Knowledgebase
PDF displays correctly in Adobe Reader, but doesn't print correctly
Posted by Craig Lebakken on 22 April 2010 07:08 PM
Problem:
A PDF created by Win2PDF displays correctly in Adobe Reader, but graphics or text are missing when printed to a paper printer.

Answer:
If the PDF displays correctly but prints on a paper printer incorrectly, it's most often a issue with Adobe Reader or the printer driver. To resolve the problem:

-Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader. Adobe frequently fixes printing related problems in updates.
-Make sure you have the latest version of your printer driver software installed.

If updating Adobe Reader or the printer driver software doesn't fix the problem, you can try changing an Adobe Reader setting. In the Adobe Reader print dialog, click on the "Advanced" button in the lower left corner of the dialog, and then enable the option labelled "Print as image" in the "Advanced Print Setup" dialog.
(146 vote(s))
Helpful
Not helpful

Comments (3)
ROBIN PETHERBRIDGE
19 March 2015 10:39 AM
I found this also works with Adobe Reader for Mac. Select 'Advanced' at top of print dialogue box and then select 'Print as image'.
Catherine Weaver
09 March 2017 10:28 AM
I have this issue with some of my pdf's - where some lines of text appear gray rather than black. "Printi as image" check box seems to fix the text but then changes the colors of the graphics.
Win2PDF support
17 March 2017 04:21 PM
Catherine,
The Adobe Reader "smooth text" option can sometimes make text look gray. You can change it in:
Edit > Preferences
Categories: Page Display
On the Right hand pane
Rendering Section
Smooth Text: For Laptop/LCD Screens (Change to this value to "None")
Post a new comment
 
 
Full Name:
Email:
Comments:
CAPTCHA Verification 
 
Please enter the text you see in the image into the textbox below (we use this to prevent automated submissions).

Copyright 2000-2015 © Dane Prairie Systems LLC. All Rights Reserved. About Us | Privacy Policy | PDF Blog | Site Map