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I am having an issue printing on my laser printer from Affinity Publisher where it does not print a solid black. When I print from InDesign with the exact same color percentages I get a nice solid black from my laser printer. Does anyone know what would be causing this issue?

I attached a file with 4 swatches all with different black specifications and none of them print as a solid black from AP.


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Bizarrely, Affinitys print engine is only designed for hobbyist printing to a consumer inkjet, and only supports RGB, so sending CMYK data results in converting to RGB then converting back to CMYK at the print end, which will always result in a 4 colour black (ridiculous) I've also found sending to a postscript printer direct from Designer and Pub results in what looks like pre- rasterising before hitting the rip - terrible - the workaround is to create PDFs and print via Acrobat reader or Pro - which will retain CMYK data and nice sharp vectors to the max of your printers capability.

A few years ago Serif commented that they have no plans to change this (WTF) hopefully they will come to their senses and change this by version 2.00 


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