[scribus] Printer Profiles?

Jim Ford jaford at watford53.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Dec 2 00:10:22 CET 2010

On 12/1/2010 9:08 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> On Wednesday 01 December 2010 15:04:11 Jim Ford wrote:
>> On 12/1/2010 6:20 PM, Joe Zeff wrote:
>>> On 12/01/2010 06:39 AM, Jim Ford wrote:
>>>> It seems to be a
>>>> major drawback for people like me that only want a few copies,
>>>> rather than 1000 off from a print shop!
>>> I think the devs may be thinking in terms of making Scribus a
>>> major player in the professional field and ignoring the fact that
>>> much of the user base is amateur.
>> Yes. It's a great product and getting better, but as you say "much"
>> (probably most) "of the user base is amateur". And as that user
>> base usually will want to print small quantities of their work on
>> their home printer, the absence of colour management for their
>> printers is a very serious drawback.
>> I might try a convoluted workaround by exporting from Scribus to
>> pdf and then loading the pdf into Photoshop and printing from
>> there. It'll be messy and I'm not keen on the idea, though!
>> Jim
> I suggest loading the pdf into Acrobat Reader. In fact I do all my 
> Scribus printing from AR. It just works for me, no hassles. 

But as far as I'm aware, Adobe Reader doesn't use printer colour
management! Photographic images embedded into a Scribus file and
exported to pdf don't print accurately - at least not for me on my Epson


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