Known issue. It shows on screen and in low res prints, but generally NOT in press output.
But that is exactly the issue: it IS showing up on press output. How do I get the text to not be darkened on output? I have tried creating a new object already. Have also tried to change transparency settings at export. All text in the spread is still showing darker on the PDF.
Do you have a scan of a printed page to go with that?
What settings are you using to make your PDF for press?
Is your text at the top of the stack? That helps minimize any bad effects.
it IS showing up on press output.
In the other thread you mentioned your Konika-Mnolta as the output device. That's not a press and has less than half the output resolution (at best) of a typical imagesetter or platesetter used to make press plates.
Thanks for all your responses. Yes, the textbox is the top layer. No, the Konica is not a print shop printer, but I can assure you it is printing darker (I do not have a scan). I tried using both Adobe PDF Presets>High Quality Print and Press Quailty. I use High Quality Print both when I pass to our printshop or print in-house, and I have never had any issues. If there is another export setting I should try please let me know. As I mentioned, the document will also be diseminated electronically as a PDF so beyond printing either in-house or out, I need the PDF to not appear darker as well.
I use drop shawdows all the time, and have never had this problem. Irritating.
I don't doubt you would see this on the BizHub, and users with common desktop printers are even more likely to see it when they print your PDF (though they might not notice).
There's really nothing you can do to prevent it from happening, as much as we all wish there was. The only thing I can recommend is that you actually force it to happen on all pages so it isn't as obvious. You can do that by putting a small frame filled with [Black] in an out of the way area on the master pages and set the opacity to .01%. There isn't a device out there that can print a dot that small so it will never show in your output.