The various technical errors arise while printing documents from the QuickBooks Desktop. In some situations, one may face issues like not being able to print Cheques, PDFs and Invoices. Now a question may arise about how to fix QuickBooks printing problem.

But before that, one needs to know why this issue has arisen. There are several reasons for it. Such as:

  • Incomplete installation of QuickBooks PDF converter.
  • Inaccessible Network connections.
  • The Print Driver Host not working properly.
  • The status of the PDF converter is offline.
  • No connections with the printer are found by the system. Or the system shows ‘device not ready’ message.
  • Misplacement of the PDF file component
  • Improper installation of the printer software.
  • QuickBooks software requires an update to the newest release.
  • For other issues, you will receive an error message with a particular code regarding the issue generated.

Few essential guidelines are needed to be reviewed, such as,

  • Check whether the printer is turned on and is working.
  • Secondly, check the QuickBooks software is updated or not.
  • Before getting freaked out about how to fix QuickBooks printing problems, try to reboot the computer.
  • Study if the printer error message is appearing in “Windows Error Dialogue” or in “QuickBooks Error Dialogue”. This tool can only be used in the latter case.
  • Check if the printing error in QuickBooks is occurring with the transactions. In that case printing reports is not possible.

Some important solutions to Fix QuickBooks printing problem

  1. First, check if the printer is working properly from other programs. Go to Start Menu -> open Notepad -> Search printer and click on Print.

If it is not working then follow the steps –

  • Turn off the printer and restart the system.
  • Then, turn on the printer.
  • Check if the papers in the printer are not jammed.
  • Select Control Panel from the Start menu, and click on “Printers and faxes”.
  • Check if the status of your printer is not offline, and is having no documents in queue.
  • Make sure that the current drivers for the printer are installed.
  • Try to print a page.


  1. If you are thinking about how to fix QuickBooks printing problem, try QuickBooks Printing and PDF Repair Tool.

For this, you need to follow the steps –

  • Check the QuickBooks software is updated to the latest maintenance release.
  • Visit “” website.
  • From the QuickBooks Tool Hub option, download the QuickBooks PDF repair tool.
  • After downloading, save the installation file on the Desktop and execute it.
  • After completion, check if the issue is resolved or not.

Few more solutions

  1. Try to restore ‘qbprint.qbp & wpr.ini’ files. These files get backed up along with all the company files. Ignore restoring old company files for this.
  2. If the issue is still not resolved, then try renaming the printer files with an “old” extension.
  • Find the files qbprint.qbp and wpr.ini from all the company files.
  • Right-click on one file at a time and select Rename.
  • Change the file names to qbprint.qbp.old and wpr.ini.old.
  • Then Go to QuickBooks Desktop -> Select File Menu -> Click “Printer Setup”. Try to print any transaction from the list.
  1. In case if the problem is not resolved, verify the printer status, or try to print by a different printer if any.

After completing all these solutions, you can get expert help by contacting QuickBooks HelpDesk.