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Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277
macOS 10.12 Sierra

Printer just keeps spitting out pages with the same error message of:


PCL XL Error

Subsystem: GSMGR

Error: MaxGSLevelsExceeded

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printer error

The error message indicates that (for whatever reason) the printer driver is generating a print job which is incompatible with the printer.


In (slightly) more detail:


The PCL XL Page Description Language supports the concept of a Graphics State (GS) stack, a last-in-first-out stack onto which different graphics state settings can be 'pushed' or 'popped'.


The maximum number of (unpopped) push operations during a print job varies with the firmware in different printer models (it is probably somewhere between 20 and 32 with most devices).


Try using a PostScript driver instead - this printer model provides a PostScript level 3 emulation.

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