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Unwanted lines when using effects.

Nov 13, 2013 7:23 AM

Having much trouble with unwanted thin lines when using outlined text with multiple effects - outer glow & bevel and emboss. Typically the lines show through the outer glow effect in the color of the background. It is then especially noticable with the darker background I used for this layout. The lines are not visible on screen but show up in printing. I have also tried saving as PDF and then printing but no difference.

Here is a scanned portion of the layout.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Nov 13, 2013 7:46 AM   in reply to dbegalka

    These are probably transparency artifacts. Are you printing direct from ID, or exporting a PDF and printing that? If the PDF, what settings do you use? What printer?

     
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    Nov 13, 2013 8:05 AM   in reply to dbegalka

    Transparency artifacts like this are highly dependent on the output device. Are you using a postscript driver for the BizHub? If not try it.

     
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  • Rob Day
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    Nov 13, 2013 8:15 AM   in reply to dbegalka

    In ID or Acrobat's  Print>Advanced dialog can you choose a Transparency Flattener preset? Is it set to High Resolution?

     
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    Nov 13, 2013 8:20 AM   in reply to dbegalka

    That doesn't necessarily mean you are actually using the postscript driver...

     
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  • Rob Day
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    Nov 13, 2013 9:06 AM   in reply to dbegalka

    The transparency flattener preset was set to medium resolution.

     

     

    If it's transparency stitching then the flattener preset you use in the print driver would make a difference. Try High resolution or make a flattener preset that has a heavier raster balance. Here's a flattened PDF/X-1a test with low res vs. a customized high res:

     

    Screen Shot 2013-11-13 at 12.04.19 PM.png

     

    The custom flattener on the left has no stitching at any zoom view

     

    Screen Shot 2013-11-13 at 12.04.45 PM.png

     
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    Nov 13, 2013 9:42 AM   in reply to dbegalka

    Raterizing could slow your printer down. You might not need it for all transparency—I think effects like emboss tend to stitch more.

     
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