[scribus] PDF Colour separations
John at wexfordpress.com
Wed May 23 18:59:04 UTC 2012
On Wed, 23 May 2012 12:24:39 -0600
Frank Cox <melville.theatre at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 May 2012 19:18:30 +0200
> Flem wrote:
> > I don't get how you print your plates? Do you have to go
> > wiyh a PDF file or can't you directly print the plate with
> > the ps file?
> I have to impose the pages to get them onto the plates.
> > What kind of RIP are you using?
> I do the whole thing (imposition and RIP) with ghostscript, pdftk,
> psnup and ps2pdf, plus a little driver program that I wrote to count
> pages and do the donkey work.
> > Apart from that, have you tried to outline all these poor
> > fonts? Maybe GhostScript wouldn't blow up then?
> I was just discussing that option with the folks who lay out the
> paper. They said that while it's something that they could do if
> they really have to, it really slows Scribus down.
> Since the only colour is on the front page, I'm thinking about a
> scheme to do the plate layout in two pieces, the front page and
> everything else. Then I just have to attach the front page to the
> back page on a plate layout at the end of the process.
Have you tried:
1. Save Scribus file as tiff.
2. Separate tiff file into plates using Gimp.
Haven't played this game myself but it might be worth trying.
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