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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BillyKerr The graphic will not print correctly. To manually update the display, click Refresh. In Illustrator overpdint Acrobat, to magnify the preview, click in the preview area. Stitching, where rasters and vectors meet.

Ovegprint resolution affects the precision of intersections when flattened. To do this, you must specify settings both when you place the EPS graphic and when you output it. Avoid these blending modes when working with spot colors: The highlighted objects will be affected by the flattening process—their strokes or patterns will be expanded, portions of them may get rasterized, and so on.

To create a new preset, click New. About transparency flattener presets.

The transparency issue is the shadow of the text which is in Overlay blending mode doesn’t flatten correctly. These settings vary with each printer, so see the documentation that came with your printer for details. Remark that this overprit a negative setting; you will have to set “Preserve Overprint” to “False” in order to remove overprint from your optimized PDF file.

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Flatten transparent artwork in Adobe InDesign

To save the flattening settings for use with other objects and documents in the overprnt session, click Save Preset. Use a process color where possible.


Type a name and click OK. Transparency flattening overrint be undone after the file is saved. Convert All Text To Outlines. Use this information to adjust the flattener options before you apply the settings, and then save them as flattener presets. Specifies the name of the preset. You use the preview options in the Flattener Preview panel to highlight the areas affected by flattening artwork. In the Output panel, select a preset from the Ovegprint Flattener Preset menu. Highlights all objects that are involved in transparency, including transparent objects and objects that are overlapped by transparent objects.

Note that enabling this option causes thin strokes to appear slightly thicker and may degrade flattening performance. To edit an existing preset, select oveprint preset and click Edit. Therefore, Simulate Overprint should not be selected for output that will be color separated later. Select this option when printing separations if the document contains spot colors and overprinted objects. The All Rasterized Regions option also shows raster graphics such as Photoshop files involved in transparency, and raster effects overpring as drop shadows and feathers.

Deselect this option when saving files for use in page-layout applications. Use for desktop proofs and print-on-demand documents that will be printed on Adobe PostScript color printers. Uses the document flattening preset for this spread. In addition, in Flatteb you can apply them when saving files to earlier versions of Illustrator or when copying to the clipboard; in Acrobat, you can also apply them when optimizing PDFs.

This option reduces stitching artifacts that result when part of an object is rasterized while another part of the object remains in vector form. The Flattener Preview is not intended for precise previewing of spot colors, overprints, and blending modes. From the Highlight menu, choose the kind of areas you want to flatfen.


If the artwork does not contain transparency, the document will not be flattened and the flattening settings are overprijt relevant. Ensures that the boundaries between vector artwork and rasterized artwork fall along object paths.

Stitching, where rasters and vectors meet.

Print and save transparent artwork

Flattening divides transparent artwork into vector-based areas and rasterized areas. Transparent objects are flattened according to the settings in the selected flattener preset. What is actually wrong when you print it?

Keep in mind that the boundary of the highlight area has a higher probability of producing stitching problems depending on the print-driver settings and the rasterization resolution. Deselect this option when saving files for use in page-layout applications. In Acrobat, choose Preserve Overprint to blend the color of transparent artwork with the background color to create an overprint effect. Faltten a different blending mode or no blending mode.

Note that this option takes longer to process than the others. The results are unpredictable when the file is output from a page-layout application. As artwork becomes more complex mixing images, vectors, type, spot colors, overprinting, and so onso does the flattening and its results. Set transparency flattening options for printing. I don’t understand why you need to flatten the image. Higher settings preserve more vector objects, while lower flaften rasterize more vector objects; intermediate settings preserve simple areas in vector form and rasterize complex ones.

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