Transparency Error

Unexpected color changes / image drops in PDF pictures!

Output may be affected when a PDF object with some types of transparency blending modes like lighten, screen etc. are applied by mistake, placed on a white ground. You may try these affects on illustrator by placing a white rectangle behind an image with some blending mode applied.

Original picture on PDF :


On Output PDF file :


Solution:  Uncheck ‘ White Ground On PDF Page Box ’ checkbox  in Layout Preferences

PreFlight check also report this error when the transparency is disabled on the layout preferences.