A PDF file I created (using InDesign CC 2018) is printing very strangely on some printers — and just fine on another. The problems include:
• Type that looks like it's melting and running down the page like wet paint (see image below)
• Bold lines appear and run down the page
• Document looks fine on screen and prints perfectly from a Fiery printer
The problems don't happen on every page of this 19-page document but on a lot of them.
Another person who tried printing the document had the same problem and it appears that the "melted" characters and lines appear in the exact same place on his printouts as on mine. That person was able to print other PDFs with no problem.
Might be related to this issue:
or an incompatible print driver. See if there is a print driver update for your specific printer.
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Thank you. I’ll explore this possibility!