White elements disappear when printing or exporting with ArcPress using the Separate Raster option

Last Published: April 25, 2020


When printing or exporting using the ArcPress separate raster or APIMAGE option, white elements, such as text, patches, boxes, or lines disappear.


This is a known limitation of the ArcPress separate raster option.

During the raster and vector data separation process, all vector elements are rasterized together. When the newly rasterized vector data is combined with the original raster data, all the areas in the rasterized vector data that are white are registered as transparent, so white map elements disappear.

Solution or Workaround

  • Use slightly different colors, such as light blue or light tan, instead of white.
  • Turn off the Separate Raster option.

Article ID:000002747

  • ArcMap 8 x
  • Legacy Products

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