Umm ... seems this is at least a 3-part question. :-)
Part 1 -- text effects:
FH Text effects are Postscript commands. They only work with Postscript
output, such as EPS export or printing directly from FH to a Postscript
printer. Is the 'professional printer' printing directly from FreeHand?
This is from the FHMX Help files under the peculiar, repetitive heading:
"Contents> Using Type> Applying text effects > Applying text effect"
"Applying text effects can make redrawing slower as you work with doents.
You can set options to avoid this problem when editing. In addition, text
effects may be lost when printing to non-PostScript printers, converting to
paths, or exporting to some file formats."
Part 2 -- font spacing:
The font spacing issue might be a result of a corrupt font or mismatched
fonts. Is the 'professional printer' working with the exact same version of
the font on the same platform as you? Does this happen with all fonts or
just one font? Does it happen only if you have text effects applied to the
Convert text to paths, if possible, to prevent font problems.
Part 3 -- Grayscale images going sepia:
Are the images Grayscale TIFFs, or just gray-colored RFGB JPEG images or
gray-colored RGB TIFFs?
If you are adding RGB Raster Effect to or overlapping a Grayscale TIFF, then
FHMX will re-rasterize the image as RGB and then convert to CMY (that's
right -- no K --meaning no Black). This might explain the sepia overtones.
RGB Raster Effects are useful for creating RGB web images. For CMYK
printing, they cause nothing but headaches, IMHO.