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Gray line around image placed in Illustrator 2020

Explorer ,
Apr 12, 2022 Apr 12, 2022

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Please see attached screenshot, which I hope will explain things. I rarely work with photo images in Illustrator, but the vendor requires final art be in .ai. BTW, this is for a trade show booth around 6ft X 4ft, and the art has to be 100% of full size. I'm working with transparent TIFFs.

 

Is the thin gray line appearing around the image just an Illustrator thing and won't print? It goes away on Overprint Preview, but not if they're embedded. They don't appear in the PSD file I've saved them from. 

 

I'm sure there's a simple answer. Thanks in advance for any help! 

 

 

 

 

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Apr 12, 2022 Apr 12, 2022

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Is there a difference when viewed in CPU Preview compared to CPU Preview? (use Cmd or Ctrl E to switch).

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Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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Thanks, Ton. Yes, it goes away when I switch from GPU to CPU.

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Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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Generally the GPU Preview is fast but less accurate.

As far as I know artifacts shown only in GPU Preview won't print or export.

The CPU Preview is more reliable, you may try an export to an image file to see if it is visible.

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Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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Thanks again! I'll try the export and will also talk to the vendor's production people as well. I appreciate your help!

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Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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BTW, I exported to both JPEG and PNG at 300 ppi and didn't see the outlines. Thanks!

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Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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Good to hear that, I think that you safely can assume that it is a preview problem only.

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Mar 28, 2024 Mar 28, 2024

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This information really help because I encountered the same problem. I am really surprised as the solution was as simple as CTRL + E. Thank you so much for this information

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