Frames/stroke visible in printouts, invisible in preview.

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Sep 01, 2022 Sep 01, 2022

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I have been having problems with Indesign printouts for a week now. I set up frame edges with stroke off, but borders are physically printing. In PDF preview they're unvisible. But printed from PDF frames come out black.What's more...When I change the frames to white it is ok. When the images lose the link is also ok - frames aren't visible. 

 

This also happens on my colleague's computer. We did not change anything in the settings.

 

drawings with stroke off.JPGdrawings with white stroke.JPG

 

 

 

 

Indesign preview.JPG

 

PDF exported from Indesign - preview - below. 

PDF file exported from Indesign.JPG

 

Printouts scan below.

 

drawing scan after physically printing.JPG

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Sep 01, 2022 Sep 01, 2022

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What program are you using to view/print the PDF?

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Sep 01, 2022 Sep 01, 2022

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From the beginning, even before the problem began, I used Adobe Acrobat Pro DC. 

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Sep 02, 2022 Sep 02, 2022

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Can you provide a sample page of the .indd that shows this problem?

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Sep 02, 2022 Sep 02, 2022

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I am transferring .indd by wetransfer, because the file was too large to insert on the forum. 

 

https://we.tl/t-3a9j66f0eG 

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Sep 02, 2022 Sep 02, 2022

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Opened and exported to PDF using PDF/X-4:2010. I see no unexpected frames.

Using MacOS 12.5 and InDesign 17.4.

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Sep 02, 2022 Sep 02, 2022

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Could you print it on your printer and check it ?
In PDF preview i don't see frames also. But in physically printouts (on piece of paper) - yes. 

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Sep 02, 2022 Sep 02, 2022

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No unexpected lines on printout, either directly from InDesign or exported PDF. Using cheap AF HP inkjet.

 

Edit: InDesign on left, PDF from Acrobat on right. 

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Sep 02, 2022 Sep 02, 2022

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I tried on different printers from different computers. 

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Sep 02, 2022 Sep 02, 2022

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Now I have embedded the links and the frames in the printout have disappeared. But I still don't know why with unembedded links the frames print. 

 

Package .indd with links below:

https://we.tl/t-MYHnPM8Ml1 

 

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Sep 02, 2022 Sep 02, 2022

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I tried printing your original PDF posted above as well as making a new one after unembedding the images using press quality since I don't know your original settings, but they don't seem to adhere to PDF/X standards. Both printed fine to my cheap Samsung printer.

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