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When trying to RIP a Normalized PDF, the following Parser error appears: "Failed to map colorant".


Parser error: "Failed to map colorant" appears when trying to RIP a Normalized PDF.

Possible causes and solutions

  • The Normalized PDF came from DeskPack, where the Ink Manager showed that the Dot Shape was set to 0. Changing this to none allowed ripping without errors.
  • For a job with external references (e.g. a PDFPLA file), ink were changed in one of the external references without re-saving the master file. Re-saving the master file (PDFPLA) does solve the problem.
Article information
Applies to

FlexRip all versions

Last revised 
CW Number238972