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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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Flattening Transparency

Transparency in Illustrator is a wonderful feature first bestowed on designers with the release of Illustrator 9.0. This was followed by several years of printers screaming and hiding under desks because of early imaging difficulties. Some printers are still traumatized by their initial experiences and may not realize that transparency is really not that scary these days, as long as everyone plays by some simple rules.

If your print service provider is using very old equipment that has not been upgraded in years, they may have difficulty outputting files containing transparency. If this is the case, consider sending your work to a more modern print service provider with better capabilities. If you have the option to shop ...

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