printing problem with pdf created from Indesign file

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by bill28, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
    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?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2009
    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?
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2004
    Auckland, New Zealand
    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).
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2010
  5. macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2007
    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.

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