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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. 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…

    7 votes
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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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

    6 votes
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  4. 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.

    4 votes
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  5. 100% zoom is not correct size

    100% zoom is not correct size in adobe Illustrator 2020 24.1

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  6. New update on Illustrator 24.0.01 will not allow Print

    AI 24.0.01 (64-bit) will not allow me to print to my network printer. Error window box generates with a Red Triangle with an exclamation mark, and message reads "Can't print the illustration."

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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. New update (v24.3) printer errors

    After the latest Illustrator update (v24.3), it keeps giving me printing error messages. My printer drivers and etc are up-to-date. This is the first time this has happened in many years, I don't even remember the last time I had printer errors via Illustrator. I've used Ai for over 20 years of my professional design and illustration career, several of the Ai CC 2020 updates have been nothing but a royal pain-in-the-a$$ overloaded with glitches, bugs, and crashes. I've never been so frustrated with this beloved drawing program. Adobe, please get Adobe apps to work properly like it once was.…

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  9. Rendering intent selection not applied

    The selection of rendering intent in the print dialog box is not applied. When printing only the selected rendering intent of color settings applies. I.E the drop-down for selecting rendering intent when printing seem to not be hooked up to any active code at all. This has been an error since at least 2011.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Print menu resets to default when loading Pantone colour book

    Bug - Print menu resets to default when selecting a Pantone colour from any book
    This in turn causes print tiling, page size etc. to disappear. Then have to return to print dialogue and set everything back to A3, page tiling etc.

    Been persisting with this bug for over 6 months, very annoying.

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  17. Unchecking "print as bitmap" does not work

    Basic shape artwork is printing jagged/pixelated edges. Unchecking "print as bitmap" does nothing, as the print summary still shows print as bitmap as "on". Tried setting print to 2400dpi, but lines still jagged.

    Save as PDF and print with Acrobat results in beautiful smooth lines

    Illustrator 25.0.1 on Mac OS 10.14.6

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  18. Crash On Print

    I have an iMac 27 running macOS Catalina version 10.15.7. Illustrator is version 25.0

    About one in four attempts to print results in illustrator crashing with no saving or backup. It seems to happen with ay file and especially if it has not been saved! I select 'File|Print' or 'command P' and boom - illustrator instantly gone.

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  19. Unexplained distortion on output

    Mac Pro (Late 2013) OS Catalina 10.15.7.
    the last two days on multiple items and workstations we have had unexplained distortion on files processed. Usual operation of drop postscript file into hot folder for output. Expected solid box with length of 67.9375. Actual solid box has length of 67.4375. This happened with several different items. Only work around we have that has actually worked is to put the file on a new document and color everything black. We can't do that on all our files. Please help

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  20. Overprint bug. Overprint check stays on

    Overprint check stays on, even when overprinting object is deselected. This causes confusion when printing.

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