[scribus] Setting up color management
alan at powerkeyspub.com
Wed Nov 4 17:50:43 CET 2009
Greetings everyone. This is my first post to the list, and I hope I have
included all the necessary information to describe my problem.
Here's my system:
Kubuntu Linux 9.04
Scribus 126.96.36.199 with lcms support
LG Flatron L222WT LCD monitor
Okidata C6100 color laser printer (for proofs)
I've used the FProf tool to profile my monitor and create an ICC/ICM file.
I've also tested using the ICM file provided by LG on their driver CD.
I'm also using the ICC profile provided by Okidata on that CD.
I'm not sure how to produce a custom profile for the printer.
Theoretically, I should be able to see on my monitor what will come out of
the printer (at least a close approximation), but I can't get the two to
match up at all.
For reference, this is the first stage in preparing a children's picture
book for a commercial printer.
When I open the images directly in GIMP and look at the ICC profile being
used, it says sRGB, so I use this setting in Scribus for images. Here are
the other settings I'm using:
Images: sRGB (others have been tried as well)
Solid Colors: C6100 (from printer ICC) (not really sure what this is for)
Monitor: ICC/ICM profile from LProf
Printer: C6100 ICC
Monitor: Saturation (all have been tried)
Printer: Saturation (all have been tried)
Simulate Printer on Screen (checked)
Use BlackPoint Compensation (checked)
I've tried all variations of rendering intents, and using Saturation in
this case seems to work best.
There are a variety of settings in the print driver itself, and I've tried
a variety of those as well, with very little effect on the resulting
The biggest difference comes when I select "Apply ICC Profiles" in the
print dialog. With it selected, I get better saturation, but some colors
are incorrect (not matching the screen), and when it's not selected, the
previously incorrect colors are now correct, but I lose saturation on other
The monitor screen shows both correct colors AND saturation, even when
"Simulate Printer on Screen" is checked.
Can anyone offer any suggestion on how to get the monitor and printer to
show the same colors?
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