Moved from the Creative Cloud to the InDesign forum. They will be able to help you here.
You might be suffering from Yucky Discolored Box Syndrome. Here is the cure:
- Create a Transparency Flattener Preset that rasterizes everything.
- Edit Transparency Flattener Presets, click on High, then click New.
- Slide the raster/vector slider all the way to the left. Set the linework resolution to the printer’s output resolution (i.e. 600), and set the gradient/mesh resolution to 150 or higher. Save as a new Flattener Preset.
- File ⇒ Print, and under Output, choose Composite CMYK, and check the Simulate Overprint checkbox. Under Advanced, select your all-raster flattener
Your print dialog box settings might vary, but this will probably defeat this digital printer phenomenon.
Hope this helps,
Mike Witherell in Maryland
SOLVED - I changed the color type from Pantone to CMYK - problem solved. Now, I have never seen a problem like this when designing with a Pantone call out but hey, its new software.
Why spec a spot color for a digital device? It can't print it in spot color.
There are about 400 spot colors that can be mapped to a digital color space depending upon whose RIP is being used. None the less, this was not an issue in the past. Why use a spot color, because it may give the client the look they want and I don't have to spend significant fiddling with a mix to make them happy. After all, they are paying the bill.
I am having the same issue and tried all that and it is still printing a box of discoloration behind all drop shadows on all documents. I haven't had this issue until today. I even reopened a document with drop shadows that printed fine but now is printing a discoloration around all of the drop shadows.