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PDF render error on export - not filling areas correctly

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I've created a postcard sized document. The top and bottom of the page are pixel layers with fill layers added for gradient and pattern effects. The document views correctly when editing or exporting as an image file (jpeg, png) but when exported as a PDF for printing then the fill layers are incorrect. The fill layers are not filling the object and are cropped inside the pixel layer.

See attached for the document and also the rendered jpg and pdf.

Invite.afpub

Invite1.jpg

Invite1.pdf

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There is definite problem there because even in my attempts to simplify the document, it still renders the PDF incorrectly. I think it's to do with the honeycomb pattern fill.

Re: simplifying  - instead of creating a fill layer with the gradient and then cropping it to a shape layer (in your file it's a pixel layer), just create the shape you want with the pen tool and fill it with a gradient. You end up with one object instead of 2 and no pixel layer involved.

Also in working with your file I get serious rendering issues as shown here when not in Preview mode:

Screen Shot 2019-08-18 at 12.46.46 PM.png

Also I tried rasterizing the honeycomb pattern with the mask to see if that helped and look how it ends up getting cropped and moved (the selected object bounded in blue):

Screen Shot 2019-08-18 at 12.50.31 PM.png

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Hi guys thanks for your time looking into it - much appreciated. I ended up just using the png version for printing which worked out fine in this case but glad it was able to be reproduced and presumably fixed in time. :)

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