What color has the text?
If black, is it a pure K-black or is it a CMYK- or RGB-Black?
If not black, does it has a tone?
Only 100% colors of any plate will not be rasterized upon print, any CMYK output combination will be rasterized.
The document file is set to CMYK and the printer is CMYK but only black is printing for the document.
Does that help?
I understand your comment about rasterisation. That is why I referred the DPI being too low. Are you telling me it is possible to set the document for pure Black (K) ? If so, how would I do that?
Why is it that if I print a test sheet direct from the printer I get an excellent result. Text shows no degredation from the rasterisation. Yet printing from any computer software program always creates a rasterised image? I assume the explanation is one of resolution. So my problem appears to be the inability to control rasterisation.
Eureka, problem solved!
In the ID Print dialogue box under ‘Advanced’ is a box ticked by default as Print as Bitmap with 300 dpi inserted.
Why in heavens name has Adobe hidden this raster setting under the heading ‘Advanced’ instead of using ‘Output’ or ‘Graphics’ which is where one would more logically expect to find a raster setting!!!
Thank you for your time Willi.
Try change the Appearance of Black settings in the prefs to Display all Blacks Accurately and Output All Blacks as Rich Black.
This will have no effect on color output, but should render 100K as a solid on monochrome output.
Thank you Peter.
I had already anticipated that feature which is Rich Black by default in my preferences.
The solution was the raster setting under ‘Advanced’ in the ID Print Dialogue box.
I appreciate your consideration.