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Have you tried working in 16bit?
In printing CMYK a »break-off« at the first printing dot may be hard to avoid.
Thanks, 16 bit is indeed better. Problem is, for whatever reason the customer requires 8bit. Maybe I can figure out why that is and we can switch to 16 bit. It's weird however that it seems to affect only my files/machine.
Any other suggestions?
You can provide the customer with a flattened copy you change to 8bit.
The banding may still be reduced that way.
They do get open data from us, so that wouldn't work.
But I tried a little bit - if I copy the object from the original file (they send it already isolated), paste it into a 16bit RGB, apply the shadows and then change to CMYK/8bit. the result is passable. It's quite the effort, but for now it works.