I use CorelDraw but have an issue regarding fountain fill. I have created a visiting card and given it a fountain fill. I created the visiting card vertically and send to an online printers. They rotated the card horizontally and printed it. When I recieved the printed card, the fountain fill direction was changed. I used a linear vertical fountain fill, but when it was printed (rotated and printed) the direction changed from right to left. Do you know why it changed or how I can lock the fountain fill, or how I can get the same effect when it's rotated.

  • Hi. Welcome to GDSE. In which format did you send the artwork to your printer? Did you send them a native CDR document or a PDF? What software did they use to rotate it before printing? I think this is something you might ultimately have to ask your printer about. – Billy Kerr Apr 27 at 12:45
  • @BillyKerr I send them in CDR format and they also use coreldraw but the version is different i use 12 older version and they use x16 – arif_sk Apr 27 at 13:07
  • I think that you really need to speak to your printer about this. The issue seems to something which they did when altering your artwork. They should have checked the artwork after rotating it, and after making alterations, they should have given you a proof before going to print. In future probably best to send a PDF. – Billy Kerr Apr 27 at 13:13
  • @BillyKerr they need in CDR format not other format. If i convert in pdf and import in CDR will the fountain rotate?. They also dont have answer for how it happened. I need solution what was wrong or how the fountain rotate. – arif_sk Apr 27 at 13:41
  • PDF's should certainly work in most cases, however if your printer alters the artwork there is no knowing what they might be capable of messing up. Printers don't usually need source files. Most printers can use PDFs, so I have no idea why they told you that. Again this is a discussion you really need to have with them. – Billy Kerr Apr 27 at 13:53

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