[scribus] Colour Profiles - make colour matching worse!

Calum Polwart cpolwart at wittongilbert.free-online.co.uk
Fri Jul 24 20:42:17 CEST 2009

On Fri, 24 Jul 2009 20:00:27 +0200
"a.l.e" <ale.comp_06 at xox.ch> wrote:

> hi calum,
> > The plot thickens!  Because actually the only way I can get the
> > 'right' colours to show in Acrobat is to export for screen instead of
> > print.  But when I print them from acrobat to my inkjet it creates
> > the same overly darkened images.  Doesn't make much difference if I
> > turn ICM on or off on the printer.
> are you sure, that you're using the correct color profiles?

The printer is using its colour profile, I recreated the monitor one last night.

> well, basically you're not supposed to use the same profile for printing to your inkjet and for preparing the document for print shop...

Yeh well thats not entirely logical either!  You should be able to output to an industry standard and then tell the printer here's a job thats in industry standard format - use the printer specific profile built into the printer to output the job adjusted for the printer.  

The output I'm getting is so grossly deformed its not just the nuances of a bit of extra blue and bit less red...

But the bit I don't understand is why scribus doesn't show these issues.  If the image showed too dark in scribus at least I might be able to adjust the colour in scribus to get it to show right on the print out...

> a profile mismatch would explain your color problems...
> good luck
> a.l.e
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