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

Richard Foley rich.inud at naktiv.net
Thu Jun 14 14:30:44 UTC 2012

Hi Peter,

Thanks for that nugget. A fully colour calibrated workflow sounds great, but I
can't see that happening in the real world, or at least not here, right now.

Maybe the best way forward is to make some changes to the images for my test
title and see how that works out, (test prints), and keep an eye on the profile
at the same time. I have two I'm trying to proof with at the moment.


Richard Foley

Supporting Naked Activities


On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 03:02:27PM +0200, Peter Nermander wrote:
> > 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.
> The point here is that your PDF will be CMYK. If your images are RGB
> they will have to be converted to CMYK during PDF export, using the
> profile and rendering intent you have chosen.
> The profile and the rendering intent are what decides how the RGB
> black in a photo gets converted to a CMYK black.
> Adjusting the RGB images in GIMP might not give you the expeced
> result, if it is the profile and rendering intent that is the problem.
> This is what color management is about, knowing how the printed result
> will look. To get it to work you either have to make test prints or
> make sure you have a fully color calibrated workflow.
> /Peter
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