Ooops! It's not Sneakers's fault (that's our dog) but it turns out I've been setting up my papers and printables a little bit wrong. It has to do with the way colors are described to the printer.
Typically, things set up for print are supposed to be CMYK. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black are the 4 colors a printer uses in varying degrees to make the colors we see on paper. The problem has to do with the way an ink jet printer thinks. All ink jets, even my fancy Epson r2000, think in RGB color mode. RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) is the way colors come from digital cameras and computer monitors. Sending CMYK to an ink jet is like asking it to translate. Who knew ink jet printers use a different "language" than print shops? Not I.
I should probably also be delivering JPEGs instead of PDFs. I've learned that JPEGs are easier to import and use as printable backgrounds on a Silhoutte, for instance. Probably easier to deal with in other programs, too.
This correction will go on invisibly. It'll just be that the next time you download something, it'll be the right thing instead of the not-quite-right thing. Ratte (Rats).
Anyone knowledgeable on this, sound right to you?