[scribus] re washed out printout

Owen rcook at pcug.org.au
Sun May 18 00:12:12 CEST 2008

> Here's another piece of data.  I installed scribus on yet
> another Windows XP system and printed the test file to a HP C5180
> inkjet printer and it worked OK.  Both printers I tried initially
> were both PostScript printers.   Could it be that there might be
> a problem with scribus sending directly to PostScript printers.
> Does anyone have a PostScript printer they can try?

I don't wish to display my ignorance of the black art of printing, but if
you look at http://www.normankoren.com/color_management_2.html it will be
apparent that there is more to printing than printers, scribus and
postscript. Profiling pays a big part.

If was my picture, for my printer, I would fiddle with the image in the
Gimp or other image manipulation program so that the result was what I

If the picture was for publication, I would give the image as is to the
printer and let them worry about producing the desired results.

If the image was for internet distribution, I wouldn't worry cause it will
end up in a 1000 incorrectly profiled monitors and printed on a thousand
different and probably incorrectly profiled printers with a 1000 different
types of paper.


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