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News · September 16th, 2009 ·


Install Inkscape 0.47 pre release:

Wow! This is mind blowing!

To get quadrichromical images from Inkscape, our “rock in the shoe” way is to save vectorial drawing in SVG, and import it in Scribus. To get the right colors, we recompose svg-rgb colors in scribus-cymk. It’s a fastidious work, and limitative, but it works very well. PDF we printed this way are perfect. We feared that new release of inkscape would disturb this way of proceeding. But we couldn’t believe our eyes when scribus perfectly imorted spiro curves and generated a ready-to-print PDF.


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  • 1. nitrofurano

    Sep 17, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    tried it, in hope the cmyk values would be added somehow from this recent version of Inkscape – took a look into a saved .svg file from it, and there is nothing more than an rgb value into ‘style=””‘ – and tried to try some CMYK colours from ‘Fill and Stroke’, and when clicking around RGB and CMYK tabs (or selecting and desselecting a shape using this colour), the ‘less significant’ CMY values always reaches 0 – which means you can’t play with GCR and UCR CMYK colours at all, even with those differences between ‘simple black’ (0%,0%,0%,100%) and ‘composite black’ (100%,100%,100%,100%), and people from printing know well how different are the results – as result, ‘composite black’ always becames ‘simple black’