In the PitStop Server Hot Folder Editor, select the Flattening category. Enable Resolve overprint if you want to flatten overprint objects as well, without. Flattened, with Flatten Overprints off. In this case, only the Multiply blend has been flattened. The magenta outside the cyan is now solid magenta without blend. To understand flattening, the Figure below demonstrates the difference between the Choose a preset from the Overprint and Transparency Flattener options.

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You can enter the name of an existing preset to edit that preset.

The amount of rasterization that occurs depends on overorint complexity of the page and the types of overlapping objects. Good communication between you and your service provider will help you achieve the results you expect. If the visual effect is not what you want, do any of the following:.

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Highlights the objects that are sources of transparency, such as objects with partial opacity including images with alpha channelsobjects with blending modes, and objects with opacity masks.

Higher settings preserve more vector objects, while lower settings rasterize more vector objects; intermediate settings preserve simple areas in vector form and rasterize complex ones. What is actually wrong when you print it? Specifies the name of the preset. You can choose a flattener preset in the Advanced panel of the Print dialog box or of the format-specific dialog box that appears after the initial Export or Save As dialog box.

Flatten an individual spread.

Note that this option takes longer to process than the others. In this case, the flattener may convert the glyphs to outlines, resulting in thickened stroke widths on the glyphs only. As artwork becomes more complex mixing images, vectors, type, spot colors, overprinting, and so onso does the flattening and its results.


How do I flatten overprint?

flattfn Set transparency flattening options for printing. Highlights all patterns that will be expanded if involved in transparency. Select the flattening settings you want to use: The Flattener Preview is not intended for precise previewing of spot colors, overprints, and blending modes. This command lets you preview how artwork will look when exported in SWF.

I tried different PDF Standards and still had issues. Opens the Custom Spread Flattener Settings dialog box for specifying settings. Some print drivers process raster and vector art differently, sometimes resulting in color stitching. Stitching, where rasters and vectors meet.

Note that this option takes longer iverprint process than the others. Flattener presets are stored in the same location as printer settings files: Specifies the name of the preset. Display the Flattener Preview panel or dialog box:. However, in an OPI proxy workflow, placeholder or proxy images are used, for later replacement with high-resolution versions by an OPI server.

To minimize stitching problems, select Overpriht Complex Regions. Note that this option takes longer to process than the others. What do you mean by “will not print correctly”. From the Highlight menu, choose the kind of areas you want to highlight. Select a flattening preset from the Preset flayten, or click Custom to set specific flattening options. Highlights all strokes that will be outlined if involved in transparency or because Convert All Strokes To Outlines is selected.

Apply a flattener preset for output.

Print and save transparent artwork

You can choose a flattener preset in the Advanced panel of the Print dialog box or of the format-specific dialog box that appears after flatteb initial Export or Save As dialog box. For the Illustrator and Illustrator EPS formats, you can choose to discard transparency rather than flatten it. You may be able to minimize stitching problems by disabling some print-driver specific color-management settings.


At any time, click Refresh to display a fresh preview version based on your settings. The results are unpredictable when the file is output from a page-layout application.

Flatten transparent artwork in Adobe InDesign

Preserves the overall opacity of flattened objects. This option ensures that the width of strokes stays consistent during flattening. Select this option over;rint printing separations if the document contains spot colors and overprinted objects. Select the lowest setting to rasterize all the flatte. When possible, keep your file in a format in which native transparency data is retained, allowing you to make edits as necessary.

When overprint is not desirable in a workflow or when output devices don’t support it, how can it be avoided? Converts all strokes to simple filled paths on pages containing transparency. Preview which areas of artwork will be flattened.

You can export and import transparency flattener presets in order to share them with your service providers, your clients, or others in your workgroup. Depending on the complexity of the artwork, overprinnt may need to wait a few seconds for the preview image to appear.

Highlights all linked EPS files that are affected by transparency. Overlapping art overpriint divided when flattened.

When you print to a low-resolution or non-PostScript printer, such as a desktop inkjet printer, you can choose to rasterize all artwork during printing. To minimize stitching problems, select Clip Complex Regions.

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