[Fwd: Re: [Scribus] scribus, pantone and eps files]
Sat Sep 18 17:23:09 CEST 2004
am forwarding this in case anyone is interested on the mailing list
> From: Louis Desjardins <louisdesjardins at videotron.ca>
> To: linuxlingam at bhairon.com
> Subject: Re: [Scribus] scribus, pantone and eps files
> Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2004 23:37:02 -0400
> ? (At) 0h49 +0530 18/09/04, linuxlingam ?crivait (wrote) :
> Hi LL,
> (I am just writing to you to pursue this conversation - don't know if
> it might be of interest for the people on the list. Leave it up to
> >couple of things to point out:
> >1) gold ink is opaque. so it can only be used as a true spot-color. do
> >not attempt tints and tones in gold ink. they often come out terrible
> >unless you know quite intricately what you are doing. similarly, gold
> >ink has a terrible time 'mixing' with other color inks in the halftone
> >process. [gold 50%, cyan 30% = ugly, gooey, mess]
> 100% agree. Though, PMS 131 isn't "gold" (I mean the "metallic" color
> in Pantone's color system). It is in the yellow-orange family of
> colors... while gold (and silver and bronze) lies at the other end,
> in the 800 or so... (wanted to make sure, forgot to have a look at
> the office... can confirm on Monday!)
> >2) you mention a second spot color. from your email i gather you might
> >want to create tints in this as well. before attempting the project,
> >please spend some time personally at your pre-press and production
> >house, understanding what screen angles, types of inks (these have to be
> >translucent), the kind of image/effect, you wish to achieve.
> >good communication solves a lot of problems later.
> 100% agree again. In the "communication" world there are so many
> people assuming what the other thinks, it sometimes prevents everyone
> from getting the most out of the graphic art "industry"
> (craftmanship? - what you prefer!).
> >it also saves you a lot of money in rejection, re-working etc.
> >> HTH ;-)
> >> Louis
> >just my two-paisa on this.
> And I learned tonight paisa is to rupee what cent is to dollar
> (thanks Google!). I also like your "inks in the ink fountain" (see
> your previous message). Thank you. I really wanted to have the proper
> word "ink fountain" and my mind went a bit elliptical on the "color"
> for "ink" thing. I really like your sense of precision. :-)
> * * *
> BTW, I didn't answer anything to your microtypography message but am
> one the (maybe) few who have a concern about that. Please keep us
> informed. Also, French typography does use of a lot specific spaces
> for punctuation. Scribus still needs particular improvement on that
> Phir milengay!
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