[scribus] The World Naked Bike Ride book (colour profiles for cover/interior)

Richard Foley rich.inud at naktiv.net
Tue Jun 5 08:01:46 UTC 2012

Hi John,

Excellent, thanks for the clarification. As I understand it, then, the profile
link you posted is valid for an LSI colour cover and NOT for an LSI colour
interior. Or, rather I should say that I understand you have not used it for an
interior with Scribus/LSI.

There is a lot of well meant information on the internet, but very often the
specification, or the question, is not clear, or the application of a
particular solution is only half-applicable, for one reason or another. I see
this all the time in the LSI documentation, which is actually quite good in
places, but where they still manage to assume so much. As Barnum said, it's
clearly not possible to cover every case for everybody, and it's important to
get this kind of thing straight. If I'm going to write this up, the details
need to be clear, at least to me :-)

Ok, so far then, we have one potential ICC profile for a colour cover with LSI.


Does anyone know, from personal experience with Scribus and LSI, if we need to
have a different profile for the colour interior, or will this profile ALSO do
the interior?

If we need a different profile, where does one acquire one?



Richard Foley

Supporting Naked Activities


On Sun, Jun 03, 2012 at 10:57:30AM -0400, john Culleton wrote:
> On Thu, 31 May 2012 21:52:12 +0200
> Richard Foley <rich.inud at naktiv.net> wrote:
> > Hi John,
> > 
> > I hate to be pedantic here, but I want to get this straight. You are
> > saying that this profile was used by you for a successful full colour
> > interior, and also a full colour cover, with LSI from a PDF/X1a-2001
> > (two pdfs) created only with Scribus. Or something slightly different?
> > 
> I am only discussing Scribus here. I use the profile in
> conjunction with PDF X/1-a:2001 for full color covers on B/W
> interiors. I haven't and probably won't use LSI for a color
> interior. The LSI rules for that kind of book are different. 
> 360 Digital Books has better quality and only charges color
> rates for the pages that actually have color. The disadvantage
> to using 360 is that one has to use Amazon Advantage to get the
> Amazon listing. That in turn means raising list price to cover
> the 55% discount given AA. 
>  The alternative to PDF X/1-a for covers on B/W interiors
> is to use TIFF,  TIFF makes for big files. 
> The LSI rules for color interior books are more strict than the
> rules for B/W interior books. So that is part of the problem.
> For one thing they don't list TIFF as an acceptable alternative.
> -- 
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