[Scribus] greyscale, bleed, and PDF/X-3
Sun May 14 02:09:09 CEST 2006
On Friday 12 May 2006 06:05, Nik wrote:
> Hi Andreas!
> Thank you for your time and suggestions.
> > In your case that would have to be a grayscale ICC profile I'd
> > guess. Try to install a generic one
> I had wondered whether I could produce greyscale PDF using a
> greyscale profile...
> Thank you for your suggestion - I'll look into a greyscale profile.
Scribus does not yet support grey scale icc profiles, nor will you get
much gain using them.
> > Did your printer ask specifically for X-3 compatibility?
> No. In fact, they seemed quite confused by the term - I don't think
> they actually know what it is.
> I selected PDF/X-3 because from my research, it seemed the most
> reliable way to ship a print-ready document.
> I thought this decision was confirmed when the printer asked for
> bleed, and I saw the PDF/X-3 options apparently included control
> over this.
The docs clearly say only use PDF/X3 when your printer can use it.
> However, someone has posted instructions to me on creating bleed in
> a regular scribus document, so I will try to set this up correctly,
> and send it to the printer. I must say that the 'trim box' in the
> PDF/X-3 options certainly seemed a simpler way of doing it - if
> indeed that does create bleed for me.
> Q: Is there any way of including some 'bleed' control in regular
> (non-PDF/X-3) PDF creation, and is it worth a feature request?
Feature request is already there and we know about it. It is on the
roadmap for 1.3.x
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