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problem with transparent backgrounds


#1
Strange problem that only just seemed to have started. Working on a project in illustrator, placed a png on the page, everything looks fine. When I go to print it seems to have an opaque background (lighter colour of the actual background). Anybody know of this one?
 

bigdave

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#2
Not had that before but have you tried using a tiff with the transparency saved insted of the png?

On a side note, wouldn't it be better to be placing images into an indesign file rather than illustrator?
 
#3
You want to avoid PNG for print work anyhow. Can't guarantee that the printer's RIP/printer will process it properly. A problem we often have with people sending crumby web png's on their adverts then wondering why the RIP prints a grey background

Stick to TIFFs, and as bigdave said, why not InDesign (although there's not a whole lot wrong with using Illustrator if you're happier with it).