Solved semitransparent objects in a printed layout

Adobe Illustrator cs5 [old version]
March 25, 2015 at 04:54:47
Specs: Windows 7, -
I want to say "good day", but I can not ...

How it was:
made a layout, converted it in .eps, gave for printing (on a preview everything was OK), printed an edition ... (5000 A4 4 + 4), cutted and brought it.

and then began an interesting
Some objects (somehow very symmetrically) are semitransparent.
The impression is that it was Opacity 50% ...
Checked .eps in Photoshop, printed out it (via Adobe PDF (printer)) in separate 4 plates (from illustrator and quark) - all OK!
But on a paper is a rubbish...Comment please if anyone knows

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March 25, 2015 at 09:38:56
It's hard to imagine "semitransparent" but it sounds rather like a printer issue if it looks normal on preview. Does your printer give normal results on pictures and documents?

Do you happen to know anyone who has illustrator software on their computer that will open these files? If so ask them to print one and see if the same thing happens.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 30, 2015 at 11:44:12
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What AI version do you use?

I suppose that Opacity 50% it's actually a simple overprints. It would be interesting to look at the scan and the original .ai file, and the eps that was printed of course.
Are you sure that while saving the eps a flattening was not disabled?

Don't know what about you, but i always try to flatter all the files manually (except some simple things that can be problemlos trusted to AI). A flattening algorithm in Illustrator is a certainly powerful, but once in a while i meet a buggy ones.

What can i say? check the file again through Distiller for example or another program.
Also this might help: or search on other forums, read about this issue more.

I can only guess, even if everything was OK after the quark. Maybe something wrong with a RIP, but it could be provided..

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