[Scribus] PDF color option

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Mon Oct 22 21:49:30 CEST 2007

Am Montag, 22. Oktober 2007 21:31:14 schrieb Dr. Werner Popken:
> Hi all,
> I'm ready to produce my first Scribus-made book, 770+ pages. Scribus
> is really great, thank you all for the good work and all your help!
> I noticed that there is an pdf option in the settings dialog, both
> general and document, where color can be set to either printer or
> monitor. I used monitor before, it looked fine on the monitor, now I
> tried printer as this ought to be printed, and the colors are not as
> they should be on the monitor. The pdf-file is much larger, about
> 20 times as big, as well.

If you print on your Inkjet, you should use "monitor" since the printer 
expects RGB input. For offset printing, "printer" is the right option.

> As I already printed this book in a previous 700-page-version with
> Lulu, I know that the colors come fine when they look good on the
> monitor (should be rather saturated on the monitor than not, rather
> oversharped than not). I fear that when I print from the
> printer-specific pdf, things might go wrong. Not so nice with a book
> as big as this one. I already had one misprinted copy from Lulu
> (not my fault, though, got an excellent replacement copy).
> Which option is the right one to choose? Is this something I should
> ask the printer about or wouldn't he know what I'm talking about? It
> is a company in Germany trying to find a way between Lulu and a
> conventional publisher: shaker-media.de, people who talk and listen to
> their authors.

They don't mention which PDF version they can work with. You should ask them 
about it and also ask for an ICC profile of their printer.



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