[scribus] [OT] True CMYK printers for Linux

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Tue Feb 12 21:13:15 UTC 2013

On Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:09:11 -0600
Patrick Noffke <patrick.noffke at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is mostly off-topic, but I was hoping some of the color
> management pros using Scribus would have come across this.
> I'm looking for a color laser printer that allows me to use it like a
> true CMYK device.  My cheap inkjet printers show up as RGB colorspace
> when I do:
> $ colormgr get-devices
> So those printers must have their own profiles built-in, and convert
> from RGB to CMYK internally.
> I want to profile my own printer, and when I print test charts and
> make a PDF with a 100% cyan, I only want to see cyan ink on the page.
> Does anyone know of Linux-friendly printers that can do this?
> I always thought Brother models were pretty good with Linux, but I'm
> not sure about this.
> If there's a better place to ask, could you please refer me?
> Thanks,
> Pat

I use an HP Color Laserjet CP1518ni and I think it meets your
spec. It is hooked up to my router and is addressed as a network
printer by Cups.
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