[scribus] re washed out printout

Terry Todd tlt at badger.tltodd.com
Thu May 8 23:20:16 CEST 2008

The main printer I am using is a Xerox Phaser 8560 with 4 solid
ink CMYK colors.  At first I though the problem might be with the
printer.  That's why I tried a totally different printer.  Same
result.  I tried a Windows XP instead of FreeBSD and same result.

The problem seems to be all pointing at Scribus.

Terry Todd

On Thu, May 08, 2008 at 08:10:26AM -0700, S B wrote:
> Interesting you should say that.  I use HP inkjets as well, and I also use a
> Xerox Phaser (solid ink); the Xerox prints exactly what's on screen, my one
> inkjet does not, and the other is as yet untested; I don't think it's
> something wrong with the printer, because everything else prints fine.  The
> "color management" suggestion is one I'll try, but all I can say is,
> "What?" when it happens (grays are pink, yellows are some weird shade of
> gray, etc.); it's almost as if I had given my printer too much to drink, and
> that's how it's seeing things. Now what's truly funny is that MS Publisher
> files print fine.  That IS weird.
> Steve Bradley
> On Wed, May 7, 2008 at 10:07 PM, darryl <dnbarg at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> > Hi Terry,
> >
> > It's likely that your printers, certainly the HP (if it's an inkjet), are
> > designed as RGB printers.  If you're seeing your images look a little washed
> > out on the screen as well, it's likely because you have colour management
> > turned on. Rather than mucking with the settings, turn it off entirely by
> > deselecting that main checkbox on the color management document setup page.
> >
> > The reason the pdf works is that the default pdf export is in RGB colour
> > space.
> >
> > The whole colour management thing is still a third water mystery to me. I
> > keep thinking I should be able to work in RGB easily with the right
> > management setting, but I haven't figured it out yet.  I haven't used
> > Scribus to go to a commercial, offset printer yet, so it's all been fine
> > when I turn colour management off.  I know, this doesn't sound like the wise
> > answer, but it's been functional so far.
> >
> > darryl
> >
> >
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