[Scribus] Scribus 1.3.1 -- Color copier is counting B/W pages as color and overcharging us.

PLinnell mrdocs
Thu Oct 27 13:27:56 CEST 2005

On Thursday 27 October 2005 10:53, Robert R. Di Giorgio wrote:
> I publish a monthly 24-page brochure (12 pages printed 2-up).  4 of
> the double pages have color on them, the rest are all B/W. The
> output is fed as a PDF to our Kyocera color laser copier, which is
> counting every page as color (charging 10 cents extra per page). Is
> anyone else having thhis problem? Does anyone know what to do about
> it?
> I'm asking Kyocera to analyze the PDF file and find if there are
> any errors in it that are causing this. I'll get back if they come
> up with anything.
> Thanks, Bob


I doubt seriously there are errors with the PDF itself. We test them 
regularly with specialist pre-press applications to make sure they 
are conformant to commercial print norms.

It might be that the copier is looking for an indexed color space 
which Scribus does not support. 

I 'm not sure of the methods they are using, but when you export PDF, 
it essentially sets one color space for the document for all objects 
in the PDF - exception: spot colors.

Hope that helps,


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