[Scribus] Printing on hp color laserjet 4500

Morten Langlo mlanglo
Tue Aug 17 19:44:36 CEST 2004

tir, 17 aug, 2004, 00:41:06 +0100, skrev Atlantic Tech Solutions:
> On Monday 16 August 2004 15:04, Morten Langlo wrote:
> > Hello list.
> >
> > I am trying to print from Scribus to a HP Color Laserjet 4500.
> >
> > If I print without Color Management the pictures look really "flat",
> > and if I use Color Management the pictures are too much orange. I have
> > tried different printer profiles - some standard and also the one for
> > the hp 4500 found in a driver package for NT.
> >
> > I would really appreciate some help.
> >
> > Sincerely Yours
> >
> > Morten
> Morten,
> It sounds like the stock icc profile is stuffed. 
> CMYK printers like that need to be recalibrated and then reprofiled after 
> recalibration.
> On a Fiery at my clients, I had what I would call 98% match when it was 
> calibated. That is, Scribus could export PDF or print with the same kind of 
> accuracy as any other pro DTP app with color management, as long as I used 
> the proper profile.
> The icc profiles were created using Monaco color tools under windows 
> 2k, but i also used them in Scribus with *very* accurate results. I 
> have printed the Scribus logo which has some difficult colors to match 
> on screen and print (dark blues for example) with very high fidelity 
> from screen to print.

I am working at a public children's school, and we have no money for 
this kind of tools :-)

> One other way to test is to keep all images, colors etc. as RGB and print 
> using the PJL driver instead of the PS driver. Alternatively, try exporting 
> a "screen" (RGB) pdf and print it from kprinter.

Printing with the hpijs driver gives pictures with a quality 
similar to those printed from windows.

Also making a PDF for the screen and then print it makes good pictures.
> The last bit of hints I can think of is to make sure you have lcms 
> 1.13, it is much more accurate in some transforms.

This did not make any difference (upgraded from 1.12).

> Cheers,
> Peter

Thank you so much. 

Now it's possible to use our color printer from our Linux machines,
since the colors with the hpijs driver are no worse than those printed 
from windows. Also this gives me more time to find the optimal solution.

Best regards


Morten Langlo
8550 Ryomg?rd

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