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gray printing

gray printing

gray printing

When I print a graphic from Illustrator the black prints black. But when I place this same graphic in indesign, it prints out gray (even though showing black on the screen). What could be causing this do you think?
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RE: gray printing

...check your indesign settings, under preferences you have settings that deal with black, both on screen and output...

...in preferences, the list on the left hand side you have "appearance of black", illustrator has the same feature, check they are the set the same...

...if they are the same, then check your color management settings are identical across the creative suite...




RE: gray printing

I just want to thank Andrew most sincerely for his reply.  I had hit the books over this problem, and eventually after many hours of frustration eventually tried the solutions he's just suggested, but still couldn't print the Indesign file as shown on the screen or match how the graphic showed when printed from Illustrator (but did learn alot in the process I must admit).  However something I read on this site made me look into the opacity settings on my Illustrator graphic, so as a test I changed them to being darker, then sent it to Indesign and printed it, and low and behold, Indesign liked those better and printed the graphic darker where I'd wanted it to be.  I don't know why Indesign handles the opacity percentages received from Illustrator differently when printed, but I'll remember in future that it does.  If only I'd have asked my original question sooner, I would have saved a lot of frustration and time, and I'm pretty sure I'd have tumbled to the opacity solution much earlier.  Ah well, got there in the end.
Thanks again Andrew.

RE: gray printing

your printhead has black ink dried all over it. the light gray comes from the color cartridge. if running a cleaning cycle does not help, you may need to take your printer to a kodak service center to have the printhead cleaned.

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