Lightroom: Identity Plates not printing

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I'm having a problem with identity plates not printing out. I have designed various school photo proof cards using LR - and the background text, package info etc are in the form of an Identity Plate. The images are then put on top of the plate using the picture package feature. However when printing to printer, the ID plate does not print out (but the images do) - but it DOES print correctly if I print to file. (the ID plate is set to render behind images) Anyone got any ideas? This is LR5.7 - but has been the same since LR4
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Chris Nutt

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Pete Green, Customer Advocate

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Is the identity plate you're using an image or text Chris?

Have you tried checking if there is an update to your printer driver?
Which printer are you working with?

Regards
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Chris Nutt

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Hi Pete. It is a graphical ID plate that covers the whole print area. The printer driver is the latest version - and it is a DNP DS-40 Dye-Sub.
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What is the format/color space of the graphical identity plate's source graphic?
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Chris Nutt

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Hi Rikk, In making my response to your reply I have found the solution!! The problem seems to be caused by me trying the "Render behind image" with the large ID plate. So rather than making the ID plate "Render behind image" I have now made a transparent cut-out in the ID plate into which I place the images I wish to print on the card. Voila! - it now prints OK.
It still seems to me that this is a bug in the LR print module - as when "rendering behind image" it prints perfectly well to file - but to to a printer.
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Chris Nutt

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BTW, the ID plate is a png file, in sRGB colour space, at 2430 x 1824 pixels. Does exactly the same if I try a jpg file of the same pixel count.