[scribus] PDF/X-4 export

John tuxfed at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 16:37:40 CET 2010

On 11/07/2010 09:45 AM, John Culleton wrote:
> On Sunday 07 November 2010 09:27:58 John wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> This is my first post to this list. I am running Scribus 1.3.8
>> Build ID: C-C-T-F-C1.10.0 on Fedora 14. My problem is that I need
>> to export PDF/X-4 (need transparency) and apparently it is not
>> available in my version of Scribus. I'd like to know how can I
>> enable PDF/X-4 in Scribus.
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> As I understand it transparency is available in recent versions of
> PDF, certainly in PDF 1.6 and probably going back to PDF 1.4 (I
> haven't checked.)
> In the USA printers are increasingly insisting on PDF X/1-a:2001, a
> standard that doesn't allow for transparency or gradients. It makes
> our job harder and theirs easier.
You're absolutely right, John. My goal is to make a test with my 
commercial printer (here in Canada) to see how PDF/X-4 exported from 
Scribus, that apparently *does* support transparency and color 
management,  will perform on their system.

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