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Raedwulf

Exporting Radial Gradients to PDF for Printing

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Hello all,

 

I've been using Affinity Designer for the past couple of weeks and, liking it so far, I'd like to use it as my main illustration / design tool. On a recent project where I decided to ditch other tools in favour of the Affinity suite (so far), I've run into an issue exporting pdf files to send to the print shop (press or prepress ready):

 

Can Designer export radial gradients in CMYK to pdf?

 

I've tried using the Export tool, selecting PDF, without rasterising anything or compressing images, using 300dpi (document resolution) and embedded or selected colour profiles, but I still can't get a radial gradient to show. The only way to do it is allowing for gradient rasterisation, which affects vector fidelity.

 

Is this a program bug to be worked on in future updates, or am I doing something wrong?

 

*EDIT: I've just read on another thread that this is an issue with radial gradients with more than 2 colour stops, and attached a file to illustrate the problem. I'm sorry for duplicating content.

 

Best regards,

R.

Radial Gradient Test.afdesign

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