When I sent a complex artfile with transparency and special effects in Illustrator to print, a white transparent box shows up in some of the illustration. I think there's a way to go about resolving this problem in illustrator under the transparency flattener presets but not totally sure how to go about readjusting the numbers.
I believe it could also be a printer (driver) issue; if the printer (driver) is performing colour management it will be likely to treat different kinds of artwork differently.
Have you tried saving/printing to PDF, and if you have, does it look right, on screen and when printing from Acrobat/Reader?
You may try to open your Printer>Printing Preferences in the OS Control Panel (the terms may be different depending on OS), and/or look under Properties for the printer (driver) in File>Print Setup in Illy.
Half an hour past midnight here.
I hope this helps or that someone has a suggestion.
Is the box white or transparent? It can't be both. Well, I guess it could, but you wouldn't see any white if its transparent. So, I'll assume it's a white box.
What PDF job options did you save with?
What are the Docuemtn Raster Effects Settings?
RGB or CMYK file?
What happens when you open the file with Photoshop?
For my own references.... does a "plotter" support transparency?
Does the problem look like this?
There is certainly no need to be sorry. Together we are here (and there, Scott over there, Monika over here) round the clock. I just wished you to know that I had to attend to other duties and hoped someone would take over, which someone did.
I slided the pointer to raster and it eliminated the faint boxes however, some of the illustration were missing: background pattern disappeared for some reason. Nonetheless, your recommendation worked to remove yucky discolored box syndrome.
After going through numerous resources, I found out the best way to go at it is create hi-res jpeg. This worked perfectly!
Thank you everyone for your contribution.
For my part you are welcome, stam.
Obviously, the resolution (and colour mode) should be adapted to the task, including printer/printing specifics/final size(s), and you may need different ones for different uses, especially if you increase the print size later.
In most cases, vector artwork is preferable, and it would be nice(r) to have a viable full solution for that.
I'm guessing that by exporting as a jpg you removed all transaprency, Which was what I was asking about the plotter. I didn't think it supported transparency so trying to adopt transparency for an unsupported defice is always going to result in odd output.
I suspect you could have simply selected everything and used Object > Flatten Transparency and then saved as a PDF and it would have worked. Or saved as a PDF 1.3 (Acrobat 4) file which will also flatten transparency when saving.
Glad you got it sorted though