STAPLES Printing Problems


#1

2x3 color prints of Architectural plans from a commercial printer (Staples) look great except for the Layout’s materials patterns. The patterns print overly black or with an excessively thick line weight. I printed the same patterns on a Layout test sheet using an ordinary office copier. The test results look exactly as they do on my monitor - no distortion of line weight or color. Likely this is on the printer’s end. I used ‘earth compacted fill’ and ‘crushed rock gravel’. Any ideas?


#2

What are you giving to Staples to print from? What are you printing from?


#3

Thank you for your reply. Sent staples a PDF


#4

How does the PDF look when you open it on your computer? If it looks like you would expect, then the issue is on the Staples end.


#5

Looks fine on this end. Even did a test printing on HP Officejet printer of various patterns, varying % of darkness - printed out exactly what I see on my monitor. I wonder what Staples could do to correct the gross difference?

Thanks for your help!


#6

Good question. I don’t know how their printer is set up but you could take the file to them with a sample from your printer and ask them to match it. At least that way they would know what you are expecting to see.

Good luck.


#7

Thank you for your prompt reply and interest in helping. Sure appreciate the insights.


#8

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