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HP Designjet 500ps - Mac OS: Initial Memory Allocation Failed Error

Issue:
A PostScript error, Initial Memory Allocation Failed, is encountered when attempting to print to an HP Designjet 500ps from a Macintosh. The RIP log lists an "Initial Memory Allocation Failed" error. This error occurs for all prints including the test print sent from within the RIP.
Solution
Close other applications running on the Macintosh and/or reduce the memory allocated to them. In addition, check the memory allocated to the HP Designjet 500ps RIP.
To check memory allocation, do the following:
  1. Close the RIP Engine.
  2. Find HP Designjet 500PS in the Program folder.
  3. Highlight RIP Engine.
  4. Select File, then Get info.
  5. Select Memory.
The default values for the RIP Engine are 12000K minimum and 12000K preferred. Try increasing the memory allocation (start with at least 12000K for both values).
More memory might be required on the computer for large jobs.
Cause
This error might occur when not enough memory is available on the Macintosh to start the RIP engine or not enough memory is allocated to the RIP engine.

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