Flatten for Quark?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by CathC, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. CathC macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2006
    Is it necessary to flatten transparency in an Illustrator (v11) eps file that will be placed into Quark 6.5, then converted to a Press PDF? Need to know asap (will be here all night). Thanks for any info.
  2. AlexisV macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    No, Quark should be able to create PDFs fine from documents with transparent EPS files. But avoid using transparency with spot colours.
  3. macstudent macrumors 6502


    Feb 12, 2002
    Milwaukee, WI
    Regardless of the transparency used in files that you place in Quark, it will always be flattened when you create a PDF from Quark. It doesn't matter if you export the PDF directly or print to postscript. Both methods will result in a flattened PDF.
  4. CathC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2006
    Whew! Good to know: 200+ figures later, relieved that my suspicions were correct. Thank you (I can breathe now!).


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