Printing hard-to-print PDFs on Linux
François Marier talks about PDFs that trigger out-of-memory conditions in printers:
[The problem seems to be] transparent images, a PDF 1.4 feature which apparently requires a more recent version of PostScript than what my printer supports.
He dogged the bullet by converting some documents to DjVu:
pdf2djvu -d 1200 2002.04049.pdf > 2002.04049-1200dpi.djvu
And others to PDF 1.3:
ps2pdf13 -r1200x1200 dow-faq_v1.1.pdf dow-faq_v1.1-1200dpi.pdf