Illustrator CC is in Overprint mode super slow

Community Beginner ,
Jul 23, 2018

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Dear Adobe Team,

I am Graphic Designer in Coca-Cola Bottler Azerbaijan

While working in overprint view , Illustrator slows down and starts freezing

Im working on:

HP Z440

Intel Xeon E5 1620 v4 @ 3.50 GHz

64 GB DDR4

NVIDIA Quadro P4000 - 8192 MB

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit

We have 2 other computers with specifications below, which work perfectly fine :

1) Asus ROG G75 VW

Windows 10 Pro - 64 bit

Intel® Core™ i7 3610QM

16 GB - DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 670M with 3GB GDDR5

Illustrator CC 2018

2) iMac (27-inch, late 2013)

macOS High Sierra - Version 10.13.6

3.5 GHz Intel Core i7

32 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M 4096 MB

Could you please look for the issue that we are facing and respond as soon as possible.

Regards,

Sanan

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Engaged ,
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Did you try to deactivate the GPU performance?

That's from Preferences, then from your left choose performance, then uncheck GPU performance

Or click on rocket icon placed beside the menus, then uncheck GPU performance

Restart Illustrator!

i think you will going fine

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 24, 2018

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Dear Mr. Saeed Asem Alkarmi,

Yes of course i have tried that option, but unfortunately it hasn't  worked for me. I have even been in contact with HP, they have informed me that it is absolutely not a hardware issue, and told me to contact specifically with Adobe team. Could you please check in for more solutions for me.

Thank you in advance

Best regards

Sanan

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can you provide us a sample of the artwork you working on?

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As of confidential matters i can not share any artwork (project) that i am currently working on. May i ask why do you require the sample for ? It doesn't matter in any case whatever i work on , the issue continues. To put this in simple terms, even when i draw a box and try to move it around the program reacts very slowly and sometimes freezing occurs.

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Has your computer always been that slow?

Can you tell us about the file? How large, how many paths, points? Are there effects? Transparency?

Does it work better in other view modes, such as View > Preview on CPU?

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It's worth remembering that we aren't the 'Adobe Team' as such, but users just like yourself.

The sample request was because causes of slow performance sometimes become apparent when we look at the specific file. However, it sounds like it isn't specific to one file.

Is performance perfectly normal when Overprint Preview is switched off?

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Dear Danny,

Thank you for the response, yes you have understood me perfectly, the issue is not for a specific file , it occurs in every file and yes performance is perfectly normal when Overprint Preview is switched off. We have even formatted the PC twice and reinstalled Adobe Creative cloud , the problem only occurs in AI, the other Adobe programs are also working perfectly fine. I am adding video for preview.

As you can see these are only sample boxes which i drew ( it gets even worse with high sized files ). It is perfectly fine without Overprint Preview, when switched on its starts lagging, when zooming in and out the reaction time is slow.

https://we.tl/99YSoJsZut

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Dear Monika,

My computer is not slow at all, the only issue is in AI (Overprint Preview ) . You can find all the details to your question in the comment to Danny.

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When working in Illustrator do you have specific panels open that your colleagues don't? e.g. the Navigator panel?

Do you have plugins installed that your colleagues don't have?

Can you exchange the video card in that computer?

Or update the driver?

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Got the same problem here! I'm working on a brand new iMac ( iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) ) with Illustrator CC all up to date and every single time I put the overprint preview on, illustrator just get very slow.

What I don't understand, is that before in CS6, on my older iMac, I never have such thing to happen.

I asked Adobe to try to resolve my issue with a remote session, but after an 1hour with them playing on my computer the only thing they could come up with is that nothing can be done. They asked me to upvote your discussion so that some one eventually look deeper into this...

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I've found that little things may help with the performance of Illustrator in overprint preview, try the following:

1. Close your links palette (or activate a different tab within the same palette, hiding the links)

2. Close/deactivate navigator panel

3. Open Panel Options in the Layers palette and turn off all thumbnails

Those things I've found, especially with the Layers thumbnails and links palette, really help working in overprint preview better.

Another possibility is working off your own hard drive as opposed to files over a network (like some companies do).

Finally, if the problem still persists, it could be one or both of the following issues:

1. CPU is not up to snuff (underpowered), since all views except GPU Preview run off it

2. OS compatibility issue (some of my coworkers are experiencing annoying issues with Sierra but I'm doing ok with Yosemite so far...and it helps I'm the only one with a Mac Pro instead of an iMac)

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i have the same problem on iMac Pro (2017) 

3.2 GHz Intel Xeon W

32 GB 2666 MHz DDR4

Radeon Pro Vega 56 8 GB

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There's no need to post n every available thread. It would have been better to create your own new thread actually.

 

Overprint mode is not meant to be turned on 24/7. It takes time to render. Particularly in complex documents.

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i have 6 different apple machines and they all work with overprint mode on 24/7 for years no problem

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