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Chapter 6. Printing PDFs > Viewing Overprints

Viewing Overprints

You use overprints when printing files to commercial printing equipment and an offset press. When you assign an overprint in an authoring application such as Adobe Illustrator or Adobe InDesign, one color prints on top of another where the two colors overlap. Overprinting is desirable when, for example, you print black type over another color so the type prints without any visible gaps between the type color and the underlying color. However, assigning overprints to colors can also create printing problems by rendering illustrations and designs with different colors due to the blending of the overlapping colors.


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