Help! What are these black boxes and how do I get rid of them?!

The dreaded black boxes occasionally appear around images when printing from an Apple product (phone, Mac, etc.) or when printing from a web based PDF reader.

The good news is that the fix is pretty simple (phew!)!

Here are the steps to follow to get rid of those ugly black boxes:

  • Make sure you have the most up-to-date version of Adobe installed on your computer. Adober Reader is available free here.

  • Save the file that you want to print to your computer.​​

  • Open the Adobe application on your computer.

  • Open the file you wish to print from within the Adobe application (not the web version, but the desktop version).

  • Print a test page from the file.

This should do the trick!  If not - the other option is to choose "print as image" in your printer settings.

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