[scribus] solid black with LSI/PDFX/Scribus and full colour interiors

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Wed Jun 13 19:39:56 UTC 2012

On Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:28:39 +0200
Richard Foley <rich.inud at naktiv.net> wrote:

> I'm trying to increase the contrast of the images which are printed
> on the full colour interior pages, printed at LSI using Scribus, by
> using a more solid black.  I've heard about using CMYK, eg;
>     C=60, M=40, Y=40, K=100
> But it's unclear to me how I would set this up under Scribus either
> prior to, or during, PDF/X-1a:2001 export. I'm thinking there's some
> kind of option I need to specify.  Perhaps this has something to do
> with the icc profile I use, (Scribus uses), for converting the images
> to CMYK during PDF export, but I'm groping.  Does anyone have any
> guidance, please?

You can set that particular color up by going to the palette, 
selecting any color, then adapting that color to what you need and 
saving it under a different name. 

You can ensure that no color exceeds the LSI limits by using the
icc profile I suggest regularly (e.g., earlier today.)

John Culleton
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