Looking for suggestions for a problem I'm coming across with a PDF proof that was prepared by another designer.
The very simple proof (custom artwork for branded post-it notes) doesn't appear to be printing correctly. The text on the proof is black and gray. The gray text is printing garbled for some reason. There are also some 20% opacity logos that are printing the same problem.
I have had the problem across different printers so have concluded it is down to the proof itself, which was created from Illustrator through 'save as > PDF'.
There seems to be decreased opacity on the text itself, although I can't work out how it is being applied as it doesn't seem to be in the usual manner.
I'm guessing it's how it has been exported, although again I'm not 100% on the settings used by the original artworker.