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Appleroofing
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Lines won't print in color

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12-20-2012 06:24 AM

My lines won't print in color. I have done all the plot style manager changes. I need the lines red for change orders on a project. Please advise.

 

Thank you

 

Sean

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: Lines won't print in color

12-20-2012 06:31 AM in reply to: Appleroofing

Hi,

 

CTB/STB is one way to convert drawing colors to others, start to disable the usage of them and try again.

Next step is to look to the driver you use, maybe it's a b/w-printer or your have set any options within the driver to output the result in B/W or greyscale. For that, try to switch your driver to DWF- or PDF-plotting and try again

Next chance might be that you have viewports with layer-overrides, try to create a new layout with a new viewport, how's that plotting?

 

Let us know the results (and if possible, upload the drawing and describe which line should be plotted in red.

 

- alfred -

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Re: Lines won't print in color

12-20-2012 07:00 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

I tried those options, still nothing. They show red on the plot preview, but plot like a brownish. Any more ideas?

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Re: Lines won't print in color

12-20-2012 07:04 AM in reply to: Appleroofing

Hi,

 

>> They show red on the plot preview, but plot like a brownish

Ok, so you get color out? Your thread title says "won't print in color"!

 

So if it's a color a little bit different then you might have set a color-adjustment as option to your printer. In that case try to first create a PDF, compare the color when you see the PDF on screen to the printed PDF .... any difference?

Also: what happens if you start Excel, fill one cell red and print it, how does it look like on the paper?

 

- alfred -

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Re: Lines won't print in color

12-20-2012 07:48 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Thank you for the replies. I actually think it my printer, a technician is on the way.

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