(Closed) Using Illustrator and Saving as PDF

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

thats odd, it should not have. the only thing i can think of is his’ screen setting is probably a little different. make sure that you consult a pantone book if you are looking for a specific turquoise and are printing it on a professional printer.. screen to printer can look VERY different. When i am just printing at home i usually make a test sheet and just print out several variations of the color i am looking for and choose the one that is the best.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - The Royal Park Hotel

I’m no graphics expert, but I know there can be a lot of monitor-to-monitor variation in color (even between PCs). I’ve also noticed that colors are lighter when I open files on my MacBook. Like BeachFanatic said, the color that appears on your monitor may not look the same when printed! When I was making our address labels, the pink border was just the right shade on my screen, but when printed it was way, WAY too light. Definitely do a test print! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

yup, that is why pantone colors are used, to be certain that when you have a logo or a package, say that Hershey brown… that it is the same exact color every time at every printer. screens have a ton of variations..

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would re-save the file. PDFs from Mac to PC sometimes get corrupt and funky looking. I’d re-save the file and zip it (compress it? not sure the terminology on a pc) and send it that way to preserve everything. 

We deal with this issue frequently at my work. Ha. 

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