If you have the original source file from which the PDF was created, re-create the PDF. Open the file in the original program (like a word processor or a program for page layout). Select File > Print, then choose the option to save a PDF file. Please open the new PDF file and try printing it again.
Typically, color printing uses four-color inks: cyan , magenta , yellow, and black. The resulting "primary" mixtures are red, green , and blue when the CMY "secondary" is combined at full strength.
When you don't have access to a local printer, FedEx-Kinkos is probably a pretty good bet. It is also just about $0.10 per page to print [black & white] on your own paper! Most office supply stores (Office Depot, Staples) sell certain quantities of paper, including coloured cardstock.
The HP Officejet Pro X Series can deliver high-quality professional documents at up to 70 pages per minute (ppm), making it the fastest desktop printer according to Guinness World Records, powered by HP PageWide Technology, the company's next generation inkjet platform.
Woodblock printing, which appeared in China before 220 AD, was the earliest known form of printing applied to paper. The movable type invented by Bi Sheng around 1040 AD and the printing press invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century are also later developments in printing technology.
Each process of printing is split into pre-press, press, and post-press steps. Prepress operations include steps during which the idea of a printed image, such as a plate, cylinder, or screen, is converted into an image carrier.
Today, average inkjet printers generally have a 1200 x 1440 dpi resolution. If you're not going to print photos larger than 5 x 7 inches, this is a good enough resolution.