[scribus] Some clarifications regarding Pantone [was: making your own Pantone color list]

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Wed Sep 25 13:33:34 UTC 2013

On 09/25/2013 08:55 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 11:55 AM, Olivier Berten wrote:
>> Well... according to you, pretty much none of the palettes provided with
>> Scribus are of any practical use... I wonder why they are there... CMYK
>> numbers aren't any closer to actual color if they aren't refered to a color
>> profile...
> It was probably some early design decision :)
>> Talking about the Pantone ones, the X-Ref tool <
>> http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/color_xref.aspx> provides data in
>> L*a*b* , sRGB and (when applicable) CMYK, i.e. the same values as in
>> Adobe's palettes. So the only limitation is in Scribus which is unable to
>> deal with L*a*b* colors.
> Which is why I'm still wondering why on Earth your Scribus script is
> not helpful according to, er, was it Gregory or Christoph? Alas, the
> explanation never came.

No, I thought it was pretty cool.
As far as the issues related to coated vs uncoated papers, I would think
that many would not know what sort of paper they were going to use until
they take their job to the printer.

It also seems that whenever you're using some proprietary spot color you
would be discussing this with your printer so you truly get what you
were wanting. The more experienced are probably going to have no
problems on their own.


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