Getting jagged white outline when I Import eps logo graphic into Quark

Hi experts!

I am trying to import a logo graphic in eps format into Quark, however I notice that the edges of the graphic have a pixel-thin jagged white outline around them when I place the logo onto a coloured background in Quark (looks a bit like the edges o f an untidy gif file with a transparent background).  I am puzzled because I checked the file in Illustrator and the edges are flawless and smooth.

Does anyone know what might be causing the edges to lose their smoothness during the transition from Illustrator to Quark?

Cheers,

Luke
LukasxAsked:
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mguentherConnect With a Mentor Commented:
To test whether this is the culprit is easy:
Go to "Item > Clipping" and make sure it is set to "Item" or "picture bounds".

"Clipping path" or "alpha channel" should only be selected if the picture contains such a construct, which is rarely the case out of Illustrator (but often in EPS from Photoshop).

Best
Matthias
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BongSooCommented:
Is this showing up just in the preview in quark or is it actually printing? The first thing I would do (if you haven't already) is go to illustrator and select all and make sure there isn't something in the background that you didn't know about. Also, are there any bitmapped images placed into the illustrator file? can you post a pdf of the document?
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BongSooCommented:
My guess is its just the low res preview that quark uses when you place a vector eps...
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LukasxAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your response!

It is showing on the hi-res printout as well.
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BongSooCommented:
Sounds like there is something in the file then. Can you post it so I can download and take a look at it?
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mguentherCommented:
Hi, lukasx,

have you tried to switch on fullres preview?
Try right-mouse clicking the picture box and choose "Preview Resolution > Full Resolution".
Is that any better?

Best
Matthias

P.S.: The most current version is 7.31, which is a free update from 7.x
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BongSooCommented:
If it shows in the hi-res printout, its in the file. Switching the preview resolution shouldn't change anything and it should be there as well...
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mguentherCommented:
Ah, sorry, I misunderstood what lukasx wrote, I though he said the hprint shows fine.

As it is visual in layout and in print-out, four possible causes:
1) The image is not updated (Usage)
2) You are using an OPI setting
3) You are using a clipping path for the EPS in QuarkXPress
4) You are not using fullres preview and you are using print "low resolution" option for pictures.

Can you test?
Matthias
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mguentherCommented:
And, update to 7.31. It is free and fixes many bugs over 7.2
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BongSooCommented:
<<3) You are using a clipping path for the EPS in QuarkXPress>>

This does sound like a possible and likely culprit doesn't it?
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LukasxAuthor Commented:
Hi!

I didn't have any clipping, but I've tried alpha channel clipping and that seems to have cleaned up the outlines now.

Thanks to you both, your comments prompted me to investigate these options to find the solution!

Luke
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BongSooCommented:
Sometimes Quark will automatically assign a clipping path, so it never hurts to double check.
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