I am an amateur designer and I use illustrator for online marketing to Social Media etc.
I am not good at layering, flattening, etc.
I tried to print a file that I had saved as an illustrator pdf and it did not come out smooth at all!
It has lines of of different colour all the way across throughout the document.
Am i missing some print set-up settings? Flattening, need to group, layer differently?
I did try the outlining the text option but it still came out funny and wrong colouring ...
Tried to print as pdf and jpeg, and both did not print well.
I printed a normal photo to test printer and it was fine.
Could you please post a photo of the printout?
Like I said, amateur 🙂
To me this looks like your ink cartridges are empty or clogged. Can you run a test? There should be a test available in the printer.
i think it is the printer...running tests and cleaning now.
hopefully that is the problem.