[scribus] Printing in gray

Peter Nermander peter at nermander.se
Thu Dec 11 06:32:18 UTC 2014

> My understanding is that Scribus has always been bad at printing and that
> the way to get the best results is to export your document as a .pdf file
> and let your OS print that.

As been said before: Scribus does not "print". Scribus sends plain (CMYK
someone said) postscript to the printing system, it is what the printing
system then does with that postscript that is the problem.

Someone mentioned the "alternate print command", that command can allow for
sending the postscript straight to the printer, without any printing system
messing with the data. For this to work well Scribus need to have a color
profile for the printer.

So, this goes back to the questions I wrote before:

1. What kind of data can the printer handle?

2. How do I get that kind of data from Scribus to the printer with as few
conversions as possible?

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