[Scribus] greyscale, bleed, and PDF/X-3

PLinnell mrdocs
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

> Cheers!
> Nik


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