[scribus] PDFX1A

Gerard Cunningham gerard at faduda.net
Wed Apr 8 17:17:41 CEST 2009

On Tue, 2009-04-07 at 14:06 -0400, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> Gerard Cunningham wrote:
> > For a project I'm working on, the printer requires PDFX1A (or should
> > that be PDF/X-1A).
> >
> > I have Scribus v1.3.3.12 which I understand is the latest stable
> > version, running on Ubuntu 8.10.
> >
> > Can someone point me to a non-technical explanation of how to export the
> > PDF in the format required (assuming that its possible to do so) or to a
> > reasonable workaround if not.
> >
> > I gather I need to add CMYK plugins, what else do I need to do?
> >   
> We've just been through this with the manual. There is nothing 
> particularly _special_ about PDFX1A, and the output of Scribus should 
> satisfy any needs the printer has in that regard. That having been said, 
> we also understand that printers have been brainwashed by this concept 
> and may refuse to believe it.
> I would suggest trying to get them to try the output from Scribus.

That's what I did. They asked for a sample paged, which I sent. It
performed flawlessly. PDFX1A came up when I asked if they had any
specific requirements before I sent them the files.

Thnaks to all who replied with suggestions and advice.
ⓒ Gerard Cunningham

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