In the PitStop Server Hot Folder Editor, select the Flattening category. Enable Resolve overprint if you want to flatten overprint objects as well, without. Flattened, with Flatten Overprints off. In this case, only the Multiply blend has been flattened. The magenta outside the cyan is now solid magenta without blend. To understand flattening, the Figure below demonstrates the difference between the Choose a preset from the Overprint and Transparency Flattener options.
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Overlapping art is divided when flattened. Preserves the overall opacity of flattened objects.
To automatically update the display whenever ovverprint is out of date and idle, select Auto Refresh Highlight. Specifies the amount of vector information that will be preserved. Overorint flattening settings are used only if the artwork contains transparency or if Simulate Overprint is selected in the Output area of the Export Adobe PDF dialog box.
To save the flattening settings for use with other objects and documents in the current session, click Save Preset.
In the Advanced Print Setup dialog box, select the Output panel on the left, and then select a preset from the Transparency Flattener Preset menu. Depending on the complexity of the artwork, you may need to wait a few seconds for the preview image to appear.
The resolution affects the precision of intersections when flattened. You can enter the name of an existing preset to edit that preset.
Type a name and click OK. This brings up a dialog window with transparency flattening options: Outlined Text Illustrator and InDesign. Opens the Custom Spread Flattener Overrpint dialog box for specifying settings. Sign up using Facebook. However, selecting this option may result in paths that are too complex for the printer to handle. Sounds like it probably needs more than just flattening in Acrobat.
Print and save transparent artwork
Gradient and mesh resolution should generally be set between and ppi, because the quality of the gradients, drop shadows, and feathers do not improve with higher resolutions, but printing time and file size increase. Highlights all strokes that will be outlined if involved in transparency or because Convert All Strokes To Outlines is selected.
This is because InDesign uses process color equivalents on screen, but uses spot colors in print. You can specify flattening settings and then save and apply them as transparency flattener presets.
Setting up Flattening
To base a preset on an existing one, select it from the Preset menu. Specifies the name of the preset. To pan the preview, hold down the spacebar and drag in the preview area.
In Acrobat, choose Preserve Overprint to blend the color of transparent artwork with the background color to create an overprint effect. Ooverprint all the colors results in consistency across any two same-colored objects on a spread, and avoids more dramatic color behavior at the edges of transparency. In Acrobat, choose Preserve Overprint to blend the color of transparent artwork with the background color to create an overprint effect.
Select the lowest setting to rasterize all the artwork. Higher settings preserve more vector objects, while lower settings rasterize more vector objects; intermediate settings preserve simple areas in vector form and rasterize complex ones.
Flatten transparent artwork in Adobe InDesign
To export a preset to a separate file, click Save InDesign or Export Illustratorspecify a name and location, and overpint click Save.
However, selecting this option may result in paths that are too complex for the printer to handle. Highlights all placed content affected by transparency or transparency effects.
For the Illustrator and Illustrator EPS formats, you can choose to discard transparency rather than flatten it. Generally preserves spot colors. The results are unpredictable when the file is output from a page-layout application.
Using spot colors with certain blending modes sometimes produces unexpected results. Specifies the name of the preset.
This option ensures that the width of strokes stays consistent during flattening. Flatten transparency for individual objects. Flattening may convert vectors to rasterized areas.