Hi everyone! I've got an issue with PNGs. When I print a document, the borders of the transparent background still show up as a slightly different color. If the border goes over something like text, they will distort the edges a little bit as well. I'll include a pic below; you can see the edge of the transparent background running down the middle, along the left edge of the text.This only shows up when I print; it's not visible on-screen.I happens with other documents, not just this one. If I export the document as a pdf it's better but it's still visible.I've converted everything to cmyk, which doesn't seem to make a difference.
I'm using CorelDraw 2017, but perhaps this is a non-version-specific problem.Thanks in advance for your advice!
Could you share a CorelDRAW file where you see this problem?
Yeah, I'm not real sure what you mean. Your example seems to show two images butted up but the one on the left appears to be smidgeon too low. I see nothing wrong with the "border"
I've run in to similar issues in the past. Are all of the PNGs that react this way coming from the same source, or is it just any PNG you overlay like that?
When I run in to issues like this, usually my quick fix is to flatten or combine things by just selecting the PNG and the background image and converting them to a single bitmap before printing. I know that wrecks your ability to edit further, but usually I save a copy I can still edit and flatten it just before printing or sending out for the client to use for print.
Not sure if that helps any but just ideas.
There aren't two images -- the apparent "alignment" issue is where the vertical border of the transparent png is. The left side of the purple part is behind the transparent png, and the right side is not. So the "transparent" part of the png isn't truly transparent -- it's affecting the stuff behind it somehow.I'll post something that clears it up asap.
Here's a link to a CorelDraw file on Google Drive:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U5ZQubPM1wpbFfEzjKgVQxC8BVTdAvnk/view?usp=sharingThe problem isn't visible when I look at it in Corel -- it only becomes apparent when I print it out. (Sharp color laser printer.) I know it's not simply a printing issue (like a streak or something like that) because I can swap in various pngs and the issue conforms to the border of different pngs exactly.Below is a photo of a printout of the document I linked to above. The round graphic is a png with a transparent square background. You can see the slight color change in the square border all around the circle.