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Unwanted Coloured Background printing on my Illustrator documents

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Sep 23, 2020

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I am not great with using Illustrator and cannot work out why a coloured background always prints on my Illustrator documents when it looks white on screen. 

I have tried searching for solutions but can find very few, none of which work. I have also tried exporting to PNG and printing and although this resolves the coloured background issue, the quality of the image drops significantly.

I have posted a couple of images to illustrate the problem.

Please can someone help?

Thank you.

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Unwanted Coloured Background printing on my Illustrator documents

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I am not great with using Illustrator and cannot work out why a coloured background always prints on my Illustrator documents when it looks white on screen. 

I have tried searching for solutions but can find very few, none of which work. I have also tried exporting to PNG and printing and although this resolves the coloured background issue, the quality of the image drops significantly.

I have posted a couple of images to illustrate the problem.

Please can someone help?

Thank you.

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Moving to the Illustrator forum from Using the Community

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Did you put a white object in the background?

What do you see in Illustrator when you turn on View > Show Transparency Grid?

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Hi Ton.

Thank you for your reply.

I havent put a white object in the background and after showing the transparency grid this is the view -

Screenshot 2020-09-23 at 15.51.31.png

 

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Are you printing directly from Illustrator?

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Apologies Doug I have only just seen your message.

Yes I am printing direct from Illustrator.

I did also save the file as a PNG to my desktop and that printed OK without the white background but the quality was very poor.

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Monika pointed a couple of times to this thread about a similar problem, maybe that helps:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/pdf-print-and-photoshop-imported-documents-with-transpare...

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Hi Ton

Sorry I've been out of town for a couple of days.

That last thread has really helped and problem now solved!

Many thanks for all the replies and help!

Kind regards

Elizabeth

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Good to hear that helped.

But the credit goes to Monika Gause

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