[scribus] re washed out printout

S B sbinsandiego at gmail.com
Thu May 8 17:10:26 CEST 2008

Interesting you should say that.  I use HP inkjets as well, and I also use a
Xerox Phaser (solid ink); the Xerox prints exactly what's on screen, my one
inkjet does not, and the other is as yet untested; I don't think it's
something wrong with the printer, because everything else prints fine.  The
"color management" suggestion is one I'll try, but all I can say is,
"What?" when it happens (grays are pink, yellows are some weird shade of
gray, etc.); it's almost as if I had given my printer too much to drink, and
that's how it's seeing things. Now what's truly funny is that MS Publisher
files print fine.  That IS weird.
Steve Bradley

On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 10:07 PM, darryl <dnbarg at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> Hi Terry,
> It's likely that your printers, certainly the HP (if it's an inkjet), are
> designed as RGB printers.  If you're seeing your images look a little washed
> out on the screen as well, it's likely because you have colour management
> turned on. Rather than mucking with the settings, turn it off entirely by
> deselecting that main checkbox on the color management document setup page.
> The reason the pdf works is that the default pdf export is in RGB colour
> space.
> The whole colour management thing is still a third water mystery to me. I
> keep thinking I should be able to work in RGB easily with the right
> management setting, but I haven't figured it out yet.  I haven't used
> Scribus to go to a commercial, offset printer yet, so it's all been fine
> when I turn colour management off.  I know, this doesn't sound like the wise
> answer, but it's been functional so far.
> darryl
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