[reportlab-users] Image Masking Transpancy When Printing

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Fri Apr 11 17:25:08 EDT 2008

Jeremy Orosco wrote:


> I am not certain as to if I have ran into a program issue or a

> programming issue, so I figure I should start at the root.




> When I generate a PDF with a masked image, it looks fine on screen.

> The issue comes when I print. Once I print the document the masked

> image is no longer masked. Is there a way to correct this, or is this

> a setting within Acrobat?


Was this printed on a Postscript printer? Remember that masked image
support is a Postscript Level 3 feature. If your printer has Postscript
Level 2, as many do, then it can't support masked images.

Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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