[scribus] PDF X/3 export in CMYK

eric hanuise ehanuise at fantasybel.net
Thu Jan 20 18:34:54 CET 2011

I ran into this when outputting files for a printer some time ago.
PDF/X3 is a standard that supports RGB images with a color profile, and 
it's actually a scibus feature to preserve the original images and color 
profile instead of converting them to CMYK when using a PDF/X3 format.
I discussed the issue with the printer, and CMYK was more important than 
X3 to them, so I exported the files to PDF 1.5 with the specific color 
profile they required, and everything was converted to CMYK in the process.

On 20/01/11 18:20, John wrote:
> On 01/20/2011 08:05 AM, martin schneebacher wrote:
>> hi!
>> i'd like to export my file in pdf x/3 with a certain icc-profile (iso coated v2) in the output pdf. when enabling color management, it exports it but the colors are RGB (tested with pdf-preflight), and if i disable color management, it exports in CMYK but not to x/3. output for printer is enabled.
>> is this a standard behaviour? isn't it possible to tell scribus to do the RGB->CMYK conversation while exporting to x/3?
>> bye...masc.
> I don't know what version of Scribus you are using, but in 1.3.9, there
> is an option called "Convert spot colors to Process Colors" in the
> 'Color" tab of the "Save as PDF" window. That should do the trick.
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