[Scribus] pdf/x3

Plinnell scribusdocs
Fri Oct 1 11:53:08 CEST 2004

On Friday 01 October 2004 10:41, Grzegorz Staniak wrote:
> Peter Linnell [mrdocs at gmail.com] pisze:
> > > My printer wants my pdf in x1A format. He had problems with the png
> > > graphic in my usual pdf file having a black background (which it
> > > didn't). It looked fine when I previewed it in my Acrobat 5.0 viewer.
> >
> > PDF/x1A is a bit different and not yet supported in Scribus. Note, the
> >  PDF/X-3 is the latest and best at color mangement, if properly setup.
> >
> > Only the latest RIPs can handle PDF/X-3 and imo, where the Europeans are
> > more advanced (in general) than the North American printing industry..
> > See: http://fogra.org and http://eci.org for press profiles and info.
> BTW, pardon a layman's question, but how does the "trim box" in PDF/X-3
> work? I mean, I can set the width of the "trim box" in "PDF/x-3" tab when
> exporting PDF, but when I view the PDF with the Acrobat Reader 5.0 it looks
> just like any other PDF.

You won't see any of the defined boxes in a PDF in viewers, except with 
special pre-press Acrobat plug-ins which run in the full version of Acrobat.

> I understand the trim box should allow me to use
> bleeds (how? do I simply move objects in Scribus past the
> margins?) and then specify in the PDF format that this-much should be
> trimmed at the edges, but I cannot see the effect in AR 5.0.
> Thanks for your time,

This does not enable bleeds, but is used with imposition tools like preps or 
dots pilot.

Hope that clarifies,


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