1. When working in Illustrator, make sure the Attributes dialog box is open. This will allow you to know if any of the objects you have created have overprints applied. You do not want to overprint any objects in your design.

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especially when the item is WHITE (see example below). When the “overprinted” eps is placed in InDesign, the overprint will be honored and will have the same result.

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To see the above illustration in Acrobat you must have overprint preview on. For more information on overprint preview see Tech Note 18.

 

2. The same thing can happen when working in InDesign. Be sure to have the attributes box open and deselect Overprint Fill or Stroke

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InDesign won’t allow overprinting white when it is created in the application

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To see the above illustration in Acrobat you must have overprint preview on.