[Scribus] Colour Swatch and more questions

Tobias Hilbricht hilbricht
Wed Apr 18 12:04:14 CEST 2007

Am Montag, den 16.04.2007, 21:27 +0800 schrieb Craig Ringer:
> Cedric Sagne wrote:

> > 1) I am looking for a colour swatch and would like to know if anyone knows an online shop where I could find one.
> > 
> > Use: paper printing only (brochure printing)
> > Not sure if they always have CMYK codes, but it should ;o)

See for example 


There are many CMYK "Farbatlanten" around - books which contain CMYK
colour codes as in the example above. They contain various sorts of
paper. The same code applied on the same sort of paper gives the same
colour when printed. Using swatches/colour books (Farbatlanten) is a
common method to get the right colour for offset prints.

> I've never really been clear on how CMYK colour codes on swatches are
> meant to translate to a reproduced colour in print. Spot colours - where
> the printer is calibrated to the right colour and/or uses specicific
> inks for it - I can understand. But a "CMYK Spot" (as the designers here
> refer to their usage of CMYK values from the swatch book) seems dubious
> at best, and so are our results with them.

What difference do you see in applying a code of a spot colour book and
a code of a cmyk colour book? Of course you have to take into account
the sort of paper in both cases.

Yours sincerely

Tobias Hilbricht

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