[scribus] Scribus export PDF/X-1a 2001 -> direct to LSI (perfect)

Richard Foley rich.inud at naktiv.net
Sat Sep 1 13:09:55 UTC 2012

I know what you mean about the naked skin - and I'm glad we don't have any
ratings to worry about in these modern times :-)

Hyphenation in the text frames? The text frames are all linked and I set up
hyphenation originally. Did I lose something when I combined the chapters into
a single file without realising it, perhaps? Sighs deeply... Can you give me an
example to chase up?

Colour profiles -> SuSe and other distros, I finally noticed that, *after* I'd

Fixing the dark PDF/X-1a display via the monitor is a good hint to have, I
should fix the description.

pdf-preflight and PDF/X is certainly worth integrating, possibly as an optional
add-on to the existing preflight tool/s in Scribus?


Richard Foley

Supporting Naked Activities


On Sat, Sep 01, 2012 at 08:02:54AM +0200, "Christoph Schäfer" wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> Let me add a few remarks.
> > It's absolutely a Scribus success story, and I've documented it here:
> > 
> >    
> > http://wiki.scribus.net/canvas/Success_stories#The_World_Naked_Bike_Ride_Book_.28160_pages_and_250_full_colour_photographs.29
> Given a discussion we had on this list a few years ago, a discussion centered
> around a tutorial that involved images of ancient Indian statues that
> displayed (horror of horrors) bare female breasts, i.e., one of the most
> natural characteristics shared by all female mammals on earth, I wonder if we
> have to add an "X-Rated" warning to the wiki front page now ;)
> On a more serious note, looking at the picture of the book, I noticed that
> you didn't apply hyphenation to your text frames, which leaves some ugly
> holes in the text -- something to consider for the next edition.
> > LSI accepted the exported PDF/X-1a without complaint, all colours are
> > printed fine, on the full colour cover, as well as throughout the entire
> > book which includes 250 photographs, logos, posters and images. For more
> > details of the actual process, you can about the entire process here:
> > 
> >     http://www.naktiv.net/books/wnbr/publishing.html
> > 
> Since you're using OpenSUSE, you don't have to download the profiles from
> Adobe's or anyone else's website, as collections of all relevant ICC profiles
> are available for download and/or 1-click install via OpenSUSE's website (and
> not just for Novell/SUSE or OpenSUSE, but other distros as well).
> "In both cases, the resulting PDF will probably appear dark and contrasty,
> this seems to be a feature of PDF/X-1a:2011."
> Not really. You need to adjust your monitor settings, activate colour
> management and also activate print emulation on screen (as described in the
> Online Manual) to have a more realistic preview of the print result.
> Finally, thanks for mentioning pdf-preflight. This looks very interesting.
> Maybe we can find someone (GSoC 2013?) to integrate the library, or parts of
> it, because pre-flight profiles (and most certainly PDF/X profiles) are
> becoming increasingly important in the printing industry. InDesign already
> supports preflight profiles, afaik.
> Cheers,
> Christoph
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