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Flatten Transparency print Roland treuvis problem.

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Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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Hi, 
I have a problem with converting my layer to flatten transparency for print on my roland treuvis printer. 
I work with spot colors which cannot print with transparent layers. 
This layer is made with effect - blur. 
Flatten transparency does not want to work here. 
Does anyone know how I can fix this so i can maintain the transparency?

Greetings Jessic

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Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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You want to flatten the transparency and keep it? That's not possible.

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Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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Hi. When you flatten transparency, the transparent areas are no longer transparent. Maybe you can apply Flatten Transparency to all artwork to create the expected visual result.

 

Marlon Ceballos.

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Nov 16, 2022 Nov 16, 2022

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Hello @Jessica27163341itbs,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I hope the suggestions shared by Monika and Marliton helped with your query.

 

You may also have a look at this help article (https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/printing-saving-transparent-artwork.html) for printing transparent artwork and sharing your observations.

 

Looking forward to your response.

 

Thanks,

Anubhav

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Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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Does your printer have spot color inks? If not use Process colors. If you used Overprint, change that to Darken blend mode first.

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Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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 The program i use reconizes spot colors as cutting lines this i need for cutting the logo's. So i need spot color in my design. 

 

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Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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Please show us a screenshot.

 

Exactly what needs to be done?

Which error messages do you get?

 

If there is a warning about spot colors and transparency, just ignore it and continue. It's just a warning. You know what you're doing, right? So just go on.

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Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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What happens if you continue?

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Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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I tested printing already otherwise i wouldn't ask... Prints the spot color (cutting lines) as a form and not as a line. So it is cutting twice..

 

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Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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Are you spot lines on the top layer? Can you select only the layers with transparency below it and flatten those (if needed)?

 

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Nov 17, 2022 Nov 17, 2022

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Or just rasterize the blue background with the dropshadow (which will be an image anyway).

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Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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It didn't work.. 

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Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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Exactly what didn't work? And in which way?

 

Did you contact the manufacturer of whatever plotter or plugin you are using for printing? What do they say?

 

And also: please upload your AI file. Because we are stabbing in the dark right now.

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Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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I did contact the technical support but the program does not support transparecy. I tried with rasterize.. i need the blur effect to flatten but that won't work. 

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Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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Ca'nt upload the file.. 

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Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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Please upload it to Dropbox or Creative Cloud or the like and post a link in this forum. Make sure we can download it from there.

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Nov 24, 2022 Nov 24, 2022

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I found an enormous amount of unnessecary clipping masks for the shadow image. I removed them and rasterized the shadow image with the blue background to remove the transparency.

Hope that works.

https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/1946ce2e-ce2c-4ecb-4678-4729343cb1cd

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