Line weight appears correct on Illustrator but too thick when printed

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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I am using Illustrator 2021.  Pictures with 0.25pt lines appear fine on screen, but will appear very thick and dark when printed.  Tried several different printers and all print out too thick/dark. If save as PDF, again look fine on screen but print out too thick/dark. This did not happen with older versions of Illustrator.  Please help!

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Feb 17, 2022 Feb 17, 2022

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With the PDF, check if Enhance Thin Lines is checked in Acrobat Preferences. I believe that it is on by default.

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Thank you!  Checking off Enhance Thin Lines solve this problem with printing PDF.  However, lines are still thick when directly printing from Illustrator.  Any way to solve that?

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Is the AI file saved with the default PDF enabled? Maybe the printer is reading that portion of the file instead of  the AI.

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Feb 18, 2022 Feb 18, 2022

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If I save the AI file with "create PDF compatible file" checked OFF, it still prints thick. Is there another place to check off the "default PDF enabled"?  Thanks!

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