Images Output as Black Boxes when Rendered to PDF in QuarkXPress Server

App Studio offers a variety of support plans to meet your needs. A Bronze Support Plan is included by default with all App Studio plans and provides access to the Knowledge Base, documentation and forums for instant answers 24x7.

Note that personalized support through tickets and Live Chat is only available with Silver and Gold Support Plans – purchasable separately.

If you purchased a Silver or Gold App Studio Support Plan, your Support Center Account will be setup for you by our team within 48 business hours of your plan purchase. An email will be sent to you containing a password reset link, which you need to click on. Please remember to check your Spam folder in the event you do not receive your email.

IMPORTANT: Your Support Center Account is separate to any existing App Studio accounts you may have created in the App Studio Portal. Those login credentials will not work with the Support Center, you will have to be signed up for Support plan to login.

App Studio is the leading cloud-based HTML5 solution that turns print into interactive award-winning tablet and smartphone experiences.

View our Support Plans

Our support team is here to answer all your questions about Quark products including QuarkXPress and Quark Enterprise Solutions. Check out our online knowledge base, documentation site and forums for instant answers 24x7.

If you have a current maintenance plan or are within your free support period you can also contact us directly through our online chat as well as My Support where you can submit tickets and fully manage and track your support history.

If you are a Quark customer and have a current maintenance or support contract we already have your support account setup for you. Please check out our knowledge base article for details on how to get started.

Any new purchase of QuarkXPress includes 60 days of free support and access to the support portal. To get your 60 days of free support you must first register, click here to register your copy of QuarkXPress. Note that it can take 2-3 hours for your support account to activate after registering QuarkXPress. Once active, you will be notified via email.

View our Support and Maintenance Plans

Welcome to Quark's IT Help Desk your single point of contact for assistance with IT related queries. You can create a help desk ticket which will be routed to the appropriate IT Help Desk engineer to research and correct your issue.

Quark's IT Help Desk is committed to providing the support you need to make the most of your every day work experience.

To log a Help Desk ticket, please use the sign in option at the top of the page.

Thank You,

Quark IT Support

Images Output as Black Boxes when Rendered to PDF in QuarkXPress Server

In versions of QuarkXPress prior to version 6.5, it was necessary to have a PostScript “Print to File” printer installed in order to generate a PDF file. While QuarkXPress 6.5 and 7.x no longer require you to do this, under some Windows operating systems, QuarkXPress Server 7.22 still seems to search for a PostScript printer in order to render a PDF file. This happens because legacy code in the QuarkXPress Server application is still calling for the Print to File printer.


Install a Print to File printer in the system's printer control panel. All image types will then render correctly through QuarkXPress Server 7.22. To do so:

  1. Open Control Panel and double click on the Printer icon.
  2. Click on Add Printer.
  3. Select Local Printer.
  4. Select the File as a Port (where it stated LPT1, LPT2....)
  5. Selecting a good Generic Postscript Printer (Apple LaserWriter II NTX V51.8)
  6. Set as Default Printer: Yes and Print a Test Page: No
  7. Click on Finish.
Rating:Rating of 0 Stars1 Votes
Was this answer helpful?YesNo
Topic Information
  • Topic #: 30026-1698
  • Date Created: 11/20/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 11/20/2012
  • Viewed: 1712
Welcome Guest