I’ve seen one question posted over and over since CorelDRAW X5 was released. Users who have always gotten solid black on their output are now getting gray instead and they are frustrated. I won’t try to explain why it is happening as it gets into color management details. The key is that it can easily be solved with a single click. Go into the default color management settings (or the document settings for files that were already created in CorelDRAW X5) and check the Preserve Pure Black checkbox. Now the black will output as black.
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