[scribus] Colour Profiles - make colour matching worse!

Craig cbradney at zip.com.au
Sat Jul 25 00:01:10 CEST 2009

Calum Polwart wrote:
> 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...

Have you read the colour management documentation? Sounds like your
profiles are all screwed up, as well as you are not understanding that
there is NO "industry standard profile" that matches all printers,
monitors, image-embedded profiles etc. You need to get colour management
profiles correct, or you should not use them. Export to Screen/Web when
you want RGB for printers like some bubble jets, or web output. Export
to Printer when you want CMYK output. Still, without profiles that does
not help much unless your printer wants RGB, and using no colour
management might help you out on the RGB track, although it still might
be messed up.


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