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Overprint issue, please help

Aug 1, 2012 4:05 AM

Tags: #illustrator #overprint

Hi, I am very confused with the overprint issue in illustrator recently.


Figure 1 is a document that used to contain overprint objects; then I deleted all the layers/objects and drew a simple oval. As you can see from the Print Summary – it says there’s overprint object.


Figure 2 I created a brand new document and drew a simple star shape. You can see that there’s no overprint issue anymore.

I mean they’re both simple object without any overlapping involved, how come one has overprint issue and the other not? Is there any document settings I need to be aware of? Sometimes I have very complex shapes and there's no overprint issue, why? Please help.


P.S. There's no transparency or strange colour fill on the shape. And I just want to get rid of the overprint warning.


Figure 1:




Figure 2:


  • Currently Being Moderated
    Aug 1, 2012 4:16 AM   in reply to Chriccy

    I can't replicate your issue. what do you see in your Attributes window (window> Attributes) when you select all? Are you having printing issues on your laser printer?

    Also, if you make an object overprint and then delete it, the next object you make will overprint by default.

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