Vector output from Layout (HP Printer)

When printing from layouts, mostly using more then one detail-rectangle, I got randomly text blocks an hatches across the drawing. This just happens with vector output, when using raster output everything is fine.

Software versions
Rhinoceros version: 5.2 WIP (5C246w)
IronPython version: 5.1.2015.131
Language: en
OS X version: Version 10.11.1 (Build 15B42)


Hardware information

Computer hardware
Hardware model: MacPro4,1
Processor: Intel Xeon CPU E5520 @ 2.27GHz
Memory: 12 GB
Architecture: Intel 64 bit

Video hardware
Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 280X 3072 MB
Memory: 3072 MB
Screen size: 1920 x 1200

OpenGL information
OpenGL software
OpenGL version: 2.1 ATI-1.38.3
Render version: 2.1
Shading language: 1.20
Maximum texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum viewport size: 16384 x 16384

Implementation settings
Use texture compression: No

Appearance settings
Antialiasing: 6x
Mip map filtering: None
Anisotropic filtering: Medium

When I was testing printing from Layouts, I had problems printing to Raster PDFs when an HP DeskJet printer was selected. Vector was fine and both were fine when I chose a different printer. Here’s the FAQ I put together documenting it:

Try choosing a different current printer and then se if the PDF shifting goes away or changes.

I did another test with different paper sizes, borderless and printer drivers.
Summery: It is not a shifting text problem.
When using vector output it ignores the detail view border for text objects and hatches.

The pink circles are showing the that the position of the objects are not shifted.
testHPvector.pdf (17.5 KB)
testHPraster.pdf (6.0 MB)

Please make a simple Rhino file that exhibits this behavior on your system.
Send it back with the specific details needed for us to repeat the problem here.
If we can, then it should be relatively easy to fix.
If we can’t repeat it with your instructions, we’ll need to dig deeper into what is special about your computer and setup.

Her we go:
Print the layout on a custom paper size by 1000x609 mm (the effect happens also on standard paper size).
I used the HP driver for the HP T120 printer.
When printing with vector output the word “vorplatz” in the pink circle is full visible.
When using raster output the word “vorplatz” is just half visible.
See also the PDF files from the posting above.

Thanks. Greetings.

vector output test.3dm (47.6 KB)

I am running the 5.2 WIP (5C246W) and I can not duplicate this.
Are you running the current WIP?

Hold on, maybe I am seeing it.
I was not understanding your description.

I’ll see if I can get the developer to take a look.

OK, I’ve added a bug for the developer for him to have a look.
Thanks for sending it in.