[scribus] Dot Gain

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Wed Feb 8 00:27:49 UTC 2017

On 02/07/2017 07:16 PM, Gregory Pittman wrote:
> On 02/07/2017 04:32 PM, David Burleigh wrote:
>> Do you mean modifying the pdf before burning the plate? Somehow in
>> InDesign there is a provision for compensating for the expected dot
>> gain. I've never used InDesign, and never will, but the co-workers I'm
>> trying to win over to Scribus see this lack of pre-press features as a
>> fatal flaw.
> Try this:
> In Document Settings, look at the PDF Export tab. Under the Color tab,
> select Printer for Output. Now you should have access to Custom
> Rendering farther down the tab - check Use Custom Rendering, and its
> settings will be available. For reducing dot gain, you probably want to
> reduce the Frequency setting (how much, I don't know), but perhaps leave
> the other settings unchanged.

These settings are present in the PDF Export dialog as well. I've never
needed this, and I don't have a way of checking the output as far as dot


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