ArcGIS Pro ExportToPDF Print Quality Aliasing

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04-15-2024 05:34 PM
ZacharyUhlmann1
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Strange issue, probably been going under my radar for two years.  I export a pdf from a layout, it looks crisp in my PDF Viewer (BlueBeam or Adobe).  But when I print, it's aliased everywhere: the labels, annotations, legend, even the linework from lines and polygon symbology.  What is going on?  It appears to be a Pro thing, as I printed a downloaded map exported from Desktop, and it looks crisp and prints great.

HOW IT LOOKS IN PDF VIEWER

Screenshot 2024-04-15 182552.png

HOW IT PRINTS (printed then scanned; I understand scanning involves loss of quality, but this fairly close to print)

Screenshot 2024-04-15 182601.png

As you can see, the red lines are clearly aliased.  I've tried all combinations of checkboxes in ExportToPDF from the GUI, including 1) Embed Fonts 2) Compress Vector Graphics 3) Turning off Halos 4) [there is no Transparency]. 5) Printing at original PDF size too.

I also printed some old figures; same deal.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  

thanks, 

Zach

3.0.2

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