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Hi Kevin, You're the first Illustrator expert that showed up in my search and I hope you can help me. Every time I print anything from Illustrator CS3, a thin vertical black line appears on the right side of the paper. The line is not continuous, it only appears where there is a printed object. Is there an illustrator setting I can change to fix this? When I print anything from any other program, the black line does not appear. Yet when I import an illustrator image into another program, the line is there again when I print.
Thank you for your help,

HI Dasha,

There are no settings to fix something like this. Since this is not occurring in other programs, Im wondering what operating system and printer you are using. Illustrator CS3 is no longer supported by current operating systems and printers and there is a huge laundry list of incompatible printers. Normally this would make me think its a printer issue with CS3.

Does this happen with all Illustrator images or just this one?


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Kevin Stohlmeyer


I am an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Freelance Professional. I travel nationally speaking on Adobe Creative Suite applications, including Illustrator and design. I can answer questions about Adobe Illustrator version CS1 through the all-new Creative Cloud.


I am an Adobe Certified Instructor for Adobe Illustrator and have been teaching this software in college/higher education and for an Adobe Authorized Training Center since 2000. I have been an active user of Adobe Illustrator as a professional graphic designer since 1994. I am also the author of the Adobe Illustrator Certified Expert Exam. I am a published author for Adobe Inspire Magazine, writing articles on Creative Suite applications including Photoshop, Illustrator and the Adobe Touch apps.

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