[scribus] Noob question: Made business-card.sla. How to print?

Gord Caswell ve4jhj+scribus at gmail.com
Fri May 5 21:03:12 UTC 2017

On 5 May 2017 at 11:08, Gregory Pittman <gpittman at iglou.com> wrote:
> On 05/05/2017 10:53 AM, Kevin Cole wrote:
> > Hi ZASKE,
> >
> > Thanks for getting back to me.  Just the sort of answer I need...  I
> > think. And you're correct: I'm in the US. Brain-Washington, DC to be
> > precise. Now it's time to find a print shop. (I was planning to go
> > with the ubiquitous Kinko's / FedEx or Office Depot, initially, but if
> > I'm reading between the lines correctly, they may be the McDonald's
> > and Burger King's of printing: Fast, relatively cheap and with no
> > nutritional value.)
> Nothing wrong with cheap, but the question is whether they will be
> flexible and helpful. There is no reason why Scribus should not have
> adequate output for your printer's needs, it's just a question of which
> PDF version they would like.
> When I look at Office Depot's site, I can't find any link to file upload
> information -- it looks like they want you to use their templates for
> the design.
> On FedEx/Kinko's they do supply information about files. PDF version 6
> is "recommended", so it would be a matter of getting more details on
> that. They do give some specifics on document sizes and bleed sizes.
> Greg

Looking at Office Depot's site, for a "Full Color Business Card", the
following are provided as the requirements:

1. PDF is preferred, but no specific version thereof is indicated.
2. Bleed is 3.62" X 2.12"
3. Trim is 3.5" X 2"
4. Safe area is 3.3" X 1.9"
5. Vector-based images, resolution of 300dpi or higher
6. Text size of 8pt or higher
7. CMYK is expected rather than RGB - the gurus on the list can assist
with how to set that up, although color profiles are not provided that
I can find.


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