[Scribus] printer's imprint
Sat Dec 24 05:46:39 CET 2005
>On Fri, Dec 23, 2005 at 01:43:34PM +0100, Christian Zwahlen wrote:
>> Am Donnerstag, den 22.12.2005, 18:34 -0200 schrieb Ludi Maciel:
>> > 1.3.6
>> > Crop, fold, registration capability #194,1113,1116
>> > Bleed capability #129, 1041
>> In Version 1.3.6, how long one I have to wait?
>"When it's ready"
>In the mean time, there are workarounds and alternate approaches listed
>on the wiki.
Craig's right. I don't want to minimize the need for such marks. But
let's be realistic. As Craig says, they mostly are the cup of tea of
professional printers. Each press and each colour workflow have their
own requirements. I would add, each job. Lots of people strongly
believe these marks have to be there to show they came up with a
"professionnal" job. This is not true. Printers' marks are most of
the time added at imposition time and we really could not careless
about marks added by the source program. Generally, we get rid of
them to put our own.
1. Half of the crop marks, when you just think about them, disappear
under the guillotine. What is really needed is a dummy to show
exactly what you want in the end. The knife operator, guided with a
proper dummy, will achieve a very nice job.
2. Fold marks don't make the paper folds... (Just like red light
don't make the cars stop... it's the brakes). The setting of the
folding machine does. Here again, a dummy tells it all. It is a good
idea to provide a dummy folded just how you want it (stapled, so
nobody fools around with the folds before it actually gets in the
hands of the operator).
3. Colour bars are specific to each system, each workflow. Your
printer could provide you with colour bars. The way around can be
tricky. There are good chances that if Scribus would provide such a
"generic" colour bar, it would sure look pretty... but would rapidly
prove to be useless for most if not all jobs.
I don't want to sound rude. Please don't get me wrong. You will help
your case dealing with professionals when in the end your PDF has its
fonts properly embeded (the #1 problem in DTP) and your pics will be
at the right resolution (the #1 problem in DTP). Then, provide a
finished dummy of your job. You'll make your life easier and the life
of many others as well. And you'll get good results. This is the most
Now, the above is true unless your printer does its imposition manually.
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