[scribus] Colors of Scribus documents on a ColorLaserjet

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 12 15:00:44 CEST 2009

Frank Pieczynski wrote:
> Hi *,
> I need some help with printing.
> Im using Scribus on Linux, printing system is cups. The
> printer is a HP ColorLaserJet with Postscript.
> If I print photo jpegs with scribus, the colors are looking very bad -
> very pale. I tried with color management 'on' and 'off' (Document
> settings). The ICC profile of the printer is the official one provided
> by HP. For the jepgs taken by a Panasonic Lumix I don't have one, so I
> let the default.
> Now the interesting part of the story:
> If I print the same picture included in a kword document (office part
> of KDE) on the same printer with the same printing system it is
> looking MUCH better! So the printer is able to print better.
> But I like to use scribus, because kword gives less control over the
> document. The postscripts code is much more bigger, so the printer
> needs much longer to process such kword PS than a scribus PS.
> I guess kword is not supporting lcms, but shouldn't the result be the
> same with color management 'off' in scribus?
> What can I do to improve the output?
> May be this is related to the cups options (visible in printing
> dialog, 'Options' button after the printer selection box). I let the
> default there, but the same is valid for kword.
> Thanks for help and suggestions!
Look at the Color tab in PDF Export that says, "Output intended for: " 
where your choices are Screen/Web or Printer.
In many cases, you will want to use Screen/Web. The Printer setting is 
for when you send to a commercial printer.


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