[scribus] Black and blacker.

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 27 18:37:53 CEST 2010

On 10/27/2010 12:11 PM, John Culleton wrote:
> I am correcting a cover file built by someone else. The author wants a
> certain line of white text on black background covered up. No problem
> using a rectangle. But to get the rectangle to match in Scribus I need
> to use a new color of about 96% K. That makes the rectangle match in
> Scribus but unmatch in acrobat reader. A rectangle of pure 100% black
> does fine in Acrobat Reader but is noticeably blacker in Scribus.
> I am using the latter choice. But only the proof copy will tell for
> sure.
> The original artist used Photoshop at some point in the process. Who
> knows what black she or he used? However it is interesting that a
> black background which is jet black in Acrobat Reader shows up as a
> very dark gray in Scribus.

we have had this sort of discussion before:


The casual user has to become aware that there is Black, and there is 
Black. Intuitively, people want some absolute blackest of black in their 
output, but as Louis indicates in this quoted ML post, there are 
technical issues that come about with heavy use of a single ink or 
adding CMY to a lot of K.

In the end, ask your printer.


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