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Lexmark MX710

Insufficient Data for an Image or A drawing error occurred message appears when opening a Scan-to-Email PDF file

Issue Description:

An "Insufficient Data for an Image" or "A drawing error occurred" error message pops up when you open (and start to scroll down) a Portable Document Format (PDF) file scanned through the Scan to E-mail feature on a Lexmark MX71x or MX81x series MFP. The error occurs when using Adobe Acrobat or Reader version 9.5.x or earlier. See sample image below:

The PDF file opens correctly using Adobe Reader version 11 or later. An x denotes any number within a given printer model series.

"Insufficient Data for an Image" message"A drawing error occurred" message


Update the printer’s firmware code to EC4.05 (P439) or the latest level.

For steps in checking and updating the Firmware, please refer to KB Article Checking the latest Lexmark printer firmware.

Still Need Help?

Have the following available when calling Lexmark Technical Support;

  • Printer model(s)

  • Printer serial number


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