I've recently been informed of an issue with printing *.ai files created in Illustrator CS2 in Adobe Reader 8.
These files are simple works, just text, line art, and very simple designs, all in solid black on a white background. When printing from Reader, to any printer, it will not print a solid image. All the black areas on the printed image have a white/black hash look to them, i.e., you can see right through the printed image if printed on a transparency.
Printing from Illustrator CS2 to any printer works absolutely fine, the image is dark black.
I've looked around the options in Reader 8 and did not notice any preferences or settings for this problem.
Oh, and just a note, Illustrator CS2 is installed on a Windows 2000 machine and I was testing Reader 8 on a Windows XP Pro machine. Both machines were using the same network printer(s). I don't believe it is operating system related as their previous machine, a Windows 2000 box, was exhibiting the same problems with Reader.
Does anyone know what is going on or how to fix it?
The form's designer has made an error. At certain place there are two
form fields, in different fonts, in the same place, and with the same
name. This effect will happen for everyone. It can be fixed with
Acrobat Professional, but I'd hope the Government would do it.