I have a layout with transparent parts. How can I make sure that this parts will be stil transparent after printing? Which format should I use (currently it is .ai)?

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    Welcome along - Ask your printer! it depends on their systems and process. Jul 13 '17 at 14:27

This will depend on the art: if it is all type and solid colors, probably AI/EPS/vector. Check with the print supplier.

Note that "normally," white is actually the paper color. For a "clear paper," you will need an actual white swatch.


Almost any file destined for print these days should be saved as a PDF/X-1a:2001 file regardless of the actual printing substrate.

However, ask your print provider to be certain.

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