[Scribus] CYMK problem

Cor Pernot info
Wed Sep 7 21:23:14 CEST 2005

Hi Christoph and Louis

I was confused too, so I spoke again with people in the printshop. Why does my 
pdf not print well? (yes Christoph, I had used 'printer' in the pdf color 
They told me that if they would do the job,  they would first 'translate' a 
jpg file to contain CYMK information (with photoshop they said). This jpg 
file would go into Xpress and a good pdf is the result. Sorry for my somewhat 
criptic last part in the first e-mail.
I do not understand why they to this separate translation. Does Xpress not 
create a pdf with colors in the CYMK colorspace?

So I am looking how to translate (RGB)?- jpg (stemming from a scanned 
photograph) to CYMK-jpg. I understand that it should go well with the 
'printer' button in the pdf color settings.

I will experiment with the tiff format (from GIMP) and the possibility I saw 
in Photoshop to choose for CYMK there.

Thanks for your kind help so far.
Best regards,

Op woensdag 7 september 2005 20:19, schreef Christoph Sch?fer:
> Hi Cor,
> > Now it turns out that the printer shop needs a pdf file with information
> > about the main colors and black (CYMK). They are printing on a 4 color
> > offset machine and I am desperate, how to make a pdf file with separate
> > information about the main colors and black?
> As Louis wrote, you can convert to TIF in GIMP (RGB only for the time
> being), but I somehow doubt that it wouldn't work with JPEGs either. You
> have to make sure that your output is "Printer" in PDF settings. Scribus
> will then create a file with colours in CMYK colourspace.
> As for the CMYK-values of the fill colour, the easiest way is to write
> down the CMYK values from scribus and tell the printer what they are
> (this colour is C= , M= , Y= , K= ). I always do that to make sure I get
> what I want.
> > I hope someone of you can explain to me what to do. Is this possible with
> > Scribus. The printer shop confirms that they make such a transalation
> > with their DTP software (express I thought they mentioned).
> This is a strange thing that happens in many small shops. They try to
> use QXP (Xtensions) for everything, including impositions and
> separations. The result are problems that would not occur with Acrobat +
> PitStop or other well suited programmes.
> groeten,
> Christoph
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