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Problem printing swatches

May 27, 2013 5:42 AM

Tags: #cs5 #swatch_problem #prints_wrong



I have designed a swatch which consist on points of different sizes. Then I applied it to a rectangle and I scaled in order to have the correct proportion. The problem comes when I try to print it, because instead of getting te pattern I get a black rectangle. Do you have any idea about what can happen? It is a RGB document in black and white and I am using CS5. Thanks!

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    May 27, 2013 5:59 AM   in reply to Mirna_3



    How are you printing it (including are you using a PostScript printer (driver)?


    How does it look if you print ot or Save As PDF and open it in Acrobat/reader?


    Does it also happen to other artwork?


    What is the phase of the moon in your part of the world (over here it was full two days ago)?


    Edit: And what Steve is going to say.

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    May 27, 2013 5:57 AM   in reply to Mirna_3

    Check whether the white bits are set to Overprint (Attributes panel)

    This shouldn’t be possible in an RGB file but you never know your luck when it comes to printing :-)

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    May 27, 2013 7:52 AM   in reply to Mirna_3

    That is even more serious than your printing issue, Mirna (even before you solved it).

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    May 27, 2013 4:54 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    Mirna: Good job you found what the trouble was.


    Jacob: A couple of days after full moon in any part of the world, but Illie’s moon phases have long ceased to work (dunno why).

    Eyes and Shopping days till Christmas are still there though, if you know where to look for them :-)

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    May 28, 2013 1:52 AM   in reply to Steve Fairbairn

    You are right about everything, Steve. Someone should mend the moon, but then I should be more easily found out.

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