[scribus] Ink Coverage Preview differs from Acrobat Pro

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Wed Mar 6 23:55:44 UTC 2013

On 03/06/2013 01:32 PM, Jonathan Kreider wrote:
> Thanks to all those that helped me get the print preview working in
> Scribus....
> Now another issue.  I was hoping that the ink coverage preview facility in
> Scribus would be good enough that I wouldn't need the pre-press
> capabilities of Acrobat Pro.  However, the results Scribus gives are
> dramatically different than what Acrobat Pro gives.  Where Scribus sees
> maximum ink coverage of 160%, Acrobat sees ink coverage of 260% to 300%.
> Is this a known issue?  Am I doing something wrong?  Given Adobe's position
> in the industry, I feel that I should trust the Acrobat pro results.
> Any help would be most appreciated.

We probably need someone like Louis Desjardins to give his opinion on
the accuracy of any of these estimates.


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