[scribus] Open Source PDF pre-flight tool?

Richard Foley rich.inud at naktiv.net
Tue Jun 12 19:09:57 UTC 2012

Hi John,

I hear you.

There's a couple of things I'm trying to do with this title. Firstly, I want to
see if I can get a Scribus 1.5.0 PDF/X1-a:2001 through their pre-media checks
with the profile LSI half-heartedly recommended. For both full colour interior
and cover.

If we have issues, I'd like to take these up with the Scribus team.

Then I'd like to send the title through again, using your suggested profile for
the CMYK conversion/colour management sounds like a good idea. While we're on
the subject, might I ask if you consider your profile to give a more solid
black than the LSI (semi-recommended) one?

One step at a time :-)


Richard Foley

Supporting Naked Activities


On Tue, Jun 12, 2012 at 02:25:33PM -0400, john Culleton wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:35:16 +0200
> Richard Foley <rich.inud at naktiv.net> wrote:
> > I've created a new project/title especially to look at this.
> > 
> > Having specified the Adobe "U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2" icc colour
> > profile, recommended by LSI for colour works (if any profile). Then I
> > created two PDF/X-1a files, (exported from a single chapter and the
> > cover from the WNBR book), embedding all fonts, using Scribus 1.5.0.
> > Finally I've installed this pre-flight verifier tool, and run it
> > against the files. No errors.
> > 
> > Both files are now with the premedia team at LSI and we'll see what
> > they make of them in the next couple of days.
> > 
> > Just FYI.
> > 
> > --
> > Ciao
> > 
> > Richard Foley
> > 
> f you have a problem with color density may I suggest again the special
> icc profile with the tighter ink coverage restriction:
> http://wexfordpress.net/SWOPcoated5_240.icc
> It doesn't hurt, won't increase your taxes, and may solve a problem.
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