[Scribus] [scribus] HELP : Scribus and TIFF/IT format files
Tue Mar 6 13:30:34 CET 2007
On Tuesday 06 March 2007, william f. maddock wrote:
> On Mar 6, 2007, at 3:44 AM, Louis Desjardins wrote:
> > 2007/3/6, Arnaud Talaia <arnaud.talaia at biogestion.ch>:
> >> Hi everybody,
> >> a french magazin editor asks me to send him?my add in? the
> >> TIFF/IT-P1 format (which seems to become a big runner for
> >> editors since that format has been certified ISO and is
> >> supported by the Secogif..). After a little bit of surfing
> >> around on the Net, I gather that the programs used to produce
> >> those files are very expensive, and as a very small company, we
> >> will not be able to afford it.
> >> Does anyone know if there is a way to produce this TIFF/IT
> >> format directly from Scribus (I'm on Scribus 188.8.131.52 for Windows
> >> XP) or from any other freeware??Will I have to?ask a?specialist,
> >> those we call "photograveur" in french (don't know the name in
> >> english), which will add to the cost..
> > Bonjour Arnaud,
> > As far as I know, there is no such tool in the FLOSS world
> > (yet!). You will have to go to a prepress house that can do that
> > (make sure they can handle you a TIFF/IT-P1). I don't know the
> > prices in France for this kind of work but imo this will fall
> > into the category of minimum charge because you only have one ad,
> > as I understand.
> > There is currently no way to produce a TIFF/IT-P1 file from
> > Scribus (or a P1, as we say!). Nor is it possible from any DTP
> > app I know. Producing such file requires a RIP (raster image
> > processor) that will rasterize your file at a high resolution.
> > That is, typically, turn it from an editable format to a
> > non-editable one. Or if you prefer, to make a digital film out of
> > it.
> > Your extra cost will depend on the size of your ad. Price can be
> > separated in 3.
> > 1) ripping and producing the TIFF/IT file
> > 2) getting a good digital proof out of this file (contract proof)
> > 3) physical support (a letter size TIFF/IT made out of a 4-color
> > document is around 40 MB)
> > You could propose to send a PDF file instead of a P1. This can be
> > done with Scribus. You'd have to proof your file and make sure it
> > has the fonts embedded. If they don't want a PDF, then you'll
> > have no other choice than going to a service bureau (a
> > photograveur) to have this file done for you.
> Couldn't the same thing be accomplished by scribus in combination
> with GIMP? Produce the postscript from scribus, import that into
> GIMP, then GIMP might be able to output the P1 (I'm not sure of
> that, of course).
TIFF/IT is a special recipe and requires CMYK support.
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