[scribus] Color management for CreateSpace/printer color profiles
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
> 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
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
Free list of books for self-publishers:
Police Procedural and Expose: "Death Wore Black"
"Create Book Covers with Scribus"
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