[scribus] spot colors in PDF

Stéphanie Vilayphiou stephanie.vilayphiou at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 14:48:58 UTC 2011

Hi ale,
thanks for your answer. I am working with Alex on this project, and we 
used your workaround script. Alex modified it to have only one color and 
not 2. It works fine (thanks!), and in Scribus Print Preview, there is 
no CMYK. Perfect. But when we check on Acrobat Pro on MAcOS (or sending 
to the printer), all bitmap images are back to CMYK...
Deadline is quite soon and we would like to avoid making one PDF per 
color because it's quite a complicated object already...

Pierre Huyghebaert told me we could import a tiff that we colorize 
directly in Scribus to have the proper color? He says it's not the 
"colorize" option in the Effects. But he can't remember how he did it...

Stéphanie Vilayphiou
+32 4 89 00 88 59

On 06/14/2011 02:37 PM, a.l.e wrote:
> hi steph,
>> Hi, one question about color management in Scribus.
>> (sorry I sent it with wrong email address, please forget the one
>> waiting for moderation)
>> I'm using 2 direct tones, no CMYK.
>> in the Print Preview, everything (text and images) is separated
>> correctly (no CMYK).
>> But when generating the PDF (without the option to convert spot
>> colors into process colors), all texts and vectors are in direct
>> tones, but the images are back to CMYK.
>> Of course, no way on Linux to check this, the printer told us the
>> file was not good, and we had to switch on MacOS to check with
>> Acrobat Pro that the color channels were not good.
>> Is there somehow a bug in the PDF generation?
> i'm no color specialist... but i think there is a workaround... if you
> still need this, please get in touch with me
> (not sure, but i think i've sent the the description of the workaround
> to alex...)
> ciao
> a.l.e
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