[Scribus] Re : Re: [scribus] HELP : Scribus and TIFF/IT format files

Plinnell mrdocs
Tue Mar 6 13:36:12 CET 2007

On Tuesday 06 March 2007, Arnaud Talaia wrote:
> <P>Thanks so much Louis for your throrough reply :-)</P>
> <P>In between I have asked the editor if it was not possible for me
> to send them a PDF 1.3 or X-3 instead and, indeed we could agree
> upon it.. Now, that's what I call good news ! But thanx all the
> same.</P> <P>Yet, it seems I'm&nbsp;only able to produce PDF 1.3,
> 1.4 or 1.5. Scribus does not allow me to click on PDF X-3 option
> (at the far end of the window, the option shows in grey..). Is
> there something I need to click on beforehand to make it available
> ?</P> <P>Merci, </P>
> <P>Arnaud</P>
> <P>PS. by the way, what does HTH means&nbsp;at the end of your
> mail, Louis&nbsp;?</P> <P><BR><BR>-----Message d'origine-----<BR>De
> : "Louis Desjardins" &lt;louis.desjardins at gmail.com&gt;<BR>Envoy?
> 06/03/2007 10:44:22<BR>A : scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de<BR>Objet :
> Re: [Scribus] [scribus] HELP : Scribus and TIFF/IT format
> files<BR><BR>2007/3/6, Arnaud Talaia &lt;<A
> href="mailto:arnaud.talaia at biogestion.ch">arnaud.talaia at biogestion.
>ch</A>&gt;:</P> <DIV><SPAN class=gmail_quote></SPAN>
> <BLOCKQUOTE class=gmail_quote style="PADDING-LEFT: 1ex; MARGIN: 0pt
> 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; BORDER-LEFT: rgb(204,204,204) 1px solid"> <P>Hi
> everybody, </P>
> <P>a french magazin editor asks me to send him&nbsp;my add in&nbsp;
> 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. </P> <P>Does anyone know if there is a way to produce
> this TIFF/IT format directly from Scribus (I'm on Scribus <A
> onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)"
> href="" target=_blank></A> for Windows XP) or
> from any other freeware?&nbsp;Will I have to&nbsp;ask
> a&nbsp;specialist, those we call "photograveur" in french (don't
> know the name in english), which will add to the cost..&nbsp;
> </P></BLOCKQUOTE> <DIV><BR>Bonjour Arnaud,<BR><BR>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. <BR><BR>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. <BR><BR>Your extra cost
> will depend on the size of your ad. Price can be separated in
> 3.<BR>1) ripping and producing the TIFF/IT file<BR>2) getting a
> good digital proof out of this file (contract proof)<BR>3) physical
> support (a letter size TIFF/IT made out of a 4-color document is
> around 40 MB) <BR><BR></DIV>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.
> <BR><BR>HTH<BR><BR>Louis<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE class=gmail_quote
> style="PADDING-LEFT: 1ex; MARGIN: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; BORDER-LEFT:
> rgb(204,204,204) 1px solid"> <P>Thank you for any tipp, link,
> programs,&nbsp;voodoo spells..&nbsp;</P> <P>Arnaudlimit</P>
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