Question: can't print–'filter' failed
iMac running OS X El Capitan v10.11.6
Epson WF-3540 series printer
Various applications, including Pages 5.6.2, Numbers 3.6.2, Preview, MS Word for Mac 15.37.
Printer and computer are connected to two LAN ports of a wireless router. WAN port connected through DSL modem to my ISP.
All attempts to print from this computer result in an alert saying "Stopped.—'Filter' failed OR a report to send to Apple, the first few lines of which are included below.
The only successful printing from this machine today was a nozzle check of the printer, that required a connection only to receive a signal from Epson's Printer Utility to start the process, which is likely contained in the printer itself. Printer Utility also receives current supply level reports from the printer.
The computer replaced an earlier iMac running Leopard (OS X 10.8.5) wth the same connection to the network. A test print from that machine, using a wi-fi connection to the network, was successful today. Applications and data were migrated from this machine to the newer one using Migration Assistant.
My MBPro, running El Capitan, has no difficulty printing to that computer from the Apple applications listed above, or from other applications. Neither of these two have Word or Excel installed.
Any assistance will be appreciated.
ADDENDUM: Beginning lines of report on the issue (sent to Apple)
Process: cgpdftoraster 
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: cupsd 
Responsible: cgpdftoraster 
User ID: 26
Date/Time: 2017-11-10 17:49:10.218 -0800
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.11.6 (15G17023)
Report Version: 11
Anonymous UUID: C3F84C36-42CA-1C7C-D9D9-7DDF353A98F5
Sleep/Wake UUID: 9E8874D8-324F-45EB-B290-8AFA5525A22D
Time Awake Since Boot: 20000 seconds
Time Since Wake: 3600 seconds
System Integrity Protection: enabled
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY
More of the report available on request.