I might be wrong, but I'd still suspect a printer problem. If you open the PDF in Acrobat Pro, open the Output Preview and hover over the image, are the colour values different?
Thanks for a quick response.
Printer issue was my first thought as well, but we've replaced developers, drums, etc. and still getting the issue.
the background looks like an old treasure map. So its very modeled and difficult to get a read from the exact same spot, but everywhere I've tested it looks to be the same CMYK numbers.
I have two machines and they both print this file and show a difference, granted one is MUCH more drastic... so in my heart I KNOW it has to be some type of printer issue. But the company that services our machine have run this same file on two totally different machines and still get a slight difference.
It is making me crazy!
Waht happens when you rotate the page 180 and print? Is the shift the same?
I've done that a couple of times and there is some shift there, but its not as drastic.
My question is more is the shift the SAME in terms of which image is affected, or does it swap?
P Spier, I will run that test as soon as this current project is done running and get back with you.
Great idea P Spier. I ran one out rotated 90°, and one rotated -90° and different areas of the artwork were affected. BUT its happening on the same side of the printed sheet.
Now I have a little more ammo to take back to my printer people.
I've been staring at this same graphic for so long its all blended together to me now. lol