Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Visual Media > Design and Graphics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 20, 2010, 02:07 PM   #1
bill28
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
printing problem with pdf created from Indesign file

I am having problems printing a pdf file. Pdf has been created from an Indesign file. Looks o.k. on screen but when printed shows the background of the photoshop images embedded in the Indesign file. Prints o.k. on a basic laser printer but when printed via a Fiery the problem occurs.
Have tried various different pdf settings but to no avail.
Anybody any thoughts?
bill28 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 20, 2010, 04:28 PM   #2
FourCandles
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: England
Sorry if it's me being dim, but I'm not clear exactly what you mean by the "background of the photoshop images" showing through. Are you saying that the layers are not appearing correctly?
FourCandles is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 20, 2010, 04:53 PM   #3
smurfjammer
macrumors 6502a
 
smurfjammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Send a message via AIM to smurfjammer
On Command Workstation on your Fiery RIP, you will need to turn on or off Composite Overprint to get the layers to print correctly if you have the problem I'm thinking about (a pic of the issue would help narrow down the problem).
__________________
iPad 2 16GB ~ iPhone 4s 32GB ~ 27" 2.93 GHz i7 iMac ~ Apple TV2 ~ iPhone 8GB ~ 2.0GHz White MacBook ~ 20" 2.0 GHz G5 iMac
smurfjammer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 23, 2010, 03:39 AM   #4
bill28
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Thanks composite overprint worked
bill28 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 23, 2010, 08:10 AM   #5
covisio
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: UK
There will be either intended or non-intended transparency in the file. When you print on a basic printer that cannot interpret the transparency (i.e. non-PDF 1.4 and above compatible), it looks "fine", when you print on the Fiery, it can interpret the transparency, so you see the 'background'.

Essentially the problem (if it is a problem) is in the file. It may be obviously wrong in this example, but for any file you need to know what it should look like. A hard copy from the file provider would help, though often not available these days.
__________________
Professional Mac User since 1988
covisio is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Special Interests > Visual Media > Design and Graphics

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
colour trouble with pdf created from illustrator lein Design and Graphics 1 Sep 18, 2010 03:10 PM
Odd printing glitch when trying to print PDF exported from InDesign. Help needed. torndownunit Mac Applications and Mac App Store 3 Aug 25, 2010 04:32 AM
Print PDF Separations from INdesign, no PDF printer weblogik Design and Graphics 10 Nov 25, 2009 04:15 AM
Problem with Air Sharing from PC to iPhone 3G. Error in copying/transferring files. ms.gio iPhone and iPod touch Apps 5 Nov 11, 2008 11:19 PM
PDF export from Indesign lacks black text MindBrain Design and Graphics 2 Jan 29, 2008 10:34 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:02 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC