Pathfinder Issue - fill not snapping to path in different situations
This has been happening to me repeatedly for months during different applications of using the pathfinder tool. Usually with using the exclude option. A part of a shape – in the attached case, outlined letters – will be partially filled even though the path shows that they are not filled. It also doesn't seem to matter if I subtract the shapes using the Shape Builder tool or the Pathfinder. I still end up with color filling areas that should be subtracted and the path shows that they are subtracted. This is a process I use for separating files for printing and it is extremely problematic. When I save the file as a PDF, the issue disappears however some printers prefer for an AI file to be supplied and I don't know how it will end up looking on their end.
I have had similar issues with outlined shapes and fonts without using the Pathfinder or Shape Builder tool. Upon being very zoomed in and seeing a fill not inside of a path, like slightly outside of the path or with gaps on the path.
I expect fills to be inside their path whether I'm zoomed in or not. I need exactness in my vector files.
Illustrator 2021 version: 25.2.1
MacOS Big Sur version 11.2.3
Ugh, thank you @Egor. The file is odd... I have to separate the art for printing on a metallic substrate with a white underprint in some areas to allow some areas to have the metallic show through and some block the metallic substrate. The blue actually = white. It's pretty confusing but how the printer requires it. Glad to know that the end result / overprint preview shows it accurately... I did not think to check that. Thank you for your response.
Michelle, this is a weird file. It has a black background underneath, and cut holes in blue rectangles. Maybe your process requires it though.
But the problem is just a GPU rendering one, I see it. If you disable GPU (or just set Overprint Preview mode, which you definitely should when preparing anything for printing), it will vanish.
Still needs fixing!