Ya.. we've all seen the white lines before.. the ones that don't print. I have had to stop 2 jobs lately, on press, and replate due to lines showing in the job. This is for a client who runs the cover with and without his company name. The job is already printed... but I am trying to make him a PDF for sales people. Look at this mofo... you can see it in the finder window and in Acrobat. Zoom in and out and the lines shift all over the place. I uninstalled Quark(shut up..doan wanna hear it) and reinstallled. Can't figure it out. This is a cover that someone else designed.... she gave me the AI file and an eps, the flattened image file for AI... and so forth. Her files print fine... but once I open the file in AI , delete the type and turn off logo in the tiff file... resaving the flattened file... it spits this out. Damned near certain this is not a Quark issue now that I have reinstallled and plus her files came out of Quark fine.
Have you tried exporting the native QXP file to eps? I seem to recall seeing something like this a long time ago. But the white lines were the text and picture boxes in the ID CS3 doc. Rogue lines is something new.
Didn't have to d/l it to my dt. I could see it in Safari's PDF viewer. Never saw anything like that. Assuming the collected file had all the assets, you might try rebuilding it from scratch in ID. If it still happens, the only cure may be eye of newt boiled in tar and candle wax.
The grid lines are not... but there were text box lines showing up n this one... and text box lines on another job. The other job... 1 page only out of 80. Go figure. I have now had 2 replating charges stuck to me. Not good. Not to mention that the 10 color Komori is just sitting there for an hour while we sort this out. Frikkin embarassing. If they wanted to be asses... they could charge me more for the down time.
Problem is I'm a dinosaur. No one can really help me since everyone has migrated to ID. Guess I should take the hint, huh? I've laid out many docs in ID...it's just that I'm twice as fast in Quark. Oh.. and lots of customers I have had for many years I have just been modifying the prexisting Quark doc. I'll have to lay out the whole doc again in ID. Ugh.
Speaking of white… I've got a job on press this morning — a very expensive invitation package for the grand opening of a big RE developer's brand new very space age-looking HQ. We're running white, metallic silver, and a PMS green on black 65# cover Touché (2 hits of white including a hit of white under the silver and green) for the outer envelope. And the invitation is on a duplex "brushed aluminum" Chromecoat cover stock. Oh mommy, what that big Heidleberg can do!
Looks like the best converter is Markzwares Q2ID for $200.00 for 1 year. Blech. Although I wouldn't need it after a couple of months, once everything I create is converted I would be done. I'm not an art dept receiving client files every day... so I see this as a waste of money. Till I notice that I am currently working on a 104 page Quark-based catalog right now that will prolly expand... Ugh.. again.
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