[scribus] Color management for CreateSpace/printer color profiles

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Thu Sep 20 14:31:38 UTC 2012

On Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:14:41 -0400
Jerry Halberstadt <subscriber at newtechpub.com> wrote:

> Does anyone know or have an educated guess what equipment CreateSpace 
> uses for a color book interior and what is the printer color
> management profile to use?
> CreateSpace cannot or will not reveal the technical information
> needed to manage color for a book interior. All I can learn from
> CreateSpace (after a series of queries to support) is that they use
> digital printers and I should work in CMYK.
> I would like to control the appearance of color photographs AND the 
> color of display typography. I use Lightroom 3.6 and Photoshop or
> Gimp for managing and preparing photos, the color space is Adobe RGB. 
> Lightroom can set an ICC/ICM profile to print photos, perhaps others 
> profile types, but needs a file with the printer info.
> Scribus allows me to enter the color management profile of the target 
> printer.
> What is a proven workflow? Do I convert all the photos to CMYK, and 
> which program should I use? Or do I work in RGB and rely on Scribus
> for the conversion?
> Thanks in advance!
I rely on Scribus to do the conversion for cover art. No problems
so far. 

LSI is changing color presses. Createspace may be doing the same.
But unless you require distribution via Amazon I would suggest
360 Digital Books for color work. They have advanced presses. And
they give person-to-person support, something Createspace

John Culleton
Free list of books for self-publishers:
Police Procedural and Expose: "Death Wore Black"
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"

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