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Fill showing on screen but not printing

Fill showing on screen but not printing

Fill showing on screen but not printing

(OP)
Hi All,  Just getting back into Illustrator and am trying to create a map. It is a simple B&W map. I have created an outline of a country and have used live paint bucket to fill my outline. This look fine on the screen but when I print the map the country is only shown in outline. I am sure there must be an answer but I just  can't find it. Any help much appreciated.

Cheers

Paul

RE: Fill showing on screen but not printing

(OP)
Further to that, I have now established that if I use a Black fill, it prints but it does not print with a Grey fill??

RE: Fill showing on screen but not printing


...what percentage grey are you using? if too light it's possible you output device can't hold below a certain percentage.

andrew

RE: Fill showing on screen but not printing

(OP)
Thanks apepp, It would appear that is the case. I am only able to print in Black or the Dark Grey swatch next to Black. I presume from your answer that the problem lies with my printer and other printers would be able to print lighter Greys? Is that correct?

Cheers

RE: Fill showing on screen but not printing


...sounds very much like a printer issue...

...your best to also perform test print swatches (black at 100%, 90%, 80% etc) on one sheet, from both illustrator and also make a pdf and print from acrobat, if you get the same results from both programs, you have a printer problem...

andrew

RE: Fill showing on screen but not printing

(OP)
Thanks apepp, I shall try that tonight.

Cheers

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