Font and Transparency

Fonts, transparencies and other effects used in vector format softwares (Illustrator and InDesign) must be flattened and the fonts outlined. Not flattening transparencies or outlining fonts may result in some text or graphics dropping out from your artwork.

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign

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Adobe Illustrator

To flatten transparency and outline the fonts please use the instruction below.
How to check if my font/object dropped out.

  • Make sure to check
    “Convert All text to Outlines”
    “Convert All Strokes to Outlines”
  • Make sure to uncheck
    "Preserve Alpha Transparency"
    "Preserve Overprints and Source Color"
  • Save file as PDF 1.3
  • Select All (Ctrl A / Cmd A)
  • Object > Flatten Transparency