Here's what I've got: G5, 10.3.9 (fully updated), IDCS2 with 4.0.3 update applied (but behavior has existed prior to the 4.0.3 update). EDOX RIP driving a Canon CLC 3900 is the primary output device.
InDesign will not print any doent that has so much as a letter of text in it. If a doent just contains an image, it'll print no problem.
InDesign-sent jobs hit the RIP and immediately drop into the 'finished' area. The job log contains an error "No standard color preferences are installed." which has zero hits on Google.
If I make a PDF of a doent ...