[scribus] CMYK problem

Bert Driehuis bertd.fpevohf.arg at taw.playbeing.com
Mon Sep 30 09:05:13 UTC 2019

Your print shop will be able to tell you what profile they accept
(mine takes Fogra39, which is for offset printing).

I've got multiple copies of the Fogra39 profile on my system. I'm not
sure where Scribus gets its profiles from, but you may want to check
that you've got these two packages installed, as they both contain the
Fogra39 profile in different forms:


I'm not a color expert so take this with a grain of salt.

With kind regards,
Bert Driehuis

On Mon, Sep 30, 2019 at 9:35 AM Rolf-Werner Eilert <rwe-sse at osnanet.de> wrote:
> Am 30.09.19 um 09:13 schrieb Peter Nermander:
> >> I made new posters and flyers as CMYK PDFs ("For Printer") and wanted to
> >> upload them to the printer shop, but in the preview the colors appear
> >> rather pale. When I make a test print here on my laser printer, same thing.
> >>
> >
> > I think someone mentioned that this is an indication that you do not use
> > the correct color profiles. When exporting to CMYK Scribus needs to convert
> > RBG colors to CMYK, and that needs to be used using a color profile.
> >
> > You probably do not have the same color profiles installed on the Ubuntu
> > machine as you had on the Suse machine.
> >
> > /Peter
> Hm, strange... I didn't realize I use profiles, I thought I would do
> without some.
> So what can I do now? I still have the old harddisk. Where are they
> stored, and can I simply copy them from there to here?
> Regards
> Rolf
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