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Pdf Transparency problem

Apr 11, 2012 3:28 AM

hello indesigners.

 

i printed out a pdf,and had some pngs inluded in the document.

when it was printed out,some of the png icons came with a black rectangle around them.what went wrong?

im trying to find the appropriate settings for my pdf to avoid such an issue in future.

 

thank you.

 
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    Apr 11, 2012 4:34 AM   in reply to inquestflash

    Not enough information....

     

    What did they look like in ID in Overprint Preview?

     

    You printed to PDF, or exported? What settings?

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 2:32 AM   in reply to inquestflash

    I'm trying to figure out if you flattened transparency when you exported to PDF, so I need to know what the compatibilty setting was, or the preset, and whether the simulate overprint box was checked. What application was used to view/print the PDF?

     
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  • Rob Day
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    Apr 12, 2012 3:36 AM   in reply to inquestflash

    PNGs with transparency can be problematic if they are resampled on export. Try resaving them as PSDs. Check this thread:

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/4316727#4316727

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 4:34 AM   in reply to inquestflash

    See Rob's response... There's nothing in the transparency handling itself that should be causing this.

     
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  • lilia@
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    Apr 17, 2012 12:59 PM   in reply to inquestflash

    pdf 1.4 is flattened... try version 7 (1.6) or later (if memory serves me right)

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 1:14 PM   in reply to lilia@

    1.4 exported from InDesign is NOT a flattened PDF.

     

     

     

    Bob

     
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    Apr 17, 2012 2:40 PM   in reply to Bob Levine

    ok... thats when not flattening started... knew i should have kept my mouth shut until i was at work lol... sorry about that

     
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