Double-click on the layer that doesn't print in the Layers panel. Is "Print Layer" checked?
What happens when you choose Preview mode? (Press W to toggle between Normal and Preview view). Preview mode shows what will print and what will not.
Also choose Windows > Attributes, and make sure that the objects that don't print/export don't have Nonprinting checked.
How are you going to be printing the document? To a desktop printer, or are you sending it to a commercial printer?
Yes "Print Layer" is checked on the layers that do not print or show up in the PDF file. So checked that and it's not that.
Toggling between preview mode and normal mode - the layer shows up in the preview mode.
I checked Windows>Attributes to see if "Non-Printing" was checked on the layers that wouldn't print and it's not checked.
Well I did a test print on my desktop computer to make sure everything looked okay before I send the file to my client. I'm sure they will be taking it to a professional printer in the area to have them printed off.
I still am stumped as to why it's not printing. One thing I did notice that I forgot to mention was that on one of the sides of the postcard the layer showed up but part of it was blocked out by white space. But on the other side of the postcard the layer didn't show up at all. It's just wierd!
Thanks for your help. I'm sure this isn't the answer you were hoping for but thanks anyway for posting a reply. If you have any other ideas I'd love to hear them!
You helped me in another post figure out how to ensure my postcard printed in CMYK. I exported it as a PDF with the Preset "Adobe PDF/x-1a" and when I did that the layers (that were missing) showed up in the PDF and/or weren't distorted as they had been. So I think somehow that export setting made a difference somehow. I also relinked a file (which I don't think was even in my document but maybe that effected things too). So progress is made in that the missing layers are visible in the PDF. Now to try printing it using the PDF files but that'll have to wait until morning. I'll post the results of whether they printed fine or not in the morning. But so far so good!
Thanks so much!
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I have a feeling this might be what was happening to you since you mentioned the transparency.
@SteveWerner-The file printed the missing layers when I exported it as a PDF/X-1a. Thanks!
@PeterSpier- Thanks for the link to the article about fixing the white box issue. It made a lot of sense and I'll definitely be coming back to that if I have problems in the future. Thanks!
Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with us.
you solved the problem I have met with indesign layer, After I checked the layer properties and there was a check box for "Print layer"
I found the solution in indesign CS6 window > Output > attributes > NonPrinting