# PDF pages with color/gray-scale figures print with bold text

When including PDF and JPG images with either color or gray-scale in my pdflatex document everything appears perfect on screen. However, when I try to print on a color printer the text in these pages comes out bold and slightly out of focus. Pages with images that contain only black and white elements print out fine.

I am currently using MiKTeX 2.9 pdfTeX-1.40.12 but had this problem with earlier versions as well. I am including figures in the usual way:

\begin{figure}[tb]
\centerline{\includegraphics[width=9cm]{intro/figsIntro/Fig1.jpg}}
\caption[Caption]{Caption}
\label{fig:1}
\end{figure}


Any help with this issue will be greatly appreciated!

In my preamble I have the following:

\documentclass[twoside,11pt]{report}
\usepackage{fullpage}
\usepackage{setspace}
\onehalfspacing
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{flafter}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{txfonts}
\usepackage{upgreek}

\usepackage{fouriernc}

\input glyphtounicode
\pdfgentounicode=1

\usepackage{courier}
\usepackage{textcomp}

\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{apacite}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[british]{babel}

\setcounter{tocdepth}{2}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{3}

\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage[flushleft]{threeparttable}
\usepackage{rotating}

\usepackage{subfigure}

\usepackage[titles, subfigure]{tocloft}
\setlength{\cftfignumwidth}{2em}
\setlength{\cfttabnumwidth}{2em}

\numberwithin{figure}{chapter}
\numberwithin{table}{chapter}

\usepackage[font={small},format=plain,labelfont=sf,up,bf,labelsep=space,textfont=rm]{caption}

\setlength{\captionmargin}{17pt}

\usepackage[tracking=smallcaps]{microtype}

\usepackage{titlesec}

\titleformat{\chapter}[display]
{\normalfont\Large\scshape\centering}{\MakeUppercase{\scshape{\chaptertitlename\ }}  \textnormal{\thechapter}}{20pt}{\Huge}
\titleformat{\section}
{\sffamily \Large \bfseries}{\thesection}{1em}{}
\titleformat{\subsection}
{\sffamily\large\bfseries}{\thesubsection}{1em}{}
\titleformat{\subsubsection}
{\sffamily\normalsize\bfseries}{\thesubsubsection}{1em}{}
\titleformat{\paragraph}[runin]
{\sffamily\normalsize\bfseries}{\theparagraph}{1em}{}
\titleformat{\subparagraph}[runin]
{\rmfamily\normalsize\bfseries}{\thesubparagraph}{1em}{}
\titlespacing*{\chapter} {0pt}{50pt}{40pt}
\titlespacing*{\section} {0pt}{3.5ex plus 1ex minus .2ex}{2.3ex plus .2ex}
\titlespacing*{\subsection} {0pt}{3.25ex plus 1ex minus .2ex}{1.5ex plus .2ex}
\titlespacing*{\subsubsection}{0pt}{3.25ex plus 1ex minus .2ex}{1.5ex plus .2ex}
\titlespacing*{\paragraph} {0pt}{3.25ex plus 1ex minus .2ex}{1em}
\titlespacing*{\subparagraph} {\parindent}{3.25ex plus 1ex minus .2ex}{1em}

\usepackage{fancyhdr}

\usepackage[pdftex,a4paper]{geometry}

%%TwoSide:
\setlength{\textwidth}{13.6cm}
\setlength{\oddsidemargin}{1.66cm}
\setlength{\evensidemargin}{0.66cm}
\setlength{\textheight}{22.0cm}
\setlength{\topmargin}{0cm}
\setlength{\footnotesep}{0.6cm}
\setlength{\footnotesep}{0.6cm}

\usepackage{fancyvrb} %% For matlab
\usepackage{color} %% For matlab
% definition of matlab colors:

%% LandScape %%
\usepackage{lscape}

%--------------------DOCUMENT-----------------------%%

\begin{document}

\pagenumbering{arabic}

\include{chapter1/cha1}

\end{document}

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Tell us more about your printing process. Which program and which printer do you use? –  Martin Schröder Mar 22 '12 at 9:08
What program are you using to display/print the pdf? Could this have something to do with tex.stackexchange.com/questions/141/…? (See also the second answer to tex.stackexchange.com/a/19175/83 for a possible solution.) –  Caramdir Mar 23 '12 at 17:11