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Why does this fraction print incorrectly?

Jul 28, 2012 11:08 PM

http://g4.img-dpreview.com/F2FAF707533A485497F9678F23B1DF86.jpg

 

On the left is a part of a page in a PDF file made with InDesign and uploaded to an online printing service. On the right is the printed book. Is the problem my end or theirs?

 

(The fraction was inserted into the text using the glyphs menu in Indesign.)

 
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    Jul 29, 2012 3:59 AM   in reply to AFUNEVT

    Is it correct in the PDF you sent?

     

    How did you make the PDF? This looks like a case where the fraction glyph is not properly embedded.

     
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    Jul 29, 2012 8:27 AM   in reply to AFUNEVT

    Have you tried doing ALT + 0189  instead of glyphs.

     
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    Jul 29, 2012 5:11 PM   in reply to AFUNEVT

    Direct from InDesign could mean exported or printed, which one?

     
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    Jul 29, 2012 5:28 PM   in reply to AFUNEVT

    Both from that information, and the fact that Blurb's proof was correct, it's almost a certaintly that the problem is on their end.

     
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    Jul 29, 2012 5:40 PM   in reply to AFUNEVT

    I suspect it's something in their RIP or how they impose. ID embeds fonts when you export, except for restricted fonts which this clearly is not or you'd be seeing a huge number of errors (and you can check that yourself in the PDF document properties). There is clearly a disconnect between the proof and the final output.

     
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