Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 8:04 PM (in response to meuli)
According to Roaring Apps, Illustrator CS3 may not be compatible with Mountain Lion, while they report that CS4 is compatible. I've CS6 and am printing from Illustrator just fine. I also don't see any 3100 series here - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#HP (but check it again for yourself).
If it is supported, you should be able to download Apple's HP drivers and install your printer anew - http://support.apple.com/kb/DL907.
If no joy from Apple, try contacting HP.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 9:19 PM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
Thanks for the reply. The HP Photosmart 3100 series is on the list from Apple. I just intalled the Apple HP driver driver v.2.12 for OSX. Adobe Illustrator still crashes.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 9:30 PM (in response to meuli)
CS3, CS4 or both? Only when you try to print? Download a 30-day trial of Illustrator CS6 - click "Try".
If that works, you'll know that your version of Illustrator just isn't working - and if it doesn't work, you'll know that it's a problem with your printer driver.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 10:34 PM (in response to meuli)
No problem - I was running CS3 but began having problems when I upgraded my machine and my OS to Lion. Now I'm running the whole CS6 suite on Mountain Lion with no problems.
Write back and let us know if you're still having trouble with printing from CS6...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 8:02 AM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
Thank you your suggestion to dowloand the trial and try printing from Adobe Illustrator CS6 worked.
Now I have to purchase an expensive upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite.
The HP Photosmark 3100 Series printer is on the list of printers that should work though . . .
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2013 3:33 AM (in response to meuli)
just found this on a german forum:
delete the following Files/Folders and it runs again:
worked also on mountain lion with CS4!