Filled areas do not look correct when DWF files are printed on some HP devices.
Turn off the WYSIWYP pattern scaling in the HP printer driver.
According to HP, a long time ago, applications didn't check the printer resolution, and they sent fill patterns at a fixed resolution (probably 300 DPI). As printers resolutions went up, pattern details were lost when printed. As a result, some printer drivers implemented the WYSIWYG pattern scaling feature.
The Autodesk DWF Viewer and Autodesk Design Review (formerly known as Autodesk DWF Composer) take the device DPI into account when printing. So this HP capability is not needed. If it is active, fill patterns are scaled twice. This is undesirable.
The solution is to turn off this capability:
- In the Printer Properties dialog, click the Print Quality Details button.
- Ensure that the Scale Patterns (WYSIWYG) item is unchecked.