Washed out basemaps

Discussion created by cljohnson51 on Jan 31, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 1, 2013 by withershin
I was creating a simple map in ArcGIS 10 with point data.  I have tried using Bing Road maps, Open Street maps, they all come back with a washed out, barely see the streets, very little detail etc. My scale is set at 1:160,000 for city area.  Points are perfect and bright. When I print the maps out as a .jpeg or .pdf, they are nearly unreadable. What am I doing wrong?