[scribus] Setting up color management

Alan Tutt alan at powerkeyspub.com
Wed Nov 4 19:27:25 CET 2009

Hi Alexandre,

You haven't disappointed me, although I'm not sure if the quality of my 
display is as bad as you suggest.  And LProf is what's recommended on the 
Scribus website, so if that's bad, then the website should suggest 
something else.

Thanks for the recommendations.  I will give them a try.

I understand that without expensive tools, I can only hope for a close 
approximation and not an exact match.  I can also accept that a higher 
quality monitor/printer combination will help, although this is what I have 
at the moment, so I have to get the best I can out of it.

And yes, lighting in my work area is not the best, although at least 80% of 
it is daylight from a north window.

What surprised me the most was that I could get matches to different areas 
of the page in different prints, but not at the same time.  This seems to 
indicate to me that it's not the monitor profile which is at fault, but 
either the printer profile or how the software is attempting to match them.

Oh, and for those who say laser/LED printers are inconsistent, the dozens 
of prints I've made in this process all appear to be perfect matches with 
each other (at least those made with similar settings).

- Alan Tutt

On Wednesday 04 November 2009 12:32:35 pm Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:

> Let's see. You have a really cheap TFT display and you used profiling
> software (the officially released version of LProf) that doesn't
> create quite accurate ICC profiles. I have a suspicion that lighting
> where you work isn't controlled as well. I'm sorry but getting
> reliable output with what you have will be quite difficult.
> You can try using dispcalGUI to at least create accurate profiles
> (choose matrix type), but you really need a better LCD. I'm sorry if I
> disappoint you.
> > I'm not sure how to produce a custom profile for the printer.
> You need a special measurement device for that and tools from Argyll
> CMS.
> With beta version of Argyll (1.1.0beta) you can use X-Rite's
> ColorMunki measurement device that allows profiling both display and
> printer.
> Alexandre

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