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Illustrator eps w/ gradient wont pdf correct in indesign

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    I created some reflection effects (using a opacity mask/gradient) on some logos and put a pantone color behind it.

    I exported the file to indesign cs3 and it looks fine until I try and PDF and then it just goes crazy. anywhere where there was gradient looks really weird. I have changed all the settings for PDFing it and no luck.

    I can export the indesign document as a eps and open in illustrator cs3 and then pdf and it works fine...just a super pain in the ass when you have 20 pages.

    anyone have any ideas why it wont pdf correctly in indesign?

    Thanks.

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    I exported the file to indesign cs3 and it looks fine until I try and
    PDF and then it just goes crazy. anywhere where there was gradient looks
    really weird.




    It would help if you could be more descriptive of what you are seeing. I suspect this is a problem with transparency flattening and overprints since you are using spot color.

    Peter

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    instead of seeing the reflection the pdf shows a regular white to background color(dark blue, pantone 282) with very faint lines in it

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    I think you are going to have to post a screen shot.

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    Save as AI or PDF and place that in ID. EPS isn't the greatest of formats.

    Bob

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    Here is the file PDF'd in illustrator (what it should look like)
    <http://www.sandspurdesign.com/test/pdf_using_illustrator.pdf>

    Here is the file PDF'd in Indesign (as you can see this is not what it should look like!)
    <http://www.sandspurdesign.com/test/pdf_using_indesign.pdf>

    Now that I'm looking at the illustrator PDF it is messing up a little as well..However, when you zoom in the problem disapears.

    Thanks in advance,
    Cole

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    It looks like more than one thing may be going on, but the first thing you need to do is tun on overprint preview in Acrobat.

    I suspect there may be some flattener issue as well since there is stitching evident in the PDF. I'd recommend exporting with Acrobat 5 or higher compatibility to keep the transparency live.

    You should also read these tow articles:
    <http://indesignsecrets.com/eliminating-the-white-box-effect.php>
    <http://indesignsecrets.com/eliminating-ydb-yucky-discolored-box-syndrome.php>

    It isn't that I think you have either of these issues currently, but you are likely to run up against them with this kind of work.

    Peter

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    Oh, and Bob is right. Save as .ai or PDF in Illy. EPS doesn't support transparency.

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    EPS does support transparencies - but the problem sounds like the spot color being used under the objects (using trans). Indesign will not read the trapping correctly when outputting - so any object that is using transparencies needs to created on top a process color not a spot - just convert the Pantone to its CMYK equivalent. Adobe has a sections about this in their help menus (dont have it right now)

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    EPS does support transparencies




    No it doesn't. Never has. Never will.

    Indesign will not read the trapping correctly when outputting




    Where does trapping enter into it? Which trapping are you talking about and in what way does InDesign not read it correctly?

    so any object that is using transparencies needs to created on top a process
    color not a spot




    This is not so. As long as the printer honours overprinting everything should be fine.
    Please be precise in giving advice. Do not spread fear and false rumours

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