[Scribus] Question regarding color management

Plinnell mrdocs
Fri Jul 14 13:08:48 CEST 2006

On Friday 14 July 2006 08:02, Matthias Schmitt wrote:
> Hello,
> I am working with Scribus 1.2.3 on Mac OS X and really love this
> program. As I am not a DTP expert I have tried to understand the
> principles of color management, but I am still confused.
> My document looks fine on the monitor. Color Management is
> activated using Adobe RGB (1998) for pictures, solid colors and
> monitor. For the printer I am using Europe ISO Coated FOGRA27,
> which I hope is fine for printing in Europe. Once I active the
> option "Simulate Printer on the Screen" all colors shift and look
> pale.
> When I am exporting the PDF, once in RBG and once in CMYK, I can
> see a similar color difference between those files on the screen
> using my PDF viewer. What kind of file should I forward to the
> printing company?
> Does this color difference indicate, that something is going wrong
> and my print will not work?
> Thank you for any help you can give me.
> Greetings from Luxembourg
> Matthias Schmitt
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1. If at all possible, upgrade to 1.3.2+ which has vastly better 
handling of CMYK colors.

2. Adobe RGB is not a valid monitor profile. A monitor profile is 
specific to your monitor. You can a create rough one with the color 
sync control panel in OSX. It will not be as accurate as a one 
generated with a color meter, but will help show gross defects and 
color shifts.

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