I may not understand -- but is the amount of difference between 100% and 70%
enough for the span or length of the fill area. For instance, if your gradient
fill area goes all the way across a 8.5" page, you may be ok if starting color
is 100% black and ending color is 10% black (that is a lot of difference)
however under the same scenario, if your starting color is 100% black and your
ending color is 80% black, you will have some banding problems more than
Bernd Matzner wrote:
> I have a large gradient (pantone tone from 100% to 70% tint) that prints in
> a pinstripe look to PDF using Distiller. Looks like instead of the gradient
> there are segments of one color that are fading in the direcion of the
> Even tried exporting to EPS first, reimported, but it doesn't look good. I
> need that gradient to be flexible though in size, so using a bitmap won't
> FH MX 11.0.2 with Adobe Distiller 5.0.5 on Win 2000 SP4.
> Known problem? Workaround?
> sorry for being short - deadline coming up... ;-)