[scribus] print drivers

ugajin at talktalk.net ugajin at talktalk.net
Sun Oct 13 09:47:12 UTC 2013

You are on track. The Gutenprint driver is much as you say.
However, to say colour-managed output is irrelevant needs some qualifying.
(I was mistaken) Gimp does recognize printer bundled icc profiles (with or without Gutenberg).
But, this does not help if you want to use a custom profile on OEM and/or non OEM media.
I shall not hold my breath, but look forward to Scribus supporting colour managed output for inkjet printers, anon.

 BTW even with the Gutenprint driver, there is no support at all, for (inkjet) printer profiles in Scribus,
but at least the option values are labelled in a way that can be better understood.


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From: ""=?utf-8?Q?\"Christoph_Sch=C3=A4fer\?=
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Subject: Re: [scribus] print drivers

> Gesendet: Samstag, 12. Oktober 2013 um 11:47 Uhr
> Von: ugajin at talktalk.net
> An: scribus at lists.scribus.net
> Betreff: [scribus] print drivers
> I am running Mac OSX v10.6.8 (Snow Leopard)
> I wish to find a suitable (open source if possible) application to print high 
end image files.
> I have both Gimp v2.8.4 and Scribus v1.4.3 installed, but I cannot find a way 
to apply output icc profiles for either of these applications.
> The printer options list for Gimp and Scribus appear to be very similar, 
however . . 
> In Gimp, the values for each option are clearly labelled e.g. Media Type & 
etc. whereas
> for Scribus, the values are displayed as digits e.g. 0, 2, 14 & etc. which is 
very unhelpful.
> Any help will be appreciated.
> Thanks
> -A


Since you're on Mac OS X, install Gutenprint (http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php). 
This will give you more options than you can imagine over the quality of your 
print output. Your device is being supported by Gutenprint. 

As to Scribus's colour management settings, these are irrevelant for you because 
your device is no PostScript printer. Colour-managed output only works for PDF 
export and PostScript printers. In all other cases, Scribus will create what 
almost all printing devices expect: sRGB data. It should be the same with GIMP.

There are plans to support colour-managed printing for inkjet printers, as well 
as many other printing devices, but this isn't a priority right now. With 
Gutenprint you can adjust the print quality to the tiniest details via CUPS.



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