I have a layout for a portfolio I am working on in InDesign CS3. There is a master layout that I have applied to most of the pages which contains a portion of black. However, between pages the same black from the same master page is showing differently. It is really the black that is revealing a bigger problem. On most all of the pages it looks like there is almost a haze over the entire sheet and all of the blacks are showing as more of a dark gray whether from the master page border, a linked photo, or type, etc. Everything looks slightly washed out, including other colors as well.
What makes the situation more bizarre is that two of the pages are not showing this way, or exporting this way. Two out of 16 pages are showing and exporting beautiful rich, crisp colors, but the rest of the pages look washed out.
What is happening and how can I fix it?
I need help!
does the separations panel in indesign reveal anything prior to making the PDF? are there any transparencies or effects over the page? how are the PDFs being made - and by this I mean which settings are being used - a default one (which have names in square brackets) or a customised one?
can the OP provide screengrabs or a link to the PDF in question?