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

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Thu Jun 14 00:11:49 UTC 2012

On Wed, 13 Jun 2012 22:33:05 +0200
Richard Foley <rich.inud at naktiv.net> wrote:

> Hi John,
> Thanks for your reply.
> I'm not sure we're talking about quite the same thing. This is
> probably because I haven't explained myself properly.  I am not
> trying to set up a "rich black" spot colour which I can use for type
> or for black boxes, or something like that. I'm trying to increase
> the visual contrast of slightly "knocked back" photographs, by
> increasing the depth of black in the photograph, when printed.
> It's possible I can't actually get any more black than I've already
> got from LSI. The glossy cover, for instance, looks just fine.
> However the inside pages look a little "soft". It's might be partly
> because of the printing on to matt paper, but not being a media guru,
> I'm not entirely certain...
> So, just to clarify, I'm trying to increase the contrast of the
> images, and think this might be done by making the black, wherever
> black appears in a photograph, a bit denser. Does this make sense,
> and are we talking about the same thing here?

The tools for making black more dense are in Gimp or Krita.
Unfortunately Gimp only works in RGB color model. Krita will work
in either color model. I'll see if I can increase contrast in a
B/W graphic in Krita. Krita is a KDE tool.

John Culleton
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