This has been covered several times. Something to do with flattener settings. Please do a search on this forum.
Thanks M, but this doesn't help much, as I did do a few searches and found nothing -- why else would I have posted?. It does help though, that you entered a new term into my search: Flattener settings.
Can you suggest a new set of terms to search for, because mask, grey box, print, illustrator and acrobat have given me nothing useful or related.
What happens if you try the following, with the masking selected:
1) In the Transparency palette dropdown select Multiply, or whatever else than Normal,
2) Object>Flatten Transparency with 100% Vector,
and have another look?
Thanks, Jacob, but it doesn't seem to have changed the issue. The main barricade in solving this problem is that I am personally unable to reproduce the problem with my system... it's a client who is having the problem. Thanks again! :-)
I've tried something I should have thought about earlier. I took the placed imagery and dumped it to the bottommost level. I'm now carving out their shapes in the background color plate, so they show through. Hopefully this will take care of it...