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Font Colors

On my layer bar I changed the color of my font to green, however it shows blue
on my mat but comes out black when I print it. Any ideas why this would be happening? Thank you!


  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 3,568
    What color do you have the mat set to any setting other than contrast tend to make colors look different 
    Not sure how this could be related be did you have print shape outline selected in print options ?
    also have you checked the printer is actually printing color correctly 
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  • RoseyRitaRoseyRita Member Posts: 72
    Sorry I am not very good on this site. Didn't see that you had already answered this question so I messaged you the same question. Good point on the printer. I will check it. 
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,497
    @RoseyRita - each of the mat options under Mat Configuration will by default put a shape including text on the mat using a certain colour.

    To see what  colours actually look like, choose Contrast, and then you can verify how things will print by choosing File => Print Preview. If things come out any differently from that, then your printer needs to be looked at.
  • RoseyRitaRoseyRita Member Posts: 72
    Thanks Liz. I do print preview and it shows black even though the font shows green on the mat. So I am I wrong in thinking it is in the MTC software?
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 10,497
    @RoseyRita - what is the mat selection under Configuration? The choices are:

    - Green (default)
    - Blue
    - Pink
    - Light Blue
    - Purple
    - Greyscale
    - Orange
    - Contrast
  • RoseyRitaRoseyRita Member Posts: 72
  • MeFlickMeFlick Member Posts: 9,241
    The easiest way to have someone help you troubleshoot would be to share the MTC file you are working at so someone can actually "see" the file and what you have done and what is showing.
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  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 7,634
    With Contrast select, show a screenshot of your text on the Virtual Mat in the main screen in MTC.  It's apparent from your initial post that you had a different mat selected which is why you were seeing the text as one color on the mat and then black in the Preview window. When you switched to Contrast in the menu, then you would have seen your text change to black.  Now select it and change it to a different color on the Layers Bar and the check Print Preview.
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