Size pop-up menu.
the non-PostScript printer from the Format pop-up menu.
any other desired changes to be included in the new default file.
Note: This is also an excellent way to have a custom color library, unit
of measurement, font size, and other features defined in all
future new documents.
File > Save as.
to the English folder located in the Macromedia FreeHand 10 folder.
the file (for example:page size defaults).
the bottom of the Save dialog select Template from the Format pop-up
FreeHand > Preferences and select the Document Category.
the name for the custom default template (for example:page size
defaults) and click OK.
FreeHand. If the reminder window to review unsaved documents appears,
click Quit Anyway.
FreeHand and choose File > New. Check to see if the new defaults
Note: To go back to the original FreeHand Defaults for new files, just type FreeHand
defaults in the Document category of the FreeHand preferences.
Be sure to quit FreeHand and launch the application. A new document
will now have the original FreeHand defaults.