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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Error: Can't print the illustration - Just updated to 23.0.1 - Trying to print to HP DesignJet 1055CM Plotter

    Error: Can't print the illustration - Just updated to 23.0.1 - Trying to print to HP DesignJet 1055CM Plotter - I can print to a HP Color LaserJet MFP M477fdw just fine. If I don't get the Error then the program crashes.
    Using Windows 10 on 64-bit PC.

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  2. Rasterize - Preserve Spot Color Bug

    When rastering complex designs for print output, the default is "preserve spot color". I rasterize images and print a pdf file for use in rip software. If I leave "preserve spot color" selected I get a pdf file that is blank, if I turn it off and rasterize, I get the correct PDF file. This is new, as I have been doing this for many years now with no issues. I do believe in the past that check box has been left unchecked by default, but remains sticky.

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  3. Illustrator crashes when I print ink separations as a PDF

    Illustrator crashes when I attempt to print ink separations as a PDF. It never used to do this, but now it does. What can be done to fix this?

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  4. making postscript file

    i working with illustrator from cs4 and cs5.
    in cs5 version of illustrator when i print my artwork to a postscript file with the generic post script driver, the default path for saving file was the path of saved current document or latest saved location, and that was very good and time saver for me.
    but in CS6 and later versions, the default location for save file is "this pc" or my computer ...
    and this is very time vested process.
    with the best regards.
    thank you

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  5. Custom paper size in print dialog box is grayed out

    I am using Windows 10 with Adobe Illustrator CC 22.1 64 bit. I need to print on 11.5 x 11 paper. I can't choose Custom or enter in paper dimensions. Those options are grayed out.

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  6. Printing problems with latest Illustrator

    The latest version of Illustrator CC 22.1 will no longer print our label artwork. We are a commercial winery and have no previous issues printing these files. We are running Windows 10 64 version 1803 6/9/2018 OS build 17134.165.

    As a work around, we tried printing these files from Acrobat DC which is included in our creative cloud package. The files print fine.

    We are seeing a lot of people complaining that it is the Myriad Pro font but as I stated we can print the files from Acrobat DC but just not Illustrator.

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  7. Print Area doesn't adjust according to Print Driver

    Once you print and click on setup, then proceed to set your printer up for custom sizes the print area in the print dialog box doesn't change. In order to get it to match the artboard and what you have inputted into the printers driver, you have to click on setup again and print. This adjusts the print area but this extra step is a bug.

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  8. Printing Resolution Reset

    Illustrator speichert folgende benutzerdefinierte Druckvorgabe nicht, und setzt sie sogar beim erneuten Öffnen des zuvor gespeicherten Dokumentes zurück.

    Datei > Drucken > Ausgabe > Auflösung

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  9. Lines under 1pt render thick in PDF

    In Illustrator, lines thinner than 1pt end up rendering a mess (thick, out of alignment) when viewed in PDF. This is fixed in the viewer by un-checking "Enhance Thin Lines", but it is unreasonable to ask every client of a designer to update that setting. Furthermore it's impossible to un-check this setting, for example on the Vistaprint website where the PDF preview of an AI file is used as the product proof.

    Please fix this. There have been a million excuses on why this is not a bug but a feature, but we NEED the ability to disable it from…

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    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue and getting back to you this late.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house.
    Can you help the Illustrator team to isolate this issue further so that we can nail this down?
    If yes, then please let me know the following:
    1) Is this Issue still happening on your machine in the Latest version 23.0.3 ?
    2) If yes,Kindly provide Test file(Via File→Package) with which you are facing issue and share with us at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

  10. CC 2018 Multiply Blend Mode Incorrect

    CC 2018 & Mac Sierra

    If you apply multiply blend mode to a path, group that and apply multiply again at the group level, you now get 2x multiply. This is wrong whether you look at this from a process ink or spot color printing.

    Omg the uploaded example, I am expecting both left and right sides to be identical to each other, as in versions prior to CC2018.

    We often get files from designers who will try to make a color look good on screen, and printing off a color laser printer. You could for example draw 2 overlapping…

    7 votes
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    We could reproduce this issue at our end, following are the findings

    1. This issue is reproducible in CPU, GPU Rendering and Print Preview(thumbnail).
    2. Reproducible in older versions as well including Illustrator CS6 (not a new break in CC 2018)
    3. Works fine in Overprint Preview
    4. Works fine in Print & PDF

    Please confirm above observation match with the problem reported in this issue

  11. Properly viewable and properly printable files NEEDED!

    When creating a final file from Illustrator for a printer, I change type into outlines so that there will be no font problems. Then I save as a PDF. The PDF is VERY inconsistent in how it shows straight lines of letters. ie: lower case "L", cap "I", hyphens, dashes, and other letters with "straight" lines -- p, d, M, etc. The pdfs look terrible unless you blow them up very large. AND when you print them out, you can also see the differences in thickness of the letters on different printers. Questions: How do I tell my customer "Oh,…

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  12. Illustrator CC 2018, will not print after recent upgrade.

    Microsoft 10, Illustrator CC 2018, will not print after recent upgrade.
    Photoshop does and all other programs will print.
    What can I do to fix it or do you need to fix the bug.

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  13. Fonts will not allow me to print

    using Illustrator 22.1 after upgrading to the newest version I can not print. I get the error can't print illustration. If I convert the type to outlines it will print.

    How can I get it to print.

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    Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  14. Ilustrator Crashes when printing to laser cutter.

    Hello,
    I typically use illustrator to print to our Epilog Mini Helix 24" Laser Cutter/Engraver. When printing, you go into setup, select the laser, then go into it's preferences to configure laser-specific settings. When you hit "Print" it sends the files to software provided by Epilog: Job Manager.

    This is an annoyingly repeatable problem, as I am not able to laser cut anything from Illustrator. It crashes every time.

    However, in the past couple days this has suddenly stopped working. No matter what file I try to send to the job manager, the whole program crashes when I hit "Print."…

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  15. Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 and Roland Cutstudio Plug-In Issue

    Hi all,

    I'm having great difficulties with Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 and using the Roland Cutstudio Plug-In on both Windows 7 64-bit and Mac OS Sierra 10.13.2.

    I have tried to install it both with the Adobe Creative Cloud HTML and also with Anistasy's Extension Manager. While the extension does appear, when I click on Print to Output I receive this message:

    Cutstudio is not found. If cutstudio is not installed, please install it. If cutstudio has never run, please run it. Then restart Adobe Illustrator.

    This error message only appears on the Windows 7 PC, I can confirm drivers…

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    Please contact Cutstudio support and check for compatibility with Illustrator version. Additionally, CC 2017 was not supported on 10.13 and we have fixed lot of compatibility issues with CC 2018

  16. printing ppd changes

    I go to print a file. Select my printer preset.
    I get the error
    "The specified PPD is invalid. The default PPD will be used."
    I hit OK.
    Print window pops back up
    I manually select the printer. Hit print. I get another error that says" can't print file"
    I hit OK
    File -print again.
    I manually select the printer and the ppd to match.
    Make sure everything else. Size, placement of the file are okay. Hit Print. Then it will print.

    I tried resaving my preset, but this has not changed the issue.

    It seems like as time has…

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  17. Some files (not all) print in a mirror image

    Random files will print in a mirror image. I have checked settings in my printer and it is not there. This started happening when I updated Illustrator 2 days ago

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  18. Unecessary trapping bug

    Whenever I send that was made in CC2018 to our Rip there is trapping added to it. This has never happened for the many years I have been using illustrator. This art is butt up without any stroke and should not trap at all. I thought it was our rip software but I tried a different brand rip at another shop and the problem remains. The problem disappears when I disable overprint but I need to use that for base plates and die lines. I am on Illustrator CC 22.0.0

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    Trapping can happen if there are two objects with just fill color and if they overlap each other with overprint attribute set then the end result is trapping. The objects in the file you provided overlaps each other to the tune of 0.2 pt with the top object having overprint attribute set.

  19. All printer functions bugged

    Printing no longer works at all in Illustrator v22.0.0. Printing to our HP DesignJet 1100PS fails to pickup color representations as well as alignment. Additionally, printing to a laser cutter driver fails to render thin lines properly. Both of these functions work if exported to PDF, then printed from outside of Illustrator

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  20. some objects wont print

    I am running illustrator CC 2018 on windows 8.1
    When I print certain files certain objects will not print. I have attached an example of the result. When I print black and white it works. Another person in our company with the same update and similar computer is able to print with no problem. I was printing the same file fine before I updated to the 2018 version two days ago.

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