Here's my scenario...I have created two pdf files, one being set to Ansi B (11x17) and the other being set to Ansi D (22x34). Each one are plots of the same sheet.
When plotted, the 11x17 pdf looks great when plotted to an 11x17 printer, and when plotted, the 22x34 pdf looks great when plotted to a large plotter.
Here's the problem. When I ask for the 11 x 17 pdf to be plotted to 22x34, it looks great, but when I ask for the 22x34 pdf to be plotted to 11x17 it looks washed out.. It looks as if the line weights have been scaled down by more than half.
Each pdf was created using the same .pltcfg file. Default is the 11x17 and the 22x34 is set to scale the weights and line styles by 2.
Internally we can work around this, but we would like to provide clients the option of plotting to either size from 1 file. Seems strange it works in one direction but not the other. We need this to work both ways.
Has anyone ran into this before?
Are you plotting the PDF files from Adobe Acrobat? What version? Are you setting a custom scale when you plot the 22x34 to 11x17?
Yes, I'm plotting from Adobe reader XI. I tested on Adobe Acrobat XI and it gave the same results. When I plot 22x34 to 11x17 I set it to fit and it gave me a scale of 48%. I tried numerous combinations of settings and it always plotted the same way.
Just to make sure, you are referring to how the paper plot appears, correct? Not how the PDF file appears. Are you using the PDF.pltcfg or the Windows driver to the Adobe printer? You are familiar with the Line Weight scale setting under the Paper Size tab in the PDF.pltcfg, correct?
Yes...I'm having problem with the paper output. I am using the pdf.pltcfg file to create pdf's, with the 11x17 being the default. I have all line weights and line styles set to look correct on 11x17. I have the 22x34 paper size set to scale=2 for weights and line styles.
This may be an Adobe Reader printing issue but I will be glad to take a look. Please send the file to me and I will do some testing. Have you tried the same plot to another plotter to see if you get the same result? What type plotter are you plotting to?