When I open in photoshop I've tried opening it at 8 bit, 16 bit, 300dpi, and 200dpi.
The same problem is on all of them.
I have about 200 graphics that are all showing this issue.
Why on earth would a printer print PDF from Photoshop? RUN away from this printer as fast as you can.
The only PDFs that can be opened and printed reliably in Photoshop are files created in Photoshop and saved as Photoshop PDF. Everything else is going to be flattened and rasterized.
except my printer said he prints from photoshop
run away! And find another one…
Peter, you are too fast!
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The problem is I'm really an entry level designer, but working as lead designer on this. So this whole problem is making me look very incompetent, but I'm just don't have any experience sending large volumes of files to press :/ So its driving me mad troubleshooting all this.
And I don't have the choice on the printer. He only wants PDF or AI files, and I don't have time to recreate all 200+ graphics completely in illustrator.
It's not your incompetence, it's the printer's incompetence. You need to say something to your boss about the fact that this printer is incapable of properly handling the work.
You are giving him a PDF file.
The problem is that he is literally ruining the content of the file by converting the PDF file to a raster image in Photoshop and then printing that, in other words it looks like your printer is using Photoshop as a “poor man's RIP!” The transparency effects in your PDF/X-4 file are being flattened at whatever resolution your printer sets the Photoshop image to be. In fact, transparency blending should be performed at the printer's RIP where such flattening artifacts that you are seeing are avoided.
You say you don't have your choice of printer?
Would you say you don't have your choice of physician if a doctor told you he was going to do an appendectomy by operating through your nose? Would you claim you don't have your choice of physician?
Professional incompetence is professional incompetence. If you have a “printer” who is really printing PDF files by opening them in Photoshop and printing directly from Photoshop to the device somehow, you are dealing with demonstrable incompetence!
The advice to find another printer is the best advice that we (including Adobe) can provide to you!
This completely breaks down the interigity of the PDF.