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!
The lines are there if I print directly from ID and also if I go to PDF first. I typically use the "high quality print" setting for PDFs. The printer is a new Konica/Minolta Bizhub C454.
I've had these sorts of artifacts many times before but work around them the best I can. Just thinking back a couple months ago, I made some 2'X2' layouts and when I printed the PDF at my workplace the lines (white, that time) were visible. I sent the file to a local printer to get the mylar signs made and no lines were visible on the finished product.
Should I be looking at printer settings for a possible solution?
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:
The custom flattener on the left has no stitching at any zoom view