[Scribus] Work stuck in Scribus...

Branko Vukelic bg.branko
Sat Jan 13 19:00:25 CET 2007

On Saturday 13. January 2007. 18:43, Tino Schwarze wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 13, 2007 at 06:19:58PM +0100, Branko Vukelic wrote:
> > > > I didn't read the full thread, just a quick note: pdf2ps aka ps2pdf
> > > > aka Ghostscript usually doesn't do a very good job at converting PDF
> > > > to something PS. pdftops from xpdf is far better and it's output is
> > > > usually suitable for ps2pdf. I use this regularly to produce
> > > > mail-optimized PDFs.
> > >
> > > One probably could also try acrobat reader and printing to file from
> > > there. Transparency will be flattened nicely.
> >
> > Thanks Tine, your method did the trick. Does PS support ICC color
> > management, though? I mean, I don't want to loose ICC profiles doing
> > this. But if I have to, than so be it... most printers here don't even
> > know what it is anyway. :)
> My experience with print shops is that they just want "CMYK PDF". They
> usually have "Euroscale" on their flyers, so EuroscaleCoated is your
> best bet. Don't talk about PDF/X or ICC profiles - they'll get nervous
> and worried, fast. I'm talking about small to medium size shops, though
> - they don't have top-notch equipment, but results are pretty good.

Hehe, "CMYK PDF"... reminds me of the days I'd just started working as a 
pre-press operator in a small shop. "Just tell them we need CMYK PDFs" was 
all the training I ever got... Not just that, the boss didn't even know what 
the words meant. I suppose it must have been something he'd heard from some 
experienced pre-press technician with no time to waste on ppl like him. :)

Anyways, I did use Euroscale ISO Coated FOGRA27 profile, since I see most 
people from my place use the same.

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