[Scribus] Printed colors different that monitor colors...

Tino Schwarze scribus.lists
Tue May 30 19:02:33 CEST 2006

On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 11:37:12AM -0400, Klerman wrote:

> I'm printing some brochures with Scribus and an HP laserjet 2600n printer,
> and the colors in the printed pages are very saturated compared to those on
> the screen.

I'm not sure about your printer, but cosumer or office printers are
often not able to print plain CMYK (which is what you get if you export
your PDF for Printer). They will somehow (badly) convert to RGB, then to
CMYK again. It might actually be only a driver issue.

Your best may want to try exporting to RGB (setting "Screen") and printing that.

> I've read some paragraphs in the manual, related to color management, but I
> work with Windows XP, and first of all I can't find any monitor profile
> creation tool for this OS.
> My questions. Can someone refer me to a good source of information regarding
> color management ?. Where can I get a free utility for creating the monitor
> color profile ?. Where can I get the color profile for this printer ?.

Look here for a start:



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