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Fill Opacity in Exported PDF - Affinity Designer

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Hi everyone,

probably a newbie question, but I just want to get it right before sending out my document for printing.

I have created a document with multiple elements that have a 90% fill opacity (see screenshot attached) and overlay eachother:
elements_opacity.png.f96635c3d0f40aa307b3329cd70afeb6.png

The colors I used are "normal" ones, so neither spot or overprint colors. When I export the file as a PDF (CMYK colors) everything looks as intended, so the opacity is still there. What will happen during printing? Will the opacity be visible on the printed document as well? Or will it be removed before printing, so in my example above it would be orange with 100% print opacity and the overlay effect would be lost?

Thanks!

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CMYK inks are by nature transparent, plus if you are using a commercial printshop the 'transparency' will be handled by using smaller sized dots of ink for the more transparent parts.


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