When placing a transparent PNG logo on top of a design, the box around the logo changes color.

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Jan 05, 2022 Jan 05, 2022

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I've been struggling with this for some time now and can't seem to find a resolution... When designing a project where I use our transparent PNG logo the background color is altered behind the logo in print. In InDesign and on-screen at any other point, the colors seem to be the same, but when I send it to print, a small, shade darker box appears around the logo. 

Any ideas of how this can be fixed?

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Jan 05, 2022 Jan 05, 2022

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This has come up a few times, see if Monika's answer and link here helps:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/yucky-dscoloured-box-sydrome-will-they-show-u...

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This can be caused by a flattening issue, particularly if placing against a cmyk colour background.

Are you printing directly? or using a PDF? and, if the latter, what are your settings?

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If you are using InDesign, create a Transparency Flattener Preset that completely rasterizes everything. That should take care of everything. If you search the Creative Pro site, there is instrucstions on how to do that somewhere as I recall.

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