[scribus] Setting up color management

Alan Tutt alan at powerkeyspub.com
Wed Nov 4 19:16:10 CET 2009

Hi Greg,

Thanks for the response, however, if there's no point to trying to see on 
screen what will come out of the printer, then why have color managment at 
all, since that's the whole point?

- Alan Tutt

> More expert help may be coming, but let me just say as a neurologist
> that you have to have some skepticism about your ability to see on
> screen how something will appear on paper. Yes, there are methods that
> help you see this, but we're also talking about perception. Typically,
> even with optimal settings on your monitor, things will look "wrong"
> onscreen. The main goal is trying to have a setup that allows one to be
> able to use the appearance on the monitor in a way that is useful for
> creating the PDF. My sense is that this is one of the benefits of using
> spot colors, since, regardless of the onscreen appearance, you have some
> external reference as to the end result on paper.
> This is also an argument for using a printers proof before agreeing to
> send a job for your final printing.
> Greg

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